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If you’re a developer, user, or administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software, you’re probably at OpenStack Summit in Portland, Oregon, provided that you registered early as the event is already sold out. If not, then you can watch our coverage on theCube, which is streaming live from SiliconANGLE.TV, for exclusive interviews and on-site analysis. Speaking of analysis, SiliconANGLE founding editor Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins dropped by at today’s NewsDesk Show, Live with Kristin Feledy, to discuss expectations for the OpenStack Summit, and why the event has become so huge. Hopkins explains that OpenStack is a big deal because it makes it possible for cloud... more »
Massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) are currently in the throws of a highly disruptive market niche change: one that shifts publishers and developers attention from gathering money from users via subscriptions to one that monetizes free games much like how mobile survives. The standard for subscription seems to be dwindling with towering giants like World of Warcraft looming with billions of revenue a year but newer titles such as Star Wars: the Old Republic, Star Trek Online, and DC Universe Online switching into free-to-play models to compete. Camelot Unchained developer Mark Jacobs sees the free-to-play niche markets expanding too quickly for... more »
HP Helps China’s TravelSky Drive Airline Industry Evolution TravelSky Technology Ltd., China’s leading aviation technology supplier, has selected HP Enterprise Services to support development of a next-generation Passenger Services System (PSS) called “New Compass”. TravelSky serves 30 domestic airlines, 200 overseas airlines, 147 domestic airports, and 7,000 ticket agents. It provides services to 300 cities in China and 80 other cities worldwide. HP will provide TravelSky with PSS design and development services for creation of a customizable New Compass to support TravelSky’s growing customer base with flexible, scalable solutions that can adapt to the changing needs of airlines. More South Carolina Selects... more »
Openstack Summit in Portland Oregon kicks off today with top tech companies like HP, Netapp, Cisco, Rackspace, and Red Hat coming together with startups like Servicemesh, Hortonworks, announcing new product initiatives in a effort to slow down the advances of Amazon Web Services (AWS) into the enterprise and service provider markets. The OpenStack ecosystem is growing at a very rapid pace, becoming increasingly fragmented as a result. With the momentum of the Openstack Summit from the big players and emerging startups the open source angle becomes more important. Unification around the governance has improved and the results are showing. Openstack has grown... more »
The Public Prosecutor of Rome, Italy has ordered the blocking of 27 BitTorrent, cyberlocker and other file-sharing sites such as Rapidgator, Uploaded, BitShare, NowVideo, VideoPremium, as it aims to battle piracy. “The domains of sites linking to torrent files, in order to download illegal copies of music and movies, have been seized [blocked] this week as ordered by Preliminary investigation of the Judge of Rome, at the request of the public prosecutor, following an investigation of the Italian Cybercrime Police,” reads a statement obtained by TorrentFreak. All of the domains are now inaccessible in Italy as they have beend blocked at the... more »
European regulators are apparently ready to accept a solution proposed by Google following long-running investigation into its alleged search engine bias and anti-competitive advertising practices. The details of Google’s offer haven’t yet been made public, but sources told the New York Times that the search engine giant will make changes to the way its results are displayed. So-called “vertical results”, such as those to do with hotel prices or flight tickets, will be clearly labelled as Google services, however Google will not actually be forced to change how its search algorithm actually works. One of the most crucial things to come... more »
In today’s mobile news roundup: Microsoft in on the smartwatch game; Apple duped by scammers; Foxconn resumes hiring for next iPhone; and Dish to block Softbank’s Sprint acquisition. Microsoft in on the smartwatch game The software giant is said to be working on a “touch-enabled” watch device that could potentially go head-to-head with Apple’s iWatch, Samsung’s Galaxy Altius, and Google’s Android smartwatch. Microsoft executives stated that the company asked Asian suppliers to “ship components for a potential watch-style device,” but it is still not sure if the plan would come to fruition though there is huge interest in a wearable smart device. "We see... more »
Remember the trusty old netbook? Those snappy little machines that were supposed to be the “bridge” between smartphones and the traditional PC? Well, if you don’t that’s not really a surprise, given how these devices are likely to be all washed up within the next couple of years. According to the research firm HIS iSuppli, the outlook for the poor old netbook is becoming increasingly bleak, with the machines set to slide into irrelevance by 2015 – just two years from now. That’s a far cry from the heady days of 2010, when the category reached a peak of some 32.14... more »
Could you imagine spending $150,000 a day to mine for gold? Bitcoin miners are racking up that cost in power consumption a day alone. The 'Gold Rush' err... 'Bitcoin Rush' is definitely upon us. Bitcoins are “mined” by unlocking blocks of data that “produce a particular pattern when the Bitcoin ‘hash’ algorithm is applied to the data.” Is there a Bitcoin bubble? Is there any longterm use for a crypto-currency? Will the market be flooded with other virtual pseudo-currencies? This morning we'll be hearing from one of the best Bitcoin experts and long time users, our own Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins will... more »
Ever feel like enough is not 'enough'? If the current market trend for smart devices is any indicator, we as consumers may never be satisfied. Research firm Gartner expects the market for wearable smart electronics to be a $10 billion industry by 2016. Smartwatches fit right into the wearable smart electronics market, and Microsoft is throwing its hat into the ring. The market is starting to get crowded with Apple's iWatch and Samsung's S-Watch, both set to release soon. This morning we hear from SiliconANGLE's Contributing Editor John Casaretto about Microsoft's Smartwatch and what other wearable computing devices that are currently... more »