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VMware’s new cloud service will run on AWS

It’s been an open secret that Amazon’s AWS division and VMware were going to announce a partnership at a press conference in San Francisco later today. Thanks to VMware mistakenly posting its announcement early, we didn’t have to wait for the afternoon to know what the two companies will …

Cloud Computing

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen explains how AI will change the world

Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning are enabling computers to understand the world and respond intelligently to it. Google is already embracing these technologies for Android, but they’re poised to have bigger implications, touching everything from drones to medical …

Artificial Intelligence

MySQL founder tries a new software licensing model

When it comes to open-source licenses, developers have their fair share of choices (GPL, BSD, MIT, Apache, etc.), all of them with their own pros and cons. The same goes for commercial licenses. MySQL founder Michael “Monty” Widenius and his co-founder David Axmark, however, came up with a …

MySQL

Dashlane, Google launch ‘OpenYOLO,’ an API-based password project for Android apps

Password management is one of the key defenses — or key weaknesses — when it comes to protecting your data and identity online, and today Dashlane — the digital wallet and password manager startup — announced that it has teamed up with Google to develop another route to trying to fix that. The two …

Apps

Latest data from the Valley's oldest VC firm shows one big flaw in the hype around the cloud

One of the biggest trends in the tech industry has been the rise of the "cloud," or services delivered over the web.<p>But the latest data from Bessemer …

Meg Whitman: We just signed a big deal to help Microsoft sell its Amazon-killer cloud

HPE is going to partner with Microsoft to sell Microsoft's cloud, Azure, HPE CEO Meg Whitman told analysts on the quarterly conference call on Tuesday.<p>She said that HP "reached an agreement with Microsoft" in which HP will sell Microsoft Azure as its "preferred cloud alternative." In exchange, HP …

Op-ed: (How) did they break Diffie-Hellman?

Relax—it's not true that researchers have broken the Diffie-Hellman key exchange protocol.<p>Martijn Grooten is a mathematician-turned-security …

AWS Launches Beta of AWS IoT Cloud Services for Connected Devices

Stuart Parkerson<p>Featured Apps<p>GPS Mobile Tracking<p>Want to see your app here? Contact us<p>IoT<p>AWS Launches Beta of AWS IoT Cloud Services for Connected …

Cloud Computing

Oracle finally launches Elastic Compute Cloud, 9 years after Amazon debuted EC2

Oracle today announced a slew of new cloud services at its OpenWorld event in San Francisco today, including the Oracle Elastic Compute Cloud. The launch comes nine years after Amazon humbly launched EC2, which has become a standard in cloud infrastructure.<p>Oracle executives have previously talked …

Breaking 512-bit RSA with Amazon EC2 is a cinch. So why all the weak keys?

"Factorization as a service" in Amazon cloud is so easy novices can do it.<p>The cost and time required to break 512-bit RSA encryption keys has …

With goal of universal HTTPS, Let’s Encrypt reaches important milestone

Free service backed by EFF is now trusted by all major browsers.<p>A nonprofit effort aimed at encrypting the entire Web has reached an important …

Coding Academies Are Nonsense

Coding as a profession has recently catapulted from the dark rooms of nerdom into the shining light of mainstream appeal, and few people are better off for it. In 20+ years of professional coding, I’ve never seen someone go from novice to full-fledged programmer in a matter of weeks, yet that seems …

Amazon EC2 2015 Benchmark: Testing Speeds Between AWS EC2 and S3 Regions

<i>This article was originally published on the Takipi blog by Alex Zhitnitsky, and with their kind permission, we’re sharing it here for Codeship</i> …

The biggest tech deal of all time won't stop Amazon — but will hurt startups

This combined company will be a force in the $2 trillion market that sells technology to businesses.<p>Unfortunately, businesses are sick of buying technology and installing it themselves, says one of VMware's earliest employees, Steve Herrod, who is now a VC at General Catalyst Partners.<p>That's why A …

Google wins appeal in book-scanning copyright lawsuit

Google has won an appeal in what is now a decade-long legal dispute over whether the company violated copyright law when it scanned millions of books into its online database.<p>The original lawsuit was brought against Google by the Authors Guild in 2005 and claimed that Google had violated copyright …

Red Hat today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ansible, Inc., a provider of powerful IT automation solutions designed to help enterprises move toward frictionless IT.

RALEIGH, N.C. — October 16, 2015 —<p>Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has …

Red Hat

Containers, clouds and code: How Yelp built a hybrid cloud using Mesos and Docker

By late 2013, Yelp Director of Operations Sam Eaton realized the company had an infrastructure problem. Scaling the site across its own datacenters …

Microsoft Azure CTO: Machine Learning Can Be Killer Cloud App

Azure CTO Mark Russinovich tells us why machine learning and big data can push the cloud industry further than ever before

Amazon upgrades container services to keep up with Google, Docker

Amazon created its ECS (EC2 Container Service) system for launching Docker containers directly in EC2 for two reasons. First, to bring a new feature …

Cloud Computing

Dell could spend $40 billion to merge with EMC and take over VMware

EMC, a $52 billion IT company that's best known for its data center storage products, has a controlling stake in cloud computing software vendor VMware, a $34 billion publicly-traded company in its own right.<p>Dell would take over EMC's controlling stake in this deal, the report says.<p>Under this deal, …

Amazon is 'old' tech's worst enemy

Amazon cloud execs can sometimes seem a tad sanctimonious when they talk about how their business goals completely align with the greater customer …