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 for 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 reportedly 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...»

Volvo connected safety technology aims to prevent car/ cyclist accidents

Duncan Riley | December 19th

Volvo Personvagnar AB, in collaboration with sports gear maker POC Sweden AB and Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson have announced a new connected safety technology that connects drivers and cyclists. The technology, to be formally unveiled at CES Las Vegas in January...»

Apple is hiring: London team to expand Apple Pay into Europe

Collen Kriel | December 19th

Apple Inc. is gearing up to take Apple Pay global. Apple has advertised a job aimed at forming a new Apple Pay team in London in order to help expand the service...»

Microsoft admits “human error” led to last month’s Azure outage

Mike Wheatley | December 19th

Microsoft has just published a blow-by-blow account of what went wrong during last month's Azure cloud storage service outage, which caused thousands of websites, including its own Windows Store and, to go offline. The Microsoft...»