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IBM Watson’s Newest Task: Bringing Big Data to Average Business Users

IBM Watson’s Newest Task: Bringing Big Data to Average Business Users

IBM on Tuesday announced a new product called Watson Analytics, one they claim will bring sophisticated big data analysis to the average business user. Watson Analytics is a cloud application that does all of the the heavy lifting related to big data processing by retrieving the data, analyzing it, cleaning it, building ...

Uber is Once Again Allowed in Germany Following Ban Lift

Uber is Once Again Allowed in Germany Following Ban Lift

After a series of legal setbacks in Europe and North America, the ride-hailing service Uber got some welcome news on Tuesday. A court in Frankfurt overturned a nationwide ban against the company’s car-sharing service in Germany, lifting, for now, one of the most severe legal restrictions that Uber had faced anywhere in ...

Three Uses For Google Plus Beyond Social Networking

Three Uses For Google Plus Beyond Social Networking

Google+ first popped up as Mountain View's answer to Facebook, but as the platform has grown its most useful components have been nothing to do with social networking in the traditional sense. Here are three features that might make it worth your time to dust off your Google+ account and dive back in. Google Latitude is ...

How You Can Start to Fail Successfully

How You Can Start to Fail Successfully

​ Twitter is littered with quotes that celebrate it; CEOs talk about it as part of their culture; the start-up world is obsessed with it. What is this incredibly captivating "thing"? Failure. ​The question remains: "Does this idolization of failure hold true in the real world?" The day-to-day reality of ...

Report: Apple is Looking Into Buying Social Network ‘Path’

Report: Apple is Looking Into Buying Social Network ‘Path’

In a day packed with major Apple announcements, the company tackled smartphones, wearables, and payments. But there is one more sector that may be about to get the Apple treatment: Social. According to a single well-placed source inside Apple’s engineering team, the company is poised to announce an acquisition of Dave ...

Google X Acquires “Tremor-Canceling” Device Maker Lift Labs

Google X Acquires “Tremor-Canceling” Device Maker Lift Labs

Google’s research division announced Wednesday it had acquired Lift Labs, which builds “tremor-canceling devices” designed to improve quality of life for people suffering neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s or the more common essential tremor. Google declined to disclose financial terms of the deal. The ...

Alibaba’s Upcoming IPO Will Be Massive With $60-$66 Shares

Alibaba’s Upcoming IPO Will Be Massive With $60-$66 Shares

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant run by Jack Ma, has submitted F-1 paperwork to the SEC with the expectation that it will go public on September 8 under the NYSE symbol BABA. The filing appeared on SEC.gov today. 20.1 million shares will be on offer. Japanese investor Softbank currently owns 34 percent of the company ...

The Internet of Things and the Problem of Nepotism

The Internet of Things and the Problem of Nepotism

The “Internet of Things,” which refers to the billions of devices that are expected to be connected to each other and to the Internet, is a catchphrase that’s hard to escape these days. Even network storage maker Cisco has predicted some 25 billion devices will be connected by 2015, and 50 billion by 2020. But at the ...

Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe Reject $325 Million Anti-Hiring Settlement

Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe Reject $325 Million Anti-Hiring Settlement

Four technology companies including Apple and Google blasted a U.S. judge for rejecting a proposed $324.5 million settlement over hiring practices in Silicon Valley and asked an appeals court to intervene, according to a court filing. Plaintiff workers accused Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe in a 2011 lawsuit of conspiring ...

Twitter is Curating Lists for This Season’s NFL Games

Twitter is Curating Lists for This Season’s NFL Games

While you're sitting on the sofa watching your NFL team of choice take the field, you're likely peeking at a mobile device for updates, too. If that's the case, Twitter is looking to lend a hand this season with curated timelines for action around the league and game-specific options. In the #NFL timeline, you can see what ...