Zillow-Trulia merger will create boundless new Big Data opportunities

Mike Wheatley | July 31st

The two titans of online real estate plan to join forces, meaning that overnight they'll literally own the world of real estate data. Zillow, Inc.'s planned acquisition of Trulia, Inc., which was...»

On backdrop of net neutrality debate, Netflix taps AT&T for faster streaming

Maria Deutscher | July 31st

Netflix Inc. had entered a peering agreement in AT&T Corp. in May under which video will be streamed directly to the latter’s network instead of going through a backbone provider, according to a new report...»

BlackBerry aims to lead enterprise mobile security via Secusmart acquisition

Suzanne Kattau | July 31st

Secure voice communications will be an important criteria going forward for most enterprise customers, and BlackBerry Ltd hopes to achieve enterprise mobile security market domination through its first acquisition since new CEO John Chen was appointed...»

Coinapult elminates Bitcoin volatility with ‘Locks’

Mellisa Tolentino | July 31st

One of the biggest hindrances in the wide adoption of Bitcoin is its price volatility. No one wants to invest, say $1,000, today and have that value drop by tomorrow. But neither has anyone


Red Hat teams up with 64-bit ARM server vendors

Mike Wheatley | July 31st

Red Hat has moved a little closer to being able to support ARM-based servers by kicking off a new partner program for 64-bit ARM data center vendors. Called the Red Hat ARM...»

Analytics market consolidation continues as Ericsson, Novetta target new prospects

Maria Deutscher | July 30th

Data analytics is shaking up even seemingly mature markets as vendors see new avenues of growth enabled by the Internet of Things and cloud services. Swedish telecommunications equipment maker LM Ericsson is buying MetraTech Corp., a Boston-based  provider of...»

Pivotal team-up with Hortonworks seen as no threat to HP’s investment

Tavis J. Hampton | July 30th

Pivotal Software, Inc. said Monday that it will collaborate with Hortonworks, Inc. on the open source Apache Ambari project. Hortonworks currently uses Ambari for Hadoop monitoring and management. Other contributors to...»

China probes Microsoft: More Middle Kingdom misery for Redmond

Mike Wheatley | July 30th

Microsoft has been placed under investigation in China for possible breaches of anti-monopoly laws, according to various media reports. China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) posted a statement to its...»

The CDO vapor is solidifying into enterprise reality | #MITCDOIQ

Maria Deutscher | July 30th

Twelve months ago, predicting that the role of the CIO in its present form may eventually be replaced by a chief data officer (CDO), tasked not with managing systems but rather the information stored inside, would have earned...»

Bitcoin Weekly 2014 July 31: Blockchain.info returns to iOS App Store, Ben Lawsky’s “BitLicense” shredded, Coinsetter launches, Stradivarius violin traded for bitcoin

Kyt Dotson | July 30th

The long-term drought of Bitcoin-related apps in the iOS App Store is coming to an end after Apple changed its terms of service to be friendlier to apps that trade in virtual currency. The first app to return...»