Zettaset Adds Hadoop Security Layer

Maria Deutscher | February 22nd

Zettaset, a Hadoop startup that offers a self-healing data management platform which runs on top of the open-source big data muncher, unveiled its latest solution.  SHadoop is a new security layer that will supplement...»

Is Skype a Social Network?

Tom Foremski | February 22nd

Surely Microsoft's Skype should be counted as a social network. It fulfills many of the same functions that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. You can set a status 'mood' message, you can text message, use it as a group chat...»

Hackers’ Internet Shutdown Ploy Likely to Flunk, Experts Say

Kristina Farrah | February 22nd

Pundits say that the recent hacker threats of shutting the Internet’s root Domain System (DNS) servers and cutting online connectivity won’t be possible, at least not at the moment. The hackers are alleged members of Anonymous who intends to...»

New Media Minute: How to Build a Loyal Video Series Audience

Daisy Whitney | February 22nd

Since only one in twelve branded videos pass the one-million view mark, brands and producers are better off building an audience than going for a viral hit. There are several best practices that any Web producer, marketer or brand can follow...»

Travis CI Adds Support for Java and Other JVM Languages

Klint Finley | February 22nd

The team behind the open source continuous integration tool Travis CI have announced support for Java, Scala and Groovy. TravisCI started with support for Ruby, and soon added support for Erlang, Clojure, Node.js and PHP. Continuous...»

Microsoft Sues Motorola, T-Mobile Blocks Verizon’s Monopoly Play

Mellisa Tolentino | February 22nd

Though the Google-Motorola deal is still awaiting the approval of regulators from China, Taiwan and Israel, the pending merger is already faced with a lawsuit.  Microsoft filed a complaint against Google to the European...»

Amazon Launches New Hybrid Cloud Friendly Service, But What About Vendor Lock-In?

Klint Finley | February 22nd

According to a recent Information Week survey public cloud adoption in the enterprise has stalled slightly since 2011. In 2008, only 16% of survey respondents were using some sort of public cloud service. That went up...»

A Cloud Niche for Every Trade: Leveling the Playing Field for SMBs

Kristen Nicole | February 22nd

If you’re the owner of a small business, one of your biggest hurdles is competing with larger, established companies.  So what's an SMB to do?  Many SMBs are actually doing what the big guys are...»

Juniper Acquires IDS Security Company for $80M

Maria Deutscher | February 22nd

Juniper Networks, one of the biggest providers of networking gear and software behind Cisco, announced it has acquired Mykonos Software for about $80 million in cash. Mykonos offers an Intrusion Deception System designed to protect...»

The Rise of the Hactivist [Infographic]

Mellisa Tolentino | February 22nd

Hacktivism is the result of mashing up the words hack and activism and was coined in 1998 by Omega, a member of the Cult of the Dead Crow hacker crew.  By definition,...»