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Work Ethic 2.0: Attention Control

The industrial revolution didn't arise out of nowhere, and...

Why Social Media is Killing (Bad) TV News

As the shameless co-opting of social media by cable...

Why You Will Use a Tablet Some Day

Resistance is futile. Despite your initial reactions to the...

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Where’s Microsoft’s Enterprise Tablet Offering?

Microsoft is beginning to bear a disturbing resemblance to the IBM of 25 years ago. After years of dominance, it's missing one opportunity after another as new markets come and leave Microsoft behind. It's...

If You’re Online, You’re Working for Google

Google's made billions off its search and advertising business, providing the online masses with the roadmap and tools they need to navigate the Internet. Everything from e-mail and directions to news feeds and free...

Why We Need a Real iPad Killer, Fast

Apple has proven that once it takes root in a market, it's incredibly difficult to uproot. Countless contenders to the iPod have come and gone and iPod still has more than 70 percent of...

Is Google About to Get Lawyerbombed?

Google and Microsoft are about to have one more thing in common: getting bombarded by lawsuits. An old nemesis of Microsoft is now after Google, making many legal demands that were made against Microsoft,...

iPad is Coming to Enterprises, Like it or Not

Very few companies had official policies in favor of the iPhone, and look how many ended up in business settings. If you think things will be any different with the iPad, you haven't been...

Is Google Trying to Out-Microsoft Microsoft?

In the turn-about-is-fair-play department, Microsoft may have better productivity products than Google, but it may not really matter. The story is not unlike what happened to Lotus and WordPerfect more than a decade ago. Datamation...

Google’s Newest Service Not So Buzzworthy?

It's not too often that a new service from Google goes over poorly, but Google's new Buzz is generating a fair amount of bad buzz from the get-go. Mike Elgan of Datamation explains his...

Why You Will Use a Tablet Some Day

Resistance is futile. Despite your initial reactions to the Apple iPad, you will end up using one, whether it has the Apple logo or not. Mike Elgan at Datamation explains why there is a...

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