Crowdpark Bets on Social Wagers, VCs Bet $6m

Tom Foremski | October 20th

I recently spoke with Crowdpark, an interesting startup that allows Facebook users to wager virtual currency on football games, elections, or anything they want. The company is based in Berlin, Germany, a hot city for startups because
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Twitter Possibilities for Real Time Epidemic Tracking, Google to Launch a Music Store

Kristina Farrah | October 20th

Social media sure is powerful. It allows people to share thoughts in real time, and has become a tool to amplify small voices that the world has to hear. But the freedom and potency that it

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Yellowgate, Siri Network Failure Frustrate iPhone 4S Users

Mellisa Tolentino | October 20th

Apple is on a never-ending roller coaster ride.  Before launching the new iPhone, people were excited with the thought of an iPhone 5, but those dreams were crushed.  The iPhone 4S received mixed reviews and...»

Here’s To Steve, The Genius Who Changed The World

Mellisa Tolentino | October 20th

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for
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Should Internet-Connected TVs Fear Extinction?

Phoebe Mandap | October 20th

We have witnessed how an ordinary TV set has evolved finding its way to suit and cater the demands in this time we call the PC era.  Given all the publicity and marketing strategies for this...»

Will Duqu Be The New Stuxnet?

Mellisa Tolentino | October 20th

Back in 2009, a malicious program dubbed as Stuxnet, hindered Tehran’s goal of making nuclear weapons.  Experts involved in scrutinizing the malware soon found out that Stuxnet is precisely calibrated so that nuclear centrifuges would...»

On Google Plus, Google Apps President David Girouard Questioned About Identity

Alex Williams | October 20th

It's awesome that Google is pushing Google Plus early to Google Apps. It's another sign that the way we communicate every day online is achievable in business, too. Wow. What a revelation. But there is a little problem...»

Stanford Offering Online Graduate Certifications in Data Mining

Klint Finley | October 19th

Stanford is now offering two online graduate certifications in data mining: the Mining Massive Data Sets Graduate Certificate and the Data Mining and Applications Graduate Certificate. They cost about $10,000 each. Both are part of...»

Automattic Finally Monetizes (Seven Years Too Late)

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | October 19th

Earlier today at John Battelle’s Web 2.0 Summit, Federated Media and Automattic issued a joint announcement that they were now able to offer publishers on WordPress.com’s free blogging service the ability to run advertising on their blogs. This...»

What Oracle Gets Out of the Endeca Deal

Klint Finley | October 19th

Yesterday Oracle announced the acquisition of enterprise search company Endeca. Apart from amplifying what Wikibon's Dave Vellante calls "urinary olympics" between Oracle and HP (which you'll recall just acquired the enterprise search company Autonomy, with much derision...»