commoditization

commoditization

Android threats growing in number and complexity, report says

www.pcworld.com
The Android threat landscape is growing in both size and complexity with cybercriminals adopting new distribution methods and building Android-focused malware services, according to a report from Finnish security vendor F-Secure.The number of mobile threats has increased by nearly 50 percent during the first three months of 2013, from...
Android threats growing in number and complexity, report says

Major shareholder Third Point ups Sony stake by 9.4% as it seeks talks on proposed spinoff

thenextweb.com
Sony’s major shareholder Third Point LLC has increased its stake in the Japanese company by 9.4 percent, as it seeks to push ahead on talks for a proposed spin-off of Sony’s movie and music businesses. According to a report by Bloomberg, citing a June 17 letter from Third Point to Sony...
Major shareholder Third Point ups Sony stake by 9.4% as it seeks talks on proposed spinoff

Why monopolies and commoditization would pollute the cloud

gigaom.com
One of the prevailing assumptions around the cloud computing market is that it will drive towards an über-simplified delivery model that is similar to a utility. Further, this utility model will largely remove the potential for differentiation by most vendors and will lead to a race to the bottom from...
Why monopolies and commoditization would pollute the cloud

The Consumerization of IT, From a Wider Angle

www.readwriteweb.com
Perhaps the greatest single problem afflicting information technology in the enterprise today (outside of this lousy global economy) is how employees using their choice of devices to access corporate network resources impacts security. Although last month's RSA security conference ostensibly devoted its theme to the empowerment of individuals through "the...
The Consumerization of IT, From a Wider Angle

<a href="http://allchin.net/james.html"><img src="http://www.scripting.com/images/allchinThumb.gif" height="38" width="35" border="0" hspace="10" vspace="10" align="right&

www.scripting.com
<a href="http://allchin.net/james.html"><img src="http://www.scripting.com/images/allchinThumb.gif" height="38" width="35" border="0" hspace="10" vspace="10" align="right&

The Google Buzz Guide for the Enterprise (with Buzz Matrix)

www.cloudave.com
There’s been a lot of noise over Google Buzz this past week.  I haven’t seen an article about Buzz’s impact on the Enterprise so allow me to chime in. First, the impact of Buzz has been tremendous.  Compare Google Wave search results with that of Buzz: Buzz (B) and Wave...
The Google Buzz Guide for the Enterprise (with Buzz Matrix)

Apple, Adobe, Punctuated Equilibrium, and Commoditization

smoothspan.wordpress.com
Apple, Adobe, Punctuated Equilibrium, and Commoditization

The Cloud's Dirty Little Secret

allthingsd.com
Image copyright PakhnyushchaThe cloud has a dirty little secret: It is expensive. These days, it seems as soon as some new technology begins to gain traction, VCs and journalists herald the arrival of a new technological order. While these predictions often end up being true eventually, many of us are...
The Cloud's Dirty Little Secret

Weekly Wrap-up: Does the Android Brand Make You Think of Google?

www.readwriteweb.com
The Android Marketplace is rebranded as Google Play. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web - Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web - plus...
Weekly Wrap-up: Does the Android Brand Make You Think of Google?

Big Switch gains $20M in venture funding from Intel Capital

gigaom.com
Big Switch Networks, an early player in software-defined networking (SDN), has secured $20 million in Series B venture funding from Intel Capital. It plans to use the money to add employees and clients and develop more products. The new capital raise brings the total funding pool to more than $45...
Big Switch gains $20M in venture funding from Intel Capital

Don't even think about it: 5 things that won't work for cleantech in 2013

gigaom.com
It’s not a shocker to anyone to hear that venture capitalists invested significantly less money into cleantech startups in 2012. According to the Cleantech Group on Thursday, venture capitalists globally invested $6.46 billion into cleantech startups — which includes solar, biofuels, energy efficiency, energy storage, transportation and more — in...
Don't even think about it: 5 things that won't work for cleantech in 2013
Will OpenFlow really be the Android of networking?

The list: all the smartphones and tablets launched at Mobile World Congress

www.guardian.co.uk
For the spec-hungry among you, here's the details about size, weight, resolution and so on that you need. Feast on and thank stockbrokers Morgan KeeganThe analysts at stockbrokers Morgan Keegan have helpfully provided a list of the smartphones that are around in the market, and those which were launched at...
The list: all the smartphones and tablets launched at Mobile World Congress
Smartphones up 37%, tablets up 106%, and Samsung is growing smartphone shipments 10x faster than Apple
Report: Apple loses share to Android in Q1 but maintains lead in tablet market
Google Glass will soon be invisible - and the new normal

Anatomy Of An Open Source Acquisition: From GlusterFS To Red Hat Storage

techcrunch.com
Gluster was founded in 2005 to productize their eponymous global distributed filesystem, GlusterFS. As an all-software solution for storing immense quantities of distributed and replicated data, it quickly caught the eye of many working with big data including Red Hat, who purchased the company late last year. Yesterday at Red...
Anatomy Of An Open Source Acquisition: From GlusterFS To Red Hat Storage
Touchscreen displays will become a $31.9B market by 2018
Mobile hardware and software are separable, no matter what manufacturers tell you
Online advertising: Brave new world or more of the same?

Below the Surface

parislemon.com
Below the Surface: Horace Dediu, noting that Microsoft's major problem going forward isn't necessarily that Windows 8 is a dog, it's that the entire economic structure of the computing market is changing: The economics of tablets imply a "commoditization" of system and application software. So what's Microsoft to do? The...
Below the Surface
Android now powers almost 60% of smart mobile devices

LevelUp Debuts on Windows Phone to Commoditize Mobile Payments

pandodaily.com
Payment processors and loyalty plays are the new black. “What are you working on?” “Oh, it’s actually a mashup of Square and those punch-it cards restaurants give you to make sure you keep coming back.” Square. Dwolla. PayPal Here. Isis. Google Wallet. The one we’re going to be talking...
LevelUp Debuts on Windows Phone to Commoditize Mobile Payments
Can Servers Save PC Manufacturers? Sadly, No

JVC intros 55-inch BlackSapphire LCD TV with 45W virtual surround sound, SlingPlayer

www.engadget.com
Every TV maker trying to avoid total commoditization has a special trick to keep its designs unique and worth a higher price. For JVC, that trick is sound. It's launching the BlackSapphire line of LCD-based 3D TVs with the 55-inch, edge LED-lit JLE55SP4400, whose signature is an unusually powerful...
JVC intros 55-inch BlackSapphire LCD TV with 45W virtual surround sound, SlingPlayer

Now testing its SDN controller, Juniper hones in on release later this year

gigaom.com
Following Juniper Networks’ acquisition of software-defined networking (SDN) startup Contrail, the company’s new JunosV Contrail controller for software-defined networking is now being deployed in beta tests with AT&T, the China Mobile Research Institute and other enterprises and service providers. The controller will become broadly available in the second half of...
Now testing its SDN controller, Juniper hones in on release later this year

Smartphones: Commoditization looms; shakeout can't be far behind

www.zdnet.com
Bottom line: The smartphone race will look dramatically different a year from now. A shakeout is on the horizon....
Smartphones: Commoditization looms; shakeout can't be far behind

Amazon Web Services cuts prices again, cites lower costs

www.geekwire.com
Amazon Web Services announced another round of price reductions in its services for data storage, processing and computing in the cloud, aiming for more business from application developers and businesses. The reductions range as high as 37 percent for some services. It’s the 19th time the company has lowered its...
Amazon Web Services cuts prices again, cites lower costs
The commoditization of operating systems continues with Windows Blue

For Google, to Play is to Fight the Commoditization of Android

www.readwriteweb.com
The most profound thing I've heard lately was from a a guy standing behind the counter of an empty Radioshack on St. Patrick's Day in Boston. Smartphones are like the cereal aisle in the grocery store, he said. There are a thousand options but really, there are only a couple...
For Google, to Play is to Fight the Commoditization of Android
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?