The last time a tech bubble burst, markets fell, start-ups failed, IT unemployment shot up and undergraduate enrollments in computer science fell off a cliff.
Stories by Ken Mingis
Windows 10 users will get new features and functions for a full 10 years from the time the OS is purchased, a major shift in how Microsoft offers OS support.
Just like the changes coming to Windows 10, the license agreement for Microsoft's new OS includes new clauses that spell out everything from how automatic updates are handled to the bundling of Office apps and what happens to pirated copies when a user tries to upgrade.
With the launch of Windows 10 at the end of this month, Microsoft will also roll out an entirely new way of updating and upgrading the operating system -- and a staggered schedule almost certain to lead to confusion, at least at first.
The push for mobile payments in the U.S. continues to build steam as banks shift to more secure chip-embedded credit and debit cards for consumers -- and merchants embrace payment terminals that can accept the new cards.
While Microsoft is still making smartphones for its Windows 10 Mobile OS, the company has more or less given up on the mobile course set by former CEO Steve Ballmer and will likely be forced to discard the strategy entirely.
It's no surprise that IT departments have something of a reputation as naysayers when corporate users come calling with tech requests.
Microsoft today took an "impairment charge" of $7.6 billion related to its acquisition of Nokia. That's almost the full amount it paid for the Finnish firm's smartphone business and patents last year.
Mozilla has decided that its current 18-week development schedule is too slow, prompting it to pick up the pace for pushing out new features for its Firefox browser.
Windows fans, take note: Microsoft is about to hit an important milestone in the run-up to the release of Windows 10 at the end of the month: Numerous reports have pegged this Thursday as the day the company will wrap work on Windows 10 and declare the OS is ready for "release to manufacturing" (RTM).
Companies that use wearables as part of their workplace wellness programs may soon have to make room for another player: The federal government.
If your company is planning a Windows 8.1 deployment, or its already begun, you should cancel those plans and wait for Windows 10 to arrive.
Eugene Kaspersky has a theory about why the hackers who created the Duqu 2.0 malware : They wanted intelligence.
Apple and IBM today unveiled an "exclusive partnership" that melds IBM's big data and analytics capabilities with Apple's iPhone and iPad.