Why Norway isn’t in the Startup Spotlight as often as other Nordic Countries

Mellisa Tolentino | August 8th

The Nordic region has been in the limelight for a few weeks now especially with the horrific massacre in Norway that the gunman confessed he trained for in a video game, their move to make ...»

Anonymous Defaces Syria’s Ministry of Defense Website, Castigates Current Regime

Kyt Dotson | August 8th

A faction claiming participation in the hactivist collective Anonymous has struck the web pages of the Syrian Ministry of Defense (currently offline) and defaced them with a message about the massacres occurring in that country. According to...»

Mobile Industry Gets Bad for Workers: Verizon Strikes, Robot Replacements and Suicide

Mellisa Tolentino | August 8th

Verizon is not doing quite well, as just last week they lost the infringement lawsuit filed against them by Active Video, in which they have to pay $115 million in damages. Now they are faced...»

SAP Trumps Oracle as the Software vs. Hardware Battle Continues

Mellisa Tolentino | August 8th

While Oracle is busy battling HP in a lawsuit of neglect of obligations when Oracle decided to stop manufacturing Intel’s Itanium chips, and Oracle’s infringement lawsuit against Google, SAP took this opportunity to get...»

The Real-Time Equivalent for Agile – A Tweetdeck of a Different Scope

Alex Williams | August 8th

What is the real-time equivalent for Agile - what would that look like? A different interface than Tweetedeck but the concept is the same.  A service on top that gives a view of different applications that...»

“Spam King” Faces Federal Allegations Over Facebook Scam

Maria Deutscher | August 8th

Sanford Wallace, the spammer whose activities have been dated back all the way to the 90’s, is facing criminal charges for the first time in two decades. He’s accused of hacking into Facebook accounts and sending...»

Bitcoin Ends its Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Kyt Dotson | August 8th

Only two months ago the Bitcoin charts saw a massive price inflationary phase as speculation exceeded what the market could bear and the currency peaked June 8 at around $32 per BTC. Now charts have fallen to almost...»

The LightSquared Kerfuffle

George Ou | August 8th

We had a great discussion about the ugly problem of GPS interference last week and why it can’t be oversimplified.  Yesterday, venture capitalist Philip Falcone – a major financial backer of wireless startup LightSquared –

An Education in iMacs: Give Kids the Old Goods

Maria Pila | August 8th

Apple launched its new, entry-level 21.5 inch iMac today, a device meant specifically for education institutions. This new iMac model is available for $999.  It comes with a 3.1GHz Core i3 processor, 2 GB RAM,...»

EMC’s Stuck on Tape, Speeds Mainframe Performance

Val Galin | August 8th

Fresh from a record Q2, storage provider EMC unveiled today its new mainframe virtual tape library (VTL)--the DLm6000.  According to the company, the DLm6000 is the “fastest mainframe VTL with 2x the performance...»