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Cisco buys hot software-defined networking startup Tail-f for $175M

Cisco announced this morning that it has agreed to buy Tail-f Systems for $175 million. The company offers “multi-vendor service orchestration,” which essentially means that it provides a software layer that lets you manage a wide range of networking devices via a single interface.<p>“Our goal is to …

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

Introducing Open Equity: Buffer’s Equity Formula and Full Individual Breakdown

Ever since we established the Buffer values that are at the heart of our company culture, we’ve been continuously on the lookout for new ways to live …

6 Changes Organizations Should Make Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today's competitive landscape, companies need to be efficient or get left behind. That said, companies are often stuck in their ways, leaving opportunity for growth out cold. Here are some things I would do if I took over your business …

With IPO Hopes Fading, Square And Box Face Reality Of Commodity Products

Square and Box would seem to be the very epitome of every startup founder’s dream of reaching the pinnacle of entrepreneurial success. Take a kernel of an idea and turn it into a massive, multi-billion-dollar company that publicly debuts in an IPO. For the founders involved, the exhilaration and …

Swrve is marketing automation for in-app monetization — 75 billion mobile actions a month

The hottest new frontier for developers is mobile, but most the of the 30-plus vendors in the marketing automation space are missing the boat by totally ignoring it, according to one CEO.<p>That would be Hugh Reynolds, the CEO of Swrve, which monitors 75 billion monthly user actions on mobile by 500 …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

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Why Nest might need another huge funding round

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Smart home startup Nest has been using design to reinvent unloved products like the hated smoke detector and neglected …

Best Buy's Plan to Turn Itself Around

The plan was presented in November 2012 at the company's analyst conference. The company looked at its strengths and weaknesses, including how …

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A gorgeous, colorful look at the cellphone signals we never see

Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in the air, but are invisible to us.<p>At first glance, the visualizations look like tiny mountains illuminated …

What the World Would Look Like If You Could Actually See Wi-Fi Signals

Everybody loves Wi-Fi. Fast why fy, free wee fee, everywhere wireless. But what if we could actually see the Wi-Fi signals we use everyday? What if …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

The iPad Mini with Retina Display Review: Apple Approaches Perfection

It might be awkwardly named, but the ‘iPad mini with Retina Display’ is a powerhouse of a tablet. Starting with the form factor of the last year’s smash hit iPad mini, a number of consumer critical aspects have been addressed. With a new screen, new processor, and internals, the new iOS 7, and an …

Apple iPad Air Review: Probably The Best Tablet Computer On The Market

Announced on October 22nd this year, the iPad Air updated Apple’s larger tablet range with the new A7 64-bit processor, iOS7, and a redesign of the popular tablet. Would Apple’s new tablet retain their lead in the tablet space against a rush of Android tablets from manufacturers around the world? …

The World's Most Powerful Bitcoin Miner Is Worried About How It Could Destroy Bitcoin

How hard is it?<p>The makers of the most powerful miner in the world can't even satisfy the insatiable demand for their product, because they would probably ruin Bitcoin if they did.<p>Here's the problem: Bitcoins are mined by computers solving math problems. More technically, they unlock blocks of …

Bitcoin Is At A Crossroads

Bitcoin, the peer-to-peer currency with no central bank, based on digital tokens with no intrinsic value, appears to be headed where no other virtual currencies has gone to date.<p>First mentioned in a research paper written under a pseudonym 5 years ago Bitcoin has, in the last year, moved from the …

"Frozen" Opens With Biggest Debut For Disney Animated Film Since "The Lion King"

But when adjusted for inflation, the 1994 hand-drawn classic bests the latest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.<p>The Walt Disney Animation Studio is poised to have its biggest hit in decades with <i>Frozen</i>, which just broke <i>Toy Story 2</i>'s 14-year-old record for the biggest Thanksgiving box office …

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DisplayMate tablet shootout puts Retina iPad Mini in last place, with ‘out-dated technology’

DisplayMate, a company specializing in scientific display testing and calibration, gave the Retina iPad Mini third place in detailed lab tests of three leading 7-inch tablets, criticising Apple for “really bad planning” for what it considers to be out-dated display technology.<p>And finally… the iPad …

Hands-on with Adonit’s Jot Script Evernote Edition stylus

When Evernote launched its marketplace for product collaborations in September, the store included a Jot Script stylus from Adonit that had been designed to take advantage of its Penultimate handwriting app.<p>At $74.95, the Jot Script Evernote Edition is more than most of us would pay for a stylus, …

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2014

Gartner just concluded its Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 in Orlando, gathering tens of thousands of IT executives. Among the most anticipated aspects of the gathering are the ruminations from the Gartner pontificators regarding IT trends. Among several trends shared were the Top 10 Strategic …

The top 10 'arms merchants' of the cloud

<b>Amazon</b><p>Amazon is an unquestioned leader in integration because its public cloud gives businesses a way to run any cloud app they want. Amazon is way out front in the competition in public cloud infrastructure with its AWS service, and it continues to build that lead. This product competes against …

Switchfoot - Who We Are [ from the new album 'Fading West' ]