Mike Wheatley

Mike Wheatley is a senior staff writer at SiliconANGLE. He loves to write about Big Data and the Internet of Things, and explore how these technologies are evolving and helping businesses to become more agile.

Before joining SiliconANGLE, Mike was an editor at Argophilia Travel News, an occassional contributer to The Epoch Times, and has also dabbled in SEO and social media marketing. He usually bases himself in Bangkok, Thailand, though he can often be found roaming through the jungles or chilling on a beach.

Got a news story or tip? Email Mike@SiliconANGLE.com.

Latest from Mike Wheatley

AMD Makes Play For Windows 8 With Z-60 ‘Hondo’ Processor

Advanced Micro Devices has taken its time, but finally it’s thrown down the gauntlet in its bid to carve out a piece of the tablet space with its new Hondo processor chip. AMD says that its new chips are more than a match for Intel, and will present consumers with a tough choice when it […]

Windows 8 Phone Gets Ready For Take Off: Pre-Orders To Begin Oct. 21

Today’s mobile news roundup: AT&T to start taking pre-orders for Windows 8 phones later this month; Google/Samsung planning co-branded, 10-inch Nexus tablet; Apple begins shipping 5th generation iPod Touch; and one lucky Japanese consumer accidently receives a Nexus 7 tablet with a 32GB storage space unit. AT&T To Start Accepting Windows 8 Phone Pre-orders Oct […]

Big Data’s Moving To India In A Big, Big Way

Been shopping in Wal-Mart recently? Then you might find it unsettling to know that you were probably being watched, and not just by the security guards on the lookout for shoplifters. As American companies’ voracious appetite for information on consumers continues to grow, they’re becoming more and more determined not to miss a trick, so […]

China’s Biggest Malware Host Pledges To Fight Cybercrime

The world’s largest malware host has announced it plans to clean up its act following a high-profile investigation into its activities by Microsoft. 3322.org, a Chinese-registered web hosting company, earlier saw its domains seized by the software giant following reports that it was linked to the notorious Nitol virus, which had sensationally been pre-installed in […]

HTC ‘Ya Later – What Chance a Comeback Now?

2012 has proven to be a nightmare year for HTC, and now things have just got a whole lot worse with Taiwanese smartphone maker’s third quarter profits slumping by a record-breaking 79%, well below its previous forecasts and the expectations of analysts. HTC, ranked fifth biggest smartphone maker overall, reported its third quarter revenues had […]

Huawei & ZTE Labeled “Security Threat” By US Committee

American firms are being advised not to do business with China’s two leading telecom companies because they pose a significant national security risk, warned a US congressional panel. The House Intelligence Committee recommends that the two firms – Huawei and ZTE – should be barred from any acquisitions and mergers in the US, due to […]

Microsoft Uses Big Data To Help Save The World’s Most Endangered Species

The animal kingdom has a lot to thank big data for. Following last week’s news that Japanese scientists are mapping bluefin tuna populations to ensure a sustainable supply of sushi, Microsoft’s engineers are getting in on the act as well, lending a helping hand in the battle to save several of the world’s most endangered […]

Time To Make Sense of Tumblr with Union Metrics Analytics Tool

Blogging platform Tumblr has teamed up with Union Metrics to finally be able to offer its users the chance to visualize and analyze traffic. The data visualization and analytics platform was unveiled by Tumblr’s marketing and revenue consultant Rick Webb, reports The Next Web. Union Metrics are the same people behind TweetReach, a tool that […]

Good Riddance, Steve Jobs

One year on from Steve Job’s death and yet again we see the fanboy crowd come out in full force, stampeding over each other in their desperation to lavish praise on their hero as if he was some kind of demi-god. Jobs’ legendary status has begun to take on such biblical proportions that some commentators […]

Keccak Chosen as SHA-3 Competition Winner, But Will Take Years To Make Its Mark

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has finally chosen a replacement for one of the most widely-used computer security algorithms, following a five year contest among the world’s leading cryptographers. NIST hopes that the new algorithm will reassure those security experts who previously raised concerns over its existing Secure Hash Algorithm gold standard, […]