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Get ready for a major boom in technology mergers

Get ready for a major boom in technology mergers | B&T News | Scoop.it
Despite talk of a bubble, we still have a lot of value to unlock in the tech sector.
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Neither Microsoft, Nokia, nor anyone else should fork Android. It’s unforkable.

Neither Microsoft, Nokia, nor anyone else should fork Android. It’s unforkable. | B&T News | Scoop.it
Canning Windows Phone and using Android would be a huge mistake.
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THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]

THE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING: 2014 [SLIDE DECK] | B&T News | Scoop.it
A huge array of devices will soon be connected to the Internet.
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Microsoft’s Power BI For Office 365 Comes Out Of Preview, Simplifies Data Analysis And Visualizations | TechCrunch

Microsoft’s Power BI For Office 365 Comes Out Of Preview, Simplifies Data Analysis And Visualizations | TechCrunch | B&T News | Scoop.it
After more than half a year in limited preview, Microsoft today launched Power BI for Office 365, its Business Intelligence for Office 365 Enterprise..
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Why Microsoft Got It Right With New CEO Satya Nadella | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Why Microsoft Got It Right With New CEO Satya Nadella | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | B&T News | Scoop.it
Satya Nadella, the new CEO of Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft Though Bill Gates is stepping down as chairman of the board at Microsoft, we're about to
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Microsoft reveals its server designs and releases open source code

Microsoft reveals its server designs and releases open source code | B&T News | Scoop.it
Redmond joins Facebook's Open Compute, intends to make servers more efficient.
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We've Open-Sourced Everything - CodeCombat Blog

We've Open-Sourced Everything - CodeCombat Blog | B&T News | Scoop.it
CodeCombat is a programming game for learning to code; a multiplayer coding challenge arena for sharpening your skills; a Y-Combinator-funded startup; and as o
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How New York’s Fire Department Uses Data Mining - Digits - WSJ

How New York’s Fire Department Uses Data Mining  - Digits - WSJ | B&T News | Scoop.it
Analysts at the New York City Fire Department think they can use data mining to predict which buildings will go up in flames.
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The head of Wal-Mart's e-commerce efforts predicts that the retailer will be able to match the offerings of Amazon within two years.

The head of Wal-Mart's e-commerce efforts predicts that the retailer will be able to match the offerings of Amazon within two years. | B&T News | Scoop.it
The head of Wal-Mart's e-commerce efforts predicted that the retailer would be able to match the service offerings of competitor Amazon within two years.
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The biggest land rush in the history of the internet begins on February 4

The biggest land rush in the history of the internet begins on February 4 | B&T News | Scoop.it
This item has been corrected. The web is about to have its big bang. About 1,000 new generic top-level domain names, or gTLDs (the last bit of an internet address, such as the com in qz.com) will come into existence this year.
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AMD’s quarterly profit shows it’s the real winner of the game console wars

AMD’s quarterly profit shows it’s the real winner of the game console wars | B&T News | Scoop.it
Selling chips to all three console makers is apparently good for the bottom line.
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As Google Shoots For The Moon, Microsoft Praises The Virtues Of Open Research | TechCrunch

As Google Shoots For The Moon, Microsoft Praises The Virtues Of Open Research | TechCrunch | B&T News | Scoop.it
A few days ago, Google unveiled its latest moon shot: a contact lens with a built-in glucose sensor. As far as Google[x] projects go, the lens is right up..
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These guys built their own open-source Nest thermostat alternative in less than a day

These guys built their own open-source Nest thermostat alternative in less than a day | B&T News | Scoop.it
The Nest thermostat, a well-arranged assemblage of glass and aluminum, isn't all that hard to copy -- or at least approximate. Just ask the team at Spark, which built its own, understandably less p...
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Computer Genius Builds Language That Lets Anyone Calculate Anything

Computer Genius Builds Language That Lets Anyone Calculate Anything | B&T News | Scoop.it
Stephen Wolfram is preparing to release the language underlying Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha.
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With Free Version of Windows, Microsoft Gives In to the Google Way | Wired Business | Wired.com

With Free Version of Windows, Microsoft Gives In to the Google Way | Wired Business | Wired.com | B&T News | Scoop.it
Another day, another report of a Windows price cut. Having lost the war for mobile computing, Microsoft is finally trading operating system revenue for ubiquity -- Google style.
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OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you?

OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you? | B&T News | Scoop.it
If you're ready to take the plunge into storing your files, photos, and more in the cloud, but need help deciding which service is right for your needs and wallet, we've got you covered. Read this post by Sarah Mitroff on Software.
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What Could Go Wrong For Satya Nadella? | TechCrunch

What Could Go Wrong For Satya Nadella? | TechCrunch | B&T News | Scoop.it
Microsoft crowned a new leader today, with Satya Nadella taking over the reins from exiting CEO Steve Ballmer. Bill Gates will spend a portion of his time at..
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Amazon considering $20 to $40 price hike for Prime service in US

Amazon considering $20 to $40 price hike for Prime service in US | B&T News | Scoop.it
Amazon today said it's "considering" raising the price of its $79 per year Prime service to customers in the US by another $20 to $40. The possible increase — which has not been finalized —...
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Google Sells Motorola To Lenovo For $2.9 Billion

Google Sells Motorola To Lenovo For $2.9 Billion | B&T News | Scoop.it
Google originally bought Motorola for $12.5 billion.
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Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M | TechCrunch

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M | TechCrunch | B&T News | Scoop.it
Google will pay $400 million to buy London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind. The deal, but not the exact price, was confirmed to Re/code by..
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Why did IBM dump its commodity server biz? Amazon

Why did IBM dump its commodity server biz? Amazon | B&T News | Scoop.it
Amazon Web Services has dealt IBM blows in a couple important ways. Now Big Blue has to get down to fighting weight.
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Qualcomm Buys Mobile Patents From Hewlett-Packard

Qualcomm Buys Mobile Patents From Hewlett-Packard | B&T News | Scoop.it
Qualcomm Inc. said it bought a portfolio of patents from Hewlett-Packard Co., acquiring intellectual property that includes the fundamentals of mobile operating systems.
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This $4K desk has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, APIs, a touchscreen -- and will save years of your life

This $4K desk has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, APIs, a touchscreen -- and will save years of your life | B&T News | Scoop.it
The Stir Kinetic is like no desk you've ever seen before. It's a $3,980 work surface that moves, senses your presence, learns your habits, comes equipped with a touchscreen controller, and even bre...
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VMware Buys Mobile Security Firm for $1.54 Billion

VMware Buys Mobile Security Firm for $1.54 Billion | B&T News | Scoop.it
The company’s deal for AirWatch is intended to bolster its mobile portfolio in response to a changed technology landscape.
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Amazon May Start Shipping Items Before You Even Order Them

Amazon May Start Shipping Items Before You Even Order Them | B&T News | Scoop.it
Late last month, Amazon patented a process they've termed "anticipatory package shipping," in which products would be sent to fulfillment centers near the customers most likely to purchase them, before customers even order them.
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