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Court Prods FCC In Unexpected Direction In Last Week's Verizon Ruling

By Andy Oram A court ruling this past Tuesday on FCC “network neutrality” regulation closes and opens a few paths in a three-wa...

Jan 19 2014, 7:31am 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 iPho...

Jan 18 2014, 8:16pm CST

Yahoo's COO de Castro Hit Two Of The Three Main Causes Of Executive Onboarding Failure

Yahoo's COO de Castro Hit Two Of The Three Main Causes Of Executive Onboarding Failure

It’s not a surprise that Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer has fired COO Henrique De Castro. Yes. He was her first big hire. Yes. It is...

Jan 18 2014, 8:46am CST

If You Doubt That Social Media Has Changed The World, Take A Look At Ukraine

If You Doubt That Social Media Has Changed The World, Take A Look At Ukraine

When the Arab Spring erupted in 2010, one of the first things people noticed was the very visible role social media seemed to p...

Jan 18 2014, 3:26am CST

Because It's All About Virality - Dropbox Scores Funding At A $10B Valuation

Because It's All About Virality - Dropbox Scores Funding At A $10B Valuation

Crazy you might say but WSJ is reporting that Dropbox has raised $250M in a deal that values the company at an incredible $10B...

Jan 17 2014, 8:31pm CST

Dropbox Founder Drew Houston Joins Billionaire Ranks As Company Reaches $10 Billion Valuation

Dropbox Founder Drew Houston Joins Billionaire Ranks As Company Reaches $10 Billion Valuation

In late 2011, a young and brash Drew Houston was doing battle with Steve Jobs. Two years shy of 30, the Dropbox cofounder and C...

Jan 17 2014, 6:21pm CST

Steam Matters For Indie Developers - 'Day Z' Offers A Million Reasons Why

Steam Matters For Indie Developers - 'Day Z' Offers A Million Reasons Why

As Day Z racks up a million sales in four weeks, Steam once again demonstrates its ability to make a game – even when its creat...

Jan 17 2014, 12:41pm CST

Facebook and NBC Look Towards A Social Winter Olympics, Just Don't Mention The Tape Delay Or #NBCfail

Facebook and NBC Look Towards A Social Winter Olympics, Just Don't Mention The Tape Delay Or #NBCfail

NBC and Facebook have announced a content sharing deal for coverage around this year’s Winter Olympics from Sochi in Russia. It...

Jan 17 2014, 12:21pm 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 mono...

Jan 17 2014, 11:51am CST

Goldie Hawn to Launch “Mindful Works”

Goldie Hawn Wants Mindful Works

Goldie Hawn is going to launch a new evidence-based program for educators and children in collaboration with Mark Bertolini. Th...

Jan 17 2014, 11:40am CST

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Venture investments, number of deals up in 4Q

Venture investments, number of deals grew in the 4th quarter NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startups increased...

Jan 17 2014, 11:21am 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...

Jan 17 2014, 11:11am CST

Nikon D5200 DSLR with 18-55mm lens hits lowest ever price

Nikon D5200 DSLR with 18-55mm lens hits lowest ever price

Today only deal...

Jan 17 2014, 10:38am CST

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation

Many observers feel that energy storage has the potential to be one of the ‘next big things.’ A number of companies are working...

Jan 17 2014, 9:21am CST

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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 Paci...

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 te...

Jan 17 2014, 8:31am CST

Best Online Colleges

Best Online Colleges

Among the best online colleges, that give tutorials while staying within the confines of cyberspace, are several state-of-the-a...

Jan 17 2014, 8:19am CST

CES: Looking Back 25 Years

CES: Looking Back 25 Years

While many felt that the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) lacked anything revolutionary, the change over 25 years is remark...

Jan 17 2014, 5:31am 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

'The Banner Saga' Review: Beautiful, But Not Quite Brilliant (PC)

'The Banner Saga' Review: Beautiful, But Not Quite Brilliant (PC)

The moment I laid eyes on indie developer Stoic’s The Banner Saga, I wanted to love everything about it. The art-style is simpl...

Jan 16 2014, 11:26pm CST

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For Obama, NSA review a quest for public trust

For Obama, NSA review a quest to regain public trust in surveillance operations WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with Edwa...

Jan 16 2014, 3:46pm CST

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Judge to Apple: Reboot relationship with monitor

NY judge says Apple's opposition to e-books monitor proves the wisdom of his appointment NEW YORK (AP) — A judge...

Jan 16 2014, 2:16pm CST

Avatar Sequel 2, 3 and 4 Coming

Avatar Sequel 2, 3 and 4 Coming

Avatar fans will be pleased. James Cameron will make three more Avatar movies....

Jan 16 2014, 1:45pm CST

new Lenovo coupon makes solid deal on IdeaPad Z710 Core i7 laptop

new Lenovo coupon makes solid deal on IdeaPad Z710 Core i7 laptop

Save nearly a third off list price...

Jan 16 2014, 11:05am CST

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer?

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer?

History tells us “Yes.” Wearables will be his Rubicon. Apple CEO Tim Cook is already one of the most successful managers in the...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

Yahoo! Failing In Their Attempt To Monetize SNL Video Archive

Yahoo! Failing In Their Attempt To Monetize SNL Video Archive

Last year, Yahoo! signed an exclusive one-year deal with Broadway Video to license the 38-year catalog of Saturday Night Live c...

Jan 16 2014, 9:06am CST

The Billion Dollar Market Microsoft And Sony Are Ignoring

The Billion Dollar Market Microsoft And Sony Are Ignoring

The console video game market remains huge. Last September, Grand Theft Auto 5 generated over $1 billion in revenue in its firs...

Jan 16 2014, 5:46am CST

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Yahoo CEO lets go top lieutenant in surprise move

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer parts way with top operations exec just 15 months after hiring SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo...

Jan 15 2014, 6:41pm CST

More Professional Sports Teams Are Thinking Green, To Please Fans And Make Money

More Professional Sports Teams Are Thinking Green, To Please Fans And Make Money

The requisite press releases have been issued proclaiming the uber green-ness of the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stad...

Jan 15 2014, 6:01pm CST

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AOL hands over Patch operations to investment firm

AOL hands over operations of troubled local-news division Patch to turnaround firm NEW YORK (AP) — AOL is handing...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST

AOL Hands Off Patch To Turnaround Firm Hale Global

AOL Hands Off Patch To Turnaround Firm Hale Global

This is the way the saga of Patch and AOL ends: Not with a bang, nor with a whimper, but with a “Huh?” Pressed to find a buyer...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST

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Apple's Cook Says iPhone China Mobile Deal Is The Beginning of A Beautiful Friendship

Apple CEO Tim Cook did something his predecessor, Steve Jobs, didn’t do in pursuit of a deal for the iPhone with China Mobile,...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST

Cyber Stick Ups At Target & Neiman Marcus (& Others) Discounts Brand Engagement. Up To 85% Off.

Cyber Stick Ups At Target & Neiman Marcus (& Others) Discounts Brand Engagement. Up To 85% Off.

We figure that one in three of you are pretty concerned about this because, as it turns out, the cyber attack on personal and c...

Jan 15 2014, 11:11am CST

Net Neutrality Ended Yesterday. Here's What It Could Mean For Gamers

Net Neutrality Ended Yesterday. Here's What It Could Mean For Gamers

It’s a brave new world on the internet today. Yesterday, a Federal Appeals court struck down net neutrality, and while it’s a c...

Jan 15 2014, 11:11am CST

Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy

Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy

“Zappos Says Goodbye To Bosses,” was the recent headline in the Washington Post. “Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

Legal Heroin: Is Virtual Reality Our Next Hard Drug

Legal Heroin: Is Virtual Reality Our Next Hard Drug

* Co-written with Laura Anne Edwards, Global Content Partner, Unreasonable Group. So video games are addictive—this we know. It...

Jan 15 2014, 8:11am CST

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SolarCity turns to retail investors for cash

SolarCity bets on new kind of financing _ selling bond-like securities to retail investors NEW YORK (AP) — Solar...

Jan 15 2014, 7:41am CST

Monster Drinks Face Challenges

Monster Drinks Face Challenges Despite High Sales

The cost price of Monster drinks has skyrocketed so that it is currently three billion dollars richer than in previous times. H...

Jan 15 2014, 4:52am CST

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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...

Jan 15 2014, 2:41am CST

Early ObamaCare Exchange Demographics Worse Than Under RomneyCare in Massachusetts In 2007

Early ObamaCare Exchange Demographics Worse Than Under RomneyCare in Massachusetts In 2007

On occasion a chart can be worth more than a blog post with 1,000 words. Since many point to Massachusetts as a harbinger of wh...

Jan 14 2014, 11:56pm CST