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Adobe Addresses Vulnerabilities in Defense Industry, Recommends Upgrades

Adobe Addresses Vulnerabilities in Defense Industry, Recommends Upgrades

Flash Player vulnerabilities are pretty much one of the most common issues that everyone who uses a web browser faces. A recent attack via custom crafted e-mails with malicious attachments infected Adobe Flash Player on Internet Explorer for Windows platforms and targeted defense-related businesses. Alarming as it is, any intrusion on the line of this industry may not only expose trade secrets, but also place nations’ welfare and physical and virtual security at high risk. But, Adobe was relatively quick to respond and released a security bulletin to rebuild the confidence of the users in the system and updated Flash Player version. Affected... more »
Cyberthreat Weekly: CISPA Passes House, New Hacker Group, Android Malware on the Rise, and More

Cyberthreat Weekly: CISPA Passes House, New Hacker Group, Android Malware on the Rise, and More

The cyberspace isn’t going to run out of surprises for us; not back then, not now, not ever. Here’s SiliconANGLE’s cybersecurity roundup for the week. Twitter and 55,000 Usernames Leaked First among our myriad of stories, Twitter is dealing with one of its major blows with 55,000 Twitter usernames and passwords leaked to Pastebin. Who did it is yet to be identified but the story first broke out in a blog called AirDemon.net. So large, it took five Pastebin posts to cover the width and breadth of the data leak. Twitter looked into the matter and found out that 20,000 of the compromised... more »
HP Cloud Services Now Covers DB-as-a-Service, Too

HP Cloud Services Now Covers DB-as-a-Service, Too

Hewlett-Packard is obviously doing something right, given the impressive number of third party developers that announced integration with HP Cloud Services yesterday, when the newest challenger to AWS’s throne entered public beta. Among those companies is EnterpriseDB, a database firm that is now offering its PostgreSQL  DBaaS via HP Cloud Services. Postgres Plus Cloud Database was rolled out just a few months ago and even back then EnterpriseDB had its money on HP, with the difference being that now the company may finally start seeing the return on its investment. PPCD gives devs a web-based database to fiddle around with using a... more »
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Samsung Unveils Windows Phone, Challenges Apple's Pinch-to-Zoom Claim In Court

Today’s mobile roundup features Samsung challenging Apple’s claim, the latest safety app for iPhones, and more gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Samsung challenges Apple’s pinch-to-zoom claim The Regional Court in Mannheim Germany was supposed to hand down its ruling regarding Apple’s case against Samsung for allegedly infringing utility model for "List Scrolling and Document Translation, Scaling, and Rotation on a Touch-Screen Display," but postponed ruling. Samsung is challenging Apple’s pinch-to-zoom claim, and now the Mannheim court is waiting for a validity verdict from the Federal Patent Court before it goes through with its own verdict. In other Samsung news, the South Korean company announced... more »
What to Expect from SAP SAPphire 2012: HANA a Major Focus

What to Expect from SAP SAPphire 2012: HANA a Major Focus

SiliconANGLE is a regular at the SAP SAPphire NOW event – we attended the conference last year and we'll be there again this year, live broadcasting news and analysis from theCube.  Held in Orlando, SAPphire 2012 will be held from May 14-16. Even before the event kicks off there are a few early developments that hint at what we can expect this year, and it seems that HANA will be a huge focus again, as it's been a full year since the platform was launched at last year's event. ZDNet’s Dennis Howlett shared a small preview of the topics that will be covered... more »
RewardLoop Nabs $1M to Roll Out Real Time Purchase Data Tools

RewardLoop Nabs $1M to Roll Out Real Time Purchase Data Tools

Vancouver, Canada based startup RewardLoop has attracted $1 million in Series A funding from Madrona Venture Group, a private investor funding across early-stage startups in the information technology spectrum including consumer Internet, commercial software and services, digital media and advertising, networking and infrastructure, and mobile. RewardLoop is the developer of a unique mobile loyalty platform. The program is installed in stores and enables businesses to identify their most profitable customers on the basis of purchase data, tracking real time dollars spent and items purchased based.  The idea is to helps businesses better understand transactional data and optimize their loyalty programs accordingly. RewardLoop’s... more »
HP Cloud Services Sees Massive Adoption Just in Time for Beta

HP Cloud Services Sees Massive Adoption Just in Time for Beta

Hewlett-Packard’s HP Cloud Services have officially entered public beta – exactly as promised a month ago, when SiliconANGLE’s Alex Williams analyzed the news to see how the hardware giant plans to take on AWS. Cloud Services is fairly new and offers a very limited product line that reflects HP's progression at this stage.   HP Cloud Compute, HP Cloud Object Storage and HP Cloud Content Delivery Network are based on an hourly billing model, and provide exactly what the titles specify: virtual servers, object storage and a CDN to optimize the speed in which a web page or application is delivered to... more »
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New Nokia Developer Music Video Proves Brogramming Is Alive and Well

In a new music video, "Dev City" - parodying Tyga's club hit Rack City - two meathead programmers spread stacks of floppy disks in a club as scantily clad women in Elvis Costello glasses writhe suggestively. Just another would-be YouTube viral sensation gone wrong, right? Except that this video is officially sponsored by Nokia Developer as a promotion for its conference, and if it's a mirror of programming culture circa 2012, then it might be time to burn it all down and start fresh. How bad is it? Here's a sampling of the lyrics, as performed by Sixx and the Product: Hot... more »
Will Axcient Become a Super SaaS with it's Apple Like Time Machine?

Will Axcient Become a Super SaaS with it's Apple Like Time Machine?

There are a number of companies that have taken a big chunk of market share from incumbent legacy giants. These are the super SaaS providers. The ones like Salesforce.com, NetSuite and Workday that have succeeded in building significant businesses by focusing on the weak spots of the slow moving titans. I run across a few that have the potential to become "Super SaaS" companies.  They are the ones with just the right technology mix, savvy business sense and great timing. Axcient is one of the few this year that I have run across that I think can leap to the super SaaS category. How... more »
Study Confirms QLogic’s Position in Fibre Channel Market (Again)

Study Confirms QLogic’s Position in Fibre Channel Market (Again)

Networking equipment provider QLogic is showing off a new report by the Dell’Oro Group that concludes that the company is the biggest fibre channel adapter vendor by market share in Q1 2012. That’s the 33rd consecutive quarter through which QLogic retains the title it has been sporting for the past eight years. The research firm found that the company accounted for 57 percent of all fibre channel revenue in the first quarter, adding that it has taken share ‘directly from its closest competitor.’ QLogic has a lead of about 20 percent over the said rival, and it gained 3.6 percentage points... more »

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