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The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

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

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

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Super Bowl 2014 Facts You Need To Know

Super Bowl 2014 Facts You Need To Know Get all the facts about the Super Bowl 2014 you need to know 1 day before the Big Game.

Feb 1 2014, 9:06am CST

Executive Creative Directors Evaluate Super Bowl Advertising

Executive Creative Directors Evaluate Super Bowl Advertising One week from today is the Super Bowl of advertising with an hour of football in-between. I wanted all of us to enjoy these TV spots to the fullest. To that end, I asked myself what makes a great Super Bowl spot? It has...

Jan 27 2014, 2:07am CST

Highest-Priced Super Bowl 2014 Ticket Sold On StubHub Goes for $10,557

Highest-Priced Super Bowl 2014 Ticket Sold On StubHub Goes for $10,557 Barring a weather event of epic proportions (more on that in a bit), Super Bowl XLVIII will be played a week from today at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. By now, the hype—whether it’s the Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, or...

Jan 27 2014, 2:06am CST

Xirrus Lets Las Vegas Sands Charge WiFi Premium

Xirrus enables Las Vegas Sands Casino to Charge WiFi Premium As a hotel guest, I am always annoyed when I am required to pay extra for WiFi. But thanks to WiFi service from a Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based startup, lets a Las Vegas casino charge an even higher price premium to grant...

Jan 26 2014, 10:08am CST

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World 30 years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh. More accurately, The Great Magician took it out of a bag and let it talk to us. The Macintosh, as I learned from first-hand experience in 1984, was a huge leap...

Jan 24 2014, 8:48am CST

Windows Phone is in Danger

Windows Phone is in Danger Everyone was expecting Nokia’s smartphones sale in Q4 2013 to go up, with estimates that it would break 10 million units. Instead they sold 8.2 million Lumia handsets, a sequential drop on the Q3 sales of...

Jan 24 2014, 7:30am CST

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013 As Samsung bids goodbye to stellar 2013, mixed views on its future SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For Samsung Electronics and its 270,000 employees across the globe, 2013 was the best year. One in every three smartphones...

Jan 24 2014, 1:14am CST

NFL Friday Night Playoff Games Expansion being Considered

NFL Friday Night Playoff Games Expansion being Considered The NFL commissioner is considering the expansion of its Friday night playoff games. An addition of two more teams is slated to occur soon.

Jan 23 2014, 4:22am CST

CES 2015 News

Apple's Stock Buyback And Dividend Outlook: Don't Expect Much Of An Increase Apple plans to report its December quarter results on Monday, January 27, and holds its shareholder meeting on Friday, February 28. Tim Cook said on the September quarter results conference call that “we will announce...

Jan 22 2014, 9:21am CST

Mobile Ads Try To Be More Useful, Less Annoying And Creepy

Mobile Ads Try To Be More Useful, Less Annoying And Creepy Advertising has become an increasingly important revenue source for the multi-billion-dollar app economy, as consumers become less inclined to pay for the mobile apps they download. That’s left advertisers with two...

Jan 22 2014, 7:11am CST

Verizon buys Intel TV Unit

Verizon buys Intel TV Unit Verizon prepares to deliver mobile TV service after buying Intel Media unit LOS ANGELES (AP) — Someday, the full lineup of channels from Verizon's FiOS TV service may be available on your phone. That's the vision...

Jan 22 2014, 3:36am CST

Time has Come for Bigger iPhone 6

Time has Come for Bigger iPhone 6 Another week brings more rumors of an iPhone 6 with a bigger screen; this time around the skinny from a Chinese analyst is that the next Apple superphone will arrive in two larger sizes — 4.7 and 5.7 inches, and as soon...

Jan 21 2014, 1:24pm CST

Top CEOs meet in Davos

Top CEOs meet in Davos Davos is the place to be for the world’s top executives and political figures this week but what happens if you’re not deemed important enough to get in? Here’s my tale from nine years ago. Something strange is going on...

Jan 21 2014, 1:19pm CST

I4U news

New Flash Solutions To Enable All Flash Data Centers Flash memory is finding its way into more storage systems, augmenting and sometimes replacing slower digital storage technology, such as hard disk drives.  As flash memory gets less expensive per GB, decisions to...

Jan 20 2014, 1:20pm CST

Week Ahead: More Earnings & Economic News To Move Markets

Week Ahead: More Earnings & Economic News To Move Markets The S&P 500 is down 0.5% so far this year — and stocks face another potentially volatile week ahead with a barrage of earnings from major corporations as well as economic indicators and news from the World Economic...

Jan 19 2014, 5:11pm CST

Apple Loop: 'Great Things' Coming, iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup, Jobs' Biographer Says Google Rules, Mac Turns 30

Apple Loop: 'Great Things' Coming, iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup, Jobs' Biographer Says Google Rules, Mac Turns 30 Keeping you in the loop on just a few of the many things that happened around Apple this week. China Mobile starts selling iPhones – no line. After six years of negotiations between Apple and China Mobile, the iPhone...

Jan 18 2014, 8:16pm 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

2014 Detroit Auto Show: The Dozen Biggest Production Debuts Of NAIAS

2014 Detroit Auto Show: The Dozen Biggest Production Debuts Of NAIAS Performance cars supplanted alternative-fuel vehicles as the main attraction at this year’s North American International Auto Show. But just because automakers are busy unveiling fast and powerful machines like the BMW...

Jan 17 2014, 8:11pm CST

Will Wearable Computing Be Tim Cook's Rubicon or Waterloo?

Will Wearable Computing Be Tim Cook's Rubicon or Waterloo? Many misinterpreted my column of yesterday as predicting that Tim Cook and Apple will fail. Even Paul Carroll, my “New Killer Apps” coauthor, took it that way, and suggested that Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo would...

Jan 17 2014, 12:11pm CST

Mexican Tycoon Carlos Slim Suspected Of Trying To Circumvent New Anti-Monopoly Telecom Regulations

Mexican Tycoon Carlos Slim Suspected Of Trying To Circumvent New Anti-Monopoly Telecom Regulations With the apparent intention of circumventing new antitrust regulations, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s fixed-line phone monopoly Telmex has designed a new strategy for divesting assets, reports Mexico’s leading...

Jan 17 2014, 11:51am CST

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues Once a niche corner of the market, analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends is increasingly taking centre stage, as illustrated by the recent news that the US energy group FirstEnergy has agreed to...

Jan 17 2014, 11:11am CST

I4U news

Apple May Have Generated $60 Billion Of Revenue In The December Quarter Apple has scheduled its December quarter results to be released on Monday, January 27, with its conference call at 2:00 pm Pacific Time. I estimate that the company could report $59.8 billion in revenue and $14.64 in...

Jan 17 2014, 8:51am CST

RSA Boycotters To Hold Their Own Conference Across The Street

RSA Boycotters To Hold Their Own Conference Across The Street After a Reuters report last month claimed the NSA paid security company RSA $10 million for a backdoor into their encryption technology, it was inevitable: speakers slated to speak at the company’s looming security...

Jan 17 2014, 8:31am CST

Revealing Data Science's Job Potential

Revealing Data Science's Job Potential Data Science is gaining traction in the industry, as analytics, data collection, sensors, and Big Data become a more regular part of our online existence. O’Reilly Media, Inc. recently released a survey that it had...

Jan 16 2014, 1:36pm CST

SEMI: Forecasts are Positive at Annual ISS Conference

SEMI: Forecasts are Positive at Annual ISS Conference In a press release issued January 14, semiconductor industry association SEMI provided synopses of key presentations at its Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) being held in Half Moon Bay, California.  In SEMI’s words...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

BitTorrent Creator's New Software DissidentX Hides Secrets In Plain Sight

BitTorrent Creator's New Software DissidentX Hides Secrets In Plain Sight Encryption tools help people keep secrets. Bram Cohen has a more subtle ambition: he wants to help people keep secret the act of keeping secrets. For the last year Cohen, who created the breakthrough file-sharing...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

Apple And FTC Reach Agreement About Children's App Purchases

Apple And FTC Reach Agreement About Children's App Purchases The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has entered into a consent decree with Apple regarding alleged charges that Apple allowed children to purchase apps and make in-app purchases on its app store. The FTC...

Jan 15 2014, 12:01pm CST

I4U news

Huawei rejects reports of security weakness Huawei rejects reports equipment vulnerable to hacking as it announces rise in 2013 profit BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei on Wednesday rejected suggestions its telecoms equipment is vulnerable to...

Jan 15 2014, 11:41am CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: ThinkPad Enterprise Wireless Display Adapter from Lenovo Group Ltd.

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: ThinkPad Enterprise Wireless Display Adapter from Lenovo Group Ltd. CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: ThinkPad Enterprise Wireless Display Adapter from Lenovo Group Ltd.

Jan 14 2014, 11:29pm CST

I4U news

Charter calls TW Cable a 'turnaround project' Charter calls Time Warner Cable a 'turnaround project' with 'failed' strategy LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charter Communications executives labeled Time Warner Cable a "turnaround project" suffering from a failed...

Jan 14 2014, 6:26pm CST

I4U news

JPMorgan's Dimon: Target breach is a wake-up call JPMorgan's Dimon: More Target-like breaches will occur unless retail, banks work together NEW YORK (AP) — More Target-sized security breaches will happen if banks and retail stores don't start working...

Jan 14 2014, 11:46am CST

Attackers Scrape GitHub For Cloud Service Credentials, Hijack Account To Mine Virtual Currency

Attackers Scrape GitHub For Cloud Service Credentials, Hijack Account To Mine Virtual Currency Rich Mogull, CEO at information security research and advisory firm Securosis, was working on a piece of code to accompany his presentation at the upcoming RSA Conference when he accidentally published the credentials...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26am CST

Entrepreneurs Should Check Out This Gathering

Entrepreneurs Should Check Out This Gathering I recommend that entrepreneurs – regardless of where they live – check out the New York Tech Meetup (NYTM). This monthly mini-conference – which sells out in minutes – fills an 860-seat auditorium and a secondary...

Jan 14 2014, 9:06am 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

Charter to bid below $135 a share for TW Cable Charter in pursuit of Time Warner Cable, willing to make cash-and-stock offer of up to $38B NEW YORK (AP) — Cable TV operator Charter Communications wants to buy the much larger Time Warner Cable in a cash...

Jan 13 2014, 4:41pm CST

Look Out, Apple - Google Just Bought Nest For $3.2 Billion

Look Out, Apple - Google Just Bought Nest For $3.2 Billion In a deal surprising only for its enormous purchase price, Google has announced that it’s buying Nest Labs, the hot maker of tech-infused household devices such as thermostats and smoke alarms, for $3.2 billion in cash...

Jan 13 2014, 4:21pm CST

Google's Nest Purchase And The Plan To Become The 'Home OS'

Google's Nest Purchase And The Plan To Become The 'Home OS' Today Google launched yet another moonshot, buying connected device maker Nest for $3.2 billion. It’s a big move just days after CES, where Nest was one of the most sought after companies in the white hot smart home...

Jan 13 2014, 4:21pm CST

Bitcoin Anonymity Upgrade Zerocoin To Become An Independent Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Anonymity Upgrade Zerocoin To Become An Independent Cryptocurrency When a group of cryptographers launched Zerocoin last year, they hoped their cryptography project could upgrade Bitcoin to be as anonymous as its most privacy-focused users have always wanted it to be. Now, after six...

Jan 13 2014, 1:01pm CST