Archives for August, 2013

Fusion-io adds new features to diversify into the enterprise

Summary: Fusion-io is taking steps to appeal to enterprises with virtualized servers. This should help the company expand its customer base. Right now, its top 10 customers account for $4 out of every $5 it makes. photo: Fusion-io Fusion-io knows it needs to expand its business further beyond its webscale customer base if ...

If PRISM doesn’t freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

Summary: Caspar Bowden warned Parliament that governmental snooping should make companies think twice before going to cloud. photo: Flickr / mnsc The PRISM data collection controversy should give businesses pause about adopting cloud computing, a data privacy expert told the U.K.’s House of Commons on Friday. During a debate, Caspar Bowden, an independent data ...

Which Messaging App Is Right for You?

Smartphone messaging apps are all the rage these days. But for some people they’re a mystery. Why would you use a messaging app when your phone’s SMS text messaging function is fine enough for photos and text, or if you use iMessage on the iPhone? The point of these new smartphone ...

Facebook’s New Android Beta Program Could Help Spruce Up Home

After Facebook launched its version of an Android-based mobile OS earlier this year, the initial reaction was lukewarm at best. Even now, the app has more than 10,000 one-star reviews on Google Play; more people hate the app than love it. Fortunately for Facebook, a new program could help make ...

Mozilla and partners launch first Firefox OSsmartphone

Up until now Firefox OS devices have only been available to developers and in limited quantities. But starting tomorrow people in Spain will be able to get the ZTE Open through Telefónica, for just for 69 euros (about $90) or 2.38 euros ($3.10) per month on a two-year contract. This ...

Google to sell more mobile ads this year than all otherscombined

A new report from research firm eMarketer indicates that Google is on pace to sell more mobile ads this year than all of its competitors combined – for the second time in a row. That amounts to roughly $8.8 billion in revenue which represents a 92 percent increase from 2012. For ...

How to maximise audience engagement with YouTube’s new One Channel design

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sophia Scleparis, Head of Audience Development (interim) at Rightster. Rightster manages and operates a major digital distribution, marketing and monetization network that connects global media rights owners, publishers and marketers. A fundamental shift is occurring in the way consumers find and engage with content on YouTube, with ...

White House Steps Up Defense of Surveillance Programs (Video)

President Obama doesn’t think the privacy of American citizens has been violated by recently disclosed surveillance efforts carried out by the National Security Agency and other government entities and will make his case more directly on the subject in the coming days. That’s the word from White House Chief of ...