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Open Source is a Mindset, says Appcelerator CEO

Open Source is a Mindset, says Appcelerator CEO

While covering the launch of Appcelerator Enterprise Platform at Mountain View last week, we enjoyed a short chat with Jeff Haynie, co-founder and CEO of Appcelerator. Haynie explained that his company's new enterprise platform is important because it leverages mobility, cloud, and Big Data. These three game-changing advancements have really transformed the way the enterprise does business. We are moving away from package software deployed inside of middleware and enterprise app software that has been the trend for the last 15 years, and now towards on-demand subscription-oriented software, Haynie says. Appcelerator has been around for a little over six years with 145... more »
Sqrrl CTO Talks Cell -Level Big Data Security Controls [Exclusive Whiteboard Video]

Sqrrl CTO Talks Cell -Level Big Data Security Controls [Exclusive Whiteboard Video]

Analytics based on Big Data logic is actively spreading to diverse areas of application. One of the dimensions that can be associated with the new technological frontier of analytics is safety and security. Organizations have difficulty bringing together all of their data onto a single Big Data platform for analysis because of security concerns. But, the big data techniques can in fact give companies the ability to counter threats in an innovative way, which may be exposed in the digital world. Sqrrl, a Big Data startup founded by the ex-NSA engineers, is creating an ultra-secure and super-scalable database technology for large... more »
Gmail Facelift Rumor: Google Set To Introduce New "Tabs" Feature

Gmail Facelift Rumor: Google Set To Introduce New "Tabs" Feature

Well surprise, surprise, it looks like Google might be planning yet another redesign of one of its major services. Less than a week after changes to Google+'s design interface were rolled out, reports have emerged that Gmail (yes, again) is next in line for a makeover. Several tech blogs – including The Next Web and Android Police – have published screenshots over the weekend of what looks to be a new Android client for Google's email service, while later reports added that the update is likely to be expanded to the iOS and web versions of Gmail as well. The first indication... more »
LIVE: How Yahoo-Hulu Acquisition Can be Monetized Alongside Tumblr + Other Buys

LIVE: How Yahoo-Hulu Acquisition Can be Monetized Alongside Tumblr + Other Buys

Updated with full video - see below. On today's SiliconANGLE Live NewsDesk Show, (see live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we discuss Yahoo's latest bid for Hulu.  The news comes days after Yahoo's confirmed acquisition of Tumblr, making the web giant's acquisition strategy even more curious. According to numerous sources Yahoo has bid from $600 to $800 million for Hulu, the on-demand, pay TV service that competes with Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube. The reason for the wide range is because Yahoo has proposed several different prices based on a variety of circumstances. Joining us now to tell us more... more »
Yahoo! Bids $600-800 Million to Acquire Hulu

Yahoo! Bids $600-800 Million to Acquire Hulu

Hulu, the online video streaming service, is said to be at the top of many companies wish lists these days, with TV operators like DirecTV and Time Warner Cable; private equity firms KKR, Guggenheim Digital, The Chernin Group, and Silverlake Partners, and talent agency William Morris Endeavor all said to be interested in buying it.  However, these interested parties could all be blown away if there's any truth to the rumors that there's a new bidder on the block - with none other than big-spending Yahoo said to have Hulu set firmly within its sights. According to AllThingsD’s sources, Yahoo is... more »
Iran Hackers Target US Energy Firms: Should We Be Scared?

Iran Hackers Target US Energy Firms: Should We Be Scared?

For all the noise that the Syrian Electronic Army and China's PLA Unit 61398 have been making recently, the US is facing a much deadlier threat to its cyber interests right now. State-sponsored hackers from Iran have reportedly ramped up their cyber-espionage campaign against the US in recent weeks, infiltrating a number of the country's industrial control systems. According to the Wall Street Journal, Iranian hackers have been able to gain access to the servers of several energy companies in the US. The government has refused to identify exactly how many, or which companies were involved, but its believed that they... more »
Wal-Mart Leverages Mobile Big Data to Make Promotions More Relevant

Wal-Mart Leverages Mobile Big Data to Make Promotions More Relevant

The head of Wal-Mart’s mobile division recently stated that Big Data analytics will play a major role in the company’s mobile strategy. Wikibon analyst Jeff Kelly explained what the executive meant by that in his latest interview with SiliconAngle NewsDesk host Kristin Feledy. Kelly says that Wal-Mart is working on new ways to customize its mobile apps. The retailer is planning to enhance its applications with geo-tracking functionality that will enable it to customize product recommendations, discounts and promotions based on the merchandise in the particular store the user is visiting. Kelly notes that this initiative is not the first time Wal-Mart... more »
Cloud Review: Appcara’s Hybrid Box and a New Twist on Mobile Development

Cloud Review: Appcara’s Hybrid Box and a New Twist on Mobile Development

Last week Appcara unveiled a new solution for managing hybrid cloud environments, Telerik launched a cross-platform development suite for mobile app makers, and Amazon got a green light from the government. Nutanix also got a spot in the limelight after it released a reference architecture for Citrix XenDesktop. Appcara’s new AppStack Express Appliance is a 3U box that keeps track of apps across the private and public cloud using a configuration repository that stores settings and other systems data. It also features a simplified point-and-click interface, an app marketplace and “total” portability between AWS and users’ on-premise deployments. Appcara unveiled AppStack on... more »
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Big Data Review: Mobile Development and Funding

Last week Appcelerator announced a mobile development platform that taps into Big Data to deliver enterprise-grade functionality, and Orchestrate.io raised $3 million for its data integration API. Alteryx received $12 million for its own analytics solution, a data visualization platform that makes insights easily accessible for business users who do not possess any programming skills. The new Appcelerator Platform features an integrated development environment, a web design tool called Alloy and two analytical solutions. The offering also includes a set of pre-packaged capabilities that developers can bolt onto their apps to save time and money. This bundle includes push notifications, an... more »
#FlashAhead: Will Flash & Software-Defined Storage Be Allies or Enemies?

#FlashAhead: Will Flash & Software-Defined Storage Be Allies or Enemies?

Two trends in particular have disrupted the storage market in recent years: Flash and software-led initiatives.  They're both game-changers, destined to meet along the path to evolved storage architecture.  But will that inevitable juncture be met with harmony or conflict? When Flash Meets Software-Defined Storage    Earlier this week we held a tweet chat posing this very question to the community.  It was an opportunity to discuss the definition of Software-Defined Storage (SDS), the role of Flash in SDS, and other market trends that fit into SDS.  If you missed the tweet chat, here's a recap of  the top questions that were discussed,... more »

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