100 TB HDDs and A New Spin on Storage

Magnetic technology for storage and memory is developing to meet the needs of future mass-storage markets even as flash-based technologies eat away at higher performance markets. You can find out more about the development of HDDs, flash memory and spin-based MRAM devices at the Storage Visions Conference, January 4 & 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, www.storagevisions.com. Read More »

100 TB HDDs and A New Spin on Storage

Magnetic technology for storage and memory is developing to meet the needs of future mass-storage markets even as flash-based technologies eat away at higher performance markets. You can find out more about the development of HDDs, flash memory and spin-based MRAM devices at the Storage Visions Conference, January 4 & 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, www.storagevisions.com. Read More »

Meet the best poker players in Silicon Valley

Every month, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest power players meet at the Palo Alto home of Chamath Palihapitiya, an early Facebook executive who now runs his own venture capital firm Social+Capital. The guest list reads like a who’s who of Silicon Valley’s true elites: from Yammer founder David Sacks, SurveyMonkey’s Dave Goldberg and Inside.com’s Jason Calacanis to professional athletes and ... Read More »

Why I’m pleasantly surprised with Obama’s immigration plan

GUEST: I had expected — or feared — that President Obama would once again let Silicon Valley down with his executive order on immigration. But he hasn’t. The president has done practically everything in his power to address the needs of the technology community. The larger problem is that this is a only band-aid. What is worse is that this ... Read More »

In new Microsoft ad, Cortana calls Siri fat and dumb

It’s not often you hear that Siri isn’t a very bright girl, but Microsoft thinks its competing Cortana personal assistant is smarter. Microsoft’s crack advertising team has created a new ad where a Nokia Lumia 830 phone running Cortana points out things it can do that an iPhone 6 Plus running Siri can’t. Cortana, for example, says it can notify users ... Read More »

Former employee says ZocDoc is a ‘frat house’ where female employees are regularly harassed

A former employee of the doctor appointment booking startup ZocDoc says the company fostered a work environment akin to a “frat house” that was generally accepting of sexual harassment against women. She has now filed a lawsuit against ZocDoc. The former ZocDoc employee published an anonymous rant about the her claims on the discussion website Kinja. She also forwarded the link to Business ... Read More »

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues Accelerating In The Enterprise

A recent study by IDG found that 69% of enterprises have either applications or infrastructure running in the cloud today, up 12% from 2012.  The IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Study 2014 found that cloud investments have increased by 19% in large-scale enterprises (1,000+ employees) spending on average $3.3M a year.  In 2015, 24% of IT budgets will be allocated to cloud ... Read More »