Happy 40th to Intel’s First Microprocessor – The Start of the Digital Revolution

Tom Foremski | November 16th

Intel today celebrates the 40th anniversary of its first microprocessor -- the 4004. It was a 4-bit chip, puny by today's standards but revolutionary at the time because it was the first commercially available programmable microprocessor. Compared to Intel's...»

Giving Android a Chance

richardbennett | November 16th

A little less than a month ago, I wrote some effusive praise for the iPhone 4S on this blog and chronicled my buying experience. The 4S is a very impressive device in many respects,

Google Mobile Initiative GoMo Launches in Mobile. Where Else?

Kristen Nicole | November 16th

The number of people using mobile devices keeps increasing because everybody wants to stay connected while on the go. Google sees yet another opportunity in this growing trend beyond search, mobile OS and


How Technology and Markets Made Net Neutrality Moot

George Ou | November 16th

Before the courts have even ruled on Verizon’s lawsuit against the FCC‘s proposed Net Neutrality regulations, it appears that technological progress will make the wireless device neutrality portion of the FCC rules moot. One of the key aspects...»

World of Warcraft Subscriptions Plummet Ten Percent; Activision-Blizzard Triples Profits

Kyt Dotson | November 16th

During an investor call for Activision-Blizzard revealed some interesting news about the overall health of the massively popular massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft. Blizzard’s MMO lost more subscribers than previous years and has hit its all-time-low from...»

Nook, Kindle Fire Get Ahead with Advanced Product Launches

Mellisa Tolentino | November 16th

Last Monday the Kindle Fire launched ahead of its scheduled date of release, which was supposed to on Tuesday. And its number one contender, the Nook Tablet, launched days ahead of its schedule as...»

Jaspersoft’s New Scholar Program Bridges Analytics Skill-Gap

Maria Deutscher | November 16th

BI software maker Jaspersoft has a new initiative: the Jaspersoft Scholars Program,  which provides higher education institutions an opportunity to apply for a free license of the company’s commercial BI suite. In addition, training and other...»

The Groupon “Oops” Moment: an Iffy IPO

Cherr Aira | November 16th

From $1 million to several billions of dollars after just four years, Groupon is undoubtedly an industry phenomenon. They generated quite a buzz around addictive daily deals, setting the trend for an entirely new market...»

DotCloud Cloud Adds Support for MySQL, MongoDB and Redis

Maria Deutscher | November 16th

DotCloud announced that its cloud management platform now supports three of the most popular databases used in cloud deployments: MySQL, MongoDB and Redis, a relatively new NoSQL database. DotCloud was founded in 2010 and launched...»

Apple’s New Non-Executive Chairman and Director

Mellisa Tolentino | November 16th

Apple recently lost a couple of their top executives when Ron Johnson, Apple Senior VP of Retail, left to become CEO of J.C. Penny, and John Theriault, Apple Vice President of Global Security, retired,...»