IBM seeks mobile apps for Watson – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleIBM Corp. is encouraging software developers to build applications on its artificial-intelligence system Watson, looking to data analytics to help reverse falling revenue. IBM will host a mobile … Read More

IBM’s Rometty makes developers an offer: the Watson mobile app challenge – PCWorld

PCWorldIBM CEO Ginni Rometty took to the Mobile World Congress stage Wednesday to announce a global competition to encourage developers to create mobile consumer and business apps powered by its … Read More

Mass transit dominates sold-out talk on Nashville’s development future – Nashville Business Journal (blog)

Mass transit dominates sold-out talk on Nashville’s development futureNashville Business Journal (blog)Greater Nashville is expected to see an influx of one million new residents to Nashville over the next 25 … Read More

Apple Buys App-Testing Company Burstly as Acquisitions Increase – Businessweek

BusinessweekApple Inc. (AAPL:US), speeding up the pace of acquisitions, bought Burstly Inc., a software company that helps developers create smartphone and tablet applications. The deal, first reported by TechCrunch, was … Read More

Google asks Internet eyewear fans not to be Glassholes’ – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Tuesday gave early adopters of its Internet-connected eyewear a bit of advice: don’t be “Glassholes.” It was the final suggestion in a recommended code … Read More

Lofty Los Angeles office tower launched with record concrete pour – Reuters

ReutersRising 73 stories into the Los Angeles skyline, the New Grand Wilshire tower will measure 1,100 feet (335 meters) high, including a spire affixed to the top of the building, … Read More

Miami historic preservation board moves to protect Tequesta site –

MiamiHerald.comMiami’s historic preservation board on Friday roundly rejected a developer’s plan to carve out and display a prehistoric remnant of a recently uncovered Tequesta village in downtown Miami, and instead … Read More

Robots Based on the Behavior of Termites – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceAdvances in modern robotics have helped develop robots that are based on the pattern of how termites behave in a colony. Developers believe that the new technology will … Read More

Oakland News: Merry Christmas, Oakland!

This Oakland News is just a hearty “Merry Christmas!” to the people who make up one of the greatest cities in the entire World. What’s amazing about Oakland is that … Read More

5 things you need to know on Friday – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJapan robot chats with astronaut on space station. The first humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero-gravity … Read More

Apple reveals top app downloads of 2013: Candy wins – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLOS ANGELES — You weren’t the only ones addicted to a mobile confection in 2013. Candy Crush Saga, the smash hit game that millions played on subways, waiting at … Read More

Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Boondoggle Radio Deal For Re-Election; Coliseum City Stupidity

UPDATE: Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland” UPDATE: Oakland A’s Move To San Jose Rejected By Major League Baseball. This Oakland News entry may, no … Read More

Google Glass: A Thank You To Sarah Price And Answer To Her Question

Who had Google Glass, or looked like they had it, in 2012? The question comes because Sarah Price, of the Google Glass team was kind enough to respond back to … Read More

Yahoo! Hack USA Has Interesting Winners: AirLeap, Foldr, Note, Quest, FlickrPedia

Yahoo! Hack USA, which drew about 300 down to the Yahoo! Developers Group-produced event in Sunnyvale, was held last weekend, and without the controversy that plagued the TechCrunch Hackathon (where … Read More

Anne Gust Brown To Run For Mayor Of Oakland: Hot Rumor

Anne Gust Brown, the First Lady of California and an Oakland resident with her husband, California Governor and former Mayor of Oakland, Jerry Brown is going to run for mayor … Read More

IGDA Party Confusion: YetiZen CEO Wrongly Blamed For Wargaming’s Sexy Party

IGDA Party confusion is at play in the controversy surrounding the San Francisco Ruby Sky Party where sexily-dressed female dancer models performed, upsetting a number of women attendees of the … Read More

Oakland City Auditor’s Report A Racist Attack On Black Councilmembers

UPDATE: Courtney Ruby rumored to be gearing up to run for Mayor of Oakland. The Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby has presided over the preparation of a report entitled “Non‐Interference … Read More

Pete’s Harbor Owner Paula Uccelli Victim Of Bullying After Selling Property

All 70-year-old Paula Uccelli wants to do is get out of the business of running a harbor her late husband established and called Pete’s Harbor. She and Pete Uccelli ran … Read More

Sonny Dykes: New Head Coach Brings Airraid Offense To Cal Football

Sonny Dykes as Cal’s next head coach may have some Cal Alumns scratching their heads, but this Old Blue is very happy with the decision to bring the architect of … Read More

California Transportation Commission Staff Threatens $242 Million For Oakland Army Base

The Oakland Army Base Project that was approved by the Oakland City Council via a first vote on the enabling ordinance, is not out of the woods and on to … Read More

CES 2012: Sanho, Fitness Tech, iBike, iDevices, Soundmatters, Featured

CES 2012 starts Sunday for this blogger, and here’s a list of just some of the vendors that will be covered at the largest convention in The World: Sanho – … Read More

Oakland Mayor Leads: Lionel Wilson Promotes Oakland

For the many who never knew Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson, who was Oakland’s last three-term Mayor, and its first African American Mayor, serving from 1977 to 1991, when he lost … Read More

Dreamforce: In SF Needs Consultants, In ATL, Job Fair Draws Thousands

At Dreamforce San Francisco,’s effort to teach Salesforce users and developers about the benefits of cloud computing that’s underway at Moscone Center, Salesforce Senior Vice President of Worldwide Partners … Read More