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Intel Gets Inside Big Data Chips With Hadoop

Intel Gets Inside Big Data Chips With Hadoop

What with everyone else jumping on the Hadoop bandwagon at Strata this week, Intel clearly doesn’t want to be left out. But instead of simply joining the club, the chip maker seems to have stolen the show altogether, announcing its own Apache Hadoop distribution this morning at an invitation only event. Intel said that it plans to offer its very own flavor of Hadoop, the hugely popular open-source Big Data software that allows applications to be run on large clusters of servers. “We're in an era of generating huge amounts of data, but the key point is not what we get out of it”... more »
Apple Goes Judge Dredd: Stops Lawsuits, Jailbreakers in One Day - Mobile News Roundup

Apple Goes Judge Dredd: Stops Lawsuits, Jailbreakers in One Day - Mobile News Roundup

  Just as we saw yesterday, there's quite a lot happening in the Mobile World Congress this week. But Apple is in the news for more than just its phone (which has its own bit of news); they're also in the news for a big no-no when it comes to app purchases. In response to a lawsuit over “bait and switch apps”, Apple has agreed to give users who were affected a $5 iTunes credit, or cash, if the amount lost was more than $30. The apps in question are those that were free to download, but that offered virtual currency for sale within the game,... more »
Telerik Announces DevCraft Q1 2013 Suite

Telerik Announces DevCraft Q1 2013 Suite

Telerik has just announced the public availability of its Q1 2013 suite of .NET development tools, DevCraft. This latest release provides customers with support for Line of Business apps and much more. Telerik is adding a bevy of new .NET developer tools to its already robust collection of UI controls, productivity and reporting tools. These include, for example, RadPivotGrid with OLAP support, seamless integration between ASP .NET AJAX and SharePoint 2013, improved data management controls, charting and visualization controls, and unique HTML5 features for ASP .NET and front-end for MVC apps. DevCraft comes with a bunch of new features like grid... more »
Samsung & Visa Agree to Accelerate NFC Payments, But Don’t Hold Your Breath

Samsung & Visa Agree to Accelerate NFC Payments, But Don’t Hold Your Breath

One of the biggest stories to come out of the Mobile World Congress so far is Samsung’s announcement that it’ll be working closely with Visa to deliver mobile payments via Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The two companies have agreed to form a “global alliance” that’ll guarantee mobile payments throughout the world with the Visa Mobile Provisioning Service to any business that enables them. The deal will see Samsung’s NFC-enabled handsets pre-loaded with the Visa payWave app that uses NFC technology to integrate a user’s bank account info directly with their smartphones. Samsung and Visa are hopeful that their agreement will encourage... more »
ServicesAngle Press Releases for February 26, 2013

ServicesAngle Press Releases for February 26, 2013

HP Announces Security Research Organization HP has announced formation of the HP Security Research (HPSR) organization, a new group that will provide actionable security intelligence through published reports, threat briefings, and enhancements to the HP security product portfolio. It also released findings from the HP Cyber Security Risk Report providing insight into the vulnerability landscape with data covering areas such as Web an mobile. More   Dell Announces Kitenga Analytics for Business Insight Dell Software has announced the latest release of Kitenga Analytics for business analysts and data scientists working with structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data in Hadoop. Kitenga Analytics 2.0 adds new search,... more »
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Does the Surface Pro Have Enough Cloud Power to Retake the Enterprise?

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer put forth the idea that Microsoft has always heeded the direction of what companies want more than individuals, but with BYOD in full swing, Microsoft is listening to the public with the release of the Surface Pro hybrid tablet.   Gone are the days were CIOs are the only people making decisions as to what devices are used for work purposes.  The iPad has completely revolutionized the device make-up of any corporate office, and it's powered by a broadening cloud, complete with enterprise-ready applications that let end users remain productive in the office, at home and... more »
IE10 Comes To Windows 7 with Controversial Do Not Track Setting

IE10 Comes To Windows 7 with Controversial Do Not Track Setting

Microsoft is big on the old upgrades this month. Last week it announced the official launch of its new email service Outlook.com to replace Hotmail, and now today its rolled out an update to Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 users. The upgrade will be rolled out first to users that have installed the IE10 preview via Windows Update, while those who are still running IE9 will get the update in the “weeks ahead” says Microsoft, without giving a concrete timetable for the update. Microsoft bosses have high hopes for the success of IE10 as it attempts to win back users that... more »
Cloudera Makes Hadoop More Enterprise-Ready than Ever

Cloudera Makes Hadoop More Enterprise-Ready than Ever

Cloudera launched the newest edition of its flagship product this morning at the O’Reilly Strata Conference, which kicked off this morning in Santa Clara, California.  Cloudera Enterprise, which consists of the company’s open-source Hadoop distribution and its commercial management software, now ships with two additional tools and plenty of upgrades. The release includes Cloudera Manager 4.5, an overhauled version of the firm’s end-to-end Hadoop management application. V4.5 also introduces native data visualization capabilities, support for heterogeneous clusters, and integration with the SNMP protocol. The latter addition improves support for third party management solutions. New to Cloudera Enterprise are Cloudera Navigator and Enterprise... more »
How Big Data Revolutionized the Finance Industry: From Wall Street to the iPhone

How Big Data Revolutionized the Finance Industry: From Wall Street to the iPhone

Wikibon’s Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast noted several factors that contributed to the growth of Big Data in 2012. One factor was that of “an increase in awareness of the benefits of Big Data as applied to…financial services.” What makes the financial services and Big Data such a good marriage? To start, we have to consider exactly what Big Data is in this context. The report states: “Wikibon defines Big Data as those data sets whose size, type and speed of creation make them impractical to process and analyze with traditional database technologies and related tools in a cost- or... more »
Google Accused of Yet Another Privacy Balls Up

Google Accused of Yet Another Privacy Balls Up

Google is no stranger to privacy concerns, yet it could well find itself in trouble with the latest scandal to emerge over the way it handles its customer’s data. It’s been revealed that the internet giant regularly shares users’ personal information without obtaining their permission. Consumer Watchdog, the non-profit consumer advocacy group, is reported to have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, urging it to take action following Google’s latest goof-up. This call for action comes after Consumer Watchdog discovered that Google is illegally providing app developers with personal information about the people that buy their... more »

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