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Java Ruling A Potential Win For Open Source
News  |  5/28/2016  | 
Oracle's long and contentious court battle with Google over Java copyright issues ends in defeat. But the open source community can breathe a sigh of relief -- for now.
Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Intel, which recently announced that it would focus more on the Internet of Things and cloud computing, is acquiring Itseez, which specializes in IoT and self-driving vehicle technology.
HPE Spins Off Services As Tech Giants Slim Down
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's plan to spin off its IT Outsourcing and services group and merge that group with CSC will make the remaining HPE a leaner, more focused company. It's a strategy other tech giants have pursued as well. But what about the downsides?
Microsoft, Facebook Team Up To Build Cross-Atlantic Cable
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Microsoft and Facebook are joining forces to construct the "MAREA" undersea cable, which will deliver high-speed connectivity across the Atlantic.
Google Beats Oracle In Long-Running Java Copyright Case
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Reversing a reversal of its initial victory, Google once again has prevailed against Oracle's claim that Android infringes its Java copyrights.
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme?
Slideshows  |  5/26/2016  | 
The two leading cloud productivity suites -- Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 365 -- each have a lot to offer. But which one is right for your organization? Here's a look at how they stack up.
VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
Interest in ride-sharing specialists continues to grow as auto industry giants Toyota and Volkswagen announce strategic partnerships to grow the industry. Uber and Gett, a smaller ride-sharing company, are the beneficiaries of these new investments.
How TD Bank Is Transforming Its Data Infrastructure
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
TD Bank has embarked on an effort to transform traditional banking data infrastructure into a more modern system built on a new application framework and APIs. This system leverages TD Bank's data to deliver insights on-demand.
HPE Spinning Off Enterprise Services, Posts Positive Q2 Earnings
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will spin off its Enterprise Services business and merge it with CSC, creating a $26 billion IT services giant. The company made the announcement in conjunction with its second-quarter earnings report, which saw quarterly revenues rise year-over-year for the first time in five years.
Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
Microsoft Unveils Plan To Combat 'Terrorist Content'
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Microsoft has unveiled a two-pronged approach to fighting back against terrorists' efforts to use the Internet and social media to communicate with one another and recruit new members.
Surface Book 2 Vs. MacBook Pro 2016: Hardware Smackdown
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Reports indicate Microsoft is planning to release the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 this year, upping the competition with Apple's MacBook Pro 2016.
6 Barriers To IoT Data Flow
Slideshows  |  5/23/2016  | 
Enterprises are integrating IoT devices into their ecosystems to get data that was not available previously. As with most new data sources, there may be concerns about whether the data is accessible, usable, valuable, and secure. Here are a few things to consider as your enterprise moves toward IoT.
SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/22/2016  | 
Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
Google I/O 2016: 5 Hot Takeaways
Commentary  |  5/21/2016  | 
At this week's Google I/O annual developer conference the company revealed dramatic products that will push the boundaries of technology further into what was previously the realm of science fiction.
SAP's Apple Partnership Is All About HANA
Commentary  |  5/20/2016  | 
SAP's partnership with Apple doesn't mention HANA by name, but the in-memory database is in every part of the relationship.
HPE Offers IoT Platform To Build, Analyze Data
News  |  5/20/2016  | 
With eye toward the future, HP Enterprise is now offering a vendor-neutral and multiple network supporting platform for building and analyzing data from the Internet of Things.
Microsoft Developing Bing Concierge Bot
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
Microsoft is reportedly working on a Bing assistant, which sounds similar to the Google assistant bot announced at Google I/O this week.
Acura Testing New Self-Driving Vehicle For 2020 Release
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
Acura, the luxury division of Honda, has started testing a hybrid sedan named the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which offers self-driving capabilities. The company is gearing up to release a version of it by 2020.
AWS Offers New Options For Running SAP HANA On EC2
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
AWS is launching a new, memory-optimized instance on EC2 dubbed X1 that aims to make it easier to run SAP's HANA in-memory database. The announcement comes on the heels of a deal between SAP and Microsoft.
Salesforce Earnings: CEO Marc Benioff Heaps Love On AWS
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
In unscripted remarks during Salesforce's first-quarter earnings call with analysts, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said that Amazon's Jeff Bezos and he and are planning an expanded partnership.
Google I/O 2016: AI, VR Get Day In The Sun
Slideshows  |  5/19/2016  | 
At Google I/O, it was unclear whether the company's intention was to entice programmers with its new artificial intelligence offerings, or simply fry them in the Mountain View, Calif. sunshine. Here's what we were able to see before heat stroke set in.
SAP HANA SPS12 Adds Data Visualization, Other Features
Commentary  |  5/18/2016  | 
SAP HANA SPS12 brings new features for testing, migration, and data visualization to customers for the in-memory database.
ServiceNow Adds Azure To Its Cloud Management Front End
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
ServiceNow previously automated services for internal customers using AWS and VMware; now it's added the Microsoft Azure cloud.
12 Ways AI Will Disrupt Your C-Suite
Slideshows  |  5/18/2016  | 
McKinsey & Company estimates that as much as 45% of the tasks currently performed by people can be automated using existing technologies. If you haven't made an effort to understand how artificial intelligence will affect your company, now is the time to start.
Microsoft, SAP Are Bringing HANA To Azure
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
Microsoft and SAP will expand their partnership by delivering Office 365 integration and SAP HANA on Azure.
Google's Waze Enters Uber Territory With Ridesharing Trial
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
Bay Area residents will soon have a new ride-sharing option when social navigation app Wave introduces its Rider carpool service. Waze is owned by Google, which is looking to go head-to-head with services from Uber and Lyft.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Update Embraces Hybrid Cloud, Big Data
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
Microsoft's forthcoming SQL Server 2016 adds better encryption, support for unstructured data queries including those on Apache Hadoop, and new features to enable the hybrid cloud. The updates are part of an overhaul that updates Microsoft's flagship database management platform for a new age.
Google's Spaces Launch: Simplify Small-Group Sharing
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
In its latest attempt to become more relevant as a social networking provider, Google launches Spaces, an app for sharing among small groups.
Google Ending Automatic Chrome Support For Flash
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Google's Chrome browser will begin to display HTML5 video and animation, when they're available, on all but 10 websites starting in the fourth quarter of this year. It's another serious blow to the Adobe Flash platform.
Google I/O 2016: What To Expect
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Updates on Project Tango, Android N, and Android Auto are among the announcements we expect at Google's annual developer conference this week. Here's what we know so far.
AWS IoT Button Lets Devs Customize In The Cloud
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
A programmable version of Amazon's Dash Button, the IoT Button, allows developers to trigger custom actions through Amazon Web Services.
Apache Spark 2.0 Preview, Google's Amazon Echo Rival: Big Data Roundup
News  |  5/15/2016  | 
Apache Spark 2.0 preview is released for Databricks customers. Google preps a stationary personal assistant like Amazon Echo. MarkLogic revs up security and encryption. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 15, 2016.
Google Hiring Driverless Car Testers In Arizona
News  |  5/14/2016  | 
Google is seeking drivers to test its driverless cars in Arizona. If you meet the requirements, you can earn $20 per hour to sit behind the wheel.
Apple's $1 Billion Didi Investment: Precursor To Project Titan?
Commentary  |  5/13/2016  | 
Apple plans to invest $1 billion in a Didi, a Chinese ride-hailing business. The move could be the first in a series of major changes at Apple, and a precursor to the company's much-rumored electric car, called Project Titan.
BMW Plans Electric, Self-Driving Car For 2021
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
The race to market for electric, self-driving vehicles accelerates with BMW's plans to bring an autonomous car to market in 2021. The i NEXT will face competition from Tesla, Google, Porsche, and many others.
Google Sets 'Parsey McParseface' Free
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
Developers can now use Google's SyntaxNet natural language parsing system to create apps that understand written text.
Google 'Chirp' Aims To Silence Amazon Echo, Report Says
Commentary  |  5/12/2016  | 
Google is preparing a competitor to Amazon's Echo, reportedly called "Chirp," which will put voice-activated Google search into a device that's similar to Google's OnHub WiFi hotspot.
Salesforce Outage: Can Customers Trust The Cloud?
News  |  5/12/2016  | 
Salesforce experienced an outage and service disruption to the NA14 instance, sending customers to Twitter to complain and organizations to evaluate the best way to work with cloud software providers.
How Bimodal IT Can Kill Your Company
Commentary  |  5/11/2016  | 
Is bimodal IT the way to get innovation and stability right in the enterprise? Or will kill your company? John McCarthy of Forrester says it's far more likely to do the latter than the former.
Nvidia Car Learns To Drive By Watching Humans
News  |  5/11/2016  | 
With a convolutional neural network, Nvidia researchers have trained a car to drive using video captured during road trips taken by people.
Docker Security Scanning Protects Container Software Stack
News  |  5/11/2016  | 
Docker addresses vulnerabilities that can creep into the container's software stack with its just released Security Scanning offering.
FCC, FTC Probe Carriers' Mobile Security Patch Protocols
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
The FCC and the FTC want to know how mobile carriers, such as Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and AT&T, are responding to mobile threats and protecting consumers with security patches.
Hortonworks, Tableau Q1 Returns Show Big Data's Potential
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
The BI company and the big data Hadoop company reported their first quarter results, providing an inside look into the emerging analytics and data software industry. Tableau said it sees slower spending in 2016, while Hortonworks reported nearly double the number of $1 million-plus deals.
uHoo IoT Device Measures Indoor Air Toxins
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
Startup uHoo begins taking orders for an IoT device that tells users via their smartphones what's in the air they breathe.
8 iPhone, iPad Apps To Jazz Up Your Presentations
Slideshows  |  5/10/2016  | 
The best presentation apps do more than organize material for group meetings. These eight apps for iPhone and iPad users offer a variety of interactive features and mobile capabilities that can jazz up your next talk in front of your boss and coworkers.
iOS 10 May Include Standalone HomeKit App
News  |  5/9/2016  | 
The current HomeKit platform lacks a dedicated app, which could finally reach consumers with the launch of iOS 10 later this year. The smart home market place is expected to grow and Apple is looking for a piece of this emerging market.
CoreOS Gets $28 Million For Tectonic Container System Development
News  |  5/9/2016  | 
CoreOS has lined up Google Ventures behind the ongoing development of its Kubernetes-based Tectonic container deployment.
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