Spotify Update: US Launch Delivers $1.1B Valuation, Facing Lawsuits

Mellisa Tolentino | August 8th

Spotify graced the US digital airwaves just a month ago, and it was quickly hit by an infringement lawsuit, as is the American way.  Spotify, tirelessly compared to other music services like iTunes,...»

Infineta Gains Infrastructure Insight with New Board Member

Maria Deutscher | August 8th

Infineta, a San-Jose firm that makes hyper-scale WAN optimization systems, announced today the latest member of its board of directors. Ashok Krishnamurthi is joining the company, a 20-year tech industry vet who is the co-founder...»

CyberWars Escalate as Military Forces Recruit Hackers

John Casaretto | August 8th

Let the CyberWars begin.  Former hacker Peiter Zatko, also known as "Mudge," announced a program that started this past Wednesday called Cyber Fast Track at the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas this last week....»

Telematic Android Apps Can Get Your Car Stolen

Mellisa Tolentino | August 8th

First off, if you think telematics is the shortcut for ‘telephone mathematics’ then you are not smarter than a fifth grader! It’s actually from the words telecommunications and informatics, which simply means the remote...»

3D Gaming Gets Boost with Intel-Havok Purchase

Kristina Farrah | August 8th

Intel-acquired Havok, a provider of interactive software solutions for the games, entertainment and simulation industries, today announced the acquisition of Trinigy, a 3D game engine provider which the company has established a partnership with for...»

Why Does your 4 Year-Old Know How to Use an iPad?

Mellisa Tolentino | August 8th

Almost everyone has at least one active social network site they use regularly, even for kids.  And sometimes kids are using socnets because their parents help set-up their profiles. And kids even as young as...»

SAP: Critical Security Patch Coming this Week

Maria Deutscher | August 8th

SAP, a Frankfurt-based maker of business software, will release a patch on August 9 to address a potentially hazardous security flaw originally  picked up by Alexander Polyakov, CTO of security firm ERPScan and one...»

Android Should Countersue Apple for All the Rip-Offs in iOS 5 Beta!

Mellisa Tolentino | August 8th

The much anticipated Apple iOS 5 Beta has been released to developers over the weekend, although it’s only the beta version.  Aside from the iOS 5 Beta, the Xcode 4.2 Developer Preview 5, iTunes 10.5...»

Why Did Apple and Facebook Go With Fusion-io? It’s All About the Data

Alex Williams | August 5th

Fusion-io released its fourth quarter results yesterday and announced the acquisition of IO Turbine, a move that shows the never ending demand for better data performance. Here's the problem. As Fusion-io sees it,...»

Yahoo Loses Hadoop Leader; Data Chief Moves to Battery Ventures

Maria Deutscher | August 5th

Todd Papaioannou, the VP and chief cloud architect at Yahoo who was responsible for the cloud and Hadoop teams working at the internet company, resigned to take on the role of entrepreneur in residence at...»