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Microsoft's Revamped Ventures Division Will Focus On Startups
News  |  5/31/2016
Microsoft has repositioned Microsoft Ventures, its internal startup accelerator, to focus on investments in early-stage businesses.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1100 Chip Targets Wearables, IoT
News  |  5/31/2016
Qualcomm's processor supports Android and the Android Wear platform. It's aiming at targeted wearables like smartwatches for kids.
Equinix Service Aims To Scrub Out DDoS Attacks
News  |  5/31/2016
Equinix is making F5 Networks' Silverline protection available in a handful of its International Business Exchange data centers. Silverline can detect the launch of an attack as it makes use of the network and take steps to mitigate it in real-time.
How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent
Commentary  |  5/31/2016
Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM co-chaired and co-authored MathML, the first XML standard, in 1998. Here, he shares what he's learned about open source in the past two decades, and tells us why it's crucial for any company looking to attract and retain top dev talent in today's competitive marketplace.
7 PaaS Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/31/2016
As virtualization advancements such as container technologies emerge, PaaS is hitting its stride. While you may have heard of a couple of the PaaS providers on our list, we're betting there are a few more here that aren't on your radar yet. Here's why these seven firms are worth your attention.
Adventures In Pair Programming
Commentary  |  5/30/2016
Phil Horowitz, senior software engineer at Perforce Software, shares his experiences with pair programming. Proponents of the practice say it's a good way to improve code ownership, insure continuous code review, increase productivity, and reduce distractions. Here's what the Perforce crew found out after being locked in a room with coworkers for the better part of a year.
LinkedIn's Kafka Monitor, Apple's Siri Are Set Free: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/29/2016
LinkedIn contributes Kafka Monitor to open source. Apple prepares to open Siri to third-party developers. We have all this, plus news about Confluent and Tinkerpop, in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 29, 2016.
Java Ruling A Potential Win For Open Source
News  |  5/28/2016
Oracle's long and contentious court battle with Google over Java copyright issues ends in defeat. But the open source community can breathe a sigh of relief -- for now.
Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez
News  |  5/27/2016
Intel, which recently announced that it would focus more on the Internet of Things and cloud computing, is acquiring Itseez, which specializes in IoT and self-driving vehicle technology.
HPE Spins Off Services As Tech Giants Slim Down
News  |  5/27/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's plan to spin off its IT Outsourcing and services group and merge that group with CSC will make the remaining HPE a leaner, more focused company. It's a strategy other tech giants have pursued as well. But what about the downsides?
Microsoft, Facebook Team Up To Build Cross-Atlantic Cable
News  |  5/27/2016
Microsoft and Facebook are joining forces to construct the "MAREA" undersea cable, which will deliver high-speed connectivity across the Atlantic.
Google Beats Oracle In Long-Running Java Copyright Case
News  |  5/27/2016
Reversing a reversal of its initial victory, Google once again has prevailed against Oracle's claim that Android infringes its Java copyrights.
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme?
Slideshows  |  5/26/2016
The two leading cloud productivity suites -- Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 365 -- each have a lot to offer. But which one is right for your organization? Here's a look at how they stack up.
VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber
News  |  5/25/2016
Interest in ride-sharing specialists continues to grow as auto industry giants Toyota and Volkswagen announce strategic partnerships to grow the industry. Uber and Gett, a smaller ride-sharing company, are the beneficiaries of these new investments.
How TD Bank Is Transforming Its Data Infrastructure
News  |  5/25/2016
TD Bank has embarked on an effort to transform traditional banking data infrastructure into a more modern system built on a new application framework and APIs. This system leverages TD Bank's data to deliver insights on-demand.
HPE Spinning Off Enterprise Services, Posts Positive Q2 Earnings
News  |  5/25/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will spin off its Enterprise Services business and merge it with CSC, creating a $26 billion IT services giant. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its second-quarter earnings report, which saw quarterly revenues rise year-over-year for the first time in five years.
Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
News  |  5/24/2016
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
News  |  5/24/2016
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
News  |  5/24/2016
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
Microsoft Unveils Plan To Combat 'Terrorist Content'
News  |  5/23/2016
Microsoft has unveiled a two-pronged approach to fighting back against terrorists' efforts to use the Internet and social media to communicate with one another and recruit new members.
Surface Book 2 Vs. MacBook Pro 2016: Hardware Smackdown
News  |  5/23/2016
Reports indicate Microsoft is planning to release the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 this year, upping the competition with Apple's MacBook Pro 2016.
6 Barriers To IoT Data Flow
Slideshows  |  5/23/2016
Enterprises are integrating IoT devices into their ecosystems to get data that was not available previously. As with most new data sources, there may be concerns about whether the data is accessible, usable, valuable, and secure. Here are a few things to consider as your enterprise moves toward IoT.
SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/22/2016
Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
Google I/O 2016: 5 Hot Takeaways
Commentary  |  5/21/2016
At this week's Google I/O annual developer conference the company revealed dramatic products that will push the boundaries of technology further into what was previously the realm of science fiction.
SAP's Apple Partnership Is All About HANA
Commentary  |  5/20/2016
SAP's partnership with Apple doesn't mention HANA by name, but the in-memory database is in every part of the relationship.
HPE Offers IoT Platform To Build, Analyze Data
News  |  5/20/2016
With eye toward the future, HP Enterprise is now offering a vendor-neutral and multiple network supporting platform for building and analyzing data from the Internet of Things.
Microsoft Developing Bing Concierge Bot
News  |  5/19/2016
Microsoft is reportedly working on a Bing assistant, which sounds similar to the Google assistant bot announced at Google I/O this week.
Acura Testing New Self-Driving Vehicle For 2020 Release
News  |  5/19/2016
Acura, the luxury division of Honda, has started testing a hybrid sedan named the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which offers self-driving capabilities. The company is gearing up to release a version of it by 2020.
AWS Offers New Options For Running SAP HANA On EC2
News  |  5/19/2016
AWS is launching a new, memory-optimized instance on EC2 dubbed X1 that aims to make it easier to run SAP's HANA in-memory database. The announcement comes on the heels of a deal between SAP and Microsoft.
Salesforce Earnings: CEO Marc Benioff Heaps Love On AWS
News  |  5/19/2016
In unscripted remarks during Salesforce's first-quarter earnings call with analysts, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Amazon's Jeff Bezos and he and are planning an expanded partnership.
Google I/O 2016: AI, VR Get Day In The Sun
Slideshows  |  5/19/2016
At Google I/O, it was unclear whether the company's intention was to entice programmers with its new artificial intelligence offerings, or simply fry them in the Mountain View, Calif. sunshine. Here's what we were able to see before heat stroke set in.
SAP HANA SPS12 Adds Data Visualization, Other Features
Commentary  |  5/18/2016
SAP HANA SPS12 brings new features for testing, migration, and data visualization to customers for the in-memory database.
ServiceNow Adds Azure To Its Cloud Management Front End
News  |  5/18/2016
ServiceNow previously automated services for internal customers using AWS and VMware; now it's added the Microsoft Azure cloud.
12 Ways AI Will Disrupt Your C-Suite
Slideshows  |  5/18/2016
McKinsey & Company estimates that as much as 45% of the tasks currently performed by people can be automated using existing technologies. If you haven't made an effort to understand how artificial intelligence will affect your company, now is the time to start.
Microsoft, SAP Are Bringing HANA To Azure
News  |  5/17/2016
Microsoft and SAP will expand their partnership by delivering Office 365 integration and SAP HANA on Azure.
Google's Waze Enters Uber Territory With Ridesharing Trial
News  |  5/17/2016
Bay Area residents will soon have a new ride-sharing option when social navigation app Wave introduces its Rider carpool service. Waze is owned by Google, which is looking to go head-to-head with services from Uber and Lyft.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
News  |  5/17/2016
Microsoft's forthcoming SQL Server 2016 adds better encryption, support for unstructured data queries including those on Apache Hadoop, and new features to enable the hybrid cloud. The updates are part of an overhaul that updates Microsoft's flagship database management platform for a new age.
Google's Spaces Launch: Simplify Small-Group Sharing
News  |  5/17/2016
In its latest attempt to become more relevant as a social networking provider, Google launches Spaces, an app for sharing among small groups.
Google Ending Automatic Chrome Support For Flash
News  |  5/16/2016
Google's Chrome browser will begin to display HTML5 video and animation, when they're available, on all but 10 websites starting in the fourth quarter of this year. It's another serious blow to the Adobe Flash platform.
Google I/O 2016: What To Expect
News  |  5/16/2016
Updates on Project Tango, Android N, and Android Auto are among the announcements we expect at Google's annual developer conference this week. Here's what we know so far.
AWS IoT Button Lets Devs Customize In The Cloud
News  |  5/16/2016
A programmable version of Amazon's Dash Button, the IoT Button, allows developers to trigger custom actions through Amazon Web Services.
Apache Spark 2.0 Preview, Google's Amazon Echo Rival: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/15/2016
Apache Spark 2.0 preview is released for Databricks customers. Google preps a stationary personal assistant like Amazon Echo. MarkLogic revs up security and encryption. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 15, 2016.
Google Hiring Driverless Car Testers In Arizona
News  |  5/14/2016
Google is seeking drivers to test its driverless cars in Arizona. If you meet the requirements, you can earn $20 per hour to sit behind the wheel.
Apple's $1 Billion Didi Investment: Precursor To Project Titan?
Commentary  |  5/13/2016
Apple plans to invest $1 billion in a Didi, a Chinese ride-hailing business. The move could be the first in a series of major changes at Apple, and a precursor to the company's much-rumored electric car, called Project Titan.
BMW Plans Electric, Self-Driving Car For 2021
News  |  5/13/2016
The race to market for electric, self-driving vehicles accelerates with BMW's plans to bring an autonomous car to market in 2021. The i NEXT will face competition from Tesla, Google, Porsche, and many others.
Google Sets 'Parsey McParseface' Free
News  |  5/13/2016
Developers can now use Google's SyntaxNet natural language parsing system to create apps that understand written text.
Google 'Chirp' Aims To Silence Amazon Echo, Report Says
Commentary  |  5/12/2016
Google is preparing a competitor to Amazon's Echo, reportedly called "Chirp," which will put voice-activated Google search into a device that's similar to Google's OnHub WiFi hotspot.
Salesforce Outage: Can Customers Trust The Cloud?
News  |  5/12/2016
Salesforce experienced an outage and service disruption to the NA14 instance, sending customers to Twitter to complain and organizations to evaluate the best way to work with cloud software providers.
How Bimodal IT Can Kill Your Company
Commentary  |  5/11/2016
Is bimodal IT the way to get innovation and stability right in the enterprise? Or will kill your company? John McCarthy of Forrester says it's far more likely to do the latter than the former.
Nvidia Car Learns To Drive By Watching Humans
News  |  5/11/2016
With a convolutional neural network, Nvidia researchers have trained a car to drive using video captured during road trips taken by people.
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