Apple early on Black Friday buzz with free shipping

Mellisa Tolentino | November 20th

In Apple Inc. news today, the iPhone maker changes the ‘Free’ button to ‘Get’ in the App Store, unveils Black Friday offerings, and reveals a new plan to regain relevance in the music industry.


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Soccer fans tire of over-digitized experiences as Microsoft kicks off cloud deal with Real Madrid

James Farrell | November 20th

Real Madrid, ranked the world’s best soccer club of the 20th century (or football,as it’s called outside the U.S.), have recently struck up a deal with Microsoft to transform...»

NASA’s building a ‘living’ drone that decomposes on impact

Mike Wheatley | November 20th

If you're flying surveillance drones and don't want them to be found by the people you're spying on, 'living' drones that decompose after a crash landing might be just what you're looking for. NASA and a...»

Cisco leverages Hadoop for latest contribution to open security framework

Maria Deutscher | November 20th

Although Cisco Systems Inc. is best known for selling proprietary data center switches, it also plays an active role in the open-source ecosystem, ranking as the sixth most prolific contributor to OpenStack and listing several community projects under...»

World of Warcraft back on top – 10 million subscribers for first time in two years

Eric David | November 20th

Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft has been the juggernaut of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) gaming for nearly 10 years, and with the subscription numbers released on Wednesday, it does not look like it is going anywhere anytime...»

CipherCloud scores $50 million to make the cloud safe for corporate data

Maria Deutscher | November 20th

CipherCloud Inc. became the second cloud security startup to announce an eight-figure funding round this week after revealing on Wednesday that it has raised $50 million from a group of prominent investors to make the public cloud...»

Uber in hot water over misuse of ‘God View’, latest in a series of controversies

Collen Kriel | November 20th

Uber Inc. has yet another scandal to add to their repertoire for this week. The taxi service alternative is currently investigating one of its top executives over allegations that he was tracking a reporter without her knowledge. Josh Mohrer is...»

Primary Data hires Steve Wozniak, bids to “reinvent” storage

Mike Wheatley | November 20th

Storage startup Primary Data has just come out of stealth, teasing a new technology it hopes can virtualize the world's data. The company claims it will reinvent...»

Coinbase launches Bitcoin tipping service

Mellisa Tolentino | November 20th

Coinbase Inc., a popular Bitcoin wallet and exchange service, has announced a new micropayments tool called Coinbase Tip. Coinbase Tip allows web publishers to accept Bitcoin tips from supporters, giving them...»

Mozilla swaps Google for Yahoo! as default search partner in Firefox

Mike Wheatley | November 20th

The Mozilla Foundation has announced it's divorcing its chief search engine partner Google Inc. after ten years, and will instead offer Yahoo! as the default search tool in its Firefox browser....»