Hackers Take a Bite Out of Apple Customers, Apple Slow to Resolve Claims

Mellisa Tolentino | March 1st

Hacktivists are quite popular these days, especially with Anonymous taking down government sites to fight corruption and injustice.  But the problem is, other hackers are wreaking havoc in cyberspace.  They’re hacking into user accounts and...»

New Media Minute: Mobile Marketing: How to Reach Consumers in Retail Stores

Daisy Whitney | March 1st

More than half of U.S. smartphone users turned to their phone to perform retail-related activities while in a store, according to comScore. That could be taking a picture of a product, comparing prices or scanning bar codes for coupons. How can...»

Google Pushes New Privacy Policy Despite EU Warning, Gets Sued

Mellisa Tolentino | March 1st

Today is the day that Google implements their new Privacy Policy amidst warnings from regulators.  Google Director of Privacy, Product and Engineering Alma Whitten announced it on Google’s official blog.  Below is the...»

Windows 8 vs. iOS: the Cloud’s New Battle Ground

Mellisa Tolentino | March 1st

With the consumer preview of the Windows 8 yesterday, the question of how it stacks up to Apple is inevitable.  But Windows 8, unlike Mountain Lion, is also a mobile OS, so instead of comparing...»

SugarSync Pulls in a Sweet $15M in Series D Funding

Maria Deutscher | March 1st

SugarSync, a freemium service that allows users to share their files and data across multiple devices,  earned another very handsome round of VC money. The company raised $15 million in a fourth round of financing...»

Apple Bullies EPAD Over iPad Trademark, AMD Acquires SeaMicro

Mellisa Tolentino | March 1st

Today’s mobile roundup includes Apple’s EPAD complaint and the expected launch of the new Apple TV and 14-inch MacBook Air.  We'll also discuss the blocking of eBooks, AMD acquiring SeaMicro and Sprint’s new app offering...»

All You Need To Know About Facebook Page Timeline + Premium Ads

John Furrier | February 29th

{Guest post from Jonathan Eccles, Facebook technical lead at thismoment.com, the leading social brand management infrastructure company.} Today’s fMC, or Facebook Marketing Conference, yielded a motherload of Facebook product announcements representing the natural evolution of...»

Strata Conference: What is Big Data?

Alex Williams | February 29th

I walked the convention center floor at the Strata Conference today and asked people: "What is Big Data?" It's such a broad term. The people I interviewed certainly made that point.

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I ask the question...»

Pervasive Software DataRush Will Make Hadoop “Faster and Easier”

Kyt Dotson | February 29th

Mike Hoskins, CTO, EVP Pervasive Software, says that in a nutshell Pervasive is making Hadoop “faster and easier.” It’s all about making big data processing and data mining both faster and easier. While it’s not true that Hadoop...»