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GoodData Promises Business Intelligence That Really Makes Money

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Lots of companies these days talk about “big data.” The prevailing theory is that, with the right kind of intelligent analysis, there is embedded within the ebb and flow of a company’s daily operations useful information that can lead to cost savings or more efficiency, the elimination of bottlenecks, and...
GoodData Promises Business Intelligence That Really Makes Money

Siri isn’t a bandwidth hog & users aren’t the problem

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The sky is falling again in cellular land, and this time Siri is to blame. At least, that’s the assessment from an opinion article in the Washington Post  Friday morning claiming Siri not only unleashed a huge new pattern of data consumption on mobiles, but that in return, her piggy ways...
Siri isn’t a bandwidth hog & users aren’t the problem

Nokia's Elop admits to low early Lumia 920 production, explaining some shortages of the new handset

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In a short video interview, Nokia’s Stephen Elop admitted that his company is ramping up production of the Lumia 920 and 820 over time, helping to explain some reported shortages of the handset. The specific quote, as transcribed and surfaced by WMPowerUser, is as follows: [A]s we introduce the 920...
Nokia's Elop admits to low early Lumia 920 production, explaining some shortages of the new handset
Cisco to acquire to cloud services management provider SolveDirect

O2 sees a considerable payoff via its work-from-home gamble

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In February, O2 launched its Flexible Working Pilot and let a quarter of its 12,000-strong workforce work remotely for the day as it tested its readiness for disruption during the Olympics. Today it has released the results of that action. On the day, more than 2,500 people worked remotely, with only 125...
O2 sees a considerable payoff via its work-from-home gamble

Amazon takes aim at IO bottlenecks

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Amazon appears bound and determined to speed up IO for its cloud customers. New Provisioned IOPS (Input Output per Second) block storage volumes will let users set performance levels of up to 1,000 IOPS per volume and then use RAID to stripe two or more volumes together to realize 10,000...
Amazon takes aim at IO bottlenecks

Apple Supply Checks Indicate In-Store Availability For iPhone 5 Improving In Time For Holiday Sales

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Apple is aggressively ramping up its iPhone 5 supply chain in order to make sure that customers looking for the smartphone can get their hands on it easily and quickly come the holidays, according to stock checks and supply analysis conducted by Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster (via Fortune). The analyst...
Apple Supply Checks Indicate In-Store Availability For iPhone 5 Improving In Time For Holiday Sales
Bandwidth explosion: As Internet use soars, can bottlenecks be averted?

Apple's New Organizational Structure Could Help It Move Faster (AAPL)

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This cartoon has been floating around the Internet for a few years. It's supposed to be a humorous take on how all the biggest tech companies are organized. It might have to be updated to account for changes at Apple. When Steve Jobs was in charge, everything flowed through...
Apple's New Organizational Structure Could Help It Move Faster (AAPL)

January 2 = BYOD's Big Day: How Will IT And The Cloud Keep Up?

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Guest author Mat Young is senior technical director at Fusion-io. Many enterprise employees no doubt received new tablets this Holiday season. And many are likely to bring them to work on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - perhaps the biggest day ever for the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend. Will...
January 2 = BYOD's Big Day: How Will IT And The Cloud Keep Up?

Improve performance with a hard drive upgrade

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Alloystory asked the Laptops forum about speeding up a PC by replacing the hard drive with something faster. Hard drives are classic bottlenecks, and they definitely slow down computers. But whether you can significantly open up that bottleneck depends on the speed of your current drive, how many available...
Improve performance with a hard drive upgrade
Sphero robotic balls take over Seattle City Hall

Box Accelerator may triple cloud upload speeds versus its rivals, comes to syncing apps soon (video)

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Upstream speeds are frequently the bottlenecks for cloud storage: an entire company might be held back waiting for that last presentation video to go online before the big meeting. Box wants much more parity through Accelerator, a custom infrastructure that should make uploads hum. It uses Amazon's EC2 for...
Box Accelerator may triple cloud upload speeds versus its rivals, comes to syncing apps soon (video)

Miami Dolphins Dive Into Cloud Analytics

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The Miami Dolphins teamed with IBM to deploy a cloud-based analytics system that helps stadium staff to be proactive about potentially disruptive events, such as parking bottlenecks, concession stand inventory shortages, and inclement weather....
Miami Dolphins Dive Into Cloud Analytics

Wanted: an 'Adobe PC' for processing photographs | Ask Jack

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Allen has a decent budget for a PC to run Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4, but what sort of specification should he be looking for?When websites suggest PC configurations, usually you can choose between "home computing" and "gaming". If the former is 0 and the latter 100, where does...
Wanted: an 'Adobe PC' for processing photographs | Ask Jack

The "United Breaks Guitar" guy launches Resolution1, a platform for brands to handle customer feedback

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A couple of years ago, a musician encountered some trouble while flying on United Airlines and his property got damaged. When attempting to get the proper customer support wasn’t possible, he took to social media and created a YouTube sensation called “United Breaks Guitars“. The jaunty tune caught on like...
The "United Breaks Guitar" guy launches Resolution1, a platform for brands to handle customer feedback
Tesla exec on potential North Carolina sales ban: 'It's an inconvenience'

How The Government Saved The Internet

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Reed Hundt was chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission from 1993 to 1997. He served under President Bill Clinton and currently serves as CEO of the Coalition For Green Capital. The government had a critical role in fostering the growth of the Internet during its commercial infancy in...
How The Government Saved The Internet

Y Combinator "grew too fast" this summer, will shrink winter class

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Y Combinator, which launched more than 80 startups at its demo day this summer, is taking a step back with this winter’s class in both funding and size. The famed Silicon Valley incubator has accepted fewer than 50 startups for the winter 2013 class, down dramatically from the 84 of this summer,...
Y Combinator "grew too fast" this summer, will shrink winter class

Miami Dolphins dive into cloud analytics

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The Miami Dolphins teamed with IBM to deploy a cloud-based analytics system that helps stadium staff to be proactive about potentially disruptive events, such as parking bottlenecks, concession stand inventory shortages, and inclement weather....
Miami Dolphins dive into cloud analytics
Former Facebookers Want To Accelerate Your Project Work With Asana, A Virtual Whiteboard

BITCOIN SERVICE: We've Been Hacked, And Are Suspending Service Indefinitely

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Instawallet -- which is a site that offers a quick way to create your own Bitcoin wallet -- just announced that it's been hacked and unable to open before re-architecting. Here's the announcement on the site. The entire Bitcoin ecosystem is having pains today amid all of the attention. The...
BITCOIN SERVICE: We've Been Hacked, And Are Suspending Service Indefinitely
NComputing triples the number of people who can use shared thin-client computers

Twin beams of noise-canceling laser light achieve fastest, farthest data transfer record

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Though internet speed isn't exactly the most staunch bottleneck through which the tech world has ever had to push, it's one of the of the few bottlenecks preventing certain major leaps that we know would be otherwise possible. A team of researches has taken a step through that narrow bottleneck...
Twin beams of noise-canceling laser light achieve fastest, farthest data transfer record

Tintri Raises $25 Million For Storage Designed To Improve Virtual Machine Environments

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Tintri has raised a new $25 million round of funding for its storage appliances designed for virtual environments. The round was led by Menlo Ventures and joined by existing investors NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Tintri has now raised more than $60 million since its launch in March of last...
Tintri Raises $25 Million For Storage Designed To Improve Virtual Machine Environments

IBM manufactures light-based 'nanophotonic' chips to let the terrabytes flow

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IBM's taken a large step toward computer chips that use photons instead of electrons by manufacturing the first 90nm silicon-based optical processing modules. It did so using the CMOS nanophotonics technology we first saw back in 2010, creating tranceivers capable of 25Gbps transfer speeds. By multiplexing a large number...
IBM manufactures light-based 'nanophotonic' chips to let the terrabytes flow

Seagate Starts Selling GoFlex Portable Thunderbolt Adapter

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The slow trickle of new Thunderbolt products continues. Seagate has begun selling a $99 Thunderbolt adapter for their GoFlex series of portable (2.5") external hard drives: The GoFlex series is a set of external hard drives with interchangeable interface adapters that allow their hard drives to switch between different interfaces....
Seagate Starts Selling GoFlex Portable Thunderbolt Adapter
Traditional Publisher Ebook Pricing Harming Authors' Careers
Netflix announces Open Connect content delivery network

Techniques for Squeezing Images for All They’re Worth

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An image’s dimensions on screen are measured in pixels: width and height. An image’s quality is determined by less tangible factors: composition, mood, style, contents. But none of that matters if people get impatient waiting for the file to download. Web images change in file size when compressed. Smaller...
Techniques for Squeezing Images for All They’re Worth
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