LEGO Minecraft sets to become a reality, as project gets green light

Seemingly a match made in heaven, a proposed collaboration between LEGO and hit indie game Minecraft has now been given the official green light.  A proposal for the idea was submitted by Minecraft developer Mojang back in December, and LEGO has now announced that it is “developing a concept that celebrates the best aspects of building with the LEGO system and in Minecraft.”

Yahoo revenue down 13 percent in Q4, CEO says better execution needed

Yahoo‘s revenue dropped 13 percent compared to the same period last year, the company reported today. In its quarterly earnings’ announcement Tuesday, Yahoo reported $1,324 million in GAAP revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011, while costs increased by 10 percent. Excluding traffic acquisition costs from Yahoo’s partnership with Microsoft and others, the company brought in $1,169 million — down just three percent compared to last year.

The brave new world of big data & Hadoop

Big data is opening up new avenues of understanding and activity for companies and the people they serve. At the highest level, this movement provides a significant competitive advantage for prescient organizations willing to invest in developing sound and actionable big data strategies.

The Four Horsemen joining forces in Darksiders 3?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0i9HzJazfQ&w=560&h=345] The above is the ending to 2010′s Darksiders, which featured War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as the main protagonist. In the cutscene, War’s three siblings (pictured below) are seen coming to his aid, leading gamers to believe that Darksiders II would feature multiplayer, or at least more than one horseman.

Lookout releases app that shows mobile threats as they happen

The app, called Mobile Threat Tracker, opens up to a view of the earth, shadowed like nighttime. A glow across the globe suggests Lookout Mobile users. It shows attacks in real time as Lookout Mobile’s security application detects and deflects them. This is then translated into what seems like a shooting star. You can travel around the globe by swiping your finger side to side to see attacks in progress. You can also look at analysis for the week on the top three threats and see what kind of threats those were. For instance, this week mobile users saw 60 percent more malware attacks than spyware attacks, including the attacks RuPaidMarket, Legacy, and DepositMobi.