Ubuntu Linux Gets Smart about Phones, Tablets and TVs

Isha Suri | October 31st

Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu, has announced that it will brings its Linux-based platform to mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. This porting of Linux Ubuntu will take place in the coming years,...»

500 Startups’ Female Founders Grounded in Reality: User Data

Sara Morgan | October 31st

While it seems easy to spend time discussing and questioning why there are not nearly as many women as men in tech, I want to challenge members of the startup community to shift the conversation...»

Scandalous German Police Trojan Makes Anyone Vulnerable to Hacking

Mellisa Tolentino | October 31st

Earlier this month, we reported that Germany’s Chaos Computer Club made public that the Trojan Bundestrojaner, also known as ‘0zapftis’ and ‘R2D2,’ legally used by the authorities to tap into Skype calls could also remotely access...»

Kinect’s Commercial Version for Windows SDK Coming in Early 2012

Isha Suri | October 31st

Microsoft’s Kinect, which has been so far used for non-commercial purpose only, is going to be soon launched in commercial version. This commercial version of Kinect will roll out in early 2012. The currently available beta...»

The Walking Dead Tablet: HP TouchPad

Mellisa Tolentino | October 31st

Last week we mentioned that Hewlett-Packard will be re-awakening their dead TouchPad tablet.  Back in August Leo Apotheker, then CEO of HP, announced the death of the tablet.  Things got confusing when they then ...»

The Schmooze Strikes Back: Our Firewall Might be Up, but the Front Door is Unlocked

Kyt Dotson | October 31st

It’s the oldest trick in the book in the security industry: talking your way through corporate security measures. Popular media like movies and television shows portray hacking as a celebrated enterprise of geeks behind glowing computer screens who...»

800 MoMo Employees’ Heads Will Roll

Mellisa Tolentino | October 31st

I don’t know if it’s just a coincidence but isn’t it freakishly weird that as most parts of the world are celebrating Halloween, jobs are getting sacked?  It’s like Motorola Mobility timed their announcement of...»

Real-Time, Big Data Spins Industries across Ads, Visualization and Beyond

Maria Pila | October 31st

One of the most popular ways for publishers to monetize their content — aside from basic banner and AdSense ads — is through affiliate programs.  These are often transparent to users: you’ll click a link...»

Geeks On An Airship – Don’t Call It A Blimp!

Tom Foremski | October 31st

Thursday I spent a very pleasurable day with a great group of people, many of whom I've known for years, such as: Jeremiah Owyang, Kristie Wells, Shel Holtz, Ross Mayfield, Ben Metcalfe, and Chris Saad. We were

More Programs for Internet TV as Cable Goes the Way of the Dinosaurs

Mellisa Tolentino | October 31st

Talk about cord-cutting.  Last week it was reported that cable TV subscribers are on the decline as more consumers are opting to pay for internet TV that comes with their internet connection.  And several companies are...»