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Red Hat Delivers Big Data Manifesto

Red Hat Delivers Big Data Manifesto

Red Hat, the open-source software and infrastructure provider, has officially jumped on the Hadoop bandwagon this week. The company has just announced its Big Data Manifesto, with a series of principles it believes will help its enterprise customers get to grips with the problems of managing rapidly growing data volumes. In line with this move, the company said it intends to donate its Red Hat Storage plug-in to Apache Hadoop’s open community as part of a strategy focused on offering enterprise customers infrastructures and platforms for open hybrid-cloud environments. Red Hat Storage is an alternative to the Hadoop Distributed File System built on technology the company... more »
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Strata Conf 2013: What to Expect

Next week is the Strata Conference, one of our favorite events showcasing the latest trends in data science.  Kicking off next Tuesday, Strata runs through Feb 26 - 28 in Santa Clara, CA.  We'll be there, broadcasting live from the event with our mobile news desk, theCube. Last year was particularly interesting, offering a great deal of insight to the Big Data tools that were making their way into the enterprise.  This year, the world seems all the more ready for Big Data deployments, so we'll be on the lookout for more specifics around Hadoop implementation, cloud operations and emerging security trends. So what... more »
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Rustle League Hacks Anonymous for the Second Time

Anonymous, the hacktivist collective, is notorious for launching DDoS attacks on government websites as a form of activism.  Funny thing though, one of Anonymous’ own Twitter accounts got hacked. Anonymous Central @Anon_CentralNF was hacked by Rustle League @RustleLeague, the superhero trolls of the Internet. It’s not clear as to why Anonymous Central was hacked, but it’s now back in business.  Browsing Twitter feeds, Anonymous and Rustle League have an ongoing dispute regarding the Westboro Baptist Church, which is notorious for religious, racial and gender discrimination. In December 2012, Twitter suspended @YourAnonNews because of a movement against the WBC.  Anonymous allegedly tweeted the suspected... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 21, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 21, 2013

Daegu Health College uses IBM MobileFirst to Support Students Daegu Health College, a health training college in Daegu, South Korea, is using IBM MobileFirst tools to design and deploy mobile apps to meet the mobile lifestyles of its students. It is using the MobileFirst platform to provide students with quick, reliable, and secure access to academic resources to improve the campus community experience. More   IBM Announces New Security for iOS Enterprise Apps As part of its MobileFirst initiative, IBM has announced specific security software to help organizations reduce the security risk to iOS enterprise apps. Users will be able to build security testing into the... more »
Is Google Just Paying Lip Service To The Anti-Piracy Crusade?

Is Google Just Paying Lip Service To The Anti-Piracy Crusade?

Just days after it was revealed that Google is talking to major online payment processors like PayPal and MasterCard with a view to cutting off payments to “illegal” websites that host copyrighted material, a music industry body has slammed the internet company for failing to deliver on its promise to start downgrading said websites’ search engine rankings. Six months ago, Google made a grand announcement that it would be taking steps to demote certain website that had been accused of hosting illegally pirated material. In a blog post last August, Google’s Amit Singhal wrote that the search engine company was planning... more »
VMware Says You Don't Need Dropbox, Updates Enterprise Mobility Suite

VMware Says You Don't Need Dropbox, Updates Enterprise Mobility Suite

This week VMware unveiled a reworked version of its Horizon Suite, the all-in-one end point management offering that was first announced at VMworld 2012. This latest release includes a new solution that will allow admins to manage users, rather than devices.  VMware is one of several top vendors this week to revamp BYOD and virtualized management tools, emphasizing the growing need to better accomodate the consumerization of IT. The platform is named VMware Horizon Workplace, and it’s designed to transform PCs into “centralized managed IT services.”  The solution aggregates devices, apps, data and user privileges in easily manageable profiles that can... more »
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Your Complete Guide to Strata 2013: Live Streams, iPhone Apps + More

The Strata Conference 2013 will kick off on February 26- 28, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.  Given our love for Big Data, Strata is a very fun time for us at SiliconANGLE.  We'll be covering next week's event with live broadcasts, analysis and interviews.  Here's what you need to know: Strata, Santa Clara [2013] . O'Reilly's Strata Conference brings together the leading minds in Big Data, learning from the decision makers currently using the power of Big Data to drive business strategy, as well as the practitioners who collect, analyze, and manipulate the data. What to expect . This year we'll be... more »
U.S. House Plans Mobile App Competition

U.S. House Plans Mobile App Competition

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives plans to pass a resolution to institute a nationwide technology contest that would encourage students to develop apps for tablets and smartphones. The idea is the brainchild of Republican congresswoman Candice Miller of Michigan, and the contest would be run internally, and it will involve students from every congressional district to compete in science, technology, engineering and math. (STEM) According to the resolution, the STEM disciplines are "necessary to ensure a qualified national workforce and growing American economy", and that "a recent study found that only one-third of the bachelor's degrees earned in the United... more »
Hipster Fashion for Google Glass, No Mouse for Chrome OS Laptop

Hipster Fashion for Google Glass, No Mouse for Chrome OS Laptop

In today’s mobile news roundup: Google enlists Warby Parker for Google Glass frame design; Google to launch touchscreen Chrome OS laptop; Yota Devices taps MegaFon in dual-screen smartphone debut; IBM launched a new mobile solutions platform; the FCC adopts new rules for signal boosters; and Qualcomm reveals new low-end chips. Google enlists Warby Parker for Google Glass frame design Google recently invited Google Glass enthusiasts to apply for a chance to be a Google Glass Explorer by submitting an application on Google+ or Twitter telling the team how you’d use the connected spectacles. The Google Glass prototype looks something from a sci-fi flick,... more »
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FCC to Allocate Additional Wi-Fi Spectrum

In a vote on Wednesday, the Federal communications commission moved forward with a plan to reserve additional frequencies for Wi-fi devices, an effort to reduce congestion in high traffic areas such as airports, hotels and the like.  It also intends to increase capacities in homes, which often have many devices in use. The change would mean freeing up an additional 195 megahertz of spectrum, which according to the FCC, would increase the available Wi-Fi spectrum in the 5 GHz band by 35 percent. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski touted the plan in saying, "Today, the FCC takes a big step to ease congestion... more »

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