Nico Alcoseba

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Why Cloud Computing Is Accelerating In The Enterprise

Translating time into dollars matters far more to many CEOs I’ve spoken with versus what platform their applications are running on.<p>What matters most is getting all they can out of every hour their business is operating. They are all focused on getting beyond the constraints that held their growth …

I Just Wore Google's Glasses For 2 Weeks And I'm Never Taking Them Off

This week I gave five speeches while wearing it.<p>I passed through airports four times (two more in a couple of hours).<p>I let hundreds of people try my Google Glass.<p>I have barely taken it off since getting it other than to sleep.<p>Here's my review after having Google Glass for two weeks:<p>1. I will never …

'Wintel' on the wane: Intel goes Google

The fact that Microsoft and Intel no longer rule the personal computing world isn't news. But what happens next is.<p>I'll start with a flashback from the early '90s. I remember attending the launch of Windows 3.1 when I lived in Japan. Kazuhiko Nishi, former friend and business partner of Bill Gates, …

Bill Gates

iTunes is 10 years old today. Was it the best idea Apple ever had?

Steve Jobs put a new slide up on the huge screen. "We started about a year and a half ago to create a music store," the Apple chief executive told …

Amazon Creeping Up On Google and Apple in Key Markets

The Apps market is the unsung hero of Apple and Google‘s platform and ecosystem businesses. Apple brings in at least $20 billion in revenue from its App Store and iTunes, and the figure is likely to be closer to $23 billion.<p>Google is thought to draw in about a quarter of Apple apps revenues, and is …

Samsung Galaxy S4 shootout versus HTC One, iPhone 5

Samsung has absolutely <i>stuffed</i> its Galaxy S4's 13-megapixel camera with settings and modes, but none of that matters if the phone's image quality can't stand up to the hype.<p>And so, here is a smartphone shootout between the Galaxy S4's top Android rival, the HTC One, and another beacon of smartphone …

Phones

Amazon doesn’t reveal what it makes on cloud computing, but here’s the number, anyway

Amazon is famously reticent about sales figures, dribbling out clues without revealing actual numbers. But it appears the company has left enough hints to, finally, discern how much revenue it makes on its cloud computing business, known as Amazon Web Services, which provides the backbone for a …

The Lunacy of Our Internet Access, and How Google Could Provide Shock Therapy

Imagine you are the world’s largest operator of shopping malls, and shoppers can only get to your malls via the equivalent of dirt paths and country roads. What’s more, those meager routes are all controlled by an oligopoly of private, toll-road operators that focus on their profitability, not on …

This Is The Eurozone's Growth Plan, And It's Pathetic

Earlier today, Jeroen Dijsselbloem (the Eurogroup chief that was making numerous headlines after Cyprus for saying that the bail-in would be a blueprint of future crises) tweeted the following.<p>It's hard to express how pathetic this is.<p>First, fiscal consolidation is another way of saying …

Nice to see you, EU

EUROPE was the main destination last year for Chinese overseas direct investment (ODI). According to a new report by A CAPITAL, an investment fund, …

The Most Notable Thing About The Global Economy Is How Well It's Doing

I realise that us in Europe and North America are sunk in gloom about the fact that real incomes have declined a few percent in recent years. We’re almost back to the living standards of 2004 which, as all will recall, was a desperate and poverty stricken time. It certainly was for some of us, I …

Broadband internet arrives in California's Gold Country through white spaces deployment

While select outfits race to make satellite broadband an acceptable solution for those who need ping times south of three digits, there's another game in town looking to quietly revolutionize rural access. As LTE slowly rolls out to major metropolitan areas in the United States, vacated spectrum is …

The Tech That Helped Take Down Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev

The second suspect in the brutal Boston Marathon bombings has been apprehended, after five days of uncertainty and fear. And while all credit for …

Boston Marathon Bombing

Facebook reportedly the mystery mover behind 'Project Catapult'

Facebook seems to be behind what one ubertechie blog calls "one of the longest-running mysteries in the data center industry."<p>The company is reportedly looking at building a $1.5 billion data facility in Altoona, Iowa -- an effort previously referred to by state and local officials as the rather …

North Carolina

Google On Earnings: Our Future Lies in Hardware Too

Google’s earnings have provoked mixed reactions in the major news media - Google’s core search business is under threat, said the New York Times, blow-out sales increase CNET told its readers – but one inescapable conclusion is that times are tougher when users switch from desktop to …

Samsung testing out mind-controlled Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Researchers from Samsung’s Emerging Technology Lab are working together with the University of Texas, Dallas, to develop mobile devices that can be …