Report: Microsoft in talks to acquire social news reader Prismatic for $30 million

Duncan Riley | March 2nd

Microsoft Corp. is said to be in talks to acquire social news reader Prismatic (Woven Inc.) for a figure said to be $30 million. According to the report, Microsoft may not be alone in taking...»

The Samsung Galaxy S6 offers a killer mobile payments service, leaves Apple for dead

Duncan Riley | March 2nd

Samsung Co. Ltd's launch of the Galaxy S6 Sunday shipped with one feature that is a killer in the mobile payments spaces and leaves Apple Inc. for dead, and that's a service Samsung has simply...»

Bye bye plastic, hello Gorilla Glass: Samsung launches its new flagship Galaxy S6

Duncan Riley | March 1st

Samsung Co. Ltd. launched its new flagship smart phone the Galaxy S6 Sunday and as rumored the phone comes in two versions: a standard S6 and the S6 Edge, with the Edge supporting edges on both sides of...»

HTC joins Valve to make leap from smartphones into virtual reality with ‘Vive’

Kyt Dotson | March 1st

The mobile phone company HTC Corporation just announced a partnership with video game distribution company Valve Corporation to create a virtual reality headset called the “Vive.” Consumer information for the device is available at the HTC Vive...»

Apple-IBM partnership is more than a simple hardware distribution deal

Collen Kriel | February 28th

The past week saw IBM host its annual cloud and mobile conference, InterConnect, in Las Vegas while the company’s CEO, Ginni Rometty delivered the annual investor briefing to Wall Street....»

Esports events drive players to “feel more enthusiasm” and spend more money, says study

Eric David | February 27th

Esports events might not be big earners in and of themselves – quite the opposite, actually – but the buzz surrounding the tournaments and the player engagement they generate has enormous benefits for game makers, according to...»

Leonard Nimoy, influencer of the Star Trek generation as Spock, dies at 83

Kyt Dotson | February 27th

Today Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for his portrayal of Spock on Star Trek, died at age 83. He leaves behind a legacy of a science fiction generation and a swell of fans sad at his passing...»

The cheat sheet to following Big Data’s money trail | #BigDataSV

Suzanne Kattau | February 27th

The Big Data market is dynamic, with companies going public, others like Hadapt and Revelytix, Inc. being acquired by Teradata Corp., and a lot of technology innovation happening. Large amounts of money...»

Tim Cook clears up rumors about the Apple Watch

Mellisa Tolentino | February 27th

While many techies anticipate a barrage of products to be launched at next week’s Mobile World Congress, fanboys may be more excited about what’s happening later in the month on March 9, 2015. Apple, the company behind the bar-setting iPhone device, has...»