Speak Up, the Internet Can’t Hear You

The Internet might have looked very different than it does today. When Marc Andreessen and Eric Bina were building Mosaic, the browser that practically created the Web in 1993, they included the ability to annotate any page. Discussions immediately sprang up. But they quickly realized that the server to host the annotations would have had to scale to enormous size,… Read more →

Report: Facebook buying mobile software startup Osmeta

Facebook is continuing to beef up its mobile repertoire with the acquisition of Osmeta, a mobile software solutions startup, based on a new report. TechCrunch reported on Thursday that it confirmed that the world’s largest social network had acquired the Mountain View, Calif.-based company. See also: Facebook unveils its new ‘Home’ on Android While it… Read more →

Google continues to double-down on Europe

While their investment in datacenters in Asia garners the headlines, as Google expands their worldwide network of datacenters to accommodate what is perceived as the fastest growing market for their services, they haven’t exactly been ignoring the rest of the world. Unsurprisingly, Google roughly doubled their multi-billion dollar investment in US datacenters over the last… Read more →

New Tandberg storage includes Dropbox management features

BizNAS comes with an option for removable RDX media.   Tandberg Data is launching a new line of storage products targeted at small and midsize businesses (SMBs) that includes a series of security and disaster response features, including automatic synchronization with the Dropbox cloud storage service.  The BizNAS storage appliances are meant to offer up… Read more →

Tech firms lobby for US visa expansion

Immigration is a hot topic in Congress at the moment, and the tech industry is determined to have its say. According to Reuters, a number of tech firms are lobbying to raise the official cap on H-1B visas, which allows citizens of other countries to stay in the United States for up to six years…. Read more →

Big winner with Office for iPad and Android delay: Google

Quickoffice — Image credit: Google Microsoft Office has long been expected on the iPad and Android tablets, even though the company in Redmond has never confirmed that it’s coming. But those two mobile markets are too large to ignore, and analysts have predicted Microsoft is losing billions each year without a version of Office for… Read more →

Obama budget signs cybersecurity as a top priority

The United States’ budget for the 2014 fiscal year will include increased spending on cybersecurity defenses. On Wednesday, President Obama proposed boosts to the nation’s cybersecurity budget to try and protect the U.S. from increasing Internet-based attacks. In addition, the Administration hopes that by placing more money and resources into the hands of researchers, the… Read more →

Mahindra, Vodafone roll out India’s first M2M car

Naveen Chopra of Vodafone Business Chopra (left) and Chetan Maini of Mahindra Reva announce the M2M partnership for e2o, an electric car On Wednesday, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, a part of the US$15.9 billion Mahindra Group, and Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India announced a machine-to-machine (M2M) communication partnership, the first… Read more →

Mahindra, Vodafone roll out India’s first M2M car

Naveen Chopra of Vodafone Business Chopra (left) and Chetan Maini of Mahindra Reva announce the M2M partnership for e2o, an electric car On Wednesday, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, a part of the US$15.9 billion Mahindra Group, and Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India announced a machine-to-machine (M2M) communication partnership, the first… Read more →