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Google Search @ 15: New Features and Search Ranking

Google Search @ 15: New Features and Search Ranking

Have you noticed anything new while browsing with Google Chrome today?  Whenever you open a new tab, the Google Search bar is now visible and the sites you frequently visit have been reduced in size. Aside from that, your Chrome apps, Google+, Gmail, images, and calendar reminders are now in the top right side of the page instead of appearing on the next page.  And if there’s a Google Doodle, you’ll see four moving little circles on the top corner of the letter ‘e’ in Google - click on it and you'll see the Google Doodle. So what's with all the changes? ... more »
Intel's TV Plans On The Rocks: Will Samsung & Amazon Save The Day?

Intel's TV Plans On The Rocks: Will Samsung & Amazon Save The Day?

Time is running out for Intel as it looks to fulfill its earlier promise of getting its web-based TV service into our living rooms before the end of this year. Reports say that the chip-maker giant is struggling to get its TV service off the ground, with not a single content deal with any major broadcaster agreed so far – and now its desperately seeking help from some of the industry's biggest hitters to try and beat its deadline. According to a report in All Things D, Intel is sounding out both Amazon and Samsung as potential partners in its TV... more »
Oracle OpenWorld Changes Its Tune : Reshaping IT + Partners for Software-Led World

Oracle OpenWorld Changes Its Tune : Reshaping IT + Partners for Software-Led World

This week we broadcast live with theCUBE from Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, California, streaming exclusive interviews with the industry's leaders including Cloudera Chairman of the board and Chief Strategy Officer Mike Olson, Dorian Naveh, Senior Director Technology Alliances with EMC and Patrick Rogers, NetApp VP of Product Marketing and Alliances, to name a few.  Given Oracle's rocky transition into the new era of cloud computing, all eyes have been on CEO Larry Ellison, particularly anxious to see how Oracle's earlier acquisition of Sun Microsystems would play out in this new software-led world. What we've heard from many of our guests on theCUBE is... more »
Ford's Alan Mulally In The Running To Be Microsoft’s Next CEO?

Ford's Alan Mulally In The Running To Be Microsoft’s Next CEO?

It might sound like something you’ll hear from a TV-based model search, but that’s the question that's been on most tech-watchers lips since Steve Ballmer announced he'll be stepping down from the position as soon as the company finds a suitable replacement. For weeks, much of the speculation centered on individuals that already occupy senior positions in the company, while ex-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was also said to be a front-runner for the job after Microsoft acquired his old company. Now though, we could be in for a surprise, with a report from AllThingsD stating that Ford (yes, the car maker)... more »
Microsoft Wants A One-Stop Shop For All Its Apps

Microsoft Wants A One-Stop Shop For All Its Apps

Microsoft is said to be planning a single app store for its Windows 8 and Windows Phone operating systems, in one of the strongest signs yet that the two platforms could begin to converge. A report in The Verge claims that Redmond chiefs want to create a single, unified app store by as soon as spring next year. The plan was revealed by Microsoft's new operating systems head, Terry Myerson, during a meeting of company chiefs in Redmond yesterday. The idea is for the new, unified Windows app store to be rolled out at the same time as Windows Phone receives its... more »
ZeroTurnaround Productivity Report: Developers Look for Possible Correlation Between the Methods and Tools

ZeroTurnaround Productivity Report: Developers Look for Possible Correlation Between the Methods and Tools

Like other businesses, developers spend only part of their time with their core process, namely writing code. Productivity suffers from continual interruptions, and time is lost spent solving problems, developing documentation, testing, and producing reports. The observations above were revealed as part of the 2012 edition of ZeroTurnaround Productivity Report. Developers spend much of their time taking care of their devices and business tasks, solving problems, as well as collaborating and performing administrative duties. ZeroTurnaround, the vendor behind the popular JRebel and LiveRebel JVM plugins, has released its latest “Developer Productivity Report 2013” explaining how engineering tools and practices impact software... more »
Bridging the Great Divide: How to Align User Behavior with Software License Compliance

Bridging the Great Divide: How to Align User Behavior with Software License Compliance

IT would be so much easier if it weren’t for end users. They don’t read the manuals, they install applications with carefree abandon, they ignore security vulnerabilities – because that’s IT’s job, right? As for software licensing, few users, if any, even understand the concept, let alone the complexity of today’s compliance landscape. Just as with IT security, staying on the right side of license compliance is a process that must be carefully defined and executed. Implementing the right software license management tools will certainly help, as will understanding the licensing complexities that prevail within organizations boasting complex IT infrastructures, prolific... more »
Sauce Labs Launches BrowserSwarm in Partnership with Microsoft, appendTo For Testing Apps in the Cloud

Sauce Labs Launches BrowserSwarm in Partnership with Microsoft, appendTo For Testing Apps in the Cloud

The demand for development and testing tools in the cloud-based applications is exploding. As the world becomes more mobile and online interactions increasingly move to specialized applications, it's increasingly important that these apps perform and meet consumer demands. Originally launched to support Selenium tests in the cloud, Sauce Labs has expanded to include manual testing, unit testing, JavaScript testing, along side Web application and mobile app testing. Sauce Labs’ cloud testing service allows users to execute their test scripts in parallel across today’s most popular browsers. The company now launched a new service called BrowserSwarm, a new management tool that streamline JavaScript... more »
 [24]7 Makes Social Shopping Easy

[24]7 Makes Social Shopping Easy

People love talking about their shopping and service experiences in places like Twitter, Facebook, and even Pinterest.  Still, many people are inclined to talk about those negative experiences than positive ones, that's because there aren't many smooth ways to capture those great experiences.  [24]7 has a new social solution that will change that, and is designed to help businesses turn brand advocates into a direct sales force online.  The [24]7 platform leverages prediction, real-time decisioning, and intuitive design frameworks to make this social experience click easily for customers and shoppers.  This social shopping experience is the latest in the company’s... more »
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How to Slay a Robot : Try These iPhone + Android Games

If you’re a fan of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, you’ve probably already seen "The World’s End."  It’s a movie about a guy and his friends wanting to relive their glory days by completing the Golden Mile, a pub crawl that entails drinking a pint of beer in each of the 12 pubs in their town, a feat they failed to accomplish in their teens. Pegg plays Gary King, a man who peaked in high school and can't seem to move on from his glory days, who tricked his buddies into coming back to town to complete the Golden Mile. Little did... more »

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- Brian Gracely

As the trend towards greater adoption and usage of open source expands, Wikibon looks at how open source software and public cloud are reshaping the business models of VCs, Startups, Enterprise IT vendors and Cloud Providers.

- Peter Burris

HPE visited theCUBE for a conversation about IoT edge processing. We excerpt that conversation, adding our insights into evolving IoT architectures.

- David Floyer

Next generation datacenters with all-flash for active data will require much higher performance system networks. These networks will need to be integrated into converged systems, and be completely separate from long-distance networks.

- George Gilbert

The software, hardware, and professional services markets for big data are still in formative stages, with packaged applications emerging only slowly. But the demand for solutions is sufficiently large and growing fast enough to support a number of large vendors with a variety of packaging and go-to-market approaches. Users should identify their big data starting point -- services, application platforms, or converged infrastructure -- and establish the strategic relationships they need to progress with big data investments.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at several examples of IT organizations that are actively engaged with open source software communities to help evolve how their business undergoes a digital transformation.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Red Hat.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended DockerCon 2016 in Seattle. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Docker.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the evolution of PaaS and Container platforms, and evaluates the critical architectural criteria that should be considered by CIOs, Enterprise Architects, Developers and Operational teams.

- Ralph Finos

Based on market conditions that we have observed over the past year and the recent public cloud revenue results of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM, we expect that public cloud spending will continue to accelerate rapidly, growing from $75B in 2015 to $522B by 2026 (19% CAGR). Each public cloud segment will have rapid growth rates: SaaS (19% CAGR), PaaS (33% CAGR), and IaaS (18% CAGR) during this period. How big will public cloud be? By 2026, cloud will account for nearly 50% of spending related to enterprise hardware, software, and outsourcing services.

- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.