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Telerik Enhances Icenium Cross-Device Mobile Dev Platform with Visual Studio Extension

Telerik Enhances Icenium Cross-Device Mobile Dev Platform with Visual Studio Extension

For decades, integrated development environments such as Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse or NetBeans served as the cornerstone for the development of applications. Typically these media are closely linked with a particular programming language. However, so far the operation of building and deploying applications on mobile platform are very time consuming. Telerik, known for its supporting tools for developers, has the Icenium service designed to automate tasks that require significant effort using conventional integrated development environments for creating mobile apps. Icenium service implements all development operations in the cloud, making cloud services to all components and tools--SDK, compilers, tools for testing, debugging,... more »
Breaking Analysis: Microsoft, Not Fairfax, Should Buy BlackBerry

Breaking Analysis: Microsoft, Not Fairfax, Should Buy BlackBerry

Today, it was announced that BlackBerry has reached an agreement to be purchased for $9 per share by a group led by Fairfax Equity Holdings.  This deal values BlackBerry at $4.7 billion and should come as a surprise to no one, particularly given recent devastating financial news provided by the former smartphone king of the hill. BYOD killed the messaging star   It’s a well-known fact that BlackBerry failed in coming to grips with the rise in the consumer smartphone market.  As these devices improved, they were deemed “good enough” by many who didn’t want to have to carry two such devices and opted... more »
IBM, Clustrix Say Oracle In-Memory Wrong Approach #OOW13

IBM, Clustrix Say Oracle In-Memory Wrong Approach #OOW13

Larry Ellison is famous for shaking up the IT industry. Now at the opening to Oracle OpenWorld 2013 he seems to have done it again with his announcement of In-Memory analysis for Oracle's Oracle 10c database. Readers can see live analysis and discussion of this and other announcements live from TheCUBE on the floor of Oracle OpenWorld through Wednesday. In-Memory is an obvious belated response to SAP's HANA, and a comment from SAP is unsurprising. However, SiliconAngle has heard from new-SQL startup Clustrix, which designed its database for horizontal scale-out and exploitation of flash, and surprisingly, from IBM, which as a matter... more »
Tableau Developer Round Up: Visual Analytics for Everyone and Everywhere #tcc13

Tableau Developer Round Up: Visual Analytics for Everyone and Everywhere #tcc13

Last week, Tableau Customer Conference 2013 ended at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. with 3200+ attendees from 40+ countries and 100+ industries. The conference was packed with a lineup of great sessions offered by Tableau customers, developers, product experts, and industry thought-leaders. For the past six years, data enthusiasts from all over the globe have come together for the Tableau Customer Conference to discover how to leverage their investment in data analytics, hear about what’s next in business intelligence, and network with other like-minded individuals.  Here's a quick glance of what were the development from developer... more »
MemSQL's In-Memory Database, JSON Integration Equals Valuable Big Data

MemSQL's In-Memory Database, JSON Integration Equals Valuable Big Data

The press release is titled “MemSQL Introduces the World’s First Real-Time, Big Data Analytics Platform to Fuse Structured and Semi-Structured Data into a Single Database”.  It covers a lot, but what is happening here is a fascinating new developer and database administrator option.  MemSQL has announced a first in the business with a product that can cultivate and combine data from these two different types of sources.  This leading advancement is achieved by providing Java Script Object Notation (JSON) analytics.  With a consolidated view of structured and semi-structured data, analytics can now be executed on datasets where it couldn’t be done... more »
Remembering the Work of Nintendo Video Game Mastermind Hiroshi Yamauchi

Remembering the Work of Nintendo Video Game Mastermind Hiroshi Yamauchi

Word of Yamauchi's death arrived while the Tokyo Game Show is in full swing, the sad news instantly sobered the upbeat atmosphere. Hiroshi Yamauchi, the Japanese businessman that transformed Nintendo who used to make business card collection to become one of the leading gaming companies in the world, died at 85 years of age. Yamauchi ran the company for over 50 years since 1949, making it one of the most successful brands of video games of the digital age. Yamauchi was the grandson of the founder, Fusajiro Yamauchi, who founded the company in 1889. Known as “the godfather of the console,”... more »
Manage All Your Smart Home Apps with One Hub + More

Manage All Your Smart Home Apps with One Hub + More

This week’s SmartHome roundup features a hub that controls all your smart home solutions, a way to turn any surface into touchscreen, and a smart lock that works even without a smartphone. Revolv Hub   Most home automation solutions come with their own control centers, and most smart devices come with their own apps, allowing you to control your home even when you’re out.  But if you have more than one solution in place, it can be daunting to keep tab of all of them. Revolv aims to solve this home automation chaos with a simple hub.  The Revolv Hub doesn’t require an ethernet... more »
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3 Ways to Keep the Environment Free of Electronic Clutter

As more new smartphones, laptops, computers, tablets, TVs make their way to consumers’s hands, there’s one question that is most often overlooked.  What happens to the old devices?  Well, that depends on the user.  One can toss it, frame it for display in their tech collection, sell it cheap, or just put it in a drawer to be forgotten for years. You may not think about it, but these tech gadgets often become trash and just like anything on earth, there’s a proper way to dispose of them.  It shouldn’t just be carelessly thrown in the garbage because it could be... more »
Ellison Keynote Highlights : Oracle's Answer to SAP HANA + More

Ellison Keynote Highlights : Oracle's Answer to SAP HANA + More

At Oracle OpenWorld 2013, the annual event that kicked off yesterday in San Francisco, California, CEO Larry Ellison revealed details on the long-awaited in-memory offering, an update that received its fair share of hype in recent weeks (read our original coverage here, see highlights below). “Virtually every existing application that runs on top of the Oracle database will run dramatically faster by simply turning on the new In-Memory feature. Our customers don’t have to make any changes to their applications whatsoever; they simply flip on the in-memory switch, and the Oracle database immediately starts scanning data at a rate of billions or... more »
How CFOs are Evolving into Data-Driven Roles + Making Friends with CIOs

How CFOs are Evolving into Data-Driven Roles + Making Friends with CIOs

Gone are the days when Chief Financial Officers only deal with the money side of the business.  Now, their influence is growing and they are becoming more and more important in making decisions, not only those that involve the use of money, but are now considered as corporate catalysts taking a lead role in a company’s strategic decision-making process. According to a “CFO as Corporate Catalyst” infographic based on the recently published report by Longitude Research commissioned by Oracle and Accenture, over the past three years, 70 percent of CFOs have shown significant influence in business transformation and setting strategies.  The reason behind... more »

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