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When Culture Shock Meets Social Media: League of Legends Player in Jail Over Facebook Comments

When Culture Shock Meets Social Media: League of Legends Player in Jail Over Facebook Comments

A Texas teen could face up to eight years in prison over a comment left on Facebook that took place as part of an exchange about the online game League of Legends. Justin Carter was 18 years old back in Feburary of this year when a series of comments between him and a friend about the game took a turn for the worse. LoL is a highly competitive game and is well known for bringing out “trash talk” and other similar culturally defined types of language—and it isn’t rare for this talk to spill out from headphone microphones and into online... more »
To Succeed with Hadoop: Find Specific Problem Areas + Solve Them | #hadoopsummit

To Succeed with Hadoop: Find Specific Problem Areas + Solve Them | #hadoopsummit

John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcasted live from San Jose this week during Hadoop Summit 2013, inviting Stefan Groschupf, CEO and Founder of Datameer and an early contributor to Hadoop, to give his two cents about the current state of business, the adoption of Hadoop, as well as to share a couple points of advice for young entrepreneurs. In his own words, Stefan Groschupf is ''a Big Data veteran and serial entrepreneur with strong roots in the open source community.'' He was one of the very few early contributors to Nutch, the open source project that spun off Hadoop,... more »
Small Businesses to Cloud Storage : Pinky Promise We Can Trust You?

Small Businesses to Cloud Storage : Pinky Promise We Can Trust You?

SMBs to cloud storage...promise promise??? In the second annual global survey by Thales and Ponemon Institute, researchers examined small businesses' attitude towards data protection and encryption in the cloud. Businesses, both big and small, are starting to use of cloud services for handling sensitive information in hoards. The verdict: the majority of small businesses transfer sensitive or confidential data to the cloud and that same majority believe the cloud provider has primary responsibility for protecting that data. Here is a full rundown of the key findings: Trust is a lot higher than you might have thought.   More than half of all respondents say... more »
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Rise of the Smart Pills: Invasive Tech to Keep You Healthy

Wouldn't it be cool if NZT was real?  You know, the pill from the Bradley Cooper movie Limitless that unlocks the full potential of the brain, allowing a person to develop into the perfect version of himself?  Without the side effects, of course. There’s no telling if a drug like that already exists in one of the government’s experimental labs, but if it does, it would be life changing.  Lucky for us, there's plenty of initiatives taking place that are working on developing pills that could very well change your life in ways you never would have imagined. Smart Pills   ePill Proteus, a British... more »
Puppet Enterprise 3.0 Arrives With Software-defined Cloud Management

Puppet Enterprise 3.0 Arrives With Software-defined Cloud Management

With IT automation becoming increasingly important for organizations, Puppet Labs recently announced the availability of Puppet Enterprise 3.0. The latest version of this IT automation software comes with a software-defined approach to automating resource management for not just compute, but also networking and storage. Talking about the IT automation sphere, two names strike our mind- Puppet and Chef. Both tools equip IT admins to write scripts to automatically handle repetitive management tasks, such as applying patches, fixing security holes, and downloading updates. By unveiling Puppet Enterprise 3.0, Puppet Labs intends to simplify the automation processes along with usage of tool itself. “This... more »
British Lords Fight Piracy & Google Street View Goes Offroad - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

British Lords Fight Piracy & Google Street View Goes Offroad - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

English Anti-Piracy Efforts   After a month of UK police threatening torrent sites, today the British government announced the creation of a brand new unit dedicated to cracking down on intellectual property offenses. The Intellectual Property Crime Unit will be funded with 2.5 million in public funds and is set to launch in September. Their work will be targeted at those said to be illegally profiteering on the back of content creators’ work. Earlier this month the City of London police began sending out letters to file-sharing sites warning their operators to shut down or face legal consequences. Intellectual Property Minister, Lord Younger announced... more »
Oracle Presents Database 12c, Coming in Two Weeks

Oracle Presents Database 12c, Coming in Two Weeks

Oracle recently announced that its latest generation of the world’s most popular database, Oracle Database 12c, will be available within next two weeks. With pluggable database as USP, Oracle Database 12c will enable customers to make more efficient use of their IT resources while continuing to improve their users’ service levels. The ‘C’ in Oracle Database 12c stands for pluggable database, which reportedly is a better way to achieve multitenancy for cloud applications. We all understand the complexity of database consolidation as well its importance for business efficiency. There are several critical issues involved in consolidation process such as database workload... more »
MapR Addresses Many Issues Limiting Hadoop's Implementation In Production Data Centers | #hadoopsummit

MapR Addresses Many Issues Limiting Hadoop's Implementation In Production Data Centers | #hadoopsummit

John Furrier and Jeff Kelly, theCUBE co-hosts, sat down with Jack Norris, CMO of MapR, for a chat revolving around issues such as the adoption of Hadoop, the improvements in clients' performance and the Enterprise-grade efforts. What seems to have changed in this year's event compared to the previous year, is the mentality, notes Norris. It's no longer "if" we should use Hadoop, but "how". At least that is his impression, because enterprises have now become very interested in adopting new technologies, once they realized the way it could impact their production scale. MapR + Fusion-io MapR is future-proofing the Hadoop cluster for... more »
Facebook Host Chat Looks Like a Blast from the Past

Facebook Host Chat Looks Like a Blast from the Past

Do you still remember silly online chat rooms were about the most entertaining thing to do online?  When AOL chat rooms were your haven, where you could pretend to be whoever you want in the hopes of meeting someone special (or just getting laid)? If you're yearning for those days to come back, Facebook just might be the answer to your prayers. It's been revealed that the social media giant is testing a new feature called “Host Chat.”  Host Chat will function like Google Hangouts, allowing people to set up chat rooms and invite others to join. Wait, but doesn't Facebook already... more »
BlackBerry on Life Support as Earnings Disappoint, Losses Reported

BlackBerry on Life Support as Earnings Disappoint, Losses Reported

Investors and enthusiasts looking at BlackBerry to turn around their fortunes in the smartphone industry found some dire news today. The company’s fiscal first-quarter results produced a quarterly operating loss and expectations of zero profits for the current quarter. Stock in the company had previously gained over 20 percent in value but dropped around 28 percent early today. There have been concerns about its BlackBerry 10 line of devices and their penetration into corporate and consumer markets. Despite some signs and good reviews of the products, this news has surprised few as they are taking on giants in an Android... more »

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