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Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market trend information. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! China’s decision to suspend its involvement in a cyber security working group with the U.S. after being accused of commercial spying has threatened to undo efforts aimed at finding common ground to tackle hacking.  Read Original Content Nokia has decided to la... (more)

EC Wants Better Remedies from Google

After circulating Google's concessions among its rivals, the head of the European Commission's antitrust unit Joaquin Almunia says that its proposal won't cut the mustard and that it'll have to do better to quiet complaints that it's unfairly blocking competitors' search results. If it can't or won't parlay, Google faces antitrust action and a possibly steep fine of as much as $5 billion. The EC's competition commissioner has said he would prefer to end the agency's three-year investigation of Google's search behavior with a negotiated settlement but, as he told a press conference in Brussels Wednesday, "I concluded that the proposals that Google sent to us are not enough to overcome our concerns." It's unclear if there's a deadline on further remedies. Google, which claims its proposal "clearly addresses the four areas of concern," has something like a 90% share o... (more)

What the Microsoft buyout of Nokia means to the consumer

By Ryan Kamauff Recently, Microsoft announced that they will be buying Nokia’s mobile division. In my mind, this was the inevitable conclusion of Nokia’s announcement that they would only manufacture Windows Mobile devices. Microsoft has struggled greatly with their Surface RT device, and Microsoft has had to cut the price (and toss in the $130 keyboard cover) to move any product. Microsoft has been similarly struggling with smartphone sales, and they believe the two are combined. As more users look to lightweight mobile solutions instead of laptops and PCs, Microsoft does not have a compelling alternative. We’ve talked extensively about ecosystems here at CTOvision, and I lauded Google for their ecosystem improvements in the Nexus 7 and Android 4.3. Microsoft clearly has control of the desktop ecosystem, but many analysts believe that era of the PC is over, and t... (more)

Proof Anchor Text Links from Unrelated Sites Are Gold Too

Google used to say something along the lines of getting links from sites relevant to your website (now Google says tell the world about your site)You see it doesn’t matter if your site has earned links from some industry respected, related by theme, sites around the world: A crap site with no related links and keyword stuffed text and links ENTIRELY from IRRELEVANT client sites can easily outrank your original content with organic links (you know, the kind Google says is the best links) in SERPS. In the SEO related rankings anyway. The site below ranks no3 in Google for a sought after seo related term, and has just about 100% of it’s links from, totally unrelated, client sites…. I guess that search engine optimisation company is giving Google what it wants. Focused keyword rich text links from real sites no matter the relation in terms of industry. But what can th... (more)

Why Microsoft Should Finally Buy Citrix

DISCLAIMER: This is long and the opinions are mine. I’ve written a good bit here about the various ways Microsoft and Citrix overlap in the hypervisor space, ranging from topics like shared code base through competition for the desktop space. To me, these two players have always been the underdogs battling for the right to go head-to-head against VMware in the main enterprise (and now cloud) virtual data center event. I’ve long said here that I think Microsoft is in the best position to make that move, but to be honest, Citrix currently has better technology. In other words, Microsoft has a better strategic play, Citrix a better tactical play. The announcements that came of out Synergy last week prove that. Citrix knows what it’s doing and they know how to build virtualization products to compete with VMware. As has been asked many times before, here and elsewhere:... (more)

Should Exact Match Domain Names Rank So Well In 2009?

An exact match domain name is a web address with the same EXACT words in it that make up a popular search. As an example, I have these two (at the moment, I use for nothing more than testing) www.seoscotland.eu (before I got to the top for that last year and realised there was no traffic lol thanks Paul) www.searchengineoptimisation.tv (domain looked cool, so i bought it – one of the new boys at Hobo is playing about with geting something on there) OK – you can forgive search engines for thinking a 100% relevant web address might be indication of a site’s relevance to the term – or well I did in 2005. I honestly thought the top search engines would have got smarter when it came to exact match domains. I’m looking at some results in Google, Yahoo and Bing that are frankly shocking – a bit of an embarassment to the search engines. Exact match domains with no authority... (more)

Ulitzer vs. Ning

My original post in late June was based on two weeks of using Ulitzer and Ning.  I've added additional thoughts after two months of use. The obvious point for me is that the sites have two different objectives for the writers.  For Ning, the writer is trying to be involved in a niche social network from scratch.  For example, I have built my own social network for marketers and salespeople called BuyerSteps.  I created BuyerSteps as a way for other professionals to join in a conversation around the 21st century buyer.  So, Ning represents a way to build a community. In the case of Ulitzer, as a writer I am focused on getting readers from within an existing audience.  There are already thousands of readers coming to the Ulitzer site, so if they are interested in my topics such as marketing, they will find my articles as well as others.  Ulitzer allows the writer the ... (more)

Google Apps Get Into Enterprise Provisioning Systems

An important milestone just got passed by Google – one of the big enterprise identity management vendors out there – Quest Software (full disclosure: I am working for the company) – has added Google Apps as a directory to which they can provision identities and access. One might argue that this is a small thing considering that Quest is by far not the first vendor to enter Google’s ecosystem. Google Solutions Marketplace lists a few hundred solutions and services around Google Apps and Enterprise Search. However, Quest is the first among the big systems management (Quest, HP, CA, BMC, Symantec) and identity management (Quest, Oracle, Sun, Novell) vendors to get in there and this is a very important milestone for Google’s acceptance in the enterprise. Technically, what Quest did was adding a Google Apps “connector” into their identity management and provisioning pla... (more)

Ulitzer Names the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Computing Bloggers

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer Ulitzer.com announced today "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo 2009 West, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, California. Cloud Expo 2009 West drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend. Detailed information on how to become a Ulitzer blogger can be obtained  here. Ulitzer New Media Power Panel at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, during Cloud Expo 2009 West. "Ulitzer New Media ... (more)

Azure CLI Day 7 – site create with git

In my last post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3027) I showed you how to create a Windows Azure web site from the command line. In this post I’ll show you how to create a web site that has Git enabled. I’ll also show you how to deploy updates to your site using Git. To follow along with this post you’ll need to have Git (a distributed version control system) installed. You can obtain the latest version of Git at http://git-scm.com/. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser. However, the experience should be identical on Windows and Linux as well. Open an instance of your command line (Terminal, Bash, Command Prompt, etc.) and type the following: azure site create -h This should look familiar as we saw this command in my last post... (more)

Creating JavaServer Faces Maven Managed Projects with Eclipse

Step 1 Create a project based on my blog “UPDATED Setting up a JEE 6 Web Profile Maven Project in Eclipse using TomEE”. Step 2 Eclipse reveals its special capabilities such as specialized editors based on the project’s facet. As it now stands the project you just created will allow you to create Servlet/JSP applications. You need to add the JavaServer Faces facet to the project. Right-mouse click on the project and select Properties and then select Project Facets. You will see: You now need to add the JavaServer Faces facet version 2.1, change the Java version to 1.7 and uncheck JAX-RS. It should now look like: The version of TomEE, 1.6.0, that I am using does not yet have JSF 2.2 in its library. Its current version is 2.1. If you need to use 2.2 then there is a beta version of the library available as of this writing. Do not click on OK yet. Step 3 Notice the lin... (more)