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Gartner predicts huge rise in monitoring of employees' social media use

A new study by market-research firm Gartner claims corporations are starting to embrace technologies used to monitor employee Internet use, with 60 percent expected to watch workers' social media use for security breaches by 2015.

Cisco all but kills Cius tablet computer

Another one-time iPad killer is about to be killed off itself, less than a year after it started shipping.

Seagate to acquire storage company LaCie

On Wednesday, hard drive manufacturer Seagate announced that it will acquire a controlling interest in LaCie.

Updated SDK from Soti allows businesses to remotely control Apple mobile devices

Businesses can now remotely control enterprise mobile applications developed for Apple's mobile platform with the latest version of Soti's MobiControl Software Developer Kit for iOS, announced Tuesday.

China approves Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility

Chinese regulatory authorities have approved Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, paving the way for the deal to close within the week.

Android in enterprises 'severely limited' by weak management support from Google

Market research firm Gartner says adoption of Android tablets and smartphones in large businesses has been "severely limited" because of the complexities of managing the various Android models and versions.

Remains of the Day: Fortunate ones

Apple's fortune is rising, AT&T's inflating a new pool, and if you work at an Apple Store, John Browett would like to shake your hand.

Kickstarter and the future of creative crowdfunding

Kickstarter offers a venue for creative entrepreneurs and small manufacturers to create innovative products that may not have otherwise seen funding. Here's a look at what makes the service so successful, and where it might go in the future.

Five LinkedIn features you may not (but should) know about

If you're job hunting or looking to expand your professional network, many people turn to LinkedIn and its portfolio of features and tools.

TechHive: Hands on with Dropbox's new features

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Dropbox added new sharing features this week. Over at the TechHive Beta Blog, Glenn Fleishman offers a guided tour of what's new with Dropbox.

Hands on with Google Drive

Macworld associate editor Serenity Caldwell goes hands on with Google's new Dropbox competitor and cloud storage service, Google Drive.

Are BYOD workers more productive?

While there are pitfalls to Bring Your Own Device programs that CIOs need to be wary of, workers who use their own smartphones and tablets on the job tend to be more responsive. BYOD also helps in recruitment and getting new hires up to speed quickly.

Amazon cloud set stage for rapid Pinterest growth

The explosive success of the social networking service Pinterest wouldn't have been possible without the easy scalability of the Amazon cloud services, an executive for Pinterest said.