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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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Taxi Drivers to Demonstrate Against Uber Throughout Europe

Cabbies to Demonstrate Against Uber Throughout Europe While Uber Platform Launched in London Groups of cabbies are to demonstrate against the organization known as Uber throughout Europe soon. But Uber today launched a new Uber platform in London.

Jun 11 2014, 10:56am CDT

Apple Looking into Starting its own Mobile Payment Service

Apple Looking into Starting its own Mobile Payment Service Apple has thought about the issue before but the plans got scrapped. Now, however, it is seriously looking into starting its very own expanded mobile-payments system. It has all the hardware and all that is needed is to put the software in place.

Jan 25 2014, 1:29am CST

'Slow, Painful Death' For Sony Playstation Vita Predicted

Slow and Painful Death For Sony Playstation Vita Predicted We rarely get terribly colorful language in the sometimes staid world of financial analysis, but in the videogame world, that’s why we have Michael Pachter. The Wedbush securities analyst has a reputation for frank talk...

Jan 24 2014, 9:00am CST

The Apple Mac Turns 30 Years Old

The Apple Mac Turns 30 Years Old Apple has literally become an institution of sorts. And the Apple Mac has officially turned 30 years old today. Celebrating the trials and tribulations faced by the late Steve Jobs and his brainchild, Apple Incorporated, Tim Cook, the current CEO, will be interviewed shortly regarding the tech giant.

Jan 24 2014, 7:09am 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

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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 20 percent in the final three months of 2013 as venture capitalists poured more money into...

Jan 17 2014, 11:21am 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 Stadium in my home state of New Jersey. Indeed, back in 2009, the venue was dubbed the “Greenest...

Jan 15 2014, 6:01pm CST

Will Overstock Force IRS To Make Up Its Mind About Bitcoin?

Will Overstock Force IRS To Make Up Its Mind About Bitcoin? Overstock raised eyebrows earlier this month when the retailer announced it would accept Bitcoin as payment. While Bitcoin has slowly been making inroads into the U.S. economy, Overstock is by far the largest, most...

Jan 13 2014, 11:01pm CST

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Can An Uber Investor Bring Silicon Valley Disruption To Healthcare? Several tweets today from Benchmark Capital partner Bill Gurley suggests that the legendary VC firm – famous for their backing of eBay, Uber, OpenTable, and Yelp, among others – may be preparing to get serious about...

Jan 10 2014, 7:51pm CST

HD Everything and Internet of Toothbrushes at CES 2014

HD Everything and Internet of Toothbrushes at CES 2014 Sorry, did I say Internet of Toothbrushes? Maybe I meant Internet of Things. It’s definitely arrived though, for you can connect all sorts of mundane things to the interwebs now, including even your toothbrush. OK,...

Jan 10 2014, 3:11pm CST

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes Some say that people do not really want advice, even when they ask for it — but when starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. For this reason, it is common practice for...

Jan 9 2014, 12:06pm CST

Top 13 Startups That Killed It In 2013

Top 13 Startups That Killed It In 2013 While the year 2013 might already be starting to feel like a distant memory, it certainly gave us some exciting startup companies likely to disrupt the way we look at the world in 2014. Here are thirteen startups from...

Jan 9 2014, 10:26am CST

The Consumer Electronics Show's Lessons On The Separation Of State And Technology

The Consumer Electronics Show's Lessons On The Separation Of State And Technology While most of the country endured the polar vortex this week, the annual tech vortex known 2014 Consumer Electronics Show took over Las Vegas. I took a pre-Show tour of the International CES floor Monday, and witnessed...

Jan 8 2014, 6:41pm CST

Green Tech Investments Down, With Big Deals Going To Car-Sharing Apps, Clean Power, Energy Efficient Gear

Green Tech Investments Down, With Big Deals Going To Car-Sharing Apps, Clean Power, Energy Efficient Gear Venture capital investments in cleantech startups worldwide ended 2013 with 1,007 deals totaling $6.8 billion, a decline from the 1,037 deals amassing $7.9 billion the year before, according to market research firm the...

Jan 8 2014, 12:41pm CST

Big Liabilities For Uber, Sidecar And Lyft?

Big Liabilities For Uber, Sidecar And Lyft? Are you sick of waiting for a taxi or limo? If you have a smartphone, you may be able to summon a car in minutes via Uber, Sidecar or Lyft. Lyft has the added visual bonus of a furry pink mustache on the front grille....

Jan 8 2014, 11:01am CST

Six Things Every CMO Should Be Watching This Year

Six Things Every CMO Should Be Watching This Year This article is by David Armano, executive VP, Global Innovation & Integration at Edelman. There’s no shortage of trend pieces or crystal ball-gazing this time of year. The problem is that with all that prediction...

Jan 8 2014, 9:01am CST

I Invested In A Startup - Now What?

I Invested In A Startup - Now What? In a previous post, I wrote about investors increasingly turning to alternative investments in an effort to generate uncorrelated returns, hedge risk and diversify their asset allocation. This trend is highly likely to...

Jan 7 2014, 4:56pm CST

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014 This is the third year in a row that I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to make predictions for the coming year. In the past, when I’ve done these predictions, I’ve turned to mostly traders who follow public...

Jan 6 2014, 10:16pm CST

4 New Year's Resolutions Your Small Business Should Keep This Year

4 New Year's Resolutions Your Small Business Should Keep This Year Each January, Americans make a list of resolutions to help them live a better life throughout the year. Whether those resolutions are to lose weight or get out of debt, a new year provides the opportunity to begin with...

Jan 6 2014, 2:56pm CST

'Anchorman 2' Crosses $100 Million: Lessons To Be Learned

'Anchorman 2' Crosses $100 Million: Lessons To Be Learned With all of the talk about whether or not Wolf of Wall Street  is endorsing its behavior (nope) whether American Hustle is a little overrated (yup), and whether or not your kids know the words to “Let It Go” yet (yup),...

Jan 4 2014, 1:56pm CST

Enterprise Social Networks, Fabric Overlays Or Connected Services?

Enterprise Social Networks, Fabric Overlays Or Connected Services? I spend a lot of time talking to investment houses and the like and advising them on what I perceive to be the big opportunities going forwards. I keep coming back to a central thesis of mine which is that as enterprise...

Jan 3 2014, 12:26pm CST

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9 Big Trends For 2014 (You Won't Believe What's #9) It’s 2014! This blog is about analyzing all the big trends that affect the world. So here are, in no particular order, and concerning most subject areas. I think #9 will surprise you. 1. Government versus The Internet...

Jan 3 2014, 6:26am CST

Jeremiah Owyang: Profiting from a Collaborative Economy

Jeremiah Owyang: Profiting from a Collaborative Economy It’s being called the “Sharing Economy,” “Mesh Economy, ”  “Collaborative Consumption,” and now the “Collaborative Economy.” Whatever term prevails, it’s about a more efficient way of using valuable resources to benefit...

Jan 2 2014, 2:11pm CST

Welcome To The New Startup Nation

Welcome To The New Startup Nation The following guest post is by Juan Cartagena, founder and CEO of Traity, which measures people´s personal strengths.  Context: I am from Spain, a country with 25% unemployment and 47% youth unemployment. When I read...

Jan 2 2014, 8:51am CST

Dimon, Zuckerberg, Obama, Bezos, And More: Memorable Quotes Of 2013

Dimon, Zuckerberg, Obama, Bezos, And More: Memorable Quotes Of 2013 2013 saw more than its fair share of major storylines, everything from the gravity-defying performance of the equity markets to the never-ending Affordable Care Act saga to Tiger Woods’ golf and love life comeback to...

Jan 1 2014, 7:26pm CST

Nevermind Amazon Prime Drones, Google Has Future Delivery Vehicle With Uber

Nevermind Amazon Prime Drones, Google Has Future Delivery Vehicle With Uber Amazon’s recent announcement around drone delivery captured the world’s attention. It is a creative idea. But, as Chris Anderson, founder of 3D Robotics (and also the creative mind that has propelled Wired, TED, DIY...

Dec 31 2013, 11:56am CST

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Top VCs Predict Where They'll Invest Their Money In 2014 With the new year on the minds of tech companies and investors alike, it’s time to look back on 2013′s startup crazes and forecast what’ll be the next wave in tech for 2014. What types of companies will prove the next...

Dec 31 2013, 9:36am CST

Sharing, Trust, And Drones

Sharing, Trust, And Drones It began with a puppy. We had set out to adopt a dog, and for anyone who’s had puppies (or children for that matter) you know they grow quickly.  So rather than head to the local Petco and shell out a ton of cash for...

Dec 30 2013, 7:31pm CST

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The Secret Of Ashton Kutcher's Venture Capital Success The Telegraph carries an interesting little piece trying to work through why Ashton Kutcher is such a success as a venture capitalist in the tech space. And there is a bit of head scratching possible here: the tales of...

Dec 30 2013, 12:41pm CST

Romantic New Year's Eve Dining Options In Las Vegas

Romantic New Year's Eve Dining Options In Las Vegas Las Vegas is not just for gambling anymore. With some of the world’s greatest chefs creating menus filled with truffles, chocolate and caviar make this the perfect place for a romantic New Year’s Eve dinner....

Dec 30 2013, 10:31am CST

Outrageous, Ridiculous, Puzzling and Just Plain Dumb Things Spouted By The Technorati In 2013

Outrageous, Ridiculous, Puzzling and Just Plain Dumb Things Spouted By The Technorati In 2013 As the year draws to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the less profound statements made in 2013 by technology industry CEOs, entrepreneurs, insiders and other folks who should have known better. For...

Dec 30 2013, 2:31am CST

The Secret To Hacking Real Estate Rental Sites

The Secret To Hacking Real Estate Rental Sites In uber-competitive real estate markets such as New York and San Francisco, by the time an apartment hits a rental listing site, it’s already too late. If the unit appears to be an even halfway decent deal, with well-...

Dec 29 2013, 12:46pm CST

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France Puts A Spoke In The Wheel Of Uber And Le Cab Yes, I know I’m an Englishman and thus not unbiased on the subject of what the French get up to but this is just typical. The French have just rushed into law something that makes life worse for consumers, hinders...

Dec 29 2013, 12:06pm CST

14 Pointed Predictions For 2014

14 Pointed Predictions For 2014 After recapping the hits and misses and misses of last year’s predictions (I did well on oil, less well on Apple; scored on the movies, struck out in sports), it’s time to look ahead to 2014. The recent budget deal in...

Dec 29 2013, 7:36am CST

Venture Capital 2013 recap - Oh what a year it was....

Venture Capital 2013 recap - Oh what a year it was.... There are bad years, so-so years and then there is 2013…its been a long time coming. In 2013, VCs finally took some pride in the 10-year returns which recovered to 7.8% as of Q2 2013. The battered egos have regained...

Dec 26 2013, 10:41am CST

'Man Of Steel', 'Elysium', And The "Worst" Films Of 2013

'Man Of Steel', 'Elysium', And The "Worst" Films Of 2013 Obviously “worst” is a subjective standard, so perhaps in the name of uber-accuracy this should be considered a rundown of my “least favorite” films of 2013. Beyond that, this is pretty self-explanatory. The picks are...

Dec 26 2013, 8:21am CST

CEOs: What Were The Breakout Tech Trends Of 2013?

CEOs: What Were The Breakout Tech Trends Of 2013? 2013 was certainly eventful for the tech industry.  Hey, Facebook made a huge comeback and Twitter finally came public – with the stock rocketing. So looking back on things, what were some of the important trends? Here’...

Dec 25 2013, 10:51am CST

What To Get The Discriminating CIO This Year

What To Get The Discriminating CIO This Year What with overnight delivery, drones, 3-D printers, and after-Christmas sales, it’s almost never too late to write up a wish list. Here’s a list of great gift ideas for CIOs – some of which may not ever be delivered,...

Dec 24 2013, 9:26am CST