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Predicting the future: Customer-driven innovation

Predicting the future: Customer-driven innovation

It's a common joke that science fiction technology has consistently predicted real innovation. What once seemed miraculous is now ubiquitous. But why are some ideas chosen above others?

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Facebook sees challenges in sharing threat data with U.S.

Facebook's new platform for sharing information about security threats is gaining ground, but the idea of passing that information along to law enforcement officials is "fraught with challenges."

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How to prepare for your digital afterlife

Facebook will let users set up a "legacy contact" who can manage a person's social account when they die. But what happens with the other major social networks?

Newsweek Twitter hack is a sign of the times

The Twitter accounts of two more companies -- Newsweek and the International Business Times -- were compromised on Tuesday.

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Twitter says it lost 4M users because of Apple iOS 8

Twitter lost four million users last quarter because of Apple's roll-out of iOS 8, Twitter executives said Thursday.

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Jive targets distributed workforces with new communication apps

Three new workforce communications apps are on the way from Jive Software as part of a suite targeting globally dispersed workforces that are smaller than the large organizations that have been Jive's mainstay so far.

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Twitter eyes a smoother on-ramp for new users

Twitter, hungry for growth, is trying to make it easier for new users to find value in its service.

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Now on CIO: Why IT should be skeptical of 'Facebook at Work'

Facebook wants to move into the busy enterprise social market, but its plans raise a number of important questions and concerns for IT.

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White House uses social media to amplify Obama's big speech

The White House updated its social media efforts in an effort to control the messages coming out of the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

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Facebook takes on the enterprise with new social network

Facebook is beginning a pilot test of a desktop service and mobile app for what's being dubbed Facebook at Work, an enterprise-level social and collaborative network for the workplace.

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Yes, U.S. workers still need email

The end of email has been foretold many times, but U.S. workers can't seem to get rid of it.

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12 life-changing social media resolutions

Want to transform your online social media life? Here's how.

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Zuck despises Dislike button (but does Facebook HATE you?)

Updated: We dislike this. Town Hall meeting exposes 'social' company's greed and disdain for users: Mark Zuckerberg -- currently worth $34 billion -- continues to brush off user suggestions. The best he could say was that Facebook...

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Facebook adds post searching

Facebook has added significant smarts to its search functionality, letting users track down posts previously shared with them.

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Facebook's privacy blunders may trip up potential enterprise push

If Facebook launches a social network for the workplace, CIOs will have to decide whether they can get past the company's history of privacy issues.

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Microsoft struts YouTube-style video streaming for enterprises

Microsoft has unveiled Office 365 Video, a YouTube-like streaming service where enterprises and large organizations can post in-house video content for communication and training.

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IBM's new enterprise email aims to organize your day

IBM Verse, formerly called Mail Next, fuses e-mails with collaboration and analysis tools

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Facebook may be building social network for the enterprise

Facebook may be expanding from a social website where users share photos of their favorite sandwiches and pets, to a network focused on business users.

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