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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)

Microsoft Wants to Kill Passwords Forever

Microsoft has joined the FIDO Alliance, an industry group attempting to craft industry standards that reduce reliance on passwords, long regarded as a weak point in Web security. Launched in July 2012, FIDO, which stands for Fast IDentity Online, is hoping its specifications for security devices and browser plugins will be widely adopted across the technology industry. Such efforts depend on voluntary adoption by many companies and organizations. So far, those participating in FIDO include heavyweights Google, MasterCard, Lenovo, Infineon, LG Electronics and a variety of smaller companies. Authentication hardware and software widely varies, with many proprietary clients and protocols. FIDO hopes that standardizing authentication technologies will lead to better interoperability and innovations in biometrics, PINs (personal identification numbers) and secondary aut... (more)

GoodSharks.com Announces Public Beta and Free Attorney Listings

GoodSharks.com, a web-based legal marketplace that presents tough, fearless, talented and ethical lawyers, is offering a public beta. For a limited time, attorneys can list themselves on the GoodSharks.com directory at no charge and no obligation as part of a beta program. After GoodSharks.com reaches its goals for attorney listings, the beta will close and attorneys will have the option to list their services on the high-traffic site at $149 per month. The website will always be free to consumers and small businesses looking for good lawyers. GoodSharks.com was founded by San Diego attorney Alicia Dearn, who saw the need for what she calls “law without fear.” Potential clients use a proprietary web-based survey system to enter up to 20 search categories for an attorney. Search criteria choices range from geographic proximity to the lawyer's skills, specialties, fe... (more)

Time Out New York Announces the 2012 Food & Drink Award Winners; The Dutch Takes Best New Restaurant; Seamus Mullen Crowned 2012's Best Chef

NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Time Out New York announced the 2012 Food & Drink Award winners tonight at an annual industry awards event honoring the city's best restaurants, chefs, bars and barkeeps. Over 100,000 votes were cast to determine the ten winners in the Readers' Choice category in addition to the ten Critics' Picks winners. Seamus Mullen of Spanish restaurant Tertulia took top honors as Chef of the Year, while The Dutch won Best New Restaurant and Maison Premiere won Best New Cocktails. The event, hosted by Time Out Food & Drink editor Jordana Rothman, included a first-ever Foursquare Award, a nod to not only the quality of restaurants, but their popularity as well, measuring the nominated restaurant with the most check-ins on the popular social media site during the voting period. The award marked the second win for The Dutch, and was pres... (more)

Revolutionary New Floating Search Box Drives More Revenues and Conversions on AmericanBridal.com

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SLI Systems (www.sli-systems.com) today announced that an innovative, new "floating search box" on AmericanBridal.com has generated a substantial increase in revenue per visit and an incrementally larger conversion rate, among visitors who use the website's search box. The floating search box, a concept that was thought up by AmericanBridal.com, hovers over content as a site visitor is scrolling down a webpage, making the search box continuously accessible and encouraging greater usage of search – which leads to more purchases. American Bridal, an online retailer of wedding supplies that has been using SLI site search since 2007, developed the idea for a floating search box while experimenting with various enhancements to its site search box to increase usage. "We've seen many positive results of our use of SLI's full... (more)

David Maharaj Joins Agency BLITZ as Vice President of Technology

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/30/12 -- David Maharaj, 41, has been named vice president of technology at strategic digital agency BLITZ. Maharaj brings 15 years' experience in software development across a variety of industries and solutions including digital media, online video streaming applications, ecommerce, content management, and open source, to his new position. Maharaj comes to BLITZ from similar positions at Razorfish in San Francisco and FOX Digital Media in Los Angeles. "BLITZ is building digital platforms and ecosystems for brands, connecting multiple screens, content management systems, analytics, social utilities, DRM content and ecommerce," said Ivan Todorov, BLITZ CEO. "Dave (Maharaj) brings the enterprise level platform experience and knowledge to drive our digital product development and technology offering to the next level as we partne... (more)

Houston Law Firm Lorance & Thompson, P.C. Launches Redesigned Website

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 05/15/12 -- Houston law firm Lorance & Thompson, P.C. announces that it recently launched a completely redesigned website. The new website is designed to provide visitors with a better overall user experience while also being search engine friendly. Visitors to the Lorance & Thompson, P.C. website can take advantage of simpler navigation to easily access information about all of Lorance & Thompson, P.C.'s areas of practice, including: Energy, including oil and gas lease and operational disputes, death and bodily injury claims, etc.; Insurance, including coverage opinions, bad faith, Texas Insurance Code, and contract disputes; Trademark registration, monitoring, licensing, and litigation; Products liability, defending manufacturers in claims alleging products are dangerous and for violating warranties, making misrepresentations, etc.; ... (more)

Research and Markets: Android Handset Activations Reached 331 Million in Q1'2012 Reveals New Device Tracking Database from Signals and Systems Telecom

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/blc484/android_devices_da) has announced the addition of the "Android Devices Database: Activations by Vendor, Handset Model & Region Q1'2012" directory to their offering. While Android growth is slowing down, the Google backed operating system still maintained triple figure Year-on-Year (YoY) growth of 126 % in Q1’2012. With nearly 85 million shipments in Q1’2012, Android Smartphones maintained market dominance within the Smartphone segment of the market, with a global market share of 59 % and an installed base of 331 Million legitimate Android device (handset) activations, up from 250 million in Q4’2011. The results were released as part of Signals and Systems Telecom's "Android Device Database: Activations by Vendor, Handset Model and Region Q1'2012".The database tracks Android activations by indiv... (more)

Hasbro and DeNA Team to Bring TRANSFORMERS Games to Mobile Devices Worldwide

DeNA Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2432) and Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) have entered into an exclusive three-year agreement to develop and publish mobile games based on the TRANSFORMERS™ franchise. The first TRANSFORMERS game from DeNA will be released on the Mobage™ social gaming platform for iOS and Android mobile devices worldwide, with the exception of Japan, later this year. “Our global platform has continued to thrive and grow, and we’re now investing in major entertainment IP,” said Neil Young, Director of DeNA and CEO of DeNA’s U.S. subsidiary ngmoco, LLC. “TRANSFORMERS is a highly beloved brand, with dynamic characters that are universally cherished by fans. We are excited to bring the TRANSFORMERS world to life for mobile gamers.” “DeNA is a proven global leader in mobile social games,” said Mark Blecher, GM and SVP, Hasbro Digital Media and Marketing. “We’re delighted to t... (more)

AT&T Debuts Exclusive Xperia™ TL, Sony's Best in Mobile Camera Technology, HD Viewing and NFC Connectivity

DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced plans to offer Xperia TL, the latest Sony smartphone bringing Sony's best HD experiences, easy connectivity with 'One-touch' sharing enabled by NFC (Near Field Communications) and award-winning** arc design. This 4G LTE smartphone takes connected entertainment to the next level with new Sony media applications.  Photo enthusiasts will delight in the impressive images taken with Xperia TL's 13-megapixel primary camera that brings even the smallest of details to life. This high resolution camera captures quality images swiftly with its quick launch feature, going from standby mode (sleep) to first shot in just 1.5 seconds,1 making sure life's unexpected moments are not missed. Plus, both the rear and front-facing cameras deliver HD recording capabilities for vivid video capture on the go. Xperia TL gives you t... (more)

Fashion Focused Next Hits Ipswich City Centre

LEICESTER, England, October 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A brand new, fashion focused Next close to Ipswich city centre will open at 10am on Thursday 18th October. The store located on the Suffolk Retail Park will provide a wide range of women's, men's and children's clothing, plus a small selection of homeware. This new city centre based store will provide a increased range of Next clothing to the centre of Ipswich, standing at 10,185 square foot, and creating 65 new jobs. Next recently opened a new Home and Garden store on the outskirts of Ipswich, in Martlesham Heath. The out of town store brings a new concept that offers a wide range of garden and DIY products, something that is very new for the retail giant. To celebrate the opening of the new store, Next are giving away a free gift for the first 100 customers! However, the celebrations do not end there, in additi... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable?Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, answered these questions and demonstrated techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances and cost-effective resources on AWS, coupled with the ability to deliver a minimum set of functionalities that cover the majority of needs – without configuration complexity.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes.
Using serverless computing has a number of obvious benefits over traditional application infrastructure - you pay only for what you use, scale up or down immediately to match supply with demand, and avoid operating any server infrastructure at all. However, implementing maintainable and scalable applications using serverless computing services like AWS Lambda poses a number of challenges. The absence of long-lived, user-managed servers means that states cannot be maintained by the service. Longer function invocation times (referred to as cold starts) become very important to track, because they impact the response time of the service and will impose additional cost. Additionally, the transition to smaller individual components (much like breaking a monolithic application into microservices) results in a simpler deployment model, but makes the system as a whole increasingly complex.
"There is a huge interest in Kubernetes. People are now starting to use Kubernetes and implement it," stated Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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