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HP Giving up Mobile Dreams to Focus on 3D Printers

HP Giving up Mobile Dreams to Focus on 3D Printers

To bolster Hewlett-Packard’s financial position, CEO Meg Whitman is said to be looking for buyers for the company’s mobile-computing patents. According to sources familiar with the matter who chose to remain anonymous as the plan has not been made public, HP has approached potential buyers regarding its mobile patent portfolio.  The portfolio is said to include WebOS, the mobile operating system that came with the acquisition of Palm Inc. in 2010. The sources also claimed that HP has removed restrictions in its patents that have made them unappealing to potential buyers and that could boost their overall worth. “We don’t comment on rumor... more »
HP Autonomy Expands Analytics Lineup with Qfiniti 10

HP Autonomy Expands Analytics Lineup with Qfiniti 10

The contact center, the evolutionary successor of the traditional call center, plays a much bigger role in shaping customer experiences now that mobile has expanded beyond voice and messaging to video and social media. On Monday, HP Autonomy unveiled a new version of its Qfiniti analytics solution to help organizations tap this increasingly valuable source of multi-channel engagement data. Qfiniti 10 adds tighter integration with Autonomy’s IDOL search tool to let users identify patterns in “all forms of human information,” including audio, text and video. The platform analyzes structured and unstructured data, both streaming and historical, to provide enterprises with a... more »
Pinterest Raises $225M, Moves to Expand Globally

Pinterest Raises $225M, Moves to Expand Globally

Social scrapbooking service, Pinterest, has once again raked in some massive funding. According to AllThingsD, Pinterest has raised $225 million in a Series E funding round led by Fidelity Investments, with the participation of current investors Andreessen Horowitz, FirstMark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners and Valiant Capital Management. “We hope to be a service that everyone uses to inspire their future, whether that’s dinner tomorrow night, a vacation next summer, or a dream house someday. This new investment enables us to pursue that goal even more aggressively,” said  Ben Silbermann, CEO and co-founder of Pinterest. This round of funding will be used to invest... more »
Microsoft's Scathing Attack On Apple Makes It Look Desperate

Microsoft's Scathing Attack On Apple Makes It Look Desperate

Apple caused a bit of a stir yesterday when it announced that its iWork productivity software for Mac and iOS devices would be available to download for free. This was immediately taken as a shot at rival Microsoft and its own Office productivity suite – the undisputed leader to be sure, but also very expensive – with some bloggers even going as far as to suggest that Apple had "declared war" on Microsoft. Well, guess what? Microsoft apparently didn't take it too well, dismissing iWork as just a collection of "struggling, lightweight productivity apps" that don't even come close to threating... more »
Codero Launches Industry-First On-Demand Hybrid Cloud

Codero Launches Industry-First On-Demand Hybrid Cloud

Codero Hosting launched a revolutionary first of its kind platform today called the On-Demand Hybrid Cloud.  Among the numerous standout unique features is rapid hybrid cloud deployment and instant scalability.  It is designed to give its customers the power of hybrid computing in a truly on-demand fashion, at the click of a mouse.  So cloud users can now go right a hybrid configuration, dedicated systems and cloud systems behind one dedicated private network.  There’s no proprietary bridges, no gear to implement, nothing to burn in – you just select one of their numerous cloud system offerings, integrate and you have... more »
Is Hadoop Ready for the Enterprise?

Is Hadoop Ready for the Enterprise?

The big news in the Hadoop world today was the release of Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0. It boasts a YARN-based architecture designed to make HDP a true multi-application platform. That means in addition to batch analytics jobs, HDP can also tackle SQL-like analytics, graph analysis and other analytic workloads. HDP is the result of a lot of hard work by the team at Hortonworks as well as all the committers to Apache Hadoop (HDP is 100% open source Apache Hadoop.) The goal of everyone in the Hadoop community is to make the open source Big Data framework truly ready for the... more »
Coinbase Free Micro-Transactions Offers Bitcoin Tipping on Reddit

Coinbase Free Micro-Transactions Offers Bitcoin Tipping on Reddit

Like any new breakthrough innovation, Bitcoin has a fiercely loyal core supporters and followers who are passionate about the idea. They are the ones to advance and spread the idea and help Bitcoin to rise to the next level. Bitcoin has many fans who are excited about the idea and how it can shape the future of finance, restore the power of money to the masses instead of under central control. Coinbase has stepped up to the plate to make tipping people possible on Reddit, a website showing the links to interesting information that appeared on the Internet. This is done... more »
Today's BI is BS : Platfora Revamps Self-Serve Analytics

Today's BI is BS : Platfora Revamps Self-Serve Analytics

Big Data has emerged as a source of competitive advantage in the enterprise, but many organizations are still struggling to harness the power of analytics due to the complexity and overhead associated with transforming statistics into actionable business insights. And fast-growing startup called Platfora is working to tear down these barriers with a Hadoop-based BI solution that aims to make information more consumable for decision makers while “enabling new kinds of Big Data Analytics previously only relegated to the realm of data scientists and engineering teams.” According to founding CEO Ben Werther, his firm is making the framework more accessible through... more »
Exclusive: Interview with City of Titans Project Lead Chris Hare and Lead of Composition William Strickland

Exclusive: Interview with City of Titans Project Lead Chris Hare and Lead of Composition William Strickland

City of Titans, to-be-developed by Missing Worlds Media, has been heralded from the get-go as the spiritual successor to now-lost City of Heroes and is running a Kickstarter campaign (fully funded) that has exceeded $470,000 and still has more than ten days to go. Known originally as The Phoenix Project, CoT is a super hero massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) designed to rise from the ashes of NCSoft’s CoH now that it’s been shut down. Sunday, I got the chance to speak with Chris Hare, City of Titans Project Lead, and William Strickland, City of Titans Lead of Composition... more »
Digital Map Attack, Project Shield, and uProxy: The Trio of Google for Freedom of Expression

Digital Map Attack, Project Shield, and uProxy: The Trio of Google for Freedom of Expression

During an event in New York City, Google unveiled some new services and initiatives with the aim of supporting freedom of expression and knowledge within a larger battle that Google faces for some time in some areas geography of the world. Always sensitive to issues related to freedom of expression in particular through the network, Google has often to deal with visually distinct reality repressive governments and to defend freedom of speech. The Mountain View company announced an initiative which aims to come to the rescue of the owners of a website if it falls victim to an attack like... more »

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