Startup Police Blotter: Betaworks Steals Digg for $500k – Digg Sells for Pennies on the Dollar

John Furrier | July 12th

Betaworks should be on today's police blotter under Grand Theft Startup. Wall Street Journal is reporting that the New York based incubator Betaworks has agreed to buy news-sharing website Digg in what is looking like a...»

Twilio Changes the SMS Game

Harmony Tapper | July 12th

Today Twilio announces their new Global SMS service now available to customers which has been the one feature that is most requested.  Yesterday Twilio was only able to operate on a few dozen carriers,...»

Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners calls NASDAQ & Morgan Stanley Criminals in Facebook IPO Debacle

John Furrier | July 12th

Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners, appeared on Bloomberg TV’s “Money Moves” with Deirdre Bolton today and said that NASDAQ and Morgan Stanley conduct in Facebook IPO is “criminal” and exposed “extreme corruption.” Besides the...»

Cloudability Raises $8.7M To Put a Price Tag on Cloud Agility

Matt Weinberger | July 12th

Cloudability, which helps customers track public cloud costs across service providers, has announced the close of an $8.7 million round of Series A funding, led by the Foundry Group. Other participants in this round include ...»

New Alliance in Big Data: Pentaho et al. Builds Out Analytics

Maria Deutscher | July 12th

Three emerging names in the big data space announced an alliance this week that will combine their respective software and services to create a new solution for analyzing customer data. These three companies are ...»

Storage Startups Growing Fast Providing Gear for Cloud – Coraid and Nimble Standout

John Furrier | July 12th

Want to find out about the future?  Just meet the startups because they are inventing it right in front of our eyes. That is exactly what happend in the fast moving storage industry yesterday in Silicon...»

Join the Big Data Listening Party: Echo Nest Gets $17.3M Funding

Mellisa Tolentino | July 12th

Echo Nest, the music intelligence platform, announced the closing of a $17.3 million financing round led by Norwest Venture Partners with the participation of prior investors Matrix Partners, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Fringe Partners, Jim Pallotta...»

Best Buy Warns Users of Account Hacking Attempts, Advises Password Reset

Isha Suri | July 12th

Looks like the retail giant Best Buy has detected some malicious attempts to access its customer accounts, which is why it has issued a warning to its customers advising them to change their account passwords immediately. Best...»

Dropped USB Sticks as a Malware Vector: DSM Does Cybersecurity Right

Kyt Dotson | July 12th

The reason that some malware is called a Trojan is a play on the Trojan horse from the mythology about the ancient Greek siege of the city of Troy. Most Trojans are actually software pretending to be something...»

Epic DirecTV Battle Continues, Now on the Internet

Harmony Tapper | July 12th

In the ongoing epic battle between DirecTV and Viacom, it would appear that there is no limit to how far either side will go to prove their point while making the other side...»