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Microsoft has made an announcement about its soon-to-be-released "Windows Blue" update, officially naming the next iteration of its operating system as "Windows 8.1". More important than the labeling however, is that Microsoft intends to make the update available for free to all Windows 8 users via a download in the Windows Store. The news came from Microsoft's Chief Marketing Officer Tami Reller, who made an appearance at the JP Morgan's Technology, Media and Telecom conference in Boston yesterday. During the show, she confirmed that the updated version of Windows would be available to both Windows 8 and Windows RT users. According to... more »
The Department of Homeland Security has shut down Dwolla payments to and from Mt.Gox, the world's largest Bitcoin trading platform. OKCupid co-founder Chris Coyne aired his concerns regarding the recent developments involving Bitcoin, Mt.Gox and Dwolla in an interview with Betabeat.com. He received an e-mail from Dwolla stating that his bank transfer request from Dwolla to Mt.Gox could not be completed because of the DHS order. “The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued a ‘Seizure Warrant’ for the funds associated with Mutum Sigillium’s Dwolla account (a.k.a. Mt. Gox),” Coyne said. “In light of the court... more »
BloomReach pulled the curtains back on its new Continuous Quality Management (CQM) platform, a so-called web relevance engine that leverages machine learning to gauge the quality of web pages. CQM breaks down quality into four metrics: relevance, popularity, uniqueness and freshness. Relevance is determined based on the correlation between the content of a page and its designated topic, popularity is determined by user engagement indicators, and uniqueness is measured using BloomReach’s homegrown Dynamic Duplication Reduction (DDR) technology. The company defines freshness, or content dynamism, as the “rate of change of products on the page.” These metrics are continuously updated so that... more »
Marina Levinson, the founding CEO of CIO Advisory Group, shared her insights into the IT market in a recent interview with Jeff Frick and Wikibon’s Dave Vellante. Levinson has been advising business and technology leaders for over 25 years, so she knows a thing or two about the industry. She made sure to highlight the unprecedented velocity of innovation at the start of the interview before listing the two biggest mega-trends she’s tracking for her clients: cloud computing and mobile. Levinson pointed out that the cloud is no longer an emerging trend. She believes that CIOs must invest in cloud-based services to... more »
Update: full video embed below. On today's Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we'll be discussing the availability of Nvidia Shield, one of the more noteworthy demos from the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year. Details have finally emerged on when Shield will hit store shelves. The five-inch, portable Android game console that can also stream PC games from a nearby machine will cost $349 at Newegg, GameStop, Micro Center, Canada Computers and Nvidia's website. Pre-orders begin next week on May 20th and will ship by the end of June. See our review of Nvidia Shield here So why is... more »
General Motors has abandoned its multi-billion dollar outsourcing agreements with HP and other providers in favor of an internal hyperscale environment that runs Hadoop on low-cost x86 servers. This week the carmaker launched its first data center in Warren, Michigan. The $130 million facility, the first of two, can hold 20,000 square feet worth of commodity servers. That means it can accommodate over 10,000 ‘pizza box’ size machines, smaller-size systems and several larger mainframes, according to GM’s Jeff Liedel. The executive reported that the subfloor is wired with 1,600 miles of fiber cable and more than 400 miles of copper cable,... more »
On today's SiliconANGLE Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we'll be discussing Google's latest deals with top music companies, providing the licensing needed to launch a proper subscription service to compete with Spotify, Pandora and the rest. It's expected that Google will unveil a new music subscription service at its developer conference, Google I/O that kicks off today. The search engine giant has landed major partnerships with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, according to a report from The Verge. Citing sources close to the matter, The Verge claims that the latest partnerships provide separate licensing agreements for... more »
BlackBerry's just announced that come summertime its BlackBerry Messenger service will be available as a downloadable app for iOS and Android devices. Very soon, texts, photo messages and group sharing functions will be available to iOS and Android users when they download the BBM app, while BlackBerry also plans to add screen sharing, voice and video calls at a later date. Does this move come as a surprise? Well, just a bit, since the BBM service is essentially what drove people to use its devices. It’s a convenient way for BlackBerry users to keep in contact with other BlackBerry users without... more »
LinkedIn claims to connect the world's professionals and help them to further their career success, but for those with one particular type of skill set, there'll be no more naughty business taking place within its confines. The world's biggest professional networking site, which boasts more than 220 million users, has decided to ban prostitutes and escorts from promoting their services. The change came when LinkedIn updated its user agreement, which now states that, "even if it is legal where you are located, [users cannot] create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution." LinkedIn hasn't given any particular reason for... more »
John Appleby, Global Head of SAP Hana at Bluefin, and Christoph Roman Streubert, Senior SAP Infrastructure Architect at EMC, visited theCube during Sapphire Now 2013 to share their perspectives on SAP HANA with host John Furrier. John Furrier lead off the discussion by asking what the most common misconception they’ve seen would be, regarding HANA. Appleby stated that, though there are plenty of misconceptions, one of the biggest would be that HAHA isn’t a database, it’s just a tool to make business move faster. “People will say it’s not a database. The reality is that HANA is a complete platform of... more »