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IBM Goes All In On Cloud - Announces A $1.2B Global Service Investment

IBM Goes All In On Cloud - Announces A $1.2B Global Service Investment

When Bob Dylan famously crooned that the times they are a-changing he was unlikely to be thinking about the technology marketpl...

Jan 16 2014, 9:06pm CST

John Hancock Signs Off On Distributed Solar

John Hancock Signs Off On Distributed Solar

The distributed solar power industry has recruited another brand-name investment backer: the John Hancock Life Insurance Compan...

Jan 16 2014, 1:36pm CST

Google Builds Mindshare For Dart App Framework With Virtual Machines On Runnable

Google Builds Mindshare For Dart App Framework With Virtual Machines On Runnable

Google announced today that it will distribute working demos its Dart app framework through Runnable, the Palo Alto startup tha...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

LinkedIn's Volunteer Stampede: 600,000 People On A Mission

LinkedIn's Volunteer Stampede: 600,000 People On A Mission

Is LinkedIn tip-toeing into the world of volunteer service — or could it touch off  a bigger stampede than people realize? Afte...

Jan 16 2014, 8:46am 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...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm 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 Ind...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm 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

To Get Funded On Kickstarter, Talk About Cats And Karma (And Don't Grovel)

To Get Funded On Kickstarter, Talk About Cats And Karma (And Don't Grovel)

If you’ve contributed to a lot of strangers’ Kickstarter campaigns, you no doubt thought you were giving money to projects you...

Jan 15 2014, 12:01pm CST

I4U news

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

What SolarCity Wants: Raising Money From Investors It Couldn't Reach Before

What SolarCity Wants: Raising Money From Investors It Couldn't Reach Before

To broaden its fundraising base and support its growth, SolarCity said Wednesday it will tap new types of investors by launchin...

Jan 15 2014, 7:21am CST

3 Tips For Disconnecting Kids From Over-Stimulation, Video Games, And Digital Media

3 Tips For Disconnecting Kids From Over-Stimulation, Video Games, And Digital Media

Do your kids need to disconnect? Are video games and the proliferation of mobile devices making us expect constant stimulation...

Jan 15 2014, 6:31am CST

Did Iranian Fighters Battle UFOs?

Did Iranian Fighters Battle UFOs?

As if the Iran-UFO connection (the Axis of Alien-ness?) couldn’t get any weirder, it now appears that the Iranian Air Force att...

Jan 14 2014, 8:56pm CST

I4U news

IT Staff: Too Much Supply Or Too Much Demand?

CIOs worry a lot about IT/business alignment. But they may have to look closer to home before they can solve the bigger alignme...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26am 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

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future

In solar, bankability is the ultimate four-letter word. Getting final bank approval is one of the most arduous, and needlessly...

Jan 13 2014, 1:01pm CST

Bloat, Censorship, Reaction: UK Government Takes Control Freak Approach To Tech

Bloat, Censorship, Reaction: UK Government Takes Control Freak Approach To Tech

Britain’s Coalition government has been desperate to be seen as on the cutting edge of technology since the beginning of its te...

Jan 13 2014, 11:41am CST

Apple's Latest Ad Is Pure Poetry

Apple's Latest Ad Is Pure Poetry

In 11 days, Apple’s Macintosh computer will turn 30 years old. That machine was introduced with a 60-second TV ad that is among...

Jan 13 2014, 9:51am CST

Joe Carnahan on Directing 'The Blacklist', Slowing Down His New Film 'Stretch', and His Future In Both Mediums

Joe Carnahan on Directing 'The Blacklist', Slowing Down His New Film 'Stretch', and His Future In Both Mediums

With current TV projects like The Blacklist and active film projects like Stretch, it’s hard to believe Joe Carnahan would have...

Jan 13 2014, 9:51am CST

Solar Installer Takes Google Glass Up On The Roof

Solar Installer Takes Google Glass Up On The Roof

One of the residential solar industry’s ongoing challenges surrounds standardizing and speeding up the time it takes to get ins...

Jan 13 2014, 9:11am CST

Self-Evaluations: The Key To Career Development

Self-Evaluations: The Key To Career Development

After the end of the fiscal year, many companies ask employees to complete self-evaluations. These self-evaluations are then re...

Jan 13 2014, 2:51am CST

Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise

Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise

Jolla was formed in late 2011 from a number of former Nokia Engineers who had been working on a number of Linux-based operating...

Jan 12 2014, 7:56pm CST

How To Use Social Media To Make Sales

How To Use Social Media To Make Sales

Five Steps To Making Sales Through Social Media An integral part of the sales process is getting to know your prospects and es...

Jan 10 2014, 10:01am CST

Your Business Is Growing-- Now What?

Your Business Is Growing-- Now What?

The goal of any business is to grow—expand your customer list, add new locations and staff, and ultimately, increase your incom...

Jan 9 2014, 1:40pm CST

14 Things To Do On A Slow Day At Work

14 Things To Do On A Slow Day At Work

14 Things To Do On A Slow Day At Work Downtime is a rare in most workplaces — but there’s a good chance you’ll experience a sl...

Jan 9 2014, 12:06pm CST

The Executive's Famous Last Words

The Executive's Famous Last Words

At Kotter Intetnational, Jimmy Leppert has the challenging job of encouraging executives to view leadership from a new perspect...

Jan 9 2014, 5:16am CST

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer

Three years after its splash appearance on Jeopardy, IBM is turning to the Watson computer system for inspiration again–this ti...

Jan 9 2014, 1:46am CST

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed

The intensity of competition in an industry is neither a matter of coincidence nor bad luck Michael Porter, Competitive Strate...

Jan 8 2014, 4:31pm CST

I4U news

Mosaic Plans Overseas Expansion With Its Kickstarter-Style Solar Campaigns

Mosaic, a California startups that raises solar project investments through kickstarter-like campaigns, plans to expand oversea...

Jan 8 2014, 4:11pm CST

I4U news

Few 'wearables' balance fashion and function

Gadget show is awash in 'wearable' devices, but questions of acceptance and usefulness remain LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ga...

Jan 8 2014, 3:51pm CST

Cloud Foundry Creator Tires of PaaS Posturing - But Misses Fundamental Differences

Cloud Foundry Creator Tires of PaaS Posturing - But Misses Fundamental Differences

Twitter is full of self-appointed pundits making comments about the state of the world, this is particularly evident in the tec...

Jan 8 2014, 11:31am CST

7 Productivity Hacks That Successful People Use Every Day

7 Productivity Hacks That Successful People Use Every Day

If you feel like you’re consistently finding there’s more ‘work’ than there is ‘day’, you’re not alone. Too many of us get caug...

Jan 8 2014, 11:21am CST

Innovation Knocks, But At The Back Door Of The Farmhouse: Giannola Nonino And The Transformation Of Grappa

Innovation Knocks, But At The Back Door Of The Farmhouse: Giannola Nonino And The Transformation Of Grappa

It was the mid-1970s in northern Italy, and Giannola Nonino had a business idea that would revolutionize an industry: to transf...

Jan 8 2014, 10:31am CST

China's Avcon Bridges Videoconferencing and Surveillance

China's Avcon Bridges Videoconferencing and Surveillance

By Jane Ho China’s nationwide outbreak of SARS in 2003 may have caused trouble for many businesses but it jump-started Avcon In...

Jan 8 2014, 9:21am CST

Obama's New IT Project Initiative - A Step In The Right Direction

Obama's New IT Project Initiative - A Step In The Right Direction

 The Wall Street Journal on Saturday had a front page article on the White House initiative to create a new agency to manage la...

Jan 7 2014, 7:26pm CST

Multimillion-Pound Brain Fund Set Up To Stop Teachers Buying Into Neuroscience Myths

Multimillion-Pound Brain Fund Set Up To Stop Teachers Buying Into Neuroscience Myths

Neuroscience is full of urban myths that have latched on to the collective consciousness and stuck there. It’s not just the obv...

Jan 7 2014, 1:56pm CST

Forsake Start-Up Envy: Three Reasons Why Large Companies Should Out-Innovate Start-Ups

Forsake Start-Up Envy: Three Reasons Why Large Companies Should Out-Innovate Start-Ups

This is the first of a two-part series on how large companies can out-innovate start-ups. Part Two is available here.  An accom...

Jan 7 2014, 12:56pm CST

Innovators Arise: 8 Rules For How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups

Innovators Arise: 8 Rules For How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups

This is the second of a two-part series on how large companies can out-innovate start-ups. Part one is available here.  An Info...

Jan 7 2014, 12:56pm CST

12 Tips For Staying Productive At Work Through The Bleak Winter Months

12 Tips For Staying Productive At Work Through The Bleak Winter Months

How To Stay Productive Through The Bleak Winter Months Winter is in full swing. The days are shorter, darker and colder—and so...

Jan 7 2014, 12:36pm CST

20 Business Lessons You Don't Want To Learn The Hard Way

20 Business Lessons You Don't Want To Learn The Hard Way

A few months ago, we posed this question to ShortStack‘s Facebook fans: “What is one business lesson you learned the hard way?”...

Jan 7 2014, 8:27am CST

I4U news

Does My Bum Look Big In This? Why Innovators Struggle To Get Meaningful Feedback.

Whilst you may not always see the traces in new products and services that come to market, deep within the fabric of innovation...

Jan 7 2014, 7:36am CST