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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 Jabbers On with GoogleTalk

Google is not only taking on rivals Yahoo, MSN, and AOL in the instant messaging space by combining internet telephony and IM in its new Google Talk service, but also challenging early market leader Skype in the telephony space. Media Metrix says AOL has more than 40 million users on its AIM and ICQ networks, Yahoo has 20 million users, and MSN Messenger has 14 million. Skype claims to have 51 million users worldwide. Google is apparently banking on a more approach than those being taken by its rivals in its bid to asser itself into these two 21st century communications markets. Google Talk is based on an open technology called Jabber, created to help different networks talk to each other. And Google is looking for megajabber. "We are going to try to be the first in the world to connect everyone to everyone," said Georges Harik, director of new products at Google, ... (more)

Where Are RIA Technologies Headed in 2008?

I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because they can only give you answers." Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered. From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed. What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX? Eric Miraglia of Yahoo! 1.  (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the iPhone SDK vs using AJAX? 2.  How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to make it faster?  3.  When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for my rich web apps?  Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)

Yahoo! Hits the Wall; 1000 Jobs To Go!

Weaker-than-expected ad spending in the financial, travel and retail areas led to a 23% decline in fourth-quarter net income for Yahoo! to $205.7 million, or 15 cents a share, from $268.7 million, or 19 cents, a year earlier, the company said yesterday. It announced its first layoffs since 2001: 7% of its workforce will need to go! By restructuring in this way, the company hopes - according to chairman Jerry Wang - to return to growth in 2009. Yang said in a conference call. "This is a pivotal time for Yahoo's business and we have a unique window of opportunity right now to make the necessary, game-changing investments," Wang said in a statement. The cutting of 1,000 of its 14,300 employees would start in February, Yahoo! said. ... (more)

Google Nexus Q Review: Who Is This Orb For?

Nexus Q Google unveiled its media-streaming glowing orb to many oohs and ahhs, followed by head-scratches. The thing looks cool. And it sounds good, both in concept and fidelity. But two major questions remain: Who is it for, and how well does it work? Why It Matters: It matters because this is the first product like this we’ve seen out of Google. The Nexus Q is a ball of multimedia hardware that’s supposed to enhance the lives of the legions of Android users. It’s a slick and easy way to play movies, music, and YouTube videos through your TV and home stereo setup, and it gives you a reason to buy stuff from the Google Play store instead of its competitors. Read the full story at Gizmodo. ... (more)

My Summer Adventure of a Different Kind - Segway Gliding

This past week hubby and I had the most delightful summer adventure of a different kind, we went Segway Gliding. That's what it is called when you go for a drive on a Segway. A few years ago at a Health Show I had the opportunity to do 5 minutes of Segway gliding and I fell in love with it. First stop at a small waterfall on the BLT trail Then a few months ago I came across a local ad for Segway tours in Nova Scotia. I made a mental note and told myself that hubby and I would do this some time in August. Well, last Thursday was that day. It was early in the morning on hot summer's day. We met up with Max from Segway NS at the BLT (Beechville - Lakeside - Timberlea Trail) at trail on what once was the rail bed. What is a Segway Anyway? Here is the info from Wikipedia: The Segway PT is a two-wheeled self-balancing battery-powered electric vehicle invented by Dean Kamen. It ... (more)

Right-Size IT Budgets with Windows Server 2012 "Storage Spaces"

What is the Largest Single Cost Category in Your IT Hardware Budget? If you're like most of the enterprise customer organizations that were surveyed when we were designing Windows Server 2012, your answer is probably the same as theirs: STORAGE! For the organizations we surveyed, we found that as much as 60% of their annual hardware budgets were allocated to expensive hardware SAN solutions due to ever-increasing storage requirements. Wouldn't it be nice to have some of that budget back for other IT projects? YES! We agree too ... that's why the server team included "Storage Spaces" in Windows Server 2012! Get Ready for "Storage Spaces"! "Storage Spaces" is a new storage virtualization technology that's included in Windows Server 2012 and our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 to provide SAN-like storage capabilities and performance using commodity hardware components, such as ... (more)

How Can I Slow Down At Work So I Don’t Make Mistakes?

Three of our workplace experts has weighed in on the following question from a reader to give you three points of view. For other editions of our 360° Answers series, please click here. Here’s the... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase ... (more)

Flickr Re-Designs Mobile App, Squares Off With Instagram

Since Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, she has made a steady push to rebuild the photo-sharing community at Flickr by overhauling its products. Flickr is getting its most dramatic makeover to date on Thursday, with a total redesign of the apps for iOS and Android that make it a more direct competitor to Instagram and other photo-sharing services. It takes the easy-capture and sharing features of Instagram and pairs them with the worry-free backup of Dropbox and Google+. The result is an app that is faster and more fun to use, even as its imitation of features that others made famous will likely draw charges of copying. Previous incarnations of Flickr for mobile devices felt more like boiled-down versions of the website than an app built for capturing and browsing images. Flickr 3.0 improves on its predecessors with a faster, more fluid feed that replaces the previ... (more)

Tribune Media Services Expands Zvents Partnership to Include Online Advertising Sales Opportunities

Zvents.com Joins Zap2it Entertainment Network CHICAGO, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Media Services (TMS), producer of the leading entertainment news and listings website Zap2it.com, today announced an expansion of its recently launched partnership with Zvents, the innovative local search engine and event listings service. The new agreement calls for the Zap2it national advertising sales team to exclusively represent display advertising inventory and sponsorship opportunities on the Zvents destination web site. Zvents.com (http://www.zvents.com) helps consumers discover things to do and places to go by offering timely, local information on movies in theaters, events, concerts, festivals, restaurants and more. The site features high-quality content from four sources: the web at-large, consumers, content affiliates and the Zvents Media Network. Zvents' listings are... (more)

WordStream Wins Award for Best Online Advertising at the 2009 MITX Technology Awards

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/17/09 -- WordStream has been selected as a "Promise Award" winner in the category of "Online Advertising" for the 2009 MITX Technology Awards. The annual awards program recognizes achievements in the development and implementation of innovative technologies. Winners were announced in ten categories, as well as several "Best of" awards and the new PricewaterCoopers Promise Awards, at a sold out ceremony attended by more than 350 industry professionals held on June 16, 2009, at the Copley Westin in Boston. WordStream is a provider of keyword management solutions for continuously optimizing and expanding Pay Per Click (PPC) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) efforts, involving large numbers of keywords. WordStream provides a scalable, private, online keyword workbench for conducting keyword discovery, keyword suggestion, keyword rese... (more)

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Signs of a shift in the usage of public clouds are everywhere Previously, as organizations outgrew old IT methods, the natural answer was to try the public cloud approach; however, the public platform alone is not a complete solutionThe move to hybrid, custom, and multi-cloud will become more and more prevalent At the heart of this technology trend exists a custom solution to meet the needs and concerns of these organizations, including compliance, security, and cost issues Blending Service and Deployment Models
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