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Good news for Facebook users who are fond of using Twitter-style hashtags on posts - those hashtags will actually be supported from here on in. Yep, you read that right, hashtags on Facebook now make sense, and will no longer just be some random words preceded by “#.” Many Facebook users have been using hashtags on the social service like they do on Twitter, apparently without wondering why the hashtags aren’t getting hyperlinked or remain non-clickable like they are on Twitter. Until now, when you use a hashtag on Facebook, it doesn't actually do anything. However, Facebook announced on its page that hashtags... more »
Google may or may not be spying on its users, but it certainly knows what's going on elsewhere around the world wide web. In an announcement yesterday, the company's security division revealed the existence of a vast Iranian government spying campaign that's been keeping a close eye on thousands of its citizens in the run up to its presidential elections. Google's Eric Grosse, VP of Security, said in a blog post that Iran's surveillance efforts were being facilitated by a vast "phishing" program that had targeted thousands of Gmail users in the country in recent weeks: "These campaigns, which originate from within... more »
As expected, Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system at this week’s WWDC. The consumer tech behemoth also launched iRadio, an iTunes music subscription service that bears a passing resemblance to Pandora. SiliconAngle Web Producer Mark Zamora spent a day assessing the new software and shared his findings in a recent NewsDesk interview with Kristin Feledy. Zamora describes iOS 7 as very flat, clean and modern. Apple did away with the old pseudo-realistic design and replaced it with thin fonts and a good bit of layering affects, similar to what Microsoft did with the Windows Phone 8 and... more »
I'm an admitted Apple fanboy. And for all you Fandroids, I'm aware the majority of iOS 7 updates are features already found on Android. If that is your argument, fantastic -- there's some good points to this end. Now that we've got that out of the way, I think the WWDC 2013 keynote had a lot of pop for a keynote that lacked a new iPhone, iPad or iPod. In a keynote that was void of product announcements, minus the new MacBook Air, Apple attempted to make it up with software updates. Let's rundown all of the announcements from Monday's keynote... more »
The success of Hewlett-Packard’s new data analytics platform will depend on integration and its ability to generate business value, writes Wikibon analyst Jeff Kelly. The recently unveiled HAVEn (short for Hadoop, Autonomy, Vertica, Enterprise Security and “n,” as in the number of apps that will run on top of the solution) is pegged as a unified framework for analyzing structured and unstructured data. As the name suggests, HAVEn is based on number of different products. Among these are Hadoop distributions from Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR, three of the largest software vendors in the Big Data market. Partnering with these firms allows... more »
Yahoo Mail has had a bit of a torrid time of late, with no end in sight to reports of people's accounts being hacked and used to send spam, and the fact that it's fast losing users when compared to rival services like Gmail and Outlook.com. Last week's revelations that Yahoo is allegedly one of the chief facilitators behind the NSA's PRISM spying program hasn't done much for its reputation either, so what can the company do to reassure its users that it still cares deeply about them? Well, to be honest, not that much, but that doesn't mean it isn't... more »
Craig Nunes, VP of HP Storage joins John Furrier and Dave Vellante in theCUBE at Discover 2013. The three discuss HP’s use of Flash, leadership in the software defined data center and what Nunes jokes is the real secret to 3PAR’s success. Vellante suggests HP made its mark on 3PAR and is gaining traction in the market now, so why is Flash not a bolt-on? According to Nunes, what HP has shared at Discover 2013 was not just a three part array with SSDs in it. He explains, “We drive some granularity in the i/o between the controller and the Flash.... more »
In their ongoing Discover 2013 coverage, John Furrier and Dave Vellante speak with Milan Shetti, VP and CTO for HP Storage. The three discuss Flash features, HPs modern architecture and what makes software defined storage so hot. The three explore recurring questions associated with Flash, including: How can clients apply data one features on Flash without having to worry about endurance? And, given that performance and latency are not the end-all/be-all, how can it be made cost effective? The panelists agree that many people have been inserting flash in their existing architecture and it did not perform as well. Vellante notes that... more »
As organizations move to the cloud the challenges in securing that transition vary greatly in range, scope and risks. That’s where experience, process and technology play such a critical role. HP has stepped up to announce a set of new security services that are focused on managing the risks of cloud migration of all types. Nowadays, the corporate environment is adopting the cloud in all kinds of ways, whether they know it or not, in public, hybrid, and private clouds, in software services and so on. That point was reinforced in a conversation with Andrzej Kawalec, the Chief Technology Officer... more »
IBM Edge2013 is in full swing at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman is in attendance, dropping in on this morning's Live NewsDesk Show to detail the sentiment at this year's event. Flash storage takes the cake for buzzworthy topics at IBM Edge, but the question is whether or not Big Blue's too late entering this market. EMC and other have been investing in flash since 2008. Though lately, Miniman emphasizes, IBM has been sending the right message in supporting flash -- this technology is radically changing the entire role of software in the data center.... more »