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Google Challenges FISA Gag Order To Protect Its Reputation

Google Challenges FISA Gag Order To Protect Its Reputation

Google has just issued a legal challenge to the secret FISA court over its gag order that prevents it from being upfront with its customers over how many government data requests it receives. The company cites the First Amendment and the "right to free speech" as justification for its challenge, saying that "greater transparency is needed" to reassure its customers. On the face of it, it looks like a step in the right direction. Few will disagree that we need more transparency in light of PRISM, and Google's request seems perfectly reasonable. It says that so-called 'criminal requests' should not be... more »
PBworks Launches Startup Accelerator Giveaway

PBworks Launches Startup Accelerator Giveaway

PBworks, a San Mateo, CA-based provider of hosted collaboration solutions, announced that it will hand out free software licenses to startups that join the TechStars, 500 Startups, Acceleprise, DreamIT or Lemnos Labs accelerator program. Companies that are eligible for the “PBworks for Startup” giveaway receive a Starter Pack version of the PBworks collaboration suite with 20 permanent seats. Jim Groff, the chief executive officer of PBworks, explained the motivation behind the initiative in a statement: "We discovered that a number of our best customers came from high-growth startups that adopted us when they were still in the proverbial garage. Those startups... more »
Google Expands Chromebook Distribution, Resolves Shareholder Lawsuit | SiliconANGLE Daily News Roundup

Google Expands Chromebook Distribution, Resolves Shareholder Lawsuit | SiliconANGLE Daily News Roundup

Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Tuesday June 18, 2013 here’s your SiliconANGLE daily round-up. Another buy for Yahoo? Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer could be close to another acquisition.  Rumors of a buyout of New York based startup Qwiki are expected to cost the company up to fifty-million dollars. The New York based startup developed an iPhone app that allows users to combine various media to automatically create short movies. Many of Yahoo’s recent buyouts have been targeted towards this type of mobile-centric business however it’s thought that a buyout of Qwiki could be more of an aqui-hire, where the focus is... more »
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Abhishek Mehta Discusses the Concept of Data Ownership

The controversy around the NSA’s recently exposed surveillance program has triggered an important public debate about user privacy and Big Data transparency, according to Tresata founder Abhishek Mehta. He provided his take on these two topics in a Q&A session with SiliconAngle NewsDesk host Kristin Feledy. In Mehta’s view, the discussion around the positive applications of Big Data is hollow if user privacy is not being addressed. Individuals and organizations need to know who owns their data, who has access to it, and what can be done with it. He stresses that it’s impossible to argue for or against PRISM or... more »
3 Reasons Yahoo + Others Want Mobile Video to Be Deeply Integrated in Our Everyday Interactions

3 Reasons Yahoo + Others Want Mobile Video to Be Deeply Integrated in Our Everyday Interactions

Yahoo! is far from finished with its acquisitions as it tries to solidify its mobile web and consumer service model to survive this painful time of restructuring. Yesterday, it was reported that Yahoo is offering $30-$40 million to acquire Xobni, maker of address book apps and plugins.  Xobni, which is “inbox” spelled backwards, is said to be a perfect fit for Yahoo’s mail and productivity tools “as it neatly creates automated profiles for each email contact with correspondence history and social network data.” Today, AllThingsD reports that Yahoo is eyeing Qwiki, a New York startup that began as a search platform that... more »
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Nutanix Bolsters Converged Lineup with New Appliances

Nutanix, a San Jose-based provider of hyperscale appliances, announced today two new solutions that “meet the cost, performance and scale requirements to run nearly any enterprise application.” The NX-1000 is an entry-level system designed for use in SMB and branch office environments. For $22,500, customers get a 2U box that supports both 1Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet and comes with all the features of Nutanix’s flagship Virtual Computing Platform. These include pre-integrated replication, compression and backup software; flash-optimized data tiering; and a flat architecture that simplifies management and supports a wide range of use cases. The company boasts that the NX-1000... more »
All Business Will Be Digital Business, Says Accenture's Jack Sepple | #IndustrialCloud

All Business Will Be Digital Business, Says Accenture's Jack Sepple | #IndustrialCloud

Jack Sepple, Senior Managing Partner, Accenture Cloud, discussed the impact of cloud on Accenture's business and Industrial Internet trends with theCUBE co-hosts Jeff Kelly and Dave Vellante live at the GE Industrial Internet event, Innovation Day. Defining its role in the company's business, Sepple said that "cloud for Accenture is helping our clients cross all layers," from architecture to business services.  "It's a global practice," he added, with implementations in 60 percent of Fortune 100 companies. "We've moved from why [you] use the cloud to how you use the cloud," Sepple said. Business units have recognized the value of cloud: "there is... more »
Industrial Internet : Data Quality Up, Spending Booms by $3 Billion | #IndustrialCloud

Industrial Internet : Data Quality Up, Spending Booms by $3 Billion | #IndustrialCloud

David Floyer, CTO and Co-founder of Wikibon, discussed the research company's latest report on the Industrial Internet with theCUBE host Dave Vellante, live at the GE Industrial Internet event in San Francisco. Asked what prompted the research, Floyer said: "We were interested in the Internet of Things, what was going to happen after the consumer Internet." On the consumer side, data is driven entirely by advertisements, he explained. Google, for example, is making a lot of money in this space. "We were looking  at other Big Data areas," Floyer notes, and those are surveillance and the industrial Internet. What Wikibon found was... more »
The Industrial Internet Will Open Up a Whole New Horizon for Developers

The Industrial Internet Will Open Up a Whole New Horizon for Developers

Development and operations have never quite seen a challenge like is being heralded by the advent of the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet—two things that mean essentially the same thing, but exist in different contexts. To make matters more interesting these concepts bind together not only a multitude of devices, but everything we know about the cloud, and big data all into one package. As more and more “things” are connected and emitting data via sensors, and more and more APIs are needed to permit the connection, authentication, and transmission of that data both development and operations will... more »
HP. Workday. Amazon. Open Source. | Marketing Momentum Gone Wrong

HP. Workday. Amazon. Open Source. | Marketing Momentum Gone Wrong

Hewlett-Packard made a big fuss about its public cloud service at last week’s HP Discover event in Las Vegas: Bill Veght, the company’s software chief, boasted that HR SaaS provider Workday abandoned Amazon Web Services (AWS) in favor of HP Public Cloud. The revelation drew a lot of positive attention to Hewlett-Packard’s OpenStack-based PaaS offering, but it soon proved to be all sizzle and no steak. A few days after the conference, a spokesperson for Workday told SiliconAngle Editor-in-Chief John Furrier that the company remains a “happy AWS customer,” and added that the firm has no intention of moving off the... more »

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