Bitcoin Weekly 2014 October 1: Circle exits beta, Square plans POS system for BTC, Reddit alt-coin IPO, OpenBazaar 2.0

Kyt Dotson | October 1st

This week Circle gets the center ring after coming out of its lengthy closed beta to throw open its doors to the unwashed masses. The company hopes to provide another portal for consumers to enter into the bitcoin...»

Analysts break down Oracle’s new cloud business model | #OOW14

Alina Popescu | October 1st

There's a new business model in town for technology stalwart Oracle Corp., now based on the three layers of cloud: infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and the company’s enormous portfolio, led by applications. In this...»

After a year of incubation, Apache welcomes Storm into the Hadoop family

Maria Deutscher | October 1st

Real-time analysis in Hadoop moved a step closer to enterprise reality on Monday after the Apache Software Foundation promoted Storm to a top-level project. The status upgrade charts a future for the continued...»

Oracle makes a splash in the all-flash party with its FS1-2 arrays

Mike Wheatley | October 1st

Oracle Corp. has burst back into the SAN storage scene with the launch of its new Oracle FS1-2 Flash Storage System, which is “like no other array on the market”, writes Wikibon analyst David Floyer...»

Smart park bench tells if you need to lose weight

Mellisa Tolentino | October 1st

This week’s Smart Health roundup features park benches that tell your weight, a skin patch that tells you when it's time to moisturize, and a fitness tracker with a simple design that packs all the features you need to...»

4.4 Billion still without Internet access, Facebook report shows why

Tavis J. Hampton | October 1st

For many people, Internet access is now essential. It is as common as electricity or even access to water. But for 4.4 billion people in the world, the Internet does not exist. A new ...»

7 Nest apps for luxury smart homes

Mellisa Tolentino | October 1st

It was just last year at CEDIA Expo 2013, Nest Labs Inc. finally let developers in with an open API and developer program “Works with Nest,” and at this year’s CEDIA Expo, Nest unveiled even more fresh updates to...»

Oracle OpenWorld day 2: Mobile and verticals take center stage | #OOW14

Maria Deutscher | October 1st

After unloading the bulk of the updates to its core portfolio during the opening day of OpenWorld 2014, Oracle Corp. is shifting gears with a second batch of product reveals that moves the...»

PayPal’s independence will bring the fight to competitors

Collen Kriel | October 1st

eBay Inc.’s announcement yesterday that it will spin off PayPal into a separate business in 2015 may position PayPal to more effectively respond to growing competition in the online payments market. PayPal faces rivals from the...»

Reddit gets $50m funding, plans new cryptocurrency to share the wealth

Mike Wheatley | October 1st

Self-styled 'front page of the Internet' site is flush with case all of a sudden, after confirimg a new $50 million funding round. It's a bucket-load of cash to be...»