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SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

U. of Southern Maine students practice cybersecurity skills in "virtual town"

8/28/2014

  • Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

The University of Southern Maine is inaugurating a new cybersecurity incubator designed to train the next generation of security professionals and facilitate the development of new technologies for ne… Read More

Application Developers SmartBrief

News and information for app developers

Application Developers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Application Developers Alliance

Google debuts local ads for desktop, updates Shopping options

8/28/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • Advertising Age (free access for SmartBrief readers)

Google has rolled out local inventory ads, a feature previously only available for mobile, to desktop search. Google also modified its Shopping feature to allow merchants to highlight products to refl… Read More

CompTIA SmartBrief

News for IT industry professionals

CompTIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Computing Technology Industry Association

Microsoft CEO reportedly will go to China

8/28/2014

  • Reuters

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reportedly will visit China, where the company faces an investigation regarding possible violation of anti-monopoly laws. Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Poll: Mobile devices, flipped instruction popular instructional tools

8/28/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

More than half of respondents to a recent SmartBrief on Education poll said they planned to use mobile devices and flipped instruction in the classroom this year, while slightly less said they were us… Read More

SIIA Software SmartBrief

News for software and services professionals

SIIA Software SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Software Information Industry Association

IBM places Watson in the cloud

8/28/2014

  • Computerworld

IBM says researchers can now access its Watson computer through a cloud service. The machine responds to natural-language inquiries, making it easier to search its vast databases, the company says. "D… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Cyient

Verizon exec sees consensus on need to revamp telecom act

8/21/2014

  • Multichannel News

Policy differences aside, telecom industry stakeholders generally agree that the 1996 Telecommunications Act needs to be updated, Verizon Executive Vice President Craig Silliman told a tech conference… Read More

ATMAE SmartBrief

Technology, management, and applied engineering news

ATMAE SmartBrief

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

Know your priorities, says Guidepost CEO

8/26/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The best leaders identify and focus on their most important goals, says Julie Myers Wood, CEO of Guidepost Solutions. "When you go into an agency or a company, there are a million things you could fix… Read More