Patent Wars and Blackmail in Silicon Valley

Glenn Manishin | August 17th

With reality television all the rage, viewers may wonder why there’s been no reality series about the inbred high-tech ecosystem of Silicon Valley. There should be, because the reality of how our technology bastion really competes today...»

How to Measure Online Video Engagement

Daisy Whitney | August 17th

Online video advertising is on track to become one-third of all online display advertising by 2014, and as it grows advertisers will increasingly look to quantify consumer engagement with those ads. Engagement can run the gamut from time...»

27K South Koreans Sue Apple for $25M

Mellisa Tolentino | August 17th

Ever wonder why some apps ask for your location before you can access them?  Well I have.  It’s quite annoying actually but I never did allow it to use my location info.  Call it paranoia,...»

Big Data + Bioinformatics = Virtual Lab Rats

Cherr Aira | August 17th

Science and technology work together like dinner utensils. You may use them separately, but when you get to the main course, they make a great team.  Two of the hottest items in both fields now,...»

Canonical, Dell, EnStratus and Opscode Join Cloud Foundry

Alex Williams | August 17th

Canonical recently announced Ubuntu support for OpenStack. Now it's joining Cloud Foundry to provide Ubuntu support for VMware's open cloud platform and access to millions of desktops. It joins Dell, EnStratus and ...»

Is VCE a Flailing Startup? A Study of Snark in New Media

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | August 17th

The UK Register’s Chris Mellor wrote a short hit piece last week on VCE’s Vblock, entitled “Vblocks bleed out EMC money, VCE = virtual cash erosion.” True to Register form, the cleverest thing about the entire...»

StumbleUpon’s Explore Box Adds Context to Topics

Mellisa Tolentino | August 17th

StumbleUpon, a discovery engine that recommends personalized web and mobile content, has released a new beta feature, Explore Box, that allows users to discover web pages, videos, photos and more across hundreds of thousands...»

Nintendo Sexy Upgrades Bundled Up for Christmas

Maria Pila | August 17th

Nintendo's confirmed that a new ‘streamlined’ version of the Wii console will be released in the UK, just in time for Christmas.  The console will be part of a new package that includes Wii Party and Wii...»

Shopkick 1 Year Later: More Brands, More “Check-Ins” and More Data

Mellisa Tolentino | August 17th

Shopkick, one of the largest location-based shopping apps that rewards shoppers for merely walking into stores, has made it through its first year unscathed. In just a year, shopkick has a reported 2.2 million...»

Hactivists Go Mobile, Depict Dog Wars Gamers as Animal Abusers

Mellisa Tolentino | August 17th

Dog fights are illegal in many countries as animal rights activists are taking action against animal cruelty.  Nevertheless, an app developer decided to make a virtual game in the same context, Dog Wars.  Much...»