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World Cup Final Was Twitter’s Second Biggest; Easy to Find Highlights

You know that Germany beat Argentina, 1-0, in the World Cup final. You also knew that lots of people talked about the game on Twitter. But how many people talked about the World Cup final game on Twitter? Twitter won’t tell you. But it will say that the game generated 32.1 million Tweets. ...

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IBM's SoftLayer acquisition hits one-year mark, launches services

IBM's SoftLayer cloud service launched a series of services that revolve around development of the Watson platform, software defined storage and expanding its marketplace of partners. Big Blue's SoftLayer, a $2 billion acquisition a year ago, is IBM's primary horse in the hybrid cloud race. IBM ...

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Stream (What It Feels Like To Be At) The World Cup On Snapchat

You can watch the World Cup Final game on ESPN or Univision, but Snapchat is transporting all its users to Brazil today through clips of people celebrating in the streets or cheering from the stadium. With this bold test of its new collaborative Our Story feature, in Rio De Janeiro can submit ...

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Boeing flaunts longer new 787-9 Dreamliner at Farnborough

Stephen Shankland/CNET FARNBOROUGH, England -- Every day over the next week, it'll be Capt. Randy Neville's job to transform Boeing's newest plane, the 787-9 Dreamliner, from a staid passenger jet into a dramatic demonstration of the company's engineering skills. "It's more aggressive ...

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Chrome’s Remote Desktop lands on Linux

Got a Linux box at home or at work? Now you can access it remotely through the Chrome browser or from a Chrome OS device. On this week’s podcast, we discuss the new beta support for Linux in the Chrome Remote Desktop app. Chrome users have long been able to remotely connect and control to ...

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NC hospital systems reduce re-admissions, decrease patient harm

She got help from Sarah Lacy, a nurse in the advanced illness management program at Carolinas HealthCare System. Lacy supports patients who are at high risk for complications and helps keep them from being re-admitted unnecessarily to the hospital. Since they met in February...

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Apple’s New iPhone Time-Lapse Video Mode Is Coming This Fall

When Apple unveiled its new iOS 8 mobile operating system last month, only a fleeting mention was made of a new camera feature : A built-in, automated time-lapse photography mode. Time-lapse photography itself isn’t new. It’s been used for well over a hundred years to create accelerated videos ...

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Companies Can Save Big by Simplifying Their IT

One of the universal complaints at a company of any size is that working with the IT systems always seems unnecessarily complex. The message has gotten through to the big IT equipment and service vendors, who have responded in the last year or two by adding the word “simplification” to their ...

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Developer Predicted LeBron’s Move To The Cavs With Website Analysis

LeBron James is going home. Sports Illustrated just announced that the king will once again don a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey. The move was predictable yet few people knew for sure that he would leave Miami – except LeBron’s web developer. Yesterday, a web developer ran Firebug on ...

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DIY shop SparkFun now offers a cloud for your connected device data

SparkFun, a company that supplies products to people building electronic devices for fun, has launched an online place for makers to store their data as connectivity becomes an essential element in electronic projects. SparkFun, the Boulder, Colo. company that sells DIY projects and boards...

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Digg Relaunches As A Personalized News Alerting Service, “Digg Deeper”

Digg Relaunches As A Personalized News Alerting Service, “Digg Deeper” Betaworks-owned expanded its product lineup today with the launch of a new service – well, technically, an older service that’s been retooled and rebranded – called “Digg Deeper.” While’s main page ...

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Nadella's 'warning shot' to employees: Swisher

Re/code's Kara Swisher, weighs in...

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Big Fish Games adds Luxury Slots to its Big Fish Casino mobile game

Please make sure both your and your friend's emails are valid. Big Fish Games is adding some new Luxury Slots today to its Big Fish Casino, a suite of social casino games and one of the top-grossing mobile titles. It’s not a big launch. But social casino games have become a $2.7 billion ...

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Got cash? Here is some awesome stuff to buy

( Log Out / Change ) Om Malik is the founder of Gigaom. He is a venture partner at True Ventures. Om is the author of Broadbandits: Inside the $750 Billion Telecom Heist. He has been blogging for over a decade and in the past held various staff writing positions at

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Google starts European VC arm with $100m and five partners

The beans have been spilled after earlier reports indicated something was brewing, courtesy of the FT : Google is creating a $100 million fund to invest in European startups. The Internet behemoth's newest VC arm will have four (not five) general partners, including the inevitable Eze Vidra and ...

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The honeymoon is over: Expedia and Groupon no longer co-branding travel deals

Does your company create massive amounts of digital assets on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis? Wish you could find the asset you’re looking for within seconds? Want to improve the storage, distribution, and management of these assets and implement version control? Join Filter& celum on July ...

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Urban Airship CEO Takes “Extended Leave of Absence” Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Push notification company Urban Airship confirmed on Monday that CEO Scott Kveton is handing over the reins of the company he founded, posting a memo he sent to employees earlier in the day. Kveton’s departure comes amid a police investigation of sexual assault allegations brought by a former ...

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Spark Raises $4.9M to Bring Wi-Fi to Things

Last time Spark raised money, it set out to raise $10,000 and got $567,000, via a nifty pitch on Kickstarter. This time, venture capitalists including Lion Wells Capital and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures have put up $4.9 million in a Series A round. Spark is another one of the many connectors for ...

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Google's Jason Spero on how Google is embracing the latest mobile ad innovations (Q&A)

Google's Jason Spero on how Google is embracing the latest mobile ad innovations (Q&A) | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Matt Marshall Please make sure both your and your friend's emails are valid. On the eve of his opening session at our MobileBeat conference tomorrow, Google’s head of performance ...

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GoPro Spawns New Category Of Wearable Cameras

Here & Now’ s Jeremy Hobson talks to Lauren Goode, reporter and review columnist for Re/code, about GoPro’s success, its competitors and the future of wearable cameras...

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Apple emojis are best in class, and some were designed in less than 30 minutes

Bianca Bosker of the Huffington Post recently took a look at how common emoji templates differ across varying companies. In one example, Bosker directs us to Unicode Character U+1F48 which encapsulates a picture of a dancer. I suppose it's much easier to appreciate Apple's own ...

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USA TODAY Tech Person of the Quarter: Jeff Bezos

"The (Fire) is just another chapter in Bezos' ongoing story of finding new ways to reach customers," says Brad Stone, a Bloomberg Businessweek writer and author of 2013's The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. "With the romance we're all having with our phones, this was ...

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