What you missed in Big Data: Oracle, eBay join Hadoop open-source party

Maria Deutscher | October 24th

The past week has seen not one but two technology giants take on a bigger role in the open-source community's efforts to bring modern analytics within the grasp of the traditional enterprise. Online retail giant eBay Inc....»

HP launches commercial OpenStack distro along with developer and customer goodies

Maria Deutscher | October 24th

Hewlett-Packard Co. has moved another step closer to realizing its lofty vision for a homegrown hybrid cloud with the introduction of the long-awaited commercial version of its OpenStack distribution and two complementary products aimed at helping...»

Riding container craze, Bracket Computing exits stealth backed by $85 million

Maria Deutscher | October 24th

The notion of encapsulating applications into standardized containers that can be seamlessly moved across different types of infrastructure has turned originator Docker Inc. from an unknown service provider into the center of the hybrid cloud frenzy in...»

How Twitter can power the Internet of Things with Fabric

Mellisa Tolentino | October 24th

This week’s SmartDevOps roundup features how Twitter can become the Internet of Things’ best ally, a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform to speed development for connected things and apps, and news of what could be the largest IoT...»

After costly summer layoffs, Microsoft’s cloud has a silver lining

James Farrell | October 24th

The cost of Microsoft Corp.'s massive summer layoffs and a shift in focus to the mobile market has meant a dip in profits for the tech giant. Yesterday the company ...»

No room for Android: Facebook Rooms alternatives for secret chats

Mellisa Tolentino | October 24th

Satiating the rumor mill, Facebook has officially launched its own version of a secret chat app this week, called Rooms. The anonymous service is a standalone app that gives group creators full control over...»

For mooching gamers, Sony launches Share Play

Winston Edmondson | October 24th

We can thank all the online social networks for making the concept of sharing a way of life. We’ve gone from sharing our thoughts, images, and videos online, to sharing our homes and vehicles in real life,...»

How to setup Facebook Rooms: The ultimate anonymous chat app?

Mellisa Tolentino | October 24th

Facebook Inc. has officially introduced Rooms, an anonymous chat-sharing app that lets you create rooms for different topics in hopes of attracting others with similar interests. It is currently available for users in the U.S.,...»

The Queen tweets her first and last?

Eric David | October 24th

Today, Queen Elizabeth II set the Twitter world afire when she became the first British monarch to send a tweet out to the masses.The queen sent the historic tweet this morning when she visited London's science museum, and within...»

Airbnb considers employee stock sale, evaluation set to rise to $13 Billion

Collen Kriel | October 24th

As Airbnb Inc. prepares for an employee stock sale, their valuation is set to rise to $13 billion, up from its $10 million valuation in April. Airbnb is already one of the...»