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3 Things Instagram Video Needs to Kill Vine at the Roots

3 Things Instagram Video Needs to Kill Vine at the Roots

Facebook is set to hold a press event on June 20, Thursday, and rumors are abundant as to what the social giant is set to unfold on that day. Earlier reports suggest that Facebook will be launching a news Reader of its own, just in time to replace the service being axed by Google.  It’s not surprising that Facebook wants to fill the hole Google Reader is leaving when it finally disappears for good on July 1, 2013. Facebook is already the leader in social networking, so why not extend it to something that people also use everyday? The Facebook news reader... more »
Forget Blood. Donate Data!  How Cultural Norms Will Shift for Healthcare Analytics

Forget Blood. Donate Data! How Cultural Norms Will Shift for Healthcare Analytics

At the recently concluded O’Reilly Fluent conference we had a chance to talk with Roger Magoulas, research director of O’Reilly Media. A regular on theCUBE, Roger is on the cutting-edge of the developer market, noting the important trends and people, offering some great insight for developers and the Fluent event itself. One of the things O’Reilly has been working on that piqued Roger’s interest is how health and data interact. It’s not the most technical topic right now, but health data has traditionally been manual and researchers used to conduct studies on a sample populations more or less around a hundred... more »
Google Apps Banned in Sweden Over Privacy Concerns

Google Apps Banned in Sweden Over Privacy Concerns

In a ruling that went almost unnoticed last week amidst the furore of the PRISM scandal in the US, Sweden's Datainspektionen (data privacy watchdog) has stepped in to ban a local authority from using Google Apps, saying the company's privacy policy is not compatible with the country's privacy laws. Following this decision, the data protection authority said it's also looking into banning Swedish schools from using Google services as well. Simon Davies of Privacy Surgeon writes that the ruling, which forbids Swedish government workers in the municipality of Salem from using such services as Google Calendar, Gmail and Google Docs, is... more »
What Role Does Vertica + Moonshot Play in HP's Converged Infrastructure?

What Role Does Vertica + Moonshot Play in HP's Converged Infrastructure?

At the recently concluded HP Discover 2013 event, theCube hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante managed to talk to Tom Joyce, SVP & GM for Converged Systems at Hewlett-Packard. Joyce manages this new division that is basically attempting to bring together all efforts pertaining to servers, storage, networking and software development. For such a big task, the required management software needs a ground-up framework. Improving the business environment is not just a tagline for customers. HP is avidly following suit. Joyce nominated their VP of engineering, Philip Tamer, the visionary man responsible for building a better management environment. This ought to... more »
Broadcom Gets Better at Multitasking with Quad-Core Processor for Cheap Devices

Broadcom Gets Better at Multitasking with Quad-Core Processor for Cheap Devices

Broadcom pulled back the curtains on an industry-first HSPA+ processor that touts an ARM-based, quad-core CPU and supports a wide variety of connectivity technologies. The company said that the chip is designed for use in “high-performance, entry-level smartphones” running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Quad ARM Cortex A7 core processor leverages ARM’s Neon architecture to deliver  1.2GHz worth of horsepower. The chip packs Broadcom’s homegrown VideoCore IV multimedia technology, which optimizes the power requirements of graphic-rich applications to ensure that gamers get the most out of that performance. The platform supplements VideoCore with "dual HD” functionality that lets users share high-definition content... more »
Balancing Web and Enterprise Stacks - Where Will Developers Find the Most Value at the Evolving Fluent Conference?

Balancing Web and Enterprise Stacks - Where Will Developers Find the Most Value at the Evolving Fluent Conference?

At the recently concluded Fluent Conference, we were excited to welcome the man at the helm of the event, Simon St. Laurent of O’Reilly Media, to theCUBE for a live interview.  Although there’s not much media hype about Fluent, it is wildly successful as a developer conference because it focuses on what really matters most: great developers that encourages a solid following. O’Reilly Fluent Conference is largely about Javascript, but the developer world is evolving in the broader sense, and Fluent is creating value for this widening pool of developers.   Simon is very satisfied with the outcome of the event. “A lot... more »
Facebook To Announce News Reader on June 20?

Facebook To Announce News Reader on June 20?

Facebook already kicks ass in the world of social media, and now it's setting its site on dominating news consumption as well. Various reports over the weekend suggest that Facebook is now developing its own RSS service, presumably with half an eye on the legions of Google Reader users who'll suddenly be left without a news feed when that service shuts its doors at the end of this month. The reports stem from Scottish developer and blogger Tom Waddington, who wrote in a blog post that he'd noticed some unusual code while working with Facebook's API. Specifically, he came across mention... more »
Cisco Has a Plan to Boost Router Business by 25 Percent

Cisco Has a Plan to Boost Router Business by 25 Percent

Stephen Liu, the head of marketing for Cisco’s service provider business, believes that his company’s Carrier Routing System (CRS) lineup will hit the $10 billion revenue mark within the next two years. That’s quite the outlook when you consider that the vendor reported total sales of $12 billion last quarter. The CRS product family has generated $8 billion in revenue since Cisco introduced the first model in 2004. CRS-X, the third product in the series, was announced last Wednesday. Why does Liu think that CRS-X will prove to be a hit among carriers? For starters, Verizon and SoftBank Corp, one of the... more »
LIVE: Bookworms vs. Pirates - New DRM Format Literally Changes eBook Punctuations

LIVE: Bookworms vs. Pirates - New DRM Format Literally Changes eBook Punctuations

Updated with full video - see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Monday June 17, 2013. A new form of DRM is being developed in Germany to combat ebook piracy.  Joining us now to share more on this proposed solution is SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. The SiDiM project is a collaboration between researchers, the book industry and the Government that aims to be a consumer-friendly form of DRM with the goal of developing new protection measures for eBooks and electronic documents.  The new DRM form would essentially give every ebook... more »
WANdisco Snaps Up Dev Site to Boost Open-Source Mojo

WANdisco Snaps Up Dev Site to Boost Open-Source Mojo

WANdisco announced that it has snagged TortoiseSVN.net, the website that hosts the open source Subversion client of the same name. According to the company, this domain attracts 500,000 unique visitors each month and supports over five million downloads each year. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but WANDisco revealed that lead developer Stefan Küng will be joining its ranks. Subversion, also known as SVN, is a widely-used version control system distributed under Apache license. WANdisco is the main corporate backer of the project, and as such, it employs a sizable portion of the core contributors. The company’s enterprise software lineup... more »

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- David Floyer

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- Brian Gracely

Understanding how to accelerate “Idea to Execution Time” (I2ET) may become the most important measurement of any Digital Business Platform. Wikibon explore the core attributes needed to be successful in rapidly developing and deploying new business applications.