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Ubuntu Phone Coming to the Developing World

By MollyJust Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, revealed his plan to release a version of Ubuntu software for smartphones. Shuttleworth aims to target developing countries and believes Ubuntu will have an easy transition into these markets due to the software’s brand recognition in these countries. Ubuntu’s potential in markets like China and India is difficult to discern. While Mr. Shuttleworth’s claim that 30% of Chinese PC’s are shipped with the Ubuntu software is factually accurate, the Ubuntu software on these computers is often quickly replaced by pirated copies of Microsoft Windows. In addition to Ubuntu’s questionable brand recognition, smartphone competition in developing countries is predicted to grow quickly over the next two years. Intel just announced two days ago that the company would releasing a smartphone chip aimed at the same markets Shu... (more)

HP Enterprise Services Launches New Cloud-Based Analytics as a Service

HP has announced new cloud-based analytics as a service built on HP's HAVEn Big Data analytics platform, helping clients solve business problems and create new revenue opportunities. By leveraging HP HAVEn, clients can more effectively analyze and derive value from their information, such as increase sales with targeted client offerings, improve supply chain performance, detect fraud or discover security risks. HP Enterprise Services delivers end-to-end Big Data and Analytics solutions to make information actionable for clients in key domains and industries. Solutions include: Customer Intelligence, Supply Chain and Operations, and Sensor Data Analytics in industries such as Communications Media and Entertainment, Consumer Goods, Retail, Travel and Transportation, and Public Sector. HP HAVEn enables organizations to create next-generation applications and solutio... (more)

Naughty America Gives You Reason to Use Facebook Again

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/26/12 -- Do you wish that you could still sleep with your ex-girlfriends? Does your husband watch porn and do you want him to fantasize about you instead? Are you a celebrity that is tired of people stalking you? Or, are you simply bored and fantasizing about the girl next to you right now? Adult entertainment giant Naughty America understands your needs and has created a tool, based on facial recognition, to help you find your fantasy. Using just one face image, you can scan the entire Naughty America library of nearly 5,000 porn videos and 2,000 porn stars. Send your face image to [email protected], or to submit it to, and discover the amazing look-a-like porn star matches of wives, ex-girlfriends, celebrities or anyone else. The mobile version of Naughty America Face Match also gives you the ... (more)

Quick, Darl, Duck. Rotten Tomatoes at 12 O'Clock

SCO CEO Darl McBride claims that the discovery that IBM has turned over so far - the stuff that nobody outside the two companies has seen yet - is proving out SCO's contention that IBM played fast and loose with SCO code, which makes him wonder about the caliber of the smoking gun IBM's hiding in the discovery it's trying to keep from SCO. That being said, we assume he's taking his bodyguard with him to SCO Forum in Las Vegas next week. ... (more)

SOA World Expo: Virtualization-in-a-Box?

Earlier this month I attended the IBM Impact conference in Las Vegas.  The core theme of Impact was "Smart SOA" and how cloud computing comes together in the enterprise, with the emphasis on private clouds.  The core notion of private clouds for IBM is really about extending their experience in virtualization, which is vast, into the more modern world of cloud computing.  They hope to sell some hardware and software in the process.  IBM considers private clouds strategic to its platforms.  The movement to private clouds plays right into its hands.  Recently they are announced a new software appliance called IBM WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance which is "A secure appliance that provides speed and repeatability for deploying WebSphere environments into a private cloud."   Or, we can call it virtualization-in-a-box, to be more accurate. IBM and many others define private... (more)

Today's Networks Not Yet Ready for Enterprise Cloud

Enterprise networks are not ready for broad enterprise cloud IT services a la Nicholas Carr. As network and IT practitioners gathered in Las Vegas (Interop) and tech thought leaders conveyed on San Diego (Future in Review) the week of May 18th, there was more than a weave of flights running between them related to the timing and impact of cloud computing on the enterprise IT industry. It was clear from a multitude of thought leaders, vendors and data center professionals that today’s networks are not ready for the deployment of many forms of cloud computing, especially the multi-site enterprise (or private) cloud. This is both an opportunity and risk for investors and companies who could prosper or suffer through the coming transformation of IT. In between two panels I caught plenty of hallway conversations about the potential victors of ITs coming transformation; ... (more)

Technosummits' Highlights Innovation in Digital Convergence Summit London 25 November 2009

LONDON – September 3, 2009 – Technosummits, the business technology events organisation recently announced that “Promoting growth and innovation in a converged world” is the theme for Digital Convergence Summit 2009 to be held at The Courthouse Hotel London on Wednesday, November 25, 2009. The Digital Convergence summit is the premier event in the telecoms, media, entertainment, and technology sector looking into some business opportunities presented by the coming together of the separate worlds of audio, video, data and voice communication services. This summit will explore current and emerging technologies that are blurring different sectors including telecoms and digital media. It will explore and discuss issues on converged services and devices to address the needs and challenges of a convergent world. Key discussion points will also include Triple play, TV-Int... (more)

Survey: U.S. Drivers Say Texting While Driving Should be Banned; Voice Technology Seen as Safer

The vast majority of U.S. drivers believes handheld texting while driving is very dangerous and should be banned nationwide, according to a new national survey released today The survey showed that 86 percent of U.S. drivers believe handheld texting while driving is "very dangerous" and 93 percent support a nationwide ban on texting. At the same time, only 42 percent of respondents believe drivers would stop texting behind the wheel if the practice was banned. However, more than 75 percent believe there would be more compliance if hands-free or voice-activated technologies were widely available. The online survey was conducted September 18-21 by Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates on behalf of the Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F). Ford commissioned the survey as part of its efforts to understand driver perceptions related to distracted driving. Ford last week endorsed a ... (more)

Social Media Simulation and Training Environments by an Internet Media Coach

New Media on Ulitzer All well-known systems engineering methodologies and enterprise system development programs leverage testing environments. Testing environments can be built and operated for very different purposes, ranging from prototyping and simulation, to pre-production load testing and usability or “Section 508 Accessibility” checks. Specialized SOA testing frameworks are sometimes required, for difficult infrastructure integration challenges. Most major systems that get deployed to large numbers of users also feature a training environment. This working copy of the “real” or “production” environment affords the user and company a lot of protection against mistakes, mis-operation of system functions, and basically allows you to test-drive a system, but reset and try again if something doesn’t work right or mistakes are made. Play around, learn and mess up ... (more)

Kaazing Appoints Wall St Technology Expert as Director of Technology

Kaazing Corporation, a web infrastructure software company that enables customers to deliver fully interactive web applications with real-time information, today announced the appointment of Frank Greco, as its Director of Technology for the Americas. Mr. Greco will be responsible for understanding customer technology requirements, leveraging his experience as an architect for large-scale enterprise applications deployed by financial services firms. "I'm excited to join Kaazing, a company that is creating innovative solutions that enable customers to deliver network-intensive, high-performance web applications containing real-time information," said Greco. "HTTP has served us well for over 15 years, but it's now time for the next wave of on-demand web applications using the latest W3C and IETF standards. The market timing for Kaazing's solutions is absolutely perfe... (more)