Obama Wants Crowdfunding as Kickstarter Idea Spreads to White House

Alex Williams | September 9th

U.S. President Barack Obama is loving this idea of crowdfunding. In tandem with the presidential address tonight, a post on the White House blog said that as part of the America Jobs Act,  Obama...»

What is Big Data? 4 Definitions

Alex Williams | September 8th

The talk about big data can be deafening. But what is it really? I was looking at a post by Wikibon Co-Founder David Floyer who did a comprehensive overview on the topic earlier this...»

New Relic Announces Python Support, New President

Klint Finley | September 8th

New Relic is exactly the sort of company that is re-wiring the services industry: it's easy to get started, powerful and deployed entirely from the cloud. Yesterday at Djangocon 2011, the company announced beta support for Python application...»

Can Technology Affect Work Hours Around the World?

Kristina Farrah | September 8th

In today’s highly-industrialized society, we often find ourselves engrossed in a fast-paced, hectic city life; busy work hours, heavy traffic, deadlines, bosses etc. People say that regardless of where you live, work is work and...»

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...»