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Eve Raises $2.3M To Rethink Programming
 While everybody in the tech industry seems to be trying to make programming easier to pick up, most of the efforts that have popped up either repackage the concepts found in existing languages or boil down the logic programmers use to the point where you don’t learn skills that are directly applicable to actual software development. Read More
LinkedIn Flexes Its Search Engine Muscle, Adds College-Finding Tools For Students
 Last year, LinkedIn widened the net for potential users when it started to allow high schoolers to join its social network for professionals, and today it’s launching a clutch of features that it hopes will get them to stick around a while longer: three new tools — Decision Boards, University Outcome Rankings and University Finder — focus on college-bound students who are… Read More
Apple’s iPad Update Plans Could Put Gold First And Offer 12.9″ Model For 2015
 Apple could add gold to the menu for the next version of the 9.7-inch iPad Air, according to Bloomberg, and then introduce a 12.9-inch version of its tablet next year. This is in line with rumors we’ve heard from Bloomberg before, which pegged a large-screen iPad as being added to the lineup back in August. But the note regarding the color update for the new iPad is interesting in that… Read More
To-Do App Wunderlist Links Up With Dropbox, Its First Integration
 Wunderlist, the task management app with 9 million+ users, is adding a new feature to its web and mobile service: from today you will be able to link and access Dropbox documents through the app. Dropbox will be live first on Wunderlist’s web app and Android app, with the feature coming up in the iOS coming any day now. This is Wunderlist’s first full integration with a… Read More
PopKey’s Animated GIF Keyboard For iOS 8 Is The One You Should Be Using
 Apple is now accepting keyboards that go beyond just offering different ways to type text – it appears to have opened the doors for graphical keyboards, too. Riffsy already showed us an animated GIF keyboard that makes it easy to communicate via reaction GIFs, but PopKey is another startup that came up with the same idea at the same time, and their offering is now available, too. And… Read More
Commercial Drones Are Coming, And Sooner Than You Think
 When Jeff Bezos talked about delivering your Amazon packages by drone last year on 60 minutes, it seemed like a grand publicity stunt designed to get his company some attention, but the fact is we are not that far away from seeing widespread use of commercial drones –including package delivery and much more. Over the coming decade, drones will very likely become commonplace. Today, when… Read More
Berlin-Based Adtech Startup Remerge Raises $1M For Its Mobile App Marketing Platform
 Today, Remerge, another Berlin-based adtech startup, sees its official launch, off the back of a $1 million seed round led by Point Nine Capital. The startup, whose five founders include CEO Pan Katsukis (previously a co-founder of Madvertise), offers what it calls an “audience segmentation and retargeting platform” for mobile app advertisers to let them drill down into discrete… Read More
JibJab Jumps Into Selfie Gifs With New Messaging App
 Many hours have been spent on JibJab creating wacky e-cards for my friends and family throughout the years. I’ve “elfed myself,” sent my dad a pic of his face on every member of a five member mariachi band for his birthday and made many other laughable moments with this site. The company is stepping into the mobile realm today with a new messaging app for creating selfie… Read More
StackEngine Emerges From Stealth, Adds Operational Layer To Docker
 StackEngine, a startup out of Austin, TX, emerged from stealth today with $1M in seed funding and a product that gives operations and IT staff a way to manage Docker containers, providing the operations side of the house some control over Docker instances. Docker’s rapidly growing popularity didn’t escape the attention of company founders Bob Quillin and Eric Anderson, both of… Read More
Germany Warns Google Over User Profiling Privacy Violations
 Google has been warned it needs to rein in its user profiling activities in Germany because its current practice of joining the dots across multiple services is in violation of local privacy laws. Read More
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Microsoft adds new Sway presentation application to the Office family (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft adds new Sway presentation application to the Office family  —  Summary: Microsoft's Sway presentation application, available starting today in preview form, is the newest member of the Office product family.  —  Microsoft is rolling out on October 1 a preview of a new Office content aggregation …

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch (Robert Sullivan/Vogue)

Robert Sullivan / Vogue: A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch  —  How Apple's under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.  —  I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter's pants, in conversation, nodding.

Apple to add gold color option to new 9.7" iPads this month, launch 12.9" model next year (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Apple to add gold color option to new 9.7" iPads this month, launch 12.9" model next year  —  Apple Said to Add Gold Option to IPad to Goose Sales  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) will add a gold color option for its full-size iPads in an effort to boost a category that's posted declining shipments this year …

AT&T, Cisco, HP, others, join The Linux Foundation to form open-source Network Function Virtualization consortium (Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols/ZDNet)

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet: AT&T, Cisco, HP, others, join The Linux Foundation to form open-source Network Function Virtualization consortium  —  Network Function Virtualization goes open source  —  Summary: Telecom and networking powers are uniting under The Linux Foundation to create an open source Network Function Virtualization reference platform.

Microsoft Says Free Windows Has Helped Woo 50 New Phone and Tablet Makers (Ina Fried/Re/code)

Ina Fried / Re/code: Microsoft Says Free Windows Has Helped Woo 50 New Phone and Tablet Makers  —  Microsoft said it has attracted a number of new partners since offering Windows free for devices with screens smaller than nine inches.  —  Windows chief Terry Myerson said Tuesday that 50 new companies …

Popcorn Time app for streaming video torrents arrives in Cydia for jailbroken iOS devices (Matt Burns/TechCrunch)

Matt Burns / TechCrunch: Popcorn Time app for streaming video torrents arrives in Cydia for jailbroken iOS devices  —  Popcorn Time Finally Comes To iOS  —  Popcorn Time, the so-called Netflix for pirates, is now on iOS.  It's never been easier to watch pirated movies and TV shows on the iPhone or Android device.

Uber for Business now automatically expenses taxis in 45 countries (Daniel Cooper/Engadget)

Daniel Cooper / Engadget: Uber for Business now automatically expenses taxis in 45 countries  —  The nice thing about traveling for work is that you can hop in a taxi without worrying about the cost since, after all, you're not picking up the tab.  The downside of that privilege is that, about a week or two after that …

iPhone 6 Plus: best phablet, may appeal more than the 6 if you don't mind two-handed usage (Joshua Ho/AnandTech)

Joshua Ho / AnandTech: iPhone 6 Plus: best phablet, may appeal more than the 6 if you don't mind two-handed usage  —  The iPhone 6 Plus Mini-Review: Apple's First Phablet  —  While we've also written about the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus needs its own review in order to really understand the various features …

This Is The Motorola Nexus 6: A 5.9" QHD Display, 3200mAh+ Battery, Dual Front-Facing Speakers, And More (Liam Spradlin/Android Police)

Liam Spradlin / Android Police: This Is The Motorola Nexus 6: A 5.9" QHD Display, 3200mAh+ Battery, Dual Front-Facing Speakers, And More  —  If you've been keeping up with any tech blogs over the past couple of weeks, you know that the next Nexus phone has been a hot topic.  We saw rumored specs and rumored hardware photos …

German regulator orders Google to limit how it combines user data from multiple services (Karin Matussek/Bloomberg)

Karin Matussek / Bloomberg: German regulator orders Google to limit how it combines user data from multiple services  —  Google Ordered to Change Handling of User Data in Germany  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) was ordered by a German regulator to limit how it combines user data that could be used to find out customers' personal preferences …

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Hong Kong Protestors: We'll Occupy Buildings If Demands Not Met

HONG KONG — As the crowd searched for direction, the two groups behind Hong Kong's massive pro-democracy demonstrations — Occupy Central and Scholarism — spoke up on Wednesday afternoon.

Reiterating previous demands, both groups requested the immediate resignation of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying

See also: Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution: A Protest Like No Other

The student leaders behind Scholarism took things one step further, warning if their demands were not met, they would st...

How Developers Should Adapt to Apple Watch

In our latest Ask a Dev video, iOS architect Kevin Harwood discusses what the Apple Watch means for developers

Apple finally unveiled in early September that its long-rumored wearable will be available in 2015. They also confirmed it will run on its own custom operating system, Watch OS. While there are still a lot of unanswered questions for developers out there, we have a decent understanding of what the device is and how people will interact with it

See also: 5 Types of Games We'd Love to...

The 25 Most Romantic Cities in the World

Searching for Mr. or Ms. Right? Head over to Paris, Sydney or Venice.

These three lucky destinations are the most romantic cities in the world, according to a new report by Although these hot spots may be obvious choices, the global dating site uncovered various cities that may be a little closer to home. You might be able to whisk away your sweetheart in Charleston, South Carolina or San Diego, California, too.

See also: 19 Confessions From the Happily and Unhappily Single


Apple to Add Gold to iPad Lineup, Report Says

Apple's love affair with gold is about to extend to the iPad, as the company is planning to introduce the color as a new option in an effort to boost lagging tablet sales.

Gold-colored backings for 9.7-inch iPads are set to be released sometime in October, according to Bloomberg. A gold iPad would join other products that have sported the metal (or at least the color), including the iPhone 5S and the new Apple Watch, which will be available in actual 18-karat gold.

See also: iOS 8.1 Beta Reve...

Microsoft Adds to Office Line With Sway Storytelling App

Before Windows Phone and the Windows Store, some of the software most associated with Microsoft was Office. But though the Office portfolio has undergone several updates and refreshes over the years, the lineup itself has remained relatively unchanged — until now

Microsoft rolled out a preview version of Sway, its new storytelling app, which will be added to the Microsoft Office family.

See also: Hands On With the Windows 10 Preview

Like other apps in the Office line, Sway is about creation. ...

Jony Ive Talks Apple Watch, Design Process in October Vogue

The October issue of Vogue, hitting newsstands now, features an extensive interview with Jony Ive.

The interview also includes a few new details on the Apple Watch, which author Robert Sullivan was able to get his hands on a few weeks before the product was unveiled to the press at the Sept. 9 iPhone 6 event.

See also: The Apple Watch Is on Display in Paris, for One Day Only

Sullivan writes of the experience,

When Ive shows it to me — weeks before the product's exhaustive launch, hosted by ne...

7 Ways to Preserve Your Battery Life on iOS 8

Those of you running the latest iOS 8 software on your iPhone or iPad might notice your battery life dwindling faster than usual

That's because the handful of shiny new features added to the mobile operating system are working harder to make your mobile experience more productive. Of course, ironically, that productivity lasts for less time than before.

See also: The 15 Best Features of iOS 8

Users with iOS 8 running on a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus are less likely to feel the effects of th...

The 10 Tech Terms You're Mixing Up

Do you ever find yourself trying to hide your confusion at work meetings while the tech team is tossing around terms like UI and UX? Or maybe you’re all about downloading the latest apps, but you’re not totally sure what “app” actually means.

Well, it’s time to stop faking it and start learning some of today’s most important tech vocabulary. We’re here to define 10 tech terms that you hear on the daily, and we’re using plain English (as in, even your Gramps would understand). No more excuses—...

36 Elaborate Halloween Costumes to Make Everyone Jealous

You spent all year dreaming up a concept, painstakingly executed your costume weeks in advance. Then you show up to the party utterly disappointed in your performance — you've been outdone.

What you thought was an amazing Halloween costume is actually a couple linens haphazardly sewn together coupled with some bad face paint

See also: 22 Haunted House Reactions to Pee Your Pants With Laughter

There's always somebody that goes above and beyond making their Halloween costume, but don't worry, t...

Humanity Has More Mothers Than Fathers, DNA Reveals

Mothers outnumbered fathers throughout much of human history, a new DNA analysis of people around the world shows.

The genetic findings offer evidence for polygyny, when one man has many wives, and other reproductive customs, as people migrated out of Africa.

"[Historically] more of the women were reproducing than the men," study researcher Mark Stoneking, a professor of biological anthropology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, told Live Science in...

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Is Coding Art?
The “art” label is appended to show that a commercial product has transcended its industrial creation or that some higher, more thoughtful intelligence is at work. So what about particularly good code?
New York Times Plans Cutbacks In Newsroom Staff
The New York Times plans to eliminate about 100 newsroom jobs, as well as a smaller number of positions from its editorial and business operations, offering buyouts and resorting to layoffs if it cannot get enough people to leave voluntarily, the newspaper announced on Wednesday.
The Chinese Government Uses Smartphone Apps To Spy On Hong Kong Protesters
After users download the application, it has the ability to gain access to personal data like passwords and bank information, spy on phone calls and messages and track the physical location of the infected smartphone.
The Hunters Have Become The Gatherers
Man used to have to find meat, but now thanks to Stick in a Box, meat finds us. Embrace this strange new world and get yourself some quality beef jerky delivered right to your door. And if you use the promo code "Digg," you'll get 20% off a lifetime subscription. A lifetime of jerky. A lifetime.
The CDC Is Ready To Face Ebola
Confronting the first infection diagnosed on U.S. shores, American bureaucracy is an asset rather than a liability. The country’s public health infrastructure is well equipped to detect, isolate, and track infections to keep them from spreading out of control.
How To Avoid An iOS 8 Bug That's Deleting iCloud Documents
Most iOS users rarely, if ever, need to head into their device settings and hit the “Reset All Settings” button. But sometimes, particularly with a new OS install, unforeseen issues can force your hand. Unfortunately, a new bug is making device resets problematic for those who use iCloud Drive.
White People Are More Likely To Deal Drugs, But Black People Are More Likely To Get Arrested For It
Blacks are far more likely to be arrested for selling or possessing drugs than whites, even though whites use drugs at the same rate. And whites are actually more likely to sell drugs.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Jameis Winston
He's toxic and ignorant and polarizing, or he's not. It's all in what those words mean, and don't.
Earth's Wildlife Population Has Been Cut In Half Since 1970
A new study by the World Wildlife Fund blames human intervention, including habitat loss, hunting, and fishing.
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Most People With Addiction Simply Grow Out of It
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is "a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry." However, that's not what the epidemiology of the disorder suggests. By age 35, half of all people who qualified for active alcoholism or addiction diagnoses during their teens and 20s no longer do, according to a study of over 42,000 Americans in a sample designed to represent the adult population. Only a quarter of people who recover ha...
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Kichwateli (Kenya, 2011; 07:46), The Day They Came (Nigeria, 2013; 03:59), The Tale of How (South Africa, 2006; 04:28; previously), Alive in Joburg (South Africa, 2006; 06:22; previously), Umkhungo (South Africa, 2010; 30:34; trailer alt. link), Evolve (Egypt, 2014; 24:17), Mwansa the Great (Zambia, 2011; 23:11; two trailers as alt. links), and Pumzi (Kenya, 2009; 21:51): eight short works of SF/fantasy via The Skiffy and Fanty Show.
Identity of Accuser, Shrouded by City, Is Sought
For five years, Kenneth Creighton was held in jail , suspected of involvement in the killing of a bystander outside a bodega in the Bronx. In 2012, the charges were dropped. Mr. Creighton was released from Rikers Island. He has since filed a lawsuit against New York City for false arrest and malicious prosecution, and has sought the name of his accuser — a man who told the police that he had seen Mr. Creighton hand a gun to his brother, Dior, who was charged in the shooting.
Sweet Mother of Preston Tucker!
The Middleman might have only lasted 12 episodes (and one follow up comic) in 2008, but it has not been forgotten. The cast reunion and live reading of the new comic, Pan-Universal Parental Reconciliation, is now online. The Middleman (and Javi) previously here, here, and here. He's also recently published an essay in the LA Review of Books about the second golden age of TV.
In Over 50 Sex Tips, My Vagina is Not Mentioned Once
Desireé Dallagiacomo & Kaycee Filson - "Real Sex Tips" SLYT (NSFW) Two women give their take on magazine sex tips in a tandem button poetry piece.
The name Kristian Matsson is in fact an anagram for Taekwondo Steve.
Swedish fly fisherman and filmmaker Rolf Nylinder takes a trip to Slovenia with Kristian Matsson (Tallest Man on Earth) and friends. Nylinder produces wonderfully artistic, humorous and uniquely philosophical films about his obsession with dry fly fishing through Frontsidefly. Music is an important element throughout. Recently, on his blog, he announced that the building he was living in burned down, along with his work and everything he owned. The Norwegian website has organized a...
how the rich fly
what it's like to fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class (includes lots of photos) In 2008, Singapore Airlines introduced their Suites Class, the most luxurious class of flying that is commercially available. The Suites were exclusive to their flagship Airbus A380, and they go beyond flat beds by offering enclosed private cabins with sliding doors that cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury. The interior was designed by French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste and comes a...
In Another Thousand Years the Dogs Will Actually Speak
This dog wishes to continue playing in the water. (SLYT)
A "revolution in a cornfield", or a "failed experiment"?
This Is What's the Matter With Kansas: Sam Brownback tried to create a conservative utopia. He created a conservative hell instead. In 2012, advised by supply-side economist Arthur Laffer, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback hailed the start of "a real live experiment", in which state income taxes were significantly lowered, a move Brownback described as "pro-growth" and "a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy" that would create "tens of thousands of new jobs." However, the sha...
Dear Barry Bonds: Stop Trying To Make "Glassing" A Thing

Silicon Valley Street Style is a weekly feature that looks at the intersection of fashion, technology and taste.

Barry Bonds uploaded a photo on Twitter on Monday in which the former big-league superstar looked over the city of San Francisco—coffee cup in hand, Google Glass on his face, deep introspection in his eyes. 

“I’m glassing,” reads the superimposed caption. 

It’s a message I imagine said in Bonds' voice, as if he were looming behind me and whispering “I’m glassing” into my ear with hot ...

Reddit Raises $50 Million, Says Community Will Get Some Shares

Reddit, one of the most popular sites on the Internet for sharing news, memes, and stories of inspiration, has raised $50 million in funding, and members of the community, known as "redditors," might be getting a piece of it.

People on Reddit have made the site the massive success it is today—it's played an integral role in spotting Internet trends long before the masses do. So Reddit CEO Yishan Wong said in a blog post that investors are prepared to give 10% of their shares back to community ...

Four Things You Need To Know About Windows 10

Microsoft has finally shown the world its plans for its next major Windows release, the one that will succeed the much-maligned Windows 8. It's not Windows 9 or Windows Threshold—not even Windows One, as Microsoft executive VP of operating systems Terry Myerson briefly teased at one point during a presentation in San Francisco.

Meet Windows 10. Why is Microsoft skipping Windows 9? Your guess is as good as mine. More on that below.

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The new operating system, which Microsoft is targeting...

Pinterest May Start To Act Like Facebook, If You're Not Careful

Pinterest is unveiling some changes that will make it behave a lot more like Facebook, that is, if users choose to opt in.

Beginning on October 19, Pinterest will use information gleaned from your browsing history and from its advertising partners to recommend products to Pinterest users.

Pinterest will now be using Facebook’s tactics for collecting data, but not its methods. If you don’t want to be part of the new program, you’ve got a month to let Pinterest know. On your Settings page, simp...

Mac OS X Yosemite Takes Another Step Closer To Launch

To Mac desktop fans anticipating the launch of the latest version of OS X, Yosemite: It looks like the new software is approaching the tarmac.

Apple has now released its first candidate for the Golden Master build to developers. Golden Master versions precede the public launch of new Apple software, so with Candidate 1.0 on the books, Yosemite takes one more step toward its grand debut. 

See also: Apple Unveils OS X Yosemite, Uniting iOS And The Mac At Last

This major version of the desktop and ...

Pebble: It’s A Real Fitness Tracker Now And Cheaper, At $99

Pebble announced Tuesday that its smartwatch has officially become a bona fide activity tracker—and an affordable one at that.

Last year, its PebbleKit software developer kit gave app makers access to the device’s accelerometer. Now that effort has born fruit with a new breed of more robust fitness-tracking features from partners, Jawbone and Misfit. 

This news alone might appeal to fitness buffs, but Pebble—the little Kickstarter startup that sparked the recent smartwatch trend—had an...

Ello Was Briefly Over—For Almost An Hour

Ello went temporarily dark over the weekend due to a possible distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack by an unknown actor. Total downtime: 45 minutes.

See also: What The Ell Is Ello? The Ad-Free Social Network Everyone's Talking About

DDOS attacks flood servers with fake connection requests, frequently overloading them and forcing them off the Web. This was the new social network’s first major outage.

Ello, which promises an ad-free, pseudonymous-optional environment, recently rose to popul...

After 12 Years Together, eBay And PayPal Will Separate

On Tuesday, eBay Inc. announced it was splitting up into two companies—its eBay marketplaces unit and PayPal, its faster-growing payments unit.

The move, expected to be completed in 2015, essentially reverses eBay's 2002 acquisition of PayPal.

Dan Schulman, formerly head of American Express's online and mobile businesses, is taking a job as PayPal's president and will become CEO of the company when it spins off from eBay Inc.

In 2002, PayPal was largely dependent on eBay for its business. Mercha...

Apple Addresses Bash Bug With New Patch

No more command line input or complicated workarounds: Apple has released a downloadable patch for fixing the bash “Shellshock” bug.

The patch is available not only for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5., but also older versions of Apple software: OS X Lion v10.7.5, OS X Lion Server v10.7.5, and OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5. There is currently no fix for machines running test versions of Yosemite.

Last week, an Apple spokesperson said that “The vast majority of OS X users are not at risk to recently repor...

"Selfie" Is The Sitcom We Deserve, Not The One We Need
Karen Gillan is Eliza Dooley in ABC's Selfie.

Selfie is a terrible name for a sitcom. On that, plenty of people on the Internet agree. But, like the show itself, it could be worse. 

The new ABC sitcom, premiering at 8 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 30), doesn’t have a laugh track, for example. (I’m looking at you, Big Bang Theory.) It does have Karen Gillan (Amelia Pond, Scots companion to the 11th Doctor, Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy). Listening to Gillan spew witty Urban Dictionary lingo at lightni...

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Microsoft says free Windows is a success, with 50 new companies making Windows phones and tablets
Earlier this year Microsoft waived its licensing fee for tablets and phones under 9-inches. According to remarks made at the launch of Windows 10, that program is expected to continue.
FreedomPop starts making its own low-cost smartphones, starting with a 7-inch phablet
FreedomPop was facing a shortage of cheap Android phones -- especially the bigger-screened devices that are popular today -- so it's bringing in custom low-cost devices from overseas.
Gigaom Research webinar: Making agile and waterfall work together: a how-to guide
In this webinar, we will examine the reasons why businesses might choose one methodology over another, evaluate the stresses those choices make on an organization, and suggest concrete steps businesses can…
Report: You can’t buy a 12.9-inch iPad until 2015 but a gold iPad is coming soon
A bigger "iPad Pro" is still a 2015 event says Bloomberg, however, gold will be added as a color option to new iPads later this month to help sales. But will…
And now it’s IBM’s turn to reboot its cloud
IBM SoftLayer is addressing the same Xen hypervisor vulnerability that sparked reboots by Amazon Web Services and Rackspace -- but it's doing so days later.
Pica8 takes in $12.5M to popularize its operating system for software defined networking
Pica8 makes a custom operating system designed to power the chips that enable software to interact with hardware in networking gear.
Ericsson buys bankrupt US smart grid firm Ambient
The Swedish firm wants to use Ambient's technology for allowing smart grid communication over different kinds of connection -- and at a reported $7.5 million, the company was arguably a steal.
Hamburg threatens Google with €1M fine if it doesn’t give users more control over profiling data
Google says it is "studying their order to determine next steps." Based on precedent, those next steps will involve Google paying lip service to the privacy regulators and doing nothing to…
Wercker takes in $2.4 million to help developers test their code in the cloud
Wercker’s tool can out a developer's code stored in GitHub or other repository and then notify a user whether or not that code can safely be deployed to the cloud.
Comcast launches cloud DVR in San Francisco, lays foundation for a set-top box-free future
Comcast customers in the Bay Area now have two DVRs available to them: One in their living room, one in the cloud. Eventually, the one in the living room will disappear.