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Yodo1 Announces Global Publishing Platform for Worldwide Game Distribution

Yodo1 Announces Global Publishing Platform for Worldwide Game Distribution

Yodo1, a leading publisher of Western smartphone games to Chinese iOS/Android market, recently officially announced a Global Publishing Platform for Worldwide Game Distribution. This means that besides China, the company will publish the games to the global mobile market as well. Very soon this fall, Yodo1’s first global title: Cavemania will be commercially available. Cavemania is an innovative “match three meets Age of Empires” game created by BonusXP, the Dallas studio led by renowned game developers Dave Pottinger, John Evanson, and Jason Sallenbach. “We designed Cavemania’s irreverent style to pull people in, but the strategic depth and replay value seal the deal.... more »
Winning the Elections with Big Data : Obama’s Team of Newbies

Winning the Elections with Big Data : Obama’s Team of Newbies

During the last day of the HP Vertica Big Data Conference in Boston, theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante had a very interesting talk with Chris Wegryzyn, Director of Data Architecture, Democratic National Committee, talking about the impact of Big Data in political campaigns. Talking from his personal experience, Wegryzyn was able to provide valuable insight from his previous work on the Obama campaign, explaining the role Big Data and how analyzing large data sets contributed to winning the elections. Vellante wanted to know how the data was used, and its impact. It turns out that the campaign manager wanted to... more »
Text-based Amber Alerts: Doing More Harm than Good?

Text-based Amber Alerts: Doing More Harm than Good?

If you live in Southern California, you might have experienced an untimely text message or call in the middle of last night, just as you’ve gotten to sleep. You’ll have cursed the person who disturbed your peaceful slumber and swore to take their head off if it wasn’t important. But what if the text messages you received was a matter of saving someone’s life? Would you still be pissed? Ignore the message or do the right thing and take action? On Sunday night, a gruesome crime occurred in San Diego. Christina Anderson’s remains, along with a dead dog, and an unidentified... more »
White House Incentive List : First-Step to Real Cybersecurity?

White House Incentive List : First-Step to Real Cybersecurity?

The White House has released a preliminary set of incentives that will be offered to companies that operate critical infrastructure, such as power plants and companies, in exchange for joining a cybersecurity program chaired by the Homeland Security Department. The document, published on Tuesday, states that these critical infrastructures are increasingly networked are are vulnerable to a wide range of threats, thus protecting them is the number one priority. The program, dubbed the Cybersecurity Framework, is “a set of core practices to develop capabilities to manage cybersecurity risk. These are the known practices that many firms already do, in part or across... more »
What IBM #OpenPOWER Consortium New Chips for Datacenters Could Mean for Developers

What IBM #OpenPOWER Consortium New Chips for Datacenters Could Mean for Developers

The datacenter has become the metropolis of cloud computing and a space where a lot of things come together for Internet and networked and while the field is constantly changing a group of servers is a massive investment for any outfit from enterprise to small business. As a result, looking at the IBM OpenPOWER Consortium news it brings to mind a story of putting that same metropolis to work for the people who work in it streets, its fiber cables, and its racks. The announcement of the OpenPOWER Consortium via IBM came out recently and there’s a lot of interesting commentary... more »
HAVEn, Moonshot + Open Source : HP's New Strategy to Leverage Big Data | #HPBigData2013

HAVEn, Moonshot + Open Source : HP's New Strategy to Leverage Big Data | #HPBigData2013

George Kadifa, Executive Vice President for HP Software, discussed the company's take on Big Data trends, the company's developments around the HAVEn problem, and embracing open source with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at the HP Vertica Big Data Conference. HP recently introduced their new platform, HAVEn, "the largest Big Data platform in the industry today" according to Kadifa, and is trying to take advantage of two key drivers. The first is the availability of information, the ability to capture of all kinds of information that is varied - from video streams to tweets. "We are able to capture... more »
Deal Architect Owner Describes the Future "Revolution" of Digital Enterprise | #HPBigData2013

Deal Architect Owner Describes the Future "Revolution" of Digital Enterprise | #HPBigData2013

Vinnie Mirchandani, Owner of Deal Architect joined John Furrier and Dave Vellante in theCUBE during the HP Vertica Big Data conference. The three discuss Mirchandani’s forthcoming book, Digital Enterprise, which discusses the future of technological innovation including the “4th industrial revolution.” The three also review Mirchandani’s take on the future for HP Vertica and the industry. Digital Enterprise is a collaborative book project with Karl-Heinz Streibich of Software AG. Heinz approached Mirchandani to create a book that would discuss the coming decades of industrial innovation in the enterprise. Discussing the text, Mirchandani notes that German technologists are excited about what they... more »
Fusion-io Adds Business Objects Exec to Board of Directors

Fusion-io Adds Business Objects Exec to Board of Directors

Two weeks after Hewlett Packard added a former Microsoft chief software architect and two other corporate big wigs to its board, Fusion-io announced that it has appointed John Olsen as a director. The veteran executive brings more than 30 years of industry experience to the company. Olsen served as president and chief operating officer of Business Objects from 2001 to 2004. He previously held the position of CEO at infrastructure solutions provider Marimba, directed the Design Realization Group of Cadence Design Systems, and worked for KPMG Peat Marwick’s Strategic Services unit. Olsen was appointed to the board of Borland Software in February... more »
Moto X - Made in USA & Birth of the Internet and the Nation - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Moto X - Made in USA & Birth of the Internet and the Nation - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

U.S.Ads!   It appears that Motorola will celebrate this year’s independence day by promoting a new American-made smartphone, the Motorola X. With full page ads running in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, it will be hard to ignore Motorola’s message. The ad will clearly state that the upcoming X smartphone is an American phone from an American company, and according to Motorola, it will be the first smartphone ever to be designed, engineered, and assembled in the USA. Founded in Illinois in 1928, Motorola was once a great example of American ingenuity, leading the world in... more »
InnoGames Doubles First Quarter Revenue on Increased Sales of Mobile Game Platform

InnoGames Doubles First Quarter Revenue on Increased Sales of Mobile Game Platform

Despite transitioning from mini web browser games to mobile platform, times are still good for InnoGames. The Harburg based Germany games provider has continued its sustained growth trend in the first half of 2013. InnoGames is one of the world's leading developers and providers of online games with over 100 million registered players The company announced that during the first six months of 2013, its sales increased more than 60 percent year-on-year. Currently employing over 250 staff, the company is looking to fill more than 40 positions during next quarter. In addition, by next spring the company plans to move to... more »

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