Syncplicity Gets New CEO as Cloud Strategy Solidifies

Kristen Nicole | October 24th

Menlo Park, California-based cloud file management provider Syncplicity has reshuffled its management team as a part of an effort to consolidate its strategy in order to better compete in a particularly crowded market. The most notable...»

Video Interview: Couchbase’s J. Chris Anderson on How P2P Changes Business as Usual

Klint Finley | October 24th

J. Chris Anderson is chief architect of mobile technology at Couchbase, a company dedicated to developing and commercializing the open source projects Apache CouchDB and Membase. I interviewed Anderson at Contact, an unconference...»

Microsoft’s YouTube Channel Vulnerabilities Exploited as Clips Get Replaced

Saroj Kar | October 24th

On Sunday morning someone outside Microsoft seems to have taken possession of the company's YouTube channel, eliminating all of the videos already loaded (including those relating to the new promotional campaign) and replacing them with...»

Can RightNow Infuse Oracle with Some Real Cloud Culture?

Klint Finley | October 24th

Oracle announced today that it will acquire cloud-based customer service vendor RightNow for approximately $1.5 billion. After the acquisition RightNow's services will be offered as part of Oracle's Public Cloud. RightNow offers a wide range of...»

IBM Goes to the Cloud for Sentiment Analysis

Jeffrey Kelly | October 24th

IBM will make its Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights platform available via the cloud so enterprises can perform Big Data Analytics without needing to install and service Hadoop clusters on premise, according to the company. The news...»

Bitcoin is Not Dead (Again) Part II

Kyt Dotson | October 24th

For those who have been reading my coverage of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, you might have noticed that there isn’t actually a “Bitcoin is Not Dead Part I.” This is because in spite of people repeatedly calling out the...»

Yahoo’s Survival Could Hinge on Google, Microsoft Funds

Isha Suri | October 24th

Ever since the Yahoo become notorious for its service and financial issues, the longstanding web portal has yet again become the topic of acquisition talk.  The latest potential buyers include Google and Microsoft,who are apparently...»

Oracle Targets Salesforce with Latest Buy: RightNow for $1.5 Billion

Maria Deutscher | October 24th

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire RightNow, a customer service software maker that’s used  by over 2,000 clients, according to the company. Its flagship offering is called RightNow CX, a cloud-based product designed...»

Anonymous #OpDarknet Burns Down Pedophile Websites and Publishes Usernames

Kyt Dotson | October 24th

The weekend brings us news of Anonymous grabbing their masks, torches, and pitchforks and raiding a series of privacy-hardened darknet websites. An Anonymous hactivist cell is claiming responsibility for taking down more than 40 child-pornography websites...»

Google+ Needs Media Hub Beyond Music

Mellisa Tolentino | October 24th

If Apple has iTunes and Facebook has Spotify, Google is hoping to trump with its own music hub incorporated into Google+ that not only lets users stream music, but also download it to their devices. ...»