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One million new people signed up for LinkedIn accounts already this month, taking the professional social network past the 50 million user mark. LinkedIn has some of the most valuable user data in all of social networking, not just because its members are disproportionately wealthy,...

There are seven sources of waste identified in lean thinking. Unnecessary Inventory is one of them and found in any company. On first thought it might be easy to say that there is no inventory in IT so this form of waste does...

Kate Lambert recalls using her library card just once or twice throughout her childhood. Now, she uses it several times a month. The lure? Electronic books she can download to her laptop. Beginning earlier this year, Ms. Lambert, a 19-year-old community college student in New...

In a study published October 11 in Nature Medicine, a team of researchers at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have shown a high-speed method for analyzing the stubbornly complex MHC genes in three species of monkeys. Viruses such as...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has taken a welcome stance on controversial regulations, announcing last week that it would rescind rules enacted in 2007 that were viewed by many in the patent community as draconian. The move represents a desire by new Patent and...

Buying a new cellphone is about as much fun as buying a used car. A device can have vastly different prices depending who is selling it, and since retailers offer a limited selection of phones, it’s hard to trust a salesperson who recommends a certain device,...

One of my readers wrote in to me with the following message:Would you study and write about why programmers are not subject to the protective labor laws of society? When and how did the term salaried become coequal with slave? Look at the change...

Cell phone Internet speeds could move into the fast lane within a few years, changing the way people get online, the president of AT&T Wisconsin said Thursday. The wireless carrier plans to offer 4G, or fourth-generation technology, to boost Internet speed for mobile devices. It will make...

Navigating Microsoft's complex rules and programs for software licensing has been notoriously difficult for businesses -- a pain point not lost on the company, which for years has said it is trying to simplify the process for customers. But remarks made recently by Microsoft's top executive,...