Bizzy + Foursquare: Building on a Social Mobile Ecosystem

Kristina Farrah | September 8th

As a mobile app, Bizzy allows users to recommend great places to their friends. Now, they are leveraging Foursquare’s check-in feature as well by offering Check-out integration. This will enable users to immediately comment...»

The Little Bird that Could: 100M Twitter Users Ripe for Ad Revenue

Saroj Kar | September 8th

Twitter is celebrating a new milestone today.  Twitter's blog boasts that 100 million global active users are now tweeting on the microblogging site to share their thoughts. Twitter serves average 230m tweets a day, with...»

Learning Lessons for Building a Reliable and Secure API

Alex Williams | September 8th

RESTful APIs are becoming a standard for gluing apps in a Web oriented environment. Twitter, Google and a host of other Web properties have thrived by developing their own REST APIs. The use is so widespread...»

The Evolution of Hacking: From Computers to Cars

Phoebe Mandap | September 8th

Hacking has been a mainstay in the PC era, and moving into mobile, but where else can a hacker go?  Each day, reports concerning “hacking” grow and have increased dramatically.  As our world becomes more...»

Samsung + Microsoft = Samsung Windows 8 Tablet?

Mellisa Tolentino | September 8th

The Korea Economic Daily reported that during next week’s Microsoft BUILD, the developer conference in California set to run from September 13-16, the company will unveil a new tablet sporting the new Windows 8...»

Andreessen Horowitz Invests in New Hadoop Startup

Maria Deutscher | September 8th

Platfora, one of the latest Hadoop distributors, announced it has closed a $5.7 million  series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. In-Q-Tel, “the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to...»

Backupify Gets Another $5M, Sets Sights on Google Apps

Mellisa Tolentino | September 8th

Backupify, a leading backup provider for cloud based data, closed a Series B $5 million round of funding, led by Avalon Ventures together with General Catalyst and Lowercase Capital. Backupify works by creating a...»

Nielsen Moves to Online Video GRP, Blip Refines Ad Strategy

Daisy Whitney | September 8th

Measurement services and Web publishers are refining their tools to help grow online video ad dollars. Nielsen just rolled out  ratingspoints for online programming, rolling up online impressions into a GRP measurement, while Web publishers like are...»

IBM Wagers a Billion on Small Businesses

Kristina Farrah | September 8th

Raising capital has always been tricky for SMBs.  It restrains development and expansion, and banks are often stingy in offering financial help.  Thankfully, not everybody is blind about this setback as Big Blue announced a...»

Windows Gets a Desktop Gadget for Google+

Steven Hodson | September 8th

Not everyone in the world likes living in a browser. (Unlike my good friend Louis Gray, who does. I still have a bone to pick with you about that Louis.)  I, on the other hand am the...»