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Amanda Kondolojy

Amanda Kondolojy

Freelance Writer
Amanda Kondolojy has been a freelance writer since 2007, and primarily writes about technology and business news. Outside her work life, she is married with two children, two cats, and plenty of plants that she desperately tries to keep alive.

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Technology Innovation Drives Startup Craze in Silicon Valley -- Could Midsize Businesses Benefit?

Several Silicon Valley investors are betting that there is room for another early-stage company fostering program.This time, the focus is on "big data" -- the massive amounts of information generated by the Internet. The creation of Data Elite, which is ...

Samsung Officially Announces Galaxy Gear Smart Watch

Samsung recently lifted the veil from their much-rumored smartwatch, Galaxy Gear, and have given consumers some basic information.The device is fairly modest to look at, with a slim 1.63-inch display. While rumors were positioning Samsung's new smartwatch as a mobile ...

Google Search Rolls Out Calendar and Email Integration

Though Google may be the search engine of choice around the office, it's not exactly helpful when employees are trying to look for an email or remember when a specific meeting is scheduled. However, Google is looking to change that ...

Could Hyperloop Be the Future of Transportation?

California billionaire and scientist Elon Musk recently revealed his vision of a futuristic transport system named "Hyperloop". The new travel system would run on a powered network of crash-proof capsules that would be able to transport people from San Francisco ...

Facebook Hacker Posts to Mark Zuckerberg's Wall to Demonstrate Bug

When large companies need to find exploitable bugs in their systems, a common tactic is to employ "white hat" hackers to help identify and destroy any security holes. However, this is not a perfect system, as administrators can become overwhelmed ...

Gmail Users Warned Never to Expect Privacy

Though most employees at midsize businesses use secured, company email, those who use Gmail as a secondary account or for business purposes are in for a nasty surprise. A brief filed by Google's attorneys in response to a recent lawsuit ...

Ebay Tests The Waters With Same-Day Delivery Service for Online Orders

On July 22, eBay Inc unveiled an expansion of its eBay Now service, which offers same-day delivery service, as the company battles rival Amazon.com Inc for dominance of the growing online local commerce market.The new service, which will deliver products ...

Facebook Paves the Way in the Mobile Advertising Sphere

Facebook Inc's mobile advertising success is encouraging for Internet companies trying to make money within the restrictive confines of a small smartphone screen.The social network saw a 75 percent surge in mobile ad revenue in just three months, culling skepticism ...

Google Chrome Security Vulnerability Presents IT Professionals with Educational Opportunity

A popular feature of consumer-focused Internet browsers such as Google Chrome is their ability to "remember passwords." This mechanism is designed to save users' time and prevent them from forgetting different passwords for different sites. It is generally safe for ...

Ex-AOL Chief Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce Start-Up

Revolution Growth, the investment firm managed by Steve Case (best known for co-founding AOL), said Thursday that it has invested $40 million in Bigcommerce, a new e-commerce start-up.Bigcommerce, whch was launched in 2009 by Eddie Machaalani and Mitchell Harper, said ...

Airline Performance in Customer Satisfaction Survey Rises to Two-Decade High

Though airline companies have enjoyed rising consumer satisfaction in the U.S., the industry still gets relatively low marks when it comes to overall onboard experience, according to a new customer poll.Only television and internet service providers ranked lower, according to ...

Snapchat Raises $60 Million and Lands New Board Member

Snapchat, an application-based service that allows users to exchange photo messages that expire within seconds of opening, said recently that it had raised $60 million in a funding round which was led by venture-capital firm IVP.The social networking and messaging ...

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Launches "Cop Facebook" Network BlueLine

Bill Bratton, a high-profile police commissioner who has run three of America's biggest police forces, is preparing to launch the first comprehensive social media network just for police officers. Think Facebook, but for cops only.The network, currently named BlueLine, will ...

Microsoft Overhauls Corporate Structure to Focus on Mobile Sphere

Microsoft recently launched its largest internal overhaul in five years in order to streamline the development of its entire product line, including Windows, tablets and more, in a hope to catch up to rivals in the mobile and cloud computing ...

Nokia Takes a Leap With Advanced Camera Smartphone

Nokia recently unveiled the Lumia 1020, a smartphone with an incredibly powerful 41-megapixel camera, in its latest attempt to close the gap with rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.Tech bloggers responded enthusiastically to the handset, praising the camera's ...

T-Mobile Unveils New Upgrade Plan

T-Mobile US Inc recently announced a plan that will allow users to upgrade phones every six months, as well as a family plan for prepaid customers that it hopes will help it compete with its three bigger rivals.Verizon Wireless, AT&T ...

Facebook Mobile Presence Grows

The number of users that accessed Facebook using mobile devices during the month of June surged by 20 percent in the United States and Britain, the social network said, demonstrating its appeal for brands hoping to reach consumers during lazy ...

Facebook Bans Ads on Pages With Objectionable Content

The world's largest online social network says that ads will be banned on pages with sexual or violent content as the company moves to prevent marketers from being associated with material that might be deemed objectionable.This move comes a month ...

Paul Allen Finds Success With Civic Investment in Seattle

Paul Allen, the "other" co-founder of Microsoft, has been trying for decades to change his public image as Bill Gates' lucky junior partner.Since he quit Microsoft in 1983, Allen has lost billions on ill-conceived tech investments, and has been criticized ...

Samsung Galaxy 3 10.1 Tablet Has Intel Chip Inside

Samsung Electronics has decided on a processor by Intel Corp for one of its top-tier Android tablets, the company confirmed. This is a major victory for the U.S. chipmaker, which previously struggled to find its footing in the mobile market.Intel's ...

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