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Telerik Expands into Application Analytics with EQATEC Acquisition

Telerik Expands into Application Analytics with EQATEC Acquisition

Bulgaria-based high-tech company and a leading global provider of software development, lifecycle and content management tools and solutions, Telerik, announced that it has acquired EQATEC, creator of cross-platform solution for analyzing applications, EQATEC Analytics. The technology product company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, EQATEC allows software developers and teams to make decisions based on information on the use of real-time applications and critical data available. Its flagship product, EQATEC Analytics generates all information including number of users and their location, frequency and duration of work with application specific information and the use of special features. It also provides analysis of applications to developers... more »
Secrets of a DevOps Ninja: Four Techniques to Overcome Deployment Roadblocks

Secrets of a DevOps Ninja: Four Techniques to Overcome Deployment Roadblocks

While the term DevOps is relatively new, not everyone is a DevOps white belt. The reality is that there are many companies that have practicing DevOps for many years.  In fact, there are four established techniques and tools to help guide anyone on the path to becoming a DevOps Ninja. Two key areas that will help overcome deployment roadblocks A streamlined, well understood process Automation of build, deployment and testing While people and interactions are important, processes and tools still play a key part.  Using extensive automation necessitates having good process in order to get good results.  A bad process that is automated just... more »
Pandora gets a Revenue Boost, but CEO Steps Down

Pandora gets a Revenue Boost, but CEO Steps Down

Pandora Media Inc. recently reported its fourth quarter and full year 2013 results, which are quite optimistic. For Q4 2013, the company has posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) loss of $0.04 on revenues of $125.1 million. For the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, Pandora guided revenue at $120 to $125 million and an adjusted EPS loss of $0.10 to $0.13, again attributed to stock-based compensation expense. But Q4 results are not substantially different from the company's Q3 results. The only big difference is that expectations have been reset. Talking about the Q4 report, Pandora CEO Joseph Kennedy said, “We... more »
Are Microsoft and Google Failing Women in IT?

Are Microsoft and Google Failing Women in IT?

Given that today's International Women's Day and all, one might think that some of the world's more prominent tech companies would take the opportunity to highlight whatever it is they're doing to promote women's rights in the workplace. But not so with Microsoft and Google, both of whom have apparently refused to disclose how many female members of staff they employ. The question was posed to them by UK Labor MP Chi Onwurah, on the day in which the world collectively celebrates the advancements made by women in areas such as politics, equality, education and employment. Given that Microsoft and Google are... more »
Services + Apps for Marketing Automation

Services + Apps for Marketing Automation

Thanks to search engines, the wealth of free information and quality content available on the web, buyers can now access to the content from anywhere. Prospects are now generally available online, especially through social media. And these channels have become the main target of traders worldwide. The firm Sirius Decisions estimates that 70 percent of the interactions between the customer and the brand are now done online, without physical contact. Gartner reports that this proportion will rise to 85 percent by 2020. The proliferation of social networks and its widespread use has taken marketing to a whole new level. Consumers have a... more »
Breaking: Is the Mystery JFK Drone the Work of Hacktivists?

Breaking: Is the Mystery JFK Drone the Work of Hacktivists?

Just last week, we came out with a story about Iranian hackers that compromised intelligence group IHS Janes along with others.  Along with the release of those documents, they made some pretty specific threats that involved taking control of drone craft to attack Vice President Joe Biden and his secret service convoy.  They also mentioned using drone craft to attack sensitive sites on US soil.  The threats would merely be interesting except for the fact that they were specific about the security weakness in drone technology, and the fact that the state of Iran has hacked into aspects of actual... more »
Big Data To Replace Human Instincts? Not Exactly, But It helps

Big Data To Replace Human Instincts? Not Exactly, But It helps

With big business becoming ever more competitive in this day and age, the ability to think outside the box to arrive at conclusions rival companies might not consider has become more important than ever. Previously, enterprises have always relied on executives with ability to instinctively come up with creative solutions when faced with dilemmas, but we're fast reaching a point where this may not be enough. We'll probably never be able to replace human intuition completely, but as more enterprises come to realize the power of Big Data to drive their decision making processes, it could well be forced to take... more »
Facebook Phone is HTC Myst, Specs Revealed

Facebook Phone is HTC Myst, Specs Revealed

Earlier today, @evleaks tweeted the specs of an upcoming HTC phone which is presumed to be the Facebook phone. It’s not actually a Facebook phone that runs on a mobile operating system made by the social networking giant with the hardware made by HTC, but an HTC phone with a dedicated Facebook button, and Instagram will be hugely integrated into the device as well. This is nothing new for HTC, which released two notable Android handsets in 2011: the Salsa and ChaCha, which both have a dedicated Facebook button.  The two phones weren’t that popular since you can easily access Facebook on any... more »
What's Next for Android: Google's New Hardware Strategy

What's Next for Android: Google's New Hardware Strategy

For the last few years, Google has rolled out a new version of Android every year. There is no reason to believe 2013 will be an exception. Android 5.0, aka "Key Lime Pie," will replace Android 4.2, aka "Jelly Bean," this year. I have no idea what Android 5.0 will contain in terms of new features, but whatever it is, it should bring new a new software cohesiveness to all the major Android use cases: smartphones, tablets and Google TV. Google NOW, introduced last June, could take center stage, especially on the smartphone. As interesting as the software always is, 2013 looks... more »
Welcome to Facebook+  :  Copycat or Fresh Face?

Welcome to Facebook+ : Copycat or Fresh Face?

In an effort to de-clutter the social networking site, Facebook decided it would be best to make photos the center of the world with a new look. Unlike previous speculations that Facebook would be plastering bigger ads on its site, it’s quite surprising that the improvements actually center on people’s stories and activities. It is often said that pictures convey more stories than actual words, and this might have been what its design team had in mind with the social network update. New Feed organization . The new look comes with new feeds: All Friends which shows users everything their friends are sharing; Photos... more »

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