Elizabeth HeichlerEditorial Director, IDG News Service

Elizabeth Heichler is vice president and editorial director of the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.

'The Human Face of Big Data' shows how tech changes lives

"The Human Face of Big Data" offers a geek-out-worthy coffee-table book that aims to give readers, through photography and short articles, a glimpse of how powerful new data processing capabilities are changing people's lives.

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Apple seeks additional $707 million from Samsung in patent win

A California jury may have awarded Apple more than US$1 billion in damages in late August when it triumphed over Samsung in a hard-fought case over smartphone and tablet patents, but the iPhone maker is coming back for more: late on Friday it asked for additional damages of $707 million.

Whitman: Political Campaign Gave Her 'thick Skin'

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman's bruising run for governor of California left her with a quality that she needs as she seeks to turn around the computer giant:...