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Amazon closes the loop on Big Data | #re:Invent 2013

After three days of sifting through product announcements and interviewing the tech industry’s top thought leaders, SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier and Wikibon Principal Analyst Jeff Kelly got back into theCUBE to wrap up re:Invent 2013 and provide their unique insight into how AWS is reshaping the Big Data marketplace. Furrier views Kinesis, Amazon’s new managed stream analytics service, as the company’s attempt to close the loop on its integrated cloud stack and deliver an end-to-end solution for collecting and processing data. Going into detail, he tells Kelly, “To me it is a major shift here. This will probably change the game significantly... more »
CryptoLocker malware encrypts your files, then sells you the key for Bitcoins

CryptoLocker malware encrypts your files, then sells you the key for Bitcoins

What do CryptoLocker and Healthcare.gov have in common? Well, they’re both big, they are both affecting a lot of people, and there’s a lot of nasty code in both of them. Not to start a trend here, but perhaps at some point starting now every technology disaster and threat will be likened to the steaming lump that is Healthcare.gov. A hilariously bad website, hilariously expensive, poorly managed throughout and a complete rebuild underway that has no chance of delivering on time. One day we’ll look back and laugh, except no, not really. But this article is about CryptoLocker and the... more »
[24]7 study reveals modern consumer disconnects

[24]7 study reveals modern consumer disconnects

[24]7 has unveiled some leading research that sheds light on the new expectations that consumers bring to the enterprise.  With the accelerating adoption of smartphones, today’s consumers engage in stops and starts across multiple channels and devices. These new parameters of engagement have changed consumer expectations as they now demand contextual customer service delivered on “their terms.” The survey reveals that there is a disconnect between the enterprise and the expectations of connected customers as it relates to context, time and effort. Consumer frustration - context be thy name   The key findings from the survey revealed high levels of frustration with companies’... more »
Microsoft Xbox One: Apps, entertainment, and the personal cloud rolling in

Microsoft Xbox One: Apps, entertainment, and the personal cloud rolling in

 Microsoft's Xbox One isn't just an interesting piece of hardware with an upgraded controller, better Kinect, and a nice boatlaod of games--it's also a bevy of new social applications, an entire network, and a space for players to take advantage of everything a wired world has to offer. The physical and on-hand characteristics were covered already on SiliconANGLE to give a grounding to the product, but what about the cloud? In the past, it's been obvious that Microsoft had a long-game intended for Xbox and the "livingroom cloud"--otherwise visible as an extension of the personal cloud that expanded entertainment (gaming, movies, streaming video,... more »
Microsoft Xbox One: black, silent, reliable and entertainer with strong lineup of games

Microsoft Xbox One: black, silent, reliable and entertainer with strong lineup of games

The PS4 has come on the market and has instantly became a massive hit. The game console was sold more than one million times in 24 hours after its launch. Now it’s time for Microsoft Xbox One to conquer the market. Microsoft’s new console is expected to debut this Friday for the fateful moment of truth that everyone is waiting to see how much of power the console is holding, which Microsoft is consistently ranking as integrated entertainment system rather than a simple video game console. Microsoft’s vision of a modern game console differs clearly from Sony’s introduction to the PlayStation... more »
Chronicles From #theCUBE: Looking Back, #IBMIOD 2013

Chronicles From #theCUBE: Looking Back, #IBMIOD 2013

theCUBE travelled to Las Vegas, NV to cover #IBMIOD 2013, the biggest Big Data event in the world. IBM came into the event looking to pump up the noise surrounding their Big Data Analytics and Social Business. We managed to capture the essence of the event through our captivating interviews and conversations and through our social platform CrowdChat throughout the event. #IBMIOD CrowdChat:  https://www.crowdchat.net/ibmiod In total 26 people visited theCUBE ranging from IBM executives and customers to IBM acquisitions and resellers. Their interviews and highlights can be found below, enjoy! #IBMIOD 2013 DAY 1   Dr. Tim G. Buchman, Professor of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine Dr.... more »
Telerik releases Q3 2013 Kendo UI with intelligent UI widgets

Telerik releases Q3 2013 Kendo UI with intelligent UI widgets

At a time when HTML5 is approaching at the speed of practicality, there are many JavaScript frameworks that support the most advanced browser features. Telerik Kendo UI solutions embraces HTML5 and JavaScript framework for the development of advanced mobile and web-based applications. Kendo UI includes more than a dozen widgets (grids, graphs/charts, pull-down lists, etc.) based on jQuery. This framework uses technology as HTML5 and CSS3 (with supported browsers are fairly new and the old versions). To keep pace with responsive UI for mobile applications, Telerik has announced a major upgrade in terms of new Kendo UI framework features for developing mobile... more »
Google's Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an anomaly'

Google's Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an anomaly'

When it was revealed that the NSA was spying on people both inside and outside of the US with its massive PRISM program, critics were quick to state that doing so is a violation of people’s right to privacy.  But is privacy real or is it just a concept? Speaking at an FTC event, Vint Cerf, Google’s chief internet evangelist stated that, “Privacy may actually be an anomaly.” What exactly does he mean by this? Cerf made an example of his childhood, growing up in a small town where everyone knew everyone, where the postmaster at the local post office would see who’s... more »
AWS: powering the creative process at Atomic Fiction | #reinvent

AWS: powering the creative process at Atomic Fiction | #reinvent

The last speaker to take the stage at the recently concluded AWS re:Invent Conference in Las Vegas during Day 1 was Kevin Baillie, Co-founder and VFX Supervisor with Atomic Fiction. Kevin’s business path and life story resembles the very nature of his line of work, seeming like something one would only encounter in a movie. Kevin Baillie and Ryan Tudhope, Atomic Fiction co-founders, met when they were kids and shared a love for movies and a passion for all things tech. It was only during High School that they discovered these two areas could be overlapped. They started studying 3D computer... more »
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Quip update gets iPad friendly with Dropbox, Evernote + more

People looking for a way to edit documents on the go or by using multiple devices were delighted with Quip, a modern word processor that launched last July. Despite its youngness, Quip is gaining traction.  It's being used by schools to coordinate faculty, and acts as a collaborative way of writing assignments on iPads.  And beyond the education sector, small businesses such as one fashion startup SS/FW are using Quip to manage international teams and other creative work. Like many cloud-based collaboration products now hopping onto the BYOD bandwagon, Quip saw a pattern in user adoption beginning with one user that introduces... more »

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