Kirk Borne is an astrophysicist and multidisciplinary data scientist who brought us the TEDx talk "Big Data, Small World."
Twitter's $230 million mobile advertising deal with Omnicom is part of a trend among social media sites to beef up their mobile ad capabilities.
Last month, FierceCIO reported on 10 interesting CIOs and tech leaders who are good to follow on Twitter if you're a Twitter-savvy CIO now or are hoping to become one. And today we're upping the ante. We've gathered the names (and handles) of 11 more engaging IT execs and leaders who Tweet about the latest-goings on in the industry, as well as about good leadership tips, quotes and articles.
Popular link shortening service Bitly late Thursday announced that it suffered a data breach and has issued an urgent security update for its users to reset their accounts.
Make no mistake, Twitter is a big data company and it's looking to get even bigger. Hence yesterday's acquisition of Gnip, added to about four or so other similar acquisitions earlier. The end goal: Make Twitter a $100 million big data business.
Twitter has acquired Cover, an Android lock-screen app startup, for an undisclosed consideration, the Wall Street Journal reports.
As a tech exec, your online presence can be a good way to learn about new ideas, grow your community and staff as well as solve problems quickly.
Four Web companies have come together to add high-performance features to the open source MySQL database. For months now, engineers from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter are understood to have contributed code and provided feedback towards the WebScaleSQL project.
Stolen Twitter accounts are now valued more than stolen credit card numbers in the cybercrime black market, if you would believe a new report from RAND Corporation, commissioned by Juniper Networks.
The rise of mobile browsing means people are using devices with smaller screens with no room for clunky banner ads. Yahoo is ditching banner ads completely by encouraging marketers to buy "Stream ads"--a term the company uses for their native ad placements.