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Apple-Proview Dispute Goes Worldwide

Apple-Proview Dispute Goes Worldwide

Today’s mobile roundup includes the escalating battle between Apple and Shenzhen Proview Technology, Apple secretly shipping iPad 3, an iOS-linked Tongue Drive System,  and the latest mobile health trends from mHealth. Apple News surfaced last week that Shenzhen Proview Technology discretely filed a lawsuit against Apple with the Superior Court of the State of California in Santa Clara County on February 17th, accusing them of committing fraud when thay used a company set up by one of their law firms, IP Application Development Ltd., to purchase the iPad trademark from Proview on Dec. 23, 2009 for 35,000 British pounds ($55,000).  And it... more »
Broadcom's Android 4.0-Optimized Strategy Puts a System on a Chip

Broadcom's Android 4.0-Optimized Strategy Puts a System on a Chip

Networking gear and microprocessor maker Broadcom introduced a new system-on-chip (SoC) series for low-end Android devices at Mobile World Congress this week. A second line for commercial purposes was also unveiled. The Android Ice Cream Sandwich line is based on AMD’s Cortex single and dual-core 40-nanometer A9 designs. The BCM21654G offers performance of up to 1.0GHz, compared with the 1.3GHz packed by the higher-end BCM28145 and BCM28155 SoCs. All three come equipped with a chip dedicated to offloading video processing from the CPU, including built-in camera footage, but the latter two can handle higher qualities than the 54: 720p and 1080p respectively. Lastly,... more »
Forecast 2.0 Brings Future Check-Ins to Facebook

Forecast 2.0 Brings Future Check-Ins to Facebook

The check-in has become a symbol of our mobile turnover, contextualizing our social interactions with the layer of location.  Companies like Foursquare have capitalized on the check-in, and now Forecast 2.0 hopes to take the check-in to the next level with the added context of time.  Future check-ins allow users to plan for a social event, instead of merely archiving what’s already or currently happening.  As Forecast CEO Rene Pinnel says, time can make all sorts of magic happen. With the launch of Forecast 2.0, rolling out in private beta, Pinnel and his team have brought together the many lessons learned... more »
As the App Culture Builds, Dell Accelerates its Shift to Services with New Line of Servers, Flash Capabilities

As the App Culture Builds, Dell Accelerates its Shift to Services with New Line of Servers, Flash Capabilities

Michael Dell took the stage today at a Dell event with a focus on the demands that come with companies now reaching a maturing stage with its extensive virtualized infrastructure and the continued drive to use Web and cloud services. At the center of the news is Dell's second generation of embedded management technology with a portfolio of 12th generation blade, rack and tower PowerEdge servers for mission critical business applications. Of  particular note is flash integration with front accessible" hot swappable PCIe solid state disks" connected directly to the server. But the real story behind this news is about the evolving app... more »
Redis on Windows vs. Microsoft's AppFabric

Redis on Windows vs. Microsoft's AppFabric

I've mentioned before that Redis, a NoSQL in-memory datastore often used for caching, is red hot and receiving high praise from developers. But how well does it really stand up to the competition? Ichi, a developer for Kick News with a background in IT engineering, did some informal testing of how Dusan Majkic’s Windows port of Redis compares to Microsoft Windows Server AppFabric. It's an informal, unscientific comparison but gives a good idea of how well these perform. You can find Ichi's post about the results here. "To run the test, I created an ASP.Net MVC 3 project and used a... more »
HP Cloud VP Departure Telling of Cloud's Market Potential

HP Cloud VP Departure Telling of Cloud's Market Potential

An undercurrent of turnover has been persistent when it comes to Hewlett Packard in the news. This includes the exodus of Dave Barr, engineering director for HP’s LeftHand Storage group, to cloud storage startup, Nirvanix.  Cloud Computing executive Emil Sayegh has a distinctive history that has navigated some of the biggest names in the industry. Once the Vice President and General Manager of the Rackspace Mosso Cloud Computing Division, his most recent tenure as Vice President of Cloud Computing at HP was marked by a number of significant developments including quite recently, the embrace of the OpenStack community. In a veiled Twitter... more »
Startup Specialist Andy Palmer Joins Cloudant Board

Startup Specialist Andy Palmer Joins Cloudant Board

Cloudant, “the data layer as a service” company that offers hosting for  CouchDB databases, in addition to a fork of the latter called BigCouch, announced the latest member of its board. Andy Palmer, known mostly for his role as the co-founder and CEO of Vertica up until it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard, is the newest director for Cloudant. He’ll be contributing his two decades worth of experience and insight to the IT industry to the company, which was named first on SiliconANGLE’s 5 Underdog Startups to Watch in 2012 list. “Cloudant was founded on a brilliant premise: the data layer is... more »
Outline of Hadoop's Problems is Shortsighted

Outline of Hadoop's Problems is Shortsighted

Jessica Vascellaro of WSJ published a piece in which she engaged the buzz around Hadoop from the opposite angle, highlighting some of the reasons the open-source parallel analytics platform may not be the universal cure of massive datasets. One of her main points is that the fact Hadoop is free doesn’t necessary translate into a drastic cut in overhead on the bottom line when taking into account a couple factors. For one, data scientists – the people tasked with managing what is unquestionably a very complicated operation, especially at scale – are currently a scarce resource in the job market. The... more »
Feds File for Extension on DNSChanger Trojan Shutdown

Feds File for Extension on DNSChanger Trojan Shutdown

In November 2011, Operation Ghost Click led  to the arrest of six men in Estonia for allegedly using the DNSChanger Trojan to acquire sensitive information from Fortune 500 companies.  An estimated four million computers were infected by the said malware, of which 100,000 are suspected to be found in the US.  A federal judge approved a plan for the Internet Systems Consortium, the non-profit group that maintains the popular BIND DNS open-source software, to deploy substitute DNS servers. As part of Operation Ghost Click, the FBI seized more than 100 servers hosted at U.S. data centers and called upon Paul Vixie,... more »
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The Emerging Anti-Stupid Movement Among IT Managers

Do companies like to keep their IT staff stupid? In a recent article for Software Quality Connection Lisa Vaas describes IT managers who oppose providing training for their employees as "pro-stupid." But according to Vaas, more managers are waking up to the problem. For example, J. Wolfgang Goerlich, a network operations manager at a financial services firm."A lot of the times, when I talk to IT managers about why they don’t train, one thing is the concern that if their people get certifications, they won’t be able to retain them. Which is kind of interesting to me," Goerlich told... more »

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