Allyson Nolan

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From the Hubble, a new image of a glittering cosmic wonderland with stars as old as the universe itself

It kind of looks like a snow globe -- or maybe like the glittering ornament atop a massive Christmas tree.<p>Or like your neighbor's house during December, if you're lucky enough to live next to an aggressive seasonal decorator.<p>But this image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows Messier 92. Messier …

How A Small Radio Shop Overcame Disruption And Found Itself At The Center Of The Internet Of Things

As of 2011, only 67 of the original Fortune 500 companies were still in business. Meanwhile, Gartner estimates that by 2017, 50% of the applications for the Internet of Things (IOT) will come from startups less than three years old. We live in a truly disruptive age.<p>The truth is that success often …

This is Qualcomm’s world and we’re all just living in it

Guess who puts the turbo in the Droid Turbo’s name<p>Qualcomm is the mobile industry’s equivalent of a god: omnipotent and omnipresent, yet invisible to the naked eye. The company that was founded on the premise of building "Quality Communications" can now be found inside every major smartphone in the …

Fall of the Banner Ad: The Monster That Swallowed the Web

Snowflake has raised $26M to manage all your data in its cloud

Snowflake Computing, the enterprise-focused startup with former longtime Microsoft executive Bob Muglia at its helm, is coming clean today about all the venture funding it’s been sitting on: a cool $26 million since starting in 2012, including a new $20 million round.<p>And for the first time the …

Google Acquires Firebase To Help Developers Build Better Real-Time Apps

Google today announced that it has acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly. Firebase currently has almost 110,000 registered developers on its platform and the Firebase team says that the …