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New Look Bing Looks An Awful Lot Like Google

New Look Bing Looks An Awful Lot Like Google

Microsoft isn’t giving up in its dreams of one day grabbing the “search engine giant” title away from Google.  And to prove this, it's just unveiled a new logo, look, and an array of new features for its search engine. The New Look   Microsoft seems to have an affinity with straight lines and sharp edges when it comes to new logos, and the Bing logo did not escape this love affair.  Instead of a rounded "b" it now has an edgier "b", though Microsoft has kept the orange color scheme so it will still look familiar. Microsoft describes Bing as always being helpful,... more »
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NetApp to Deliver ‘Universal Data Platform’ atop ONTAP

In a bold push to establish Data ONTAP as a common fabric for private, hybrid and public cloud environments, NetApp is introducing a new solution for migrating data between on- and off-premise infrastructure. The company’s soon-to-be-unveiled portability technology performs on-the-fly “hypervisor translation” to greatly simplify workload migration between disparate ONTAP deployments. The offering is designed to complement NetApp’s existing SnapMirror tool, which will be enhanced to better support replication between private and public clouds. SnapMirror and the upcoming hypervisor translation technology constitute a central pillar of NetApp’s plan to deliver a “universal data platform” atop its flagship storage operating system. The success... more »
Jolla's Sailfish OS Gets Android Apps & Hardware Compatible

Jolla's Sailfish OS Gets Android Apps & Hardware Compatible

Finnish mobile startup Jolla has big plans for its nascent Sailfish mobile OS to emerge as a genuine rival to the likes of Android and iOS, and now it's taken a massive step in achieving those goals with the announcement of compatibility with Android's software, apps and even its hardware ecosystem. This is a huge deal for Sailfish OS, which will now be able to run native Android apps as well as those built to run on Sailfish alone, said the company on Monday. More importantly though is the hardware compatibility – which means that people will be able to install... more »
3 Things to Consider with Oracle's New ZS3 Storage Appliance

3 Things to Consider with Oracle's New ZS3 Storage Appliance

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 takes place next week, running September 22 through 26, at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. One thing our readers are anxious to learn more about is Oracle's recently launched storage appliance the ZS3 Storage Appliance, particularly given Oracle's goals of reducing infrastructure costs with this new product. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and his company have been under intentional and unintentional attacks lately from the open source sector, which has cooperatively lowered the cost of setting up and managing the IT department with the introduction of agnostic software and hardware that's just as adaptable.  It will be interesting to hear... more »
Internet of Things Review: Quarks and iPhones

Internet of Things Review: Quarks and iPhones

Major technology vendors are jumping into the Internet of Things craze one after the other. Intel is going after wearable tech with new Quark processors, while Apple is trying to penetrate the low-end smartphone market with the iPhone 5c. An emerging startup called Zapier is riding this wave of adoption in a big push to get its own offering off the ground and into consumers’ hands and smart glasses. This week’s Intel Developer Conference kicked off with the debut of Quark, a set of processors designed for use in wearable gadgets and industrial sensors. The company touts that Quark chips are... more »
Weekly Security Review: Google Beefs Up Encryption, Hackers Target Media Outlets

Weekly Security Review: Google Beefs Up Encryption, Hackers Target Media Outlets

The cat and mouse game between hackers and security experts went uninterrupted this past week. Google stepped up its efforts to better encrypt personal information, Apple pulled the curtains back on the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner, and Echopass became the first cloud-based contact center to earn PCI Level 1 certification. In other news, NSFOCUS shed light on the latest trends in the DDoS landscape In June 2012, Google launched a company-wide encryption initiative to keep user data away from prying eyes. Insiders revealed this week that the program has been accelerated in a push to mop up the publicity mess caused... more »
Weekly Cloud Review: Doubling Down on Developers

Weekly Cloud Review: Doubling Down on Developers

Cloud providers are elbowing each in the race for developers’ hearts and minds. This past week Sauce Lab rolled out a major upgrade to its application testing tool, Microsoft and Amazon updated their cloud offerings, and AppDirect acquired an SaaS solutions provider called Standing Cloud. In other news, Huddle added automatic file sync to its enterprise collaboration platform. Sauce Labs offers a cloud-based toolkit that lets developers run Selenium and JavaScript unit tests for their applications across multiple platforms, including browsers and mobile devices. The company recently bolstered its service with a REST API and a reworked testing dashboard that introduces advanced... more »
Tools for DDoS-Attacks are Gaining Popularity in Online Gaming Communities

Tools for DDoS-Attacks are Gaining Popularity in Online Gaming Communities

DDoS attacks dominate the news nowadays. Large companies are frequently harassed by Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, with great damage. Prolexic, a company that offers security services for DDoS has published a technical White Paper detailing what it calls “the rampant problem of denial of service attacks within and from online gaming communities.” The document contains the results of the analysis of modus operandi and some php-scripts included in a DDoS kit, the botnet topology built on its base, as well as recommendations for the detection of this threat and prevents infections. According to Prolexic, the peak power of these attacks... more »
Key Twitter Acquisitions to Boost Revenue : IPO Needs Analytics to Succeed

Key Twitter Acquisitions to Boost Revenue : IPO Needs Analytics to Succeed

Last week, Twitter finally revealed that it has filed its S-1 with the SEC, which mean its IPO is probably just around the corner.  But some of the conditions it has to meet before it can go public are that Twitter must reach the 400 million user mark and have a total $1 billion revenue.  This is where Big Data can help, and Twitter's been busy buying up analytics firms to boost its offerings. Revenue required   Where that revenue comes from is the looming question for Twitter, which has been exploring some new advertising models in recent months.  The goal is to maintain... more »
Box Notes Takes On Google Drive : Top Cloud Hosts Compared

Box Notes Takes On Google Drive : Top Cloud Hosts Compared

Today Box has unveiled an online word processor called Box Notes, in a move that could will undoubtedly help Box in the cloud storage war. Additionally, Box's services are now more on par with that of Google Drive, too. Box Notes looks to have a fairly mature feature set right out the gate, including: collaborative and offline editing, version history, and mobile apps for iOS and Android. Box has been primarily focused on the enterprise market to date, so Box Notes offers it a lot more legroom for customers. With Box Notes, the service can help to differentiate itself from competitors... more »

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- David Floyer

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