Top Stories

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 »
No thumbnail available

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 »
Fight Against Anonymization Services, MasterCard and Visa Block Payment to VPN Providers

Fight Against Anonymization Services, MasterCard and Visa Block Payment to VPN Providers

Credit card companies have been seen lately taking up the vanguard of the fight against piracy. MasterCard and Visa are said to have begun to refuse payment to any provider of VPN connections--in the wake of their refusal to work with file sharing sites. Following the introduction of restrictions on the file-sharing services and strongly encouraged by the U.S. government, MasterCard and Visa have begun to take action against the VPN-providers. The TorrentFreak blog reported that a Swedish provider of payments, Payson, was instructed to not process payments, after having received appropriate instructions from the operators of credit systems. A VPN (virtual... more »
Ask DevOps: Why are software development task estimations regularly off by a factor of 2-3?

Ask DevOps: Why are software development task estimations regularly off by a factor of 2-3?

I came across an interesting question on Quora which asked about why software development task estimations are regularly off by a factor of 2-3.  The question goes on to ask if it’s the developer’s fault, a management issue, bad methodology or lack of methodology or if it’s ingrained in the nature of the process. There are some very interesting answers on Quora but the best answer may have been described by Michael Wolfe, a startup founder.  He explained that software development is like hiking from San Francisco to Los Angeles and estimate that you’ll reach your destination in 10 days.  It... more »

Premium Research

RSS Error: This XML document is invalid, likely due to invalid characters. XML error: Reserved XML Name at line 2, column 38