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ServicesAngle News Briefs for April 9, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for April 9, 2013

EMC Delivers Technologies for MLBAM MBL Advanced Media, L.P., the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, has implemented EMC technologies to support video streaming and e-commerce for baseball fans worldwide. The EMC systems have allowed MLBAM to improve the quality of video streaming and online experiences for fans looking to capture their favorite MLB baseball teams in action. More HP Leads Workstation Industry with Solutions for Creative Professionals Hewlett-Packard is showcasing its lineup of heavy-duty workstations at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. Earlier this week, the company announced that it has partnered with Fusion-io... more »
Microsoft Sells Mediaroom IPTV to Ericsson

Microsoft Sells Mediaroom IPTV to Ericsson

Apparently to focus it all on Xbox, Microsoft is selling out some of its other products. The tech giant is selling its Mediaroom IPTV business to Ericsson. Microsoft’s IPTV business allows operators to deliver television over the Internet. Both companies reported the news on their websites, confirming the acquisition. Calling it a “Mutually beneficial and strategically aligned for both parties,” Microsoft wrote on its official blog about its intentions to completely focus on Xbox. “With the sale of Mediaroom, Microsoft is dedicating all TV resources to Xbox in a continued mission to make it the premium entertainment service that delivers all the... more »
Will Google Play's New Image-Centric UI Ruin Users' Experience?

Will Google Play's New Image-Centric UI Ruin Users' Experience?

Google has finally revealed an updated Google Play store which begins rolling out today. The new Google Play for Android smartphones and tablets features a new interface that is image focused to help users find content faster as well as continuously offer new recommendations when you scroll down. On top of the screen of your Android smartphone or tablet, you’ll see categories for Apps, Games, Movies and TV, Music, Books and Magazines.  Additionally there are more specific categories featured, such as Gangster Movie Classics. “The new design focuses on bigger images that jump off the page,” Michael Siliski, group product manager for Google... more »
Microsoft Takes Issue with Google AGAIN, This Time It's All About Android

Microsoft Takes Issue with Google AGAIN, This Time It's All About Android

Google has previously been accused of abusing its dominant position in web search, and now with the popularity of its Android operating system at an all-time high, it’s facing new accusations that it’s using similar tactics in the mobile market. As always, the accusations have come from arch rival Microsoft. The Redmond-based firm, along with Oracle, Nokia and 14 other tech companies, has just filed a complaint with the European Commission, accusing Google of establishing a monopoly on the mobile market with its Android system. Microsoft heads up a coalition of tech firms known as FairSearch, which put out the following statement... more »
Google Compute Engine Expands Availability, Slashes Prices

Google Compute Engine Expands Availability, Slashes Prices

Google has opened up its Compute Engine to Cloud Platform Gold Support customers. In addition to this availability expansion, Google has added several new features with add-on benefit of reduced pricing. The company recently announced a 4% reduction on all Compute Engine pricing. With this expansion, Google has stepped forward to its goal of enabling a new generation of applications with direct access to the capabilities of Google’s vast computing infrastructure. According to Google’s blog post, it collected user feedback to add new features in the Compute Engine, including: Options to boot from persistent disks mounted as the root file system, persistent... more »
Top 3 Alternatives to AppGratis : Get Your Free App Fix

Top 3 Alternatives to AppGratis : Get Your Free App Fix

Since Apple changed its App Review Guide with the launch of iOS 6, the iPhone maker has booted a number of apps from the App Store for violating one or more of its clauses.  An early outcast was AppShopper, which got the boot back in September for violating clause 2.25 which reads that “Apps that display Apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to or confusing with the App Store will be rejected.” The latest casualty is AppGratis, which also got booted off for violating clause 2.25 in addition to clause 5.6, which says that... more »
AppliedMicro on the X-Gene ARM Server Platform and HP Moonshot - #theCUBE video

AppliedMicro on the X-Gene ARM Server Platform and HP Moonshot - #theCUBE video

Mike Major, Applied Micro’s VP of Corporate Communications dropped in on theCUBE at the HP Moonshot 2013 announcement with John Furrier and Dave Vellante to share some of the Moonshot news. Applied Micro is a major manufacturer of embedded processor products and part of the HP Moonshot effort. Their concept for the System on a Chip (SOC) that underlies the HP Moonshot series was conceived back in 2009. Applied Micro was one of the first to acquire an ARM architecture license for 64-bit. The reason behind that is their aim was to develop a product that would have the capability... more »
Bloodhound Graduates From Apache Incubator as Top-Level Project

Bloodhound Graduates From Apache Incubator as Top-Level Project

After spending much time in the incubator of Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, Bloodhound has finally graduated to officially become a top-level project. A highly flexible, open-source tool for collaborating on software development projects, Bloodhound comes with a whole bunch of tools including issue tracking, wiki and repository browsing based on Trac, the Open Source, Web-based project management and bug tracking system. It is basically a fork of the widely used Trac, and adds multiple project hosting and an improved user interface. "When Bloodhound entered the incubator it was... more »
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Applications are Creating the New Server : Five Things to Know about Software-Defined Infrastructure

The Hewlett-Packard ecosystem is a key cog in the Moonshot wheel. So much so in fact, that Mark Potter, Senior VP and GM, Industry Standard Servers and Software, Enterprise Group, at HP spent the bulk of his interview with the guys detailing its involvement in the announcement. While on theCUBE with hosts John Furrier, Founder, SiliconANGLE and Dave Vellante, Chief Analyst, Wikibon, Potter described a very intricately woven community element to HP's announcement and productization of Moonshot. In conjunction with this event being covered by SiliconANGLE's theCUBE, HP had events all around the world including a co-broadcast event in London. Along... more »
Icahn Threatens "Proxy Fight" as Dell Buyout Drags On

Icahn Threatens "Proxy Fight" as Dell Buyout Drags On

There’s been another twist in the Dell buyout saga, with hawkish activist investor Carl Icahn making it quite clear that the company’s board doesn't have a chance in hell of ‘buying him off’ for a few million dollars in order to play by their rules. Icahn wants what Icahn wants, and that’s the end of it. Icahn’s message comes in response to an offer by the special committee of Dell’s board that’s been charged with examining the various buyout possibilities to determine what’s best for the company. The committee offered to cover the costs associated with Icahn’s bid, as it has... more »

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