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Cisco to Push Security Intelligence to All Products

Cisco to Push Security Intelligence to All Products

Cisco has decided to step things up in the security department, easing the burden on IT managers and expanding its intelligence architecture threat to each and every one of its firewall products. At a special media event hosted by Cisco at the RSA Security conference in San Francisco, Cisco has introduced plans for deploying new security technologies across all networks, including mobile. Chris Young, senior vice president for Cisco’s Security and Government group, highlighted the company’s future plan to integrate security into the network fabric. He also explained Cisco vision of deploying security at the network level for the ever expanding critical... more »
VMware’s Latest Partnership Addresses Mobile Cloud Security

VMware’s Latest Partnership Addresses Mobile Cloud Security

Security is one of the biggest barriers standing between the enterprise and some of the most disruptive trends in IT. Zettaset made this point rather clear when it launched a security package to go with its Hadoop management cloud, and now VMware is working with Symantec to achieve the same thing in the data center. All of the above can be said about the cloud as well: companies fear that their data is not protected on completely consolidated, often remote server clusters. The two vendors are tackling this issue head on: a big chunk of Symantec’s security software will be integrated... more »
What's the Key to Simplifying Big Data? Objectivity Founder Tells All

What's the Key to Simplifying Big Data? Objectivity Founder Tells All

Many of us have an idea of what big data means, but it's the execution that seems to trip people up.  If you ask Objectivity, the company behind InfiniteGraph, one of the biggest challenges around big data isn't the volume but the relationship between data sets.  And if you ask me, relational analysis is what truly contextualizes big data for today's (and tomorrow's) market. In today's Profile Snapshot we hear from Leon Guzenda, founder of Objectivity, who discusses the challenges in discussing big data as an emerging concept.  Guzenda also tackles the key to simplifying data, and shares his favorite way to... more »
Kinect-enabled Shopping Cart May Aid Shoppers at Whole Foods

Kinect-enabled Shopping Cart May Aid Shoppers at Whole Foods

Now that Microsoft has released their development kit that brings Kinect software to Windows, many venues are beginning to look for applications for the video game sensor. Right now, Whole Foods is looking into a prototype that would use a Kinect system on a shopping cart to make the shopping experience a little bit more cyberpunk than before. The cart can follow the shopper, remember items from their list, give them navigation information around the store, and even provide checkout. According to an article in GeekWire, this project is literally weeks old. The shopping-cart-cum-Kinect-sensor is being developed by a third-party company,... more »
Toll-Free & Shared Data Plans from AT&T, Verizon

Toll-Free & Shared Data Plans from AT&T, Verizon

When purchasing online, most of us go with retailers that offer free shipping, even though the items can be more expensive.  Though we know it’s just a clever gimmick, we’re still able to save a few bucks.  What if network carriers offered something like this?  Would you go for it? AT&T thought it would be wise to charge apps for data consumption so users won’t have to pay for data when using apps.  Techland Time explains AT&T’s plan: “if Spotify pays a bunch of money to AT&T, a Spotify user with a 3 GB per month data plan won’t get any... more »
Infographic: Jaspersoft's Hadoop Connector Roundup

Infographic: Jaspersoft's Hadoop Connector Roundup

Jaspersoft, a maker of big data-oriented BI software, released a new infographic it calls the Big Data Index – a list of all the top big data connectors, along with statistics and trends for the period between January 2011 and January 2012. Overall, Jaspersoft’s data says that over 15,000 connector downloads were record in those 12 months, a figure that is expected by most industry insiders to increase significantly this year. Hive, the SQL interface for MapReduce, ranks highest in the infographic thanks to a 60 percent share of the pie chart, followed by HBase. The latter is the distributed Java-based... more »
FTC Says Deal With Google's New Privacy Policy, Bill For Taxing Violent Games Trashed

FTC Says Deal With Google's New Privacy Policy, Bill For Taxing Violent Games Trashed

It was late January when news of Google’s new privacy policy taking effect on March 1, 2012 broke, drawing plenty of criticism and concerns.  With March 1 just a day away, consumers are faced with a tough choice: to stay or not to stay with Google. And that seems to be what the Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz is suggesting when he stated that Google is giving their subscribers “a fairly binary and somewhat brutal choice” pertaining to the new Google privacy policy.  Google is transparent in what they are planning with their new privacy policy and everyone seems to be... more »
Fund a Friend's Trip with myTab on Facebook

Fund a Friend's Trip with myTab on Facebook

Though they’re still waiting for the approval of gifting Paypal features, social travel gift card myTab announced that they’ve already gone live with their Facebook app. They did some minor tweaks in the meantime as part of the updates of phase 1. This includes the following: • Keep Tabs on Friends: Check in all your current trips (to/from dates, destination & purpose i.e. honeymoon, birthday, reunion, getaway etc). No more missing Facebook status updates of a friend who’s maybe in the same destination as you and no more frustratingly long commenting threads about missed opportunities to meet up. • Create Travel Wishes:... more »
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Patent Wars: Yahoo Vying for Pre-IPO Facebook Shares?

A new patent dispute is brewing in Silicon Valley as Yahoo seeks to impose a licensing fee over Facebook using 10-20 of their patents in advertising, the personalization of Web sites, social networking and messaging. When asked by New York Times’ DealBook, Yahoo! replied in an e-mail stating that, “Yahoo has a responsibility to its shareholders, employees and other stakeholders to protect its intellectual property.  We must insist that Facebook either enter into a licensing agreement or we will be compelled to move forward unilaterally to protect our rights.” While Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt stated that they have yet to review Yahoo’s... more »
Day 2 @ MWC - Details on Android Jelly Bean Emerge

Day 2 @ MWC - Details on Android Jelly Bean Emerge

Yesterday was the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain and we tackled some of the devices that made attendees stop and stare.  If you missed our MWC Day 1 coverage, click on this link: Scorching Hot Devices at MWC 2012: Nokia PureView, HTC One X and More. Now for Day 2 at the MWC: Android There have been reports that the Android 5.0 will be coming out sometime this second quarter but Google vice president of engineering for mobile Hiroshi Lockheimer drops a few bombs at the MWC. "After Android 4 comes 5, and we haven't announced the timing yet, which... more »

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