It’s something we’ve wanted for a while — a single, unified place for all Windows notifications. If the latest leaked video of Windows 9 is any indication, it looks like we’ll finally get our wish.
The rumors had swirled for months, and they materialized this week when Apple unveiled its first wearable device, the Apple Watch. It’s, of course, much more than a timepiece — it’s a fitness tracker with an accelerometer and heart rate monitor to follow your workout. It offers a bevy of apps as well as the ability to receive calls when linked to an iPhone.
Enterprises that want to launch big data initiatives — or even more ambitiously, seek to create an “analytics culture” — invariably should answer a handful of critical questions before spending money and allocating resources: What’s the business case for analytics? Which big data tools should we use?
Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of technology for migrating, managing and monetizing large-scale media content. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Oracle said late Sunday that it expects the transaction to be closed this year. Front Porch Digital will continue to operate as an independent company until then.
Internet traffic routing errors made by U.S. operators Sprint and Windstream on the same day last week underscore a long-known Internet weakness, posing both security and reliability issues. Both of the errors involved Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), an aging but crucial protocol that is used by networking equipment to route traffic between different providers. Traffic routes are “announced” using BGP, and the changes are then taken up by routers around the world.
Looking for more success stories to add to its portfolio, Google has assembled a starter package to help startup businesses ramp up operations with free Google Cloud Platform services. Startups that qualify will get a $100,000 credit for Google Cloud Platform services, along with around-the-clock support and access to the company’s technical solutions team.
When HP announced it was purchasing Eucalyptus Systems, t