Author Archives: Eileen Folsom

Heroku taps industry vet Tod Nielsen as new CEO

Summary: Nielsen is jumping ship from Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry to rival PaaS Heroku. He’s also held senior exec roles at Oracle, BEA Systems, and Borland Software. Tod Nielsen, who helped lead the charge on VMware’s Cloud Foundry platform-as a service, has switched PaaS providers, joining Heroku as CEO. The last we heard in ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 hits the FCC with LTE you probably can’t use

The FCC can be cruel sometimes, showing us devices we're unlikely to see in the US without significant changes; this is one of those moments, unfortunately. A Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has once again surfaced at the FCC, this time as the SM-T315 with built-in cellular access. However, it's ...

Rapiro Kit Robot For Raspberry Pi Gets Funded On Kickstarter In Two Days

document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-25cc237ff43fdc84eb21686c641b6fd7').submit(); Meet Rapiro, the kit robot with a space inside its kawaii head to accomodate the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. The gizmo is the creation of Shota Ishiwatari, the Japanese gadgeteer who came up with a brain-wave controlled cat-ear headband and a heart-rate controlled wearable wagging tail, among other ‘only in Japan‘ creations. Rapiro ...

Verizon’s Redbox Instant arrives on Google TV, includes subscription and ability to buy or rent new releases

Google today announced Redbox Instant by Verizon is now available on Google TV. If you have a supported device, you can download the app now directly from Google Play. The Redbox Instant app currently works on the following devices: the 47G2 and 55G2 Google TV-enabled Smart TVs from LG, Netgear’s NeoTV ...

Mozilla and partners launch first Firefox OSsmartphone

Up until now Firefox OS devices have only been available to developers and in limited quantities. But starting tomorrow people in Spain will be able to get the ZTE Open through Telefónica, for just for 69 euros (about $90) or 2.38 euros ($3.10) per month on a two-year contract. This ...

How to maximise audience engagement with YouTube’s new One Channel design

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sophia Scleparis, Head of Audience Development (interim) at Rightster. Rightster manages and operates a major digital distribution, marketing and monetization network that connects global media rights owners, publishers and marketers. A fundamental shift is occurring in the way consumers find and engage with content on YouTube, with ...

Pebble smartwatch landing at Best Buy this weekend for$150

The smartwatch that arguably jumpstarted the wearable technology trend will soon be available for purchase at Best Buy. The Kickstarter sensation known as Pebble has landed on Best Buy’s website with a “coming soon” tag and if leaked inventory photos prove to be true, the wristwatch should be in stock ...