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Oracle's fighting a fool's war in the DoD

Most of the government may have been out on furlough for several weeks last month but we know the technology pros at the Department of Defense were still in business mode. Many of the agencies within the DoD are customers, and they were abuzz about Oracle’s mystifying but not uncharacteristic attempt to undermine the DoD’s adoption of open source technologies with some really fancily worded FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt). And it was a dud. Oracle’s white paper on open source and the DoD, which was dated September 2013 but surfaced publicly in October, essentially lectured the DoD on the dangers... more »
Hong Kong Bitcoin site GBL goes missing along with $4.1M in investors' cash

Hong Kong Bitcoin site GBL goes missing along with $4.1M in investors' cash

Bitcoin's popularity in China has exploded in recent months, but its not just investors who've been tempted by the profit potential of digital currency trading – now it seems that scammers and fraudsters are every bit as keen to get in on the act, having recently made off with millions of dollars worth of Chinese investors' money. Last month's shutdown of GBL, a bitcoin trading platform serving Chinese consumers that claimed to be based in Hong Kong, probably wouldn't have been that noteworthy – except for the fact that more than $4.1 million of user's money disappeared at the same time... more »
Apple Maps is back on track, fast catching up with Google Maps on iOS

Apple Maps is back on track, fast catching up with Google Maps on iOS

Apple Maps has been subject to all kinds of jeering and finger pointing over the last year or so, and for good reason too – its made numerous high profile mishaps since it was first released. For example, the app was said to be potentially "life threatening" by police in Australia after a number of drivers were given wrong directions in the outback, causing them to become stranded without food or water. Then there were the more humorous mishaps, such as Taiwan being labeled as a province of China. Someone even created a Tumblr page devoted to the numerous mistakes in... more »
Todd Bashor on Instant Mobility from ServiceNow @theCUBE Conversation

Todd Bashor on Instant Mobility from ServiceNow @theCUBE Conversation

I had a chance to sit down with Todd Bashor, Director Platform Product Management of ServiceNow, to talk about their new instant mobility solution that they just announced. ServiceNow announced that ServiceNow users across the enterprise can access services from any mobile device. SiliconANGLE.tv New Video Playlist:  Data Enhanced Social Video Player Youtube link: http://youtu.be/cyZj1_aLISo My Angle: ServiceNow has amazing customer loyalty with their Service Automation Platform for Information Technology (ITSM) and developers inside the enterprise.  Mobile is table stakes for any enterprise IT department so ServiceNow has built a nice responsive application (not downloadable) to give instant mobility for their customers.  This is not... more »
Cyber Monday, Cybercrime playday, up to $3.4 Million/Hour at risk - RSA report

Cyber Monday, Cybercrime playday, up to $3.4 Million/Hour at risk - RSA report

A recent RSA announcement introduced the results of a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute that examined the cost of fraud and online disruption coinciding with Cyber Monday (December 2).   Cyber Monday is of course just around the corner, and it's the biggest online shopping day of the year, taking place annually the Monday after each Thanksgiving.  The study surveyed 1,100 IT staff inside of retail organizations in the U.S. and UK.  All this shopping activity is a massive target for cybercrime, and it comes with a number of issues addressed within this report.  Also discussed were the most popular... more »
From a collection of business units to 'Viz Biz' | #IBMIoD recap

From a collection of business units to 'Viz Biz' | #IBMIoD recap

On Day One of IBM's Information on Demand event in Las Vegas last week, theCUBE co-hosts  John Furrier and Dave Vellante kicked off live coverage with some pre-game analysis, stating the importance of the event, which focused on the "Big Data revolution combined with social business." Obviously, the big theme was transforming business. "Social business is real," said Furrier, noting IBM's emerging people-centric model and the fact that "conversation is the new webpage." The newest tool the crowd consumer has is the hashtag, and that is quickly becoming the fundamental component of the web, much like the URL. "The hashtag signifies interest,... more »
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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 »

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