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Cisco Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloupia For $125 Million

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Cisco has announced it plans to acquire Cloupia for $125 million.  The software company helps customers automate their data centers. Cisco sees Cloupia’s infrastructure management software enhancing its Unified Computing System (UCS) and Nexus switching portfolio. Cisco expects Cloupia will help better manage the automation of compute, network and storage...
Cisco Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloupia For $125 Million

Samsung Spins Off Display Business, Kiwi ECard Makers, Mobile Operators Build NFC App, IBM To Build Computer For Giant Telescope

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day. Samsung Spins Off Display Business. Samsung has spun off its enormous, hi tech display-making business. Samsung Display will be registered as a separate corporation tomorrow, and based on its employee count of 20,000 is the world's largest display manufacturer,...
Samsung Spins Off Display Business, Kiwi ECard Makers, Mobile Operators Build NFC App, IBM To Build Computer For Giant Telescope

Why the cloud has me fearing Wall-E more than Skynet

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Everybody who has watched any of The Terminator films knows about Skynet, the insidious computing system that becomes self-aware and decides to eliminate humans from the face of the earth. In the movies, a battle plays out, both in the present and the future, between humanity and this fearsome self-aware AI system....
Why the cloud has me fearing Wall-E more than Skynet

Google Is Looking For Brave (And Strong) Backpackers To Help It Map The World's Hard-To-Reach Places (GOOG)

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Google is running a new pilot program for Trekker, a wearable backpack camera system designed to extend the reach of Google Maps to places where Street View cars, bicycles and snowmobiles can't go.  Google has built Trekker to fit in narrow spaces, and last October it sent two Trekker...
Google Is Looking For Brave (And Strong) Backpackers To Help It Map The World's Hard-To-Reach Places (GOOG)

Does big data really need custom hardware?

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IBM and Cisco are betting big on big data with new boxes designed specifically to store a lot of data, with the networking capabilities to move data around really quickly. As the glut of information inside businesses grow and the desire to analyze it becomes more pressing, big enterprise IT...
Does big data really need custom hardware?

Marketing Day: November 5, 2012

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: TIME Names Google Glass A ‘Best Invention Of 2012′ Google Glass, the wearable computing system that’s still months away from... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Marketing Day: November 5, 2012
Man allegedly assaulted in Paris McDonald's over augmented reality headset

Microsoft eyes AWS, wants more 'pure Silicon Valley startups' on Azure

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Microsoft is “clearly not as far ahead as Amazon” in convincing startups to use its cloud computing system, but the company is seeing some success in the startup world, says the president of Microsoft’s Server & Tools business. Satya Nadella, president of the division, addressed the question during a discussion...
Microsoft eyes AWS, wants more 'pure Silicon Valley startups' on Azure
Applied Micro's cloud chip is an ARM-based, switch-killing machine

EMC: Lenovo deal won't impact Cisco relationship. Really.

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EMC’s newly minted deal to work with Lenovo on X86 servers reverberated throughout the hardware sector after it was announced Wednesday morning. Under a key part of this three-pronged arrangement, Lenovo and will make and sell servers that will be “embedded into selected EMC storage systems over time.” That could...
EMC: Lenovo deal won't impact Cisco relationship. Really.

It's not Skynet yet: In machine learning, there's still a role for humans

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If you’ve ever seen any of The Terminator films, you’re familiar with Skynet, the self-aware computing system at odds with humanity. But, even though a perception persists that machines can increasingly solve complex problems and process large amounts of data on their own, machine learning experts say humans still play...
It's not Skynet yet: In machine learning, there's still a role for humans

Marvel Sends 80 Graphic Novels To iBookstore, $35 Raspberry Pi Computer Goes On Sale, Microsoft And Nokia Collaborate On Maps

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.Marvel Sends 80 Graphic Novels To iBookstore. Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man and a band of other superheroes are headed to the iBookstore. Comic kings Marvel, following on the heels of their iPad and iPhone apps, are releasing 80 graphic...
Marvel Sends 80 Graphic Novels To iBookstore, $35 Raspberry Pi Computer Goes On Sale, Microsoft And Nokia Collaborate On Maps

Cisco Has Found A New Way To Battle VMware (VMW, CSCO)

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Cisco has sent a strong signal to VMware, a close partner which has increasingly edged into its core networking business. The networking-equipment maker just releasied its own version of an open-source cloud operating system. In essence, Cisco said to VMware, "You want to go after our core industry? Then we'll take...
Cisco Has Found A New Way To Battle VMware (VMW, CSCO)

Intel talks details on its tiny "Next Unit of Computing" system

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Intel's NUC prototype and motherboard pictured next to an iPhone. TechReport Not content to leave the "extremely tiny computer" market to the likes of the Raspberry Pi, the Cotton Candy, and the Pocket TV, Intel has also been showing off its own diminutive motherboard at expos and trade shows...
Intel talks details on its tiny "Next Unit of Computing" system

Bezos, CIA invest $30M in quantum computing startup

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Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos In the past few months, Jeff Bezos has put money into a robot factory worker, a 10,000 year clock and private car service. And he’s not done yet. Bezos Expeditions and In-Q-Tel, the venture arm of the CIA, announced Thursday a $30 million investment in D-Wave Systems,...
Bezos, CIA invest $30M in quantum computing startup

Glass to gain third-party Twitter client, Google teaches Glass use

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Google Glass will have at least one app for it upon its consumer release, following reports that a Twitter client is being worked on for the device. The news of the app comes at the same time as the search company releases a video explaining to future users how to...
Glass to gain third-party Twitter client, Google teaches Glass use

CIA Chooses: Amazon or IBM?

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The battle between IBM and Amazon over a $600 million contract to set up a cloud-computing system for the Central Intelligence Agency shows the growing importance of intelligence-agency business for tech companies....
CIA Chooses: Amazon or IBM?

Nvidia Tesla GPUs to power EasyGenomics service for affordable DNA sequencing

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Nvidia has teamed up with Chinese genomics institute BGI to create what's being described as an "affordable, cloud-based DNA sequencing service" called EasyGenomics. The service will feature a hybrid computing system that's powered by Nvidia's Tesla M2070 and M2075 GPUs, which can reportedly speed up the DNA analysis process...
Nvidia Tesla GPUs to power EasyGenomics service for affordable DNA sequencing
CloudStack strikes back in the battle of open-source clouds

The LHC starts regular operations at 7TeV

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After a few false starts this morning, the LHC started its planned two-year run of continual operations at 7TeV. The first few packets of protons set off a instrument warning that had to be cleared, or couldn't be focused properly. Once those hiccups were out of the way, however,...
The LHC starts regular operations at 7TeV

Box on Track to Book $100 Million in Sales This Year, CEO Levie Says

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Box CEO Aaron Levie was in a chatty mood over lunch following his appearance at D: All Things Digital with Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers earlier today. With Box quickly turning into one of the most anticipated IPOs expected next year, there are a lot of questions about the enterprise...
Box on Track to Book $100 Million in Sales This Year, CEO Levie Says

Cisco offers virtualized video surveillance

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Cisco today announced a virtualized version of its Video Surveillance software for use on its Unified Computing System platform for enterprise- or government-operated video-camera deployments....
Cisco offers virtualized video surveillance

The low down on stealth startup Cumulus Networks

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Forget Nicira or Big Switch, the hot new networking start-up is one you have not even heard of – Cumulus Networks. It is the brainchild of Nolan Leake and JR Rivers, who both were part of the team that helped Cisco understand the coming changes in infrastructure that led to...
The low down on stealth startup Cumulus Networks

Intel’s tiny prototype computer will fit in your hand, run Quake

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You thought a $35, palm-sized computer was pretty good? Take a look at Intel’s response to the Raspberry Pi: a palm-sized computer running its own Sandy Bridge processor. Extremetech has a nice overview of Intel’s compact computing platform, called the Intel Next Unit of Computing, or NUC for short, and...
Intel’s tiny prototype computer will fit in your hand, run Quake
DNA transistors could form the basis of biological computing

As social data grows, researchers want to uncover its secrets

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It’s not easy work turning the Mayberry Police Department into the team from C.S.I., or turning an idea for a new type of social network analysis into something like Klout on steroids, but those types of transformations are becoming increasingly more possible. The world’s universities and research institutions are hard...
As social data grows, researchers want to uncover its secrets

Adventures in Floppy Disk Transfers

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Remember that scene from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” in which Ferris says that life moves pretty fast, and if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it? The same might be said for technology. One day I was saving files to floppy disks on...
Adventures in Floppy Disk Transfers

Amazon's cloud powering NASA's Curiosity Mars rover

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Amazon, the online super-retailer and South Lake Union Overlord, has the cloud computing system that best suits NASA’s latest and greatest mission to Mars — storing images and data from the space rover Curiosity’s mission. As reported by the LA Times, NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory picked Amazon’s web services for its...
Amazon's cloud powering NASA's Curiosity Mars rover

Here's One Reason To Think Twice About Wearing Google Glasses

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There may be at least one downside to wearing products like Google Glasses: it could cause people nearby to look at you differently. Dr. Steve Mann, the inventor of a wearable computing system similar to Google Glass called EyeTap Digital Eye Glass, claims that he was assaulted recently in...
Here's One Reason To Think Twice About Wearing Google Glasses
Google Glasses patent hints at speech-to-text display for deaf users
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