Zynga Valued At $7B After $1B IPO

Mellisa Tolentino | December 16th

Zynga, creator of popular massive multiplayer online games such as Farmville, Mafia Wars, and CityVille had their initial public offering last night, Thursday, December 15.  They offered 100 million shares, about 11%...»

Judge Says Twitter Isn’t Enough To Put “Cyberstalker” in Jail

Mellisa Tolentino | December 16th

These days, with social media platforms available to everyone, we’ve heard plenty cases of cyberstalking and cyberbullying.  They're no laughing matter, as these actions could lead the person on the receiving end to commit suicide....»

HP Cuts Execs’ Exit Packs

Maria Deutscher | December 16th

HP’s shareholders have expressed concern about the compensation the two previous CEOs received after leaving the company. Leo Apotheker received 156, 000 shares of restricted stock worth about $3.6 million at the time, and prior...»

How Can Google’s Majel Outsmart Siri? With Apps

Mellisa Tolentino | December 16th

When Apple revealed the iPhone 4S, some people weren’t that impressed by the device.  It looks exactly like the iPhone 4, so why would you buy something that could easily be mistaken for an older...»

Is Google+ the Social Network of the Year?

Saroj Kar | December 16th

Your favorite Mountain View Company announced, as usual, the Google Zeitgeist 2011, namely the user queries the most common in 2011 on its search engine in over fifty countries. True to custom, the Internet...»

Facebook “Friends” Renewable Energy

Mellisa Tolentino | December 16th

Back in April, Greenpeace,  the non-governmental environmental protection and conservation organization, published a report entitled: “How Dirty Is Your Data?”  The report pointed out how companies are using more energy as they move...»

Trips to the South Seas, Free Kindles and Other Impressive Perks Startups Offer To Get the Best Talent

Alex Williams | December 15th

Talk to anyone in tech and the biggest challenge these days is finding talent. The competition is forcing startups to find more creative ways to attract employees. I saw a Reddit post that reflects on this trend. The question:...»

Salesforce.com Buys Rypple and Gives it Another Name Sure to Taunt its SAP Rival

Klint Finley | December 15th

Less than two weeks ago SAP bought human resources/human capital management software-as-a-service company SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion. Salesforce.com followed suit today with the purchase of Rypple, an employee performance management SaaS, for an undisclosed sum....»

Storage Wars Part 3: How is HP Doing with 3PAR?

Maria Deutscher | December 15th

The continuation of Wikibon’s Storage Wars series (see here for Part 1 and Part 2) looks into how Hewlett-Packard managed to integrate 3PAR into the company in relation to today’s storage market. Overall, they’ve...»

Amazon Burns Through 1 Million Kindle Fires a Week

Saroj Kar | December 15th

Amazon said on Thursday it has sold more than 1 million Kindle devices in a week, in an unusual announcement from the largest Internet retailer, which comes in the wake of some negative reviews about...»