Rejecting “Closed Source” Label, MapR Contrasts Its Hadoop Approach to Cloudera

Jeffrey Kelly | August 26th

Here’s the simple version of the story: Cloudera’s enterprise Hadoop distribution, CDH3, is open source, while MapR’s enterprise Hadoop distribution, M5, is closed. The reality is more nuanced, according to Jack Norris, MapR’s Vice President of...»

An Android App Player for BlackBerry?

Mellisa Tolentino | August 26th

Research In Motion shares rose 74 cents, or 2.6 percent, to $28.22 in premarket trading Friday, which could possibly be associated to news of an upcoming lineup of smartphones running its new software QNX,...»

Big Data Wrap: From Supercomputing to Virtual Lab Rats

Saroj Kar | August 26th

The ‘big data’ trend is finding its way into many verticals, from product launches to raising funds, supercomputing to virtual lab rats. Last week started with Xsigo's update to its virtual data center fabric offering.  The...»

Intel Perfects its $30M Research Plan for Cloud Computing

Phoebe Mandap | August 26th

During Intel’s Channel Alliance Summit done in Portland, the company summarized their vision for the future of computing technology as well as the channel.  According to Michael Ray, Intel’s North American channel Sales Manager, a...»

Steve Jobs Secret Gems and the Connection to Woz and the iCloud

Alex Williams | August 26th

Steve Jobs may be known for his brand genius but his secret gems have always rested deep in the hardware of Apple's simple, wondrous creations. It's Jobs attention to beauty, elegance and performance that have...»

Apple Taps Comex, More Legit Opportunities For Hackers

Mellisa Tolentino | August 26th

As Apple closes a chapter in their life as Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO, another chapter is about to begin.  Nicholas Allegra, popularly known as Comex in the jailbreaking community, will soon start...»

Slide Gets Dissolved As Max Levchin Leaves Google

Mellisa Tolentino | August 26th

Google earlier acquired Slide, which made social games and apps for iOS and Android devices, just about a year ago for about $200 million.  And now, they’ve decided to shut it down and Max Levchin, founder...»

How Social Gaming Came to Be: Infographic

Kristina Farrah | August 26th

In its most literal sense, social gaming is ancient history. It started about 5,000 years ago with origins traceable back to Egypt. It could have existed long before that but God knows what civilization played...»

Oracle VM Version 3.0 Takes on VMware

Maria Deutscher | August 26th

Database giant Oracle launched the third version of Oracle VM this week, its hypervisor offering which it hopes will help it gain a foothold in this space by luring in VMware customers. Monica Kumar, senior director...»

The End of Single Language Platforms: Heroku Adds Support for Java

Klint Finley | August 25th

Heroku, best known as a platform-as-a-service for Ruby on Rails, announced today that it will support Java. The company added beta support for two other development stacks this year - Node.js and Clojure...»