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2012: The year software-defined networking sold out

The future of the internet is avatars and connected services (video)

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There is no single internet of things, just a series of connected services and avatars, the physical hardware that connect to those services. This is what Mike Kuniavsky, a principal in the Innovation Services Group at PARC, explained as his vision for the internet of things in a talk last...
The future of the internet is avatars and connected services (video)

Here's How Google Plans To Ice The Password (GOOG)

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In a forthcoming issue of IEEE Security and Privacy, a technical journal, Google engineers will publish a paper detailing how they plan to get rid of passwords, reports Wired. Basically they plan to do this using jewelry. Yep--one day, the ring on your finger might be able to log you in...
Here's How Google Plans To Ice The Password (GOOG)

Cutting Through the Fog of Google’s Cloud Print

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Google introduced its new approach to printing yesterday with the announcement of Google Cloud Print. But “cloud” in this case is equating to “foggy” for some because the entire solution is still at a high-level description. A web-based printing solution hasn’t been implemented yet by Google — instead, the...
Cutting Through the Fog of Google’s Cloud Print

Sponsored post: Keeping up with threats in the virtualized data center

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Palo Alto Networks Inc. understands that it’s no secret that modern data centers are in the midst of an ongoing period of very dynamic evolution that has fundamentally changed the speed and efficiency of enterprise computing. As security professionals it is incumbent upon us to ensure that we deliver the benefits of...
Sponsored post: Keeping up with threats in the virtualized data center
Cisco phone exploit lets people listen in on your private conversations
Kindle Fire HD 7 forecast: cloudy, with a chance of lag

Verizon iPhone 5 Will Not Offer Simultaneous Voice and Data

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The Verge has confirmed that the Verizon version of the iPhone 5 will not support simultaneous voice and data. The AT&T iPhone has supported simultaneous talk and data since the first iPhone was released because of the GSM network it uses. Verizon gave this statement to MacRumors: iPhone 5 was...
Verizon iPhone 5 Will Not Offer Simultaneous Voice and Data

Yahoo files lawsuit against Facebook

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Internet company claims Facebook infringes patents covering advertising, privacy controls and social networkingYahoo is filing a lawsuit against Facebook claiming infringement of patents covering advertising, privacy controls and social networking, following through on a threat it made last month.In a court filing , the former web giant - which has...
Yahoo files lawsuit against Facebook
Structure 2013: Bring on the practitioners!

Trying to make 3D-printed guns un-happen is admirable, but futile

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What do you do when someone has done something bad and you know there’s nothing you can do to stop them, but you’re in a position of authority and you have to try anyway? You brave humiliation, as the U.S. State Department just did when it told 3D-printed gun designer...
Trying to make 3D-printed guns un-happen is admirable, but futile

Nokia’s Smartphone Reinvention Begins With N8 Phone

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Nokia today unveiled the N8, the first handset from the Finnish company to use both the Symbian 3 operating system and the Qt cross-platform application framework. Although the physical hardware of the N8 is attractive, the Symbian 3 software is more important to Nokia’s future. The company’s falling status as a...
Nokia’s Smartphone Reinvention Begins With N8 Phone

Virtualization vs The Cloud: How do you decide?

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This post is sponsored by VMware. Learn about VMware virtualization and cloud solutions for small & mid-size business visit info.vmware.com This article is available in other languages: Imagine you’re in charge of technology for a hot new web startup. You’ve progressed past your minimum viable product, had great success...
Virtualization vs The Cloud: How do you decide?

Meet Nicira. Yes, people will call it the VMware of networking.

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Martin Casado, CTO and co-founder of Nicira Nicira, the not-so-stealthy-but-seriously-hot networking startup is ready to tell the world what it offers and who is buying its software. The list of customers is impressive. Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform is used at eBay, NTT, AT&T, Fidelity Investments and Rackspace, and I expect...
Meet Nicira. Yes, people will call it the VMware of networking.

Apigee Builds New API Management Service For The Programmable Data Center

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To address the new reality of our data driven world, we need better ways to manage the network. Google and later Amazon Web Services (AWS), embarked on that journey long ago. Now the market is beginning to catch up with new networked environments that are controlled more by software than...
Apigee Builds New API Management Service For The Programmable Data Center
Oracle Buys Xsigo to Untangle Data Center Networks

VMware Denies Cloud Spin-Off Rumors - Keeps Focus on Platform-as-a-Service

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Rumors of a VMware/EMC spin-off are "completely unfounded," according to a company executive, who sees little chance that VMware will change its approach to cloud computing during its current transition in leadership. Earlier this week, the company announced that VMware CEO Paul Maritz is being replaced by EMC COO Pat...
VMware Denies Cloud Spin-Off Rumors - Keeps Focus on Platform-as-a-Service

Nintendo's Wii Mini Tipped By Best Buy Canada For December 7 Release

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Sony’s PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360 have both seen physical hardware design changes in their many years on the market, but the Wii has remained mostly the same Wii since its launch, with a minor update last year that made it slightly smaller. Now that Nintendo has released...
Nintendo's Wii Mini Tipped By Best Buy Canada For December 7 Release

LineRate Systems takes on networking gear with software

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The rapidly changing world of networking has surfaced another startup. This one is a four-year-old company from Boulder, Colo., called LineRate Systems, which has built software that helps deliver services on top of virtualized networks. It has raised $5.4 million in Series A funding since its creation, and is in...
LineRate Systems takes on networking gear with software

Twilio adds support for SIP technology to expand its scope to enterprise customers

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Twilio announced today its support of Session Initiation Protocol, or SIP. With this capability in its arsenal, users will be able to modify their communication processes using the Web programming language of their choice, while also helping to reduce the development cycles. What’s important to note here is that this...
Twilio adds support for SIP technology to expand its scope to enterprise customers

This Is The First Official Image Of Samsung's Galaxy S IV (SSNLF)

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We're two days away from the announcement of Samsung's latest smartphone, the Galaxy S IV. Recently, alleged photos of the actual device appeared on a Chinese website. Those images match up well with Samsung's teaser. The flagship smartphone is rumored to feature a 5-inch high resolution screen, a faster processor,...
This Is The First Official Image Of Samsung's Galaxy S IV (SSNLF)
Software-Defined Networking (SDN): What It Is, How It Works, Why It Matters

ProfitBricks Shows It Can Take On AWS With 2.0 Infrastructure

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The infrastructure-as-a-service-providers (IaaS) market is starting to exhibit a deeper diversity. Call it the “Cloud 2.0″ era if you will. ProfitBricks is one of these companies showing its muscle in this new arena with the announcement of the world’s largest instance size. These large instance sizes scale to 62 cores and...
ProfitBricks Shows It Can Take On AWS With 2.0 Infrastructure

You're a dirty, dirty, dusty PC

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If you've had your PC for more than a few months, it's probably lousy with dust, dirt, and worse. It's time to do some spring cleaning on your PC--and I'm talking about the actual hardware here, not your operating system or data files. Dirt buildup can affect PC performance...
You're a dirty, dirty, dusty PC

VMware to buy Nicira for $1.26B in a strategic leap of faith

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Nicira’s CEO Martin Casado VMware will shell out $1.26 billion in cash and an assumption of existing equity to buy Nicira, a company that has built software to do for networking what VMware has done for virtualizing computing. That’s a lot of money, especially when you consider how few production-level...
VMware to buy Nicira for $1.26B in a strategic leap of faith

Cutting Through the Fog of Google’s Cloud Print

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Google introduced its new approach to printing yesterday with the announcement of Google Cloud Print. But “cloud” in this case is equating to “foggy” for some because the entire solution is still at a high-level description. A web-based printing solution hasn’t been implemented yet by Google — instead, the...
Cutting Through the Fog of Google’s Cloud Print

When it Comes to Web Scale Go Cheap, Go Custom or Go Home

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Facebook's future home for big data Dealing with the terabytes of data generated by users online and serving up relationships tied to that data quickly are forcing web-scale sites like Twitter, Reddit and Facebook to investigate a variety of home-built, open sourced and hardware solutions, and reject as many closed-source...
When it Comes to Web Scale Go Cheap, Go Custom or Go Home

Insert Coin: Skydog brings cloud-based networking to the home

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. It's safe to say that most people's idea of home networking...
Insert Coin: Skydog brings cloud-based networking to the home

Nimbula, MapR want to give Hadoop a home on your private cloud

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We all know that Hadoop is the darling of the big data crowd. However, the data-processing platform typically runs on big, brawny dedicated clusters of physical hardware. And although it’s massive and powerful, it’s also messy and hard to manage. But that’s starting to change. Witness Tuesday’s news that private-cloud...
Nimbula, MapR want to give Hadoop a home on your private cloud

Tim Cook: Jony Ive key to iOS 7 design; platform to ''open up'' more

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Speaking at All Things D's D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook has credited the company's senior vice president of industrial design, Jonathan Ive, with helping drive iOS development. Although Ive is better known for his work on physical hardware, Cook acknowledges that the designer has played a "key" role in...
Tim Cook: Jony Ive key to iOS 7 design; platform to ''open up'' more
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