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SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Rare "Blood Moon" inaugurates tetrad of lunar eclipses

4/15/2014

  • CNN
  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Stargazers were treated to a relatively rare celestial event Monday night when the Earth's shadow passed across the moon in a total eclipse known as a "Blood Moon." The lunar eclipse, the first of fou… Read More

Application Developers SmartBrief

News and information for app developers

Application Developers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Application Developers Alliance

Beamly TV app hopes to engage TV fans 24/7

4/15/2014

  • Variety

The television application Zeebox has changed its name to Beamly and modified its concept from live-TV interactions to include around-the-clock social interactions specific to TV watching. "People's e… Read More

CompTIA SmartBrief

News for IT industry professionals

CompTIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Computing Technology Industry Association

Samsung: Marketing strategy fueled turnaround

4/14/2014

  • CNET
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Samsung Electronics competed effectively with Apple's iPhone largely because of a new marketing strategy and differentiated products, rather than by copying Apple's technology, Dale Sohn, the former h… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Digital microstories engage students in common core lessons

4/14/2014

  • MiddleWeb

The transition to Common Core State Standards has brought a renewed focus on so-called close reading, and educators Michael Fisher and Danielle Hardt make the case for using "digital microstories" to … Read More

SIIA Software SmartBrief

News for software and services professionals

SIIA Software SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Software Information Industry Association

Google refreshes Glass with "KitKat" Android, halts video calls

4/15/2014

  • ZDNet
  • Computerworld

Google Glass is being refreshed with Android 4.4 "KitKat," and Google said it is temporarily pausing the wearable computer's capability for video calls. Early adopters, known as Explorers, weren't mak… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Infotech Enterprises

Social media trumps the resume as a go-to source for tech recruitment

4/11/2014

  • BusinessNewsDaily.com

Companies looking for tech talent are turning to social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter to identify professionals with the skills they require, Nicole Fallon writes. The creators of HiringSol… Read More

ATMAE SmartBrief

Technology, management, and applied engineering news

ATMAE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

How states are looking to boost workforce participation

4/8/2014

  • Stateline

The labor participation rate has decreased to its lowest level since 1978, spurring many states to pass legislation and implement programs aimed at addressing the problem. Public-private partnership, … Read More