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

Photo Discovery Evolves With New Instagram Explore Update

Instagram has received an update for the first time since Facebook snapped up the popular photo-filter app in a $1 billion deal back in April of this year. The upgrade has been rolled out on both the iOS and Android versions of the application, which is now available as version 2.5 and 1.1.4. The changes […]

HTC Pulls Out of Brazil; Set to Focus on Asian Markets

HTC announced on Saturday that it’s shutting down its Sao Paolo offices and pulling out of Brazil altogether, in the face of intensifying competition in what is one of the world’s fastest growing smartphone markets. The move, which was first reported by the Brazilian magazine Exame, means that the Taiwanese manufacturer will not be going […]

After Buying and Closing Glancee, Facebook Debuts Radar to Find Friends Nearby

Stalkers will love this one. Apparently, Facebook has quietly gone and added a sneaky new ‘radar’ feature to their mobile website and apps, called “Find Friends Nearby.”  As expected, the new feature does exactly what it claims – it allows Facebook users to look up who’s nearby and add them as friends. Somewhat intriguingly, given […]

Another Blue Ribbon Supercomputer for IBM

IBM’s Sequoia is now officially the fastest supercomputer in the world, beating down Japan’s Fujitusu-made K Computer into second place by some distance, according to a new list published by Top500. Sequoia, which is installed at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, sees the US return to the pole position […]

Google Takes the Fight to YouTube Rip-Off Sites

Yet more court action looms large on the horizon, this time from search engine giants Google, who apparently decided enough is enough and threatened legal action against one of the biggest Youtube download websites. According to a report in TorrentFreak, Google wrote a letter to the owners of YouTube-MP3.org, pointing out that it’s in violation […]

Strange Big Data: A World Without the Web

It’s amazing to think, but a little over twenty years ago none of us were connected even remotely like we are now. The internet has changed the way we live beyond all comprehension – it’s changed the way we do business, the way we socialize and make friends, it helps us do our shopping, find […]

Facebook Gets In Your Face.com

Following weeks of speculation, it’s finally been confirmed that Facebook has another takeover in the works. They’re about to acquire the Israel-based startup Face.com, a company that specializes in the development of facial recognition technology for mobile devices. The acquisition of Face.com, a company that has already partnered with Facebook before, is just the latest […]

Sorry Twitter, but Your Expanded Tweets Don’t Fool Us

Time and time again, Twitter protests that they’re not a media organization. But if that’s really the case, what’s up with all of these new, expanded tweets? Check your tweets, click on ‘expand’ and you may just notice something a little bit different. Twitter announced earlier this week that it will be expanding its ‘expanded […]

Will Microsoft’s Tablet Challenge the iPad or the Kindle Fire?

Following months of uncertainty, speculation is rife that Microsoft is about to unveil  its own tablet as the company looks to take a chunk out of either Apple’s or Amazon’s pie with its own branded device. It’s been revealed that Microsoft has scheduled an event for next Monday, June 18 at 3.30 pm PST  in […]

Amazon Steps Up Cloud Support as Rivals Play Catch Up

Amazon is rapidly embracing its new persona as a tech vendor following the initial success of its Amazon Web Services. Yesterday, the company offered up a whole new host of improved support offerings for its public cloud-based web services, including lower costs for its premium support plans, as well as improved chat functionality, security features […]