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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 »
Boston is the New Hot Hunting Grounds for Big Data Understanding

Boston is the New Hot Hunting Grounds for Big Data Understanding

SiliconANGLE @theCUBE is in Boston this week for the #HPBigData2013 Vertica user conference exploring the cutting edge of big data.  We also made a visit to MIT to meet the MITIQ team to talk about the expanding and changing role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO).   Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Nuance, Microsoft all have presence near MIT.  That shouldn't be surprising because MIT is a great tech school. What is surprising is what comes out of MIT that isn't really available anywhere else. Natural Language Understanding experts powering a big data driven modern computing era. Siri opened our eyes to what it... more »
IBM Announces New Flex Systems for Cloud Including Double-Density Server

IBM Announces New Flex Systems for Cloud Including Double-Density Server

IBM today has announced several major additions to its Flex System portfolio designed to support private and public cloud environments both for end-users and MSPs creating their own SaaS and IaaS services for their clients. The new systems include both IBM POWER7+ platforms and a “double dense” x222 system built on x86 technology that, says IBM PureSystems VP Alex Yost, provides double the number of servers per node, for up to 28 per chassis. It features the IBM’s very high speed switch infrastructure to provide both high processing capability at the front end and high bandwidth at the back. This,... more »
Weekly Internet of Things Recap: The Ubuntu Superphone

Weekly Internet of Things Recap: The Ubuntu Superphone

The Internet of Things keeps on growing. This week Canonical’s Victor Palau leaked new details about his company’s upcoming Ubuntu device, MIT researchers pulled the curtains back on a 3-D printer that can produce food, and Nvidia’s long anticipated SHIELD console finally hit stores. Canonical is looking to strengthen its foothold in the enterprise with a crowdfunded Ubuntu smartphone that, if fully funded, will offer companies a superior alternative to the consumer-oriented devices that are currently on the market. Victor Palau, Canonical’s head of engineering, explained in an interview this week that his firm’s device will enable organizations to reduce costs... more »
Smart Home Gets Sexy : From Zero to IPO

Smart Home Gets Sexy : From Zero to IPO

In this week’s SmartHome roundup, we’ll feature the first ever “Zero Home” in Utah, a smarthome company that's gone public, as well as a smarthome security provider raising funds.  To top things off, we'll discuss another hot-button topic that's raising some important questions on the state of smarthome security. Zero Home makes a whole lot of sense   When people talk about smartphones, they immediately think about a connected home where almost everything can be controlled by your smartphone or tablet through an app.  That’s cool and all, but all these smarthome solutions may or may not add up to higher charges on... more »

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