Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson is a Senior Editor at SiliconAngle and works to cover beats surrounding DevOps, security, gaming, and cutting edge technology. Before joining SiliconAngle, Kyt worked as a software engineer starting at Motorola in Q&A to eventually settle at Pets911.com where he helped build a vast database for pet adoption and a lost and found system. Kyt is a published author who writes science fiction and fantasy works that incorporate ideas from modern-day technological innovation and explore the outcome of living with those technologies.

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Apple Accused of Producing “Mutant Viruses” by Acer’s Stan Shih

In an amusing burst of bluster, Acer’s creator, Stan Shih, has charged that Apple doesn’t play well in the ecology of technology by claiming that their products are more akin to “mutant viruses” than properly evolved organisms. And, as if to strain the medical metaphor, he went on to point out that some day other, […]

Sun Ex-CEO Looks to “Leverage Technology in Pursuit of Better Health.”

By launching startup and website Picture of Health, the former CEO of Sun Microsystems, Jonathan Schwartz is looking to bridge the gap between personal health and technology. Ashlee Vance over at The New York Times writes, Exactly what Mr. Schwartz is doing remains unclear. He would only talk in vague terms about the venture, saying […]

DataSphere Expands Hyperlocal Advertising, Other Services With New Funding

After a round of investor fund-raising led by OVP Venture Partners, DataSphere has raked in an extra $10M to increase their stake in their hyper-local technology. Already a leader in hyper-local web technology and sales solutions for media companies, they are looking to make themselves a name by expanding the number of neighborhoods they serve. […]

Rackspace + Microsoft Visual Studio 2010: Giving Developers the Control They Need to Enter the Cloud

Rackspace is extending their cloud computing and storage reach by offering a Visual Studio 2010 plug-in specifically developed for their service. With it, developers will be able to seamlessly and painlessly integrate cloud services deployed by Rackspace into their applications. From the press release, Available through a single-download to Rackspace Cloud Servers for Windows users, […]

The ACLU is Filing Suit Over Warrantless Border Laptop Searches

The ACLU filed suit against the government with the New York-based 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals. Since 2008, over 6,500 people—more than 3,000 of them U.S. citizens—have been subject to warrantless border searches of computers, smartphones, and cameras, according to information obtained by the ACLU. This suit has been brought on behalf of a […]

Facebook’s Most Powerful Developer, Zynga, Switches Exclusively to Credits

It looks like Facebook developer Zynga is jumping on the Credit bandwagon without reservation as part of a five year deal.  Zynga’s been woring towards Facebook credits for a few months now, but the latest move gives Facebook Credits a priority within the game platform’s payment solutions.  This removes the options around additional third party […]

Kno Plans to Launch a Tablet-Based Digital Textbook

Kno has raised $55M in their bid to make the market for digital textbooks with their eponymous e-textbook product the Kno. An article posted at GigaOM says, This is Kno founder Osman Rashid’s second crack at revolutionizing the textbook market: he is also the founder and former CEO of Chegg, a startup that rents access […]

Oracle Hires Hewlett-Packard’s Ex-CEO Mark Hurd as New Co-President

As previously reported here by Kristen Nicole, Hewlett-Packard’s Mark Hurd has made his way over to Oracle. As written currently byReuters, Hurd, a close friend of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, will join as president, replacing Charles Phillips, who has resigned. Phillips was co-president alongside Safra Catz, who remains in her role. While he left his […]

Hands-on Review with Samsung Fascinate

When Engadget reviews a mobile product they don’t pull any punches. Still, the Samsung Fascinate came out with few bruises from its handling—but bruises nonetheless. It looks like a solid Android phone that didn’t do much to make itself stand out in looks or design—but held the day in technology. In the Engadget review Joshua […]

Menlo Ventures Planning $800M Fund

As the biggest investor in 3PAR Inc., Menlo Ventures is already slated for a huge windfall this year so it looks like they’re getting ready to jump into the game once again. From an article at Bloomberg, if the group manages their $800 million, they’ll be able to produce the largest fund this year. But […]