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Open-Source Marathon:  Vendors Sign Up for the Race to Zero

Open-Source Marathon: Vendors Sign Up for the Race to Zero

Wednesday saw a flurry of activity in the open-source arena. The day kicked off with a milestone partnership between IBM and EMC-spin off Pivotal to accelerate the development of Cloud Foundry and extend support for third party services. Foundry, an open source platform-as-a-service solution developed by VMware, will be upgraded to support a wider range of programming languages and frameworks. IBM is already previewing a Foundry-optimized edition of its WebSphere Application Server, one of the many applications that it will be showcasing at the upcoming Cloud Foundry Community Event in Santa Clara. Open solutions such as Cloud Foundry and OpenStack represent a... more »
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3 Ways Facebook Can Cash Out on Mobile Security-as-a-Service : Q2 Earnings Notes

Facebook's Q2 numbers are in, and the big takeaway from the earnings call was pretty simple: mobile advertising beat everyones expectations by quite a bit. Facebook's mobile efforts overall are up too.  I'm sure Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is thinking in his head, "see, we told you we could do it!" And while that's true,  it also means Facebook is openly admitting that it missed the early boat on mobile, now moving at warp-speed to make up for lost time.  Mobile MAUs (monthly active users) were 819 million as of June 30, 2013, an increase of a whopping 51... more »
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Google Gives San Francisco the Gift of Free Wi-Fi

Beautiful sunny days on a park bench are about to get better for San Francisco residents. City Supervisor Mark Farrell brokered a $600,000 donation from Google to fund the necessary equipment, installation and maintenance for wireless service in outdoor public spaces for two years. Providing Internet access to 31 San Francisco parks, plazas and recreation centers, the open fields may soon be the best place to secure Wi-Fi. Both Google and San Francisco officials see this partnership as providing more than a luxury to residents. Representatives see broad Wi-Fi access as a means of strengthening community, bridging the enduring digital... more »
Google Helps-Out with Helpouts & Xbox Opens Up to Indies - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Google Helps-Out with Helpouts & Xbox Opens Up to Indies - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

This Should Upset Angie's List   A new product coming out of Google’s Mountain View testing facility could become the first marketplace where people can buy and sell services via live video. The new product, reportedly named “Helpouts”, has been quietly developed by Google as a new platform which leverages powerful cloud services to power live, real-time commerce. Merchants with Google Plus profiles will have the capacity to connect with consumers on both an immediate and scheduled basis. Merchant profiles come with a number of other advantages, such as the ability to take control over reputation management, scheduling and payment tools, and the ability... more »
The New Nexus 7 vs. The Old One : Is It Really Any Better?

The New Nexus 7 vs. The Old One : Is It Really Any Better?

Google unveiled two new products in its press event yesterday.  One was the Chromecast, its new streaming device that we've already covered in some detail today, while the other, arguably more exciting line up to its hardware lineup is the new Nexus 7. Earlier today we saw how well the Chromecast stacked up against its rival streaming devices,  and now we’ll be focusing on the new version of the Nexus 7. What does this little device have to offer?  What makes it different from the older version? And how does it stack up to other small tablets out in the market? Old vs.... more »
Big Brother's Big Data: 3 Ways The Public Can Benefit

Big Brother's Big Data: 3 Ways The Public Can Benefit

Until recently you could've been forgiven for thinking that Big Data was the sole domain of big business. Web companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft as we know, have more data than most, and then there's all the banks and big retailers like Amazon and eBay. Then along comes Ed Snowden, who reveals that the biggest data hogs of all are in fact our governments, which are said to be keeping track of every email, every call, every digital move we make. Governments are in fact sitting on a mountain of Big Data, and this doesn't just come from spying –... more »
Cloudera’s Sentry Safeguards Enterprise Hadoop Clusters

Cloudera’s Sentry Safeguards Enterprise Hadoop Clusters

Cloudera has accelerated its efforts to make Hadoop more viable for the enterprise since former ArcSight exec Tom Reilly took over as CEO in June. The company has spent these last few months developing an open-source authorization module that it says gives organizations “unprecedented“ control over how users access data stored in Hadoop. The tool, appropriately named Sentry, was released last week as an Apache project. Cloudera touts it as the “industry’s first fine-grained authorization solution." Sentry is designed to meet the Role Based Access Control (RBAC) requirements of companies in regulated industries such as healthcare and finance. It enables admins to... more »
How Google's Chromecast Compares to Apple TV and Roku 3

How Google's Chromecast Compares to Apple TV and Roku 3

Google yesterday unveiled a tiny little device that aims to change how people view online content in the living room by making it easier than ever before. No more unwieldy set-top boxes or desktops will be necessary when you get your mitts on Google's device. Known as the Chromecast, the little plug-in stick looks a lot like a flash drive but instead of connecting to a USB port, it connects to the HDMI port of your HDTV. The gadget then taps into your WiFi network to stream content directly to the TV, with your Android, iOS, OS X, Windows, or Chrome... more »
LIVE: Chromecast Creates Bombast So Fast, Overnight Sensation

LIVE: Chromecast Creates Bombast So Fast, Overnight Sensation

Updated with full video - see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Thursday July 25, 2013. Yesterday Google introduced their new media streaming service Chromecast. Joining us now to tell us all about it is Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. In case you happen to get home from work yesterday and passed out at your computer, chances are you heard about Google's newest gadget, the Chromecast, which has blitzkrieg'd the American consumer goods market like Poland in the 30's. On today's episode of NewsDesk with Kristin Feledy, we'll be speaking with Wikibon's Stu Miniman, and we'll... more »
Naeem Hashmi Talks Analytics and Informatics In Healthcare at MITIQ

Naeem Hashmi Talks Analytics and Informatics In Healthcare at MITIQ

Naeem Hashmi, Chief Research Officer at Information Frameworks, explored the different perspectives of data analytics vs. informatics and challenges for the healthcare industry in making full use of their electronic systems and data with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and Paul Gillin, live at the MITIQ Symposium. Describing his professional focus, Hashmi says he has always worked in an "area where how we are going to manage information in the future" is paramount. His work involves building architecture and reference models, and working with vendors as well as IT organizations, and helping them establish how to roll out their vision. "I'm a vision type of person,"... more »

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