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Nicira: A classic Silicon Valley story, complete with big payday
VMware is buying talent as much as it is tech, but will it all work? Computerworld - Nicira is a start-up right out of the Silicon Valley playbook with a $1.26 billion ending, in just five years.
Brookings H-1B report draws criticism
In a forum Wednesday, criticism focused on absence of test to determine if U.S. workers available before hiring foreign worker Computerworld - WASHINGTON -- A Brookings Institution report that looks at H-1B use in U.S. metropolitan areas is being criticized for its approach, as well as its research data.
Watch out Google: Apple gets patent for wearable device
Computerworld - Google is already getting some stiff competition in the race to develop a wearable computer. Apple on Tuesday was awarded a U.S. patent for a head-mounted display device that's designed to project an image in front of a user's eyes, creating an "enhanced viewing experience."
Twitter loses fight to withhold activist's account information
IDG News Service - Twitter has lost a fight in which it challenged a court order to turn over public but now deleted Twitter messages written by an Occupy Wall Street protestor without being served a search warrant. The social networking site was served with a subpoena on Jan.
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Mozilla's new silent update fails to boost Firefox 13's uptake
Computerworld - Mozilla's new silent updater has not sped up the migration to Firefox 13, according to usage statistics compiled by an Irish metrics company. Mozilla engineers speculated that an emergency update -- which Mozilla calls a "chem spill" -- that was released June 15 may have slowed the upgrade tempo.
Survey: 70% of teens hide online behavior from parents -
(CNN) -- Here's a real shocker: Teens are better than their parents at using the Internet, and are likely to hide some of their online behaviors from them. That news comes from a 2,017-person survey funded by the online security software maker McAfee, which is pushing a product that helps parents monitor their kids online.
TechCrunch | Facebook's Mobile Ads Are Working. Clicked 13X More, Earn 11X More Money Each Than Its Desktop Ads
How will Facebook monetize mobile? Its organic-seeming Sponsored Stories ad format may be the answer. Mobile Sponsored Stories are getting over thirteen times the click-through rates on mobile compared to all of Facebook's desktop ads, and almost 2x the CTR of Sponsored Stories on the web in the two weeks since Facebook began selling them separate from web ads, according to new studies by TBG Digital and AdParlor, two of Facebook's biggest Ads API partners that help brands buy ads.
Xbox Surface: Specifications of a new tablet device leaked
Only a few days after the alleged documentations of the Xbox 720, Kinect v2, and Kinect Glasses were leaked, today another document detailing the specifications for a tablet device named Xbox Surface has leaked. According to detailed obtained by Shifted2u, the new tablet device will be 7" in size with a 1280 x 720 resolution, 4 USB 3.0 ports, SD card support, and more.
Can a Microsoft-built tablet jump-start Windows 8?
Microsoft is rumored to be building its own Windows 8 tablets, to be announced this coming Monday. Will that be enough to jump start the company's mobile Windows 8 strategy? The Wrap reports that on Monday Microsoft will announce that it's building its own Windows 8 tablet.
Have LinkedIn's security woes permanently damaged the social network?
Security breach grabs headlines but will users pack up and leave? Computerworld - After hackers last week breached the LinkedIn site, stealing more than 6 million user passwords, analysts are debating whether the attack will cause long-term damage to the social network. In the attack, users' passwords were posted publicly to a Russian hacker forum.
WWDC: Cook unveils iOS 6, new OS X, Retina display MacBook Pro
Apple can still generate 'ton of anticipation' about upcoming products without former CEO Steve Jobs, says analyst Computerworld - Apple CEO Tim Cook and a trio of top executives took the stage today at the company's annual developers conference to outline the new iOS 6, talk up this year's Mountain Lion upgrade for OS X and unveil a new MacBook Pro laptop with a high-resolution "Retina" display.
A Strong Bond to an Idea Makes Collaboration More Challenging
Ideas are all around us - helping solve problems, develop new products, and make important decisions. Good ideas are rarely created in a vacuum, however. They often emerge when people refine their ideas in response to suggestions and comments received from colleagues.