bdking writes "NPD Group estimates that shipments of tablet computers will grow to 383.3 million units by 2017 from 72.7 million units in 2011, and some of the devices won't even be iPads."Link to Original Source
bdking writes "The tech and financial worlds are eagerly awaiting Facebook's expected filing this week for an initial public offering of shares, which reportedly could come by Wednesday. But another tech company nearly everyone has heard of is expected to go public one day later. And is anyone talking about that? No!
http://www.itworld.com/security/245703/tech-ipo-everyones-not-talking-about"Link to Original Source
bdking writes "Shares of Netflix soared more than 25% on Thursday after the streaming video company reported fourth-quarter results that showed an end to the subscriber exodus triggered by last July's ill-advised 60% price hike. Netflix also reported a 47% gain in revenue, though international marketing costs drove down earnings by 13%. http://www.itworld.com/software/244759/wall-street-buying-netflix-comeback-narrative-big-time"Link to Original Source
bdking writes "Record revenue and earnings, a record high stock price, a rabidly loyal customer base, devoted and talented employees, high brand favorability ... what's not to like about Apple these days?"Link to Original Source
Lucas123 writes "Cleversafe, a vendor of an object-based file system that has received backing from the CIA's investment arm, said today that it has developed a storage architecture that can scale to 10 exabytes of capacity. While the current reference configuration is just tens of petabytes in size spread among data centers in eight states, the company said it can store exabytes of data among geographically dispersed data centers under a single domain name, offering administrators a single pane of glass. Of course, building out the storage system would require $705 million just for spindles; in all, it would cost billions of dollars to complete. But, the company said it has Fortune 50 companies, and others, that are interested."Link to Original Source
bdking writes "Recently released evidence compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice shows that a half-dozen Silicon Valley firms, including Apple, had illegal "no-poaching" agreements designed to avoid bidding wars for top talent, despite a 2010 settlement in which the companies admitted no wrongdoing and incurred no penalties."Link to Original Source