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Intel wants inside the Internet of Things

Intel wants inside the Internet of Things

In a few years time, you won't be able to walk from the bedroom to the living room without falling over half a dozen devices that are connected to the web. For some, that might already be the case – if not, just give it some time. Smartphones, watches (Galaxy Gear) and glasses (Google Glass) are just the beginning – in the future, it'll be your microwave surfing the web to find out how long to reheat last night's leftovers, or even your toilet, placing an order with the nearest convenience store before the bog roll runs out. This is... more »
Twitter IPO: 3 things investors might not know

Twitter IPO: 3 things investors might not know

Twitter has finally announced how much it plans to sell its shares for, with stock going on sale at $26 a pop on the New York Stock Exchange from the start of today's trading. In what's billed as the biggest tech IPO since Facebook's dismal debut on NASDAQ around 18 months ago, Twitter said it plans to sell off more than 70 million shares of its stock, starting at $26 per share – amounting to a net profit of more than $2 billion at that price. Trading is set to kick off on Thursday morning EST, with Twitter trading under the... more »
Aerospike and Internap take NoSQL to the Cloud for faster insights

Aerospike and Internap take NoSQL to the Cloud for faster insights

The raw performance of flash storage has made the technology a popular option for real time analytics, a fast-growing Big Data use case driven by increasing demand for actionable insights. For businesses seeking to quickly analyze large volumes of data without having to make a large upfront capital investment, Aerospike and Internap are rolling out a new cloud-based service that marries NoSQL with bare-metal servers. The offering layers Aerospike’s flash-optimized in-memory database over Internap’s bare-metal cloud to provide “predictable high performance” for analytical applications that require a combination of horsepower and efficiency. By leveraging standalone provisioning and management functions instead of... more »
IPO for CUDA - Barracuda Networks debuts on NYSE

IPO for CUDA - Barracuda Networks debuts on NYSE

While it seems everyone’s talking about Twitter and their IPO, Barracuda Networks debuted on the New York Stock Exchange today with their own IPO under their trading ticker symbol CUDA. Wall St. responded by boosting the value in trading by as much as twenty percent and at the end of the day Barracuda raised upwards of $75 Million from 4.1 million shares with over one billion in market cap.  Security is one of the hottest sectors in the technology business right now and Barracuda has emerged as a market leader. Barracuda's potential - huge   The company provides easy-to-use security and storage services... more »
Big Data can bring back the balanced scorecard | #IBMIoD

Big Data can bring back the balanced scorecard | #IBMIoD

Mark Lack, Manager of Analytics Strategy and Business Intelligence with Mueller, was interviewed by John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, during the IBM Information on Demand 2013 in Las Vegas. Mueller is a company that specializes in the balanced scorecard methodology, a tactic reviewed in depth during this segment. Lack was a huge supporter of the idea, and he got familiar with the notion when he was in graduate school. Lack worked on a thesis about using the balanced scorecard in a corporate environment. He was convinced that the balanced scorecard might be a good way to manage through times of turbulent... more »
Layering social atop business : Accelerate + increase value | #IBMIoD

Layering social atop business : Accelerate + increase value | #IBMIoD

Darrin Nelson, VP of Solution Sales with Sirius Computer Solutions, among the largest IBM resellers in the world, joined John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, during their exclusive live coverage of the IBM Information on Demand 2013 event in Las Vegas. "I was IBM's largest software reseller and systems integrator the north-eastern part of the US and they asked me to help transform the company to be more software and software services capable. In a three-year period we tripled IBM software business and became IBM's largest software reseller on the planet," boasted Nelson, providing viewers with some background on his... more »
Social apps reintroduce personality at work | #IBMIoD

Social apps reintroduce personality at work | #IBMIoD

Marcia Conner, Principal with SensifyGroup and a Social Biz Expert and author, joined John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, at the IBM Information on Demand 2013 event in Las Vegas, to talk about the organizational culture, the smarter workforce and the Social Business. "For many years, when people went to work they were required to leave their personality in the car. Social Business is the first opportunity we have to be human beings at work. We're allowed to actually talk about the things we care about, we're allowed to bring our interests and our passions into the conversation, and to be... more »
Top Flash Shops + Apps for the Dapper Dude

Top Flash Shops + Apps for the Dapper Dude

Men may cringe at the term "Metrosexual" these days, but that doesn't mean they want any less to look good.  The rise of flash sales sites like Ideeli have been a boon for women of the world, with many launching dedicated sections for menswear as well.  And these days, it's the manlier the better.  Beards have made a comeback, while Don Draper has introduced corporate style back into American culture.   If you take mainstream media at face value, you're apt to think only the rich can afford to look so good all the time.  But do you really have to... more »
The prototype of Valve Steam Machine reveals and the first impressions

The prototype of Valve Steam Machine reveals and the first impressions

A few days ago Valve announced SteamOS, and now the company has announced new hardware that will be powered by the operating system known as Steam Machines. They are basically modified PCs that allow players to play on their TV. Steam Machines will enter beta testing this year, and Valve has announced plans to distribute about 300 of these machines to players who sign up and are selected by Valve to participate in the beta test. According to Valve, players can play hundreds of games natively during the beta. For 2014, Valve expects a multitude of different Steam Machines to choose,... more »
Top quotes from #IBM IoD : @theCUBE 2013

Top quotes from #IBM IoD : @theCUBE 2013

IBM Information on Demand 2013 event, #IBMIOD is in full swing at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event runs through Friday, and is delivering on this year's theme of "Think Big. Deliver Big. WIN BIG." We featured live coverage of the event, with exclusive interviews right here on SiliconANGLE and SiliconANGLE.tv earlier this week, and also hosted a tweet chat yesterday at #IBMOID CrowdChat. Below is a recap of our CrowdChat highlights, curating the best quotes from our guests on #theCUBE.  But first, a brief recap on what IBM's IoD event is all about. IBM IoD is all about putting Big Data and... more »

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