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Will Next Gen Xbox Win With Premium Media Combo? [Breaking Analysis]

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has been morphing from a gaming console to an entertainment console, and Microsoft intends to capitalize on that in its future Xbox consoles. Although Microsoft has not confirmed that a next gen Xbox is in the works, details have still been leaked about a new console. SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto shared […]

Google Beware: Lenovo Muscles Into Top 5 in Mobile Market – Breaking Analysis

Independent analyst firm Canalys has released its report on the final mobile phone shipment estimates from 4Q of 2012. Their report covers data that they track from over fifty countries. SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto gave an overview of their findings, highlighting the triple digit growth of four Chinese vendors. However, one of the most […]

DARPA Grants $3M for Big Data Python Projects – Breaking Analysis

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, also known as DARPA, recently awarded $3M to data visualization and analytics company Continuum Analytics. They have earmarked the funds to develop data analytics and data processing libraries for Python, a popular computer programming language. DARPA is spending $100M over four years to advance Big Data technologies. Wikibon Analyst Jeff Kelly weighed […]

Chinese Hackers vs. America: How To Defend & Maintain Regulation-Free Internet? [Breaking Analysis]

Attacks by Chinese hackers continue to target various American media outlets, including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Last week it was reported that the New York Times fell prey to a four month long hacking campaign from China after publishing an investigative report on Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s family finances in […]

High Performance Disk Market in Trouble, Refocus on Capacity – Breaking Analysis

According to, research firm IHS iSuppli has projected that HDD (hard disk drive) revenues will fall to $32.7 billion in 2013 after topping $37.1 billion in 2012. Wikibon Co-Founder and CTO David Floyer had this to say about the predictions: “I’ve been going against the trend and forecasting significant decline in the PC market, […]

Top 5 Open Source Projects in Big Data – Breaking Analysis

Big Data is a booming area that is receiving more widespread attention, especially since technology research company Gartner has projected that Big Data will drive $34 billion in IT spending in 2013. Abhishek Mehta, founder of Tresata, joined Kristin Feledy on the Morning NewsDesk Show to give his perspective on what’s happening in Big Data. […]

Microsoft Office 365’s Initial Release Prohibits Enterprise Use – Breaking Analysis

Yesterday Microsoft released its final version of Office 2013, or as it’s officially known, Microsoft Office 365. The long-awaited software has gone through months of public testing. Scott Lowe, Founder and Managing Consultant of the 1610 Group joined the Morning NewsDesk Show to share his thoughts on Microsoft’s latest news. Lowe shared that for a […]

DMCA is Unnecessary, Overreaching in Mobile Phone Arena – Breaking Analysis

The days of unlocking cell phones to use on your choice of wireless carrier are over, as far as the DMCA act is concerned. According to the major U.S. mobile service providers, unlocking a phone bought after January 26 without your carrier’s permission violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act or “DMCA” regardless of whether the […]

Actian Buys Pervasive to Round Out Portfolio, Sifts Big Data from Hype – Breaking Analysis

Actian, formerly known as Ingres, is set to acquire Pervasive Software, a vendor of cloud-based and on-premises software for data management and analysis. Wikibon Analyst Jeff Kelly described these two companies and what they’re known for. Actian is the company behind the OpenSource database Ingres. The company also offers a number of other products, including […]

WikiLeaks Probe Exposes Secret Gov’t Searches – Breaking Analysis

While federal investigation continues on WikiLeaks, their tactics for obtaining information from people’s private communications encountered a stumbling block from Twitter. SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto gave some background information, saying that the WikiLeaks investigators are trying to tie certain people to the WikiLeaks organization by going through their private communications, including their Twitter accounts. […]