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Sub $100 3D Peachy Printer Smashes Kickstarter Goal With Over $350,000

Sub $100 3D Peachy Printer Smashes Kickstarter Goal With Over $350,000

3D printing and scanning is all set to go mainstream and becoming more affordable. These three-dimensional printers are getting cheaper and reduced to a size at which they may well be used in offices as well as homes. While people are still speculating on just how cheap 3D printers can be, here comes the latest idea: Peachy Printer, a device that's promising to retail for less than $100. The sub-$100 Peachy Printer is a Photolithographic printer, and uses a controlled beam of light to cure light sensitive resin into hard objects. The laser beam is guided by a pair of mirrors that... more »
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Springpad for iOS 7 : Top 4 New Features

Apple’s new iOS 7 brought a lot of frenzy to iDevice users.  It delivered a new look, new features and a few new apps. Not many apps were ready for the iOS 7 update last week, as Apple only made the APIs available one day after the launch of the new iPhones.  Only a handful of apps were iOS 7-optimized when the platform was released for download on the 18th.  And one of these apps is Shadow Puppet, which greatly utilizes the iOS 7’s new camera app. Another service that makes use several new iOS 7 capabilities is Springpad, an app that... more »
Youth Cyber Crimes on the Rise, but How Ready Are We?

Youth Cyber Crimes on the Rise, but How Ready Are We?

Hackers are becoming more and more creative in their efforts to sneak into users' computers and infect them. Many of those caught for cyber offences belong to the younger generation. Most motives behind the crimes include making quick money, sexual harassment, playing pranks, causing mayhem, taking revenge, and extortion. It is most worrying that these trends, so insidiously sanctioned by the Internet’s seeming anonymity and intangibility, may lead to more crimes committed by youths both on an online and non-virtual platform, especially with the proliferation of the internet. According to a report published by Mainichi Japan, the number of cases of youth’s... more »
Oracle Wants to "Weave the database back into hardware," Says Analyst Ray Wang | #oow13

Oracle Wants to "Weave the database back into hardware," Says Analyst Ray Wang | #oow13

theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, are chatting it up with top tech athletes as we broadcast live this week from Oracle OpenWorld 2013, in San Francisco. Streaming from the Moscone Center, Furrier and Vellante provide exclusive interviews, debating the hot topics of the day and analyzing the trends in the industry. Ray Wang, a regular guest and also Researcher and Co-Founder with Constellation Research, attempted to answer the battery of questions Furrier and Vellante kept shooting at him. First of all, they wanted to find out his impressions of the current event, and his take on Oracle's new path. It... more »
Nirvanix Closing Down, Gives Two Weeks’ Notice of Service Shutdown

Nirvanix Closing Down, Gives Two Weeks’ Notice of Service Shutdown

Cloud Service Provider, Nirvanix is closing its cloud services, and has given a short two weeks’ notice to its customers so that they can retrieve their data and move it to some other cloud service provider. But what’s more surprising is that the company hasn’t mentioned anything on its website about the service shutdown. Reportedly, Nirvanix has been informing its customers and partners that they can no longer replicate their storage or upload any more data to the Nirvanix cloud. San Diego-based cloud storage provider Nirvanix was founded in 2007, and ever since it has got several big and small enterprises... more »
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3 Reasons Why Microsoft Should [Still] Buy BlackBerry

Yesterday Fairfax Financial Holdings, a Canadian insurance and investment company, has announced its intent to acquire BlackBerry for $9 a share in cash to take the company private. The intent to privatize the company is nothing new as Mike Lazaridis, BlackBerry co-founder and previous co-CEO, has been courting investors for the same purpose.  Unfortunately, going private doesn’t mean BlackBerry will miraculously recover from its misfortunes. Fairfax already owns 10 percent of BlackBerry’s publicly traded shares, so it was not that surprising for the holdings firm to be interested in privatizing the company. Though BlackBerry has already signed a "letter of intent agreement," and... more »
Oracle, Citrix, and Tableau, What is the Next Acquisition Target? #OOW13

Oracle, Citrix, and Tableau, What is the Next Acquisition Target? #OOW13

Oracle is many things, and one of them, as Wikibon Chief Analyst and Co-Founder David Vellante is fond of saying on TheCUBE this week from Oracle OpenWorld 2013, is a huge cash generator. As Vellante says, it generates almost as much free cash annually as IBM, a much larger company. So where does that cash go? Obviously a lot of it pays for R&D. Oracle has always been an advanced technology generator, and it continues to push its technologies forward at an amazing pace. That is what has allowed it to maintain its leading position in the market with its complex... more »
The Data Transition Fails When IT-Led Initiatives Don't Work with Business | #oow13

The Data Transition Fails When IT-Led Initiatives Don't Work with Business | #oow13

Dave Vellante, Chief Analyst at Wikibon, broadcasted live from the Moscone Center in San Francisco this week, hosting theCUBE at Oracle Open World 2013.  Today he spoke with Pat Sullivan (Managing Director - Oracle Practice, Accenture) and Derek Steelberg (Global Managing Director of Oracle Business, Accenture) on current market trends. Vellante introduced Accenture as a company that is "unmatched" in terms of scale and global expertise, one of the leading consultancies in the world. After a short recap on the history of Oracle, mentioning a couple of notable acquisitions, Vellante asked his guests to elaborate on their challenges at work during all... more »
Codero Launches Codero Cloud 2.0

Codero Launches Codero Cloud 2.0

Codero Hosting announced a new cloud offering a powerful range of new features, flexibility and scalability. The product is designed to power customers with an optimum cloud that is tunable for performance, control and efficiency for the real world wide range of applications in existence today.  The platform is powered by CloudStack and was developed to include rapid provisioning, guaranteed CPU performance, on-demand cloud server scaling, with hybrid-ready Dual VLAN readiness.  The product reflects the range of performance requirements that are in demand in the world of hybrid cloud computing. Sometimes, an application or database can be resource-intensive, and complementing those... more »
Analytics Startup C9 Refreshes Portfolio After $12M Funding Round

Analytics Startup C9 Refreshes Portfolio After $12M Funding Round

Revenue analytics specialist C9 has raised $12 million in Series D funding from Mayfield Fund, InterWest Partners and Leapfrog Ventures to accelerate the development of its software and fuel sales and marketing efforts. The round brings the six-year-old startup’s total funding to $40 million. The San Mateo, California-based C9 offers a cloud-based Big Data platform that leverages real-time and historical data to provide enterprises with insights into their financial performance. The solution also delivers “actionable recommendations” that the firm says enable decision makers to identify potential growth opportunities. In a gesture to investors, C9 announced the funding in conjunction with a major... more »

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