7 great MOOCs for techies — all free, starting soon!

[Nov 21, 2014] Big data, open source software, security -- these are some of the IT skills most in demand today and for the near future. Fortunately, free classes, in the form of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are available to help you keep pace with these and many other IT-oriented subjects. Offered by top universities as well as online education platforms (often in partnership), IT MOOCs can help you keep your skills sharp and resume updated.

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ISS says Microsoft's Nadella is paid too much

[Nov 19, 2014] A prominent advisor to big-time investors has urged clients to vote against Microsoft's pay package for its new CEO, Satya Nadella, saying that his compensation this year was out of whack when compared to competing companies and the firm's track record.

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Intro App Aims to Rethink the Business Card

[Nov 17, 2014] Platform about.me updates an old staple of the professional world with new app Intro.

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USB 3.1 will support the MHL 3 specification

[Nov 17, 2014] Starting late next year, it will become a tad easier to stream 4K video from mobile devices to ultra high-definition TVs.

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DoJ uses Planes to Spy on Tens of Thousands of Americans Per Flight

[Nov 14, 2014] The Wall Street Journal reports that the Justice Department is using devices attached to planes to gather location information, interrupt phone calls, and learn the unique identifier associated with “tens of thousands” of cellphones every time the planes make their way across the country.

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For Causes, Hispanics and Gen-Y Lean on Social, Apps

[Nov 13, 2014] When it comes to igniting consumer activism and advocacy, social media reigns supreme. And new research from Cone Communications reports that simply clicking a "like" or "follow" button makes people 65% more likely to donate or volunteer for a cause.

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Androd Fan to Sue Apple for Flushing her Pals' Text Messages

[Nov 12, 2014] Texts sent between iOS devices are routed over Apple's iMessage service across the internet; if someone stops using an iPhone and starts using, say, a Samsung Galaxy handset but keeps the same cell number, messages sent to that person via iMessage will never be delivered to the Android phone – until the ex-iPhone user de-registers from the service.

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Wall Street Journal to drop Sunday Journal and Wall Street Journal Radio Network

[Nov 12, 2014] Sunday Journal from The Wall Street Journal “will come to a close over the coming months,” and The Wall Street Journal Radio Network “will cease operations at the end of the calendar year.

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