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Bitcoin, Better San Francisco’s Coinbase has always made it convenient to buy bitcoins by connecting any U.S. bank account, but now it’s making the buying, selling and storage of Bitcoins even easier. By supplying your private information, and answering some public data questions, the exchange can identify individual visitors as verified users, allowing them to instantly trade Bitcoins on the market. According to Coinbase, the user data required is standard financial information, no different to the same data used by banks and credit card companies. Using the information, the company can instantly process up to fifty Bitcoins at a time while, unverified users... more »
Editor's Note: This is a guest contribution from ScienceLogic's CTO Antonio Piraino. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is all grown up. While Enterprise IT is often thought of in terms of a rogue deployment of your applications, or even as a competitor, enterprises are now using it for more and more critical business applications. All the benefits you think you’re going to get are fantastic, but you need to set yourself up for success with Smart IT, which empowers organizations to visualize, automate, and modernize their IT operations. Smart IT means being able to have the information that is relevant and actionable in... more »
Netflix is not only the world’s largest provider of streaming media, but also one of the most prominent contributors to the Hadoop ecosystem. Jeff Magnusson, Netflix’s head of Data Platform Architecture, discussed the open-source technologies his company uses to keep track of consumer trends in an interview with SiliconANGLE NewsDesk Head Writer Winston Edmondson. Winston starts the session by asking about Netflix’s famed corporate culture. Magnusson says that the firm is constantly on the prowl for intelligent people, including analysts and other professionals who don’t necessarily possess advanced technical skills. Netflix’s engineers are tasked with developing tools that can help their... more »
Microsoft has unveiled a new strategy, “One Microsoft,” which aims to streamline its Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, Surface, Office 365 as well as other products and services. "We will strive for a single experience for everything in a person's life that matters. One experience, one company, one set of learnings, one set of apps, and one personal library of entertainment, photos and information everywhere. One store for everything," Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO said. Aside from delivering a unified experience for consumers, Ballmer also announced the reorganization happening for “One Microsoft” to actually happen. Executive Shake-Up Veteran executive Julie Larson-Green was named head of its... more »
Updated with full video - see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Friday July 12, 2013. Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company's own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. On today's episode, you'll see our very own security expert John Casaretto discussing the top-secret PRISM program, and how those who use it avoid detection from their own spying tools. He'll give his opinions about the security of Skype in the face of Microsoft's cooperation... more »
Nokia has officially unveiled the Lumia 1020 a device that had been leaked so much that even minutes before the reveal event started yesterday, leaks still keep flying. So what does this new Lumia phone have over other smartphones? 41. MEGAPIXEL. CAMERA. Okay, I know you’ll say, “Wait, they’ve already done that last year with the PureView 808, that’s not something new.” You may be right, but of course, the PureView 808 did not belong in the Lumia line and Nokia added some really interesting features to make photo enthusiasts drool over the Lumia 1020. So let’s check out what’s under the hood... more »
All week long, we’ve been previewing the information sessions to be presented at next week’s MIT Chief Development Officer Information Quality Symposium to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Later today, SiliconANGLE will post a wrap-up of the handful of sessions we have highlighted thus far. The challenges and applications of big data apply across several industries. Today, we will look at a proposed panel discussion meant to deal with the utilization of big data in the financial services industry, entitled ‘New Directions in Financial Services Standards: Feeding the CDO’s Soul’. The session, chaired by Said Tabet, Senior Technologist and Industry Standards... more »
The re-branding of a company is not a decision that should be undertaken lightly. Changing a corporate image is a reintroduction of your company’s values and products to your established customers while also seeking to broaden your outreach to a new population of potential clients. The world of cloud computing was introduced, in no small part, thanks to the foundation of file sharing service YouSendIt in the middle of the last decade. Their iconic paper-airplane logo effectively conveyed their purpose of allowing users to post large data attachments to their cloud storage platform so that intended recipients could access the files,... more »
SiliconANGLE Head Writer Winston Edmondson caught up with Ashish Thusoo, co-founder and chief executive officer of Qubole, to discuss his company’s Big Data solution. Qubole sells a managed Hadoop cluster called QDS. Thusoo tells Winston that the platform helps users free up resources for innovation by eliminating most of the plumbing work associated with Big Data environments. He describes it as a turnkey analytics service that offers all the benefits of a data scientist at fraction of the cost. Analyzing data is relatively straightforward, Thusoo says, but collecting it is a different matter. For this reason, Qubole’s Hadoop stack features a set... more »
One of the biggest enterprise cloud providers in all of Europe Colt Technology Services made the announcement today that SolidFire, the SSD storage provider out of Boulder, CO, will be their primary storage provider going forward. The multinational Colt Technology Services operates a range of services including cloud amongst 20 data centers. The move affirms SolidFire’s proposition to cloud computing, featuring quality of service, cost advantages and performance. SolidFire beat out a number of major storage vendors in getting to this, and the proof-of-concept requirements set up by Colt were solidly demanding. SolidFire’s Scale-Out, all SSD storage system was selected by... more »