Cloudera and Dell Align To Offer End-To-End, Open-Source Hadoop Cluster

Alex Williams | August 4th

Cloudera and Dell are announcing today an end-to-end, open-source Hadoop cluster. The offering integrates Cloudera's Hadoop distribution with Dell's servers. Is there anything hotter than Hadoop? Yahoo spun out its Hadoop group to form HortonWorks...»

The Cultural and Economic Impact of Banned Mobile Apps

Kristina Farrah | August 4th

While Apple and Android may not be exactly the best of friends, both companies have their reasons why they've been on an application ban spree that's kicking up for Android in particular these past few...»

VMware Adjusts vSphere 5 Licensing – Launch Saved?

Alex Williams | August 3rd

The July 12 VMware launch for vSphere 5 was comprehensive in its scope. But much of what it offered was overshadowed by changes to its vRam licensing model  that aligned costs with the benefits of virtualization...»

Spain Unwraps HP-Fueled Anticompetitive Inquiry against Oracle

Saroj Kar | August 3rd

Fueled by HP, the Spanish National Competition Authority (CNC) has started looking into possible anticompetitive practices by Oracle from its decision to stop supporting the Itanium platform.  Subsequently, the CNC has opened an investigation into...»

EU Antitrust Complaints Against IBM Dropped By 3 Firms

Maria Deutscher | August 3rd

Big Blue’s monopoly in the mainframe market has been subject to some scrutiny from the EU lately, mainly after three smaller firms trying to compete in this market filled antitrust complaints against IBM.  TurboHercules , a...»

Microsoft Detours From Android’s Fate, Limits Location Tracking

Cherr Aira | August 3rd

Learn from other’s mistakes—this is currently Microsoft’s mantra, at least for their mobile location and data tracking strategy. By adjusting their geographical positioning services, Microsoft vows to their customers that Windows-based devices will now...»

A Banking Cloud for 100 Million Customers – 1.7 Billion Mobile Phone Users Can’t Be Wrong

Alex Williams | August 3rd

A cloud service for the banking world is launching with the capability to serve 100 million customers in emerging and established markets. The service from Polaris Software Labs will allow the Chennai-based  financial technology company...»

Google Voice Now Available On 38 Languages Outside U.S

Maria Pila | August 3rd

Google Voice is going global, in a round-about way.  Google confirms that if you’re outside the USA and you set your language to US English in Gmail, this feature may become available to you. Google voice, the...»

Facebook Facial Recognition Violates Law, Says German Officials

Saroj Kar | August 3rd

German officials have said Facebook's new facial recognition software is illegal and want its use halted. The German government said the features Facebook uses violate European and German data protection law and all the related data derived from...»