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Will software-defined revolutionize data protection? | #CUBEconversations

Will software-defined revolutionize data protection? | #CUBEconversations

Add data protection to the list of IT areas where software-defined is reducing bulk and boosting usability. Loss of large data sets can be disastrous for organizations. The latest software technology offers new ways to ensure against it without taking up physical space or hiring more staff. Joseph King, chief technology officer and VP of technology services at CAS Severn, Inc., spoke about the strides his company is making in software-defined data protection. He told Dave Vellante, cohost of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, the shift away from purpose-built hardware to hardware has allowed the company to refine and target a streamlined... more »
Daybreak Games will soon make you buy H1Z1 twice

Daybreak Games will soon make you buy H1Z1 twice

In a move that seems appropriate for the studio that ruined Star Wars Galaxies (yes, I'm still bitter), Daybreak Game Company, formerly Sony Online Entertainment, has announced that its zombie survival game H1Z1 will be split into two separate games, neither of which will be free-to-play. Daybreak announced the split on the official H1Z1 blog: "H1Z1 has been on an incredible journey since its inception, and the time spent in Early Access has been invaluable to the development direction of the game. Our community has been a huge part of the game’s roadmap and success. Last year, we started to notice new player trends emerging – both... more »
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth rejected from App Store for showing violence against children

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth rejected from App Store for showing violence against children

Apple Inc has a bit of a reputation for being heavy handed when it comes to rejecting apps from the App Store for a variety of reasons, and now it looks like Nicalis Inc's popular indie game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is the latest title to get hit with the ban hammer. What is particularly strange in this case is Apple's reason for rejecting the game. According to an image shared by Nicalis founder Tyrone Rodriguez on Twitter, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was rejected from the App Store because the game "contains content or features that depict violence towards, or abuse of, children." Rodriguez's comment on... more »
A performance review tool that doesn't hate employees? | #theCUBE

A performance review tool that doesn't hate employees? | #theCUBE

The space for work productivity tools has filled up with a lot of platforms geared toward helping HR comply with rules and keep records. But there's not many for helping mold better employees, according to Srinivas Krishnamurti, cofounder and CEO of Zugata, In., a four-month-old startup offering performance review technology. Rather than giving bosses more means to police and penalize slacking employees, Zugata seeks to help employees maximize their potential and grow into valued assets for their employers. Krishnamurti told John Furrier, cohost of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, that Zugata could nip problems in the bud before they result in termination. "For the... more »
Hired lands $40M to help companies find developers more easily

Hired lands $40M to help companies find developers more easily

Much like every other part of business operations in the enterprise, recruitment is too undergoing significant changes as a result of the growing reliance on analytics for decision-making. The trend is spearheaded by a startup called Hired Inc. that secured $40 million in funding this morning to promote its data-driven spin on traditional headhunting. The three-year-old outfit has created an online directory for job-seekers in fields such as software development, sales and marketing that can be centrally searched based on the demands of a position. For instance, if a fast-growing technology firm requires a seasoned channel executive to lead its... more »
The Pirate Bay launches broadside at copyright cartels with in-browser streaming

The Pirate Bay launches broadside at copyright cartels with in-browser streaming

Notorious torrent search website, The Pirate Bay, has put a shot across the bow of the MPAA and other copyright groups with the addition of Torrents-Time, a browser plug-in that allows video streaming directly from the site. When searching video torrents a “Stream It! (BETA)” link now appears that launches the plug-in and streams the video without ever leaving the site. The debut of this capability came last week, as reported by TorrentFreak, and makes use of the Torrents-Time browser plug-in for Windows and Mac. The plug-in has been in development for some time now and first powered Popcorntime-Online.io, a browser-based... more »
Will this be the year the startup bubble bursts? | #theCUBE

Will this be the year the startup bubble bursts? | #theCUBE

Another day, another startup promising to change everything -- that's been the climate in technology for the past few years, and analysts wonder how much longer it can last. The way to avoid the bubble burst some see as inevitable is to get real about profitability, according to Steve Herrod, managing director of  General Catalyst Partners. He said his venture capital firm is becoming more shrewd about sussing out profitability in the startups that approach them for seed money, because, "That's how you go from being a technology to being a business." Herrod told John Furrier, cohost of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media... more »
DataGravity axes key staff as flash storage competition heats up

DataGravity axes key staff as flash storage competition heats up

Organizations are buying more flash storage than ever before, but the fierce competition in the market is forcing some vendors to make difficult changes to their growth strategies. The latest victim of the squeeze is DataGravity Inc., which reportedly laid off a significant portion of its engineering team in the past few weeks. Former insider Michael White shared the news in a post on his personal blog that was picked up by The Register this morning. Before parting ways with the startup, he headed up the team that was responsible for ensuring DataGravity’s flash arrays work well with third party solutions... more »
What you missed in the Smart World: Super Bowl holo table and more

What you missed in the Smart World: Super Bowl holo table and more

A futuristic vision of the Super Bowl, a freshly launched security platform for the connected universe, and a strategic acquisition are only some of the recent developments from top industry players towards the Internet of Things (IoT). Every week we round up the latest developments in the Smart World, from new developer platforms to smart city initiatives around the world. Here’s what you missed in the Smart World: Nokia launches new IoT security platform Nokia Corp. launched NetGuard Security Management System, the company’s Internet of Things security platform. The service combines monitoring and configuration of different systems into a single platform, allowing operators to... more »
Docker 1.10 doubles down on container security

Docker 1.10 doubles down on container security

Docker Inc. pushed the latest version of its container engine technology late last week. Docker 1.10 comes with a strong focus on security, with the main updates being the addition of secure computing features and user namespace technology. Secure Computing, called “seccomp” by Docker, is a new piece of code integrated into the Linux kernel that offers admins granular security control over their containerized applications. Docker runs atop of Linux, and version 1.10 adds a new default seccomp profile that should help to address some of the persistent security concerns that have dogged containers since they first started making waves in... more »
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