Winning the West: LINE buys Microsoft’s MixRadio, competes with WhatsApp

James Farrell | December 19th

Japan’s super-cute and massively popular messaging service LINE recently announced the acquisition of Microsoft’s MixRadio for an undisclosed price. This move comes just a week after Line Corp. ...»

TripGo offers smart calendar-integrated, multi-modal trip planning

Duncan Riley | December 19th

TripGo from SkedGo Pty. Ltd. is a smart calendar-integrated, multi-modal transport trip planning app that's starting to see some impressive user numbers. The app helps you plan how to get from point A to point B, providing all your...»

Aerospike beefs up NoSQL database with enterprise- and Hadoop-friendly features

Maria Deutscher | December 19th

Aerospike, Inc. unleashed a broad set of new features for its flagship in-memory database that provides developers with more flexibility in how they build their applications and addresses several key enterprise requirements. The launch marks the...»

Should social media ban offensive comments?

Eric David | December 19th

British MP Luciana Berger is calling for Twitter Inc. to block anti-Semitic language from the site after she received thousands of hateful messages. Berger, the shadow Minister for Public Health, has been the target of online abuse...»

Google opens cloud-based Hadoop alternative to developers with free SDK

Maria Deutscher | December 19th

Google on Thursday released a software development kit (SDK) for its cloud-based data crunching engine in an effort to the development of analytic applications against the service. The launch comes seven months after the search giant...»

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

Suzanne Kattau | December 19th

Welcome to the twelfth 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...»

Flash storage to be cheaper than disk by 2016, Wikibon predicts

Bert Latamore | December 19th

The price of flash storage has already dropped below that of high-speed disk while providing order-of-magnitude higher performance, and it's on a trajectory to become a lower cost media than disk for almost all storage in 2016,...»

Blizzard teases gold-for-game-time in World of Warcraft

Eric David | December 19th

Blizzard Entertainment is considering allowing players to buy game time tokens with real money to sell to other players for gold, the in-game currency in World of Warcraft. "We’re exploring the possibility of giving players a way...»

Skytap lands another $35 million for enterprise DevOps platform

Maria Deutscher | December 19th

Skytap Inc. has landed $35 million in funding from a diverse group of investors to double down on the growing interest in its cloud platform, which takes a new approach to fostering collaboration among operations and engineering...»

Google secretly working on ‘Android M’, aims to connect cars directly to the Internet

Collen Kriel | December 19th

In June Google Inc. announced Android Auto at Google I/O, starting the search giant’s big move into automobiles. Android Auto is not an embedded operating system; rather it provides a software layer...»