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BlackBerry Looks For a Quick Sale, But Are There Any Takers?

BlackBerry Looks For a Quick Sale, But Are There Any Takers?

If troubled BlackBerry ever manages to find itself a buyer – and that's by no means guaranteed – it could well be sooner than anyone thought. Not even thirty days after the struggling smartphone maker announced that it was officially putting itself up for sale, the Canadian firm says there are a number of potential buyers who could wrap up a deal before the end of November. BlackBerry only announced that it was looking for a buyer last month, when it stated that it was seeking "strategic alternatives to enhance value and increase sale in order to accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment".... more »
Intel Announces Hyperscale Platform For Software-led Data Center With New Chips

Intel Announces Hyperscale Platform For Software-led Data Center With New Chips

With cloud computing, big data, and software defined datacenter markets pumping on all cylinders, performance and energy savings continue to be the hottest topic areas among industry leaders. Today, Intel announced new versions of their datacenter chips that are seven times faster then previous of Atom. Hyperscale computing is slowly but surely taking over the enterprise. The big data and cloud explosion is forcing organizations to beef up their storage environments, but extending legacy infrastructure is not the way to successfully achieve hyperscale status. Intel is battling ARM both in the datacenter and mobile market.  The new Atom chips are a big... more »
Cortado Releases Corporate Server 7 with iOS 7 Business Features

Cortado Releases Corporate Server 7 with iOS 7 Business Features

From the SiliconANGLE mailbox:  App Wrapping, age 2 years, died early this morning at its home after the recent announcement of iOS 7 caused its ultimate death. At a young age, App Wrapping was a favored method of MAM to apply policies to mobile apps. While App Wrapping seemed like a good investment for many companies, it lived a short and costly life. Companies who have invested in App Wrapping will now have worthless technology once iOS 7 is released. App Wrapping is survived by its mother, MDM, and father, MAM. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that a briefing with Cortado be made... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 September 4: Bitcoin Markets in India and Kenya, Regulation Woes Cause Disturbance in the United States

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 September 4: Bitcoin Markets in India and Kenya, Regulation Woes Cause Disturbance in the United States

As the cryptocurrency slowly gains traction across technological avenues and into the general population questions crop up about how Bitcoin can be used in marketplaces where traditional currency has been struggling. Locales such as Africa have poor central banking and little support for easy transactions, but with the prevalence of mobile networks and Internet penetration they’re subtly excellent places for digital currencies such as Bitcoin. The same could go for India, which although it has a small Internet penetration, also has a massive population and a lot of mobile. The United States is currently on the forefront of attempting to understand... more »
arkOS: A Visual Gateway for Your Self-Hosted Secured Personal Cloud for Raspberry Pi

arkOS: A Visual Gateway for Your Self-Hosted Secured Personal Cloud for Raspberry Pi

Ever since Raspberry Pi went into production, this slender piece of circuit board became a global phenomenon. The Raspberry Pi was built to teach kids to code, but the tech industry and MAKER community have also gone wild for it. The 25 dollar, low power consumption, bare-bones computer has everything a basic computer needs--processor, graphics and memory. And because of its low cost, a huge online community has sprung up, customizing their Pis and introducing newer products to the market. arkOS intends to make the best of that product with an integrated, functional, cloud-centric OS. Optimizing Raspberry Pi There are so many amazing things... more »
Axway Updates Development Agility With the Release of API Server 7.2

Axway Updates Development Agility With the Release of API Server 7.2

Today, Axway is announcing the release of API Server 7.2 designed to unify API management and update the lifecycle, management, delivery, and security of API use by development and operations teams—an important segment of modern day DevOps and services in general. Dubbed a next-generation API Server, 7.2 is focused on standardizing business-to-business (as well as consumer and mobile) communication between products so that developers have one place to go that abstracts away the weird edges when new services are added and removed. To do this, Axway is claiming superior reliability and security as well as ease-of-use. In the business parlance, once a... more »
Anonymous Takes Down SEA Hacktivists, Grabs Databases and Servers

Anonymous Takes Down SEA Hacktivists, Grabs Databases and Servers

Anonymous hacktivists just announced that they've taken down the Syrian Electronic Army hacktivists. Just last week, Syrian Electronic Army hit with a number of notable scalps, and took control of the New York Times, numerous Twitter domains, and the UK version of the Huffington Post. The hack conducted by Syrian Electronic Army was followed by an attack on its own, when a group claiming association with Anonymous said that it has compromised SEA databases and servers. Apparently, the Anonymous hacktivists have not only have compromised SEA servers, but have also obtained members' names along with user IDs and passwords, and have copied... more »
Amazon Bundles Paper with Digital E-Books with New Kindle Matchbook

Amazon Bundles Paper with Digital E-Books with New Kindle Matchbook

No more choosing between buying a paper or a digital book. Amazon is finally moving forward in selling the book--alongside it's digital counterpart. If you buy a physical book on Amazon, would not it be great if you give away a digital copy of the same on Kindle? Amazon has thought about it and came to a solution: Kindle Matchbook. Matchbook combines the two media formats. The company recently announced the new program that will offer discounted Kindle books with those who already have a physical copy of the books involved. The program will start in October and includes about 10,000 books... more »
Microsoft Bolsters Support of Free-to-play and Microtransactions for Indie Developers

Microsoft Bolsters Support of Free-to-play and Microtransactions for Indie Developers

Microsoft has just started an independent developer initiative, apparently named the Independent Developers @ Xbox program, with a focus to support free-to-play, microtransactions, and premium pricing models. The program was outlined last week and will be launched along with the upcoming Xbox console later this year. “On Xbox One, games that come through ID@Xbox are no different than any other game. If you can do it with an Xbox One game, you can do it with anything that comes through the ID@Xbox program. That's like a fundamental tenet of the program. They have full Gamerscore, full Achievements, can take advantage of SmartGlass, Kinect-... more »
Hadoop/NoSQL Market in High Growth Stage, May Run Low on Capital

Hadoop/NoSQL Market in High Growth Stage, May Run Low on Capital

The Hadoop/NoSQL market topped $540 M in vendor revenues in 2012 and will grow at a 45% CAGR to $3.5 B in five years, not including hardware revenue, predicts Wikibon Big Data Analyst Jeff Kelly. While the vendor mix ranges from startup pure-play developers such as Cloudera and 10Gen to dominant vendors such as IBM and EMC, no single vendor dominates the market and six companies hold 7% or more of the market each. The top three in 2012 were MarkLogic (13%), CloudEra (10%), and IBM (9%). The vendors are also diversified in their business models and revenue sources. IBM and... more »

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- David Floyer

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