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It's just one feature. How long could it take?

Programmer pilot fish gets a deskside visit from one of his company's big bosses, who has a very specific request: a brand-new feature, added to a big software product -- and ready to install in two weeks.

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BlueJeans teams with Dolby for teleconference audio clarity

BlueJeans customers will be getting improved call quality, thanks to a new partnership the company unveiled Tuesday with Dolby.

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Amazon Connect brings contact centers to AWS

Although cloud-based contact center software is still an emerging market, Amazon today introduced Connect, its take on this industry, hosted in the AWS cloud. The move represents AWS’s continued march into the enterprise...

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Excel for Windows finally gets real-time collaboration

People working on Excel spreadsheets will be able to do so live from Microsoft’s app for Windows. Microsoft launched a beta update for the app’s real-time co-authoring feature, allowing testers to collaborate with one another on the...

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While Microsoft stacks the cloud, Google readies its next play

The battle for cloud-based enterprise productivity and back office apps is heating up. While the majority of companies will spend many years (if ever) before they are fully divested of on-premises solutions, that's not stopping an...

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HelpSocial looks to broaden who 'does' an enterprise's social media

Is per-seat pricing limiting the impact that social customer service can have?

New horizons in data appreciation

Pilot fish is working for a defense contractor when he gets the job of creating reports to break down company spending -- and for a very specific purpose.

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Apple releases iOS 10.3; adds Find My AirPods, new Apple File System

After five beta releases, iOS 10.3 is finally ready for the masses.

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Skype for Business admins gets tool to diagnose call problems

IT administrators managing a fleet of Skype for Business users will have an easier time of diagnosing and fixing problems that may arise for them. Microsoft unveiled the beta of a new Call Analytics Dashboard, which is supposed to...

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40% off TurboTax Deluxe 2016 Tax Software Federal & State - Deal Alert

No Tax Knowledge Needed. TurboTax will ask you easy questions to get to know you and fill in all the right tax forms for you. And TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation—it will search for the deductions and credits you deserve,...

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6 useful R functions you might not know

One of the best way to find cool, new-to-you R code is to see what other useRs have uncovered. So, I'm sharing a few of mine.

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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.

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Great plan, Twitter: ‘Let’s resurrect an old outdated app and make people pay for it’

This is not going to work. TweetDeck is kind of dead.

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Look before you leap: 4 hard truths about IoT

The internet of things still looks promising, with forecasts for billions of devices to solve all sorts of problems. But as promising as the technology is, it has shortcomings.

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The goal of a new machine

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is exhibiting a key element of The Machine, its testbed for making computing memory-centric, at the Cebit trade show.

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Atlassian moves to integrate its Trello acquisition

Fast charging Aussie developer tool company Atlassian made news when it acquired Trello a couple of months ago. Today they’re pulling the trigger on some product synergies.

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Trello connects to HipChat, BitBucket, Jira and Confluence

Trello is getting hooked into the entire Atlassian ecosystem with a series of integrations unveiled Wednesday. The new “power-ups” for the project management software connect it with BitBucket, Jira, HipChat and Confluence, to help...

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Rust, React, JavaScript and Python top Stack Overflow survey

The programming community's survey also finds that many developers are newcomers to the field

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3D web content could get a lift from DirectX, Apple's Metal and Vulkan

One of the big problems in gaming is incompatibility. A game written for Windows and DirectX won't work on Macs or Android devices. Vulkan games work on Android, but not on Apple devices, which has its own Metal API.

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