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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 gi...

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...

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 undisclos...

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...

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 other...

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 t...

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...

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,...

Jan 20 2014, 3:21pm CST

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...

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 t...

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 c...

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 h...

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 Foo...

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 t...

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 t...

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, IB...

Jan 17 2014, 12:11am CST

I4U news

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—th...

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...

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, acco...

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 launchin...

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 Interne...

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 produc...

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 produc...

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

I4U news

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 I...

Jan 13 2014, 8:41pm CST

I4U news

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 201...

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 1...

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 ti...

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 compan...

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 In...

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, h...

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...

Jan 8 2014, 6:21am CST