Amazon Web Services Planning Real-Time, Big Data Stream Processing Service

Klint Finley | November 29th

According to a job ad posted by Amazon Web Services, the company is planning to launch a new service for processing streams of big data. Here's the job listing:

Amazon Web Services is looking for a Senior

Hackers Setting HP Printers Ablaze: A Little Perspective

John Casaretto | November 29th

Electronics gone wild.  First it was iPhones exploding,  then there was a story about studies showing wifi-enabled laptops killing sperm, now there is a story that says hackers can set your HP printers...»

Privacy Wins with Fresh Facebook-FTC Agreement

Maria Deutscher | November 29th

Social networking giant Facebook has reached a privacy settlement with the  U.S. Federal Trade Commission, WSJ reported. The company has been under intense international scrutiny  due to a rather lengthy list of blunders involving...»

Michael Rizkalla Leaves HP Amidst webOS Confusion

Maria Deutscher | November 29th

Michael Rizkalla, the former senior director of webOS application development at HP, is the latest executive that left the company ever since employment in its consumer units became unstable.

“The departure of Rizkalla highlights the bigger

NexGen, Fusion-io for Upgraded SAN Offering

Maria Deutscher | November 29th

NexGen Storage has forged a partnership with flash-based hardware acceleration solutions maker Fusion-io to combine the latter’s technology with its own.  The company said the ioMemory powered NexGen n5 Storage System, a hybrid mid-range...»

HP’s First Autonomy Products are a Smart Step Forward

Maria Deutscher | November 29th

Hewlett Packard revealed the first fruits of the controversial acquisition of unstructured  analytics software maker Autonomy.  The offerings provide an opportunity for commercial and governmental customers to sort through their big data, and has...»

Dell Open-Sources Code for Hadoop Deployment Tool

Klint Finley | November 29th

Crowbar is an open source deployment tool developed by Dell originally as part of its Dell OpenStack Cloud service. It started as a tool for installing Open Stack, but can deploy other software through the...»

Exploding iPhone Raises Questions over Lithium Ion Batteries

Mellisa Tolentino | November 29th

Lithium ion batteries are the most commonly used type of rechargeable battery used in electronic devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, digital cameras, and now electric cars. They have one of the best energy...»

EU to Take Focused Aim at Facebook’s Brand of Privacy

Maria Deutscher | November 29th

The big data fuss seem to have trickled down to social media in a rather peculiar fashion. Social media networks, Facebook in particular, have faced a fair share of public scrutiny in the past year or...»

Nexon’s MapleStory Hacked, 13.2 million Korean Online Gamers’ Data Exposed

Kyt Dotson | November 29th

Last week, a massive private data breach struck Nexon’s extremely popular massively multiplayer online game, MapleStory that affected nearly three quarters of the 18 million players. According to the MMO publisher, much of the sensitive stolen information had...»