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WikiLeaks Probe Exposes Secret Gov't Searches - Breaking Analysis

WikiLeaks Probe Exposes Secret Gov't Searches - Breaking Analysis

While federal investigation continues on WikiLeaks, their tactics for obtaining information from people’s private communications encountered a stumbling block from Twitter. SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto gave some background information, saying that the WikiLeaks investigators are trying to tie certain people to the WikiLeaks organization by going through their private communications, including their Twitter accounts. According to Casaretto, investigators had subpoenaed information about Twitter accounts belonging to members of Iceland's parliament, who they believed were instrumental in helping WikiLeaks establish the free speech government. However, they used an obscure process to do so, and Twitter was able to get the court... more »
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Exclusive: FalconStor Reportedly Up for Grabs – But Who’s Buying?

A rumor is circling Wall Street that FalconStor is pursuing opportunities to get acquired, according to our sources.  But there is no word on who may be represented on the other side of the negotiations table. That hasn’t stopped anyone from speculating, though. FalconStor, a maker of data protection software for data centers, could be shopped to any number of storage firms with existing backup portfolios that would be able to take advantage of its software offerings.  This alone narrows down the list to about a dozen firms. One of the first names that come to mind is CA. FalconStor CEO Jim... more »
10gen Promotes Max Schireson to CEO to Scale the Hell Out of 10Gen

10gen Promotes Max Schireson to CEO to Scale the Hell Out of 10Gen

SiliconANGLE theCUBE alum Max Schireson was promoted to CEO of 10gen from President according to the company. Co-founder and former CEO Dwight Merriman will continue to serve as Chairman in a full-time capacity. 10Gen powers MongoDB is an open source database system.  At Oracle Openworld I sat down with Max Schireson recently to talk about the company's rapid growth and progress (see the full video below). MongoDB bridges the gap between relational database management systems (RDBMS) and key-value stores — instead of storing data in tables and rows, MongoDB stores data in documents with dynamic schemas. Thousands of organizations of all sizes... more »
Oracle Reinforces Its Commitment to the Cloud

Oracle Reinforces Its Commitment to the Cloud

Oracle gave a detailed outline of its plans for the year ahead yesterday, with President Mark Hurd reiterating the company’s broad cloud strategy across PaaS, IaaS and SaaS. There’s quite a few moves worth watching: Oracle is set to introduce storage sometime in the first half of this year; and it’s planning to roll out messaging and developer services along with its PaaS products. Hurd was speaking alongside Oracle Executive Vice President Thomas Kurian during a 30-minute call with the press yesterday. During that time the pair announced much more than just a cloud computing update, reinforcing the company’s overall business... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for January 29, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for January 29, 2013

EMC Reports Record Q4 Revenue, Profit EMC Corp. has reported 8 percent year-over-year revenue growth for Q4 and 9 percent revenue growth for the full year as well as record Q4 and full year network income and EPS, and a record full-year operating cash flow of $6.3 billion and free cash flow of $5 billion. Q4 GAAP network income attributable to EMC increased 5 percent year-to-year to $870 million. Earnings per weighted average diluted share increased 5 percent from a year ago to $0.39. More   Consumer Survey Lists IBM Among Most Trusted for Privacy Protection IBM has been ranked number 4 overall in... more »
Office 365 Available Now on Pay-As-You-Go Subscription

Office 365 Available Now on Pay-As-You-Go Subscription

If there’s one thing that you can rely on Microsoft for, it’s the timely updates to its most essential software products. Last year we saw the release of its groundbreaking, touch-enabled Windows 8 operating system, and now today consumers can finally get their hands on an up-to-date version of the Office productivity platform. The Office 365 suite packs all the old staples – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook – and all of these have been tinkered with the new touchscreen interface in mind. Most of the new features are pretty superficial, but the really big change is in the way that... more »
How Does the New iPad 4 [128GB] Compare to the Surface Pro? Other Tablets?

How Does the New iPad 4 [128GB] Compare to the Surface Pro? Other Tablets?

The rumors are true and the confirmation came straight from Apple itself: a 128GB iPad 4 will soon be available, hitting stores Feb. 5th. “With more than 120 million iPads sold, it’s clear that customers around the world love their iPads, and everyday they are finding more great reasons to work, learn and play on their iPads rather than their old PCs. With twice the storage capacity and an unparalleled selection of over 300,000 native iPad apps, enterprises, educators and artists have even more reasons to use iPad for all their business and personal needs,” Apple vice president of marketing Phil... more »
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Big Data Losing Its Buzz, Gets Down to Business

Quick! What’s the definition of Big Data? The answer isn’t that easy. There has been a lot of buzz over “Big Data” this past year, but it tends to adopt the abstract tone that marketers love and IT managers loathe. In order to tackle Big Data for business value, you need to shape the approach for the task at hand. One size does not fit all. For example, the approach for harnessing Big Data will change radically on the unstructured side. Moving forward into 2013, we will see more tactical focus on how to get the desired results from Big Data, as... more »
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Still Looking for Naughty Pics on Vine?

The huge controversy over finding mature content on Twitter's video-sharing app Vine was heightened when a clip of hardcore porn made it to Vine’s Editor’s Picks. Vine quickly apologized for the incident, stating it was caused by human error, and pulled the controversial clip from Vine. "A human error resulted in a video with adult content becoming one of the videos in Editor's Picks, and upon realizing this mistake we removed the video immediately. We apologize to our users for the error," Vine spokesperson said in a statement. One might think that the porn problem of Vine is over, but the fact remains... more »
Crashlytics Joins Twitter, iOS 6.1 Released

Crashlytics Joins Twitter, iOS 6.1 Released

In today’s mobile news roundup: Crashlytics joins Twitter; Apple releases iOS 6.1; Whatsapp criticized for storing non-user contacts; and Ubuntu phone OS to have terminal application. Crashlytics joins Twitter Crashlytics, the mobile apps crash reporting solution is joining Twitter’s team.  Since its release, Crashlytics has helped developers find the problem or what’s causing their apps to crash.  Developers gained instant visibility as to which line of code caused the crash, which makes fixing it a lot easier. With the merge, Crashlytics won’t be dissolved by Twitter, as operations will stay the same. “[W]e’re thrilled to work with the incredible team at Twitter. We share a passion... more »

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- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at how businesses are shifting their application focus towards customer-facing applications, and how this shift will impact data management and storage for CIOs.

- Brian Gracely

As the trend towards greater adoption and usage of open source expands, Wikibon looks at how open source software and public cloud are reshaping the business models of VCs, Startups, Enterprise IT vendors and Cloud Providers.

- Peter Burris

HPE visited theCUBE for a conversation about IoT edge processing. We excerpt that conversation, adding our insights into evolving IoT architectures.

- David Floyer

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- George Gilbert

The software, hardware, and professional services markets for big data are still in formative stages, with packaged applications emerging only slowly. But the demand for solutions is sufficiently large and growing fast enough to support a number of large vendors with a variety of packaging and go-to-market approaches. Users should identify their big data starting point -- services, application platforms, or converged infrastructure -- and establish the strategic relationships they need to progress with big data investments.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at several examples of IT organizations that are actively engaged with open source software communities to help evolve how their business undergoes a digital transformation.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Red Hat.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended DockerCon 2016 in Seattle. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Docker.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the evolution of PaaS and Container platforms, and evaluates the critical architectural criteria that should be considered by CIOs, Enterprise Architects, Developers and Operational teams.

- Ralph Finos

Based on market conditions that we have observed over the past year and the recent public cloud revenue results of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM, we expect that public cloud spending will continue to accelerate rapidly, growing from $75B in 2015 to $522B by 2026 (19% CAGR). Each public cloud segment will have rapid growth rates: SaaS (19% CAGR), PaaS (33% CAGR), and IaaS (18% CAGR) during this period. How big will public cloud be? By 2026, cloud will account for nearly 50% of spending related to enterprise hardware, software, and outsourcing services.