Freemium Validation: SurveyMonkey Acquires MarketTools, Valued at $1 Billion

Klint Finley | December 14th

It's been a good week for Portland startups. Jive Software, which is headquartered in Palo Alto but started in Portland and still has many employees here, launched its IPO. And now SurveyMonkey, another Portland...»

Deloitte Launches “Postdigital Enterprise” to Help Companies Understand Developers, Social Data

Klint Finley | December 14th

As the big data explosion continues and cloud, mobile and social change both customer and employee expectations many businesses struggle to determine how to navigate this new landscape. The role developers are playing in even non-software companies...»

Yes, Tagged is Still Around, and They Just Bought Hi5

Saroj Kar | December 14th

Hi5 used to be a social network-turned-gaming platform, and one of the most popular some years ago, along with other has-beens like My Space.  Faring better than the once-popular Facebook predecesor, Hi5 is being acquired...»

Storage Wars Pt. 2: Converged Infrastructure Requires a Strong Sales Channel

Maria Deutscher | December 14th

The second Storage Wars post by Wikibon looks into the industry’s reaction to VCE, the joint effort that provides the Vblock converged infrastructure solution –it's a combination of EMC, Cisco and VMware technology. Vblock is...»

Can NFC Tech Help Intel Gain in Mobile Markets?

Maria Pila | December 14th

Inside Secure has signed an agreement with Intel to provide the company with Inside's NFC products and technologies. Intel will have access to Inside's software, firmware and core hardware technology for development of future Intel...»

FBI Arrests DDoS Attacker, Connected to Anonymous

Kyt Dotson | December 14th

The distributed denial of service attack is the favorite crushing blow of the Anonymous hactivist collective, but as it causes disruption and misery to Internet users in the fashion on malicious vandalism, it is considered a crime in...»

IBM Backup Partner Adopts Fusion-io Technology

Maria Deutscher | December 14th

Front-safe, IBM’s Denmark 2010 Cloud Partner of the Year, integrated Big Blue’s High IOPS Adapters into its Tivoli Storage Manager offering.  The adapters are based on Fusion-io’s ioMemory. Front-safe delivers TSM as a cloud-based solution designed for SMBs....»

Zynga IPO Voyage Faces Waves of Doubt, Promises To Double Paying Players

Cherr Aira | December 14th

Up to this day, many are still astonished on how a social gaming developer could enter the gates of IPO and reach a billion dollar valuation. The success story of Zynga is just one of the many...»

Skype for Android Plays Catch UP as VoIP Struggles on Mobile

Kristina Farrah | December 14th

Skype releases version 2.6 for Android, allowing users to send photos and videos to friends and family. As usual, it’s free and works over WiFi and 3G mobile data plans. Aside from added


SAP and Google Form Partnership Aligning Google Apps and Google App Engine with Business By Design

Alex Williams | December 14th

SAP and Google are aligning by integrating Google Apps with SAP Business By Design. In addition, the two companies will work to foster a developer community through Google App Engine and the Android operating system. The...»