Perfect Timing for Facebook IPO? Outsourcing Risks to New Investors

Tom Foremski | December 12th

Mark Zuckerberg is everywhere: Interviews on prime time US and foreign TV; features in leading newspapers and magazines -- it's one almighty PR push: Facebook is prepping for an IPO. The reason for the publicity blitz is

Jive Goes Public Tomorrow and Thanks to SAP and Oracle It Looks Pretty Good

Alex Williams | December 12th

Jive Software will make its debut tomorrow on the NASDAQ, and thanks to SAP and Oracle it looks pretty good. Jive is a collaboration technology company. It emerged as one of the early entrants to the social...»

Out & About: Media Masses at Googleplex and Why I Don’t Hate Google

Tom Foremski | December 12th

I popped into the annual media party at the Googleplex. There was a decent turnout of familiar faces but with some having switched sides. A few of years ago I reported that Google was deliberately avoiding hiring

Apple’s 18B App Downloads and a Best-Selling Bio for Jobs

Isha Suri | December 12th

The biography of Steve Jobs, written by Walter Isaacson, has topped the charts, become the best-selling book of the year 2011.  It should come as no surprise, given the growing interest in Jobs since his untimely...»

Samsung Sales Soar as HTC Awaits Doomsday

Mellisa Tolentino | December 12th

Android-based devices continue to multiply and encroach the already congested tech market.  But can you blame them?  iPhone alternatives have taken over the market because of price and accessibility.  So let’s take a look at...»

HP and webOS – What’s the Next Step?

Bert Latamore | December 12th

One major missing piece from  last week's webOS announcement is any hint of what HP itself might do with webOS. HP does promise continued support, which might mean that it will rehire the recently laid-off...»

SAP to Resell NetBase SaaS-based Social Media Analytics App

Jeffrey Kelly | December 12th

SAP has made another cloud-based deal, though this one a partnership and not an acquisition. SAP announced this morning that it plans to resell NetBases's Software-as-a-Service social media analytics application, which transforms Tweets, Facebook updates, blog posts and...»

Cloud Robotics : A Threat or Help to Humans?

Phoebe Mandap | December 12th

Robots are great, but cloud robotics are genius.  But what exactly is a cloud robot?  Here’s Mario Tremblay’s definition of this amazing development.

“For me, cloud robotics happens when we connect robots to the Internet and

Google Celebrates 84th Birthday of the Mayor Of Silicon Valley

Mellisa Tolentino | December 12th

Google creates Doodles to mark important events, birthdays of important people, etc. and to celebrate Robert “Bob” Noyce’s 84th birthday, they’ve created a microchip Doodle. Noyce is dubbed “The Mayor of Silicon Valley,” as...»

VMware’s Vision of the Social Enterprise: it’s All Mobile

Maria Deutscher | December 12th

VMware has attended a couple of events lately where company officials shed some light about the way they see how the cloud, and how user virtualization ties in to the social enterprise today, as well...»