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ShareBuds' simple solution for the headphone world

We live in a headphone world. From 50 Cent's new sweat repelling sport earphones to Diamondz rhinestone encrusted headphones recently revealed at the CES 2014 trade show, big brands continue to capitalize on the luxury headphone trend. Average users, not connected to the music industry, are willing pay thousands of dollars for the ultimate listening experience and recognition as die hard music connoisseurs. But, what about the other experience that excites music lovers? The pleasure of enjoying music with loved ones. The headphone industry tended to undervalue the social, human side of music before ShareBuds. Deemed, "the friendship headphones," ShareBuds... more »
Security, control and the future of the web - MIT ECIR

Security, control and the future of the web - MIT ECIR

The MIT ECIR  workshop was featured on theCUBE all week long.  The Explorations in Cyber International Relations is an important event designed to elevate knowledge of the numerous issues in the world of international cyber relations from various disciplines, but focusing quite a bit on governance and cyber security.  What the average person may not consider is that the internet is not static, it’s always changing and as explored throughout the event, there is quite a bit that is going on in the background that will define how the internet works in the future. If you zoom out to the big... more »
CES 2014 Review : Unlike Michael Bay, we won't let you down

CES 2014 Review : Unlike Michael Bay, we won't let you down

At #CES2014 SiliconANGLE was front-and-center for all the top news developments -- including Samsung throwing its hat into the home automation market and Michael Bay's bombing it on stage. Lets see the rest of the top news stories from the world of technology on SiliconANGLE this week. . Prediction: 2014 biggest box office bombs + the VOD apocalypse  . After seeing Michael Bay bomb at #CES2014, SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier compiled his predictions for what will be some of the biggest movie busts in 2014. Which movies will “go crashing into the ground,” leading to the inevitable industry-wide paradigm change of VOD available day and night with wide theatrical releases... more »
SmartWorld Weekly: Big Internet of Things @ #CES2014

SmartWorld Weekly: Big Internet of Things @ #CES2014

This week’s SmartWorld Series features new gadgets, partnerships and software in the Internet of things announced at CES 2014. If you missed this week’s SmartWorld Series, here’s your chance to catch up on the exciting developments happening in the connected world. Each week, we round up the best of apps and services for health and fitness, smart homes, smart cars and anything related to the Internet of Things. Broadcom unveils Wireless Audio SDK + more #CES2014 smart home solutions Broadcom introduced its new software development kit for its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) portfolio that would allow hi-def audio streaming on... more »
Attunity provides unique advantages in meeting big data integration challenges

Attunity provides unique advantages in meeting big data integration challenges

Integration of data of multiple types (structured, unstructured, semistructured) and formats is one of the major challenges of big data, particularly when the requirement is for real-time data analysis, writes Wikibon Principal Research Contributor and Big data Analyst Jeff Kelly in “Attunity Adapts Change Data Capture for Big Data Analytics”. To truly be “real time” analytic databases must provide data that is complete and up-to-date and not just interactive query on data that is hours old. Traditional ETL (extract, transform and load) technology, basically a batch process, is not adequate, and many analytic database vendors claiming real-time analytics capabilities really... more »
Can't trust Snapchat?  Here's 3 alternatives

Can't trust Snapchat? Here's 3 alternatives

Self-destructing messages sounds like something from a Mission Impossible flick. But the technology for eliminating your paper trails is no longer reserved for CIA agents.  Now it's teenagers looking to lose their digital "paper trails," reacting to the social confines of growing up in the fishbowl era where every text message can one day become an incriminating piece of evidence. Snapchat made waves when the service launched because it offered a way for people to shares photos without having to worry about them surfacing on the web.  Snapchat isn’t flawless, as receivers can take screenshots of the photos, but at least the... more »
David Clark discusses the Internet, security, and our protocol future on theCUBE at #MIT ECIR 2014

David Clark discusses the Internet, security, and our protocol future on theCUBE at #MIT ECIR 2014

David Clark, who could be described as one of the inventors of TCP/IP (protocols that became the foundation of the Internet), sat down with Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelley at MIT ECIR 2014 for an interview in theCUBE. Clark’s list of accolades is long and his title stretches out: Senior Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. This means he is someone more-than-worth listening to about the health and status of the Internet in this age of connected technology. First tackling governance of the internet, Clark states, “There’s nobody in charge, and that’s probably a good thing most... more »
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Apigee acquires InsightsOne to bake predictive analytics into API platform

Reigning in cloud fragmentation represents a multi-billion dollar opportunity for API management providers. But with the competition heating up, the fight for relevance is moving beyond abstracting programming interfaces. That's the reason API management provider Apigee forayed into Big Data earlier this year with Apigee Insights, a Big Data offering that Apigee's hoping to round out through their newly announced acquisition this week of InsightsOne. Founded in 2010 by a team of veteran technologists from Microsoft, IBM and Yahoo, InsightsOne develops predictive analytics solutions that provide decision makers with deeper insights into consumer behavior. The startup helps large companies in the healthcare, financial services, telecommunications... more »
We have 18 months to find new governance for a single Internet, says ICANN | #MIT ECIR

We have 18 months to find new governance for a single Internet, says ICANN | #MIT ECIR

Fadi Chehade, as the President and CEO of ICANN, is frankly one of the more important people in the Internet world. His organization is responsible for two key aspects of the Internet. The first is managing the naming system of the Internet and how that system is used globally and how people reach it (ICANN manages the naming system through its policies and operations). The second is numbers. Specifically, any device that talks to the Internet (cell phone, smart phone, Mac, PC, etc.) is given a unique Internet Protocol or IP number, marking its specific entry point to the web.... more »
Gmail and Google+ integrated further: Now anyone can send you spam

Gmail and Google+ integrated further: Now anyone can send you spam

Google has found yet another way to shove its Google+ social network down people’s throats with recent changes made to Gmail. In a blog post, Google addresses the presumed many who forget they don’t have the email address of an intended recipient. With the new changes, Gmail users can send those emails provided both parties have a Google+ profile. From the Google blog: “Have you ever started typing an email to someone only to realize halfway through the draft that you haven't actually exchanged email addresses?" "If you are nodding your head 'yes' and already have a Google+ profile, then you’re in luck,... more »

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- David Floyer

Industrial IoT, the largest segment of the Internet of things (IoT) with the highest potential value, will require a deep integration between modern IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operations Technology). Modern IT technologies, to be truly extensible to OT, will need a hybrid cloud approach, with by far the majority of data and processing residing at the so-called "Edge". Architectures and software written by industrialists for industrialists, such as GE Predix, are showing how that can work.

- George Gilbert

The big data arena is at a crossroads. Use cases and tools are proliferating faster than most big data teams are gaining experience. In establishing the big data business capabilities required to cut through the complexity, CIO’s must balance the accessibility of integration of traditional SQL DBMS’s versus speed of innovation in the mix and match open source big data ecosystem.

- Peter Burris

In the big data domain, businesses are trying to solve complex problems with complex and novel technology -- and often failing. Simplifying the packaging of big data technologies will streamline big data pilots and accelerate big data time-to-value. CIOs looking to establish differentiating big data capabilities need to consider Single Managed Entities to help solve the complexity problem.

- David Floyer

Oracle M7 technology is meeting or exceeding the announcement performance claims against previous generation. Even taking very conservative assumptions, the business case for migration from T5 to T7 servers is good. Wikibon concludes that for Oracle software and the servers they run on, the adoption of M7 technology (and T7 server technology) is best practice for these high value compute areas.

- David Floyer

The premise tested in this research is that high value applications and software should be run on more capable converged performance-optimized infrastructure, even when they constitute a small proportion of the total workload. In contrast, cost-optimized infrastructure will save on short-term hardware costs, but will incur much higher overall costs long-term. The conclusion strongly recommends IT executives adopt a default of performance-optimized converged infrastructure for all mixed workloads when even a small proportion includes high-cost software and/or high-value applications.

- George Gilbert

Big data pros need to identify which data feedback loops in their machine learning applications can deliver sustainable differentiation through network effects. Starting early is critical because getting to scale is likely to create the "winner takes most" competitive dynamics that have become so common in tech industries. The biggest sin is to wait for the tooling to become automated enough for all competitors to jump in.

- Ralph Finos

The public cloud competitive environment remains turbulent, but sectors show signs of crystallizing a longer-term market structure.. SaaS remains turbulent with SaaS vendors successfully gaining share vs. incumbent licensed software providers who must migrate their core products to cloud-friendly offerings and/or acquire native SaaS applications to shore up their applications leadership positions. Public cloud IaaS segment leadership is crystallizing to a handful of viable providers as a function of scale requirements. PaaS is just formulating and finding its way, but is likely to gravitate towards a wide variety of development models suited for different application types and public cloud platforms.

- David Floyer

For enterprise executives trying to achieve aggressive RPO and RTO SLAs , Wikibon believes that batch backup appliances (PBBAs) will give way to real-time, continuous data protection systems that aggressively support very large memory application memory. Practitioners requiring close to RPO zero and aggressive RTO SLAs should plan for an integrated data protection approach that effectively eliminates the concept of storage-led backup and shifts thinking to a application-led virtual point-in-time recovery model. The database and file system vendors will be the predominant suppliers of this technology, and understanding their roadmaps and commitment to support application-led recovery strategies is crucial to both database and data protection technology selection.

- George Gilbert

Mainstream enterprises are beginning to deploy machine learning applications that add differentiation to traditional products and services. But the complexity of their big data infrastructure is becoming a problem. Big data pros need to deploy a digital business platform (DBP) to support modern applications and then extend the DBP to machine learning applications.

- Peter Burris

IT shops that want to achieve modern IT status will have to address the "IT iron triangle" constraining transformation.