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What you need to know about the metaverse office of the future

Yes, the vast array of technologies that fall under the “metaverse” umbrella will come to the workplace. But, no, we will not work in the metaverse.


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Tech hiring enters the Big Freeze

A growing number of tech companies are starting to put the brakes on hiring, but is now the time for them to be stepping back from investing in talent?

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Real Messenger: The birth of an industry-centric social network?

One of the problems with social networks is that they tend to be broad and unfocused, which isn't ideal for business. That's why Real Messenger might be onto something.

Cookie conundrum: The loss of third-party trackers could diminish your privacy

Web giants who have been advocating for an end to a nearly 30-year-old technology that follows you around the internet may be motivated more by profit than altruism.

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Google, others adding office space in anticipation of the great return

In an about-face from early in the pandemic, companies are buying and leasing more office space in anticipation of workers returning to their desks — at least on some days. But these spaces could look dramatically different than the...

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For Gen Z, bank accounts and cash are out, mobile wallets are in

Even as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is saying a digital dollar could become as trusted as cash, surveys of Gen Z and Millennials show they're already well on their way to accepting crypto for purchases and investments. The shift...

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EU targets big tech with new Digital Markets Act

The European Union wants to tackle issues of interoperability, data access and vendor self-preference with its landmark DMA legislation.

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Microsoft becomes latest tech firm to suspend sales in Russia

Microsoft, saying it's "horrified, angered and saddened" by the attack on Ukraine, has joined other tech product and services vendors in suspending sales in Russia. Google, however, will continue to provide some services inside Russia....

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After the SWIFT ban, can Russia find other routes for its money — including crypto?

Russia is exploring a myriad of ways to reroute its currency after the US and European nations imposed financial sanctions on the country for invading Ukraine; the sanctions include a ban from the SWIFT financial messaging network.

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Apple v. Facebook gets a lot less virtual with Meta

Even in a virtual world, trust is the currency you need for success. How will it go with Apple versus Meta?

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Facebook smart glasses and some lessons for Apple

Facebook grabbed some attention this week with its first smart glasses. Are there lessons here for Apple, which is thought to be working on its own smart spectacles?

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Facebook promises immersive VR meetings with Horizon Workrooms

Virtual reality meetings have yet to live up to their potential, but Facebook says its VR environment will improve on video calls for team collaboration.

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At Virgin Atlantic, Facebook Workplace evolves into a key productivity tool

The airline saw a large increase in use as employees sought corporate updates during the pandemic; now the enterprise social network is helping the company rev up operations again.

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Facebook's Workplace gets ‘Plugins,’ new app integrations

As the company now pegs the number of paid Workplace users at 7 million, an analyst sees Facebook’s growing focus on integration as important to continued enterprise uptake.

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Google Workspace targets front-line workers with new tier

The company’s core Workspace software suite, once known as G Suite, will also get new time management and productivity tracking features for remote workers.

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Excel 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most popular commands on the Ribbon in Excel 2016 and 2019 for Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

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PowerPoint 2016 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most useful commands on the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

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Best Places to Work in IT archives, 1994 to 2018

See 25 years of Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT lists in an easy-to-sort spreadsheet.

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Download the 2018 Best Places to Work in IT special report

Our 25th annual report highlights 100 top organizations across the country that attract skilled tech professionals by offering robust salaries, stellar benefits, and flexible, fast-paced work environments.

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