by Elizabeth T. Ploshay Bitcoin is now becoming a household name as, once again, the price of each coin is nearing 200 USD and more companies are selecting to accept payment in this convenient, yet new payment option. With the recent closure of Silk Road and the US government’s temporary shutdown, Bitcoin has proven to
Silicon Valley’s technology epicenter would also be affected if the Hayward Fault were to rupture. Most of the major global technology headquarters, such as Facebook, Google, and Oracle, are within 20 miles of the fault. The likelihood that the next great earthquake in this area would result in significant economic impact is high. By Patricia Grossi.
By Beth Kindig Samsung insider claims peculiar Galaxy Round is just a prototype The media has been buzzing about Samsung’s new “Galaxy Round,” the first curved smartphone to ever hit the market. But, an unnamed Samsung insider claims that the Galaxy Round is a pointless gimmick that Samsung released just for the media attention. They
by Heather Carson It’s no secret that Public relations (PR) has a bad rap – and rightfully so. For the majority of companies, it’s a huge (note: colossal) waste of money and time. From spray-and-prey journalist outreach emails to over-the-top sales-y Press releases, the PR industry is broken. Where some folks see a mess-hits-the-fan disaster,
Make sure your salespeople are consistently learning from, and developing relationships with, both internal and external contacts. The internal collaboration will help to unify your company, and the communication with external contacts will keep what you’re offering in line with what your prospects and clients really need. by Bob Marsh
by Yewande IgeYewande Ige is head of North American recruiting for ThoughtWorks, a software company that thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address challenges, and guest blogger for CitizenTekk, Startup & Technology company news The phrase, “we hire really talented people,” is the same line given by any software company these days who is serious
It is clear that Redis is taking off as a leading in-memory database solution, but what is it, exactly, that makes Redis so attractive to startups and application developers alike?
by Beth Kindig 1) Microsoft Corporation Outlines 66,539 Account Requests From Law Enforcement During First Half Of 2013 Microsoft’s latest reports detail that it received 37,196 requests from law enforcement agencies between the months of January and June, which impacted 66,539 accounts. 77% of the requests filed asked for data such as a user’s name,
by Anne Friend Build your own cloud? With free open source? Too good to be true? Not quite. OpenStack provides you with the opportunity to make resources available to your people by creating your own cloud without paying huge software license fees — that’s true. But in the years we at Mirantis have been building
By Beth Kindig Apple’s new iOS 7 makes bold statement Though two new iPhones come out this week, the more dramatic shift in Apple technology might come from the software and not the hardware. iOS 7, the new mobile OS, became available on Wednesday. “It is a major upgrade,” said Gerry Purdy, analyist and consultant