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$104 Billion in valuation, 16 billion raised in its IPO, we can’t help but gape at this phenomenon of our age with open mouths. With more than 900 million actively engaged users, it’s the largest community the world has ever known. Google search is not quite dead yet, but Facebook is ...
With Facebook’s IPO upon us, the timing of Google’s latest press blitz should probably be regarded with a healthy dose of suspicion, but the unveiling of the Knowledge Graph is an important step in Google’s journey — and a reaffirmation of values diluted by recent dal...
Departed Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, 54, told the board before he resigned over the weekend that he was just diagnosed with thyroid cancer and was starting treatment, the Wall Street Journal said overnight. It isn’t clear exactly where this piece is supposed to fit in the puzzle but if...
“In the past year, one in seven large organizations detected hackers within their systems.” This is the highest level recorded, said the recently released PwC 2012 Information Security Breaches Survey.  It was completed in conjunction with Infosecurity Europe and supported ...
Dissident shareholder Daniel Loeb, head of the Third Point hedge fund that uncovered Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s resume lie, sent the Yahoo board another letter Wednesday saying it was “farcical” for them to be spending more time deciding whether to fire him than it had deciding to hire...
I have been thinking a great deal about what the Facebook IPO means.  While reading many posts up at Hacker News about whether we are in a bubble, lamenting Zynga, or skewering Groupon, I am left wondering what will really become of Facebook.
Yahoo board member Patti Hart, who led the search committee that resulted in Yahoo hiring PayPal president Scott Thompson as its CEO, won’t stand for re-election at the next annual meeting, according to sources tapped by All Things Digital. Activist shareholder Third Point has been ag...
Blackberry 10 OS is unveiled this week at Blackberry World. In many ways Blackberry 10 is probably the last chance for Blackberry to gain back the market share and be a formidable competition to other Smartphones. If the announcements at the conference are any indication, Blackbe...
When Yahoo ignored Third Point’s ultimatum to fire CEO Scott Thompson for cause by high noon Monday Third Point read Yahoo Delaware General Corporation Law and demanded that the company open all its records about how it came to hire the man at the center of “ResumeGate.” It wants t...
The Yahoo board has until high noon today (Monday) to fired CEO Scott Thompson for cause and to can his confederate in the now infamous “ResumeGate,” board member Patti Hart, or else. Yahoo’s biggest shareholder Third Point, which is also engaged in a proxy fight with the company ove...
I can barely control my indignation when I read articles about Google Plus as a tool for “social collaboration”. These articles sometimes come from writers I respect. I guess we have a difference of opinion on this. Here are my reasons why I think Google Plus is not a tool for social c...
On Saturday, April 28, the FCC released the full un-redacted report on Google’s Street View project. The report is only 25 pages long and can be found at the bottom of this post.  I find the following tidbits particularly interesting: “ …Engineer Doe developed Wi-Fi d...
Ah, it seems that Yahoo’s new master Scott Thompson fudged his resume and claimed that his bachelors’ degree from Stonehill College was in accounting and computer science when it was really only in accounting. The college didn’t even offer a computer science degree when he was there....
Best Practices are defined as a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark.  What this means is that they have actually been proven.  Proven?  How do you prove that one method or technique is obje...
Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news round-up: The proposed Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) would make it illegal for employers to demand access rto social media accounts. More here. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has reques...
You could think of Google Drive as Google’s answer to Dropbox or Microsoft’s SkyDrive or any one of a dozen cloud storage systems, but it’s not.  Google Drive is so integrated with Google Apps for Business, Google Docs and Google that it is destined to become the semi...
Big Data is a top technology trend for 2012 according to Forrester Research. The Economist said that Big Data is a new game changing asset and The Harvard Business Review termed it as a scientific revolution. Scientific Revolution? Because it is data-intensive … Continue reading ...
Google CEO Larry Page and the company’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt have joined forces with Avatar director James Cameron for a space venture that will possibly involve mining asteroids.  Read the full story at Mashable
I got a call a few weeks ago from a NYC-based foreign language school that was looking for a software makeover. They were using Google Spreadsheets to manage their student, class, and payment information, and for the previous year were happy as can be. After all, Google Spreadsheets of...
There’s been a lot of noise lately about a company called Klout, which recently rounded up another $30 million in venture capital funding from several big firms. Klout, for those who don’t know it, attempts to put a single numerical value on your online influence across social-media si...
Our next upcoming webinar is entitled GovCloud 2.0, and a headline topic we will be introducing is called ‘Harnessing Enterprise Search for IM best practices‘. IM is of course Information Management and refers to all aspects of Governments needs to managed records. Presiden...
Aspera, Inc. on Tuesday announced that its patented fasp transport technology will be demonstrated as part of numerous partner solutions at NAB 2012. Aspera enables a growing ecosystem of partners in the areas of cloud computing, network-attached storage and digital media production an...
The Amazon cloud now has a beta Amazon CloudSearch and it’s notably not Google or anybody else’s search. It leverages the A9 technology that powers search for Amazon.com so it’s described as fast, fully managed and highly scalable. Amazon says businesses can integrate it into their ...
Any case study is about a success story and there are 2 ways to present it. The first way is to explain how series of deliberate and logical decisions have led to the success. The steps may include iteration and failure but those are presented as a part of the overall process. The proc...
It is our goal at Monitis to make the lives of web developers and system administrators easy. We have reviewed the 5 leading hosted hadoop-based applications and given a short analysis of them in this post to help guide you in finding a solution that best suits your needs.
On April 8 Nokia will bring its Windows Phone Lumia 900 to AT&T for only $99.99. It integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Exchange, and the Windows Phone 7 interface is an effortless one. The user experience of this Windows phone is decidedly different from Android and iOS, and if y...
For the last few years social media has been the talk of the internet.  Websites like Quora and Pinterest have become the Cinderella stories of the tech world.  What originally started out as a novelty, has now become an integral part of SEO and content marketing tactics.  Everyone wan...
Gladinet supports many cloud storage services in its Starter and Professional Edition (Gladinet Cloud Desktop). It supports the same list of cloud storage services in its Cloud Server product. These products support direct client side connection to the many cloud storage services.
You’ll soon be able to rent nearly 500 Paramount Pictures films via YouTube and Google Play, thanks to a newly signed licensing agreement between the two companies. Many of those films, including The Godfather trilogy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Hugo, are now available to Internet us...
Yahoo said Wednesday morning that its restructuring would cost an initial 2,000 Yahoos their jobs. That's ~14% of its workforce. The pink slips are just going out and further cuts are thought to be in store for the company. In a statement CEO Scott Thompson said, "Today's actions are ...
Are you considering international expansion? SVForum, an organization that fosters growth for start ups in emerging technologies, and IDA Ireland, Ireland’s inward investment agency, are holding a breakfast event Tuesday, April 17th that will showcase ...
It’s no secret that many organizations have begun to look at public and private clouds as alternatives to traditional IT infrastructure. In January 2012, Enterprise Strategy Group published their 2012 IT Spending Intentions Survey revealing that 28% of organizations surveyed were using...
You may be thinking how a failure can be a game changer. Yes, it is easy to understand that if Windows 8 succeeds then the tablet and smart phone computing would be changed forever, but how can it change the game by failing? Well – if Windows 8 fails then it would be an official endor...
Okay, admit it. The title Spot the Difference in AppDynamics 3.4 caught your attention, especially after we just recently announced our free End User Monitoring features, and now you’re here to find out what other insanely cool stuff we’ve been working on to enhance the exp...
Smartphones are trending up, they now account for almost 50 percent of mobile phones in the United States.  And, not surprisingly, feature phones are trending down – four out of five new mobile phone purchases are for smartphones.  The clear winner is Google, about 48 percent of smartp...