Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Amazon gets to the bottom of private brand sales

Amazon gets to the bottom of private brand sales

Amazon Elements Amazon has taken one more giant leap in its ongoing quest to redefine the retail world. This time it has gone into private labels. It was announced last week that it would start selling diapers and baby wipes under its own Amazon Elements name. These baby products are likely just the first of…

Cisco Sues Arista Networks for Infringing a Dozen Patents

Cisco Sues Arista Networks for Infringing a Dozen Patents

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) , a maker of computer-connecting technologies, sued Arista Networks Inc. (ANET) for allegedly infringing a dozen of its patents, claiming the cloud computing company’s top executives who formerly worked for Cisco took “improper shortcuts” in developing the company’s products. Read the source article at Bloomberg  

What Psy Did To YouTube

What Psy Did To YouTube

What Psy Did To YouTube South Korean singing superstar Psy broke YouTube. He didn’t mean to, but views of his 2012 hit Gangnam Style this week exceeded the capabilities of YouTube’s view counters, and this has necessitated the rewriting of the hit counter code from 32-bit to 64-bit. What this means in straightforward terms is…

The Internet of Things, 2015 and Beyond

The Internet of Things, 2015 and Beyond

Internet of Things 2015 According to IDC, the upcoming year is going to be a busy one for the Internet of Things, in many cases filling and stretching the systems that have just started delivering its varied services to industry and consumers alike. Presenting at their recent IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Internet of Things 2015 Predictions…

Does Proprietary Data Hinder Research?

Does Proprietary Data Hinder Research?

Does Proprietary Data Hinder Research? A widely-discussed article at Newsweek about the ‘data problem in medicine’ sheds light on the fact that doctors don’t have access to data about the very medicines the prescribe. In fact, of all clinical trials, as many as half are never published, leaving doctors in the dark and patients at…

Google’s ReCaptcha System Introduces Hard-To-Read Text From Newspapers

Google’s ReCaptcha System Introduces Hard-To-Read Text From Newspapers

Google’s ReCaptcha system introduces hard-to-read text from newspapers, books and other old sources such as maps. It presents two words – one the computer recognises and one that it doesn’t. That second word would have been scanned but rendered illegible and, so, the repeated deciphering of it by different users Read the source article at BBC

Choosing A Cloud App? Look For a JSON-based API

Choosing A Cloud App? Look For a JSON-based API

Look for a JSON-based API If your company isn’t already using a cloud-based business application, there’s a very good chance that they will be in the next year or so. What makes me so sure? IDC reports that cloud-based application revenues will reach $67.3 billion by 2016 Cisco’s Global Cloud Index reports that global cloud traffic…