The Technology Related Content of the President’s State of the Union Address (software developers/coders mentioned for first time in any SOTU)

The 2015 State of the Union address was full of technology related content. Here are key takeaways from the perspective of a CTO: The President showed respect for something many American’s may not have heard of, but you dear readers know very well: Coding! In the context of education he remarked that “we’re connecting community […]

SkyOrbiter UAVs May Be The Next Way You Will Receive Internet Access

Quarkson, a Portuguese company, plans to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to transmit Internet access “to every corner of the world”, with their program called SkyOrbiter. Where Google plans to float balloons that are internet-enabled above the earth, Quarkson’s intends to use a fleet of high-range UAVs to deliver connectivity from orbit. The SkyOrbiter fleet […]

How Much Would You Sell Your Online Browsing Habits For?

Would you be willing to give up your online privacy for $100 a month? A company located in San Diego, Luth Research, wants to track your online habits and sell them to the highest bidder. Luth Research will not go through your private messages or your personal social networking sites, nor will it collect any […]

Google Announces Acquisition of Satellite Maker, Skybox Imaging

Artificial intelligence, drones, home appliances – Google has certainly had an interesting shopping spree in the first half of 2014. The company’s emphasis on growth and pursuit of innovation manifest themselves through these acquisitions. Usually loved by tech enthusiasts and often questioned by Wall Street, Google’s enormous purchases seek to position the company ahead of […]

Streaming: The Growing Threat to Cable Companies

TV watchers and moviegoers, CEOs and Wall Street, marketers and techies – we have all theorized about Internet video’s threat to cable companies at one time or another. The average cable bill has increased more than 95% in the last fourteen years, and with the ability to stream our favorite movies and TV shows online, […]

Google Acquires Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Young tech companies certainly do not shy away from innovation or acquisition. Two examples: this year, Facebook acquired virtual reality firm Oculus in an effort to develop new communication lines, and Google purchased DeepMind, pushing into the artificial intelligence sphere.  The money involved wasn’t exactly pocket change; each acquisition cost upwards of hundreds of millions […]