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A recent survey conducted by Kendo UI revealed that the global developers prefer HTML5 over native SDKs. Conducted among 5000 developers, CIOS and technology executive; the Global Developer Survey also found that developers love Win 8 and Android over iOS and BlackBerry for ease-of-use. Whats interesting though is HTML5 beating out Native SDKs as the preferred choice for developers across the board, regardless of company size. 90 percent of more than 5,000 app developers and IT decision makers saying they will develop apps using HTML5 in 2013, and only 15 percent preferring a native-only approach. “There have been many predictions around... more »
Mediaprint Transforms IT, Streamlines Editorial, with EMC Mediaprint, Austria’s largest newspaper and magazine publisher, has transformed its IT infrastructure with EMC VNX unified storage, EMC VPLEX Metro virtual storage, and VMware virtualization solutions. They have allowed Mediaprint to increase application performance by 300%, achieve five-nines availability for critical publishing, editorial, and production systems, and accelerate virtualization of its IT infrastructure. More HP Increases Dividend by 10 Percent HP has announced that its board of directors has authorized a 10 percent increase in the amount of its regular quarterly dividend to $0.1452 per share. The increase will take effect when the BoD declares HP’s... more »
The Tallinn Manual on International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare was published this week, at the request of NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence. As you may imagine, its mission is to frame the rules of engagement for cyber warfare as a response to escalating attacks going on throughout cyberspace. The timing is interesting given the recent news of a significant damaging attack on South Korean financial and broadcast institutions, then again when isn’t there a week where a major hack attack doesn’t happen. Still, the 302-page report works through the definition of cyberwar and is a fascinating read. The... more »
WANdisco's been busy. Disrupting an industry undergoing massive change in the data center, and trademarking patents to boot. The Big Data company disclosed that it has recently filed three patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent applications cover three innovations that “involve methods, devices and systems that enhance security, reliability, flexibility and efficiency in the field of distributed computing.” The three technologies were developed by a team of five PhDs led by Dr. Yeturu Aahlad, WANdisco’s co-founder and chief scientist. Aahlad, who previously served as the distributed systems architect for iPlanet, already has 3 patents to his name. "Our... more »
Much of the media has been focusing on a number of stories coming out of North Korea, including the typical threats of invasion of the South, all the way to the extraordinarily uncommon and worrying acts of cutting off contact, and nuclear tests. But threats and posturing aside, the Korean War may have just gotten a bit hotter with the latest news coming from the peninsula. Two major banks and three South Korean broadcasters were brought down in an attack Wednesday that was traced to originate from a server in China, however, Chinese officials were quick to point the blame to North Korea, stating "Hackers often use... more »
Bitcoin has seen a sudden and remarkable boost in value over the past few days that coincides with talks by cash-strapped Cyprus to raid their banking system in order to pay a $13 billion bailout tab—a reporter at BGR noticed that Spaniards became suddenly interested in a trio of iOS Bitcoin apps. Since the bailout fears two days ago and the resulting social unrest, Bitcoin has seen a meteoric rise from the already notably high $47 a week ago to exceed $70 today across most markets (peaking near $75 this morning on MtGox.) Fears revolved around a raid of domestic banks... more »
YouTube, the World's most popular video site joins Facebook in the exclusive one billion unique monthly users club. The unique monthly users continue to increase, as content creators upload fascinating videos that go viral. It's likely that these numbers will go even higher, as Google extends the YouTube brand with the recently announced YouTube subscription music service. Bugs In The System The latest version of iOS, 6.1.3, was released specifically to fix another lock screen bypass bug. Though the initial bug was fixed by the update, it's clear that locking down devices may be harder than it seems. But don't get too... more »
As the European Union's antitrust probe into Google lurches ahead into its third year, a group of eleven companies opposed to the search engine giant have decided to step up the pressure, writing a letter to regulators urging them to file formal charges against the company instead of pursuing a settlement. For the last two months, the European Commission has been examining a proposal volunteered by Google to alleviate worries over its alleged anticompetitive practices. Google's rivals, which include Microsoft, TripAdvisor, Expedia and others, have accused the search engine of manipulating its rankings in order to display its own products and... more »
The MetroPCS-T-Mobile merger has jumped a major hurdle when the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. stated that there are no unresolved national-security concerns with the merger and that the review of the deal is over. Which means that the merger is free to go forward. The only remaining obstacle is the approval of MetroPCS’ shareholders, who are scheduled to meet on April 12 to convene as to whether or not they would support the merger. “The MetroPCS board unanimously recommends that stockholders vote their shares FOR all of the proposals relating to the proposed combination with T-Mobile by returning the... more »
Oracle announced a rather poor quarter yesterday, blaming poor sales tactics for a really bad third-quarter software sales. And things are only going to get worse, with Oracle saying it will lose more ground this quarter. Investors were left wondering, while its stock has dropped since the trade floor opened this morning. According to a report by Reuters, the world's No. 3 software maker projected a 1 to 11 percent rise in new software licenses and Internet-based subscriptions in the May quarter - an indicator of future performance. But investors focused on the 2 percent slip in the February quarter, notable because... more »