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ServiceMesh, VMware Partner for Cloud Foundry/vFabric App Delivery

ServiceMesh, VMware Partner for Cloud Foundry/vFabric App Delivery

Cloud application management solution provider ServiceMesh took today's VMware Cloud Foundry one-year anniversary event as an opportunity to announce that it now supports the open source Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and the VMware vFabric application platform. The end goal: Helping enterprises leverage DevOps methodologies to reap the benefits of a shorter development cycle and lower management costs. The ServiceMesh Agility Platform, the company's flagship product, is designed to boost the business value of the cloud by securing, managing and governing applications across hybrid cloud environments. With this integration, ServiceMesh and VMware's mutual customers can manage and scale their Cloud Foundry instances and vFabric... more »
Juniper’s Upcoming Earnings Report as Rival Launches IPO

Juniper’s Upcoming Earnings Report as Rival Launches IPO

Networking solutions vendor Juniper  said today that it will be hosting the call for its first 2012 fiscal quarter on April 24, just a couple weeks away. Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, today confirmed it will release preliminary financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, on April 24, 2012 after the close of the market and will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PDT, to be broadcast live over the Internet. The webcast replay will be available on the Juniper Networks website until June 14, 2012. The networking industry is a very crowded one, by the likes... more »
VMware Co-President Mark Peek Resigns to Become CFO at Workday

VMware Co-President Mark Peek Resigns to Become CFO at Workday

VMware CFO and Co-President Mark Peek is leaving the company to become the CFO of Workday. According to Forbes VMware also said that Carl Eschenbach, who had been co-president, customer operations, has been promoted to COO and co-president. Raghu Raghuram, who had been GM and senior VP, become executive VP of cloud infrastructure and management. VMware is looking for a new CFO to replace Peek, who will stay with the company until June 1. VMware said in its earnings call that Co-President Raghu Raghuram, who had been general manager and senior vice president, will become executive vice president of cloud infrastructure and management. What a... more »
Cloud9 IDE Announces One-Click Node.js Deploys to Cloud Foundry

Cloud9 IDE Announces One-Click Node.js Deploys to Cloud Foundry

Today cloud based integrated development environment Cloud 9IDE announced a partnership with VMware to enable one-click deployment of Node.js applications to any Cloud Foundry based platform-as-a-service environments. Through a simple interface within Cloud9, you can specify how many instances of an app to deploy, how much RAM to allocate and which version of Node.js to use. Cloud9 already features Node.js syntax highlighting, the Node Package Manager (NPM) support and Node-centric debugging and testing. It already supports one-click deployment to Joyent and to Microsoft Azure, so one-click deploys to Node.js PaaSes is a logical next feature. Cloud9 has also been supporting the... more »
Want Centralizes Buyer Intent with New Retail Partners

Want Centralizes Buyer Intent with New Retail Partners

Shopping online can be quite a pain, with so many retailers that offer things that you want or need, but it’s so seldom that you find exactly what you’re looking for.  There's several services and tools addressing the growing problem of e-retail overload, from curation to recommendations.  Social integration is key in this day and age, but there's a fine balance to walk when it comes to socially-driven marketing, search and recommendations. Want offers a new way for retailers to turn social interest and product curation into e-commerce purchase transactions, looking to give both consumers and retailers what they want--connection. Growing its... more »
Citrix Acquires Flexible Social Collaboration Service Podio

Citrix Acquires Flexible Social Collaboration Service Podio

Today Citrix announced the acquisition of Podio, an enterprise collaboration software-as-a-service company based in Denmark. Podio, one of our underdog startups to watch in 2012, offers a flexible platform that includes basic social applications such as microblogging. The twist Podio adds is a point-and-click system for quickly building simple social apps, along with an internal app store for sharing them. Customers can also use those custom built apps from a mobile device. The enterprise social collaboration market is maturing. Social is becoming a feature, not a product - look at the Atlassian is integrating activity streams, comments and social gestures... more »
AOL Lowlights - The Downfall of an Internet Innovator

AOL Lowlights - The Downfall of an Internet Innovator

AOL, the media company known early on for providing online services and electronic bulletin boards, has the fifth most popular search engine in the world. AOL was once instrumental in bringing people to web portals, chat rooms and instant messaging. Despite being called the greatest innovator that shaped the internet, the company's foundation has started to crumble in recent years. Biggest Threats: Online Ads, Social Marketing AOL is losing to Facebook and Google in online advertising, its network dropping to 2.7 percent from 4.4 percent last year. AOL’s internet portal division reported a loss of $9.7 million in 2011, 98.8 percent less... more »
Spotify Launches Play Button Widget: We Have More Ways to Share Playlists

Spotify Launches Play Button Widget: We Have More Ways to Share Playlists

Spotify, the online streaming cloud music service, continues to shed the layers of their walled garden.  First came the US invasion last year, followed by the Facebook integration - though not everyone was particularly happy with that one, as people were able to see what you’re listening too.  The matter was quickly addressed by Spotify, and now, they just launched the Spotify Play Button. The Play Button is a widget that you can embed on your site so you can share your favorite tunes to your readers or fans.  Spotify made it easier for music lovers to put tunes on their... more »
Springpad Overhaul Adds Collaboration with Public Notebooks. I'm In Love

Springpad Overhaul Adds Collaboration with Public Notebooks. I'm In Love

Springpad’s just dropped version 3.0 of their productivity suite, launching the public, collaborative notebooks I’ve been anticipating for some time.  The update brings them one step closer to matching certain functions of Evernote while differentiating their tools around actionability, making for one extremely useful tool.  I’ve taken to using Springpad on a daily basis, curating websites, notes, recipes, products, movies, tasks and events, and 3.0 combines their earlier goals around the socialized Facebook integration with an even broader discovery platform for sharing.  What's great about this release is it's available simultaneously across all its access points, including the web, iOS and Android... more »
From Touch-Floors to Facial Recognition, New Patents Face Opportunities and Legal Trouble

From Touch-Floors to Facial Recognition, New Patents Face Opportunities and Legal Trouble

The patent scene has become a rather interesting one these past few weeks, from Nokia to Google, Apple, and now IBM.  It looks like Big Blue just won the rights for what may become a housing standard in a few decades’ time. The company's been awarded with a patent that covers a touch-sensitive floor that could theoretically be used for several different applications. This technology has the capacity to serve as a movement detector automatically picking up on unwanted guests, according to IBM, as well as as a potential life-line in emergency situations. “In one embodiment, at step 960, object inactivity is... more »

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