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The Premier Platform for Building Data-Rich Apps

Broad Workload Coverage<p>Run today & tomorrow’s applications including traditional J2EE, containers, analytics & ML.<p>Application-aware …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Beware The Robots, Says Hawking

British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned of the apocalyptic threat artificial intelligence (AI) poses to people, echoing concerns raised by American entrepreneur Elon Musk earlier in the year.<p>“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Professor …

This 3D printer is also a scanner and laser engraver

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: FLUX<p>It’s a pretty awesome time to be a maker. There are desktop CNC machines, circuit printers, laser cutters and 3D …

New Docker release helps users avoid the Poodle bug

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Greg Westall/Flickr<p>If you already loaded up Docker 1.3, which came out a few weeks ago, Docker wants you to update to …

Just how big is Amazon Web Services’ lead? It depends on whom you ask

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Mot the barber<p>It’s uncontested that Amazon’s cloud is by far the biggest. Details beyond that, however, are mighty …

Solving the Mobile Money Problem in the Philippines

<i>Luis Buenaventura is Head of Product at Satoshi Citadel Industries, a Bitcoin startup operating out of the Philippines.</i><p>It’s a little known fact that mobile money was effectively invented in the Philippines by Smart Communications. Its Smart Money solution, launched in 2001, predates the successful …

HP's 3D Print Breakthrough Could Push Rivals 'Out of Business'

After years of tinkering in the labs, Hewlett-Packard finally is making a big bet on 3D printing. Although HP is targeting a crowded market, the company’s inkjet technology — announced today — looks so revolutionary to analyst Terry Wohlers that he predicts “it could even put some other companies …

Hewlett-Packard's 3-D Printer Is Essentially a Replicator

The computing and printing giant wants nothing less than to transform industrial manufacturing.<p>When the computing and printing giant Hewlett-Packard announced its plans to enter the nascent market for 3-D printing earlier this week, it set the stakes by saying its technology could trigger a “new …

Why EMC thinks it’s ready to power the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Despite major shakeups among its large IT-vendor peers over the past few years, storage giant EMC maintains that it’s more …

7 Ways to Refine Your App's User Experience

Nothing will sink your app faster than terrible user experience. But in the rush to develop and launch (and build plenty of ‘cool’ features), many teams overlook the most important person in the entire process: the user.<p>Curious about some quick and easy techniques for refining user experience, I …

Mark Zuckerberg Just Revealed His Grand Vision For The Next 10 Years Of Facebook

The theme of the earnings call was Facebook's future and how the company can use its success to invest in long-term goals that will make it an even stronger company over the next decade.<p>Facebook's CFO, Dave Wehner, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg both said that next year Facebook would be making a series …

The Challenges of Marketing a High-Priced Product

<i>Firas Kittaneh is the CEO of One Mall Group.</i><p>Businesses make a killing selling products that rarely cost more than a hundred dollars. Take Warby Parker and H&M, for instance. It’s hard not to smile at the prices; it’s easy to swipe your credit card too.<p>For companies that offer single items worth …

Everything You Need To Know About Building Your Email List

<i>This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>In both his election campaigns, President Obama’s team relied heavily on email marketing to raise funds. In 2012 for instance, email fundraising was responsible for nearly $690 million in donations.<p>To raise this kind of money through email …

How Technology Is Transforming Microfinance

<i>Vikas Lalwani is a member of the marketing team at FusionCharts, a startup providing JavaScript charts to 23,000+ customers. He also volunteers as community manager at Zidisha,</i><p>Microfinance, in simplest words, can be defined as providing small loans to people in need. It is already a $70 billion …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

10 Things That Make an Addictive Mobile App

<i>Gal Shvebish is the VP Products at MOBurst, a global mobile marketing agency helping first tier startups and brands grow their mobile business.</i><p>Let’s be honest – we are all, to an extent, addicted to mobile device. The smartphone is one of those conveniences of modern life we’ve gotten accustomed to …

Where the data science jobs are, by sector and by state

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Tashatuvango/Shutterstock<p>Most companies hiring data scientists are in California, Washington and New York. But would …

Microsoft makes its cloud data move

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: belekekin / Thinkstock<p>It’s taken Microsoft quite a while to get traction in the cloud, and even longer for it to get …

EMC swallows up a trio of cloud firms

EMC is looking to become a triple threat to cloud rivals after snapping up a troika of cloud start-ups.<p>The storage firm has bought The Cloudscaling …

IBM ditches chipmaking business, looks to cloud as Q3 numbers get slammed

<i>Picture credit: "Sticky IBM", by "ChrisDag", used under CC BY / Modified from original</i><p><b>Analysis</b> If Google is struggling with its numbers, then there …

EMC beefs up its stake in VCE, buys out majority of Cisco’s share

<i>Picture credit: iStockPhoto</i><p>EMC has announced it is to merge data centre biz VCE into its main organisation, buying out all but 10% of Cisco’s stake …

AWS launches Frankfurt data centres, expands in European market

<i>Picture credit: "The Crunchies 2008 Awards", by "Nandor Fejer", used under CC BY / Modified from original</i><p>Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened up a …

Cloud underpins majority of tech trends for 2015, Gartner analysts find

<i>Picture credit: "Clouds - Summer 2014" by "Pam Broviak", used under CC BY / Modified from original</i><p>Cloud computing is one of the 10 strategic …

Cloud computing in 2020: Looking into that crystal ball

<i>Picture credit: iStockPhoto</i><p>Recently, @thedodgeretort of Enterprise CIO Forum held a Twitter chat about what cloud computing in 2020 will look like. I …

Salesforce opens UK datacentre, two more planned for 2015

Salesforce has opened its first EU datacentre in the UK<p>Salesforce has opened its first European datacentre in UK this week, the first of three the …

IT managers still struggle to control data security in the cloud, research finds

IT professionals need to establish better application and data governance practices, research suggests<p>A study including feedback from over 1,800 IT …