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NASA video captures breathtaking 'canyon of fire' on surface of the Sun

The Sun may make life possible here on Earth, but make no mistake: it's one inhospitable place. If you needed any reminder of that, NASA's released a video compiled from satellite data to show the Sun's most recent coronal mass ejection, a visually-stunning event that sent a 200,000 mile-long …

The Building Blocks of Successful Corporate IT

The job of Chief Information Officer has never exactly been easy. But massive disruptions in business models, technology, and the work force have been throwing up massive new challenges for CIOs and other technology leaders.<p>Their organizations face disruption from both traditional and …

Consumers Still Buying Tons of Older iPhones

Apple’s iPhone sales for the second calendar quarter of 2013 were pretty much evenly split between the iPhone 5 and its two precursors — the iPhone 4 …

IT Cannot Be Only the CIO’s Responsibility

IT is not something that can be managed from a box on the organizational chart. Unfortunately, this is not the view in most C-suites. Just look at what most do: They appoint a CIO and give him or her a budget and a mandate to get on with it! Why? As one CEO said to us: “I just want to forget about …

One Microsoft. Four Ways to Integrate Fiefdoms.

One Ford. One Apple. Now one Microsoft. Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled a restructuring designed to unite the organization behind a single strategy and create high-value experiences for their customers.<p>Many more organizational structure changes are likely to come. Why? Because …

Everything you need to know about PRISM

Since September 11th, 2001, the United States government has dramatically increased the ability of its intelligence agencies to collect and investigate information on both foreign subjects and US citizens. Some of these surveillance programs, including a secret program called PRISM, capture the …

July 2013

NSA surveillance is an attack on American citizens, says Noam Chomsky

The actions of the US government in spying on its and other countries' citizens have been sharply criticised by Noam Chomsky, the prominent political …

Apple debuts iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, and new Macs: everything you need to know

This year’s WWDC may have started off slow with a nondescript app demo from third-party developer Anki, but the typical barrage of news started soon enough, with major updates to both iOS and OS X only representing part of the press conference. Both operating systems have abandoned nearly all signs …

How CIOs Can Change the Game

The findings are sobering: almost half of CEOs view their CIOs as out of step with the business and about the same percentage think IT should be a commodity service, purchased as needed. We tackled this thorny issue in a webinar sponsored by the Harvard Business Review, Dell, and CIO.com called …

CIOs Struggle with the Great Talent Hunt

Over a two-year period, Bill Weeks saw 70 percent of his development team at SquareTwo Financial walk out the door. More than half of them left on …

Management

The Perils of Going to Mars Include Radiation

Better spaceship protection will be needed to keep astronauts safe.<p><b>The challenge of keeping astronauts safe from hazardous radiation if and when they travel to and from Mars in the decades ahead will be daunting and unpredictable, according to the first ever measurements of the high-energy</b> …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

Watch a Continent-Sized Hurricane Whip Around Saturn’s North Pole

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.29.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:36 pm. 1:36 pm<p>Scientists have gotten their first close-up …

It’s Time to Kill the ‘Apple Doesn’t Innovate’ Argument

There’s an argument in the platform wars, and also on Wall Street, that goes something like this: “Apple doesn’t innovate anymore. It moves too slowly, and is being taken over by more nimble, more innovative rivals.”<p>Any success Apple has is the result of slick marketing, rather than the newest …

Apple

Grad School May Not Be the Best Way to Spend $100,000

Over the past decade, I’ve taught hundreds of executive education, MBA, and undergraduate students at half a dozen top universities. To put it mildly, I’m a believer in the importance of higher education and graduate studies. But I’m also concerned that some executives view grad school as a panacea …

Safari’s mobile browser market share lead increases past 61 percent in March

According to the latest data from Net Applications for the month of March, Apple is steadily increasing its lead for mobile browser share over Android and many other platforms with Safari capturing 61.79-percent of mobile browser web traffic during the month. That’s a nice jump up from the …

Africa’s Mysterious “Fairy Circles” Explained

Changing Planet<p><b>Fairy circles—circular patches of bare soil surrounded by a ring of grass—have long mystified scientists.</b><p>Found mainly in the grasslands of southern Africa, the oddly shaped formations can grow to more than 65 feet (20 meters) wide, but no one knew what caused them. Now, perhaps …

The most incredible pictures of every planet in our solar system

Each and every planet—and one dwarf planet—in our solar system, represented with the single best image ever taken of it. Say hello to our neighbors.<p>Updated:<p>Captured with NASA's Messenger spacecraft in 2011, this image of Mercury shows the tiny, hot planet's many craters, named after writers, …

Android And Windows Phone Gain, BlackBerry Loses In Smartphone OS Share According To Kantar

The big winners in the three-month period ending in February in terms of smartphone share globally and in the U.S. were Android and Windows Phone, according to Kantar Worldpanel, with BlackBerry experiencing significant declines in consumer interest and iOS remaining fairly level in most markets. …