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Curved iPhone coming 2014 : Five concepts to beat

Whether you think Apple's copying trends or setting new market standards, a curved iPhone screen could be in the works.  The Cupertino phone maker is working on new iPhone designs that include bigger screens with curved glass and enhanced sensors, according to a recent Bloomberg report.  The hardware update could boost Apple's brand after years of minimal design changes, playing up to consumer demand for fresh features. There's two curved-screen iPhone models planned for release during the second half of 2014, according to Bloomberg's unnamed sources.  One model would feature larger displays with glass curving downward at the edges.  With screens... more »
No future for Xbox consoles and Bing under Stephen Elop leadership?

No future for Xbox consoles and Bing under Stephen Elop leadership?

Since Steve Ballmer has announced that he will resign the post as Microsoft’s CEO, recent reports suggest the company has shortlisted Ford CEO Alan Mulally and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as top external candidates. Mulally in a recent statement said he has no plan to leave Ford that leaves Stephen Elop as highly regarded in terms of the succession. According to a Bloomberg report the ex Nokia CEO has already prepared some plans in the event that he would actually succeed. Stephen Elop was the head of Microsoft Office division before he left to become CEO of Nokia. And now... more »
How Groupon web traffic moves from legacy Ruby on Rails to Node.js

How Groupon web traffic moves from legacy Ruby on Rails to Node.js

It is well known that Node.js can run locally on Windows and Linux. It interacts with a browser and you can create applications in JavaScript, running locally or remotely and use that with HTML 5 and Canvas interfaces. Node.js tool for webmasters who want a full control over what happens on the remote server, or have some kind of local server for applications operating simultaneously and sharing data. With the V8 JIT compiler, it can interpret scripts in JavaScript and is protocol-independent, can use HTTP to serve HTML pages or other protocols for other types of applications. With all these advantages, a number... more »
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Matt Schvimmer on ServiceNow HR service automation

I recently had a chance to sit down with Matt Schvimmer of ServiceNow to talk about the news of their HR Service Automation application.  The conversation was about how their Service Automation platform can deliver an HR application that makes it easier for organizations to automate HR case management.  This new application from ServiceNow manages the service relationships between HR and employees through a service catalog. SiliconANGLE.tv New Video Playlist:  Data Enhanced Social Video Player link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGy3ZLA99_U My Angle   ServiceNow is growing like a weed with its Service Automation for Information Technology (ITSM).  The company has solved a big problem in helping IT manage their... more »
BlizzCon 2013 Round-Up: World of Warcraft gets makeover, Heartstone updates, Starcraft 2 getting tweaks

BlizzCon 2013 Round-Up: World of Warcraft gets makeover, Heartstone updates, Starcraft 2 getting tweaks

After a year’s hiatus, BlizzCon 2013 kicked off on November 8 and 9 in California. Blizzard Entertainment returned to the Anaheim Convention Center this week to host the 7th BlizzCon fan event. BlizzCon is the event for the game lovers but it is also a place to get the latest Blizzard's games iteration. This year's keynote was no different, as Blizzard's finest took the stage to announce a new World of Warcraft expansion, new platforms and details about Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and more. Expansion for World of Warcraft Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime provided the opening keynote where he announced as... more »
Gadgets + services to beat the health hazards of tech

Gadgets + services to beat the health hazards of tech

As a kid I was often warned not to sit too close to the television - it'd mess up my eyes.  But teens and young children today have more than just a moderately sized TV screen to worry about.  Smartphones, tablets and game devices have introduced a plentitude of opportunities to weaken overall health at an increasingly younger age.  And over time, it's a hefty trade off for the convenience of technology. The Huffington Post created an infographic based on studies that shows just how badly technology is affecting our lives, and it starts with the younger generation. If the situation... more »
MarkLogic's lead in NoSQL market won't slow innovation

MarkLogic's lead in NoSQL market won't slow innovation

The NoSQL market is still relatively new, but the current trends suggest it is on pace to equal or even surpass traditional relational database management systems (RDMS). In this rapidly-emerging market, one company, MarkLogic, is clearly leading the race. With its latest improvements to its Big Data products, the company has given itself a significant edge over the competition. According to a Wikibon.org report, MarkLogic has managed to secure a leading market share in the NoSQL industry while also providing its customers with better functionality. Among the improvements the company has introduced with MarkLogic 7 are: robust storage management functionality a native Hadoop... more »
iPad Air might be thin, but storage fattens Apple's profit margins

iPad Air might be thin, but storage fattens Apple's profit margins

Apple is the king of profit margins, and storage has become a lucrative service.  Based on a recent report by research firm IHS Inc., The iPad Air that sells for $499 costs Apple $274 to make. That's a 13 percent decrease from the estimated $316 that it cost Apple to make the third-generation iPad, introduced last year. It turns out, the more storage you get, the heftier Apple's profit. If you decide to get the 32-gigabyte version instead of the 16-gigabyte model of the iPad Air, IHS estimates the additional 16GB only costs Apple an additional $8.40 to make, yet sells for $100... more »
U.S. spends $400B in R&D, but doesn't keep the talent

U.S. spends $400B in R&D, but doesn't keep the talent

In today's tech savvy world, nerds have risen to the top of the food chain.  The best and brightest are put to work in today's top organizations, contributing to innovative products and services that are characteristic of our times.  But where in the world is all that innovation coming from, and where are its talents being sent? Have you ever wondered which countries invest the most in research and development?  Or where the most productive researchers and scientists come from?  Or even where these experts choose to conduct their research? Super Scholar created a fact-packed infographic entitled “Brian Trust” that details information... more »
How the race to zero is changing Hadoop's landscape | #BigDataNYC

How the race to zero is changing Hadoop's landscape | #BigDataNYC

The analytics space has come a long way since SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE first went on air in 2010. Whereas four years ago CIOs were just beginning to grasp the potential of Big Data, enterprises today are adopting Hadoop at an organizational level to make information a bigger part of their decision-making processes. Data holds immense value for businesses with the means to unlock it, but finding the right tool for the job is easier said than done. A recent Wikibon study discovered that a significant percentage of enterprises are struggling to achieve expected returns on their Big Data investments, an alarming situation... more »

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