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Google Study Highlights the Power of Video Games on YouTube

Google Study Highlights the Power of Video Games on YouTube

Google has released some interesting statistics on game video footage that appear in the most popular video service YouTube. Google analyzed anonymized views of gaming content on YouTube in the U.S. from 2011 and 2012 to learn how gamers behave, what they value, and what this means to game marketers moving forward. The study titled “Gamers on YouTube: Evolving Video Consumption,” highlights the impact consumers have on official and unofficial videos games on YouTube. It suggests that players rely heavily on these videos for information on new titles or, more generally, to keep informed about the world of video games. According to... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for 3 July 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for 3 July 2013

VMworld 2013 Scheduled for San Francisco, Barcelona VMware Inc. has announced that VMworld 2013 U.S. will return to the Moscone Center in San Francisco August 25-29, celebrating the 10th annual event in the United States. VMworld 2013 Europe is scheduled for Oct. 14-17 in Fira Barcelona Gran Via in Barcelona. More   Microsoft to Release Dynamics CRM Version in Fall Microsoft Corp. has announced that it will release the next version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM this fall. It promises that the new version will redefine how businesses engage their customers and says the new version is part of a new direction for Microsoft Dynamics... more »
Roundup: Best Windows Store Apps

Roundup: Best Windows Store Apps

Windows Store has started picking up momentum, which is quite evident by the availability of 100,000 apps in the store. Though Microsoft could not reach the desired benchmark in three months, but the velocity at which it reached 100,000 apps is certainly faster than both Google Play and iOS’s App Store. Looks like the new baby is getting developer love! From a sluggish start to fast pace of 100K apps, Windows Store is all set to get into head-to-head battle with Android and iOS. After analyzing the popular and other top category apps of Windows Store, here we present a list... more »
TechNet Subscription is Dead, Microsoft to Focus on Customer Support Forums

TechNet Subscription is Dead, Microsoft to Focus on Customer Support Forums

Microsoft’s subscription service for IT professionals, TechNet, is shutting down after more than ten years service. TechNet offers subscribers access to evaluation copies of Microsoft software, forums, guides and news. According to Microsoft, the closure of this service is because fewer IT professionals now choose to pay for the services offered when they are available for free elsewhere. TechNet website will continue like before, but the evaluation copies of Microsoft software will be downloadable for free from the TechNet Evaluation Center. IT pros can also turn to the subscription Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) service to get access to similar services offered... more »
Balancing Design Instinct + Judgment vs. A/B Testing for Design Changes

Balancing Design Instinct + Judgment vs. A/B Testing for Design Changes

Editors Note: The following is an excerpt from Joel Lewenstein, Product Designer at Quora, in response to this question: How do designers at Twitter, Facebook, and other tech companies balance their design instinct and judgment vs. the engineer's impulse to use A/B test data for every design change? on Quora as told by Ryan Cox. For additional reference, the question was explored specifically to environments where every pixel change, line height, shades of color, etc. are A/B tested and most decisions are made on Big Data. As designers, how do you navigate these environments in relation to Big Data? Can it make you... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 July 3: Winklevoss Twins Plan Bitcoin Trust, Bitcoin Foundation Tells California to Talk to the Hand, China Gets into the Bitcoin Game

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 July 3: Winklevoss Twins Plan Bitcoin Trust, Bitcoin Foundation Tells California to Talk to the Hand, China Gets into the Bitcoin Game

Instead of a lot of financial drama or even regulation, this week Bitcoin has seen its share of good news. A Bitcoin Trust being planned by none other than the Winklevoss twins might inject some new value into the market—or cause turmoil, it’s hard to say. The Bitcoin Foundation has responded to California about the state’s outright wrong and silly cease-and-desist requesting the foundation stop doing something it doesn’t do (the response is worth a read.) And, China seems to be getting into the bitcoin game with mining pools and even exchanges of its own. Winklevoss Twins Submit Plans for $20m... more »
Apple Ripe for Harvest : Will iPhone 5 Mini + New Device Sizes Launch in September?

Apple Ripe for Harvest : Will iPhone 5 Mini + New Device Sizes Launch in September?

It seems the world's been pretty quiet lately regarding its expectations of what the next iPhone will be like.  It's not that we’re no longer interested in the device, but we've taken a break in light of Apple's recently concluded WWDC, where no new iPhone made an appearance, and bubbling expectations over the iWatch, a term for which Apple recently filed for trademark despite no news of an actual product.  And we’ve been gathering evidence as to what Apple will be offering come fall of this year. Nevertheless, autumn approaches and the season is ripe for an Apple harvest, historically speaking.  Here's... more »
FDA Warns of Cyber Threats to Medical Devices

FDA Warns of Cyber Threats to Medical Devices

The Internet of Things includes a growing number of medical devices, from heart monitors to ventilators and multi-million dollar x-ray machines. More and more hospitals are connecting their equipment to the web in order to give healthcare practitioners access to real-time patient data, an increasingly valuable resource that can mean the difference between life and death. This modernization is driving noticeable improvements in patient care, as vendors such as IBM are always quick to point out, but it also exposes patient data to cyber threats. Hospitals make particularly attractive targets for hackers due to the fact that medical records are in... more »
IBM Fellow Neil Bartlett Sees Risk Analytics as Key to a Better World

IBM Fellow Neil Bartlett Sees Risk Analytics as Key to a Better World

Ed. Note: Neil Bartlett was CTO and Head of Analytics for risk management systems developer Algorithmic when it sold itself to IBM in October 2011. With the acquisition, he became CTO & Head of Development for Risk Analytics at IBM Canada Ltd. This April he was one of eight IBM employees to be named IBM Fellows, becoming one of a very exclusive group of only 246 IBMers so honored in the 50 year history of the program. Shortly afterwards, SiliconAngle had the opportunity to interview him. This is an excerpt from the nine page transcription of that interview. SiliconAngle: This is... more »
Skype for Android App Vulnerability Allows Lockscreen Bypass

Skype for Android App Vulnerability Allows Lockscreen Bypass

A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the Skype for Android application that could allow hackers to bypass the lockscreen function of certain Android phones, allowing them to access devices that fall into their possession. The vulnerability was disclosed by Pulser, a moderator of the XDA Developers Android forum, who wrote that he'd found the bug in version 3.2.0.6673 of Skype's Android app. So far, its been proven to work on Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia Z and Huawei's Premia 4G-all Android phones. Pulser made his disclosure in a post on the Full Disclosure security forum: “The Skype for Android application... more »

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