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Rejecting Google's Money, Marissa Mayer Just Made A Risky, Billion-Dollar Bet

Rejecting Google's Money, Marissa Mayer Just Made A Risky, Billion-Dollar Bet | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Mayer's first big gamble is a doozy....
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Apple licensed design patents to Microsoft: Exec

Apple licensed design patents to Microsoft: Exec | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Apple Inc licensed its prized design patents to Microsoft Corp but with an “anti-cloning agreement” to prevent copying of its iPhone and iPad, an Apple executive said on Monday.
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Virus plunges Lebanon into cyber war

Virus plunges Lebanon into cyber war | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Over the past 11 months, eight sophisticated digital virus strands have targeted computers across Lebanon. The viruses are surreptitiously infiltrating the operating systems.
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Mobile security firm Fixmo gets U.S. venture investment

Mobile security firm Fixmo gets U.S. venture investment | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Canadian company services ‘Bring Your Own Device’ movement, chipping away at RIM’s enterprise and government customers...
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HP wins over Oracle in Itanium legal battle | ZDNet #whoa

HP wins over Oracle in Itanium legal battle | ZDNet #whoa | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Summary: A California superior court finds for HP in the ongoing litigation with Oracle relating to the Intel Itanium platform.
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IBM, Lawrence Livermore aim to meld supercomputing, industries | ZDNet

IBM, Lawrence Livermore aim to meld supercomputing, industries | ZDNet | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Summary: If successful, IBM and the Lawrence Livermore National Lab can apply supercomputing to everything from the food supply chain to transportation networks to renewable energy.
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Silicon Valley job growth roars back

Silicon Valley job growth roars back | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
After Facebook’s botched initial public offering, observers feared that Silicon Valley would plunge into a downturn. But in June, the Bay Area job market came back in a big way, adding  16,90...
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Amazon Web Services Blog: New High I/O EC2 Instance Type - hi1.4xlarge - 2 TB of SSD-Backed Storage

Amazon Web Services Blog: New High I/O EC2 Instance Type - hi1.4xlarge - 2 TB of SSD-Backed Storage | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
The Plot So Far As the applications that you build with AWS grow in scale, scope, and complexity, you haven't been shy about asking us for more locations, more features, more storage, or more speed. Modern web and mobile applications...
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IBM Retail Online Index: Mobile Up, Social Down

IBM Retail Online Index: Mobile Up, Social Down | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
If you’ve been following the mobile and social space, and especially if you own your own smartphone, you know the impact that that increased mobility means in terms of your ability to conduct busin...
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Workday seeks IPO as Oracle rivalry grows IPO Report

Workday seeks IPO as Oracle rivalry grows IPO Report | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Dismissed by Oracle’s Larry Ellison as ‘small and frail,’ Workday is emerging as a strong player in the market for cloud-based business software. The company filed for a $400 million IPO late Thursday.
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Yammer CEO offers $25K bounty for Yahoo engineers

Yammer CEO offers $25K bounty for Yahoo engineers | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
David Sacks is angry at Yahoo, and he's hoping its engineers are too. Read this blog post by Paul Sloan on Bootstrap.
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Google Prefers The Piracy Of User-Generated Content Sites. Here's Why. - Forbes

Google Prefers The Piracy Of User-Generated Content Sites. Here's Why. - Forbes | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Google took issue the story I wrote yesterday, because it implied (inaccurately, as it turned out) that the company was giving preferential treatment to YouTube.
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Apple's lost founder: Jobs, Woz and Wayne - San Jose Mercury News

Ron Wayne was present at the birth of cool. As a co-founder of the Apple Computer Co., his stake would be worth about $22 billion today if he had held onto it. But he sold his share of the company after 12 days.
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Videogame makers seek way out of slump #whoa

Videogame makers seek way out of slump #whoa | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Aging game consoles, endless hours of multiplayer gaming and digital competition have made investors bearish on publishers’ stocks, and analysts believe sentiment is unlikely to improve in the near term.
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Software testing lacking serious effort | ZDNet

Software testing lacking serious effort | ZDNet | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Summary: Understanding impact of software failure on business an essential step in planning and doing testing, but companies typically seldom make the effort, leaving it to last minute.
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Cloud 2020: What are the barriers to the cloud? | ZDNet

Cloud 2020: What are the barriers to the cloud? | ZDNet | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Summary: By 2020, cloud computing is set to become a standard part of enterprise IT - yet it faces a number of key challenges that need to be addressed before it can really hit prime time...
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Apple's Q3 disappoints; iPhone shipments light | ZDNet

Apple's Q3 disappoints; iPhone shipments light | ZDNet | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Summary: Apple's third quarter was light relative to estimates and the outlook fell short too. Is Apple facing a slowing global economy or a big pause ahead of an iPhone 5?
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Venture funding falls 12 percent in 2Q to $7B

Venture funding falls 12 percent in 2Q to $7B | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for startups fell 12 percent in the April-June period as venture capitalists poured less money into fewer deals than a year earlier.
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IBM 2Q 2012 Earnings: $3.51 EPS (Up 14% YOY), $25.8 Billion Revenue

IBM 2Q 2012 Earnings: $3.51 EPS (Up 14% YOY), $25.8 Billion Revenue | Nibbles and Bytes | Scoop.it
Turbo debriefs on IBM's second quarter 2012 earnings announcement, led by growth in software and overall in IBM's growth plays and markets.
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Microsoft revamps Office, looks to the cloud | Technology | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp unveiled a new version of its Office suite tailored for tablets and other touch screen devices, in the company's largest-ever overhaul of the workplace software...
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