Picostorm: We Are Not a Google+ Copycat!

Cherr Aira | December 14th

The very first day Google+ launched, it automatically registered as another social networking hub that would transform the twin towers into three titans: Facebook, Twitter and Google+. The social networking diaspora has inspired start-ups and...»

Apple’s Interest in Anobit Boosts Flash Storage Talk

Maria Deutscher | December 14th

Apple is reportedly in talks to acquire Israeli flash solutions maker Anobit for a sum ranging between $400 and 500 million. Anobit offers a chip that boosts flash drive performance via signal processing. Apple doesn’t usually...»

Text While Driving Is Fast Becoming The New DUI

Mellisa Tolentino | December 14th

You’re cruisin’ down the road, mindin’ your own business, you’re trying to find the way to your meeting, so you pull up your smartphone and search for directions.  Still, you get confused, so you call...»

Google Apps Top Android Usage Across All Ages

Kristina Farrah | December 14th

Using exclusive device meters, Nielsen analyzed thousands of smartphone consumers who acceded participation in their rolling Smartphone Analytics research.  As expected, Facebook and Google apps such as Gmail and the Android Market top


Lookout Predicts More Mobile Malware In 2012

Mellisa Tolentino | December 13th

Lookout Mobile Security has been diligent in their duty to protect mobile devices from malware lurking in every corner of the tech world.  They reported yesterday that a new type of malware, ...»

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Microsoft and Open Source

Klint Finley | December 13th

Earlier this year I wrote that Microsoft needed to open source something big. Even Apple, hardly a bastion of openness, had its Darwin and Webkit projects. Microsoft was talking to the open source talk, but...»

Hewlett-Packard’s Legal Chief Latest to Jump Ship

Maria Deutscher | December 13th

HP’s general counsel Michael Holston has left the company to pursue other opportunities, according to company officials.  Fenwick & West LLP partner David Healy is serving as interim counsel until a replacement will be...»

Big Data Disruptors and Hurdles in WAN Traffic

Maria Deutscher | December 13th

Infineta and the Internet Research Group (IRG) released a study about the disruptors and challenges that exist in the inter-data center WAN environment handling big data workflows. The paper starts out by highlighting the main advantages...»

Viadeo Goes to Russia, Ready to Rumble with LinkedIn

Cherr Aira | December 13th

The “social epidemic" started by Facebook and its predecessors has caused various organizations to revisit their marketing strategy and business models, tweaking them according to current social trends. And if you think social media's influence only spans...»

To Compete with Google, Apple Eases iAd Platform

Saroj Kar | December 13th

Advertising platform Apple iAd, announced along with iOS4 last year, was designed to shake up the mobile advertising business through compelling interactive banners with a concomitant increase in income of publishers and developers. But now...»