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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

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Apple Acquired BookLamp to Rival Amazon

Apple Acquired BookLamp to Rival Amazon Apple Incorporated has been said to have surreptitiously acquired “Pandora For Books” startup BookLamp in order to rival the giant Amazon. However, Apple has confirmed the acquisition later on.

Jul 26 2014, 3:48pm CDT

Google Acquires DeepMind for $400 Million, Outbids Facebook

Google Acquires DeepMind for $400 Million, Outbids Facebook Google has just acquired the artificial intelligence setup DeepMind. The bargain was finalized for a cool $400 million. Google outbid Facebook and now has a valuable acquisition that may one day allow thinking on a human scale.

Jan 27 2014, 2:23am CST

Google buys DeepMind

Google buys DeepMind Google is acquiring an artificial intelligence company called DeepMind Technologies.  The terms of the deal were undisclosed, but sources with Re/Code report that it was worth around $400 million. DeepMind...

Jan 27 2014, 2:04am CST

Yahoo Acquires Cloud Party

Yahoo Acquires Cloud Party Yahoo has made an acquisition in the form of the virtual gaming system Cloud Party. Furthermore, it is all set to be shut down after the takeover.

Jan 25 2014, 2:22am CST

Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki Talks about Next Big Battle

Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki Talks about Next Big Battle Straightforward and unflashy, Susan Wojcicki doesn’t come off like the most powerful woman in advertising that Forbes and others have labeled her. When we meet outside her office at the Googleplex in Mountain View, she’...

Jan 23 2014, 2:31am CST

SeatGeek Ticket Platform Jumps 10% After Strangling Its Competition

SeatGeek Ticket Platform Jumps 10% After Strangling Its Competition About three months after skewering a competitor on its acquisition-spear, ticket search firm SeatGeek is seeing a 10% jump in traffic and revenue. The company had acquired and shut down a chief rival, FanSnap, in a deal...

Jan 21 2014, 1:23pm CST

Should Microsoft Acquire Yahoo For $53 Billion?

Should Microsoft Buy Yahoo for $53 Billion? The last time Microsoft offered to buy Yahoo — valuing it at $45 billion, Steve Ballmer hoped that some value could be created by combining their media assets. As he said back then, “We have great respect for Yahoo!,...

Jan 21 2014, 8:56am CST

Exploiting Unconventional Oil Fields Need Overcoming of Tough Logistics Challenges

Exploiting Unconventional Oil Fields Need Overcoming of Tough Logistics Challenges Unconventional oil and gas production is a huge factor in the US.  “Unconventionals” – which include shale gas, shale oil, and tight gas sands – accounted for over 8.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas production...

Jan 20 2014, 3:21pm CST

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A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion Start-Up Nation topped the charts in 2013. The value of all successful exits in the Israeli technology market in 2013 reached a total of $7.6 billion, according to PwC Israel (PDF; in Hebrew). At $170 million, the value...

Jan 20 2014, 1:26pm CST

Super Bowl 2014 Ads Preview on Youtube Ad Blitz

Super Bowl 2014 Ads Preview on Youtube Ad Blitz A preview of the best Super Bowl ads for the year 2014 is finally here. You get a sneak peek at what is in and what is out in terms of the funkiest, creative ads on the face of the planet.

Jan 20 2014, 1:11am CST

Proposing A Compelling OSCON Talk

Proposing A Compelling OSCON Talk By Simon St. Laurent The OSCON call for proposals closes on January 30th. I’ve seen some great explanations of how to write a conference proposal generally, and my co-chair Matthew McCullough has an excellent...

Jan 18 2014, 12:56pm CST

Google Buys Nest Just As Internet Of Things Suffers First Global Cyber Attack

Google Buys Nest Just As Internet Of Things Suffers First Global Cyber Attack Following this week’s announcement that Google has agreed to purchase connected home device maker Nest for $3.2 billion there has been a lot of speculation about whether Google can be trusted with our home data. The...

Jan 18 2014, 11:16am CST

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FDA OKs mental disability blood test for infants FDA approves novel genetic test that screens infants for predictors of mental handicaps WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help...

Jan 17 2014, 3:01pm CST

A Little More Context On That Fired Yahoo Exec's Massive Golden Parachute

A Little More Context On That Fired Yahoo Exec's Massive Golden Parachute As crazy as it sounds, severance packages worth more than $100 million — like the one Yahoo gave fired COO Henrique De Castro this week — occur with some regularity in corporate America, and have since the 1980s. But...

Jan 17 2014, 10:31am CST

YouTube Starts Showing Preview of Super Bowl Ads for 2014

YouTube Starts Showing Preview of Super Bowl Ads for 2014 A preview of the best Super Bowl ads for the year 2014 is finally here. You get a sneak peek at what is in and what is out in terms of the funkiest, creative ads on the face of the planet.

Jan 17 2014, 9:41am CST

IBM To Spend $1.2B For New Data Centers As Part Of Pre-2015 Spending Spree

IBM To Spend $1.2B For New Data Centers As Part Of Pre-2015 Spending Spree A week after announcing it was moving the Watson computer system to New York City as part of a new $1 billion business unit, IBM is squeezing in another major business deal before it reports its fourth quarter earnings...

Jan 17 2014, 12:11am CST

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Why It's Good Apple Didn't Buy Nest And Google Shouldn't Have Either Perhaps you’ve heard that Google bought Nest this week for $3.2 Billion (USD). The move doesn’t seem that unusual for Google—the company has massive mysterious barges off both coasts of the United States, and recently...

Jan 16 2014, 3:46pm CST

$10: One Perspective On What Bitcoin Will Be Worth In 2014

$10: One Perspective On What Bitcoin Will Be Worth In 2014 The Wild West has become a popular metaphor for the unregulated Bitcoin market. Like in old cowboy films, the world of Bitcoin has not only miners and modern a gold rush, but the requisite intrigue, volatility and power...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

Apple Has To Pay $32.5 M To Parents Whose Kids Accidentally Bought Things On the App Store

Apple Has To Pay $32.5 M To Parents Whose Kids Accidentally Bought Things On the App Store If your little ones have been breaking the bank over gems in Hay Day without your permission, you’re entitled to a refund, according to the FTC. Apple and the government agency settled over a suit today and agreed to...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

What SolarCity Wants: Raising Money From Investors It Couldn't Reach Before

What SolarCity Wants: Raising Money From Investors It Couldn't Reach Before To broaden its fundraising base and support its growth, SolarCity said Wednesday it will tap new types of investors by launching an online investing tool developed a company it bought last month. The California solar...

Jan 15 2014, 7:21am CST

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Google Takes A Cue From The Apple Playbook With Nest Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs is being touted as a sign that it’s serious about putting itself at the center of the Internet of Things, a potential $19 billion market of opportunity for all kinds of connected...

Jan 14 2014, 2:36pm CST

Jim Beam Acquired

Jim Beam Acquired The Japanese company, Suntory has acquired famous whiskey maker Jim Beam for $13.6 billion. The quality and image of the product is slated to remain pretty much the same despite the change in ownership.

Jan 14 2014, 4:04am CST

Jim Beam Acquired by Suntory

Jim Beam Acquired by Suntory for $13.6 Billion The Japanese company, Suntory has acquired famous whiskey maker Jim Beam for $13.6 billion. The quality and image of the product is slated to remain pretty much the same despite the change in ownership.

Jan 14 2014, 2:08am CST

Nest finds a home in Google

Nest finds a home in Google Google has acquired Nest Labs, the maker of the popular learning thermostat.

Jan 13 2014, 9:51pm CST

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Groupon Buys Ideeli At A Discount In the latest sign that “flash sale” sites are struggling, Groupon bought Ideeli for $43 million in cash. This was a loss for Ideeli shareholders, considering the company received $107 million in venture capital from...

Jan 13 2014, 8:41pm CST

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Wearables And Marketing IPOs: Why A Top Forrester Analyst Jumped Ship For StrongView When Oracle shelled out $1.5 billion for cross-channel marketer Responsys last month, it seemed a clear response to Salesforce.com’s own $2.5 billion ExactTarget acquisition in June, but I called up a couple analysts to...

Jan 13 2014, 6:31pm CST

Cloud Sherpas Shows Just How Lucrative Moving Organizations To The Cloud Is

Cloud Sherpas Shows Just How Lucrative Moving Organizations To The Cloud Is Around four years ago I met a small company that focused on helping large organizations transition to the Google Apps suite of products. Cloud Sherpas seemed like just another small service provider with a small and...

Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST

Court says Apple is not guilty of the Google patent infringement

Court says Apple is not guilty of the Google patent infringement Court of Appeals found Apple not guilty of any Google patent infringement

Jan 13 2014, 7:57am CST

12 Companies Moving Global Commerce Forward

12 Companies Moving Global Commerce Forward The emergence of innovative software and apps is transforming the way payments are made and the global commerce ecosystem. This is particularly evident when it comes to mobile and electronic payments, which are expected...

Jan 12 2014, 8:16pm CST

Bikini Bridge Trend Sparks Outrage

Bikini Bridge Trend Sparks Outrage A new trend out in cyberspace is the bikini bridge. Just like the thigh gap was the latest meme last year, this year the bikini bridge is the in thing. And the unrealistic thinness needed to sport one has sparked outrage among the health care experts online.

Jan 11 2014, 4:34am CST

Point Break Remake May Add Gerard Butler

Point Break Remake May Add Gerard Butler The remake of the movie Point Break may have a new star playing the role of Patrick Swayze in it. The services of Gerard Butler will most likely be required to make the film a successful venture.

Jan 10 2014, 5:34am CST

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake The following guest post is by Frederic Kerrest, co-founder and COO of Okta. Many startups experienced successful exits in 2013. Others crumbled to the ground. A common cause for those failures? Exhibiting hubris. It’s...

Jan 9 2014, 9:36am CST

Sochi 2014: A Security Challenge

Sochi 2014: A Security Challenge The Russian city of Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics from Feb. 7 to Feb. 23 and the Paralympics from March 7 to March 16. Russia is no stranger to hosting high-profile global events; it hosted the 1980 Summer...

Jan 9 2014, 9:16am CST

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer Three years after its splash appearance on Jeopardy, IBM is turning to the Watson computer system for inspiration again–this time as the centerpiece of a major new business unit in the Big Apple. The company will...

Jan 9 2014, 1:46am CST

More API Movements - Apigee Buys

More API Movements - Apigee Buys I wrote just the other day about how the API management world is fundamentally changing – as large vendors acquire small companies doing API management (witness Intel’s acquisition of Mashery and CA Technologies buying...

Jan 8 2014, 12:31pm CST

China's Avcon Bridges Videoconferencing and Surveillance

China's Avcon Bridges Videoconferencing and Surveillance By Jane Ho China’s nationwide outbreak of SARS in 2003 may have caused trouble for many businesses but it jump-started Avcon Information Technology, a provider of videoconference and surveillance systems. (And, yes, the...

Jan 8 2014, 9:21am CST

Inside Alibaba: Vice Chairman Joe Tsai Opens Up About Working With Jack Ma And Jonathan Lu

Inside Alibaba: Vice Chairman Joe Tsai Opens Up About Working With Jack Ma And Jonathan Lu Joe Tsai had been working in Hong Kong for four years as an executive at Swedish investment company Investor AB when in 1999, he had a chance to visit a barely known Chinese e-commerce start-up, Alibaba.   The main...

Jan 8 2014, 6:51am CST

CES 2014: 3D Cameras, Practical Robots and Wearable Tech

CES 2014: 3D Cameras, Practical Robots and Wearable Tech The pace at which we are accelerating technology from entertainment devices into objects and connected devices that we can use in our every day lives or helps us live better, is in high gear. Less than a year ago,...

Jan 8 2014, 6:21am CST