Software & IT Services

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Korean baseball fans invited to cheer remotely

7/28/2014

  • Popular Science
  • BBC

A perpetually losing Korean baseball team is hoping to inspire more cheering fans to turn up for its games by enabling them to do so from the comfort of their homes. The Hanwha Eagles are filling part… Read More

Application Developers SmartBrief

News and information for app developers

Application Developers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Application Developers Alliance

Direct Sponsored Updates seen as a major LinkedIn upgrade

7/25/2014

  • Adweek

LinkedIn launched Direct Sponsored Updates on Thursday, allowing businesses to tailor paid messages to specific audiences in a manner similar to Facebook targeting for promoted posts. The feature was … Read More

CompTIA SmartBrief

News for IT industry professionals

CompTIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Computing Technology Industry Association

Apple-IBM deal is no threat, BlackBerry and Dell execs say

7/27/2014

  • Reuters
  • Bloomberg Businessweek

BlackBerry CEO John Chen and a Dell executive each say Apple's deal with IBM is no threat to their businesses. In a separate interview, Chen said BlackBerry has no pending offers to buy the company. Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Student: Social media decorum for high-school grads

7/25/2014

  • Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), The

In this commentary, college student and editorial intern Leah Polakoff reveals some ways in which students' social media use should change when they graduate from high school. Among other things, she … Read More

SIIA Software SmartBrief

News for software and services professionals

SIIA Software SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Software Information Industry Association

Google has deal for $1B acquisition of Twitch, sources say

7/28/2014

  • VAR Guy, The

Twitch, a website that live-streams video games, will be purchased by Google for $1 billion, sources say. The deal has been rumored since May, including talk of Google adding Twitch to YouTube. Google… 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

Study: Technology has increasingly polarized our workforce

7/23/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Americans are finding fewer "midwage" jobs in positions such as manufacturing and sales thanks to a wave of technological innovation, which has led to a gradual polarization of the workforce, a new re… Read More