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Appcelerator’s Michael King On Mobile Business Opportunities

Appcelerator’s Michael King On Mobile Business Opportunities

SiliconAngle’s Jeff Frick caught up with Michael King, head of enterprise strategy at Appcelerator, to discuss the evolution of mobile and its impact on the way companies engage their users. King is an analyst turned business leader who has been tracking the mobile market for a good number of years. He tells Frick that his work involves a lot of interaction with customers, and notes that a good portion of them tend to repeat the same mistakes. The executive says that CIOs often underestimate the value of a strong mobile strategy. As a result many of them approach BYOD as if... more »
BuzzFeed Partners with YouTube and CNN to Expand Video Offerings

BuzzFeed Partners with YouTube and CNN to Expand Video Offerings

BuzzFeed, a site that aggregates viral videos with an editorial twist, has partnered with two media giants to expand its video operations and build a social video studio. First up is its partnership with YouTube.  BuzzFeed Executive Vice President of Video, Ze Frank, will fuse the meme aggregation techniques of BuzzFeed and incorporate YouTube’s sharable environment to deliver more compelling content catered to the video-driven generation of today. “BuzzFeed has built a remarkably engaged audience  and their YouTube channels are a testament to their understanding of news and entertainment.  They have a very special way of telling a story,” said Jed Simmons,... more »
Lambda Labs Develops Facial Recognition for Google Glass

Lambda Labs Develops Facial Recognition for Google Glass

Though Google has already stated that it will not be making facial recognition a feature of Google Glass unless the company “have strong privacy protections in place,” that doesn’t mean that others can’t make one for them .  Also, Google Glass’ terms and conditions don’t forbid others to use it's built-in camera to detect faces. Now, it looks as if developers are already trying to exploit this loophole. Lambda Labs, a company that specializes in facial recognition software, has already developed a mechanism that could be used by Google Glass app developers to incorporate facial recognition on the apps. Thankfully, at least... more »
Why Teens Are Hating Facebook

Why Teens Are Hating Facebook

Facebook is said to be losing the interest of teens, as the younger generation of netizens shifts to using microblogging sites or photo-sharing apps such as Instagram and Twitter. So what is it that's driving teens (and others) away from Facebook? #Hashtags   Almost all forms of social networking sites use hashtags these days.  The concept was first introduced by Twitter in 2007, following in the steps of IRC in grouping people or topics, but it wasn’t until 2009 that Twitter hashtags were incorporated with hyperlinks, which meant clicking on them would yield results similar to the hashtag in question, allowing twitterers to search... more »
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The Asian Invasion : US Poses Unique Challenges for Lenovo, Samsung and HTC Expansion

Asian phone manufacturers are done taking over the Eastern part of the world and now they’re prepping to invade Europe and the US.  Asian giants, Lenovo and Samsung have different strategies as to how they’ll be invading the West. Lenovo to push smartphones   Chinese company Lenovo may soon overtake HP as the number one PC maker in the world.  But in the US, it only came fifth to the PC giant, with a 9 percent market share.  This may be due to the overall PC market slump, as more people choose tablets and smartphones over laptops and desktops. Lenovo has the perfect solution... more »
LIVE: Google Glass Will Soon Let Strangers Know Your Name

LIVE: Google Glass Will Soon Let Strangers Know Your Name

On today's SiliconANGLE Live NewsDesk Show (see live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we discuss new software from Lamda Labs and facial recognition with Google Glass. The first version of Lamda Labs software doesn't have real-time recognition. It forces users to take photographs, tag them with information on who is in them and then compare any subsequent photographs taken to those previously uploaded. Google almost angrily reminds us constantly that Glass itself does not include facial recognition. It has been under considerable pressure from U.S. senators to answer questions they claim the wearable computer raises over privacy. But... more »
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LIVE: BuzzFeed + CNN + YouTube. Can BuzzFeed Actually Do Serious News?

On today's SiliconANGLE Live NewsDesk Show (see live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we learn that BuzzFeed is collaborating with CNN and YouTube in an effort to reach out to the youth market. Today BuzzFeed will unveil "CNN BuzzFeed," a YouTube channel based on content from CNN, including archival and current content, that is designed to be shared over social-media networks. According to a WSJ report, BuzzFeed Chief Operation Officer Jon Steinberg said that BuzzFeed plans to tackle serious news events, initially intending to create around three videos a week for the CNN-collaborated channel. BuzzFeed is making a... more »
LIVE from O'Reilly's Fluent Conference 2013

LIVE from O'Reilly's Fluent Conference 2013

O’Reilly’s Fluent 2013 Conference will be kicking off today, running May 28-30 at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square in San Francisco, CA.  We'll be broadcasting live from the event, featuring exclusive interviews and analysis throughout the day.  Watch our live stream here on SiliconAngle.com, and check out our YouTube channel for archived clips of all our events (youtube.com/siliconangle). Fluent 2013 is all about JavaScript & Beyond - the tools and technologies driving the Web.  So who will be there? Software engineers, app and web developers, mobile platform developers, and anyone else dealing with programming languages such as JavaScript, HTML, CSS, node.js,... more »
Twin Light Beams Transfer Data 400x Faster

Twin Light Beams Transfer Data 400x Faster

Lightening fast data speeds that don't cost a zillion bucks to integrate have been the Holy Grail of countless tech researchers for years. Now, a brand new method that involves an incredibly simplistic concept has been put forward by researchers at Bell Laboratories, promising to accelerate data speeds beyond our wildest imaginations. By creating mirrored beams of light that act to cancel out 'noise', researchers have managed to send a massive 400GB/s signal through almost 8,000 meters of fiber optic cable. According to the Nature Photonics journal, what's most peculiar about this discovery is that no one ever thought to do... more »
Chinese Hackers Steal Blueprints for Advanced US Weapons Systems

Chinese Hackers Steal Blueprints for Advanced US Weapons Systems

Reports of cybersecurity threats to the US seem to be alarmingly common these days, with barely a day passing by before a new story rears its head. One day its reports of media organizations' Twitter accounts being hikjacked, the next its more insidious news of Iranian hackers attempting to take control of US energy installations. Today's news is perhaps even more worrying, with reports claiming that the Chinese have been able to access the designs of the US military's most advanced weapons systems. The article in the Washington Post says the revelations came from a report made to Pentagon chiefs about... more »

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