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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)

Two Questions for Branding in the Web 2.0 World: Is It Up? Is It Fast?

Keeping your brand alive and well on the Web isn't as easy as it looks. There are few things as important as your reputation, and in the Web 2.0 economy, your reputation is increasingly tied to your web presence. So keeping the website up, available, and responding quickly is critical not only for success, but also for survival. If you think about it, a website's reputation on the Internet can be boiled down to two questions: ‘Is it up?' and ‘Is it fast?' Sure, some websites just make it look easy. Take Google, which is always up and always blazing fast. When was the last time you connected to the Internet, typed in google.com, and nothing came up? While you have the triumph of Google on one side of the coin, you have other sites that are cautionary tales. These days, major site outages make the news. Amazon.com had problems on June 6 of this year, and that outage ... (more)

Chairman of the Web Analytics Association to Speak About SES

Incisive Media today announced that Jim Sterne, producer of the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit and chairman of the Web Analytics Association will be a keynote speaker at the London SES Conference and Expo 2010. Jim is an international speaker on electronic marketing and customer interaction and a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs. His keynote presentation will focus on Web analytics by drilling down on traffic - what makes good traffic, how to identify it and how to attract the right traffic to your site. SES London will take place on 16-18 February at the Business Design Centre, Islington. It will focus on search engine marketing (SEM) (including pay-per-click (PPC) advertising and search engine optimization (SEO). SES is the leading global event for education in online marketing and advertising, including Search (SEM/SEO). Organized and... (more)

More on birthday probabilities

Last week, Joe Rickert used R and four years of US Census data to create an image plot of the relative probabilities of being born on a given day of the year: Chris Mulligan also tackled this problem with R, but this time using 20 years of Census data from 1969 to 1988. Chris extracted the birthday frequencies using Google BigQuery, and charted the results with the time series below using this R script. My apologies to Joe, but I much prefer this representation to the heat map. Not only is the February 29 frequency multiplied by 4 (where we see that it's not a particularly surprising birthday to have given the overall seasonal trend), but the unusual days really stand out (and are annotated). You're relatively unlikely to find someone born on January 1, July 4 or Christmas Eve or Christmas Day (most likely because fewer Caesarian births happen, or more induced natur... (more)

Google Plans to Crack Down on Third-Party Google Voice Apps

Google didn’t have much to say about Google Voice integration in its Hangouts app when it announced the latest version earlier this week, but the company’s Nikhyl Singhal has filled in a few more details on his Google+ page on Friday. Singhal notes that while the update (and its SMS support) only works with Google Voice numbers if you have the service enabled on your Sprint phone, it’s “working to support SMS messages for all Google Voice phone numbers by early next year.” He further goes on to say that the company is also working to offer Google Voice phone numbers outside the US and support MMS, but he’s not going so far as to offer a timeline there, saying “we need to work with carriers and this can take some time.” Read the full story at Engadget. ... (more)

Exchange 2013: Store, FAST, and ESE Cache Demystified…Hopefully!

After getting great community response on my Exchange 2013 Mail flow Demystified blog I decided to do a similar one on Store, FAST, and ESE Cache. Much like mail flow a lot has changed with Exchange 2013 in terms of Store. So hopefully I can help clarify exactly what has changed in 2013 with these components. First let’s start with Store since this is the core to your Mailbox Server. With Exchange 2013 Store.exe got a much needed overhaul (hasn’t changed much since Exchange 4.0) and was rewritten entirely in managed C# code. The  store.exe process is now broken out into 2 processes: Microsoft.Exchange.Store.Service.exe and Microsoft.Exchange.Store.Worker.exe. The Store.Service process is responsible for managing and terminating all of the Store.Worker processes. Each database on the mailbox server will get its own Store.Worker process regardless if it a... (more)

Google Chrome’s ‘OK Google’ Feature Rolled Out to All Users

If you wanted to enjoy hands-free Google searching from your desktop, your only option was to install an extension or become an early tester. The downside was that you’d have to accept some additional bugs might come your way. No more — Google has rolled out a Chrome update that integrates the company’s now iconic “OK Google” command directly into the latest version of its browser and in Chrome OS. As long as you’re based in the US or have Chrome set to US English, any time you visit the Google homepage or open a new tab, you can quickly say (or loudly shout, the choice is yours) “OK Google” to perform a search, ask a question or schedule a reminder. As long as you fulfil the geographic requirements (or are happy to tinker with Chrome’s language settings), you should be able to test those voice commands seconds after you update. Read the full story at Engadget. ... (more)

Go Healthy's Marquis Product Cholesterade(R) at Your Fingertips on Google

SPRING, Texas, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Go Healthy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GOHE) is pleased to advise the nutrition and investing community that its flagship product Cholesterade(R), along with the history of its Press Releases and corporate activities, are easily accessible by simply Googling Cholesterade(R). "Whether completing one's due diligence, or searching for recent updates on Go Healthy and/or its products, we are confident that the web content will be of great benefit to current or prospective customers or investors. As stated in earlier press releases we are working diligently on numerous aspects of our development including bottling partners, product development, university relationships, and additional financing options to helps us achieve our marketing and expansion goals," states Charlie Caudle, CEO of Go Healthy. Mr. Caudle continues by sayi... (more)

Looking to Recession Proof Your Career? Education Is Key to Securing Your Future

HOBOKEN, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 08/12/09 -- Whether out of work or gainfully employed, Americans must always keep an eye on the changing nature of the job market to maintain their competitive advantage. Many people are using the economic downturn to assess their career status and switch out of a slow-growth or unsatisfactory career to enter into work with a more promising and secure future. To help people navigate the intersection of education and career advancement in this economic downturn, eLearners.com® (http://www.elearners.com), a web resource of EducationDynamics, is connecting prospective students with accredited universities that offer online degrees and certificate programs for the top growing careers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, some of the fastest growing industries are health care, social services, government, and the science and technolo... (more)

Varien and Lyons Consulting Group Launch Alliance to Advocate Magento to Retailers

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Varien, the Magento Company, and Lyons Consulting Group today announced the launch of an alliance with the goal of fostering education and market awareness around the Magento open-source eCommerce solution. The alliance will kick-off with an educational webinar titled "Open Source: Hype vs. Reality" featuring Roy Rubin, CEO of Varien, the Magento Company and Jamie Kail, Director of eCommerce Services of Lyons Consulting Group. "eCommerce Retailers are demanding platforms that drive innovation and provide value and we have been seeing Magento Enterprise deployments by mid-market retailers steadily increase every day," said Rubin. "While open source solutions have penetrated and achieved widespread adoption, many still question whether an open source eCommerce platform can provide innovative capabilities for their business. Mag... (more)

On2 and Google Announce Exchange Ratio for On2 Merger

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On2 Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ONT) and Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) jointly announced today that the exchange ratio, or the fraction of a share of Google Class A Common Stock to be issued for each share of On2 Common Stock in connection with Google's proposed acquisition of On2, will be 0.0010. Any fractional share of Google Class A Common Stock (after aggregating all fractional shares of Google Class A Common Stock issuable to an On2 stockholder) resulting from the exchange of On2 Common Stock for Google Class A Common Stock will be paid out in a cash amount (rounded to the nearest whole cent), without interest, determined by multiplying such fraction by the trading price, as defined below. The exchange ratio was determined by dividing $0.60 per share by the trading price, which is... (more)

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Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
It cannot be overseen or regulated by any one administrator, like a government or bank. Currently, there is no government regulation on them which also means there is no government safeguards over them. Although many are looking at Bitcoin to put money into, it would be wise to proceed with caution. Regular central banks are watching it and deciding whether or not to make them illegal (Criminalize them) and therefore make them worthless and eliminate them as competition. ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) are something most have no idea as to what it means and how you utilize it. Where is the "Stamp of Approval" or "Stamp of Legitimacy" on some of these Bitcoin websites (how do you know you are not dealing with a scammer?)
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a member of the Society of Information Management (SIM) Atlanta Chapter. She received a Business and Economics degree with a minor in Computer Science from St. Andrews Presbyterian University (Laurinburg, North Carolina). She resides in metro-Atlanta (Georgia).
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