LinkedIn Acquisition of Rapportive Brings Social-Professional Magic to Gmail

Kyt Dotson | March 8th

The interesting Gmail social-context plugin, Rapportive, has been acquired by social-media for professionals company LinkedIn. Rapportive creates plugin software that provides context-sensitive social-media information on top of Gmail’s user interface. As a result, it works as a...»

Drawn to Scale Announces Seed Funding for New Spin on Non-Relational Database

Klint Finley | March 8th

Drawn to Scale, the makers of the proprietary "relational-like" distributed database Spire, announced today that it has raised $925,000 in seed funding from RTP Ventures, a new $750 million fund, IA Ventures, which has...»

Online Video Streaming To Victory: Youtube at the Olympics, Nextflix Battles HBO

Cherr Aira | March 8th

The viral phenomenon is the definitive characteristic for online video business’ success. In this day and age where the internet, social media and mobile devices dominate technology, fame can be easily gained by uploading a...»

Node Package Manager Accidentally Leaks Developers’ Password Hashes

Klint Finley | March 8th

Node Package Manager (NPM), the primary source for Node.js modules, had been exposing registry users' password hashes for quite some time NPM creator and Node.js gatekeeper Isaac Schlueter disclosed today. Schlueter wrote that although the passwords...»

QLogic Lands Major Win in Storage with HP and Dell Deals

Maria Deutscher | March 8th

QLogic announced some very good news this week - it has been selected  to provide networking gear that will ship with two of the most buzzed-about products in the storage industry today. The first...»

Two Sides of $100B Facebook Valuation, and Why California’s a Big Winner

Cherr Aira | March 8th

Facebook’s valuation since announcing its entrée to the IPO world has gone up to $100 billion. Lightyears before their filing Facebook faced numerous issues, hurldes and monetization demands, all occurring alongside news that Mark Zuckerberg was...»

HA Name Node Project for Hadoop is No Laughing Matter

Jeffrey Kelly | March 8th

Hadoop’s critics are quick to point out the open source framework’s lack of enterprise-readiness. Top of the list of complaints is Hadoop’s single-point-of-failure issue. In a nutshell, in any given Hadoop cluster, a single Name Node is responsible for...»

United Airlines Goes From the Web to DOS

Alex Williams | March 8th

This past week, United  and Continental Airlines made a last transition to becoming one airline. For its reservation system, the combined companies dropped the United Web-based interface for a command line interface that runs on...»

Countdown to SXSW 2012: Food Trucks, Events and Contests

Cherr Aira | March 8th

In less than 24 hours, all roads will lead to the SXSW kick off, and already Yobongo, a smash hit at SXSW last year, has been acquired by Mixbook.  Artists, geeks, movie fans, investors and...»

The New iPad vs the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Maria Deutscher | March 8th

The new iPad, the third generation of Apple’s tablet, has yet to have be given a more appropriate name but has already managed to send ripples across the blogosphere within less than 24 hours...»