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AI should enhance, not replace, humans, say CEOs of IBM and Microsoft

Artificial intelligence should enhance human workers, not replace them, at least according to the CEOs of IBM and Microsoft.

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IBM scores most patents in 2016, while Apple just misses the top 10

The five companies that earned the most U.S. patents last year are the same five companies that dominated the 2015 ranking of top patent recipients.

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Outgoing presidential IT advisors offer Trump 10 tips to succeed

There'll be a to-do list from the IT department in the president's 'in' tray when Donald Trump enters the White House later this month.

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Department of Labor sues Google over wage data

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Google, with the company's ability to win government contracts at risk.

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Google sued by employee for confidentiality policies that 'muzzle' staff

A product manager at Google has sued the company for its allegedly illegal confidentiality agreements, policies and practices that among other things prohibit employees from speaking even internally about illegal conduct and dangerous product defects for fear that such statements may be used in legal discovery during litigation or sought by the government.

Making diversity in tech work for you

Diversity is not a “right thing to do” or a “feel good” issue; it is integral to the workplace. Diversity—whether it’s color, gender, class, age, or background—is critical to making great products, supporting a global user base, and developing innovative ideas. All too often, the diversity conversation is from the organization’s side. How does a job candidate, an employee vying for a promotion, a colleague navigating the workplace, keep diversity issues top of mind? Flashpoint’s Alex Kassirer talks focusing on experiences and finding the right mentor relationship.

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There's Still Time! Go Here For Last Minute Deals That Will Ship Fast - Deal Alert

Amazon ships fast, so head to their "last minute deals" page and pick yourself some winners right now, before the 2-day shipping window closes for good.

CIO Career Coach: How to resign your executive position

CIO.com blogger Martha Heller explains what it takes to resign from your executive technology role without burning any bridges.

Interview: Karen Walker, CMO, Cisco - Part 3

IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Karen Walker, CMO of Cisco, sat down for a three-part IDG CMO Perspectives series with Josh London, IDG’s CMO, to share her thoughts on marketing at Cisco. In Part 3, Karen and Josh discuss content marketing and its role at the center of Cisco’s marketing strategy and “There’s Never Been a Better Time,” brand campaign, among other topics.

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Microsoft's vision for LinkedIn is about tying its business data into Office and other services

As the Microsoft-LinkedIn deal closes, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outlines how Office 365 workers will benefit from mining LinkedIn's store of digital intelligence and making connections, whether for career goals or data analysis.

Interview: Lance Walter, CMO, Capriza

IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Lance Walter, CMO of Capriza, sat down with Josh London, IDG’s CMO, to share his perspective on how to successfully market in a new technology area and the role of the CMO.

Mingis on Tech: Hot tech skills 2017

What IT skills are hiring managers most looking for in the new year? We run down the list of what's hot and why.

CMO Perspectives - Karen Walker of Cisco | Part 2

IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Karen Walker, CMO of Cisco, sat down for a three-part IDG CMO Perspectives series with Josh London, IDG’s CMO, to share her thoughts on marketing at Cisco. In Part 2, Karen and Josh discuss marketing in a borderless world, the digital purchase journey and the value of intent data, among other topics.

CMO Perspectives - Clint Oram of Sugar CRM

IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Clint Oram, Co-Founder and CMO of SugarCRM, sat down with Josh London, IDG’s CMO, to share his perspective on using content marketing to drive thoughtful dialog with customers and using intent data to inform business planning, among other topics.

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Twitter gets new product head and team from app startup Yes

Twitter has swallowed social app developer Yes and is also getting a new product head as part of the deal.

Interview: Robson Grieve, CMO, New Relic

IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Robson Grieve, Chief Marketing Officer at New Relic, Inc., sat down with Josh London, IDG’s CMO, to share his thoughts on marketing. Robson and Josh discuss how New Relic uses account-based marketing to gain alignment with sales and the CMO’s evolving role, among other things.

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Tech Forecast 2017: Hiring, budgets, disruptive tech and more

Senior tech execs are optimistic heading into 2017, but with budgets and head count flat, should IT workers be worried?

Interview: Karen Walker, CMO, Cisco

IDG CMO Perspectives provides insight into the state of Marketing across industries from leading business executives. Karen Walker, CMO of Cisco, sat down for a three-part IDG CMO Perspectives series with Josh London, IDG’s CMO, to share her thoughts on marketing at Cisco. In Part 1, Karen and Josh discuss the art and science of marketing, the CMO’s evolving role and predictive marketing, among other things.

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Five things AI does better than humans, from the mundane to the magnificent

For millennia, we surpassed the other intelligent species with which we share our planet in almost all skills bar swimming and tree-climbing. Now we're creating new forms of intelligence, and they're learning to outsmart us in other fields too.

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Laid-off IT workers fight University of California outsourcing

Audrey Hatten-Milholin has worked at the University of California, San Francisco for 17 years. But come February, her job in the IT department as a system architect will be taken over by a worker in India. Even worse, Hatten-Milholin has been asked to train her replacement.

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Uber faces lawsuit from courier claiming employee status

Taking a cue from Uber drivers, a ‘foot and bike’ courier has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the ride-hailing company and a subsidiary, demanding minimum wages, and reimbursement of tools-of-the-trade expenses and gratuities as would be typically provided to regular employees.

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Race issues emerge as a challenge for tech companies like Uber, Facebook

Lawmakers on Tuesday objected to a Facebook feature that allows advertisers to target housing ads to exclude certain racial and ethnic groups from promotions and marketing.

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Uber drivers in the UK are employees, court rules

Uber should treat its drivers in the U.K. as employees, paying them at least minimum wage from the moment they are available to work until they log off, and providing them with paid time off, a London employment tribunal has ruled.

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Twitter said to plan 300 more job cuts this week

Twitter may trim its staff again by about 300 people or 8 percent of its workforce, as the company tries to cut costs in trying times.

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Not robocop, but robojudge? AI learns to rule in human rights cases

An artificial intelligence system designed to predict the outcomes of cases at the European Court of Human Rights would side with the human judges 79 percent of the time.