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According to Associated Press reports, confirmed by Reuters, Google will propose at a meeting of European policymakers in Strasbourg, France today that national regulators agree on a basic set of global privacy protections. Peter Fleischer, Google's Chief Privacy Officer, will argue that the future health of the Internet, the global economy and Google's own business agenda depends on the world's success in moving beyond the current patchwork of conflicting privacy rules. As Reuters' Eric Auchard explains: "Google has recently stepped up a push for policy changes and industry self-regulation to fend off criticism over the unprecedented access to personal information the Web provides. Because its stated mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible, Google has come under fire for the threat its services pose to privacy. A recent move ... (more)

Advertising on Google.com Requires No Personally Identifiable Information (PII), States Executive

"Advertising on Google.com is contextual, requires no personally identifiable information, is not provided by a third-party, and does not collect any information in addition to the basic information collected to provide search results," asserted Google's Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Alan Davidson, in a letter sent August 8, 2008, to the Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce. The Committee had asked Google, along with AOL, Microsoft, and a number of other companies, to clarify its custum and practice on personally identifiable information (PPI). Google's Bret Taylor keynoting at AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo in 2007 "We believe that our answers are best understood in the context of broader industry practices, as are many issues relating to online advertising," Davidson wrote in his letter. He continued: "Concerns about online advertising... (more)

"To Google" Is Officially a Verb: A Behind-the-Scenes History

Doug Edwards' Xooglers Blog [Originally posted Monday, July 10, 2006] Googling has officially become a verb. The 11th edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary now includes “googling” (lower case g). Actually the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) beat them to the punch a month ago by listing Google (upper case g) in their authoritative lexicon of the English language. It’s about time. People have been using Google as a verb for years, despite protestations by the company (many of which I authored myself) about the genericization of the trademarked name. Having your brand name used as a generic term, is of course, a mixed blessing for a company. On the one hand, it’s great to have your name become the common shorthand for an entire category. It implies acceptance that your product is the standard by which all others in the category are judged and it’s great w... (more)

Search Engine Domination

Did you know it’s actually possible to own a number of spots on the first page of Google results for your target keywords? Well it is and shortly I am launching a service where I will do this for your business. Why settle for one slot in the top 10 when you can have several or more? For details as soon as this is released email me at [email protected] with the subject line ‘please send details of your search engine domination service’. ... (more)

Authentic Personal Branding Concept

New Media on Ulitzer "The Secret" was launched by Rhonda Byrne in 2006 and says that thoughts have an energy that attracts like energy and you attract into your life whatever you think about. This tool refers to what Buddha said: "What you have become is the result of what you have thought". It suggests the following: "your dominant thoughts will find a way to manifest. ... Whatever you focus on the most is what will be most attracted to your life. ..Once you are aware of this law and how it works, you can start to use it to deliberately attract what you want into your life... Like attracts like...You get what you think about, whether wanted or unwanted...You are a living magnet...You get what you put your energy and focus on...Energy attracts like energy...it has it roots in Quantum Physics. " But just focusing on your dominant thoughts, wishful thinking about what ... (more)

Yahoo! Announces Open-Source Cloud Server

Open Cloud on Ulitzer Yahoo! has made its second major Cloud Computing announcement in five months, announcing an open-source version of its Traffic Server at the 4th International Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, CA. Company SVP of Cloud Computing Shelton Shugar, who will be keynoting at Cloud Computing Expo, called Traffic Server "an essential building block," saying it is "integral to our edge services, on-line storage, and cloud serving." According to an official release from Yahoo!, Traffic Server enables session management, authentication, configuration management, load balancing, and routing for an entire cloud computing stack. It follows the company's earlier announcement of the open-source Hadoop. Yahoo! has donated the Traffic Server code to The Apache Software Foundation through the Apache Incubator, "and intends to build a robust community of develop... (more)

Getting Started with Hyper-V Server 2012

With all the news this week around the launch of Windows Server 2012, you may have missed that Hyper-V Server 2012 has also launched! I've provided details on this equally important launch milestone along with helpful resources to get started below ... What is Hyper-V Server 2012? Hyper-V Server 2012 is a FREE (yes, completely free!) purpose-built product that includes the core of Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V. The result is a streamlined Type-1 hypervisor that provides the same virtualization scalability and high availability features as the Hyper-V role in the full version of Windows Server - including up to 320 logical processors per Hyper-V host, up to 4TB of physical memory, Live Migration, Storage Migration, Virtual Machine Replication, Clustering and more! Do It: Learn about the specific improvements in Hyper-V Server 2012 over Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. Lear... (more)

Google Asks for Permission to Disclose FISA Request Numbers

Google has filed a petition with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court citing its first amendment rights as it asks for permission to disclose controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requests. The company revealed in a Google+ post that it is seeking to separate out federal criminal requests from those related to national security: “We have long pushed for transparency so users can better understand the extent to which governments request their data—and Google was the first company to release numbers for National Security Letters. However, greater transparency is needed, so today we have petitioned the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to allow us to publish aggregate numbers of national security requests, including FISA disclosures, separately.” Read the full story at The Next Web. ... (more)

3 Work Mistakes You Don’t Realize You’re Making

Some mistakes are easy to recognize – you usually know if you flubbed a presentation or upset a client. But others fly beneath the radar, and those are often more dangerous, since you don’t know that... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase ... (more)

Press Conference From Ecuadorian Side As They Prepare To Face Australia In London Ahead Of Fifa World Cup 2014

Thursday 27 February, 2014 The Ecuadorian Football Federation will give a press conference at 9:00am on Monday 3rd March 2014 at the Parliament Suite of the Marriott Hotel County Hall, Westminster, London - ahead of the friendly match against Australia. The press conference will give the President of the Ecuadorian Football Federation Luis Chiriboga, accompanying executives and key football team players an opportunity to share their thoughts in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup 2014 and Ecuador’s first encounter with Australia at an international level , set to kick off at 8:00pm GMT on Wednesday 5th March 2014 at The Den, London. Ecuador led by Manchester United midfielder Antonio Valencia is currently ranked 24th on the FIFA World Cup Rankings facing France, Honduras and Switzerland at the World Cup 2014 after finishing in 4th position in the final round of the Sout... (more)

My Best Boss – Stories of the Greatest Bosses of All Time

There’s no shortage of stories about bad bosses out there – get any group of workers together and you’re sure to hear some horror stories. But it’s rarer that we get to hear about the good bosses –... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase ... (more)

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The vast majority of organizations today are in the earliest stages of AI initiatives and this shift will be dramatic as more enterprises move forward in the AI journey. Although companies are at different stages of this journey, most agree that finding or developing analytic talent is a key concern and bottleneck for doing more. What if your business could take advantage of the most advanced ML/AI models without the huge upfront time and investment inherent in building an internal ML/AI data scientist team? In this presentation, I will introduce the pros and cons of three pathways: 1. Utilize prepackage ML APIs, 2. Customizable AutoML, 3. Training your your ML models specifically tailored to your business needs. To win with Cloud ML, you will need to know how to choose a right approach in a quicker time frame and without significant investment.
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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.
Take advantage of autoscaling, and high availability for Kubernetes with no worry about infrastructure. Be the Rockstar and avoid all the hurdles of deploying Kubernetes. So Why not take Heat and automate the setup of your Kubernetes cluster? Why not give project owners a Heat Stack to deploy Kubernetes whenever they want to? Hoping to share how anyone can use Heat to deploy Kubernetes on OpenStack and customize to their liking. This is a tried and true method that I've used on my OpenStack clusters and I will share the benefits, bumps along the way and the lessons learned.
Serverless Architecture is the new paradigm shift in cloud application development. It has potential to take the fundamental benefit of cloud platform leverage to another level. "Focus on your application code, not the infrastructure" All the leading cloud platform provide services to implement Serverless architecture : AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, IBM Openwhisk, Oracle Fn Project.