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IBM may be locked in the middle of the cloud war against rivals such as Microsoft and Amazon, but it has leapfrogged its competitors in the push to make a commonplace out of cognitive computing (in which machines think for us and sometimes like us). Big Blue announced today it will begin offering online access [...]
It was a cold February day eleven years ago when Michael Gore fell 12 feet to the ground at his work site near Atlanta. His back broke, pinching off his spinal cord at the T10 vertebrae. Gore was consigned to a wheelchair forever, told he could never walk again. Even after a decade, Gore says, [...]
All eyes are on the Twitter IPO, the biggest tech exit since Facebook. The bankers are expected to close the books on Wednesday and the stock should start trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday if everything goes as planned. Twitter raised the top end of its IPO opening price range by 25%, [...]
I’ve always thought there ought to be a way to soak up new ideas in business, technology and culture without having to spend three or four days holed up at a conference resort somewhere far from home and work. While that can be loads of fun, it does get old and, well, we all have [...]
Quirky is a fast-growing New York City maker of household and kitchen gadgets with a big twist. All of its products are developed by the crowd, specifically a community of 550,000 people who actively pitch, refine and vote on ideas. ’s crowdsourcing process has already created such hits as Pivot Power (a flexible power strip that [...]
Lucasfilm (now Disney) does a pretty good job policing the Web for Star Wars blooper reels, so catch this one by editor and writer J.W Rinzler while you can. The 2.5-minute clip was first shown at San Diego Comic Con this summer. It’s got scenes from the first trilogy, with the opening entirely silent. When the [...]
IBM continues to expand the use of its Watson supercomputer from winning Jeopardy to handling incoming call-center questions to guiding cancer doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering to better diagnoses. Today it announced a new pilot program for Watson at Houston’s renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center. The institution has been trying out Watson for a little [...]
From middle-class computer geek to wealthiest man on the Forbes 400, how did do it?
The federal government shutdown is annoying, venal and dangerous. Unless you are a Democrat gleefully watching the GOP implode, it’s bad, sad theater. But really, what do you expect from the most partisan Congress since the Reconstruction? Statisticians and economists are especially vexed. Among the shutdown’s higher-profile victims are some widely followed monthly indices of [...]
A journey to Siberia's Lake Baikal with billionaire Frederik Paulsen shows just how much of the Earth has yet to be conquered.
Who knew betting on the weather could make a billion dollars? It just did for The Climate Corporation, which underwrites weather insurance for farmers. Monsanto, broke the news this morning that it was buying Climate for approximately $930 million. The idea is to sell more data and services to the farmers who already buy Monsanto’s [...]
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos shocked the world in August 2013 when he bought himself a new toy: the storied 136-year-old newspaper The Washington Post. The $250 million purchase launched fevered speculation about what insights an exemplary disrupter like Bezos might have about the troubled print media business. Meanwhile, despite operating at basically zero [...]
Entrepreneur extraordinaire Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter and Square. FORBES takes a look at the numbers that take his net worth to $1.3 billion, ranking him at No. 386 on the 2013 Forbes 400.
Follow as he goes from SpaceX to Hyperloop to Tesla and beyond.
Who said it? Forbes 400 Billionaire or American poet Walt Whitman?
1:55pm – 2:20pm (all times PST): Marissa Mayer 2:20pm – 2:45pm: Don Valentine (Sequoia Capital), Tom Perkins (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) 2:55pm – 3:25pm: Mark Zuckerberg Live streaming video by Ustream
Behold the ever expanding rings of big data, tech’s most overhyped sector. I say overhyped, yet demand is fierce for software, hardware and consulting services that help companies process and store giant streams of varied and frequently changing information. According to research collective Wikibon, big data is an $18 billion market on its way to [...]
We’re going to miss you Steve Ballmer. The Microsoft CEO just announced today he will be retiring within 12 months, or as soon as a successor is found. How can there ever be a successor? In a sea of boring, white (and sometimes Indian) tech dudes (mostly dudes) giving keynotes at trade shows, nobody but [...]