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Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

Harvard Business School

Like It Or Not: Court Rules That “Liking” on Facebook Is Protected By First Amendment

It’s hard to remember a pre-“liking” era, no? A time when you actually had to <i>call up</i> your friend to congratulate her on her engagement? A life that wasn’t consumed with questions such as “What does it <i>mean</i> that my ex-boyfriend ‘liked’ my new profile picture?” or “How the hell did <i>Vicky’s</i>‘I just …

Facebook 'likes' are protected free speech, says court

In 2009, Sheriff BJ Roberts was struggling for re-election. Adding insult to injury, when he went to his opponent's page on Facebook, he found that six of his deputies had "liked" the page, signing on to the campaign to remove him from office. After he won reelection, he held a grudge and fired all …

Forget big data — let’s talk about all data

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Matt Quinn, CTO of TIBCO.</i><p>We constantly hear people talking about big data as a monstrous mess. They usually describe it as a difficult problem to tackle, as though big data itself has a beginning and an end, or a neat solution. I’ve been to many conferences in the …