Microsoft admits “human error” led to last month’s Azure outage

Mike Wheatley | December 19th

Microsoft has just published a blow-by-blow account of what went wrong during last month's Azure cloud storage service outage, which caused thousands of websites, including its own Windows Store and, to go offline. The Microsoft...»

Open Garden nets $10.8M to expand mesh-networking FireChat app

Mike Wheatley | December 19th

Open Garden, the company behind the offline messaging app FireChat that doesn't need a mobile network, has just announced a fresh funding round of $10.8 million to boost its growth in...»

First world problems: users whine after Instagram purges spam accounts

Duncan Riley | December 19th

A purge of spam accounts on Instagram has resulted in not only millions of accounts disappearing, but a surge of complaints from celebrities and teens alike. The company announced December 9th that it would start to permanently ban...»

Teradata gobbles up Hadoop-happy data cruncher RainStor

Mike Wheatley | December 18th

Data cruncher Teradata Corp., which has slowly but surely been expanding its Big Data analytics capabilities, has just snapped up RainStor Inc., maker of a data archiving application that sits on top of Hadoop. The...»

Uber suspends Portland operations as it tries to play nice with city lawmakers

Duncan Riley | December 18th

Uber Inc. has suspended its service in Portland, Oregon for three months as part of a deal with city lawmakers to eventually make the service legal. Portland sued Uber December 8th after the ridesharing operator launched in the...»

Last Minute Bitcoin Enthusiast Gift Guide for 2014

Kyt Dotson | December 18th

It’s been a banner year for bitcoin when it comes to new merchants adopting it as a digital currency, so it’s not difficult to figure out what to buy someone with bitcoins for the holiday, but what do...»

Report: Big Data only now heading toward inflection point

Maria Deutscher | December 18th

Business and technology leaders have never been more keen to exploit new sources of information, but most organizations are not yet backing that up with action, according to a recent survey of nearly 400 decision-makers published by...»

2014 coffee holiday gift guide: 5 high-tech gadgets for coffee lovers

Suzanne Kattau | December 18th

Welcome to the eleventh installment of SiliconANGLE Media’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide series. In this series of gift guides, we’ve suggested some of the best high-tech gift ideas for your friends and loved ones this holiday...»

‘Tis the season for home automation: Smart decor and holiday security tips

Mellisa Tolentino | December 18th

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s not too late for some last-minute decorations or a few tips to keep your home secure while away on a fun-filled holiday vacation. And with nifty Internet of Things (IoT) products,...»

Agricultural analytics startup FarmLogs harvests $10M to expand field operations

Maria Deutscher | December 18th

FarmLogs Inc. has raised $10 million in a second round of funding to expand its cloud-based analytics service aimed at everyday ranchers. The startup is one of the newest in the crop of new players to...»