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Last to Post & Good Vibrations on Mars - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Last to Post & Good Vibrations on Mars - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Leave it to Wall Street to Sellout...   The 135 year old Washington Post seems to have finally lost its edge against electronic media, with the decision to sell their flagship newspaper. Jeff Bezos purchased the newspaper ending the Graham family’s ownership of the news organizations after four generations. Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, is paying a total of $250 Million in cash for the newspaper and all of the Post’s affiliated publications and business. The Seattle-based Amazon Corporation will have no role in the purchase, and instead, Bezos himself will become the sole owner once the sale is completed within the next... more »
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SAP Completes Acquisition of Cloud Ecommerce Specialist Hybris

SAP has finally completed the acquisition of hybris, a Switzerland-based provider of cross-platform commerce and transaction management solutions. Terms of the deal, which was originally announced in June, were not disclosed. "SAP and hybris will deliver the next-generation customer experience for businesses and consumers in a world where digital and physical converge seamlessly," said Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe, the co-CEOs of SAP, in a statement. "With the addition of the hybris commerce platform, we intend to help enterprises achieve unprecedented intimacy with customers in real time and across all devices, delivery channels and touchpoints." General Electric, Thomson Reuters, H&M and... more »
Why Did Jeff Bezos Buy the Washington Post?

Why Did Jeff Bezos Buy the Washington Post?

You’ve probably heard by now that Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of internet behemoth Amazon.com, has acquired the Washington Post in a deal worth a stonking $250 million.  Just to be clear, Bezos purchased the company with his own cold, hard cash, so the Post isn’t going to become a part of Amazon. Even so, things could change, and in the future the two companies may be integrated in one way or another. So what pushed Bezos to acquire what is one of the biggest media companies in the US? According to the man himself, journalism plays a critical... more »
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Apple Battles Google on New Grounds : Smart Services

As the smartphone market consolidates features for its hardware offerings, software remains an important differentiator in this highly competitive market.  While Apple hasn't unveiled a new iPhone in well over a year, the Cupertino company has released a new version of  iOS 7 at WWDC early this summer.  Some were impressed with the update, while others are seeing the revamped OS as an Android clone, with its glanceable features and other little add ons.  However one thing remains clear - the new battleground for phone makers is in Consumer Services, and Apple may not be the one setting the bar... more »
Zynga Shuts Down OMGPOP for Good

Zynga Shuts Down OMGPOP for Good

Zynga has announced its intention to shut down OMGPOP Inc., the maker of "Draw Something", which it acquired in March of last year, on September 30, 2013. According to Zynga’s post announcing the news, it’s shutting down OMGPOP to “make way for new and exciting gaming opportunities.”  Though OMGPOP will be shut down, popular games such as Draw Something, Draw Something 2 and Draw My Thing will not be affected, so players can still enjoy the games even after the shutdown. However, before the site’s demise on September, certain, less-than-popular games such as Cupcake Corner, Gem Rush,Pool World Champ and Snoops will... more »
Apple's Charger and Factory Woes Pile Up

Apple's Charger and Factory Woes Pile Up

Last month, news surfaced of an iPhone 5 electrocuting a woman which resulted in her death. According to the reports, Ma Ailun, a flight attendant with China Southern Airlines, died after being electrocuted when she picked up her phone to answer a call just after getting out of the shower.  Some speculated that her wet hands might have caused her to be electrocuted, while others stated that the cause may have been the counterfeit charger plugged into her iPhone. Though Ma Ailun’s family stated that she was using a genuine Apple charger, some claimed that it’s quite hard to determine if... more »
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Your Guide to HP #Vertica Big Data Event : LIVE Coverage Today + Tomorrow

The HP Vertica Big Data Conference is in full swing this week at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA.  We're broadcasting live from the event, with exclusive interviews and analysis on SiliconANGLE.tv. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. The conference will run until tomorrow, August 7, and attendees will hear keynotes from General Manager of the Oakland Athletics Billy Beane, HP Vertica Vice President & General Manager Colin Mahony, Monash Research President Curt Monash,  The Wikibon Project Co-Founder Dave Vellante, and Deal Architect Inc. Owner and author of “The New Polymath” and “The New Technology Elite” Vinnie Mirchandani. This year’s... more »
LIVE: FireEye IPO Cashes-In on NSA Hysterics

LIVE: FireEye IPO Cashes-In on NSA Hysterics

Updated with full video - see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Tuesday August 6, 2013. FireEye, an IT security vendor, has submitted an S-1 filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, kicking off the process to raise as much as $175 million through a public offering. Here to discuss the FireEYE IPO is SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto. FireEye, founded in 2004 and based in Milpitas, Calif., makes software and hardware for spotting security threats in real time on the internet, email and file systems. The company’s Web Malware Protection System — boxes that can supplement firewalls in a network... more »
EMC Marketing CTO Joins VMware as Chief Strategist

EMC Marketing CTO Joins VMware as Chief Strategist

Chuck Hollis, an alumnus of theCube who earned a reputation as an expert on all things storage during his 18 year stint with EMC, quit his post as global marketing CTO to join VMware. Hollis will serve as the chief strategist for the virtualization giant’s storage application services business group, a new division that focuses on software-defined storage, big data, cloud apps and other bleeding edge technology trends. The veteran executive wrote in a blog post that he is joining VMware (which is majority-owned by EMC) because he believes that the company will play a central role in the tech industry’s... more »
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Progress Announces IAAS-Agnostic Progress Pacific PaaS Built on Rollbase

  Progress Software Corporation today announced new data connectivity and application capabilities for its Progress Pacific Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) application. The new Progress DataDirect Cloud data connectivity service enables applications to integrate data from popular SaaS, relational database, Big Data, social, as well as internal data in applications such as custom CRM solutions that can be built quickly by customizing pre-existing templates. These can be run in-house or on Amazon AWS or other IaaS services. Progress Pacific is available on Amazon AWS and, potentially, other IaaS platforms or can be purchased and run in-house on standard hardware. This makes it the AWS answer... more »

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