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In October, I wrote a piece that explained why I like netbooks. It listed a set of criteria that says if something is a netbook or not. Yes, it's my opinion. But someone has to start this conversation. There have been some ridiculous ideas of what netbooks are and aren't. According to Steve Jobs, an iPhone is netbook. Heh. He's making a joke. It's funny. I have an iPhone and I like it -- but I have a netbook too. Anyway, without further ado, here's my list of what makes a netbook a netbook. 1. Small size. 2. Low price. 3. Battery life of 4+ hours. Battery can be replaced by user. 4. Atom processor. 5. Rugged. 6. Built-in wifi, 3 USB ports, SD card reader. Ethernet, SVGA, webcam, audio in and out. 7. Runs any software I want (no platform vendor to decide what's appropriate). 8. Competition (users have choice and can switch vendors at any time). 9. Windows XP. All these thi... (more)

The Slot Survivor World Series Has Begun

Toronto, Canada, August 22, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Gamers all over the world joined in the kick-off of the first Slot Survivor World Series this past week at Casino La Vida. Week One of the series began on 20 August and is still underway, with another two weeks to go before the tournament’s epic two week final. Gamers all over the world have opted in to this the biggest ever Slot Survivor, according to Casino La Vida promotions manager Victoria Lamonte, who said that the tournament is going “very smoothly” so far. One of the biggest draw cards has to be the fabulous prizes on offer this year. Players who emerge victorious from this round can receive fabulous prizes for their efforts, as well as immediately qualify for the final. These prizes include an Apple iPhone 4S 32GB for the top-scoring player, an Apple iPod Touch for the second-highest scoring player and a LG BD670 Sm... (more)

44 per cent of UK iPhone users want the new Apple iPhone 5 says new poll

But only 5 per cent of Samsung Galaxy users want to switch 44 per cent of existing UK iPhone users say they want the new Apple iPhone 5 according to a consumer survey conducted immediately after news of the product was released last night (12.09.12). And 20 per cent of all smartphone users in the sample said they wanted to upgrade to the new iPhone without needing any further information about the product. But users of the iPhone's main competitor, the Samsung Galaxy, are mostly staying loyal, with only 5 per cent saying they want to switch to the iPhone 5 in the online poll of 1000 UK adults conducted by rapid online survey company, Usurv (www.usurv.com). According to the research, the most popular feature on the iPhone 5 is likely to be its larger screen, highlighted as the most appealing by 19 per cent of respondents. The higher speed Internet access, making use o... (more)

Verizon ‘Edge’ Gives Customers Early Upgrades on Mobile Phones

Verizon has echoed the new pricing models of rivals T-Mobile and AT&T with its very own, called Edge. The plan will offer customers more frequent upgrades, and also ease the cost of smartphone subsidies on Verizon’s balance sheet. Verizon says the Edge device payment plan spreads the retail price of a smartphone over 24 months, and allows customers to upgrade their phone after just six months, if they’ve paid 50% of the retail price of the phone. The 24-month payment period then begins again. The program works with all of Verizon’s available smartphones, including the iPhone, and becomes available to its Share Everything customers on August 25. Shares of Verizon were down 1.7% to $49.87 on Thursday afternoon in New York. On a conference call Thursday Verizon’s chief financial officer Fran Shammo described Edge as “yet another choice” for Verizon customers, though he... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

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)

Download CRYSTAL DEFENDERS VANGUARD STORM Today

All-New iPhone/iPod touch Game Now Available Via App Store LOS ANGELES, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix(R) interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that their latest iPhone/iPod touch game, CRYSTAL DEFENDERS(TM) VANGUARD STORM(TM), is now available for download in 77 countries worldwide via App Store(R). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030403/SQUARELOGO) The second original title in the CRYSTAL DEFENDERS series, VANGUARD STORM marks the return of exciting handheld "defensive simulation" to the iPhone/iPod touch. To protect their armies' crystals from the ever-advancing monster hordes, players must master the simple, yet innovative new control system made possible by the iPhone/iPod touch's hands-on interface. About CRYSTAL DEFENDERS VANGUARD STORM Platform iPhone/iPod touch Genre De... (more)

BridgeCo Selects Mocana to Secure "App" Delivery and Protect Software Updates for New Net-Connected Home Entertainment Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/19/09 -- BridgeCo and Mocana today announced a technology partnership to protect the next generation of digital music players and networked home entertainment systems. BridgeCo has selected Mocana to secure "app" delivery and software updates for their popular "JukeBlox" platform, on which many well-known consumer brands of digital music players are based. Mocana's NanoSSL(TM) software, embedded within the BridgeCo "JukeBlox" platform protects JukeBlox-based consumer electronics and music players from viruses, malware and trojans by authenticating the sources of software updates and guaranteeing the integrity of the new code delivered. BridgeCo's extensive experience in audio streaming and networked home entertainment systems makes the JukeBlox platform a proven, mature, and flexible foundation that many well-known consumer ele... (more)

Research and Markets: Mobile Widgets Market: Current and Future Trends, Key Drivers, Players, Issues and Recommendations

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6b3782/mobile_widgets_mar) has announced the addition of the "Mobile Widgets Market: Current and Future Trends, Key Drivers, Players, Issues and Recommendations" report to their offering. In this short analysis, JBB Research predicts a rapid increase in mobile widget development, distribution and adoption. "The State of the Mobile Widgets Market: Current and Future Trends, Key Drivers, Players, Issues and Recommendations" forecasts increasingly quick adoption of mobile widgets. If you consider, for example that most of the 65,000 mobile applications (Vs 20,000 apps on Nokia's Ovi store, 5,000 apps on Android store, 4,000+ apps on China Mobile's mobile app store, 2,000 apps on RIM's mobile app store) available on the Apple's mobile app store are mobile widgets or web-based mobile apps, you get a sens... (more)

Applebee's to Open Milestone Restaurant in Harlem, New York

LENEXA, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/09 -- Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar is celebrating the opening of its 2000th restaurant today, the first casual dining concept in the world to reach this milestone event. Harlem, New York's famed 125th Street, a neighborhood with a vibrant cultural and artistic history, will be home to the 2000th restaurant. "Applebee's has a strong commitment to supporting the neighborhoods we serve," said Mike Archer, president of Applebee's Services, Inc. "We're excited to get to know the 125th Street neighborhood in Harlem, with its rich history and close-knit community." A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m., Dec. 14, at the restaurant at One West 125th Street in Harlem. Grand opening festivities included a VIP party to benefit the Harlem Week Scholarship Fund/Grant program, which provides funds for deserving students to ... (more)

Conestoga Valley Tops List of Five Pennsylvania K-12 School Districts Employing Next-Generation Web Lockers Technology

LANCASTER, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/25/10 -- As Pennsylvania schools begin to embrace new one-to-one computing initiatives, students and teachers are gaining valuable technology experience through the use of next-generation Web "lockers" that are simplifying the way they access and store electronic files. Conestoga Valley School District, based in Lancaster, Penn., tops the list of five districts in the state that are now employing School Web Lockers, a "cloud-based" computing service that combines Web-based storage, backup, collaboration and file sharing in a single system specifically designed for K-12 education. The idea behind the technology is that students can create work on one computer, and then stash files in their personal, password-protected Web locker for completion later -- either on the same computer, or on another one at home or elsewhere. According... (more)

Apple Rush Co., Inc. Targets the $70.2 Billion Organic Food Market

GLENVIEW, Ill., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple Rush Co., Inc. (Pink Sheets: APRU) is pleased to announce that the Company has gained momentum in its plan to market and sell its product line to the $70.2 Billion organic food market after meetings with the Company's key Midwest distributors at the Family Farmed EXPO. The Family Farmed EXPO was held this past weekend at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Through its distribution network, Apple Rush has plans to increase its market share in the $70.2 billion global organic food market, according to Just-Food. The Family Farmed EXPO was a three day gathering that had approximately 3-5 thousand attendees and over 120 exhibitors. Apple Rush Co., Inc. was able to showcase its all natural organic juices, as well as, sponsor several events throughout the weekend of festivities, lectures and workshops. The gro... (more)

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Despite being the market leader, we recognized the need to transform and reinvent our business at Dynatrace, before someone else disrupted the market. Over the course of three years, we changed everything - our technology, our culture and our brand image. In this session we'll discuss how we navigated through our own innovator's dilemma, and share takeaways from our experience that you can apply to your own organization.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Nutanix has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO New York, which will take place November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform blends web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge server, storage, virtualization and networking into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence.
Nutanix has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO New York, which will take place November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform blends web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge server, storage, virtualization and networking into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence.
Concerns about security, downtime and latency, budgets, and general unfamiliarity with cloud technologies continue to create hesitation for many organizations that truly need to be developing a cloud strategy. Hybrid cloud solutions are helping to elevate those concerns by enabling the combination or orchestration of two or more platforms, including on-premise infrastructure, private clouds and/or third-party, public cloud services. This gives organizations more comfort to begin their digital transformation without a complete overhaul of their existing infrastructure - serving as a sort of "missing link" for transition to cloud utilization.
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve full cloud literacy in the enterprise world.