China legalizes video game console sales

Eric David | January 30th

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 influence on the nation's children. ...»

Building the IIoT: The next industrial revolution

Mike Wheatley | January 30th

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 much as $14 trillion to the...»

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

Eric David | January 30th

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 as a record breaking Kickstarter project...»

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 a Manhattan, NY 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 to allow 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...»