Back-Up Was Always Like a Religion: Jason Buffington Digs VMware’s New VDP

Amber Harris | August 31st

[caption id="attachment_117679" align="alignright" width="300"] The Cube - VMworld 2012 - Jason Buffington, ESG, with Dave Vellante[/caption] We were able to catch up with Jason Buffington, ESG Senior Analyst at VMWorld 2012 when he joined Wikibon founder Dave Vellante...»

iPad Mini Gets Its Own Launch Event in October

Mellisa Tolentino | August 31st

Is it a smaller iPad or a bigger iPod Touch?  I’m still wondering what Apple will be soon unveiling at their upcoming event, but whatever it is, I’m sure people will buy it, even if it’s just...»

Qualcomm, Broadcom Settle ItoM Patent Suite

Maria Deutscher | August 31st

Semiconductor Ideas to the Market BV is a firm that generates its revenue by licensing bits of its massive patent portfolio, similarly to chipmaker ARM.  The Netherlands-based company  (more commonly known as ItoM) is a Philips spin-off...»

Spotify Takes on iTunes with New Target Gift Cards, Global Growth

Mellisa Tolentino | August 31st

Swedish music streaming service, Spotify, and T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, partnered up to bring music to German consumers.  Deutsche Telekom is the first German telecommunications company to bundle a Spotify Premium subscription with its tariffs and as...»

VMware SaaS Chief: VDI Ain’t Easy

Matt Weinberger | August 31st

[caption id="attachment_117674" align="alignright" width="300"] The Cube - VMworld 2012 - Javier Soltero, VMware, with John Furrier and Dave Vellante[/caption] This week at VMworld 2012, VMware had a message: VDI is back and more relevant than ever. VMware...»

Facebook’s Other Products Doing Better than Ads as Stock Declines

Mellisa Tolentino | August 31st

eMarketer reduced their estimates for Facebook’s ad revenue from $5 billion down to  $4.23 billion.  Though the predicted ad revenue for this year is still 34.1 percent higher than last year’s eMArketer states that the company’s poor performance...»

Will Watson be Your Jarvis One Day? IBM Takes on Siri

Amber Harris | August 31st

Smartphones will soon get a taste of the Watson 2.0 supercomputer technology by IBM. We can thank recent developments in battery power and computing efficiency for that. Watson has been testing in the medical field, in particular to find...»

VMworld 2012 Recap: It’s all about vSphere, Octopus and the Partners

Maria Deutscher | August 31st

VMworld is one of the biggest trade shows in IT, and this year’s conference didn’t disappoint. The company unveiled several new products, including the latest release of vSphere and the debut of Project Octopus, the still-in-development cloud locker...»

Cisco’s New Licensing Eases Purchases for Customers

Amber Harris | August 31st

Looks like Cisco is trying to make things a little easier for their customers by changing its licensing, which will help consumers buy its products a la carte. The company gave us a heads up earlier this summer...»

VMware Launches Industry Forum to Help Enterprises Transition to the Cloud

Jeffrey Kelly | August 31st

VMware this week announced the formation of a new industry group that brings together a number of blue-chip services firms that will serve as a resource for large enterprises transitioning to the cloud. Called Cloud Ops Forum, the group...»