Social Games on a Winning Streak: Zynga Faces Global Competition

Cherr Aira | December 6th

My Facebook notifications typically comprise of 80% requests for tools, energy, armor, help and farm money. This is how social gaming has transformed my social network into a highly competitive interacting brood. And the...»

Facebook Rivals Google on Talent Buys in 2011

Mellisa Tolentino | December 6th

Yesterday we reported that Gowalla CEO Josh Williams had neither confirmed nor denied that their company was acquired by Facebook, but later the rumors were finally laid to rest. Facebook released the following statement...»

A Second Generation Platform for Load Balancing and Testing

Alex Williams | December 6th

We have platforms for app development. Now comes a new platform specifically for load balancing and testing. BlazeMeter, out of Israel, launched today with the unveiling of its service and $1.2 million in Series A...»

Riverbed Rolls out RiOS: Integration, Expanded Support

Maria Deutscher | December 5th

Riverbed Technology rolled out Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS) 7.0, the software it uses to power its flagship Steelhead WAN optimization appliance line. The latest release includes a number of additions, including direct integration with the...»

3 Things You Need to Know About Data Scientists

Klint Finley | December 5th

Developers may be the new king makers, as our pals at Red Monk have been saying for years, but they may soon be usurped by data scientists. Data scientist roles are even harder to fill...»

Siri’s Closest Competition May Come from Detroit, Not Redmond

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | December 5th

I make no secret of the fact that I'm a fan of AI and robotics on this blog.  I have only a few dozen feeds in my collection, though, that are totally devoted to the topic of AI,...»

Teradici Upgrades ‘PC-over-IP’ Solution

Maria Deutscher | December 5th

Zero client solutions provider Teradici released PCoIP Firmware Release 3.5.0 and PCoIP Management Console 1.7, the latest version of its user virtualization software with enhanced functionality for the enterprise.  The main highlight is version...»

Someone Besides Samsung Faces US Ban – HTC Could Miss Out this Holiday

Maria Deutscher | December 5th

The biggest mobile device manufacturers have been filing patent infringement lawsuits against each other rather consistently for the past couple of years, and a few cases managed to stand out of the crowd these past...»

SAP’s Latest Buy Fits Well with Mobile, Analytics Strategy

Maria Deutscher | December 5th

Software maker SAP has acquired human resource management SaaS provider Success Factors for $3.4 billion, a premium of 52 percent over Friday's closing price and about 10 times more than the company’s annual revenue....»

Survey: Data Scientists Require Rigorous Training, Freedom From Bureaucratic Obstacles

Jeffrey Kelly | December 5th

While some view data science as a logical extension of traditional business intelligence (BI), the professionals that populate the two fields are startlingly different, according to the results of a new survey. The survey, which was conducted by...»