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Breaking Analysis: HP Increases Dividend - Showing Wall Street Confidence

Hewlett-Packard today announced that the HP board of directors has authorized a 10 percent increase in the amount of its regular quarterly dividend, to $0.1452 per share. The increase in the amount of the dividend will be effective when the HP board of directors declares HP’s next dividend, which is expected to occur in May. The company’s previously announced dividend, payable on April 3, 2013 for stockholders of record on March 13, 2013, will not be increased, staying at $0.132 per share. HP has approximately 2 billion shares of common stock outstanding. Meg Whitman can turn HP around with SLI + Services . This is... more »
Google Keep vs. Evernote and Springpad : No Competition

Google Keep vs. Evernote and Springpad : No Competition

Google introduced Google Keep this week, a service that allows you to create and access virtual "Post-It" notes in the cloud.  Dubbed an Evernote rival, has Google Keep earned the title?  Let's see how Google Keep stacks up against two popular note-taking apps: Evernote and Springpad. The app has been rumored since last year, resurfacing last week when a Google Drive URL was discovered for Google Keep.  The expectations were that Google Keep would become a repository for saved content, bookmarking websites similarly to Evernote.  Now that Google Keep has launched, many are still calling the new app an Evernote rival,... more »
New IBM Big Data Predictive Analytics and Consulting Service Focuses on Taking Infrastructure Maintenance out of the Break/Fix Era

New IBM Big Data Predictive Analytics and Consulting Service Focuses on Taking Infrastructure Maintenance out of the Break/Fix Era

The largest hidden problem in business, government, and society in general today is infrastructure maintenance and repair. Every machine and structure ages every day, every part gets a little weaker and more worn, everything that businesses and societies depend on moves a little closer to its failure date. Most of this wear and normal aging is hidden, however, and often it is very hard to know the optimal time to invest in intervention. As a result, most companies and governments rely basically on a break/fix strategy -- don’t fix it if it ain’t broke. The big problem with that is failures... more »
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Eric Schmidt Rules Out Android/Chrome Merger, But Is He Bluffing?

Following Andy Rubin's sudden departure from Android last week, only to be quickly replaced by Chrome OS boss Sundar Pichai, speculation has been rife that Google is planning to merge its two operating systems into a Windows-killer spanning mobile and desktop devices. Well, that simply isn't true - or at least, not if you believe Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, who moved swiftly to rebut the rumors in an interview with Reuters earlier today. According to Schmidt, Google doesn't have any plans to merge Android and Chrome, insisting that the company is happy to keep the two operating systems as two distinct entities,... more »
HP Labs Create 3D Displays For Mobile Devices

HP Labs Create 3D Displays For Mobile Devices

It'll probably be some time before we see mobile devices with 3D displays hitting the shops, but at least we've been allowed a glimpse of what the future holds in store for us. According to a report in the scientific journal Nature, researchers at HP Labs have just developed a new display technology capable of delivering 'seamless' 3D images that could eventually be fitted to smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Speaking to reporters earlier today, HP Labs physicist David Fattal described how the technology works: "You actually see the object extruded one centimeter either in front of, or underneath the display.... more »
Google Unveils Keep, Hits 1B Users on YouTube, Leaks New App Store

Google Unveils Keep, Hits 1B Users on YouTube, Leaks New App Store

In today’s mobile / social roundup: Google Keep officially out; Twitter celebrates 7th birthday; YouTube hits 1B unique monthly users; Google Play 4.0 preview; iOS 6.1.3 laced with another bug; and a Starbucks-Square kerfuffle. Google Keep officially out Earlier this week, leaks regarding an Evernote-like service from Google surfaced the web, unearthing a new app from Google, which quickly removed access to the link that hinted at its upcoming plans.  Some sources claimed that the new service, Google Keep, will roll out soon, but others claimed that it might be one of those dead-end, experimental projects from Google. Lo and behold, Google has... more »
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BB Z10 Security Issues Lie in Native Programs - Could Be a Hard Flaw to Fix

One of BlackBerry's biggest perks is its high security, appealing to corporate executives and government officials alike.  And as the phone-maker struggles to regain its market leadership, BlackBerry faces obstacles in the UK. This week, the UK's Communications-Electronics Security Group rejected BlackBerry 10 OS as not secure enough for classified material. The CESG certified the mobile operating system for material that is labeled as “Restricted”, but it did not deem the software safe enough to store data that that is classified as “Secret”.  SiliconAngle contributing editor John Casaretto discussed the news on yesterday’s NewsDesk show with Kristin Feledy (full video... more »
What's the Difference Between Hyperscale and Traditional Enterprise IT?

What's the Difference Between Hyperscale and Traditional Enterprise IT?

Hyperscale storage is becoming an increasingly viable option for the datacenter, with industry heavyweights putting more resources into the software behind technology.  Most recently we've seen a string of hyperscale product releases from Fusion-io, where smarter software was key to managing this level of datacenter restructuring.  Here to break down the differences between hyperscale storage and traditional offerings is Wikibon CTO and co-founder David Floyer, who appeared on the SiliconAngle NewsDesk show earlier this week. morning to discuss the differences between the hyperscale/service provider market and the traditional enterprise space.  Floyer says that there are several major factors CIOs will want... more »
Xbox Hack Attack Leaves Microsoft Employees Exposed [Video]

Xbox Hack Attack Leaves Microsoft Employees Exposed [Video]

Seems everyone's getting hacked these days.  Just this week Microsoft revealed that the Xbox Live accounts of several high-ranking employees were hijacked using the same method that hackers used to bully Brian Krebs, a security expert turned blogger who recently uncovered an underground hacker marketplace. SiliconAngle founding editor Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins discussed the latest news on this morning’s NewsDesk segment with Kristin Feledy. Hopkins kicks off the interview by reflecting on LulzSec’s 2011 cyber campaign against Sony, the other major player in the game console market. The now defunct hacker group carried out over a hundred attacks on the company’s various... more »
Mobile: BlackBerry, Windows - Never Say Die

Mobile: BlackBerry, Windows - Never Say Die

If all the reports are to believed regarding the success or failure of the Blackberry and Windows Phone 8 platforms, well you wouldn’t know what to believe quite frankly. That’s because information is coming in that tells a bunch of different stories and bits here and there. In the end, we are left to guess how well some of these devices are selling and whether they can sustain and ideally increase any measures of success in a market dominated by Android and Apple. Let’s take a look at BlackBerry. Wall St. analysts have come forward with a variety of statements that... more »

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