Trips to the South Seas, Free Kindles and Other Impressive Perks Startups Offer To Get the Best Talent

Alex Williams | December 15th

Talk to anyone in tech and the biggest challenge these days is finding talent. The competition is forcing startups to find more creative ways to attract employees. I saw a Reddit post that reflects on this trend. The question:...»

Salesforce.com Buys Rypple and Gives it Another Name Sure to Taunt its SAP Rival

Klint Finley | December 15th

Less than two weeks ago SAP bought human resources/human capital management software-as-a-service company SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion. Salesforce.com followed suit today with the purchase of Rypple, an employee performance management SaaS, for an undisclosed sum....»

Storage Wars Part 3: How is HP Doing with 3PAR?

Maria Deutscher | December 15th

The continuation of Wikibon’s Storage Wars series (see here for Part 1 and Part 2) looks into how Hewlett-Packard managed to integrate 3PAR into the company in relation to today’s storage market. Overall, they’ve...»

Amazon Burns Through 1 Million Kindle Fires a Week

Saroj Kar | December 15th

Amazon said on Thursday it has sold more than 1 million Kindle devices in a week, in an unusual announcement from the largest Internet retailer, which comes in the wake of some negative reviews about...»

Capgemini Expands Presence in China

Klint Finley | December 15th

Capgemini will expand its focus on China, going so far as to dedicate some of its Indian workforce to bolster its Chinese operations, according to the Times of India. "Currently 5% of Capgemini's revenues of...»

Microsoft Takes its Smartphone Goals to the Outer Limit

Maria Deutscher | December 15th

Microsoft has gotten itself head-deep into the mobile industry with Windows Phone 7, and perhaps to a broader extent with the upcoming Windows 8 due sometime in 2012. In addition the company made some of...»

Yowie Brings Stars Closer With Group Video Chat

Mellisa Tolentino | December 15th

Yowie, the popular video chat service that brings people closer to the stars, announced their new group video chat offering.  They're competing against Skype, Google Hangouts and Tiny Chat with this latest update....»

WiFi Explored as Mobile Ad Channel with Cloud Nine Launch

Cherr Aira | December 15th

Brand engagement with the popularity of social networks looks easy to enact. But competition is getting tougher with every passing moment.  Advertising is seeping into a few key verticals right now, namely revolving around mobile....»

Lightbox Zooms in on Android, Faces Competition from Instagram

Kristina Farrah | December 15th

Lightbox, one of Android’s photo apps reaching nearly 1 million downloads, launches version 2.0. It features a new photo journal that lets you automatically post photos the Tumblr way, and allows you to

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Nielson Report Shows that Console Usage is Up 7% Over 2010, Streaming Video a Big Factor

Kyt Dotson | December 15th

A recently released Nielsen report shows that the viewership of streaming video on game consoles is on the rise. Not an unexpected outcome with how much Microsoft and Sony have been pushing themselves into the online...»