IBM’s Watson Getting Smarter, Edges Harvard Students in Jeopardy

Isha Suri | November 1st

IBM's renowned supercomputer Watson, which has already tasted victory several times, has proven to have gotten even smarter.  Earlier this week Watson once again gained a victory in a Jeopardy quiz-show battle with a trio...»

Facebook Scam “Girl Who Killed Herself on Halloween” Video Spreads

Kyt Dotson | November 1st

A scam campaign has hit Facebook with a familiar click-jacking underlying theme: the death of a person. Although, the entitled posts don’t solicit a particular celebrity they do entice users of the social media site to click a...»

HP Announces Moonshot A New Low Energy Server Technology – Shift to Mobile Cloud Architecture

John Furrier | November 1st

HP is announcing today at HP Labs a major innovation in the server technology called "Moonshot," a big shift from the x86 architecture to what HP calls "Extreme Scale Computing." The Moonshot announcement is featuring an...»

Yahoo Cashes Out $270M for Ad Network, Board Member Refuses CEO Job

Kristina Farrah | November 1st

A Yahoo rumor graduates from speculation to fact, as the company confirms that it’s going to buy ad network Interclick in an all-cash deal for $270 million.  The transaction is expected to


Storage Startup SolidFire Raises $25M in Fresh Capital

Maria Deutscher | November 1st

Boulder, Colorado-based SolidFire raised $25 million in its second funding round from New Enterprise Associates, as well as Valhalla Partners and Novak Biddle Venture Partners.  All three participated in SolidFire’s first round back in...»

Gamification: The Biggest Thing Next to Social Media

Kristina Farrah | November 1st

What exactly is gamification? Wikipedia says it’s the use of game design techniques and mechanics to solve problems and engage audiences.  Typically gamification applies to non-game applications and processes in order to encourage


Can the Nook Color 2 Challenge Amazon’s Kindle Fire?

Saroj Kar | November 1st

Yesterday it was just a rumor, now it is official: Barnes & Noble is holding press conference on November 7 in New York and many analysts expect the announcement of the newest portable Nook device....»

Clearspring Data Gets Smarter with XGraph Acquisition

Kristina Farrah | November 1st

In order to improve data infrastructure and analytics capabilities, Clearspring, provider of a top social sharing and analytics platform, acquired data science company XGraph. Clearspring has a proprietary data processing infrastructure that


Adknowledge Expands to Facebook, Acquires AdParlor

Kristen Nicole | November 1st

Leading the long tail marketplace, Adknowledge has a pretty strong foothold in every type of advertising (in-game, email, etc.), except Facebook. In order to tackle this particularly lucrative area in advertising, they finally


A Mobile Dev Platform for Every Developer

Kristina Farrah | November 1st

Everybody loves the idea of mobile.  As people and businesses increasingly learn to love smartphones, the mobile application development market and other smartphone-reliant industries keep on improving and intensifying all the same.  Looking