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Facebook posts stellar Q3 despite decrease in mobile DAUs

Facebook posts stellar Q3 despite decrease in mobile DAUs

Facebook posted its third quarter earnings results, which showed that the company beats analysts expectations. Its revenue for the quarter that ended last September 30, 2013 saw an increase of 60 percent, from $1.26 billion one year ago, to $2.02 billion for this year.  The majority of its revenue came from advertising, which saw a 66 percent increase from last year to $1.80 billion.  Mobile advertising also saw a 49 percent increase in revenue, and payments and other fees constituted $218 million in revenue for the third quarter of 2013. "For nearly ten years, Facebook has been on a mission to connect... more »
Bugged teddy bears, electric irons & the Pope: Spying just got really, really silly

Bugged teddy bears, electric irons & the Pope: Spying just got really, really silly

If you've been following the NSA's spying saga over the summer, you probably thought you'd seen it all by now. Well, you couldn't have been more wrong, because this was the week that the torrent of spy allegations went completely over-the-top. The NSA has been eavesdropping on The Pope; the Russians are using bugged teddy bears to spy on G-20 officials; Wikileaks' Julian Assange has been sending packages of spy equipment to jailed activists; Oh and the Chinese are equipping electric irons with spy chips – all this and more in just one week. Perhaps the most scandalous allegation of the past... more »
SAP customers aren't aware Big Data exists : Know there's a data challenge | #BigDataNYC

SAP customers aren't aware Big Data exists : Know there's a data challenge | #BigDataNYC

David Parker, Vice President at SAP, discussed his company's Big Data strategy, the evolution of HANA, and enterprise data applications, with theCUBE co-hosts Jeff Kelly and John Furrier, live at #BigDataNYC 2013 in New York.   "First and foremost, we're an application company," Parker stated. SAP's Big Data approach was powered by its customers who need solutions for their challenge of storing vast, large quantities of data, "which naturally gravitates towards a Hadoop cluster." SAP HANA is the flagship product the company uses to drive application development. "The Big Data world is somehow owned by Hadoop," Parker said. Unstructured data needs to be collected... more »
Egnyte introduces mobile apps to its secure enterprise file sharing platform

Egnyte introduces mobile apps to its secure enterprise file sharing platform

The BYOD revolution is brought up all the time among other things, as a security issue. How should the enterprise put mobile solutions into employee’s hands and be sure the organization is properly protecting assets? Mobile Device Management is one piece of the puzzle. Protecting data is another and Egnyte has a new solution for easy and secure access that could solve problems mobility introduces that are facing many organizations. Egnyte has cut its teeth with its innovative enterprise storage products. What they’ve introduced now is the availability of iOS and Android apps that make secure file access easy, and... more »
Hilary Mason's favorite iPhone data product : Shares tips to train data scientists | #BigDataNYC

Hilary Mason's favorite iPhone data product : Shares tips to train data scientists | #BigDataNYC

Hilary Mason, the famed Data Scientist in Residence with Accel Partners, discussed the evolution of data science in the past four years with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at #BigDataNYC 2013 in New York.   Asked what has changed in the past four years in data, Mason said "it is no longer a surprising or aggressive statement to say data is important. On the technology side we have seen a lot of new tools" and advancements. "I think it's growing up." Explaining her role with Accel Partners, Mason said she worked with the portfolio companies and determined what their current challenges are. "Each... more »
Spotify built for data from the start : Shares with all employees | #BigDataNYC

Spotify built for data from the start : Shares with all employees | #BigDataNYC

Wouter de Bie, Team Lead of Data Infrastructure with Spotify, was interviewed by theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, at #BigDataNYC 2013 in New York. "Big data is changing the landscape of the business front, and there's still a lot of technical opportunities with it, especially with open source." noted Furrier. For this segment, the conversation revolved around the data involved in music streaming. "Talking about data, right from the beginning we knew that data was going to drive this company," said de Bie. "We knew that we would have a lot of users - that was the goal - and... more »
Software-led architecture, DevOps promise more flexible, automated environment

Software-led architecture, DevOps promise more flexible, automated environment

The IT infrastructure of 2025, the result of software-led infrastructure, DevOps and other trends impacting IT today, will be a generation beyond today's IT, writes consultant and Wikibon Analyst Scott Lowe in "Software-Led Infrasturcture Will Elevate The Need for DevOps and Open CIO Opportunities".  It will be more application aware, disaster-resistant and business-friendly, in general more mature. The new management opportunities provided by server virtualization give a strong clue to what software-led infrastructure in general will provide. These, Lowe writes, include: The ability to adjust VM resources with a few mouse clicks, The ability to add resources to VMs on the fly without... more »
Nvidia SHIELD: Updates to Android 4.3 adds high defenition streaming, numerous features

Nvidia SHIELD: Updates to Android 4.3 adds high defenition streaming, numerous features

NVIDIA has opened the horizons of portable gaming with the SHIELD, which provides the experience of playing on a console a very large range of games designed to be played on touch screens. But when SHIELD was announced, it had not received the expected reception by gaming fans. This is due to the fact that the console was not compatible to play games from the Android Play store and had only 16 GB memory storage space. The company has released a massive upgrade that brings Android 4.3, along with some important new features based on the feedback received from players. In addition... more »
Hands-on review : Eye-Fi Mobi 32GB + iPhone 5s

Hands-on review : Eye-Fi Mobi 32GB + iPhone 5s

Eye-Fi has expanded its line of connected photo memory cards with the 32GB Mobi, an improved model that makes it much simpler to upload photos from your camera to the web. Available for $99, the device requires minimal setup; you only have to download the accompanying mobile app and input your card’s 10-digit code to start syncing pictures on the fly. Using a built-in wireless router, the Mobi connects directly to your device and automatically transfers files whenever new content is detected. It can handle both RAW and JPEG, supports thousands of cameras, and works with a wide range of iOS... more »
How Cloudera keeps bringing the future back | #BigDataNYC

How Cloudera keeps bringing the future back | #BigDataNYC

In their ongoing coverage of SiliconANGLE’s own Big Data NYC conference, John Furrier and Dave Vellante spoke with Amr Adwallah, Cloudera CTO in theCUBE. Adwallah reflects on how his past experience shaped his current role at Cloudera saying, "At companies like Yahoo! and Facebook and Google, we saw the future, we came back with the Delorian and we wanted to share it." In this segment, the three discuss the future of Cloudera and what factors with Hadoop and BI trends are shaping the next phase. Discussing the future of Cloudera, Adwallah explains, “We are moving bigger chunks of our business to... more »

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