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SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Earth-like planet raises prospects for extraterrestrial life

4/21/2014

  • International Business Times

Astronomers have discovered an Earth-size exoplanet 500 light-years away that they are calling the "best case" yet for possibly sustaining life. Dubbed Kepler-186f, the planet orbits within the "habit… Read More

Application Developers SmartBrief

News and information for app developers

Application Developers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Application Developers Alliance

Optimizely announces A/B testing for iOS

4/17/2014

  • VentureBeat

A/B testing company Optimizely is bringing its services to iOS applications. The news coincides with its first testing and optimization conference, OptiCon. In February, Apple acquired Burstly, which … Read More

CompTIA SmartBrief

News for IT industry professionals

CompTIA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Computing Technology Industry Association

SAP debuts certification portal, consultant registry

4/21/2014

  • VAR Guy, The

SAP is touting two free channel services for certified professionals. One is a portal that provides management of certification notifications and progress; the second is a consultant registry to allow… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Schools are using 3D printers to turn students into makers

4/18/2014

  • BBC

More schools in the U.S. and U.K. are integrating 3D printing into classroom lessons. In the U.K., there are plans to open 30 fabrication laboratories over the next three years. In the "Fab Labs," stu… Read More

SIIA Software SmartBrief

News for software and services professionals

SIIA Software SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Software Information Industry Association

How to keep an open-source project from flatlining

4/21/2014

  • Network World

Of about 100,000-plus open-source software projects tracked by the Ohloh directory, about 80% involve little or no activity, partly because of potential risks for enterprises, Maria Korolov writes. Is… Read More

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

News and industry trends for engineering professionals

Engineering Research and Development SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Infotech Enterprises

Social media trumps the resume as a go-to source for tech recruitment

4/11/2014

  • BusinessNewsDaily.com

Companies looking for tech talent are turning to social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter to identify professionals with the skills they require, Nicole Fallon writes. The creators of HiringSol… Read More

ATMAE SmartBrief

Technology, management, and applied engineering news

ATMAE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

Better pay, benefits seen as cities' job markets tighten

4/16/2014

  • Bloomberg

Jobless rates in many U.S. metropolitan areas are falling below the 5.2% to 5.6% level, which the Federal Reserve considers full employment. And that's driving employers to boost wages and benefits. … Read More

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