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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

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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Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points

Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points Carl Icahn tweeted on Thursday, January 23, announcing that he had bought another $500 million of Apple’s stock that day ($1 billon over the past week) bringing his total to $3.6 billion and published a seven page...

Jan 27 2014, 6:40am CST

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

H&M Lets Fans Undress David Beckham In H&M Super Bowl 2014 Ad

H&M Lets Fans Undress David Beckham In H&M Super Bowl 2014 Ad This year’s star-powered Super Bowl just got even sexier with the announcement that global soccer icon David Beckham is teaming up again with Swedish clothing manufacture H...

Jan 24 2014, 4:33am CST

Super Bowl Date Change is a Possibility

Super Bowl Date Change is a Possibility The cold weather might get too cold for Super Bowl. The NFL has put plans in motion that would allow to move the Super Bowl 2014 date.

Jan 24 2014, 1:39am CST

How Big is the Nokia Brand Damage Caused by Microsoft?

How Big is the Nokia Brand Damage Caused by Microsoft? Analysts were widely expecting Nokia to sell 10 M smartphones in 4Q 2013. The company ended selling 8.2 M units, down from 8.8 M in the previous quarter. It’s a massive miss considering the strong sequential volume...

Jan 23 2014, 9:26am 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

Netflix Roars Back With 20% Earnings Beat, Stock Flies In Aftermarkets

Netflix Roars Back With 20% Earnings Beat, Stock Flies In Aftermarkets Netflix sped past subscriber estimates in its fourth-quarter 2013 report tonight, and likely beat out former pay TV king, HBO, capturing the subscription TV crown that cements leadership. With a business model that...

Jan 23 2014, 2:03am CST

Beats Vs. Spotify: Let The Streaming Wars Begin

Beats Vs. Spotify: Let The Streaming Wars Begin Beats Music is being launched today to much fanfare and rightfully so. Using “music curation” as its main calling card, it’s a different take on a theme used by other competitive services. Whether the public views that...

Jan 22 2014, 4:21am CST

CES 2015 News
Writing Off Justin Bieber's $75,000 Strip Club Bill

Writing Off Justin Bieber's $75,000 Strip Club Bill Justin Bieber allegedly dropped $75,000 in just a few hours in a Miami strip club. The King of Diamonds club told TMZ that Mr. Bieber “got $75k in 1 dollar bills and went wild.” It may sound silly, but Bieber has money...

Jan 22 2014, 2:26am CST

Tumblr's Traffic Isn't Growing

Tumblr's Traffic Isn't Growing The past year has been an up-and-down affair for Yahoo, with the company and its CEO, Marissa Mayer, scoring numerous PR coups while failing to make headway in its core business of selling digital advertising. One of...

Jan 21 2014, 1:27pm CST

Verizon 250MB Share Everything Plan makes Smartphones cheaper

Verizon 250MB Share Everything Plan makes Smartphones cheaper A smartphone can be had for $60 a month with the new data plan

Jan 21 2014, 12:10pm CST

Jamaican Bobsled Team Seeks Funding for Winter Olympics

Jamaican Bobsled Team Seeks Funding for Winter Olympics The Jamaican bobsled team, which consists of two players, is seeking funding. The purpose of collecting the funds is to be able to make an appearance in the Winter Olympics.

Jan 20 2014, 5:07am CST

Gun-Toting At The IRS

Gun-Toting At The IRS The IRS wields enormous power, but should agents be armed too? With all of the controversy facing the IRS and the tax system these days, it can seem doubly scary to contemplate tax collectors being armed. As Prof. Paul...

Jan 18 2014, 3:36pm 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

NSA Reforms: A Step In The Right Direction Or PR Stunt?

NSA Reforms: A Step In The Right Direction Or PR Stunt? The complexity of privacy discussions in a hyper-connected world of free services was made clear this morning. In a speech that was high on rhetoric but short on details (which will be made clear in sixty days),...

Jan 17 2014, 3:11pm CST

Adobe Photoshop Adds Tools For 3D Printing

Adobe Photoshop Adds Tools For 3D Printing One of the world’s most popular creative software suites just dialed into a hot trend: 3D printing. Adobe Photoshop is a favorite among designers and creative types using it for 2 dimensional work, but the software...

Jan 16 2014, 12:36pm CST

I4U news

The Altar Of Shiny By Courtney Nash Web and mobile users continue to expect faster sites and apps–especially when it comes to mobile–and this year I’d like to see people who work on the web spend more time focusing on performance as a...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

I4U news

Cloud Providers May Not Be Ready For Big Data Onslaught, Users Fear We know full well why many organizations are avoiding public cloud — they’re nervous about security. However, seasoned cloud adopters that have locked down their security have another concern on their plate — the...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now?

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now? Yesterday’s Appeal Court ruling against the FCC's net neutrality rules will probably not mark the end of the internet as we know it. Following the ruling, internet providers now in theory have the ability to prioritize...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Clarion 150W MAX Amplified (SRV250) from Clarion Corporation of America

CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Clarion 150W MAX Amplified (SRV250) from Clarion Corporation of America CES 2014 in Las Vegas Highlights: Clarion 150W MAX Amplified (SRV250) from Clarion Corporation of America

Jan 15 2014, 12:23am CST

We Can't Expect a Reliable Energy Future Without Talking Water

We Can't Expect a Reliable Energy Future Without Talking Water It’s no secret that electricity generation requires substantial amounts of water, and different energy sources require varying amounts of water. Nor is it a surprise that Texas and other areas in the West and Southwest...

Jan 14 2014, 1:56pm 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

Why Nest Could Be A Nightmare For Google

Why Nest Could Be A Nightmare For Google Google’s headquarters in Mountain View and the California Public Utility Commission in San Francisco are only about 50 miles apart as the crow, or techie commuter bus, flies. But when it comes to style and outlook on...

Jan 14 2014, 1:46am 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 Ideeli shareholders, considering the company received $107 million in venture capital from...

Jan 13 2014, 8:41pm CST

Google's Acquisition Of Nest And Your Privacy

Google's Acquisition Of Nest And Your Privacy When Matt Rogers, co-founder of connected home devices maker Nest, tweeted a picture of himself with Larry Page after the company’s acquisition by Google for $3.2 billion, two responses stood out from the congratulatory...

Jan 13 2014, 8:41pm CST

2014 Corvette Z06 spied in the flesh in Detroit

2014 Corvette Z06 spied in the flesh in Detroit Corvette Z06 details surface, and it's awesome

Jan 13 2014, 12:01pm 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

Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy

Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy Imagine if Tim Cook fired up the production lines and started churning out the Apple II instead of the latest Macbook Pro. The world would think he had gone barking mad. After all, what company in its right mind would...

Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST

Jon Taffer: How He Turns Failed Bars Into Major Successes

Jon Taffer: How He Turns Failed Bars Into Major Successes To further understand the bar and restaurant industry, I spoke to one of the leading experts in Jon Taffer. You might know Taffer from his hit reality TV show “Bar Rescue”, where he takes bars that are about to close...

Jan 13 2014, 8:51am CST

I4U news

Ad Tech Shop Turn Raises $80M Late-Stage Round In March Toward Eventual IPO With millions flowing into ad tech, Turn Inc. has been a bit of an anomaly, not raising money for over three years and working to get cash-flow positive. But the company announced on Monday it has gotten in on the...

Jan 13 2014, 8:21am CST

Vladimir Putin's Approval Rating Has Been Holding Steady For Almost Two Years

Vladimir Putin's Approval Rating Has Been Holding Steady For Almost Two Years I’m a little late, but it’s worth pointing out that after a particularly bad November Vladimir Putin’s approval rate in December ticked up to a level (65%) that is broadly in line with the results of the past two years...

Jan 13 2014, 8:21am CST

Westboro Baptist Church protests scheduled today

Westboro Baptist Church protests scheduled today Westboro Baptist Church: Christians are to blame for the sodomite take-over of this nation, for same-sex marriage, and for the resulting destruction of this land.

Jan 12 2014, 10:14pm CST

I4U news

A Bullish Case For Janet Yellen, Our Confused New Fed Chairman As is well known now, Janet Yellen was confirmed last Monday as Fed Chairman. On its face, this should concern those who desire economic growth. Figure the Fed itself is superfluous. We don’t need a federally chartered...

Jan 12 2014, 8:26am CST

Lessons from Zuckerberg and Bloomberg: As Giving Goes Up, Philanthropy Under Fire

Lessons from Zuckerberg and Bloomberg: As Giving Goes Up, Philanthropy Under Fire The report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy that the top ten philanthropic gifts in the year past totaled $3.4 billion, and that there were more gifts of $100 million or more in 2013 (15), than in 2012 (11), serves as a...

Jan 11 2014, 12:16am CST

Where To Stay In Sonoma: Kenwood Inn and Spa

Where To Stay In Sonoma: Kenwood Inn and Spa There is plenty of posh to go around in wine country. It seems that every month someone opens a new, even more fabulously luxurious place to stay. Despite all of the well-appointed competition, Kenwood Inn and Spa...

Jan 10 2014, 10:11am CST

There's Nothing New About AT&T's Sponsored Data (And Why the FCC Won't Ban It)

There's Nothing New About AT&T's Sponsored Data (And Why the FCC Won't Ban It) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler has been urged to investigate AT&T's new Sponsored Data offering, whereby customers can use certain internet services without dipping into their monthly...

Jan 10 2014, 8:01am CST