Sony to Buy Out Ericsson: Mobile Takeover

Saroj Kar | October 6th

Sony is looking to buy out its mobile partner Ericsson’s share of mobile phone business, ending a partnership established in 2001.  According to reports, Sony is in the advanced stages of finalizing the deal....»

Big Data TV – Was This Steve Jobs’ Next Breakthrough?

Alex Williams | October 6th

Tim O'Reilly appeared on theCube earlier this year and made a remark about Apple's killer app. He said it was the app store. Why? It's the data that is in those apps that draws people....»

HP Acquisitions Take a Back Seat as Whitman Takes the Helm

Mellisa Tolentino | October 6th

Hewlett-Packard had another busy week.  Earlier in the week they announced that they already finalized their Autonomy deal, though investors aren’t too sure about the buy, especially when Oracle CEO Larry Ellison poked fun...»

Google Announces Database-as-a-Service for App Engine, Hot on Oracle’s Heels

Klint Finley | October 6th

Yesterday Oracle announced a database-as-a-service offering and a Java platform-as-a-service as part of its Oracle Public Cloud, which is now in developer preview mode. Today Google announced its own DBaaS based on MySQL called...»

Flashback: Steve Jobs’ Cloud Services Vision at NeXT

Klint Finley | October 6th

Earlier our editor-in-chief Mark Hopkins wrote a piece about Jobs' cloud and mobile vision from WWDC in 1997. I'd like to draw your attention even further back, to an interview Jobs did with Gary Wolf...»

Rdio Joins the Free Music Bandwagon

Mellisa Tolentino | October 6th

The digital music service Rdio is hoping to jump the music cloud curve with its first ever free, on-demand music offering.  Best of all, it's ad-free.  Users only need an e-mail address or a...»

The Gamers’ Holiday Wish List Starts with These

Mellisa Tolentino | October 6th

Even with more than 80 days until Christmas, people are already thinking about what they want to get from Santa this year.  No matter what your age is, you probably want to get a gadget...»

Layar Contest Finalists Focuses on the Commerce of AR

Kristina Farrah | October 6th

The 15 finalists for the Layar Creation Challenge were finally announced this week. Layar is the largest open platform for mobile augmented reality and the competition is aimed at building concepts around useful


Gaping Void on Steve Jobs – Here’s to the Crazy Ones

Alex Williams | October 6th

I just received an email from Gaping Void. Every day, cartoonist Hugh MacLeod does one of his iconic drawings that often points to the humor, absurdity and reality of our lives. Today he gives...»

All of Apple’s Rivals Respond to Steve Jobs’ Death

Maria Pila | October 6th

Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple who revolutionized the way we use technology, has died after fighting advanced pancreatic cancer since 2004. In the wake of the death of tech luminary Steve Jobs, who died on October...»