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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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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

Bank of America Super Bowl 2014 Ad features new U2 Single to Fight AIDS

Bank of America Super Bowl 2014 Ad features new U2 Single to Fight AIDS A new surprise entry in the Super Bowl 2014 Ad line-up has been revealed and it is actually for charity. You can help too. Just download the new U2 song during the Super Bowl for free.

Jan 24 2014, 3:34am CST

Project Wedge is a New, Easy, Indie Portable Projection System

Project Wedge is a New, Easy, Indie Portable Projection System Project Wedge is a hardware start-up out of Olympia, Washington, that aims to solve one of those problems we didn’t know we had: How does one easily display a share content from tablet to a large room and look good...

Jan 24 2014, 1:17am 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

How the Duolingo Founders Offered Free Education To Millions

How the Duolingo Founders Offered Free Education To Millions As stars fill the night sky in Veracruz, Mexico, 23-year-old Uziel Alejandro López kicks back at home to play on his Android smartphone. His thumbs breeze over the brightly colored screen, but this is no casual game. He...

Jan 23 2014, 6:51am CST

5 Highlights From The Netflix Earnings Report

5 Highlights From The Netflix Earnings Report Netflix is starting to look like a precision machine. The company modestly exceeded expectations for the fourth quarter, adding 2.3 million subscribers in the U.S. and more than 4 million overall, bringing the total to...

Jan 23 2014, 4:21am CST

3D-Printed Gun Creator Lands Book Deal

3D-Printed Gun Creator Lands Book Deal When Cody Wilson published the blueprint for the first fully 3D-printable gun on the web last spring, the controversy around that digital weapon led to its being downloaded 100,000 times in two days. Now Simon &...

Jan 22 2014, 9:38am CST

ChargePoint is Building Out The Electricity Highway One Parking Lot At A Time

ChargePoint is Building Out The Electricity Highway One Parking Lot At A Time At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show this month, BMW and ChargePoint –who has developed the nation’s largest electric vehicle charging network – were touting their growing relationship.  BMW was offering test...

Jan 22 2014, 8:02am CST

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Startup Silentium is on to a Billion Dollar Opportunity

Startup Silentium is on to a Billion Dollar Opportunity From the thrum of heating and ventilation units to the thump of home theaters, the noise of fellow humans at work and play is increasingly hard to escape. Even in remote areas, such as the wilderness around California’s...

Jan 22 2014, 4:11am CST

Sundance Tunes Into Online Audiences

Sundance Tunes Into Online Audiences The Sundance Film Festival is devoted to discovering and developing independent artists and audiences–so it’s time to embrace digital markets. As box office revenues stay low, the best bet for buoying independent...

Jan 21 2014, 8:58am 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

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

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 CEO had brushed aside the advances of the Apple guru only to him face him head-to-head when...

Jan 17 2014, 6:21pm 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

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 creator is warning casual players not to buy it yet. Dead Reckoning PC Gamers understand the...

Jan 17 2014, 12:41pm 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 hard at developing and deploying storage technologies, and raising money as well.  Stem – a...

Jan 17 2014, 9:21am CST

The Feds Are Ready To Sell $25 Million of Bitcoin Seized From The Silk Road

The Feds Are Ready To Sell $25 Million of Bitcoin Seized From The Silk Road One of the bigger wallets on the Bitcoin blockchain is going to be emptied in the near future. Back in October, when the feds took down the online drug bazaar Silk Road, they seized the nearly 30,000 bitcoins in its...

Jan 16 2014, 5:36pm 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 first few days, a feat even the wizards of Hogwart’s and Middle Earth never matched on the...

Jan 16 2014, 5:46am CST

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Apple agrees to refund $32.5M for kids' purchases Apple to refund $32.5M to parents who say they unwittingly OK'd purchases during kids' games WASHINGTON (AP) — Plenty of parents have been there — handing over the iPhone or iPad to a child while waiting...

Jan 16 2014, 2:36am CST

Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean Cronyism, Corporate Welfare And Less Innovation

Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean Cronyism, Corporate Welfare And Less Innovation It’s an endless parade, one  top-down proposal after another from Washington. Having just presided over another 80,000 pages of regulations in the 2013 Federal Register, the launch (so called) of Obamacare, and five...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

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Ecuador politician claims email hacking in smear Opposition politician in Ecuador claims email hacking in smear campaign by state-run media LIMA, Peru (AP) — An opposition politician says electronic documents stolen from her email are being used by...

Jan 15 2014, 1:51pm CST

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think How old do you think someone should be for the best chance at entrepreneurial success? If you said 20, or 22, or 25, you are not alone. It wasn’t that long ago that age signified wisdom. But in the last decade Silicon...

Jan 15 2014, 8:11am CST

Six Fitness Problems Fitbit Won't Solve For You

Six Fitness Problems Fitbit Won't Solve For You “Just because I have a fitness app on my phone doesn’t make me an athlete.”  - Dr. Harry Greenspun, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions       2013 was the year that health and fitness devices and smart phone apps...

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 panel installer SolarCity is turning to retail investors for cash. The company said...

Jan 15 2014, 7:41am CST

New Ways For Turning Data Into Dollars Now

New Ways For Turning Data Into Dollars Now By Scott Cameron, Andrew Pickersgill, Rob Turtle Big Data is transforming the way companies do business.  But many firms are finding that it requires significant investments of time and money before seeing the value. ...

Jan 15 2014, 7:21am CST

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The CEO Question: Where Is My Company Going? In my last column I stated that every business, including small ones, have assignments that can only be performed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Plus I revealed: CEO strategic responsibilities are not optional....

Jan 14 2014, 10:26am CST

Charity Begins At 50? Codswallop!

Charity Begins At 50? Codswallop! Before he died this past December, hedge fund manager and philanthropist Robert W. Wilson had done many notable things. In the ‘70s, he’d survived what Forbes called “the most catastrophic short play in modern times” to...

Jan 14 2014, 10:06am CST

Government Programs Have Become One Big Scammer Fraud Fest

Government Programs Have Become One Big Scammer Fraud Fest Amongst all the polls about how various groups view their prospects going into 2014, I’d like to see one polling people who habitually defraud the government.  I bet it would be off-the-charts positive, as they look for...

Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST

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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

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives Refurbished phrases and branding elements seem to cycle through advertisements and public relations messaging every few months. Last year Ford spokesperson Mike Rowe started using the word “fresh” to describe features...

Jan 13 2014, 8:01am CST

IBM's Watson Could Help Turn Big Data Buzz Into Business

IBM's Watson Could Help Turn Big Data Buzz Into Business It has been said that the Internet is like all the world’s books gathered in one place, then thrown indiscriminately on the floor. Add to this pile the even greater amounts of knowledge hidden behind locked doors,...

Jan 12 2014, 11:06am 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

OLPC Still Focused On Bringing Tech "Dreams" To Needy Kids

OLPC Still Focused On Bringing Tech "Dreams" To Needy Kids Wearables and 4K TVs weren’t the only shiny and new objects introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. One Laptop Per Child, launched in 2005 by Nicholas Negroponte out of MIT’s Media Lab, continues its...

Jan 10 2014, 5:51pm CST

Wag The Dog Stock Investing

Wag The Dog Stock Investing The dog and tail people are at it again. DATs, I call them. These are the financial advisors who say, “Don’t let the tax tail wag the dog. Taxes should not be your primary reason for buying or selling something.” There...

Jan 10 2014, 3:31pm CST

Google And Intel, Welcome To The New American Conglomerate

Google And Intel, Welcome To The New American Conglomerate Announcements from Google and Intel in the first week of 2014 confirm a trend that was already pretty solid but overlooked in 2013. The American Conglomerate is back (transparency note – I own a few shares in Intel). It...

Jan 10 2014, 9:41am CST

WellDoc Raises $20 Million To Market First Mobile Prescription For Diabetes Management

WellDoc Raises $20 Million To Market First Mobile Prescription For Diabetes Management WellDoc, which sells a type 2 diabetes interactive management program on a mobile device, raised $20 million from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund and Windham Venture Partners. “Big pharma is starting to understand...

Jan 10 2014, 8:21am CST

A Look Back At 2013 Predictions: What Worked, What Didn't

A Look Back At 2013 Predictions: What Worked, What Didn't I thought it was a good point to review my pontificating in 2013. So I’ve pulled all my articles from the year to see if I’m a dunce. This is what I found from the run up to summer 2013: The U.K. will never leave Europe...

Jan 9 2014, 11:36am CST

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Old meets new in 2014 video game lineup Master Chief, Meet Aiden Pearce : Old faces collide with new ones in 2014 video game lineup LOS ANGELES (AP) — The usual suspects are back in new video game installments in 2014 — Mario, Solid Snake and...

Jan 9 2014, 10:56am CST

When The Time For The Big Cashout Comes, You'll Wish You'd Planned For It Earlier

When The Time For The Big Cashout Comes, You'll Wish You'd Planned For It Earlier Congratulations. Your hard work and entrepreneurial instincts have paid off in the form of a fast-growing, profitable business that’s worth millions of dollars, or could be some day. And you’re only 40. Or 30. Or, like...

Jan 9 2014, 9:16am CST

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The 3 Pitfalls Likely To Derail Your Financial Resolutions A couple of weeks ago, I suggested 14 possible financial New Year’s resolutions for 2014. Of course, the problem with New Year’s resolutions isn’t making them. It’s following through. One study showed that most...

Jan 9 2014, 6:26am CST