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  • team improves site response times

    Response times at the ailing have improved significantly in recent days as a technology team tries to fix the problems with the U.S. government's health-insurance shopping website, officials said.

    Written by Grant Gross01 Nov. 13 18:47
  • HHS head says she's responsible for troubled

    Security problems reported at the U.S. government's troubled are overblown because security testing has been ongoing for months, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross30 Oct. 13 17:53
  • 3D printing adds new dimension to business innovation

    3D printing may have an image problem. It's sometimes seen as a hobbyist pursuit -- a fun way to build knickknacks from your living room desktop -- but a growing number of companies are giving serious thought to the technology to help get new ideas off the ground.

    Written by Zach Miners29 Oct. 13 07:16
  • Officials target end of November for smooth, the malfunctioning insurance-shopping website at the heart of the controversial Obamacare program, should be running smoothly for the vast majority of users by the end of November, about two months after its launch, officials said.

    Written by Grant Gross25 Oct. 13 17:25
  • Contractors: More testing of was needed

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took too little time testing how the many components of the troubled worked together before rolling out the insurance marketplace, contractors involved in the project said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross24 Oct. 13 17:36
  • Transit strike boosts ride-sharing apps in San Francisco

    If there's any U.S. city whose citizens are likely to use technology to alleviate a transit strike, San Francisco is it. On Monday, ride-sharing and car-hailing services, many fueled by smartphone apps, reported increased use after a strike halted America's fifth-largest light rail system, the Bay Area Rapid Transit.

    Written by Martyn Williams21 Oct. 13 23:56
  • Ailing Obamacare site to get a "tech surge"

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is boosting the IT trauma team giving urgent care to the Obamacare website, which has badly malfunctioned since its launch almost three weeks ago.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez20 Oct. 13 22:14
  • AT&T to offer $5 day pass for mobile data on tablets

    AT&T plans to offer tablet users a US$5 day pass for mobile data service, as well as a $25 prepaid plan for 1GB over three months, in a bid to reach more types of consumers.

    Written by Stephen Lawson17 Oct. 13 21:40
  • Tech Gives Rise to the Digital Marketer

    That sound you hear is the buzz around marketing using social media and mobile apps. Not only can marketers now reach a larger audience, data analytics measure the effectiveness of digital campaigns in quantifiable terms. But can marketing pros become technically literate without losing their creativity?

    Written by Tom Kaneshige17 Oct. 13 19:21
  • HP's big data platform tends to digital marketing

    Hewlett-Packard has assembled a number of its data-mining software programs into a service, called the HP Digital Marketing Hub, that can synthesize multiple sources of marketing data to help organizations better identify potential customers.

    Written by Joab Jackson16 Oct. 13 20:21
  • US gov't still has no enrollment numbers for Obamacare website

    More than two weeks after U.S. President Barack Obama's administration launched a website allowing uninsured U.S. residents to sign up for health coverage, officials still aren't releasing the numbers of people who have successfully navigated the error-prone process.

    Written by Grant Gross16 Oct. 13 18:29
  • Skully fits heads-up display into motorcycle helmet

    Ask a hundred entrepreneurs where they draw inspiration and you'll probably get a hundred different answers, but few are likely to be as unusual as that of Marcus Weller. The CEO of Skully Helmets came up with his idea for a high-tech motorcycle helmet after smashing into a car on a street in Barcelona.

    Written by Martyn Williams16 Oct. 13 04:03