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3 CEOs Transforming Big Data in Retail Now : Fancy's Joe Einhorn + More

3 CEOs Transforming Big Data in Retail Now : Fancy's Joe Einhorn + More

There are over 7 billion shoppers worldwide, and it may be surprising to some, but core family values and religious values influence our shopping.  Though there are many similarities in shoppers all over the globe, there are still some factors that affect our decision on how and where we shop, not to mention regional influences. It’s unlikely for someone in the tropics to purchase a pair of knee-high snow boots. A recent Nielsen study, which included more than 29,000 online respondents in 58 countries, reports that “more respondents in Asia-Pacific shopped impulsively and were attracted to designer brands than in any... more »
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Automation is the Key to Effective Backup and Recovery

Preplanning and automation are essential for successful backup and recovery, especially in SMB environments where IT departments are often spread thin. Scott Lowe, Founder and Managing Director of The 1610 Group, outlined the roadmap for effective disaster recovery (DR) in a recent entry on the Wikibon blog. According to Lowe, a sizable portion of organizations don’t have DR plans. These companies are completely dependent on staffers (or potentially just one person) with the appropriate knowledge of their infrastructure and the solutions needed to handle data loss events. He explains that “a situation could strike which makes it impossible for them to... more »
Microsoft Readies for Executive Shakeup, Windows 8.1 Release, and More

Microsoft Readies for Executive Shakeup, Windows 8.1 Release, and More

Microsoft’s world may be turned upside down, or right side up, depending on what your perspective of the company is now, with CEO Steve Ballmer set to announce plans that would drastically change the company as we know it. According to sources, the CEO is going to reorganize the company in both the consumer and business sectors.  The restructuring is an effort to create something called “functional coherence” to keep the product cycle going smoothly.  The thing is, keeping to a company’s product cycle is easier said than done and in Microsoft’s case, it may also mean an executive shakeup. Reports also... more »
iPhone + Android Apps to Keep Tabs on Egypt Political News

iPhone + Android Apps to Keep Tabs on Egypt Political News

Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi has been ousted by the country’s chief of the armed forces, General Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi, after only a year of being elected as the first democratically elected President. Sisi has announced that he has suspended the constitution, nominated the head of the constitutional court, Adli Mansour, as interim president, and presidential and parliamentary elections would follow shortly afterwards and a transitional cabinet would be named. Morsi called Sisi’s actions as a full military coup.  Though anti-Morsi protesters celebrated with fireworks, cheering and drinking when Sisi made his statement, Morsi supporters booed the chief of armed forces’ actions. Morsi supporters claim that... more »
Fancy Follows Fab's Lead, Attracts More Celeb Support for New Age Retail

Fancy Follows Fab's Lead, Attracts More Celeb Support for New Age Retail

The Fancy, a New York-based social commerce startup that pegs itself as “part store, blog, magazine and wish list," nabbed $27 million in funding from American Express, billionaire Len Blavatnik and the one and only Will Smith. The round brings the firm’s total funding to $53 million. American Express president Edward Gilligan is joining The Fancy’s board, alongside Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Kering chairman Francois-Henri Pinault. According to an anonymous tipster cited by Bloomberg, the financing pushes the company’s valuation past the $600 million mark. The same source revealed that The Fancy generates about $3 million in revenue per month. The secret... more »
LIVE: The Evolution of Education + Tech is Happening Now

LIVE: The Evolution of Education + Tech is Happening Now

Updated with full video - see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Tuesday July 9, 2013. Is the current educational model broken and does technology hold the solution to mending it?  Joining us now to discuss tech’s potential for improving traditional education is SiliconANGLE Head Writer and Correspondent Winston Edmondson. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. Juan Lopez-Valcarcel, Chief Digital Officer at global education technology company Pearson, gave a talk at this year’s The Next Web Conference Europe in which he highlighted seven major trends in technology that may help to transform education now and in the future. This morning, you'll hear... more »
Security Took Center Stage at Cisco Live

Security Took Center Stage at Cisco Live

Of the 625 sessions at the recently concluded Cisco Live gathering in Orlando, Florida, approximately 100 focused on network security. A few of these seminars were hosted by John Stuppi, a senior engineer at Cisco’s Security Research and Operations unit who discussed the company’s efforts to harden client environments and combat security threats. Stuppi participated in several “Meet The Engineer” and “Lunchtime Table Topic” meetings with representatives from multiple client organizations, including private and public sector firms and service providers. The sessions centered on Cisco’s SIO network protection platform, common best practices, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and the NetFlow... more »
Mexico Has Their Head In The Cloud

Mexico Has Their Head In The Cloud

Ask most Americans what they know about the land just across our southern border and chances are they will tell you about out-of-control drug related violence, a governmental structure that is highly corrupted and a less than stellar physical infrastructure. As one who has spent an extended period of time in Mexico, it would be hard for me to refute any of those claims. But if recent reporting is any indicator, Mexico has an ace up their sleeve. As Thomas Friedman reported in the New York Times, “Something happened here. It’s as if Mexicans subconsciously decided that their drug-related violence is... more »
Apple at a Crossroads on App Store’s 5th Anniversary

Apple at a Crossroads on App Store’s 5th Anniversary

Apple loyalists have reason to celebrate this week: the consumer electronics giant decided to mark the fifth anniversary of the App Store by making at least nine popular apps free. The Verge reported that the complimentary titles include games such as Infinity Blade II, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Where's My Water?, Badland and Tiny Wings, as well as Traktor DJ Day One, Over, How to Cook Everything, and Barefoot World Atlas. None of these applications have been free before. Apple has yet to acknowledge that the offer is tied to the July 10 App Store anniversary, but it’s highly likely that... more »
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Making Medical Data Better Data

In just over a week, the team here at SiliconANGLE will be setting off for Cambridge, Massachusetts for the 7th Annual MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium held on the MIT campus. The theme this year is ‘Big Data Demands Good Data’. In preparation for the event, we will be presenting a synopsis of some of the important topics scheduled to be covered in conjunction with other academic and real-world applications that apply. One of the first sessions, to be presented by Dr. David Levine, Vice President of Informatics/Medical Director of Comparative Data and Informatics for United Healthcare, will... more »

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