The emerging world of luxury devices---enter the Apple Watch Edition---means no lines, VIP phone support and private service. But there's an absurdity to it given the technology won't hold value over time.
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Forrester's latest wave on the CRM sector keeps the big guns as leaders, but acknowledges that specialized players abound. In other words, CRM remains a mature yet bloated market.
The two companies plan to develop a new generation of data, analytics, cloud and business solutions.
The San Jose, Calif.-based company produces CMOS-based programmable logic devices and related development software.
Google and Johnson & Johnson will be collaborating on the development of surgical robots intended for assistance in operating rooms.
Slack has become somewhat of a tech startup darling in the race to revolutionize email (again) since launching a few years back.
Windows is the number one desktop operating system by a wide margin, but you might be surprised at number two and three.
Workplace training and education have often been sedentary practices, practically chaining would-be students to their desks as videos and quizzes go on and on.
SEC Chair Mary Jo White posited the new rules provide entrepreneurs with a more "workable path" in raising money and attracting investors.
We're adding a few writers to our ZDNet lineup beginning April 1 and expanding our coverage into the intersection of robotics and business.
The floodgates are now open for UK users to sue Google over privacy violations caused by tracking cookies.
BlackBerry's turnaround remains a work in progress, but the company has more than enough capital to see it through. The company does need to stabilize revenue.
Oracle, VCE and Cisco dominated the standards as integrated system sales surged in the fourth quarter and 2014.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge has a tapered edge screen that could be nirvana for notifications. Enterprise developers, however, need to develop notifications that mean business.
On the financial side of the spectrum, Yahoo's board also approved a new multi-billion stock buyback program.