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Organizations can yield a veritable gold mine of insights and opportunities from their Big Data streams, but what happens when their text-based data comes in a mish-mash of foreign languages? For companies that operate on an international level, there's no doubt that opportunities increase exponentially as the data flows in from all corners of the globe, but with that opportunity comes complex new challenges. Big Data on a global scale represents a Big Language Problem, and with no easy solutions much of that 'foreign' data goes to waste. Even so, these difficulties are well worth overcoming. With almost 175 million new tweets composed... more »
Oracle announced it has agreed to acquire Nimbula, a provider of private cloud infrastructure management software. When megatrends heat up Oracle has no problem stepping up to the plate and buying their way into the market. Here public and enterprise grade clouds are what the customers want. With Nimbula's technology Oracle can offer managed infrastructure to deliver service, quality and availability of Oracle and open source workloads in private and hybrid cloud environments. Nimbula's product is complementary to Oracle, and is expected to be integrated with Oracle's cloud offerings. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2013. Many have been... more »
Another White House petition hit the 100K mark - Stop CISPA. The petition was launched to stop the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act from being passed and put into action, as Internet activists see it as something that suppresses Internet freedom as well as a violation of people’s privacy. Freedom fighters argue that the terms in act are too broad, which makes it easy for authorities to abuse it. CISPA has been dubbed as the SOPA replacement but much worse, as the government tries to fight cybercrimes. CISPA gives the Defense Department sharper teeth, which doesn’t help since Department of Homeland... more »
Google is said to be bringing Google Now, its intuitive personal assistant for Android devices, to iOS devices such as the iPhone and the iPad. So what would Google Now on iOS offer that's different from the Android-integrated app? Google Now delivers real-time information anticipating a user's future needs, such as their flight details, currency rates when you’re visiting another country, the fastest way to get from point A to B, updated game scores, shopping deals, new movies out in theaters, the weather, and much more. iOS devices get to enjoy the above mentioned features via its own apps, not to mention... more »
This week saw a big reversal from Microsoft as it rolled out a fresh update for the Windows 8 and RT versions of Internet Explorer 10, enabling Flash content to run by default for the first time. According to Microsoft, the move will ensure that websites "just work", vastly improving the Windows experience for its customers. Microsoft explains the changes in depth on its official IE10 blog, but the nuts and bolts are that from now on, Flash will run as default within the Windows 8 and Windows RT "Metro" environment for all sites that are not on a designated "Compatibility... more »
Ed. Note: This is the third installment in a three-part report exploring IBM's so far two-year project to create the ultimate diagnostic and individualized treatment engine for lung, breast, and blood cancer patients using its unique Watson natural language cognitive engine. The first part defined the challenge and discussed why the Watson team has taken it on. The second part looked at what Watson is and the complexity of the challenges it is designed to meet. Healthcare is a natural fit for Watson, says Watson Project CTO, IBM Fellow, & VP Rob High, because it is experiencing “this enormous flood of... more »
Breaking Analysis: EMC VMware Lays out the Pivotal Initiative – EMC’s Silver Lining Playbook: EMC Owns 69% - VMware Transfers 500 Employees
There is an old saying "there is a silver lining in everything." Well Joe Tucci and team found it, with the Pivotal Intiative spin out. One thing about Joe Tucci that I’ve come to admire in my interactions with him is his competitiveness. Joe Tucci is a competitor. EMC is a company that keeps on reinventing themselves and making the right moves at the right time. Now he is finding the silver lining in his portfolio and creating another VMware – it’s called Pivotal Initiative. Today in New York City, top industry analysts from Wall Street to Silicon Valley are with EMC and... more »
Will Lenovo really end up buying BlackBerry? We can't say for sure, but it's fair to say that such a move is looking a lot more likely following comments by CEO Yang Yuanqing to French media earlier this week. Speaking to the newspaper Les Echos, Yuanqing agreed that acquiring BlackBerry "could make sense", although he indicated that he need to analyze the company and market conditions before making any move. Yianqing's comments saw shares in BlackBerry jump by 14.1% as investors looked to position themselves ahead of any deal. However, a spokersperson for Lenovo later told Bloomberg that people shouldn't jump to... more »
In today’s mobile news roundup: Nokia threatened by Microsoft Surface phone; Samsung ready for high Galaxy SIV demand; Google Now may soon land on iOS devices; Nokia Lumia 928 coming to Verizon in April; and Deezer coming to iOS and Android devices. Nokia threatened by Microsoft Surface phone When Microsoft unveiled the Surface tablet, the next topic of interest was the possibility of Microsoft making its own smartphone, shifting focus to Microsoft's most dedicated mobile partner, Nokia. Nokia has completely retooled its business to make Windows Phone-based smartphones, and if Microsoft decides to make it’s own smartphone running on Window Phone, that could... more »
There's been a spate of high-profile hacks over the last month or so, with big names including Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Evernote all falling victim to malware. It might not be clear who is responsible for these attacks or how exactly they got away with it, but if there's one thing we can take home from all of this it's that no website should consider itself "safe" from attack. While the likes of Apple and Facebook steal the headlines whenever they fall victim to a hack, these companies rarely suffer any long-term damage. Security breaches are nearly always spotted within hours,... more »