IBM Pours Money Into Big Data

IBM has announced that the company will be investing a considerable sum of money into a new open-source project for real-time data analysis called Apache Spark. IBM plans to have more than 3,500 developers and researchers working on projects related to the Spark technology and open a Spark technology center in San Francisco. Academic and … Read more

Google Pushing for Better Sidewalk Labs

In Google’s latest efforts, the company is looking to find a technological remedy for problems that city residents face. Some of the primary issues have to do with traffic congestion, extremely high housing costs, and increasing levels of pollution. In an effort to make life for city dwellers better, Google wants to start a new … Read more

Beats Pill XL Speakers Recalled by Apple for Overheating

Approximately 233,000 Beats Pill XL speakers in North America are being formally recalled by Apple due to product overheating complaints. To date, eight complaints have been received, one in which an individual sustained minor injuries and another where a person’s desk received damage. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall involves the Beats … Read more

SunOpta Technology Approved For GMO Detection

The United States Department of Agriculture is certifying that technology created by SunOpta is effective for detecting genetically modified crops. Due to their use of the technology, the U.S.D.A. has given SunOpta permission to use a new navy-and-green label that reads “Non-G.M.O./G.E. process verified.” The company will now be permitted to label products from one … Read more

Google Search Results May Soon Display A Buy Button

Reports are surfacing that Google may soon add a buy button to the results displayed from conducting an internet search using the search engine. According sources cited in a Wall Street Journal report, the buy buttons would be introduced by the search giant in the next few weeks. Clicking on the buy buttons would transport … Read more

United Airlines Offers Flight Rewards To Security Researchers

United Airlines has announced that it has begun a rewards program for security researchers willing to search for security vulnerabilities affecting its websites, apps, and online portals. Those who find and disclose the security issues to the company will be rewarded with miles that can be used for the company’s Mileage Plus loyalty program for … Read more

Investors Now Using Twitter To Choose Stocks

A new index fund has been launched that tracks the stocks most heavily tweeted about on Twitter. Financial data analytics company Market Prophit launched the index, which is based on the concept that chatter on social media can be used as an indication of a stock’s positive or negative market sentiment. Mining this type of … Read more

Fitbit Preparing For Initial Public Offering

San Francisco-based Fitbit, a leading maker of fitness- and health-tracking gadgets, wants to raise $100 million in common stock on the New York Stock Exchange in its initial public offering, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The lead underwriters for the IPO are Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America … Read more