What's it take to run stadium Wi-Fi for nearly 80,000...
The Super Bowl is known for groundbreaking commercials, but the...
For the past four years, big data consultancy NewVantage Partners...
The Notes app is a great way to keep track...
In today’s mobile and social news roundup: BlackBerry tablet may be coming in Q3; iMessage suffers DoS attack; USPTO blocks iPad mini trademark; and Teens more interested in mobile messaging apps than Facebook. BlackBerry tablet may be coming in Q3 Twitter account @BB10Leaks tweeted what seems to be BlackBerry’s roadmap for 2013. It showed five devices on the map including the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 which were unveiled late January. Three more devices are coming later this year and it seems like BlackBerry has a new tablet, phablet, and another QWERTY for its fans. The B10 L looks like the tablet coming sometime... more »
Have you ever experienced losing data? Maybe you've lost all the contacts in your phone, or lost personal files when the computer crashed. We’ve all experienced the loss and I can tell you, sometimes it's simply unbearable! Just thinking about all the memories lost with those files can make one’s heart sink to the ground. So what are we to do? Back it up! Yesterday, March 31, 2013 was World Backup Day. It is the day dedicated to raising awareness about data backup solutions across all devices currently available on the market. Why? Because shit happens. As mentioned above, devices can easily... more »
This past week in Big Data: Rackspace picked up a NoSQL startup, Platfora released its flagship product, and MapR announced two major updates that got the open-source community excited. On Thursday Rackspace disclosed that it acquired Exceptional Cloud Services, an emerging Redis solutions provider from the Bay Area. Terms of the deal were disclosed but we did learn that the cloud host is absorbing ECS’s entire development and sales teams, as well as its three software products and a customer base of over 50,000 developers. The other Big Data startup that made headlines this week is Platfora, which announced the general availability... more »
We get a lot of great guests on theCube, but one of our most popular segments was with Ryan Dahl, the creator of Node, who tells us in his own words how his creation first came about. His story begins about seven years ago, when he saw a demo on Flickr, he believes, where one could post an image and would see the progress bar going and people were blown away. "You would think the web browser is sending a file..." he said. "The way that these progress bars is as you're uploading a file, you reach around on the side and... more »
Municipalities who use the e-government suite of tools from E-Gov Link can now accept Bitcoin as payment for numerous city services including permits, utilities, class or event registration, shelter reservations, or even parking tickets. According to E-Gov already 60% of the states have cities that use their technology to offer connection to the public (the website lists 36 cities across 20 states as examples.) If you’re interested, you can read the announcement on their website. E-Gov Link gives municipalities a content management system to upgrade their web pages, software to track and manage recreation programs (including registration, events, etc.) and a... more »
What's the intersection between the Big Data stack and real-time capabilities? The convergence is long overdue, says Trestata founder Abhishek Mehta, who discusses the market juncture on a recent NewsDesk segment (full video below). Mehta first describes how real-time analytics gradually transformed from a nice-to-have to a must-have in the past 12 months. “The capabilities you need in analytics to solve some business problems need real time ability, as well as real time capabilities to not just query and play with the insight, but also find answers to some topics," Mehta says. "Real-time and its interception with Big Data is a must-have technology... more »
It appears that Facebook.com is offline right now with a likely service disruption. Both Down Right Now and Down For Everyone Or Just Me? suggest that the social media giant is offline and has been for a little while now. No news available currently as to what is causing the service disruption. There have been a few other outages for the social media website this month; but it's too early to tell if this one is related to anything else that's been going on. Update: Twitter user @mellodev noticed that DNS issues might be affecting Facebook noting, "Amazon AWS Oregon datacenter experiencing connectivity problems to... more »
Lawrence "Larry" Hryb, the Director of Programming for the Microsoft gaming network, more popularly known by his Xbox Live gamertag Major Nelson, announced a lot of entertainment goodies coming for Xbox live subscribers. Game of Thrones overload In time for the new season of Game of Thrones, Xbox Live subscribers can use their Windows 8 tablet or iPad as a second screen to unlock exclusive via the Xbox SmartGlass app. Get to see interactive maps, detailed character guides, cast and crew commentaries, behind-the-scenes extras and much more. Why would you want this? Let’s be honest, the second season of Game of Thrones... more »
Aimed at helping more users successfully converge their first node, Opscode has started the #learnchef quickstart. This new learning platform will help new users to gear up with what they need to start building "Infrastructure as Code". With single minded goal as ‘What’s the fastest way for a new user to go from zero to converge?”, this learning platform helps users converge their first node via quickstart, common cases, screen casts, and troubleshooting. Seth Vargo, #learnchef Lead @ Opscode noted Opscode's motivation behind creating this new learning avenue, “We created #learnchef to be a fun, inviting, and engaging entry point for Chef. It... more »
Part 1 While many CIOs and CISOs think they’re taking the right steps to protect their organizations from cyber-attacks, the reality is that the number of successful attacks in the U.S. continues to climb, along with the cost per breach. According to a survey conducted by HP and the Ponemon Institute, the average number of successful attacks increased 40 percent between 2011 and 2012, and the average annual cost of overall cybercrime increased 6 percent. HP’s annual Cyber Security Risk Report shows that mobility is a green field for cybercrime, with vulnerabilities rising in 2012 to 68 percent over 2011 numbers. Worse... more »