There's no question that between mobile, social, big data and cloud computing, there's a major transformation going on with enterprise tech, all thanks to startups. That means that many enterprise startups are raking in giant rounds of funding or getting ready to go public.
STE. ROSE DU LAC, Man. — A pair of small-town firefighters are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a 12-year-old girl from a flooded creek northwest of Winnipeg.
The girl and her father were in a pickup truck Saturday night on a low-lying road, trying to cross a creek near Ste. Rose Du Lac.
Daryl Vandenbosch, the fire chief, says the road was flooded, the truck got stuck and the father and daughter got out and tried to get to safety.
A group of top US venture capitalists has written a letter to the US Congress opposing a bill aimed at cracking down on websites selling pirated and counterfeit goods.Some of the top names in Silicon Valley were among the signatories to the letter expressing concern about the Theft of Intellectual Property Act, known as the Protect IP Act or PIPA.The bill, which has the backing of Hollywood and the music industry, would give the US authorities more tools to shutter so-called "rogue websites" selling pirated movies, television shows and music and counterfeit goods.
BOSTON — Boston’s fire chief announced his resignation Monday, saying public criticism from his deputies for the way he responded to the marathon bombings has made it impossible for him to do his job.
Chief Steve Abraira said in a letter that his resignation is effective Friday.
Thirteen deputies complained to Mayor Tom Menino in a letter in April that Abraira’s failure to take command of the bombing scene was indefensible and part of a pattern of shirking leadership.
There are multiple reports of a fire on 25th Street in New York City. The fire appears to be around 25th and Sixth Avenue near Madison Square Park. "We're on scene for a transformer fire and waiting for ConEd to investigate further," Mike Parrella, FDNY told Business Insider via phone. "We're securing the area." There are no injuries reported, but that portion of the street is shut down. Photos from the scene look a little nuts: