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You Can’t Manage Today’s Data with Yesterday’s Strategies

It is amazing to consider just how dramatically, explosively, and exponentially data has grown over the past decade. Consider the advances in technology over the last 30 years or so. The 80s pioneered the concept of the personal computer and broad deployments of local area networks with distributed file servers, small capacity disk systems, limited content creators, and very limited software capabilities. The 90s introduced pooled storage systems to increase IT efficiency delivered as storage area networks and networked-attached storage appliances. And as we accelerated toward the end of that decade, the Internet started to take shape, opening up all... more »
Most Windows 8 Users Agree: Metro Apps Suck

Most Windows 8 Users Agree: Metro Apps Suck

When Microsoft first launched Windows 8, it had high hopes for its new "modern" metro interface and the applications it would support. The idea was that Metro would allow PC users to interact with their computers in an entirely new fashion, flicking between apps and manipulating them with the touchscreen just as they're used to doing on their iPads and Android tablets. Few will disagree that it was an ambitious plan, but unfortunately for Microsoft it's one that's proved to be a spectacular failure thus far. The problem is that people just aren't using Windows 8 in metro mode. A new... more »
EU Extends Market Testing of Google's Anti-Trust Proposal

EU Extends Market Testing of Google's Anti-Trust Proposal

It was presumed last month that the European Commission was ready to accept Google’s anti-trust proposal, but we're closing in on June and the proposal has yet to be confirmed. According to the EU, the proposal submitted is still under ‘market test’.  And on what should have been the last day for testing, it was announced that the testing will be extended until the end of June. "This market test should have been concluded yesterday, but at the request of some participants we have decided to prolong [by] one month the market test, so at the end of June we will receive... more »
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Gamiel Gran Says Mobility is Once in a Lifetime Trend

SiliconAngle’s Jeff Frick visited Appcelerator’s Mountain View headquarters last week to bring you the full highlights from the company’s enterprise launch event. He covered the news and interviewed some of the executives who helped cement the company’s position as mobile development powerhouse, including vice president of business development Gamiel Gran. Gran joined Appcelerator from Sierra Ventures, where he tracked new technologies and emerging verticals for five years. In the interview he tells Frick that he decided to switch employers because mobility is a “once in a lifetime trend” that is poised to disrupt the enterprise application stack, and he wanted to... more »
Opera Browser Revamped With Sleeker, Faster, Minimalist Design

Opera Browser Revamped With Sleeker, Faster, Minimalist Design

Bored with Google Chrome? Fed up with Firefox? Sick of Safari? Absolutely hate Internet Explorer with a passion? Then you might just want to take a look at the newly revamped Opera web browser, now known as "Opera Next", which has just been made available to download on Windows PCs and Apple Macs in beta mode. Opera's all-new browser marks a significant shift from what is one of the oldest web companies in the world. The company, whose browser is way older than Chrome or Firefox, has been built almost from scratch with a newly revamped design and a host of... more »
OKPay To Suspend Money Services for Bitcoin Exchanges, Says Mt. Gox

OKPay To Suspend Money Services for Bitcoin Exchanges, Says Mt. Gox

Mt. Gox is informing customers that OKPay, a long-time money-transfer partner with the Bitcoin exchange, will be suspending operations with Bitcoin-related exchanges. The Tokoyo-based exchange has published this news in a PDF online as a press release that makes it clear this change is immediate, but that customers who usually use OKPay for transfers will have a grace period to move their funds before the partnership is severed completely. “Mt. Gox has recently been informed by OKPay, one of  our longtime partners, that they are planning to stop performing wire transfers to and from all Bitcoin exchanges, including Mt. Gox,” the... more »
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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