Xbox One at last on sale in China, without Halo

Collen Kriel | September 30th

On Monday, September 29, Xbox One went on sale in more than 4,000 retail outlets in 37 cities across mainland China. The country┬árecently ended a 14-year ban on the sale of foreign-made game consoles, making Microsoft, Corp.'s Xbox...»

FireChat: Off-the-grid messaging app fuels Hong Kong’s protests

Mike Wheatley | September 30th

Sites like Twitter and Facebook hit the headlines for their role in the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, and now pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have discovered a new kind of...»

Opinion: Consumerization boosting user interface quality for all

Bert Latamore | September 30th

Since the first commercial computers of the 1950s the user interface (UI) has been the ugly stepchild of corporate software. Always the last component to be designed, UIs are often boring, forms-based, and difficult to use, ...»

Oracle’s new Sparc M7 chip delivers ‘ten times faster’ performance boost

Mike Wheatley | September 30th

Oracle Corp's overarching message at this year's Oracle OpenWorld event might be all about the cloud, but that doesn't mean it's keeping quiet in its hardware business. During...»

Cisco inflates hybrid ‘Intercloud’ with 30 new partners

Mike Wheatley | September 30th

With the cloud wars heating up, Cisco Systems has just announced a signifcant expansion of its Intercloud ecosystem, with 30 new global partners and a $1 billion injection of cash from Cisco Capital. Cisco is hoping...»

Here’s why the intelligence community bought a stake in MemSQL

Maria Deutscher | September 29th

You probably haven't heard of the newest database startup in In-Q-Tel's investment portfolio, but if history is anything to go by, there's more than a good chance you will. Consisting almost solely of big names such as Cloudera...»

Facebook knows why you just bought that sex toy

Winston Edmondson | September 29th

Facebook, Inc. is relaunching Atlas, the ad service it purchased from Microsoft Corp. at the beginning of the year, and its new and improved capabilities could prove to be a threat to Google Inc.'s online ad market...»

3 years and 180-degrees later, Oracle turns to cloud | #OOW14

Rachel Schramm | September 29th

Oracle Corp. has made some big transformations in the three years since it decided to focus on cloud offerings. theCUBE co-hosts Jeff Frick and John Furrier discussed the changes on which Oracle has been focused in their kickoff...»

Rackspace boasts 99.99% uptime and adds containers to OpenStack with private cloud upgrade

Maria Deutscher | September 29th

Rackspace Inc. is upping the ante in the race to bring OpenStack into the enterprise mainstream with a new version of its private cloud offering that implements the latest release of the project...»

Oracle extends its single pane of glass to the database with Enterprise Manager for MySQL

Maria Deutscher | September 29th

Oracle Corp. is bringing the capabilities of its unified management and monitoring system to MySQL environments as part of an update meant to make the open-source database more competitive against non-relational alternatives that...»