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Facebook rules the social networking world with 1 billion users

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Facebook on Thursday announced that it now has more than 1 billion monthly active users, more than any other social network in the world. The social network also said that more than 600 million users are now accessing Facebook from their mobile devices. In comparison, Twitter's latest official update...
Facebook rules the social networking world with 1 billion users

Podcast: Securing the internet of things is like securing our borders. Impossible.

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Amid the excitement of the consumer and industrial internet of things, is a maelstrom of uncertainty. How will we secure the internet of things? What standards will prevail? What standards should prevail? How can we respect privacy and open up data? In this weeks podcast, featuring Woody Bensen, a general...
Podcast: Securing the internet of things is like securing our borders. Impossible.

Who are the next hot mobile networking startups? Bessemer aims to find them at MWC

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When you think about the term “hot startup,” you generally don’t think of wireless infrastructure. In a world of Pinterests and Instagrams, companies specializing in byzantine telecom protocols and arcane mobile standards don’t really sound that exciting. But Bessemer Venture Partners has shown there is money to be made in...
Who are the next hot mobile networking startups? Bessemer aims to find them at MWC

Teens <3 Tumblr More Than Facebook

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A new survey bucks conventional wisdom and says more teens interact on image-based social network Tumblr than Facebook. A survey of young Net users between 13 and 25 by Posterous cofounder Gary Tan has turned up some very surprising, and potentially explosive information. While 55% of 13- to 18...
Teens <3 Tumblr More Than Facebook

How Vyatta buy helps Brocade in a software-defined world

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Brocade, the network switch company, is buying Vyatta, a company that pioneered the idea of open-source routing software,  in a bid to compete in a networking world where software-defined networking severs the link between networking software and the box that it sits on. Brocade has been a proponent of Open...
How Vyatta buy helps Brocade in a software-defined world

Tumblr web update lets us write posts as we'd see them

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Tumblr has no shortage of fans, but its desktop posting interface hasn't exactly embraced the immediacy of the social networking world. A composer redesign pushing out today puts the service squarely in 2013. Its new web interface drops the blog-style editor in favor of laying out content much in...
Tumblr web update lets us write posts as we'd see them

Microsoft acquires Yammer as social enterprise war escalates

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Microsoft finds its way into the social networking world thanks to the acquisition of Yammer....
Microsoft acquires Yammer as social enterprise war escalates
Applied Micro's cloud chip is an ARM-based, switch-killing machine

Dare devils: Klash is an iOS app for setting your friends challenges

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You’ve seen Jackass, right? That bonkers MTV show involving a bunch of crazy folk performing ridiculous stunts? Well, we’ve encountered an interesting little app that could help you and your friends set similar challenges for yourselves – though they don’t necessarily have to entail quite as crazy stunts as you’ve...
Dare devils: Klash is an iOS app for setting your friends challenges
Networks | Facebook Rattles Networking World With 'Open Source' Gear

Will Branch fit into crowded social networking world?

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The social networking world may be a busy place with users loyal to their favorite sites, but Josh Miller, a co-founder of Branch, says the new network should fit right in....
Will Branch fit into crowded social networking world?

Social media demographics 2012: 24 sites including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

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If you ever wanted to know the age and sex of social media users on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, Hacker News, Slashdot, Github, Stack Overflow, Orkut, Quora, WordPress.com, Blogger, Flickr, Myspace, Tagged, Hi5, LiveJournal, Yelp, deviantART, StumbleUpon, Goodreads and Last.fm … you’re in luck. Performance monitoring service Pingdom has...
Social media demographics 2012: 24 sites including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Oracle Acquires Virtual Networking Concern Xsigo Systems

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If you needed any further validation that virtualized networks are totally going to be the next big thing, look no further than Oracle’s acquisition of Xsigo Systems announced this morning. Xsigo is a small company and so the financial terms aren’t being disclosed. You can’t help but look to VMWare’s...
Oracle Acquires Virtual Networking Concern Xsigo Systems

Facebook May Be Evil But….

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Since introducing the privacy-killing Graph API recently, Facebook has been under the gun. In addition to the concerns about its disdain for privacy, there’s also been growing chatter about people leaving the social networking service, as well as suggestions that MySpace or start-ups (Diaspora, anyone?) may have discovered a chink...
Facebook May Be Evil But….

Pheeding Phrenzy: New Star-Studded Social Network Pheed Launches an iPhone App

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Mr. Kobo (Photo: Admin5) Launched just two weeks ago, the Los Angeles-based social networking startup Pheed has already seen a fair amount of ink spilled over it, perhaps most notably in a Forbes piece which wondered if the hyped platform was “the new Twitter.” With an iPhone app released today, that buzz...
Pheeding Phrenzy: New Star-Studded Social Network Pheed Launches an iPhone App
Here's Big Switch's plan to take on Cisco and VMware

Startup Branch Offers Place to Chat

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Can another service find a fit in the crowded social networking world? Branch, still in beta, has backers who believe it has found a route....
Startup Branch Offers Place to Chat
Heck yeah! Facebook's Open Compute Project is making an open source switch

Mark Zuckerberg, a Microsoft engineer? Could have happened without Facebook

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Meet Mark Zuckerberg, an impressive and talented Microsoft engineer. That might have been a truthful sentence had Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, not gone off and revolutionized the social networking world. The young CEO spoke to entrepreneurs at Stanford this past weekend and said if not for Facebook, he’d most likely be...
Mark Zuckerberg, a Microsoft engineer? Could have happened without Facebook

Watch out Cisco. Huawei’s coming!

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Huawei, six months after creating its enterprise networking division here in the U.S., is ready to make a big splash at Interop this year. The Chinese networking gear maker is the one thing Cisco’s CEO John Chambers has said he’s worried about, even as the networking world embraces software-defined networks,...
Watch out Cisco. Huawei’s coming!

Path's Competitors Aren't Facebook And Twitter, They're Email And SMS Says Dave Morin

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“50 is the perfect number of friends” Dave Morin found when looking at the usage of his personal networking app Path, as he explained in his talk at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Add more than that and people start asking to be able to share to certain subsets of friends —...
Path's Competitors Aren't Facebook And Twitter, They're Email And SMS Says Dave Morin

Software that lies (so you don't have to!)

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Mike Elgan uncovers a massive lies-for-sale industry in the mobile and social networking world....
Software that lies (so you don't have to!)

Cisco's Bold Networking Startup

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Three veterans of Cisco's biggest, and most controversial, skunkworks projects are in talks to make a new kind of switch that could bridge the old networking world of high customization and the new world of software. The product could bring new life to Cisco, but not without possible damage to...
Cisco's Bold Networking Startup

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

The Facebook IPO: A Mega, Meta Mashup Of Media

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We sifted through media coverage of Facebook's imminent IPO to bring you the mother of all news roundups. Get ready to ride the linked-up lightning.Now it's Facebook's turn to share. Facebook Inc. filed for an initial public offering... that could value the social network between $75 billion and $100 billion, putting...
The Facebook IPO: A Mega, Meta Mashup Of Media

Networking is under attack: Here’s Cisco’s plan.

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The networking world is changing in three fundamental ways, and all of them threaten Cisco’s dominance and market share in the world of switches, routers and other gear that sends packets streaming around our broadband and data center networks. Cisco is responding to the threats with a multi-pronged strategy. The...
Networking is under attack: Here’s Cisco’s plan.
Intel's switching dreams will be Cisco's and Juniper's nightmare
Path CEO Dave Morin On Building A "Personal" Social Network For Mobile Devices

Software-defined networking forces Juniper's big shift

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Juniper Networks, the networking gear provider, has completed what a startup might call a pivot, but what is in reality a savvy move designed to meet head-on the challenges that software-defined networking poses to its business. What Juniper has managed to do with this shift is to take the biggest...
Software-defined networking forces Juniper's big shift
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