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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Google dropping old Office formats, AWS beefs up super-fast data processing and more

By RyanKamauff Here are the top tech news and stories of the day. A startup emerges to use wireless mesh and the cloud to fight energy theft - A Canadian startup called “Awesense” is looking to cut down on energy theft. This theft can occur from people tapping directly into high-voltage wires and using the power for illicit means. The intent is for power workers to be able to see how much energy is supposed to be distributed, and what is actually distributed. This solution is a mobile one, with clampable sensors and more. Via GigaOM, more here. Support for old Office formats ending soon for Google Docs users – Google Drive (Docs) is dropping .doc, .xls and .ppt formats (used in Office 97-2003). This was announced in September 2012, and will go into effect at the end of January 2013. Google will maintain support for OpenDocument formats, PDFs, plain text and JPG imag... (more)

Dolphin Announces Open API With Over 50 Add-ons Including Dropbox and Wikipedia

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/12 -- GOOGLE I/O -- Dolphin Browser, the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and only Gesture and Voice enabled browser, today announced the launch of Dolphin Garage, which opens the Dolphin Browser API to allow for third-party development. Dolphin also announced four new Add-ons from Dropbox, Pocket, Evernote and Wikipedia that show off Dolphin Garage's powerful capabilities. In addition, Dolphin Garage also supports Web apps based on Adobe's PhoneGap, which enable faster HTML5 Web app deployment. Dolphin Garage gives developers access to more than 150 Dolphin internal APIs including various browser user interface interactions, while also providing a runtime sandbox environment to allow developers to create their own experiences within Dolphin Browser. Powered by Dolphin Garage, users can now seamlessly exp... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 3, 2014

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! According to a new report from Kable, the top ten vendors of the Enterprise Mobility Market contributed 35.7 percent of the total Enterprise Mobility Market size in 2012, with this proportion increasing by 1.3 percent to reach a figure of 37 percent in 2013.  Read Original Content IBM announced Gartner, Inc. has recognized IBM as a leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic... (more)

blinkx Kickstarts Holiday Season with Festive Videos

Internet Video on Ulitzer Magazine blinkx is kicking off the holiday season this year with thousands of festive videos. With an index of over 35 million hours of online video to explore, blinkx is a one-stop shop for the hottest gift ideas, recipe recommendations, decoration how-to's, and holiday films. To help you gear up for the holidays, blinkx has researched and compiled some of the season's best holiday-themed videos. Trimming the perfect tree, researching the latest must-have gadgets, making a flawless batch of eggnog, and discovering the finest holiday tunes are a snap this year with blinkx. Visit www.blinkx.com/topics/holidays for the greatest how-to videos, and visit blinkx Music (www.music.blinkx.com) to start compiling this year's holiday soundtrack. "With the festive season fast approaching, we've collected the best recipes, great gift ideas and helpful... (more)

Thirteen Best Marketing Blogs (According To Their Readers)

I don’t blog or read blogs as much as I once did but I like keeping up with the state of the art. So here’s a link to Marketing Sherpa’s 2012 “best-of” list for marketing blogs . I listed them all below so I can easily go back and refer to them all: Best Social Media Marketing Blog – Blue Focus Marketing blog Best Copywriting Blog – Copyblogger Best Optimization Blog – MarketingExperiments Blog Best PPC (pay-per-click advertising) Blog – PPC Hero Best Design Blog – Gnome Flash Best E-commerce Blog – GetElastic Best Email Marketing Blog – AWeber Communications blog Best Marketing Strategy Blog – M4B Marketing blog Best Marketing Operations Blog – Chief Marketing Technologist Best B2B Marketing Blog – Webbiquity Best Viral Marketing Blog – jeffbullas.com Best SEO (search engine optimization) Blog – SEOmoz: The Daily SEO Blog Best Inbound Blog – Kuno Creative blog ... (more)

Google Growth Slow, Profits Up

Google CEO Eric Schmidt (pictured) thinks we’re out of the woods of Armageddon and are now somewhere in the netherworld between stabilization and recovery. Large advertisers are coming back but he still calls the economic environment “weak.” He credited the company’s resilience for its performance. Google pulled the stops out and applied fiscal discipline – like cutting payroll by 378 people – to come in with second-quarter earnings of $1.48 billion, $4.66 a share, up 19% year-over-year on revenues up a very un-Google-like of only ~3% to $5.52 billion. A low tax rate helped. Traffic acquisition costs (TAC) cut total revenues ~27% to $4.07 billion, a shade better than some analysts had projected. Google’s growth rate in the quarter was the lowest since it went public five years ago and its second consecutive quarter of single-digit growth, according to the AP. US pai... (more)

As Times Square Ball Drops, EarthCam's There Live

New Year 2010 on Ulitzer On December 31, EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), the world's favorite webcam network and industry leader in webcam technology, webcast its 14th annual New Year's Eve Times Square interactive celebration live from New York City and locations around the world. EarthCam brought the world's largest party in Times Square directly to visitors live in real time via its interactive New Year's website and without commercial interruption. The evening's events were also accessible through mobile devices, including the iPhone. In this year'sNew Year 2010 event (http://newyears.earthcam.com/), there were 25 live camera views from Times Square. Viewers were able to choose from among the New York cameras throughout the day and enjoy events from viewpoints they chose. Cameras available for selection in additional locations throughout the world included Moscow,... (more)

Thirty Tips to Optimize HTML/CSS/Images for Smooth Web Experience

Do you want your customers and/or employees to have a speedy, no-hassle end-user experience when they use your website or server, respectively? Of course you do – because an unsatisfied end-user means lost business – as in the case of a customer – or a really annoyed employee – as in the case of a server. That’s why Monitis — the 100% Cloud-based, complete, and flexible IT monitoring solution that consolidates back-end monitoring, application monitoring, website monitoring, and cloud monitoring in an all-lin-one, central monitoring service (that was a mouthful) — has put together this collection of tips for optimizing HTML/CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and images. In order to check the effect of these tips Website administrators can use Monitis’ instant web page load test or use real browser full web page monitoring. So, here are some ways to speed things up: Tip ... (more)

Amazon's Cloud Storage Gateway Reviewed

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the beta of their new storage gateway functionality that enables access of Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Services) from your different applications using an appliance installed in your data center site. With this beta launch, Amazon joins other startup vendors who are providing standalone gateway appliance products (e.g. Nasuni, Certa, etc) along with those who have disappeared from the market (e.g. Cirtas). In addition to gateway vendors, there are also those with cloud access added to their software tools such as (e.g. Jungle Disk that access both Rack space and Amazon S3 along with Commvault Simpana Cloud connector among others). There are also vendors that have joined cloud access gateways as part of their storage systems such as TwinStrata among others. Even EMC (and here) has gotten into the game adding qualified cloud acces... (more)

The Stages of Identity

Recently I've been thinking about what happens to an identity through its life cycle and how the identity data is treated during this process.  I think you will also see that the Enterprise itself has differing methods of dealing with it as well. I am considering this to be the beginning of a framework and nomenclature that one can use for expressing how people relate to their Identity data on a number of different levels. I think we can pretty much consider this to be a "work in progress," and I would greatly appreciate feedback. So why do we need this, anyway? I have observed that organizations, consulting groups, and other industry experts relate to Identity based information. It seems that we all have our own set of assumptions about what is supposed to happen to this information based on our roles and responsibilities and that such a framework will help to org... (more)