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Barnes & Noble’s new Nook e-reader is a tablet

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Barnes & Noble is upgrading its Nook e-reader line with a device that’s less like an e-reader and more like a full-blown tablet, taking up the fight with Amazon as it is set to launch its Kindle Fire tablet. Barnes & Noble Inc. revealed the Nook Tablet at an event Monday in New York, and… Continue Reading Barnes & Noble’s new Nook e-reader is a tablet

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Is location awareness software a boom or bust?

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It was just a few years ago that I was asked to be the “Social Media Czar” for an agency. As embarrassing as the title was, I accepted and got to work teaching the staff how to use it on behalf of clients. The staff was excited, management was rubbing their hands together in anticipation… Continue Reading Is location awareness software a boom or bust?

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Recently, Apple rolled out a big iPhone software upgrade that included an invitation to participate in iCloud, which I thought that was a pretty cool thing. Here it is, a special cloud just for all of my Apple devices, where photos move from my phone to my iPad automatically. So, of course, I said yes.… Continue Reading Product forecast: Cloudy with a chance of confusion

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IBM Corp. has passed a milestone, naming the first female CEO in the company’s 100-year history. The selection of Virginia “Ginni” Rometty, announced Tuesday, is also a statement about the growing influence of women in the top tiers of business. Although women have made momentous strides, breaking through corporate America’s “glass ceiling” over the past… Continue Reading In naming female CEO, IBM passes gender milestone

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VC investments up 29 percent in third quarter

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Venture capitalists seem to be testing the waters once again, despite the volatile economic conditions. Investors put $8.4 billion into 765 deals in the third quarter, representing a 29 percent increase in investment and an 8 percent increase in the number of deals compared to the same time period in 2010. “Venture investment rose, putting… Continue Reading VC investments up 29 percent in third quarter

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UCCS students to design parts for electric cars

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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs engineering students will start designing parts for electric cars beginning in the fall of 2012. UCCS and University of Colorado Boulder faculty will join forces to teach courses in the design and implementation of electric vehicle drivetrains to new and retraining engineers. The university faculties won a five-year $954,000 grant… Continue Reading UCCS students to design parts for electric cars

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Wanted: replacement hero for Steve Jobs

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Yes, Steve Jobs is gone, and it felt sudden; I was completely unprepared. The news came to me on the 11 p.m. news, and I immediately logged onto Twitter to see what had happened. There it was, Jobs died – two hours ago. I sat quietly in the dark, illuminated only by my computer screens,… Continue Reading Wanted: replacement hero for Steve Jobs

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Arrow Electronics Inc. is transferring its global headquarters to the Denver suburb of Englewood from Melville, N.Y., but the company described it as a change of address and said no jobs would be created or lost. The electronics and computer components supplier said Tuesday the shift would be effective Nov. 15. “At this point it… Continue Reading Arrow Electronics moving NY headquarters to Colo.

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AT&T starts network upgrades in Springs

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AT&T will begin network upgrades in the Colorado Springs area to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its mobile broadband network. The new network will add layers of frequency, also known as carriers, to manage capacity, according to AT&T. The mobile company faced criticism for lack of broadband capacity when it introduced the iPhone… Continue Reading AT&T starts network upgrades in Springs

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Does the loudest voice in the room (or on the Internet) still earn the most attention? With the election coming up and the candidates spouting rhetoric as loudly as they can, I started to wonder; with all of the technology for broadcasting thought and information today, have people organically devised a way to filter for… Continue Reading Is the best content on the web getting the least attention?

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