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Exclusive: A Study of the Development Team Working on Missing World Media’s City of Heroes Spiritual Successor The Phoenix Project

Exclusive: A Study of the Development Team Working on Missing World Media’s City of Heroes Spiritual Successor The Phoenix Project

In the wake of publisher NCSoft shutting down the popular MMORPG City of Heroes a number of fans have found themselves in limbo—primarily because for a very long time CoH has been the pinnacle-best of superhero themed MMOs in the video game market. As a result, the fans have been aching for a replacement that the market simply hasn’t delivered or at least a spiritual successor. The end of City of Heroes was heartfelt and numbed the community to a tremendous extent. The final few hours were recorded by MMO Anthropology (among others) on YouTube in long series talking about the... more »
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Data Aesthetics a Priority for Both End-Users and Admins

Bruce Yen, the director of business intelligence for fashion giant Guess, stopped by theCube at the HP Vertica Big Data Conference to share his insider perspective on the retailer’s Big Data use case. He talked about his company’s migration from Oracle to Vertica, and explained why aesthetics are equally important for end-users and administrators. Yen told us that his company made the switch to Vertica because it was unsatisfied with the performance of its legacy Oracle deployment. In his words, “end users and analysts couldn’t ask the right questions with it because it was so slow.” Performance is important, but it’s not... more »
Continued NSA, Press Controversies as Authorities Move In On Greenwald's Circle, The Guardian

Continued NSA, Press Controversies as Authorities Move In On Greenwald's Circle, The Guardian

Big news broke Sunday evening in the NSA leaks story as the partner of the main reporter at the center of the public disclosure of the classified information was detained at Heathrow airport.  The story begins with David Miranda, the partner of Glenn Greenwald who was reportedly en route from Berlin acting as a courier exchanging research documents with a filmmaker in that city.  According to Greenwald, Miranda was also in possession of an encrypted portable computer drive which contained documents and information from Edward Snowden for Greenwald.  Miranda, a Brazilian citizen, was detained and questioned for nine hours before... more »
Telerik Upgrades TeamPulse, Announces Advanced HTML 5 Support

Telerik Upgrades TeamPulse, Announces Advanced HTML 5 Support

Telerik’s Agile project management solution for building and analyzing cross-platform and mobile applications, TeamPulse, now has full support of an HTML5 interface. The application development, software testing, Agile project management, reporting, and content management provider announces the first ever HTML5 support. The advanced HTML5 interface combined with powerful multi-project management functionality enables developers to quickly and easily perform daily activities such as tracking of project status and updating of project works. TeamPulse covers the entire application lifecycle using Scrum, Kanban, or another process including requirements management, project management, iteration planning and scheduling, project coordination and project analytics using agile and lean... more »
How The Gambling Industry Is Betting On Big Data

How The Gambling Industry Is Betting On Big Data

Banks, retailers, Google, the NSA, they all lover their data. But one of the more intriguing use cases for Big Data involves the gambling industry, a sector that's so reliant on number crunching and intelligent prediction that it's been left with little choice to grab a hold of its masses of data and exploit it to the max. The first adopters of Big Data in the betting game were, unsurprisingly, the bookies themselves. UK bookmaker Paddy Power's experience is one that mirrors that of many leading betting sites, when the rise of online gambling meant that it was accumulating hundreds of... more »
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VMware + OpenStack : A Brief but Strained History

VMware may not be one of OpenStack's most prominent supporters, promoting its own open source framework, the Cloud Foundry, despite losing clients like PayPal to the Rackspace-initiated platform.   Even VMware's CEO Pat Gelsinger is not one to hide his feelings on OpenStack, stating it's simply not for the enterprise. “Where is OpenStack, we believe, going to be adopted?” VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said in an interview.  “We don’t see it having great success coming into the enterprise because it’s a framework for constructing clouds. People have largely adopted and have extremely large deployments of VMware and the switching costs and so... more »
IE Sucks… Wait, Scratch that, Safari Sucks More

IE Sucks… Wait, Scratch that, Safari Sucks More

Web browsers are probably the most commonly used piece of software on our computers, after the operating system itself, essential for navigating us through the Internet. The good thing is that we have a lot of options to choose from too, and most of us have our own preferences. Even so, the debate about which browser is best - be it Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari or something else - has been going on for as long as the interwebs has existed, but can we at least get a definitive answer about which browser is the most reliable? Many will immediately slam... more »
Design with Big Data in Mind : The HP Angle on Analytics

Design with Big Data in Mind : The HP Angle on Analytics

Dozens of Big Data movers and shakers stopped by theCube at the recently concluded HP Vertica Big Data Conference to share their insights into the hottest trend in IT. Among the guests was Yammer analytics director Pete Fishman, who discussed how his team uses Vertica software to accommodate the company’s rapidly growing database. According to Fishman, data analytics has to be as cost-effective as possible in order to drive business value. Simplicity is key to delivering insights cheaply, he elaborated, which is why Yammer developed a set of tools that enables business users to extract value from social data without consulting... more »
Pacemakers Under Attack: When the Internet of Things Gets Sick

Pacemakers Under Attack: When the Internet of Things Gets Sick

We're now in an era where everything can be and will be connected.  From house appliances that you can remotely control with your smartphone via an app, to implantable medical devices that control your insulin injections, just about every electrical device known to man will soon be wired up to the web. The Internet of Things will bring about numerous, miraculous benefits, but it won't be without its dangers. The problem with having all of these devices hooked up to the Internet is that they become vulnerable to cyber attacks.  And we should be extremely worried about this fact. The US FDA... more »
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Rackspace: Paving The Way To Virtualization

The call for moving an enterprise into the virtualization market has been heralded this month by SiliconANGLE. Rackspace, in an announcement today, is showing how that transition has not only been made easier but also makes good sense for an organization’s bottom line. Rackspace, the company behind OpenStack, the standard open-source OS for cloud computing, currently serves over 200,000 business customers. Their position as one of the leaders in the hybrid cloud market enables them to provide a complementary suite of products allowing their customers to run their workloads on the public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of... more »

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