Mining


The Cloud is Powered by Coal

The Cloud is Powered by Coal

“Americans use too much energy” is one of the most politically correct things you can say—but it’s wrong. My favorite response...

Jan 23 2014, 2:10am 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

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

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...

Jan 16 2014, 11:46am CST

Trade BitCoins Through Your Social Graph... With A Little Bit Of Help From Your BitFriends

Trade BitCoins Through Your Social Graph... With A Little Bit Of Help From Your BitFriends

BitCoin is the virtual currency world’s standard bearer, but it’s not for the faint of heart. From the cryptographic underpinni...

Jan 15 2014, 8:11am 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...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26am CST

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Proposed spy phone record shift draws resistance

Proposal to shift surveillance phone record retention away from government drawing resistance WASHINGTON (AP) — T...

Jan 14 2014, 2:36am CST

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A Digital Health Acquisition To Watch

RxAnte, which applies predictive analytics to medication adherence, became part of Millennium Laboratories in December. The com...

Jan 13 2014, 8:51am CST

A $100 Worth Of Litecoin A Year Ago Is Worth $30,000 Today

A $100 Worth Of Litecoin A Year Ago Is Worth $30,000 Today

Last month, we subjected readers to a hindsight lament: How you should have spent $100 at the beginning of 2013. Using the Forb...

Jan 13 2014, 8:21am CST

CES Draws Attention to Non-Mainstream Technologies

CES Draws Attention to Non-Mainstream Technologies

As CES draws to a close, it’s clear that the annual confab of what used to be quaintly refered to as the “Consumer Electronics...

Jan 12 2014, 7:56pm 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 flo...

Jan 12 2014, 11:06am 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 w...

Jan 10 2014, 3:31pm CST

Ditch 'Dogs Of The Dow' - The Mutts Have Bad Genes, Improper Breeding and False Papers

Ditch 'Dogs Of The Dow' - The Mutts Have Bad Genes, Improper Breeding and False Papers

The ‘Dogs of the Dow’ reasoning sounds sensible, the process is simple and the result are being reported as proof that it works...

Jan 8 2014, 5:21pm CST

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Taxing Bitcoin: IRS Review Will Have Big Implications For Investors In Virtual Currency

By now most everyone has heard of Bitcoin. But exactly what is it? And how should it be taxed? Bitcoin is usually described as...

Jan 7 2014, 2:56pm CST

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Intel says its processors are now 'conflict-free'

Intel says its processors are now free of minerals from mines held by armed groups in Congo LAS VEGAS (AP) — Inte...

Jan 7 2014, 12:26am CST

What a Year for Entrepreneurs!

What a Year for Entrepreneurs!

Please note that Dr. Shulman is a principal in several investment advisory companies, both SEC-registered and private. In this...

Jan 6 2014, 3:16pm CST

China Bites Into Bitcoin

China Bites Into Bitcoin

Bitcoins were worth nothing in 2009, when the digital cryptocurrency was first minted on the computer of its mysterious creator...

Jan 6 2014, 7:46am CST

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Beating Back The Bubble Babble

WITH STOCKS AT or near alltime highs, financial publications and market pundits are providing plenty of hot air as they inflate...

Jan 6 2014, 7:36am CST

Pandora Mines Music Data Trove For Better Ads

Pandora Mines Music Data Trove For Better Ads

A few months ago, I spoke with Eric Bieschke, Pandora’s’ Chief Scientist, for a story about the company’s approach to analyzing...

Jan 5 2014, 1:31pm CST

Five Business Intelligence Predictions For 2014

Five Business Intelligence Predictions For 2014

The following guest post is by Prakash Nanduri, Co-Founder and CEO of Paxata. The dust is finally beginning to clear from the...

Jan 2 2014, 10:21am CST

Bitcoin's Incredible Year

Bitcoin's Incredible Year

Last year at this time, valued at just $13.50, one Bitcoin could get you a movie ticket if you could find a theater that had 1)...

Dec 31 2013, 4:31pm CST

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NY judge rules NSA phone surveillance is legal

NY judge concludes NSA phone surveillance is legal, rejecting ACLU effort to halt program NEW YORK (AP) — A feder...

Dec 27 2013, 12:06pm CST

10 Female Founders to Watch Out of Israel

10 Female Founders to Watch Out of Israel

Israel has a bustling startup ecosystem; here are some incredible female founders who have contributed to it....

Dec 23 2013, 1:41pm CST

Tapering Is Just One Reason Gold Bugs Aren't Happy Right Now

Tapering Is Just One Reason Gold Bugs Aren't Happy Right Now

By Dee Gill For gold investors, the Federal Reserve’s decision Wednesday to taper its $85 billion-a-month bond buying program w...

Dec 23 2013, 12:46pm CST

My Diabolical Plan To Become Google's CEO

My Diabolical Plan To Become Google's CEO

You read that right. CEO. Chief. Evil. Officer. I love Google’s products. I’ve deconstructed its strategy – and written reports...

Dec 21 2013, 8:06am CST

Two Unique Holiday Jewelry Gifts For Procrastinators

Two Unique Holiday Jewelry Gifts For Procrastinators

As we enter into the final weekend before Christmas there is still a chance to give something that is rare and valuable. These...

Dec 20 2013, 11:06am CST

Computer program secretely mines Bitcoins

Computer program secretly mines Bitcoins

A potentially unwanted program (PUP) is found to be secretly mining Bitcoins....

Dec 3 2013, 2:37am CST

Pandora is Mining User Registration Data for Advertisers

Pandora is Mining User Registration Data for Advertisers

Pandora has gone beyond the ordinary cookie. The startup is to track followers by the mining of user data. This is a progressiv...

Nov 16 2013, 2:43am CST