Rethinking Skill Certifications: Mozilla’s Open Badges Project

Klint Finley | September 14th

Evaluating tech workers' qualifications is a persistent issue when hiring consultants, contractors and employees. Established certification programs, such as those from Microsoft and Oracle, are big, broad certifications covering major general use technologies. But in a world...»

SAP Acquires Hemisphere, Expands Mobile Growth Strategy

Maria Deutscher | September 14th

German business software giant SAP acquired Right Hemisphere for an undisclosed amount; Right Hemisphere is a company that develops 3D visualization tools for enterprise users. the company's goal is to simplify employees’ workflows and overall...»

Google Flight Search Takes Off, Long Journey Ahead

Mellisa Tolentino | September 14th

Last April, Google’s $700 million ITA acquisition was finally approved with conditions (restrictions?) regarding other travel search competitors, as Google cannot block results coming from them.  And today, Google finally launched the ITA-powered flight...»

ServiceMesh the Latest to Support OpenStack

Maria Deutscher | September 14th

Enterprise cloud solutions provider ServiceMesh announced that it has extended its ServiceMesh Agility platform to support OpenStack, the open-source cloud OS initiative first kicked off by Rackspace and NASA, along with several others. ServiceMesh Agility allows...»

Who’s Spending the Most on Virtual Farms and Weapons?

Cherr Aira | September 14th

Who would have thought that spending real money for online merchandise would become one of the most lucrative businesses of today?  Blame it on those who love online role-playing games and those who love to...»

Pano Logic Scales Down VDI for SMBs

Maria Deutscher | September 14th

Virtual desktop infrastructure vendor Pano Logic debuted two new offerings today, Pano Express SMB and Pano Express HA.  Express SMB and HA are scaled versions of Pano’s VDI in a box solution, designed specifically for...»

Ebay and Craigslist Duke it Out in Federal Court: Classified Ads War Heats Up

Cherr Aira | September 14th

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer… Or legally own shares, take confidential information as a board member, and set-up a rival organization with the same business model. This is why Craigslist is so furious about particular...»

Save The Date: December 17, Sony PlayStation Vita Japan Launch with 3G Enabled

Mellisa Tolentino | September 14th

When I first saw the video of the Sony Next Generation Platform early this year, all I could say was, “I want this!”  I even posted it on my Facebook wall!  And when I saw that...»

Hotfile Turns the Tables, Fires Back at Warner Bros.

Cherr Aira | September 14th

News about RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) or MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) filing legal cases against P2P developers, companies, and users does not surprise me at all. This scenario is already considered a norm in...»

Windows 8 Will Bundle Native Antivirus, Symantec and McAfee Scream in Horror

Kyt Dotson | September 14th

It’s big news for the Microsoft Windows community that native antivirus is going to come pre-installed for out-of-the-box operating systems. Worldwide, Windows machines account for a significant portion of all machines 0wn3ed by various worms and viruses that...»