Insurer launches cyber insurance for small businesses

A few weeks ago, I wrote a feature about corporate insurance policies that protect businesses in the event of a major data breach. Very few companies have this sort of coverage, in part because of the expense and in part because most responses to security problems tend to be reactive – even among the biggest of big companies. That hasn’t… Read more →

Cisco predicts that by 2016 datacenter traffic will reach 6.6 zettabytes

In the recently released Cisco Global Cloud Index:  Forecast and Methodology, 2011–2016 Cisco extrapolates that by 2016, two-thirds, or 4.3 zettabytes, of the total datacenter traffic will be cloud traffic representing the lion’s share of an overall six fold growth in total IP traffic. For those not familiar with terminology for really big numbers, a zettabyte is equal to 1000… Read more →

Is Salesforce the new Oracle? Does it matter?

Early in its history, Oracle started out as a fast-growing database start-up, becoming a case study in Geoffrey Moore’s classic Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s textbook, Crossing the Chasm. It was only later that it added an enterprise application stack and assorted platform components to eventually become the ungainly behemoth we know today. Is Salesforce.com following a similar path? It started out… Read more →

Microsoft’s Lync and OneNote apps for Windows 8, Windows RT now in Windows Store

October 26: It’s the day Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets and PCs are available for retail purchase. It’s also the day that a number of Microsoft-developed apps for the new platforms are downloadable in final form. The new, free Windows 8/Windows RT Lync and OneNote apps are available in the Windows Store as of today. The Lync app, to… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Facebook E-Mail Sales and Twitter in Politics

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Why Do Apple Employees Donate Less Than Google’s and Microsoft’sThe New Republic |  Apple’s employees contribute less to politicians than those at other corporate behemoths. Is it the culture? – Damon Darlin Fake @CokieRoberts Twitter Account Fools JournalistsPoynter.org |  For… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Facebook E-Mail Sales and Twitter in Politics

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Why Do Apple Employees Donate Less Than Google’s and Microsoft’sThe New Republic |  Apple’s employees contribute less to politicians than those at other corporate behemoths. Is it the culture? – Damon Darlin Fake @CokieRoberts Twitter Account Fools JournalistsPoynter.org |  For… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Facebook E-Mail Sales and Twitter in Politics

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Why Do Apple Employees Donate Less Than Google’s and Microsoft’sThe New Republic |  Apple’s employees contribute less to politicians than those at other corporate behemoths. Is it the culture? – Damon Darlin Fake @CokieRoberts Twitter Account Fools JournalistsPoynter.org |  For… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Facebook E-Mail Sales and Twitter in Politics

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Why Do Apple Employees Donate Less Than Google’s and Microsoft’sThe New Republic |  Apple’s employees contribute less to politicians than those at other corporate behemoths. Is it the culture? – Damon Darlin Fake @CokieRoberts Twitter Account Fools JournalistsPoynter.org |  For… Read more →

Google Is Testing Same-Day Delivery for Shoppers

Google is now in the same-day delivery business. In San Francisco, some people affiliated with Google can buy a product, using their phones or computers, and have it delivered to their homes in a matter of hours. Plans for the new service have been under way for more than a year. But it recently went live for some Google employees… Read more →

Man Claiming Facebook Ownership Arrested on Fraud Charges

John Anderson/Wellsville Daily ReporterPaul Ceglia, who claimed he owned half of Facebook, at home in 2010. In 2010, a New York entrepreneur made an explosive legal claim: An agreement that he had with Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, entitled him to a major stake in the social-networking giant. Mr. Zuckerberg staunchly denied the allegation, and his lawyers insisted that the entrepreneur,… Read more →

Nexus 10 photos and details surface

Google’s announcements this coming Monday seem to be running a little low on surprises. The Mountain View company is expected to announce the Nexus 4 as the next Google Experience phone running the latest version of the Android OS. Version 4.2 is also expected to be announced on Monday with a handful of new features and… Read more →

Microsoft’s Lync and OneNote apps for Windows 8, Windows RT now in Windows Store

October 26: It’s the day Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets and PCs are available for retail purchase. It’s also the day that a number of Microsoft-developed apps for the new platforms are downloadable in final form. The new, free Windows 8/Windows RT Lync and OneNote apps are available in the Windows Store as of today. The Lync app, to… Read more →