Exclusive: Yahoo HortonWorks Funding Details $20m Raise @ $200m Valuation – EMC, NetApp Pass, Benchmark Steps in

John Furrier | June 29th

Yahoo's core Hadoop contributors have left the company to form their own startup called HortonWorks. HortonWorks has big time financing and support from Benchmark, and the company will be headed by be ex-Yahoo engineer manager Eric Baldeschwieler. ...»

Sony Gaming Gets New Chief in Wake of PSN Hacks

Kristen Nicole | June 29th

With barely two months having passed since the Sony hacking incident (which led to the closing down of their prestigious online gaming systems, the PlayStation Network), Sony is now ready to reshuffle


FBI Closing in on LulzSec with Search Warrant in Ohio

Kyt Dotson | June 29th

A federally sealed search warrant was executed by the FBI in Hamilton Township but no arrests have been made. While much of the news appears to be reporting that it was an area “teen” the actual age...»

Come Aboard the Deduplication Boat

Cherr Aira | June 29th

Data deduplication is a blazing hot item for companies that are on the hunt for cost-effective storage solutions. A recent article depicted the huge impact on cost per terabyte of data deduplication together with...»

InstantBird: Feels Like Instant Messaging in Your Birthday Suit.

Ross LaRocco | June 29th

Today I stumbled on a cool instant messaging application for the Mac. IM'ing is nothing new, but the quest in finding the right application is still tough for some.  Trillian, Adium, and Pidgin are three...»

GeoHot (George Hotz) Famous iPhone and Sony Hacker Now Working at Facebook

Kyt Dotson | June 29th

George Hotz, also known as GeoHot, has been confirmed by Facebook as being in their employ. Hotz is best known for his engineering prowess with the iPhone and as the person who broke the cryptographic...»

Pervasive Software: Betting On A Big Data Hadoop Future

Tom Foremski | June 29th

I recently met with Mike Hoskins, EVP & CTO of Pervasive Software, based in Austin, Texas. It's an interesting company that combines a large legacy database management system with developing technologies for big...»

APIs for Mobile E-Commerce and In App Transactions

Alex Williams | June 29th

  Apigee announced today that it is offering a PCI-DSS compliant API solution, another step for in app transaction capabilities in the mobile e-commerce market. That's good news for service providers and solutions integrators. Companies...»

Mobile Video Upswing Gains Investors, Unifying Standards for Animoto and Beyond

Mellisa Tolentino | June 29th

With today's fast paced lifestyle, everyone seems to be running out of time; people are opting to watching videos on their mobile devices rather than watching from their own homes.  Major mobile phone...»

EMC Boasts Stellar Isilon Speeds as World’s Data Doubles Every 2 Years

Maria Pila | June 29th

EMC is known for its excellence in the information storage industry. Remaining relevant for over 30 years is no small feat in this industry, so it’s no wonder they acquired Isilon Systems, a provider...»