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7 reasons Apple should open-source Swift -- and 7 reasons it won't

Faster innovation, better security, new markets -- the case for opening Swift might be more compelling than Apple will admit

Boston's Bolt launches hardware companies

With more than a million dollars in prototyping equipment and a wide range of expertise, Bolt helps launch hardware startups

9 signs you should jump ship to a new job

Poor teamwork, little experimentation, no clear career path -- your employer may be sending unmistakable signals of career stagnation. Don't miss them

Do we need more technology accelerators?

Some say there are now over 50 in London alone

10 Big Data startups to watch

Hype may rival that around cloud but there is real innovation out there

A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

Visual Studio 2013 reaches beyond the IDE

Upgrade delivers improved application lifecycle management, including the ability to build, test, and deploy in the cloud and integration with Windows Azure

The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards

Black Duck picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year.

Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

2013 InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards

Predictions gone wrong: Losing bets analysts made for 2013

Analyst forecasts are meant to help IT prepare for the future. But the future doesn't always follow that script

Employers receptive to hiring IT job candidates with MOOC educations

Education alone won't result in a job offer. Employers want candidates who have used their tech skills

Google Graveyard 2013

Alas poor Reader, I knew it well

You can't wear the manager and developer hats at the same time

The two roles demand entirely different mindsets and work styles.

Flexibility, asking questions key for recent college graduates looking to advance in IT

Learning doesn't stop after graduation and becomes critical to keeping IT skills fresh and staying employable

Why did Microsoft choose to put its cybersecurity accelerator in Israel?

Culture, the IDF and a proven track record

Inside Facebook's brilliant plan to hog your data

Facebook's 'Anonymous Login' is about neither anonymity nor logging in. It's about creating scarcity in the market for user data

In-memory technologies move databases to real time

Microsoft and Pivotal join a growing field of in-memory data providers

Edgy Berlin eyes up London's wealthy Tech City in envy

London may not have as much VC funding as the Valley but it's certainly got more than Berlin

Hiring managers advise job seekers to contribute to open-source projects

Joining an open-source community isn't required to land a development job, but it could help

6 dirty secrets of the IT industry

IT pros blow the whistle on the less-than-white lies and dark sides of the tech business

Analyst: Save millions, don't renew Microsoft Enterprise Agreements

Cloud alternatives emphasise long-standing need for caution

Is rapid detection the new prevention?

The perimiter is porous, making risk mitigation essential

The worst tech predictions of 2013 -- and two that hit the mark

From the social network in business to the 'success' of the Chromebook to the launch of iTV, the pundits got it wrong, wrong, wrong

The year in tech quotes

As the year draws to a close, we offer a dozen of the quotes that stuck with us in 2013


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