Tech's future is likely to be in goods

It's easy to imagine a future in which products as mundane as toasters and window blinds will be connected to the internet and controlled by software.

Adobe Social gets predictive tool for hyper-targeting

(Phys.org) —Marketing and advertising executives are hearing a lot about the word "predictive," even outdistancing "SEO" as a key goal. That is partly due to software vendors having plenty to say about what their predictive ...

Personal computer sales slip during holiday season

Personal computer sales slipped at the end of last year, despite the holiday shopping season and the release of new Windows operating software for machines, a leading industry tracker reported.

New file format will help 3-D printing progress

(PhysOrg.com) -- A newly approved standard for 3-D printing file interchange will greatly enhance 3-D printing capabilities, says Cornell's Hod Lipson, who led the development of the standard.

Intel creates AppUp small business service on Hybrid Cloud

Intel Corporation today launched the Intel AppUp Small Business Service, an innovative service running on the Intel Hybrid Cloud platform that enables server manufacturers, software vendors, and service providers to offer ...

Online collaboration with built-in clarity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Software packages that interoperate while providing online users with an overview of their colleagues' work may finally threaten the dominance of email as the world's premier collaboration tool.

Software piracy worsens in Asia: study

Software piracy in the Asia-Pacific region continued to worsen last year, a study said Tuesday, driven by the rapid growth in computer sales and the availability of bootleg programmes online.

Microsoft's vendors, temps nearly equal regular staff numbers

It's widely known Microsoft has a large contingent work force in addition to its 96,000 direct, regular employees worldwide. But the company has never publicly quantified these people, who typically work through third-party ...