Wednesday, July 29, 2015

IBM launches platform to enhance collaboration, mobility

Yahoo unveils app for texting with silent video | Two tidbits about .406 Ventures

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IBM launches platform to enhance collaboration, mobility
IBM has unveiled a new platform for developers based on open source technologies, announcing plans to release 50 projects designed to spur a new class of cloud innovations around mobile, analytics and other high-growth areas. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


2015 Enterprise Mobility Survey
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Yahoo unveils app for texting with silent video
Yahoo is releasing a mobile messaging app that combines texting with live one-on-one video.The app, called Livetext, is video calling with a twist: there’s no audio. To communicate, users type texts and emojis that are overlaid onto the screen during the call.The app’s format might sound restricting, but Yahoo says Livetext will help people to communicate more freely. The lack of audio, the company says, removes inhibitions that people might feel when they otherwise receive video calls in public.“We wanted to bridge the gap between the simplicity and ease of texting, with the live feeling of calling,” said Adam Cahan, senior VP of video, design and emerging products at Yahoo, during the app’s unveiling at an event in New York on Wednesday that was webcast.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Continuous Cybersecurity Optimization
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Two tidbits about .406 Ventures
The Boston Globe headline reads: “How .406 Ventures got its name, and its 406-prefix landlines.”I didn’t need to read the story to know the first “how,” nor should any Boston Red Sox fan, at least any over the age of 50.From that story: If you couldn’t guess, .406 takes its name from Red Sox legend Ted Williams’s record-setting batting average in 1941, a tribute to the Splendid Splinter’s famously disciplined approach in the batter’s box. That season was also, as true baseball fans know, the last in which any Major League player hit .400 or above.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Run With It: An Overview of Cloud Deployment Options
To move the ball down the field, more and more organizations are tackling cloud computing. So it's more important that everyone become familiar with the cloud playbook and understand the many options available, the numerous benefits to harness and the potential challenges to avoid. Learn More

Microsoft's new privacy policy and Windows 10 troubleshooter to stop automatic updates
It’s the big Windows 10 launch day and Microsoft has reserved a huge amount of bandwidth for the massive rollout, reportedly “up to 40Tb/s per second of capacity from all of the third-party CDNs combined.” If you haven’t done so yet, then you should review Microsoft’s new privacy and service agreements as well as the privacy dashboard to consider making changes to your settings for Windows and Cortana, as well as Microsoft services such as Office 365, Xbox Live, Groove Music, Office Online, OneDrive, Skype, and Bing Rewards.According to Horatio Gutierrez, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel, the company’s updated Privacy Statement and Services Agreement were guided by simplicity, transparency and privacy. Gutierrez said consumers need “clear terms and policies that both respect individual privacy and don’t require a law degree to read.” The new Privacy Statement, which kicks into effect on August 1 – mere days after Windows 10 – is supposed to have “straightforward terms and policies that people can easily understand.” Yet since the new privacy policy is 22 pages long and the service agreement is 23 pages long, the European Digital Rights (EDRi) group said, “So much for clearly understandable and straightforward terms of service.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Americas are just 2 weeks away from running out of IPv4 addresses
John Curran, CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), told attendees at the Campus Technology conference in Boston on Wednesday that the IP address authority's pool of IPv4 addresses has dwindled to 90,000 and will be exhausted in about two weeks. "This is a pretty dramatic issue," says Curran, who founded ARIN in 1997 and was once CTO of Internet pioneer BBN. Curran’s revelation came during a talk during which he urged IT pros from educational institutions to upgrade their public facing websites to IPv6 as soon as possible. Not that the IPv4 address pool drying up will result in such websites being cut off from the Internet, but Curran did say moving to IPv6 will provide much more direct access to end users whose mobile and other devices increasingly have IPv6 rather than IPv4 addresses.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

IDG Contributor Network: As Citrix CEO is set to retire, product carnage looks ready to begin
Yesterday, Citrix CEO Mark Templeton announced that he plans to retire once a successor is announced. While a CEO retiring is moderately interesting, the subtext to all of this is more so. Elliott Management, the activist shareholder that has a track record of agitating within other technology companies (most notably pushing EMC to spin off its VMware subsidiary) also announced that its partner, Jesse Cohn, is joining the Citrix board and that another independent board member is to be appointed by mutual agreement between Elliott and itself.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


14 fascinating facts about Apple's iPhone

Eight years since its debut, Apple's iPhone has changed and conquered the smartphone market. Here are some interesting facts you might not know about the iPhone.


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