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Facebook blocks anti-Putin page in Russia

Facebook Inc. has seemingly complied with an order from the Russian government demanding that the social network block access to a page supporting one of President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics. The page in question calls for demonstrations to be held in support … Continue reading ?

Uber faces more woe in Taiwan, Chinese city of Chongqing

Another day, another tale of woe for Uber Inc. with news out of Taiwan and China that it’s once again in trouble with authorities. The Taiwan Government said Monday that Uber is not licensed to provide transport and is instead … Continue reading ?

What you missed in Big Data: Google prospects for cloud analytics gold

It was an unusual week in the analytics ecosystem as Hadoop monetarily stepped aside to let Google occupy the spotlight when it opened its cloud-based alternative to developers with the release of an open-source SDK designed to simplify the creation … Continue reading ?

BlackBerry confirms its working with Boeing on ‘self-destructing’ smartphone

BlackBerry Ltd. announced on Friday that it is working with Boeing Co. on a high-security Android-based smartphone which can self-destruct if meddled with. “We’re pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for … Continue reading ?

Report: Apple Pay claimed 1% of all digital payment dollars in November

Apple Pay, a mobile payments service in relative infancy, is showing impressive early adoption numbers according to a new ITG Investment Research Report on Mobile Payments. The report indicates that Apple Pay accounted for one percent of digital payment dollars … Continue reading ?

Flash storage about to hit “hockey stick” growth curve, says HP exec | #HPdiscover

With some forecasters now expecting the cost of flash storage to fall below that of spinning-disk storage within the next couple of years, adoption is starting to rise in what Craig Nunes of Hewlett-Packard Co. described as a “hockey stick” … Continue reading ?

Elemental Technologies raises $14.5 million Series D in round led by Telstra

Online video solutions and distribution company Elemental Technologies Inc., has raised $14.5 million in series D financing in a round led by Telstra Corporation Ltd. Other investors in the round included Sky PLC, General Catalyst Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and … Continue reading ?

Crowdfunded comic Bitcoin: The Hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto goes on sale

The English-language version of the world’s first comic about cryptocurrency Bitcoin: The Hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto has gone on sale following a successful crowdfunding effort that attracted a number of noted contributors. The comic book, first announced at CoinSummit London in … Continue reading ?

Microsoft dumps third party Snapchat apps from Windows Phone Store

Microsoft Corp. has removed all third party Snapchat apps from the Windows Phone Store after Snapchat Inc. previously announced that it was cracking down on them to increase security. The removal of apps, including the popular 6snap according to Windows … Continue reading ?

Cyberwar: Obama calls out Sony as FBI confirms North Korea was behind hack

President Obama has called out Sony for craven censorship on a day the Federal Bureau of Investigation formally announced that North Korea was behind the hacking of Sony Corp. In a statement the FBI said that it has enough information to conclude … Continue reading ?

Exact Labs lands $13 million to bring voice recognition to the enterprise

Between Siri on iOS and Google’s rivaling artificial intelligence for Android, voice recognition software has become practically ubiquitous in the consumer world. But corporate applications beyond the call center are still rare. A new startup called Expect Labs Inc. just closed … Continue reading ?

GitHub urges developers to patch critical Git client bug

GitHub has revealed the existence of a flaw in its client software, and is recommending users upgrade to a new version as soon as possible. The vulnerability first announced at GMANE, and it was later confirmed by GitHub itself, which … Continue reading ?

The physical web gains support with IoT grants, new SDKs

This week’s Smart DevOps roundup features new grants to promote the development of  the Internet of Things (IoT), an initiative to interact with the Physical Web, and Near Field Communications for IoT. Google’s Open Web of Things   Search giant … Continue reading ?

How to create your own Google Cardboard

Virtual reality may be the next frontier in technology as more organizations show interest and find applicable use cases. For instance, travel promotions company Destination BC is utilizing Oculus Rift, the fancy heads-up display unit acquired by Facebook Inc. earlier this … Continue reading ?

Winning the West: LINE buys Microsoft’s MixRadio, competes with WhatsApp

Japan’s super-cute and massively popular messaging service LINE recently announced the acquisition of Microsoft’s MixRadio for an undisclosed price. This move comes just a week after Line Corp. entered into a deal with Sony Music Entertainment Inc., and Japanese record … Continue reading ?

TripGo offers smart calendar-integrated, multi-modal trip planning

TripGo from SkedGo Pty. Ltd. is a smart calendar-integrated, multi-modal transport trip planning app that’s starting to see some impressive user numbers. The app helps you plan how to get from point A to point B, providing all your door-to-door … Continue reading ?

Aerospike beefs up NoSQL database with enterprise- and Hadoop-friendly features

Aerospike, Inc. unleashed a broad set of new features for its flagship in-memory database that provides developers with more flexibility in how they build their applications and addresses several key enterprise requirements. The launch marks the biggest update for the … Continue reading ?

Should social media ban offensive comments?

British MP Luciana Berger is calling for Twitter Inc. to block anti-Semitic language from the site after she received thousands of hateful messages. Berger, the shadow Minister for Public Health, has been the target of online abuse for several months after Garron Helm, … Continue reading ?

Google opens cloud-based Hadoop alternative to developers with free SDK

Google on Thursday released a software development kit (SDK) for its cloud-based data crunching engine in an effort to the development of analytic applications against the service. The launch comes seven months after the search giant first unveiled its ambitious plans … Continue reading ?

2014 wine holiday gift guide: 5 high-tech gadgets for wine lovers

Welcome to the twelfth installment of SiliconANGLE Media’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide series. In this series of gift guides, we’ve suggested some of the best high-tech gift ideas for your friends and loved ones this holiday season. So far we’ve … Continue reading ?

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