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Has Instagram Become Too Risque?

Has Instagram Become Too Risque?

Social media holds some of our most precious memories, as well as our frustrations and heartache. Instagram has become our digital photo album that holds important moments in our lives such as weddings, proposals and even new additions to our families. Unfortunately, Instagram can also expose the ugly sides of life, such as drug abuse, the sexual exploitation of women, and death. What is appropriate to share on the Internet and what is considered going to far? I came up with a list of content that should be kept off the Internet. Nudity   Instagram agrees with me on this one. Any... more »
Cloud Strategies in the AWS Era : Exclusive Interview

Cloud Strategies in the AWS Era : Exclusive Interview

John Treadway of Cloud Technology Partners (also called CloudTP), discussed the state of the industry in an interview with SiliconAngle founding CEO John Furrier and Wikibon’s Stu Miniman. Furrier opens the discussion by asking Treadway if the growing number of cloud acquisitions is a sign that the market is consolidating. The executive says that it’s too early to know. The vertical is at its infancy, he highlights, and while it’s true that the big whales are gobbling up emerging providers, new and promising start-ups are also entering the fray. Treadway goes on to say that infrastructure is a big focus today... more »
EMC’s Software-defined Storage Strategy Centers on Isilon, Says Wikibon

EMC’s Software-defined Storage Strategy Centers on Isilon, Says Wikibon

EMC's got a lot of moving parts, building what it calls a federation of companies all working together to serve a cohesive set of tools for building your data center.  Wikibon co-founder and CTO David Floyer named Isilon storage a “key component” of EMC’s scale-out cloud storage architecture. The company’s goal is to support a broad range of cloud and Big Data solutions, including its own products, competing offerings and open-source frameworks. EMC has incorporated the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) into OneFS, Isilon’s recently upgraded NAS operating system, with this objective in mind. At EMC World 2013, the company revealed that... more »
The Industrial Internet - The New Front Line in the Battle for the Enterprise

The Industrial Internet - The New Front Line in the Battle for the Enterprise

Information flows follow a similar route within most organizations. Proprietary information builds up in databases, from where its funnelled into reports that rise up the chain of management. Then there's external data, that which is gathered from public sources, accumulated from feedback, purchased from information suppliers, or simply harvested from the internet. Most Big Data follows this route at present, but these pathways are changing as the physical world around us slowly transforms itself into the primary source of our information. This concept - the Industrial Internet - refers to the vast number of connected 'things' – actuators and sensors that... more »
Google I/O 2012 Recap

Google I/O 2012 Recap

Google I/O 2012 did not disappoint.  The search giant introduced a number of new products and services, and some upgrades to existing ones. So before you head onto the Moscone West Convention Center on May 15-17, 2013 got Google I/O 2013, provided that you were able to snag a ticket early as the event is already sold out, here’s a quick recap at what happened at last year’s event: Google showcased three products: the infamous Google Glass which Google co-founder proudly showed off its basic features using skydivers using the device to take photos or videos, and how lightweight the device is.... more »
The Pocket Scavenger App is Here!

The Pocket Scavenger App is Here!

Penguin Group has been working on an impressive suite of creativity apps lately, and now launched The Pocket Scavenger for iOS and Android. The Pocket Scavenger app is an interactive adaptation of Keri Smith’s THE POCKET SCAVENGER book that encourages users to actually look up from their phones and interact with the world around them. An interesting thing about Smith’s books is that these are not only about creativity, but actually encourage readers through a series of unusual games and exercises. The Pocket Scavenger is the third creativity app based on a Keri Smith book. Just like the book, the app... more »
Your Complete Guide to Google I/O 2013

Your Complete Guide to Google I/O 2013

Google I/O 2013 will be kicking off on May 15-17, 2013 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, CA. Google invites attendees to be inspired by the tech world’s latest web, mobile and social breakthroughs to better the lives of people with simple, life-improving technologies and viable businesses among a rich and diverse community of cutting edge developers. Expect to see the latest developments in Google products and technologies such as Android, Google+, Google Chrome, Google Glass, Google Apps, App Engine and other Google Cloud Platform products, Maps, Commerce, Google TV, and more. Unfortunately, if you weren’t able to purchase tickets... more »
Splunk and Cloudera Join Forces for Big Data Expertise

Splunk and Cloudera Join Forces for Big Data Expertise

Big data analysis is still not perfect. Companies are recognizing that the technology still has a lot of room to grow: from SQL analysis options to deeper analytics needs to even faster real-time performance. So in order to answer the today’s most pressing big data questions across the enterprise, the industry is growing further as two of the industry’s biggest names have announced a partnership that is expected to answer. Splunk and Cloudera are joining forces, and the relationship will ensure best-in-class integration of Splunk Enterprise to Cloudera Enterprise using Splunk Hadoop Connect, which provides bi-directional integration to easily and reliably... more »
Teen Designed Emergency App Keeps Your Loved Ones At Ease and Reflects Importance of Youth Innovation in Tech

Teen Designed Emergency App Keeps Your Loved Ones At Ease and Reflects Importance of Youth Innovation in Tech

  There was a bad weather storm. You were stuck in traffic. You were running late. One of these things happened at the worst time possible – when your friends, family and loved ones were wondering if you were ok. Unfortunately, they couldn’t reach you because your cell phone battery faded. The recently launched Oh My Battery's Dead (OMBD) app for android will put you and your loved ones at ease by automatically texting your location to a friend, family member or loved one when your battery drains to a predetermined level you set. Not surprisingly, this app was created by tech-savvy... more »
Nexus Q, Google Glass, and Other Gadgets We Expect at Google I/O 2013

Nexus Q, Google Glass, and Other Gadgets We Expect at Google I/O 2013

Google I/O 2013 will be kicking off on May 15-17, 2013 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, CA, but Google has already announced some recent changes and new services. Google Play recently celebrated its first anniversary and it do so with special offers on games, songs, TV shows, movies and books.  Soon, it introduced Google Keep,  a service that lets you jot down notes on the go on your mobile devices which you can also access and edit on the web.  Then Google unveiled an offline language pack so even if you’re stuck in a foreign land with no... more »

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