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China's Leaders Warm Up to Big Data for Better Governance

China's Leaders Warm Up to Big Data for Better Governance

China's repressive internet regime is famous the world over, what with its "Great Firewall of China" put in place to block any sites that censors deem critical of the regime, not to mention the increasingly sophisticated systems it employs to suppress discussion of controversial subjects. China has long seen the internet as something dangerous, something that needs to be controlled and restricted, but could it be that this attitude is changing? Is it possible that China's overlords are beginning to see the web as something that it can use to its advantage? Recent developments suggest that this could be true – that... more »
LIVE: Presidential Incentives Key in Cybersecurity Reform

LIVE: Presidential Incentives Key in Cybersecurity Reform

Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Wednesday August 7, 2013. Yesterday The White House released a preliminary set of incentives it may offer companies who are willing to join a cybersecurity program chaired by the Department of Homeland Security, and the notion has many security experts concerned. Joining us now to share details about the DHS’s cybersecurity program is SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto. After failing to reach an agreement on cybersecurity legislation twice last year, the president signed an executive order which this new program falls under. In it, businesses could receive insurance from agencies if they adopt certain standards within... more »
The Hardest Part of Data Visualization : Simplicity + Consumability | #HPBigData2013

The Hardest Part of Data Visualization : Simplicity + Consumability | #HPBigData2013

Paul Lilford, Channel Director, Technology Partners, Tableau Software, discussed current visualization trends with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the HP Vertica Big Data Conference this week. With visualization, there is an "ongoing challenge with the size of data and disparity of it," according to Lilford. From a customer challenge perspective, "it's really about getting to the size of data, all the sources of data, all the scale of things." With Tableau being a data-driven company, the strategy is to combine all data sources quickly, helping customers make more data decisions at a detailed level. Social, web, third party, ERP... more »
VMware Nabs SAP’s Sanjay Poonen, Shares Thoughts on Cloud Ecosystem

VMware Nabs SAP’s Sanjay Poonen, Shares Thoughts on Cloud Ecosystem

VMware announced Tuesday morning that Sanjay Poonen is taking over as the head of its end-user computing group. Poonen holds two patents, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School and a master’s degree from Stanford University. He began his career as an engineer for Microsoft, and advanced to executive positions at prominent tech firms such as Symantec, VERITAS and Informatica. He most recently served the president of global solutions and go-to-market for BI giant SAP. TheCube crew caught up with Poonen at SAP Sapphire 2011 to get his take on cloud computing and its impact on the ecosystem value change. “System... more »
Twitter Rolls Out Non-SMS, Two-Factor Authentication

Twitter Rolls Out Non-SMS, Two-Factor Authentication

There’s a lot of buzz about the social world today.  There’s the new two-factor Twitter authentication, WhatsApps’ new voice messaging, and even Facebook has rolled out a few new updates.  So let’s check ‘em out. Twitter does away with SMS   Most two-factor authentication relies on SMS messages.  If you want to always be secured when you log in your online account, if the service supports it, you can setup two-factor authentication which would require you to enter your mobile number so the service can send a code via SMS, which has to be inputted to login to the service.  This method is... more »
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Smart TV + Cloud Win : 5 Places to Watch Breaking Bad Online

Looking to catch up on Breaking Bad before the season 6 premier on August 11?  Thanks to ongoing developments in the smart TV sector and the cloud, you have several options to watch previous seasons of Breaking Bad (at least 5, according to our list below). Cable cord cutters have been waiting for smart TVs to hit the mainstream for some time, and manufacturers are striving to meet growing consumer demand. According to a recent report from media research firm TDG, 14 percent of households with broadband internet owned an Apple TV, Roku box, or similar streaming platform in 2012. However,... more »
Google Chrome 'Hacked': How Your Passwords Can Be Exposed

Google Chrome 'Hacked': How Your Passwords Can Be Exposed

If you're one of the millions of people using Google Chrome as your preferred browser, and if you happen to have any important passwords saved within the browser itself, you might just want to reconsider how wise that is. Your data is, of course, at risk any time your computer is stolen, lost or borrowed by another person, but there are various measures we can put in place to protect against this. But whatever security precautions you take, this could all be undone in seconds if you happen to use Google's browser, as software designer Elliott Kember revealed in a blog... more »
IBM/Google Alliance Forebodes Major Industry Shift #OpenPower

IBM/Google Alliance Forebodes Major Industry Shift #OpenPower

IBM today announced its second major alliance in two weeks, this time with Google and three high-performance computing (HPC) vendors, to create the OpenPOWER Consortium, the first time IBM has offered to license its Power RISC processor hardware and firmware to third-party server manufacturers. The first announcement, on July 24th, was the alliance with Pivotal, which is 70% owned by EMC, to run WebSphere on top of the Cloud Foundry PaaS both as a product to offer to IBM customers and as a service on the IBM cloud. It is easy to see what the three niche HPC vendors -- Mellanox,... more »
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TrainSignal Acquired By Pluralsight in $23.6 Million Deal

Disclaimer: I’ve worked with TrainSignal for years as a contract instructor and have created ten training courses in that time.  As such, I’m definitely biased.  Bear that in mind as you read on. Today, TrainSignal and Pluralsight both announced Pluralsight’s acquisition of TrainSignal for a cool $23.6 million.  For a company that founder Scott Skinger started using credit cards, that’s an incredible feat and one of which he and the entire team at TrainSignal should be immensely proud.  Early this year, TrainSignal made a strategic “bet the company” move when the company ended its physical media-based sales model and moved to... more »
In an Open World, HP has 3 Types of Partners | #HPBigData2013

In an Open World, HP has 3 Types of Partners | #HPBigData2013

Updated with full video - see below. Broadcasting live from Boston, from HP Vertica Big Data Conference, theCUBE hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante sat down with Chris Selland, HP Vertica's VP of Marketing, to talk about this week's event, which turns out to be his brainchild.  The trio also discussed HP's strategy for the future. This Conference is not just HP Vertica's show, but also their partners' and customers' show. It wasn't even intended to be a show; it started as a user group meeting, powered by the need to establish a community. They basically wanted to feature what their customers... more »

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