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Super Bowl 2015 Could be Canceled

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CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

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

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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

Lenovo is Buying Part of IBM Server Business for $2.3B

Lenovo is Buying Part of IBM Server Business for $2.3B PC maker Lenovo Group buys part of IBM server business for $2.3 billion BEIJING (AP) — China's Lenovo Group is buying part of IBM's server business for $2.3 billion, adding to a product line-up dominated by personal...

Jan 23 2014, 4:01am CST

Who's Paying For Your Free Airport Wi-Fi?

Who's Paying For the Free Airport Wi-Fi? With banks of blinking slot machines situated just past the security check, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will never be a “normal” airport. But the tourism and convention money that comes from serving as...

Jan 22 2014, 12:50pm CST

Check Your Smartphone, There Is A Shark Right Behind You

Check Your Smartphone, There Is A Shark Right Behind You Ever since Jaws hit theaters, the world has not been a safe place for ocean lovers, or for sharks, either. Western Australia has a neat solution where 338 sharks have been tagged with tracking devices that are connected...

Jan 22 2014, 4:44am 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

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

Startup Kateeva Aimes at Killing LCD TV Displays

Startup Kateeva Aimes at Killing LCD TV Displays There are few problems harder in technology than bringing a new type of display to market. Since the invention of television and the CRT in the early 1900s, it’s been successfully pulled off twice. First, with the...

Jan 20 2014, 9:17am CST

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Should Digital Health Startups Prioritize Eyeballs or Revenue? The good news, I guess, is that the well-worn “eyeballs versus revenue” debate – a dialog that has beset the tech world for years – has at long last reached digital health, suggesting that now there may be enough of...

Jan 17 2014, 2:11pm CST

CES 2015 News
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Google builds a 'Nest' for future of smart homes Google counts on latest acquisition to open doors as homes get smarter in digital world SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When our Internet-connected gadgets and home appliances all learn to talk to each other, Google...

Jan 15 2014, 2:41am CST

Bringing Unstructured Data Into D&B Products

Bringing Unstructured Data Into D&B Products Business data stalwart Dun & Bradstreet has been delivering business intelligence to corporations for well over 100 years but until now that information was made up from highly structured data – market analytics,...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26am CST

Iran Says "Tall, White" Space Aliens Control America

Iran Says "Tall, White" Space Aliens Control America Documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden conclusively prove that the has been ruled by a race of tall, white space aliens who also assisted the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. These revelations about our...

Jan 13 2014, 10:31pm CST

Nest Gives Google Its Next Big Data Play: Energy

Nest Gives Google Its Next Big Data Play: Energy When Google bought Motorola in 2012, its mandate was to get more millions people on the mobile web. Now with its $3.2 billion purchase of Nest Labs, Google could get millions of homes connected to a different kind of...

Jan 13 2014, 5:51pm 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

Microsoft Just Put These 3 Companies Out Of Business

Microsoft Just Put These 3 Companies Out Of Business Zendesk. Autotask. Freshdesk. These are three great little companies that make three excellent help desk/customer service management applications. But they, like others in this niche, could be in trouble. OK, I’m...

Jan 13 2014, 9:11am 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

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed The intensity of competition in an industry is neither a matter of coincidence nor bad luck Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy The publishing industry has been challenged by the online sales success of Amazon, the...

Jan 8 2014, 4:31pm CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Tyche (mobile robot platform) from AIBrain Inc

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Tyche (mobile robot platform) from AIBrain Inc CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Tyche (mobile robot platform) from AIBrain Inc

Jan 8 2014, 12:31pm 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

Obama's New IT Project Initiative - A Step In The Right Direction

Obama's New IT Project Initiative - A Step In The Right Direction  The Wall Street Journal on Saturday had a front page article on the White House initiative to create a new agency to manage large IT projects and increase federal hiring of key IT specialists from industry.  The White...

Jan 7 2014, 7:26pm CST

The Cost Of Social Media Fame In 2014? About $6,800

The Cost Of Social Media Fame In 2014? About $6,800 How much will social media fame cost you in 2014? At $6,800, it is probably cheaper than you thought. This money will buy you a million Twitter followers, a million YouTube views and 20,000 likes on Facebook. As a bonus...

Jan 7 2014, 11:16am CST

Honest Tea: A $100 Million Brand 15 Years In The Making

Honest Tea: A $100 Million Brand 15 Years In The Making Seth Goldman was born to do this As Co-Founder and CEO of Honest Tea, his picture is in the dictionary next to the word tenacity. With Co-Founder Barry Nalebuff, their brainchild just finished the year with $110 million...

Jan 7 2014, 9:16am CST

Five Reasons California's Energy Efficiency Plan Flopped

Five Reasons California's Energy Efficiency Plan Flopped On paper, Energy Upgrade California looks like a sure winner. Under the program, California utilities have been offering qualified homeowners $4,500 in matching funds to make their homes more energy efficient. The...

Jan 6 2014, 11:46am CST

I4U news

Top VCs Predict Where They'll Invest Their Money In 2014 With the new year on the minds of tech companies and investors alike, it’s time to look back on 2013′s startup crazes and forecast what’ll be the next wave in tech for 2014. What types of companies will prove the next...

Dec 31 2013, 9:36am CST

Demand For Larger Screen Size To Drive Corning's Display Technology Business In 2014

Demand For Larger Screen Size To Drive Corning's Display Technology Business In 2014 Corning’s revenues from its display business are expected to increase in the coming year driven by growing demand for larger displays in TVs, mobile devices and tablets. Revenues from its display technologies segment...

Dec 30 2013, 4:01pm CST

Why Apple Should Buy China's Xiaomi

Why Apple Should Buy China's Xiaomi Let me be clear from the beginning. I don’t have any information regarding whether Xiaomi — China’s low-cost smartphone maker – is for sale or not. And I have no information concerning whether or not Apple is interested...

Dec 29 2013, 10:36am CST

Use the New Year to Improve Your Behavioral Fitness at Work

Use the New Year to Improve Your Behavioral Fitness at Work This article is by Lee Newman, dean of innovation and behavior at IE Business School, dean of IE’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, a former consultant at McKinsey & Company and a founder of two technology...

Dec 26 2013, 9:51am CST

Is College a Sucker Bet?

Is College a Sucker Bet? I’m proud to say that I’m the father of highly accomplished identical twin high school senior daughters, and like their friends and more than three million other 12th graders around the nation, they’ve just experienced...

Dec 23 2013, 3:31pm CST

With $1.5B Responsys Buy, Oracle Aims Right At Adobe, Salesforce In War For Cloud

With $1.5B Responsys Buy, Oracle Aims Right At Adobe, Salesforce In War For Cloud On Thursday, Oracle announced positive quarterly earnings results that beat Wall Street estimates. The next day, it declared war. Oracle’s announcement Friday that it’s acquiring cross-channel marketer Responsys for a...

Dec 23 2013, 2:31pm CST

The Impact Of Facebook's Secondary Stock Offering

The Impact Of Facebook's Secondary Stock Offering Facebook is planning a follow-on stock offering of 70 million shares. The company will issue 27 million new shares and another 43 million shares will be sold by certain stock holders including Facebook’s CEO Mark...

Dec 23 2013, 2:11pm CST

Spinning The Wheels At International Game Technology

Spinning The Wheels At International Game Technology Forbes Dividend Investor subscribers received this hotline on December 11. Investing in gambling-related stocks may seem like just that, a gamble, but buying at the right times–just like betting big at the poker table...

Dec 23 2013, 12:57pm CST

The Gift of Foreign Language: It's One Most Americans Still Need

The Gift of Foreign Language: It's One Most Americans Still Need Language learning programs proliferate these days, both online and in traditional classrooms, yet most Americans – almost three-quarters (73 percent) – are unable to hold a conversation in more than one language. That...

Dec 23 2013, 9:06am CST

2013 Was The Year Everything Went Right For Lockheed Martin's F-35 Fighter

2013 Was The Year Everything Went Right For Lockheed Martin's F-35 Fighter Thirteen is looking like the F-35 fighter’s lucky number.  After struggling for a dozen years to make program realities match government expectations, in 2013 prime contractor Lockheed Martin saw everything come...

Dec 23 2013, 8:36am CST

Defending Your Money

Defending Your Money We are at war. The war I’m talking about doesn’t use those cute, bloodless drones that wreak havoc on foreign soil…or deliver Amazon baby wipes. This war is invisible and far more subversive. And you’re the target. This...

Dec 22 2013, 8:11am CST

No Margin of Error: E-tailers Scramble to Please Holiday Shoppers

No Margin of Error: E-tailers Scramble to Please Holiday Shoppers Internet retailers are taking an ever-growing bite out of traditional store sales. But their position with buyers is precarious. A single slip- up, especially during the peak holiday shopping season, can result in the...

Dec 20 2013, 4:51pm CST

Blackberry Gives Glimpses Of Turnaround Strategy

Blackberry Gives Glimpses Of Turnaround Strategy Like others reporting news on Blackberry, usually an easy butt of jokes, I was prepared for the worst, or best if you like jokes. Naturally, I expected the company’s earnings to undershoot already bleak expectations....

Dec 20 2013, 2:31pm CST

I4U news

Return to Cinda: What Does Its IPO Say About China's Financial Reform? What to make of the recent IPO in Hong Kong by one of China’s so-called “bad banks”? Cinda Asset Management Company raised US$2.5 billion on an offering 161 times oversubscribed by Hong Kong retail investors and,...

Dec 20 2013, 2:21pm CST

Yahoo Acquires Evntlive

Yahoo Acquires Evntlive, A Live Concert Streaming Startup Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer has added quite a bunch of acquisitions to her shopping list. The latest acquisition is called Evntlive and it is a live concert streaming platform. This acquisition will help Yahoo like the rest of its list of mergers.

Dec 7 2013, 7:08am CST

Apple Gets Full Access to Data from Twitter by Buying Topsy

Apple Gets Full Access to Data from Twitter by Buying Topsy By acquiring social media data company Topsy, Apple gains total access to Twitter data that Google does not have any more

Dec 6 2013, 7:42am CST