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Quantified Self Apps + Gadgets for Real Life : Sleep and Eat Better

Quantified Self Apps + Gadgets for Real Life : Sleep and Eat Better

This week’s Quantified Self roundup features an app that doesn’t rely on external hardware to record your self-quantified data, a crowdfunding project that analyzes sleep activities without having to wear any gadget, and a fitness band that combines sleep and diet data for better recommendations. Human quantified self app   Early in September, Humanco Inc. launched an app that is able to record your activities without having to rely on wearable devices, such as fitness bands, to learn more about yourself.  Humanco believes that smartphones are already wearable computers, since they have sensors like an accelerometer and a gyroscope to analyze movement and... more »
Adobe Should Acquire Tableau, says Analyst | #tcc13

Adobe Should Acquire Tableau, says Analyst | #tcc13

Broadcasting live from the 2013 Tableau Customer Conference in Washington DC, theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante, Wikibon Senior Analyst, and Jeff Kelly, Principal Research Contributor, spoke with one of our favorite guests Ray Wang, Co-Founder and Researcher with Constellation Research, about Business Intelligence and various trends bubbling up in this industry, including the perks of Tableau compared to other market players, and how Tableau can succeed through sales or an acquisition. Dave Vellante kicked off the interview by asking Wang about his take on "the schism of traditional BI and what Tableau is producing." Ray Wang thinks this is the case where... more »
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New iPhone Launch, People Demand More : Battery, Storage + TV

Fanboys are already on the edge of their seats waiting for news as to what the new iPhone/s will look like and what features it will have to entice them to upgrade to Apple's newest device. Here at SiliconANGLE, we’ve extensively covered rumors regarding features of the new iPhone/s, but what do the people want?  We’ve often heard people saying, “The iPhone would be better if it had…”  So we've summed up what consumers have often voiced out, highlighting 5 of the top feature requests. 5 features you want in the new iPhone   Longer battery life This either means equipping the iPhone with a... more »
The Beauty In Clean, Elegant + Simple Data | #tcc13

The Beauty In Clean, Elegant + Simple Data | #tcc13

Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcasted from the 2013 Tableau Customer Conference in Washington DC, talking to Sarah Nell, Global Corporate Account Analyst with Manpower. Historically, Manpower has been known as a staffing firm, but since the economy changed in 2009, they shifted their approach, becoming more HR-driven. One of their major components is outsourcing the HR department. Coming out of the downturn, the Analytics practice at Manpower started in 2010. The driver was data. "We didn't really look at data at that point, as a company," admitted Nell. "We were always a sales organization." How data changed a company's... more »
5 Reasons to Buy the New iPhone : Unveiling Today

5 Reasons to Buy the New iPhone : Unveiling Today

Apple will be revealing the new iPhone in a few hours.  If rumors are to be believed, it will be the first time Apple will be unveiling two iPhones.  The first one will be the high-end version expected to still look like the iPhone 5, alongside an inexpensive version will be encased in plastic instead of glass and metal. No matter what Apple reveals, Fanboys will surely camp out in line to be among the first to purchase the new iPhone.  But what will the new iPhone have to entice iPhone owners to upgrade, and non-iPhone owners to purchase it? There have... more »
Paychex Weighs in on Big Data Visualization  | #tcc13

Paychex Weighs in on Big Data Visualization | #tcc13

Covering the Tableau Customer Conference 2013, The CUBE hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly had an opportunity to chat with Coy Gupta, Global Search Architect of Paychex, about how the company is using Tableau to aggregate the company’s web data and internal data. Paychex deals with a large amount of data, and that data continues to grow as the company moves into new markets like Germany and Brazil. With Tableau they are able to connect to Google Analytics and generate dashboards displaying their web performance and advertising performance and deliver reports to management that they can drill down through and glean... more »
Cisco Buys Whiptail : Impact on Storage Partnerships – Breaking Analysis

Cisco Buys Whiptail : Impact on Storage Partnerships – Breaking Analysis

Flash changes everything. As Wikibon has been discussing for a few years now, flash has a significant impact on system and storage architecture. For a long time, storage consumption was measured in capacity and cost ($/GB). With the advent of flash, performance and latency have become very important (see Storage Cost as a Function of IOPS). Since latency between flash and the application is critical, there has been a move to bring storage closer to the compute (either in or very close to the server). Cisco has been pushing deep into data center architectures with its UCS product line and today... more »
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Microsoft Brings Xbox Music to iOS, Android

Microsoft is pushing into enemy territory with Xbox Music, a streaming service that was once only available on Xbox 360 and Windows 8. That changed on Monday, when the software titan rolled out new apps that let users play unlimited music on their Android and iOS devices for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. The two mobile applications are joined by a freemium web player that is available on an ad-supported basis or ad-free with a subscription. Microsoft said that it plans to upgrade the latter with a personalizing tool called Radio, which will let users create collections, put together... more »
Weekly Big Data Review: R Takes Center Stage

Weekly Big Data Review: R Takes Center Stage

It’s been an interesting week in the Big Data space. Tableau and Syncsort announced a strategic partnership to unlock data in legacy information silos, KDnugget published the results of its latest data science survey, and Wikibon released a new market outlook. Tableau announced that it has joined forces with Syncsort, a New Jersey-based provider of data integration and protection solutions, to make information more consumable for decision makers. The company married its software with Syncsort’s Hadoop-centric ETL solution to help business users extract value from their organizations’ data without having to go through a statistician. Big Data is becoming increasingly consumable thanks... more »
3 Reasons + A Guide For Your Small Biz Twitter Strategy

3 Reasons + A Guide For Your Small Biz Twitter Strategy

Twitter has long had the potential to be an excellent source of customer engagement and lead generation for a small businesses marketing efforts. Social media is but a tool in the marketing belt, not an end-all-be-all solution. Furthermore, it doesn't always make sense for certain business verticals to be active on social media. Understanding your customers and where they are looking to engage with you online is business audit 101. Our friends over at Simply Business created a great Small Business Guide to Twitter. It is extremely thorough and is a step-by-step process of understanding and using Twitter for a... more »

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