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Amazon's Genius: How Even The Bad News Is Really Good News

Sure, Apple has the most hype for being secretive, but the frustrating truth for Apple is that most of its news leaks ahead of time.<p>This is because Apple is so revered and so watched that it has hundreds of people trying to pry its secrets from every nook, cranny, and source possible. It's just not …

Jeff Bezos

Google targets big brand advertisers with 'game-changing' technology

Ever since marketing pioneer John Wanamaker quipped that half of all the money he spent on advertising was wasted, but he didn't know which half, businesses have been striving to make their advertising spending accountable.<p>That was in the late 19th century: the department-store king could never …

Google’s Chromebooks Have Hit Their Stride

It looks like Microsoft was right to worry about Google’s Chromebook project. According to the latest numbers from NPD, Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all laptop sales and almost 10 percent of all computer sales to businesses in 2013. That’s up from virtually nothing in the year before. …

Oracle to Amazon: It’s on

Oracle(s orcl) execs do not typically like to utter the “C-word.” Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has engineered (pardon the pun) the company’s move from …

Can Salesforce.com Grow Into a $10 Billion Company?

Shares of cloud software company Salesforce.com got a bit of a jolt today, as an analyst made the case that the company could continue growing like …

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Warby Parker has raised $60 million in its latest round of venture capital funding, led by its biggest investor, Tiger Global Management. The amount tops the $55 million that the trendy eyewear maker scored in its three previous rounds combined.<p>Other existing investors also re-upped, including …

Impala: Another Google Inspired Platform Enters The Mainstream Data World

Amazon Web Services has added support for Impala, the Google inspired query tool developed by big data startup Cloudera. It provides real-time, parallel processing for large amounts of data. With Impala, a developer can load new or access existing data to run their queries using an SQL-like …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Adobe (ADBE) stock rockets after announcing on-target earnings and strong subscription growth

Adobe stock climbed 10 percent to just under $60 in opening trading after announcing Q4 earnings in line with expectations, and strong growth in subscriptions as the company transitions away from one-time purchase licences.<p>While year-on-year numbers were poor, revenue down almost 10 percent and …

Tech Billionaires Throw an Oscar Night for Science Nerds

Steve Jennings/Getty ImagesIt was a red-carpet, black-tie affair at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., on Thursday evening, an …

Wall Street

AppScript wants to help docs find, prescribe best health apps

With tens of thousands of health-related apps on the market, and hundreds more popping up every day, consumers and health care providers alike are stuck with the monumental task of finding the best ones for their needs.<p>A new mobile health platform, released this week, has done the hard work for …

First health app store runs into major hurdle: security flaws

Happtique is on a mission to build a professional app store for health care. But independent developers spotted security flaws just days after the company authorized its first set of medical apps.<p>The company has responded to these concerns by suspending its certification registry until further …

Google's YouTube Ad Revenues May Hit $5.6 Billion In 2013

It’s a little difficult to know how well YouTube is doing within Google as the company doesn’t break out its results in a manner that makes it easy to do so. We’re all therefore making estimates and as ever estimates can differ. Emarketer is one of those attempting an estimate and they’re at the …

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Remaster Now Available for Android and iOS

SEGA released a remastered version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for iOS and Android today, giving fans of the ‘Blue Blur’ another chance to relive this beloved and iconic 2D platformer.<p>Originally released for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive, players take control of Sonic, Tails or Knuckles (who used to be …

Android Not Far Beyond iOS in Quality Educational Applications

Think Android tablets and phones lack quality educational apps? Think again.<p>appoLearning, which curates the best educational apps for iOS and Android devices, conducted the first head-to-head comparison of top apps for educational categories for the iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and Android …

A snapshot of one minute on the internet, today and in 2012

Industry reports from investment banks are turgid things, rarely fit for human consumption. A recent report about big data from boutique bank GP Bullhound, however, contains this gem.<p>This is not entirely accurate: The number of photos uploaded to Facebook every minute now exceeds 243,000 (pdf, …

Networking

Google nixes DNS load balancing to get its numbers up

In case you’ve forgotten, Google(s goog) would like to remind you that it’s fielding a very scalable cloud — one that can handle a ton of …

A Chrome OS tablet as the next Nexus 10? I like the sound of that.

Google’s(s goog) Nexus phone got a refresh in October while its Nexus 7 tablet was upgraded with new hardware in July. Oddly, the company’s Nexus 10 …

Google building Spark, a Web-based development tool

Google likes Web apps, but one area where native software remains dominant is programming tools. A Google project called Spark that came to light Thursday could change that.<p>Spark is a Web-based IDE (integrated development environment) that runs in a browser for developers writing Chrome apps, …

Software

Dart, Google's controversial Web language, turns 1.0

Dart is done.<p>Well, not completely done -- anything not actually cancelled at Google is a constant work in progress -- but the company on Thursday announced version 1.0 of its controversial Web programming language. Dart is designed to improve on JavaScript when it comes to programmer efficiency and …