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Craigslist Puts Its Foot Down With “Exclusive” Terms

Craigslist Puts Its Foot Down With “Exclusive” Terms

If you want to advertise something for sale on craigslist, you’re now going to have to make sure you don't post it anywhere else. That only applies of course, if you give damn about the rules. Apparently, the online classifieds website has just added a new user agreement, which states that any listing posted on craigslist has to be exclusive to them – they will own the rights to the content, which means it cannot be reposted on any other website. As of now, this is the message you’ll see when you’re about to confirm a listing on Craigslist: “Clicking ‘continue’ confirms that... more »
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Eyes Don't Lie: Where Eye-Tracking Meets Market Research

As brands go head to head for consumers dollars and advertising space rates increase, companies are realizing they need to be more strategic with their messaging to reach their target audience. What better way than to ask their potential consumers? However, traditional methods of collecting data from consumers surrounding brands need to be supplemented by new ones, which are based on more indirect indicators of what's happening. One method that is growing in the market research world is eye tracking. Eye tracking takes in to account not only what users remember or perceive but also what they have actually done or seen.  Collecting data through many sources and with multiple methods... more »
Breaking Analysis: EMC Lenovo Deal Expands TAM and Sheds Slow Growth Asset

Breaking Analysis: EMC Lenovo Deal Expands TAM and Sheds Slow Growth Asset

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend” Chinese (and Arabic) proverb EMC’s announcement that it struck an OEM deal with Lenovo, and will be forming a JV with the Chinese PC maker, signals the next chapter in EMC’s expansion into server markets generally and China specifically.  Joe Tucci was in Beijing earlier this morning to announce the relationship which involves three components: Joint development in servers. EMC and Lenovo will form a server technology development program that is a two-way street. EMC will provide enerineering expertise to Lenovo for X86 systems (remember the old AViiON line from Data General—EMC still has a... more »
Dropbox Acknowledges Employee Hacked; Threats Don’t Always Hit the Clients Directly

Dropbox Acknowledges Employee Hacked; Threats Don’t Always Hit the Clients Directly

Over the recent weeks, fears of a breach at Dropbox fueled a great deal of speculation when clients of the cloud-storage service discovered an increase in spam coming to e-mail addresses they registered there. To their credit, Dropbox quickly got the ball rolling on an investigation into what happened and how they could have leaked otherwise confidential client information and yesterday they acknowledged that what happened is one of their employees had their account breached. “Our investigation found that usernames and passwords recently stolen from other websites were used to sign in to a small number of Dropbox accounts,” the cloud-storage... more »
IBM Launches Intelligent Appliance to Stop Threats Before They Happen

IBM Launches Intelligent Appliance to Stop Threats Before They Happen

One click and an entire organization’s data may find itself at risk. Employees’ social media and online access is already an apparent security loophole within most companies nowadays. This is why preventive measures, full control and visibility on where they go on web and eliminate risky browsing behavior are becoming essential for IT departments. These are what global tech leader IBM wanted to tackle with IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5000, a newly released advanced threat detection appliance. Proactively protecting corporate proprietary from hazards such as malwares and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), the new class of network security application will deliver... more »
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From Yawn to Dawn of New Scientific Frontiers in Tech: Q&A with TED Lecturer Ainissa Ramirez

As a tech writer, I investigate iPhone 5 rumors, but I couldn’t name any of the 64 elements from the periodic table of elements that the phone contains. So, what does it matter? Well, 2012 TED lecturer and self-proclaimed Science Evangelist, Ainissa Ramirez explains how the science all around us, and in the technological gadgets we cover on SiliconANGLE, are implicated in larger discussions of economics, sustainability, politics and humanity. A former Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale, Ramirez explains these phenomena without confusing jargon because she believes science should be relevant, entertaining and accessible. In our... more »
What Features Could Google's Nexus Q be Delayed For?

What Features Could Google's Nexus Q be Delayed For?

Google announced that their little black media ball, Nexus Q, will be delayed in getting to consumers’ hands.  The reason?  They want to add more features to it. “The industrial design and hardware were met with great enthusiasm. We also heard initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it does today,” Google wrote in an e-mail to pre-order customers. “In response, we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work on making it even better.” As we’ve discussed here at SiliconANGLE, the Nexus Q is missing some features that would... more »
How To Keep Your Dropbox, Box and SugarSync Clouds Secure

How To Keep Your Dropbox, Box and SugarSync Clouds Secure

As more people and businesses are moving into the cloud, the issue of cloud security is raised in tandem.  Dropbox has recently admitted to a breach in their security, which led to their users receiving spam e-mails.  So they’ve beefed up their security efforts and will continue adding more security features to deflect future attacks. But as a cloud user, how can I keep my files, username, and passwords safe from hackers?  Not that I’m harboring top secret government files, but still, I don’t think it would be good if people saw racy images of me - just kidding! Just wanted... more »
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NYC Media Mash 2012 Awards Developers for Innovating with Leading APIs

NYC Media Lab has awarded winners in it's first Media Mash 2012 challenge, which encourages developers to create innovative apps using data from the New York’s leading digital media companies. Providing developers with open feeds and APIs, Media Mash 2012 highlighted more than 50 APIs including those from The New York Times, CBS Sports Fantasy, tumblr and NewsCred. A panel of judges from New York City's tech, startup and academic communities determined winners of the $10,000 prize pool based on the distinctiveness of the idea and the apps contribution to the media space. Roger Neal, Executive Director of NYC Media Lab stated:... more »
Android Users Can Now Use Tethering Apps On Verizon

Android Users Can Now Use Tethering Apps On Verizon

Android users may now rejoice, tethering is now legal and free for Verizon Wireless subscribers! The Federal Communications Commission started its investigation on Verizon after receiving reports that the network pressured Google into pulling and banning apps on Google Play that allows tethering, or a feature that allows one device to share their connection without getting billed.  Verizon offers tethering of course, but it would cost you $20 a month in addition to your monthly plan.  But people are more interested tethering for free. In a statement made by the FCC, the commission said that Verizon have no right to block third-party... more »

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- George Gilbert

Mainstream IT, LoB execs and application development professionals each provide different yet critical perspectives to Systems of Intelligence. IT exes must be in a position to deliver the right infrastructure (e.g. cloud, on-prem, etc.) with the proper performance and SLA profile to support LoB requirements. Line-of-Business execs must have enough knowledge to specify the real-time needs of applications while application development pros must ensure the right skills are in place to deliver and maintain services to Systems of Intelligence over a full life cycle.

- George Gilbert

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- Stuart Miniman

Hyperconvergence is the current state – next generation of converged – better, faster, more distributed than original converged, but still just the beginning. Wikibon’s Server SAN research agenda is to show where we are today and give guidance for the future of this space.

- David Floyer

Wikibon recommends that CIOs put in place a four-point plan for implementing an all-flash datacenter strategy: 1/ Migrate to an All-flash Datacenter by 2016 2/ Proof of concept for Developer Data Sharing - Expect 2 x Productivity & 3 x Code Quality 3/ Reorganize Data Center Operations around Principle of Application Data Sharing 4/ Use IT Budget Savings to Fund Systems of Intelligence This research provides a technology understanding, the business case, and the strategic first steps on the road to an all-flash datacenter.

- David Floyer

IT will sound like yesterday’s news if it continues to advocate tiering, advocate putting the most important data on high performance storage, and declaring that less expensive lower performing storage is key and necessary. Today’s flash reality is that a single compressed/de-duplicated physical version of data must be shared between as many different applications as possible, because the incremental cost of creating and sharing another copy is close to zero.

- George Gilbert

Systems of Intelligence will power the next generation of enterprise applications built on big data. Line of business executives charged with digital transformation must understand the dynamics of Systems of Intelligence well-enough to be effective sponsors of new systems. IT executives must be effective partners and understand how to build Systems of Intelligence on top of Systems of Record. They will also need to understand how to build a radically new infrastructure to support these systems.

- Stuart Miniman

OpenStack is now positioned as an Integration Engine - not the entire stack, but like Linux, could grow into a critical component of IT over the next decade. This article examines the real state of OpenStack after the Kilo release and 2015 OpenStack Summit in Vancouver.

- David Floyer

Wikibon believes CIOs should put the highest priority in developing an all-flash datacenter strategy, and implement it so that all storage acquired and deployed is 100% all-flash by 2016. The key short-term focus for CIOs is to ensure that data sharing is optimized, and that IT organization and objectives support and drive increases in data sharing. The key long-term focus is to release the potential of the best and brightest in the organization to imagine an organization supported by applications without data limits.

- Stuart Miniman

The emerging PaaS platforms (Cloud Foundry, Heroku, OpenShift, Docker) are all evolving to capture the mindshare of developers. While the PaaS battles are still in early days, Cloud Foundry is emerging as a leading open source platform and ecosystem to build and deploy the new Cloud Native applications that are driving these economic changes via software. But this Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model requires changes to technology, skills (people) and internal IT processes. This means enterprises need to become familiar with this development and operational model to best understand how they can accelerate using Cloud Native applications to give themselves a business differentiation.

- David Floyer

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a full application lifecycle cloud service including initial development, testing, deployment, operations and maintenance. Wikibon defines three different PaaS cloud services, 1/ PaaS integrated with IaaS, an integrated platform (e.g., IBM Bluemix, EMC Pivotal Cloud Foundry), 2/ PaaS on top of IaaS, combining development services onto a specific platform (e.g., AWS, Microsoft Azure) and 3/ PaaS on top of SaaS, a development front-end to a SaaS platform with its underlying infrastructure (e.g., ServiceNow, SalesForce). Wikibon will be using this topology to define its PaaS analysis and forecasts.