Cyber Monday Spending Up, Surpasses $1 Billion

Maria Pila | November 28th

Black Friday gets all of the attention for kicking off a holiday season-long shopping spree, but analysts say this year's Cyber Monday activity will likely break records. A shop.org survey reveals nearly 76 million Americans...»

Apache ZooKeeper Gets Some New Tools

Jeffrey Kelly | November 28th

Apache ZooKeeper 3.4.0 was released last week and it includes a number of updates that should make it easier for admins to better corral growing Hadoop deployments. Version 3.4 includes native Windows version of C client, Kerberos client authentication...»

Sprint Struggles to Keep Unlimited Data Plans as Consumers Get Data Happy

Mellisa Tolentino | November 28th

The use of mobile devices and data usage is dramatically increasing, so much so that mobile carriers are now faced with a colossal problem: service shortages.  The more people that sign up to a specific...»

2011 Black Friday Topped Online Sales: Amazon, Apple Break Records

Mellisa Tolentino | November 28th

The Black Friday madness has crossed into the cyber zone as comScore reported that online sales were up to $816 million, making it the largest online spending day to date.  Online sales on this year’s...»

Teens Want Smartphones Over Cars (Just Don’t Mix the Two)

Phoebe Mandap | November 28th

Christmas is in the air and people are shopping early to avoid the Christmas rush.   It's stressful enough to pick the right gifts for the right people, but when it comes to finicky teenagers,...»

Phone Hackers Arrested for Terrorist Funding Scams

Mellisa Tolentino | November 28th

Last week, four individuals were arrested in the Philippines for allegedly hacking into telecommunications companies in the United States, including AT&T, and using the money acquired to fund a terrorist network in Asia, Jemaah Islamiah...»

High Expectations for iPhone 5, iPad 3 in 2012

Mellisa Tolentino | November 28th

As we approach the new year, rumors for the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 are increasing.  Last week it was reported that the iPhone 5 will sport a 4-inch screen, though the exterior design...»

Yandex Acquires SPB Software to Grow Mobile Footprint

Mellisa Tolentino | November 28th

Yandex, Russia’s largest and most popular internet search engine, announced its acquisition of SPB Software, a leading brand in mobile software responsible for making applications for mobile phones, which enable subscribers to...»

This Week’s Best iPad, Android Tablet Business Apps: Syncplicity Tops the List

Maria Deutscher | November 27th

Syncplicity’s recent launch on Android and Amazon’s highly-anticipated  Kindle Fire tops this week’s roundup. The file sync and management app introduces the bulk of the features available on iOS to Google’s rivaling operating system, as...»

This Week in Cloud: PaaS Expansion on the Rise

Maria Deutscher | November 26th

As the title highlights, a few rather significant updates poured in this past week from the as-a-service, industry in addition to other areas.  For starters, the Salesforce.com-owned Heroku introduced a new database-as-a-service for the...»