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

Maria Deutscher | January 30th

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 at a fraction of the cost. For many smaller...»

Datadog bites off $31 million to grow universal monitoring service

Maria Deutscher | January 30th

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 landed $31 million in an oversubscribed round...»

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

Eric David | January 30th

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 show you fun, useful and relevant info about...»

$13M in Bitcoins traced back to Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht

Mellisa Tolentino | January 30th

Alleged Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht is on trial at the Manhattan Court, facing charges of conspiring to commit narcotics trafficking, conspiring to commit computer hacking and conspiring to commit money laundering, amongst others. Earlier in...»

Delaware to implement digital driver’s licenses, follows Iowa’s lead

Collen Kriel | January 30th

Delaware is looking towards allowing motorists to use and present digital driver’s licenses. On Thursday, December 29, the Delaware state House of Representatives authorized their Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to start the exploration and implementation process of...»

FCC redefines broadband speed as 25 Mbps/3 Mbps, says Americans are underserved

Collen Kriel | January 30th

On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revised the benchmark for what it defines as broadband when it concerns how many Americans have access to high-speed Internet connections. The new definition states that, in order to be classified...»

Microsoft invests in Cyanogen’s custom ROM to “take Android away from Google”

Mike Wheatley | January 30th

Microsoft is reportedly investing in an alternative Android firmware startup called Cyanogen, Inc., which builds the popular Cyanogenmod version of Google's mobile operating system. The Wall Street Journal claims Microsoft would be a...»

Amazon books $214 million Q4 profit as Prime memberships surge

Duncan Riley | January 30th

Amazon reported a profit of $214 million for Q4 2014 off the back of a big increase in Prime membership sales. Net sales increased 15 percent to $29.33 billion in quarter, up from $25.59 billion Q4 2013. The figures would...»

Google falls short of expectations despite record Q4 results

Duncan Riley | January 29th

Google Inc.'s Q4 earnings missed market expectations Thursday with the tech giant posting Q4 revenue of $18.1 billion ($14.48 billion minus traffic acquisitions costs,) or $6.88 per share, against a prediction of $7.08 per share. Despite missing Wall Street predictions the...»

Jack Dorsey goes crowd storming with epic tweet stream #Twitter #CrowdChat

John Furrier | January 29th

Jack Dorsey, one of the founders of Twitter, went on an awesome Twitter broadcast today to the crowd. He was making a statement on status of Twitter as a company.  More impressive was his conviction...»