Contradictory ruling in Gmail case leaves questions of privacy

Tavis J. Hampton | July 21st

A judge in a United States District Court ruled that federal law enforcement agencies are allowed to search the entire contents of a Gmail user's account to find...»

BlackBerry CEO recruits another Sybase colleague to drive enterprise growth

Maria Deutscher | July 21st

If there’s a tech firm that has taken the old saying “change comes from the top” to the heart, it’s BlackBerry. Thankfully for the firm, the call had been heeded by CEO John Chen.  Since tapping the software...»

Naomi Brockwell is the Bitcoin Girl (Video)

Kyt Dotson | July 21st

There’s a new celebrity in Bitcoin town and it’s Naomi Brockwell, the star of Moving Picture Institute’s new music video “Bitcoin Girl,” which parodies the Billy Joel song “Uptown Girl.” Bitcoin Girl is an interesting composition of Bitcoin culture...»

MIT CDOIQ promises strong overview of Big Data issues

Bert Latamore | July 21st

TheCUBE this week goes to MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the Chief Data Officer Information Quality (MDOIQ) conference Wednesday and Thursday, providing comprehensive coverage of the challenges of Big Data, from ensuring data...»

The Nimble angle on the modern enterprise technology landscape | #CubeConversations

Maria Deutscher | July 21st

The era of big  vendors dominating the enterprise market may not be over quite yet, but new players such as Nimble Storage are rapidly improving their ability to compete against incumbents.  That accelerating phenomenon and the company in...»

What you missed in Big Data: bridging the knowledge gap

Maria Deutscher | July 21st

The rule of thumb in the Hadoop ecosystem is that the newer a technology is, the fewer people possess the necessary skills to exploit it. Apache Spark, an emerging data crunching engine for the batch processing framework described...»

Ed Snowden discusses his plans to work on privacy tech

Mike Wheatley | July 21st

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden isn't sitting idle during his self-imposed Russian exile. Rather, he's planning to get to work building new technology designed to preserve data privacy. Speaking via Google Hangouts at the ...»

New York bids to regulate virtual currency exchange markets

Mellisa Tolentino | July 21st

The New York State Department of Financial Services has proposed a set of rules to regulate virtual currencies so people using digital currencies such as Bitcoin can be better


Battery problems on your Windows laptop? Blame Google Chrome

Mike Wheatley | July 21st

If you're using a Windows laptop and have been scratching your head wondering why the battery life is so lousy, it turns out there could be a reason for it – and it has nothing...»

VMware server backup Nakivo bursts into view

Mike Wheatley | July 21st

A new startup called Nakivo has burst onto the scene as a potential challenger to Veeam for VMware server backup. To date, it claims some 3,000 customers and growth rate that's well into triple digits. Nakivo's...»