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Google buys DeepMind

Google buys DeepMind
by Forbes
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... Read more Jan 27 2014, 2:04am CST
 

Yahoo Acquires Cloud Party

Yahoo Acquires Cloud Party
by Sumayah Aamir
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. Read more 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
by Forbes
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’... Read more Jan 23 2014, 2:31am CST
 

SeatGeek Ticket Platform Jumps 10% After Strangling Its Competition

SeatGeek Ticket Platform Jumps 10% After Strangling Its Competition
by Forbes
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... Read more Jan 21 2014, 1:23pm CST
 

Should Microsoft Buy Yahoo for $53 Billion?

Should Microsoft Acquire Yahoo For $53 Billion?
by Forbes
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!,... Read more 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
by Forbes
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... Read more 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
by Forbes
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... Read more Jan 20 2014, 1:26pm CST
 

Super Bowl 2014 Ads Preview on Youtube Ad Blitz

Super Bowl 2014 Ads Preview on Youtube Ad Blitz
by Sumayah Aamir
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. Read more Jan 20 2014, 1:11am CST
 

Proposing A Compelling OSCON Talk

Proposing A Compelling OSCON Talk
by Forbes
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... Read more 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
by Forbes
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... Read more Jan 18 2014, 11:16am CST