Editor’s Pick You may find it hard to believe that the leader of the free world has much time for video games. But the President’s senior advisor, Mark DeLoura, says Barack Obama has taken a personal interest.
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“What’s cooler: music or computer programming?” I asked Will.i.am, one of the founding members of the iconic hip hop band Black Eyed Peas. “Coding,” he replied instantly. “By about 10 times. A trillion times.”
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One of Israel’s most successful entrepreneurs is back with a stealthy new startup, dubbed Stratoscale, which is building new software for large data centers.
Guest Post Expect to see Mom and Pop shops using the same cloud-based tools that Walmart uses for everything from marketing and Salesforce automation, CRM, and big data analysis to automated accounting and payroll, signing contracts, and much more.
Editor’s Pick Hundreds of thousands of people rushed to Healthcare.com by accident on Oct. 1, when the United States government launched its online health exchange — at a very similar domain.
Kyron’s founder and CEO is Louis Monier, the former CTO of the search engine AltaVista.
Guest Post I’m a staff software engineer at a fast-growing Web startup. Here’s my three pieces of advice for overcoming bias in the workplace.
Dynamic pricing has spread far beyond airlines. An Israeli startup called Feedvisor is bringing its “algo-pricing” technology to online retailers.
HealthCare.gov’s traffic page on Quantcast has been “hidden by the owner.” It’s not all that surprising, but is highly unfortunate.
Intuit just acquired LevelUp Analytics, a consulting company that is focused on the emerging field of data science and analytics.
“People always thought that peer review was slow, but high quality process,” said Academia.edu’s CEO Richard Price. “But mistakes happen — we know that technology can make peer review more reliable.”
Guest Post An op-ed from former White House chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra on the creation of new private sector services to improve our nation’s health.
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Cureatr’s team believe they are solving a huge problem with their mobile tools, as an estimated 50 percent of preventable medical errors are caused by poor communication between physicians.
The government has recruited a group of technical experts to make sustained improvements to the online health exchange marketplaces.
On BetterDoctor, which functions like an “Opentable for doctors,” you can search for a health care expert in a range of specialties.
Aneesh Chopra, former chief technology officer for the White House, said it’s not out of the realm of possibility, as Verizon has long been involved with the project.
Editor’s Pick A “tech surge” is underway to fix the error-plagued HealthCare.gov. Sources familiar with the matter say the government needs a focused “IT swat team.”
President Obama today owned up to many of the problems with HealthCare.gov, the federal health exchange, admitting that there’s no “sugar coating it.”
Editor’s Pick The first major investment from Mark Zuckeberg’s education fund? Panorama Ed, a polling company started by a Yale student in his college door room.
The government is shifting its tone in taking responsibility for some of the technical issues with the federal health exchange.
The toy becomes “smart” when you insert a smartphone or iPad mini in the top of its head, and zip it closed.
Cancer research hospital MD Anderson launched a program, in partnership with IBM Watson, to eradicate eight different forms of cancer.
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is preparing its infrastructure for Twitter’s IPO, expecting a rush of interest from investors.
A New Jersey-based startup called MyHint launched its system today to make it easier for people to stay on top of their health.
A trio of former Yammer executives have launched a new company, dubbed Mode, with seed funding from former boss David Sacks.
The Silicon Valley-based fund aims to be a Y Combinator of sorts, but specifically for big data and analytics startups.
Accela, a startup that provides software to bolster civic engagement, just raised $40 million in a fourth round of funding.
IBM’s performance in China was particularly poor; it was down five percent this quarter with most of the decline attributed to hardware.
Editor’s Pick Veeva Systems is a dark horse! With only $4 million in venture capital, the cloud company reached profitability in three years. The company made its debut on the public markets today.
It’s not the sexiest tech, but Veeva Systems made an incredibly strong public debut on Wall Street this morning.
Vox Media is raising $40 million in a round led by Silicon Valley venture firm Accel Partners, a huge sum of money for a new media company.
VMware’s new end user business unit chief Sanjay Poonen took the lead on the acquisition.
Media Temple will not be shut down in the wake of the acquisition. Instead, it will continue to operate independently with no real day-to-day changes for employees or customers.
Cozy scored $5 million in first round funding in a round led by General Catalyst Partners.
Numecent and Software2 team up to help universities deploy Microsoft Windows applications in the cloud.
One of the goals for the interplanetary mission is to hunt down methane gas, a byproduct from living organisms.
NTT’s center will focus on cloud security, big data applications, and mobile technologies. A spokesperson told me that the company will be eyeing startups for potential acquisitions.
Editor’s Pick Experts predict that federal and state agencies will have no other choice but to adopt modern, cloud-based technology.