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Reddit is launching its own video platform called Reddit Video

Reddit is launching its own video platform called Reddit Video

Community driven content aggregator Reddit.com will be launching its own multimedia service called Reddit Video. Reddit co-founder and Y Combinator partner Alexis Ohanion announced Reddit Video on stage during the recent TechCrunch Disrupt NY conference. According to Ohanion, the goal behind Reddit Video is to bring more original content to the site, which has long billed itself as "the frontpage of the internet." With the exception of text posts, most of Reddit's content is made up of links to images, articles, videos and other content on external websites. Users can submit links to their own content, but they can also submit links to... more »
EMC moves forward with data protection, enterprise storage plans | #emcworld

EMC moves forward with data protection, enterprise storage plans | #emcworld

Guy Churchward, president of EMC Corp.’s Core Technology Division, spoke with theCUBE about the company’s hardware and software solutions. Churchward realized the company had a strong software foundation when he discovered that ninety nine percent of his team’s engineers are software engineers. “We have a clear directive to say that we have a software version of everything we produce,” he said. Churchward discussed some of EMC’s latest advancements, such as its VMAX3 enterprise data services platform. “It’s highly resilient, and all about that core DNA,” he said. The platform automates service level delivery securely across all IT infrastructures. The XtremIO, EMC’s all-flash... more »
VMware channels the spirit of one cloud into new architecture | #emcworld

VMware channels the spirit of one cloud into new architecture | #emcworld

VMware, Inc.’s new One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device architecture doesn’t actually employ one cloud. The notion, explains VMware CMO Robin Matlock, encompasses the spirit of what a customer wants the cloud to be. The architecture enables IT organizations to operate on- and off-premises clouds as a single, unified environment. “We’re taking the VMware stack and extending that seamlessly to the hybrid cloud,” Matlock said. “Customers use different clouds to run their businesses. We want them to have the power and tools to manage it as one, secure it as one, and be able to leverage their expertise behind the firewall private... more »
Esports is a $612 million industry with over 164 million viewers, says SuperData

Esports is a $612 million industry with over 164 million viewers, says SuperData

It is getting harder and harder to call Esports a niche market, as a new report by research firm SuperData Research Inc says that esports has become a $612 million industry. "In many ways competitive gaming seems, at least at first glance, to resemble traditional sports," SuperData wrote in the report. "But to think that a new phenomenon like eSports can be described in terms of the old is to misunderstand it entirely. The intersection of technology, fandom and interactive entertainment is presenting us with new ways of sharing experiences on a global scale. And with 134 million eSports enthusiasts worldwide, this is no... more »
Opportunities for integration growing in the healthcare marketplace | #emcworld

Opportunities for integration growing in the healthcare marketplace | #emcworld

Blake Smith of CHRISTUS Health recently joined John Furrier and Dave Vellante to talk about his company's journey into the digital world. Smith is the System Director for Enterprise Infrastructure. The conversation started with an overview of opportunities in the health care IT market. Smith mentioned that the dropping cost of infrastructure was creating a new area to explore. He also noted that while there is a strong interest in the cloud, regulatory concerns make health care companies wary about losing control over their data. "One of the biggest challenges with the data is ensuring that you encrypt it in the... more »
Upgrading and integrating workloads for the modern world | #emcworld

Upgrading and integrating workloads for the modern world | #emcworld

Stephen Manley, CTO of the Core Technologies group at EMC Corp., is dedicated to helping customers simplify workloads and reduce costs wherever possible. A few years ago, when storage technology shifted from tapes to disks, it simplified a lot of processes in the backup space. Today, according to Manley in an interview with theCUBE, that transformation is happening in the move from disks to flash. “Instead of having to do a lot of work configuring disk systems and trying to balance your performance …. I plug in flash, and you know what? It’s fast. And if I need more fast,... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2015 May 6: Gavin Andresen and max block size, FinCEN fines Ripple Labs, Wozniak joins Planet Capital board

Bitcoin Weekly 2015 May 6: Gavin Andresen and max block size, FinCEN fines Ripple Labs, Wozniak joins Planet Capital board

Ripple Labs found themselves on the wrong side of FinCEN this week and has been subject to a $700,000 fine for failing to keep up with regulations as a money exchanger. Most notably the fine also comes with requirements that Ripple Labs comply better with anti-money laundering regulations, including better tracking of money transfers. Gavin Andresen, Bitcoin luminary and core developer, has come out with a series of arguments why Bitcoin’s max block size needs to be increased (he proposes to 20MB by March 2016). This has generated a great deal of talk in the community, see below for links to... more »
EMC at the forefront of facilitating digital transformations | #emcworld

EMC at the forefront of facilitating digital transformations | #emcworld

Dave Vellante spent some time with Paul Conway and Tom Roloff of EMC Corp. to talk about transforming businesses with the new IT technologies. Conway is the Global Services Lead, while Roloff is the Senior VP of EMC Global Services. EMC provides products and services that help clients manage the transition from legacy IT technology to the new cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) models. "The whole digital world and the mobile world...that's absolutely where everyone wants to put their money," Roloff said. However, companies face many challenges during a transformation to the digital world. These challenges include legacy applications, freeing... more »
Cloudera cracks $100M in revenues | #emcworld

Cloudera cracks $100M in revenues | #emcworld

Cloudera, Inc. revealed this past February that it was the second Open Source company in history to crack $100 million in revenues. And according to Mike Olson, Cloudera's chief strategy officer, the company is thrilled with it growth. "I’m very pleased and confident in our strategy and execution," he said in an interview with theCUBE during EMC World 2015. "And, in addition, Big Data is genuinely transforming the industry and is creating an enormous opportunity for everyone — us, our tremendous partner, EMC, and the rest of the industry." New workflows emerge   As CSO, Olson has to keep a sharp eye on the... more »
Simplifying and automating with the EMC Core Technologies group | #emcworld

Simplifying and automating with the EMC Core Technologies group | #emcworld

As part of the biggest and most profitable division of EMC, Jonathan Siegal and Peter Smails of the Core Technologies Division were excited to share all of the new innovations EMC has to offer in an interview with theCUBE at EMC World 2015. Siegal, the VP of Product Marketing in the Core Technologies group, said many of their changes come down to making things easier for customers. “At the end of the day, what we’re helping customers do is simplify and automate their existing applications so they can start to transfer a lot of their time, if you will, and their... more »

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