It’s official: AOL shutting down Joystiq, Massively, and WoW Insider

Kyt Dotson | February 1st

AOL Inc., parent company of enthusiast press and videogame journalism site Joystiq, is closing several of its video game properties amid staff layoffs. Videogame press sites Massively and WoW Insider have been shuttered and, as indicated by...»

Reports of The Pirate Bay’s death were exaggerated: It’s back online

Kyt Dotson | February 1st

Notorious torrent tracker website The Pirate Bay went offline in early December when its server facility near Stockholm, Sweden was raided by local authorities. This event appeared to be a sad end to what was a...»

Intel’s new chips cut the cord with wireless docking & display tech

Mike Wheatley | January 30th

[caption id="attachment_216992" align="alignright" width="300"] Intel CEO Brian Krzanich[/caption] Intel has just made its latest bid to persuade enterprises to upgrade their PCs with the release of its 5th generation Intel Core vPro Broadwell chip. This time around, its teasing...»

Singapore aims to become the first smart nation

Mellisa Tolentino | January 30th

[caption id="attachment_205812" align="alignright" width="300"] SiliconANGLE's Smart World Round-up[/caption] This week’s Smart City roundup features what may be the first smart nation, a competition for smart city initiatives and printable electronics may be the future of smart buildings.

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China legalizes video game console sales

Eric David | January 30th

[caption id="attachment_216987" align="alignright" width="300"] Xbox One Hits China[/caption] China has officially legalized the sale of home video game consoles after a 14-year ban. China initially banned video game consoles in 2000 to fight what the government considered to be a corrupting...»

Building the IIoT: The next industrial revolution

Mike Wheatley | January 30th

[caption id="attachment_216984" align="alignright" width="300"] Industrial Internet of Things with SiliconANGLE[/caption] The economic potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is simply too massive for enterprises to ignore. Accenture LLP says it could add as...»

Alibaba invests $10 million to save Ouya, a palm-sized game console

Eric David | January 30th

[caption id="attachment_211815" align="alignright" width="300"] Alibaba Executive Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai[/caption] Alibaba has injected $10 million in capital into Santa Monica-based game console maker Ouya, paving the way for the tiny Android-powered system to find new life in China. Ouya first began...»

Why buying Oracle’s expensive appliances made sense for Cognizant | #datacenter

Maria Deutscher | January 30th

[caption id="attachment_216980" align="alignright" width="300"] theCUBE Live with Aaron de Los Reyes[/caption] With the rise of cloud services, it has become rather difficult to justify buying a traditional on-premise appliance when the same functionality is available from an outside provider...»

Datadog bites off $31 million to grow universal monitoring service

Maria Deutscher | January 30th

[caption id="attachment_216977" align="alignright" width="300"] Alexis Le Quoc Co-Founder DataDog[/caption] The venture capital community's appetite for cloud management startups shows no sign of abating. Following closely behind a series of investments in cross-provider security vendors, Datadog Inc. has ...»

Facebook’s “Place Tips” shows location-specific newsfeeds

Eric David | January 30th

[caption id="attachment_216406" align="alignright" width="300"] Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook CEO[/caption] Facebook Inc.'s has launched a new feature called Place Tips, which promises to deliver location-based content to users' newsfeeds. Facebook's product manager Mike LeBeau writes that the new feature "will...»