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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

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The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines

The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines In Davos, Switzerland the confabbing tycoons at the World Economic Forum spent their Friday fretting over climate change.  The irony of the super-wealthy flying in their private jets to hang out in a luxurious...

Jan 29 2014, 3:05am 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

The Personal Web is the Next Big Thing

The Personal Web is the Next Big Thing The modern world can be a dehumanizing place.  Long gone is the sweet little old lady at the drugstore counter, replaced by big box retailers, brand logos and barcodes.  We’re more often“handled” than serviced...

Jan 25 2014, 7:23am CST

Next Apple TV Rumored to Have A Games Console

Next Apple TV Rumored to Have A Games Console The Xbox One and PS4 could bet getting company. Recent reports indicate that a new Apple TV is well into testing, and might arrive soon. Both 9t05 Mac and iLounge cite insider sources telling them that a revamped set-...

Jan 24 2014, 6:51pm CST

Comcast Delivers Online Olympics Coverage to TV

Comcast Delivers Online Olympics Coverage to TV Comcast to bring online Olympics coverage to big-screen TV LOS ANGELES (AP) — Over the past few Olympics, NBC has shown more live coverage over the Internet than it has on TV. For the upcoming Winter Games, Comcast's...

Jan 24 2014, 2:38pm CST

DarkList Links Silk-Road-Style Drug Dealers

DarkList Links Silk-Road-Style Drug Dealers When the Department of Justice took down the anonymous, Bitcoin-based narcotics bazaar known as the Silk Road in October, the dark web drug market didn’t disappear. It splintered into smaller markets. And now a new site...

Jan 24 2014, 8:45am CST

The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now

The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now As most commentators, myself included, predicted last fall, a federal appellate court has vacated the FCC’s controversial 2010 “net neutrality” rules, holding that the agency wildly exceeded its authority to regulate...

Jan 24 2014, 8:10am CST

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary You might be tempted to lump recent news about Best Buy’s disappointing holiday performance into the long-running narrative about that retail giant’s slow slide toward irrelevance and extinction. Don’t. Or, at least,...

Jan 24 2014, 8:00am CST

CES 2015 News
Carl Icahn snaps up another $500M of Apple stock

Carl Icahn Buys another $500M of Apple Shares Billionaire Icahn invests another $500 million in Apple, arguing the stock remains a bargain SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Outspoken billionaire Carl Icahn has tossed another bushel of Apple stock into his investment portfolio...

Jan 24 2014, 6:26am CST

T-Mobile Picks Up The Innovation Kudos John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, has a great line in coming late to the party while looking like the host. The company’s mobile money initiative is its latest “innovation” and is a great example of T-Mobile...

Jan 23 2014, 9:28am CST

Are you Buying Fitness Wearables From Electronics Companies?

Are you Buying Fitness Wearables From Electronics Companies? Having spent the week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it would appear that fitness & sport tech has started to reach mainstream prominence.  In a way it has, in others it hasn’t.  It...

Jan 23 2014, 7:10am CST

BlackBerry Stock Surges Surprisingly

BlackBerry Stock Surges Surprisingly Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry continued its surprising stock rally on Wednesday, bringing it up over 26% over the last three days of trading even as other phone makers and the rest of the market remain flat....

Jan 23 2014, 3:00am CST

FOX Business Network officially signs Maria Bartiromo

FOX Business Network officially signs Maria Bartiromo Veteran financial news anchor and journalist Maria Bartiromo is heading to the FOX Business Network. She is set to begin next month.

Jan 22 2014, 8:57pm CST

It Had To Happen! Smartphones Shipments Dip In 1Q 2014

Smartphones Shipments Dip In 1Q 2014 That’s right, it had to happen! It was only a matter of time before smartphone growth started to slow. Yes, we’ve seen this before with a number of other consumer electronic devices from the TV to VCRs and DVD players...

Jan 22 2014, 3:48am CST

The 24 Countries Where Microsoft Windows Phone Outsells the Apple iPhone

The 24 Countries Where Microsoft Windows Phone Outsells the Apple iPhone Statistics may say Windows 8 is a flop but, contrary to popular opinion, Windows Phone is far from down and out in the battle for our mobile affections. In fact in many parts of the world sales are rocketing past the...

Jan 22 2014, 3:35am CST

Experts say that Target Hackers will be tough to find

Experts say that Target Hackers will be tough to find Target hackers remain hidden behind shadowy, multi-layered black market, experts say NEW YORK (AP) — It doesn't surprise experts that some debit and credit card numbers stolen from Target's computer systems may have...

Jan 22 2014, 2:51am CST

This is the Typical Bitcoin Shopper

This is the Typical Bitcoin Shopper When Overstock began accepting Bitcoins on Jan. 9, it immediately grossed $100,000 in Bitcoin orders, according to its CEO Patrick Byrne. As he told CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City, “I’ve been hearing from people...

Jan 22 2014, 1:50am CST

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The Most Impactful CES 2014 Announcement Was Unexpected Over the past 23 years, I have been to more trade shows than I can even remember, including my recent trip to the the International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES. While neither Apple, Google, or Microsoft pay the...

Jan 21 2014, 1:22pm 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

It is no Wonder that Apple Will Enter The Phablet Market

It is no Wonder that Apple Will Enter The Phablet Market Having created the tablet market with the iPad, Apple has been woefully slow into Phablets. As yet it does not have a large screen smartphone (a plus 5.6 inch display). But unless Apple acts quickly the Phablet market...

Jan 21 2014, 8:57am CST

Should Microsoft Acquire Yahoo For $53 Billion?

Should Microsoft Buy Yahoo for $53 Billion? The last time Microsoft offered to buy Yahoo — valuing it at $45 billion, Steve Ballmer hoped that some value could be created by combining their media assets. As he said back then, “We have great respect for Yahoo!,...

Jan 21 2014, 8:56am CST

Windows Phone and Android to meet in Normandy

Windows Phone and Android to meet in Normandy Some more new leaked images of the alleged Nokia 'Normandy' handset device have been hitting the entire tech. Web as of late. The most recent, posted on January 16 by the @evleaks shows a familiar operating system, which looks pretty much like the Windows Phone interface grafted onto the Android platform.

Jan 21 2014, 8:52am CST

No Tizen Smart Phones for the US market

No Tizen Smart Phones for the US market For some months, the Korean tech giant and mobile device manufacturer Samsung Inc has been teasing about offering a brand new and different Linux-based Tizen OS smart phone device— going on so far as to suggest that the platform gives the tech giant a hedge against banking too much on their Google’s Android OS based device success, and setting an expected debut date for their new mobile devices.

Jan 21 2014, 8:51am CST

Google Glass's Chief Pundit Reaches For The Doomed Word

Google Glass is Doomed Google Glass is becoming an enigma. Over the past week the fashion world, via hair care product vendor L’Oreal, made a bigger commitment to the, as yet, un-launched device. But at the same time uber-advocate Robert...

Jan 20 2014, 7:44am 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

I4U news

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-way chess game that has been going on for years between the US District Court of Appeals, the...

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 iPhones – no line. After six years of negotiations between Apple and China Mobile, the iPhone...

Jan 18 2014, 8:16pm CST

To End California Drought, Fill More Hollywood And Silicon Valley Swimming Pools

To End California Drought, Fill More Hollywood And Silicon Valley Swimming Pools For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.  —unknown One the heels of a West Virginia water contamination crisis, California hosts a grave water emergency. Gov. Jerry Brown delivered the  ...

Jan 18 2014, 1:36pm CST

If Apple Launch A Larger iPhone 6, The Sweet Spot For The Screen Is 4.9 Inches

If Apple Launch A Larger iPhone 6, The Sweet Spot For The Screen Is 4.9 Inches Rather than follow the competition, Apple have always forged their own road with their smartphone form factors. While Samsung, HTC, and Sony were busy selling larger screened smartphones to more consumers, Apple have...

Jan 18 2014, 7:06am CST

Cloud Computing's Paradox: More IT, But Less IT Management

Cloud Computing's Paradox: More IT, But Less IT Management Wither the information technology department?  There’s been no end to speculation as of late, as employees bring their own devices to work, marketing chiefs grab more technology budget dollars, and everyone signs up and...

Jan 17 2014, 1:31pm CST

Success Story: Nine Hints From Top British Clothing Retailer Jeremy Hackett

Success Story: Nine Hints From Top British Clothing Retailer Jeremy Hackett The Hackett store that opened on London’s Regent Street in November 2013 is one of the most imposing retail outlets on one of the city’s most imposing streets. Founder Jeremy Hackett opened his first store on King’s...

Jan 17 2014, 1:11pm 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

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

Better To Export Natural Gas Fracking Or Advanced Coal Technologies?

Better To Export Natural Gas Fracking Or Advanced Coal Technologies? World leaders are about to gather in Abu Dhabi to discuss how to feed the global energy appetite with the cleanest fuels and the most modern tools. Questions are bound to crop up involving whether to use more advanced...

Jan 17 2014, 5:41am CST

The Mayors Challenge: Sparking Government Innovation In European Cities

The Mayors Challenge: Sparking Government Innovation In European Cities In an interview with James Anderson, head of government-innovation at Bloomberg Philanthropies, we discussed their 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge—a competition to inspire European cities to come up with bold ideas that...

Jan 16 2014, 12:36pm CST

Guns, Rods ... And Titanium

Guns, Rods ... And Titanium To call Dave Lamoureux a fishing enthusiast would be an understatement. He set a new record, catching a 157-pound Bluefin tuna from his kayak off the coast of Cape Cod in 2009. A former Wall Street commodities trader,...

Jan 16 2014, 11:46am CST

12 E-Commerce Strategies To Grow Your Business This Year

12 E-Commerce Strategies To Grow Your Business This Year By Michael Evans and Jennifer Knight Your plans for the New Year call for growing your company’s revenue in 2014, but where will your increased sales come from — a larger salesforce, new markets, or product innovation?...

Jan 16 2014, 11:06am 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