Software & IT Services

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

British supermarket turns rotting food into power

7/23/2014

  • Popular Science

A British supermarket chain has devised an innovative use for groceries that go bad before they are sold: let them rot and use the gasses as a sustainable energy source. The Sainsbury chain will feed … Read More

Application Developers SmartBrief

News and information for app developers

Application Developers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Application Developers Alliance

Amazon ventures into mobile wallets

7/22/2014

  • TechCrunch

Amazon is offering a stripped-down version of a mobile wallet, capable of storing gift and loyalty cards but not credit or debit cards or the capability to make mobile payments. Amazon Wallet's websit… Read More

CompTIA SmartBrief

News for IT industry professionals

CompTIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Computing Technology Industry Association

9/11 Commission pushes for cybersecurity improvements

7/23/2014

  • Hill, The
  • Federal Computer Week

A 9/11 Commission report cites gaps in U.S. cybersecurity systems, and says legislation is necessary to encourage companies to share cyberthreat information to prevent future attacks. Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

N.C. district hires firm to scan students' social media

7/23/2014

  • Sylva Herald (N.C.), The

Beginning in the fall, a North Carolina school district will launch a pilot program in which it will review students' posts on social media to search for threats of bullying, violence and illegal acti… Read More

SIIA Software SmartBrief

News for software and services professionals

SIIA Software SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Software Information Industry Association

Arrests expected in StubHub cyberthefts

7/23/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters
  • Boston Herald

Cyberthieves breached the accounts of more than 1,000 StubHub customers, using stolen logins and passwords to buy event tickets on the website, the company says. Arrests in the case may be announced a… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Chip would enable e-money functions on wearables

7/20/2014

  • CIO.com

A Sony unit is modifying its smart-card chip for wearable devices. The chip would allow users to make contactless e-payments or gain access to restricted areas. Read More

ATMAE SmartBrief

Technology, management, and applied engineering news

ATMAE SmartBrief

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

The 6 hours a week that are critical to your career

7/21/2014

  • Fast Track, The

The ideal amount of time to spend with your boss is six hours per week, says Mark Murphy, founder and CEO of Leadership IQ. "Task-oriented" bosses are more willing to spend time with workers who come … Read More