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Where Are The American Software Engineers?

Where Are The American Software Engineers?

Apparently for tech leaders in the Silicon Valley, there is always a shortage of skilled professionals and that’s why most of them request H-1B visas for foreign workforce. But a recent study conducted by Bright.com, a California-based company suggests that for the top 10 jobs where H-1B visas are requested, only three do not currently have enough qualified American jobseekers to satisfy demand. This means that there should not be as much need for requesting H-1B visas as most vacancies can be filled through local candidates. “The main conclusion that we need more foreign tech workers is not true. We need to... more »
"Hand of Thief" Malware Makes A Grab For Linux

"Hand of Thief" Malware Makes A Grab For Linux

So you thought you were safe from all the internet nasties – worms, Trojans, spyware and so on whilst tapping away on your Linux flavoured computer? Well, you might want to think again. Reports today have surfaced of a new kind of malware that's specifically targeted at Linux users, which is being hawked on underground cybercrime forums for the very reasonable price of just $2,000. Called "Hand of Thief", the so-called banking Trojan is almost unique among malicious code in that it's geared to attack computers running the world's most popular open-source operating systems. Even more interesting is that this particular nasty... more »
Can FireFox OS Overtake Android in the Low-end Smartphone Market?

Can FireFox OS Overtake Android in the Low-end Smartphone Market?

Mozilla recently pulled the curtains back on the ZTE Open, a $90 phone that runs on FireFox OS. SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto shared his take on the browser maker’s push into the mobile market in a Q&A with NewsDesk host Kristin Feledy. John tells Kristin that Mozilla is eyeing a stake in the low-end smartphone space and emerging markets such as China, where demand for connected devices has skyrocketed in recent years. He adds that the ZTE cannot compete on a level playing field with Apple because affordability is not a top selling point in the eyes of consumers who... more »
Why Apple Needs to Launch an iPhone Mini

Why Apple Needs to Launch an iPhone Mini

According to the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, price-conscious, first-time smartphone buyers will almost certainly avoid choosing an iPhone because the things are just too damn expensive. “Previous smartphone owners buy Apple iPhones much more often than first-time owners,” said the CIRP. “Almost 50 percent of previous owners buy an iPhone, while under one-third of first-time owners buy an iPhone.” For Samsung and HTC, first-time buyers aren't such an issue, with the level of interest in their products being roughly the same as that of previous smartphone owners. Somewhat surprisingly, more first-time smartphone buyers actually prefer LG, due to its cheaper offerings. The problem... more »
The Ubuntu Edge: Will It? Won't It Happen?

The Ubuntu Edge: Will It? Won't It Happen?

It's looking more and more like the world may never see the awesome prowess of the Ubuntu Edge come to market, as Canonical's concept "Superphone" has only two weeks left to hit its $32 million Indiegogo funding target, and it’s not even halfway towards reaching that goal. Canonical may have over-reached and asked for too much from the crowdfunding community, given that the current record on Indiegogo belongs to Scanadu, which posted a funding goal of $100,000 but was able to raise $1,664,176.  Canonical may have had a better chance had it launched the project on Kickstarter, arguably a more famous... more »
Google Glass: 4 Ways It Will Change the SEO Game

Google Glass: 4 Ways It Will Change the SEO Game

It stands to reason that technology will never stop evolving, always seeking innovations that make our lives more convenient. When personal computers were first launched, people thought that these were just limited to processing words and computing numbers. Soon after the internet was made available to public, and the rest is history. Those who are familiar with the use of different search engines on the web to find more information about specific topics, news, press releases, products, services, people and places, would also know that the concept of SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is not far behind. Through this, Internet users... more »
LIVE: Hypervisor Goes Server Side Flash, Breaks the Status Quo

LIVE: Hypervisor Goes Server Side Flash, Breaks the Status Quo

Updated with full video - see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Thursday August 8, 2013. PernixData, the leader in virtualizing server flash, recently announced the general availability of PernixData F-V-P, the industry’s first and only hypervisor for server side flash. Joining us now to share more details regarding this latest announcement is Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. On today's episode of NewsDesk with Kristin Feledy, we'll be speaking with our very own virtualization expert Stu Miniman, and we'll be sure to ask him all the nitty-gritty of PernixData's FVP launch, and why it's significant,... more »
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Weekly Security Review: FireEye Eyes IPO, Google Chrome Exposes Passwords

This past week featured a number of developments in the ever-evolving security space. Enterprise security specialist FireEye filed for an initial public offering, a software designer stumbled upon an undiscovered Chrome vulnerability, and the FBI shut down Freedom Hosting using a zero-day FireFox flaw. In related news, an anonymous tipster leaked new details about the the agency’s use of commercial hacking tools. FireEye, a California-based provider of threat detection solutions, disclosed in a SEC filing that it’s looking to raise as much as $175 million in its upcoming public offering. The company develops next generation security software that can thwart both... more »
Enabling Market Share Growth: HP + Vertica = Satisfied Partners | #HPBigData2013

Enabling Market Share Growth: HP + Vertica = Satisfied Partners | #HPBigData2013

Having traveled to Boston for the HP Big Data Conference, John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCube co-hosts, tracked down the big names in the industry to discuss the hot topics of the hour, and current industry trends. The focus of the event was on Vertica's customers and the business intelligence. Andrew MacBean, VP of Vertica Ecosystem & Solutions, started the interview by talking about the event from an organizer's point of view, walking us from the idea to the actual Conference. MacBean thinks the high demand for this event was partly due to the buzz that still surrounds Vertica. HP Vertica is... more »
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Hortonworks Co-Founder Jumps Ship

Hortonworks chief executive officer Rob Bearden confirmed the departure of co-founder and CTO Eric Baldeschwieler in a Tuesday entry on the company’s blog. He did not disclose the reason behind Baldeschwieler’s resignation, but instead took the opportunity to recap on the former Yahoo executive's contributions to Hortonworks and the Hadoop ecosystem. “It’s hard to believe it’s been over two years since Hortonworks was founded by over 20 engineers from the original Yahoo! Hadoop development and operations team,” the executive wrote in his post. “That team’s origins came in 2005 when Eric assembled engineers to solve a really hard problem: store and... more »

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