WordPress Deal with Federated Media Finally Pays Off

Mellisa Tolentino | November 29th

WordPress is expanding publisher monetization capabilities with a new product called WordAds.  For years, users have been requesting for a way to make money with their blogs through ads, but WordPress didn’t see anyone fit...»

Cyber Monday’s Mobile Takeover: Apps and Ads on the Rise

Mellisa Tolentino | November 29th

With mobile devices taking center stage especially in the past year, we're seeing more web-based activity shifting to this space.  Expectations were high for mobile shopping this holiday season, and Black Friday stats have already...»

What’s Twitter to Do with an Android Security Provider?

Mellisa Tolentino | November 29th

Twitter's just made a notable acquisition, taking in security provider Whisper Systems as its latest deal.  So what would a social networking/microblogging site do with a company known for making Android devices more secured for...»

HP Unveils Autonomy/Vertica-based Big Data Analytics Platform

Jeffrey Kelly | November 29th

HP announced today a new Big Data Analytics platform based on a combination of Autonomy’s unstructured data analytics engine and Vertica’s fast-loading, real-time analytics database. HP describes the new platform as “a single processing layer for forming a conceptual,...»

Viadeo’s Latest Buy Intensifies Battle with LinkedIn

Maria Deutscher | November 29th

Viadeo, the professional social network that competes against LinkedIn with about 40 million users, announced it has acquired Dutch startup Soocial for an amount equal to ‘multiple hundreds of thousands of euros,’ according to...»

RIM’s Mobile Fusion Hopes to Secure Rivals’ Users Too

Mellisa Tolentino | November 29th

RIM can’t deny the fact that sales of their smartphones and tablet continue to decline, as more people are enticed to use iOS and Android devices.  And with the anticipation for new devices running...»

Puppet Labs Gets $8.5 Million from Google, Cisco, VMware and Existing Vendors

Klint Finley | November 29th

Puppet Labs announced today that it closed $8.5 million in C-Seies funding with Google, VMware and Cisco as new investors. The investment brings Puppet's total raised to $15.5 million. Its previous investors - Kleiner Perkins Caufield...»

Geeks Seek Love, Need the Millionaire Matchmaker

Mellisa Tolentino | November 29th

Silicon Valley is like a pool filled with millionaires, young and old.  Many are married or in a relationship, which may not sound surprising-- there's no shortage of woman that are attracted to such resourceful...»

VMware On the “Right Side” of Virtualization

Maria Deutscher | November 28th

Paul Maritz, the head of EMC virtualization subsidiary VMware, is sticking behind the plan he’s been following, and realizing quite successfully, since leaving Microsoft to join the company.  He’s naturally been among the most prominent...»

We’ll Be Cashless and Cardless by 2016, says PayPal

Mellisa Tolentino | November 28th

As technology invades every aspect of our lives, a recent PayPal report ‘Money: The Digital Tipping Point’ stated that by 2016, Brits would no longer need cash, checks or credit cards to go shopping as...»