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Flash storage to be cheaper than disk by 2016, Wikibon predicts

The price of flash storage has already dropped below that of high-speed disk while providing order-of-magnitude higher performance, and it’s on a trajectory to become a lower cost media than disk for almost all storage in 2016, writes Wikibon CTO … Continue reading ?

Blizzard teases gold-for-game-time for World of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment is considering allowing players to buy game time tokens with real money to sell to other players for gold, the in-game currency in World of Warcraft. “We’re exploring the possibility of giving players a way to buy tradable game-time … Continue reading ?

Skytap lands another $35 million for enterprise DevOps platform

Skytap Inc. has landed $35 million in funding from a diverse group of investors to double down on the growing interest in its cloud platform, which takes a new approach to fostering collaboration among operations and engineering professionals. The Seattle-based startup … Continue reading ?

Google reportedly working on ‘Android M’, aims to connect cars directly to the Internet

In June Google Inc. announced Android Auto at Google I/O, starting the search giant’s big move into automobiles. Android Auto is not an embedded operating system; rather it provides a software layer that allows drivers to control their smartphones via … Continue reading ?

Volvo connected safety technology aims to prevent car/ cyclist accidents

Volvo Personvagnar AB, in collaboration with sports gear maker POC Sweden AB and Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson have announced a new connected safety technology that connects drivers and cyclists. The technology, to be formally unveiled at CES Las Vegas in January … Continue reading ?

Apple is hiring: London team to expand Apple Pay into Europe

Apple Inc. is gearing up to take Apple Pay global. Apple has advertised a job aimed at forming a new Apple Pay team in London in order to help expand the service across Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa … Continue reading ?

Microsoft admits “human error” led to last month’s Azure outage

Microsoft has just published a blow-by-blow account of what went wrong during last month’s Azure cloud storage service outage, which caused thousands of websites, including its own Windows Store and, to go offline. The Microsoft Azure service interruption on … Continue reading ?

Open Garden nets $10.8M to expand mesh-networking FireChat app

Open Garden, the company behind the offline messaging app FireChat that doesn’t need a mobile network, has just announced a fresh funding round of $10.8 million to boost its growth in emerging markets. The FireChat app was only released this … Continue reading ?

First world problems: users whine after Instagram purges spam accounts

A purge of spam accounts on Instagram has resulted in not only millions of accounts disappearing, but a surge of complaints from celebrities and teens alike. The company announced December 9th that it would start to permanently ban spam accounts … Continue reading ?

Teradata gobbles up Hadoop-happy data cruncher RainStor

Data cruncher Teradata Corp., which has slowly but surely been expanding its Big Data analytics capabilities, has just snapped up RainStor Inc., maker of a data archiving application that sits on top of Hadoop. The deal was completed for an … Continue reading ?

Uber suspends Portland operations as it tries to play nice with city lawmakers

Uber Inc. has suspended its service in Portland, Oregon for three months as part of a deal with city lawmakers to eventually make the service legal. Portland sued Uber December 8th after the ridesharing operator launched in the city the … Continue reading ?

Last Minute Bitcoin Enthusiast Gift Guide for 2014

It’s been a banner year for bitcoin when it comes to new merchants adopting it as a digital currency, so it’s not difficult to figure out what to buy someone with bitcoins for the holiday, but what do you buy … Continue reading ?

Report: Big Data only now heading toward inflection point

Business and technology leaders have never been more keen to exploit new sources of information, but most organizations are not yet backing that up with action, according to a recent survey of nearly 400 decision-makers published by Dell. The report … Continue reading ?

‘Tis the season for home automation: Smart decor and holiday security tips

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s not too late for some last-minute decorations or a few tips to keep your home secure while away on a fun-filled holiday vacation. And with nifty Internet of Things (IoT) products, like smart … Continue reading ?

Agricultural analytics startup FarmLogs harvests $10M to expand field operations

FarmLogs Inc. has raised $10 million in a second round of funding to expand its cloud-based analytics service aimed at everyday ranchers. The startup is one of the newest in the crop of new players to take on the mission … Continue reading ?

PanTerra released analytics tools for internal communications

While a lot of recent new product activity has been focused on deriving meaning from public conversations in social media, PanTerra Networks Inc. is turning the lens back on internal communications with a new platform that the company says provide a … Continue reading ?

Can this hat replace your Fitbit?

This week’s Smart Health roundup features a hat that could replace your current activity tracker, a smart thermometer raising funds, and a luxurious partnership for wearable tech. LifeBEAM smart hat   If you’re tired of wearing a bracelet to track your … Continue reading ?

Microsoft blushes after senior employee goes on Google Apps ‘knucklehead’ rant

“We’re sorry, but we can’t find the page you are looking for” is all that remains of a rather contentious and highly amusing Microsoft Office Blogs post in which a senior product manager for Office 365 writing under the name … Continue reading ?

Could the next Nintendo handheld be “doughnut-shaped?”

Nintendo Co., Ltd. is rumored to be producing a new handheld to replace the 3DS with an unusual screen shape. According to an Osakan reporter with Japan Times, Nintendo has entered a deal with Japanese electronics company Sharp Corporation to produce … Continue reading ?

Twitter CEO “grabbing a lifeboat” by dumping TWTR stock?

Twitter, Inc. CEO Dick Costolo has been making investors nervous as he sells more and more of his stock in the company, and now some have reacted in outrage after his family trust unloaded all of its remaining shares. “Selling … Continue reading ?

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