Facebook’s Open Compute Project started back in April 2011 and the social media giant actively supports the Open Compute project. The aim of the initiative is to improve the capacity, energy and cost of data centers worldwide, following the example of the open source software movement.

Because of the Facebook’s [...]

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If you think Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine is satisfied with being the 2nd most used search engine, and has already given up the fight, you are very wrong. In fact, Microsoft is currently offering something unique, something that Google can’t offer right now: a more extensive use of Facebook content, which [...]

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The future is mobile and Facebook is doing everything not to miss the boat in the triumph of tablets and smartphones. First the company introduced Facebook Home and later they introduced Facebook Phone. Last week, for example, Facebook had introduced hashtags to facilitate the search of themes and messages.

Now, Facebook [...]

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A recent report by UK publication The Guardian has revealed that the National Security Agency has a top secret program called PRISM, which gives them unbridled access to the systems of Facebook, Google, Apple, and other Internet giants from the US. The Guardian managed to verify the authenticity of the document, which [...]

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First came the changes for the desktop. After just a few days, Google+ rolled out the changes for the mobile web. In its official page, the social networking site announced that posts are now easier to read as they are shown as a stream of cards. With this new change, posts are [...]

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Being the operating system of most smartphones, Android is now the target of malwares. Kaspersky Lab stated that almost all the mobile malware discovered during Q1 of this year are designed to target Android phones. According to Mashable, the most [...]

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In a recent development, Apple’s Eddy Cue and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer were reported to have met to discuss more ways for Yahoo to be deeply integrated with iPad and Iphone software. Although the meeting was private, it is clear that Mayer intends to weave Yahoo into various mobile devices as her strategy. [...]

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Revenues from digital advertising reached a new record high. In the yearly Internet Advertising Revenue Report prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the Interactive Advertising Bureau, Q4 digital advertising revenues reached $10 billion, an increase of almost 15% from 2011 figures. Total revenues for 2012 were $31.6 billion in the United States [...]

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Facebook seems to have two different timeline layouts now. My professional FB account has all the updates on the right and the basic info on the left. My personal account still uses the very controversial two column timeline. I am not sure what exactly is going on but I am sure that [...]

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With just a little over a year into mobile advertising, Facebook is expected to at least corner 30% of the mobile display market this 2013. According to eMarketer, a market research organization, the social networking site can earn about $1 [...]

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Shares of stock of EMC and VMware went up after unveiling Pivotal Initiative at a recent investors’ forum. The big data project aims to help companies find better ways to use information from Facebook and Twitter. Share prices of VMware went up to $81.37, an increase of 8.1% while prices of [...]

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On the occasion of the Open Compute Summit which was held from January 16 to 17 in Santa Clara, the giants of the computer industry have strides toward the goal of setting standards for the most efficient server, storage and data center hardware.

The Open Compute Project (OCP) draft initiated [...]

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Flickr Wants Its Throne Back

On December 18, 2012 By

Instagram is one of the few social-media oriented services that managed to really click these past few years. While other photo sharing sites are constantly being gobbled by larger companies and being dissolved, instagram remains strong and shows no sign of stopping, which is why it’s not surprising that everyone is now [...]

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Hadoop is a free Java framework for distributed applications and intensive data management. It enables applications to work with thousands of nodes and petabytes of data.

With Hadoop, companies discover and put into practice new techniques for analysis and retrieval of data, techniques previously impossible to implement for reasons of performance, cost [...]

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DataWeek 2012 Conference, the largest six-day conference held in San Francisco, California was focused on big data with good blends of panels, speakers, labs, and great new tools on the management of data. The event was an opportunity to learn, and also to compare experiences and exchange ideas with the various [...]

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According to IHS, an analyst firm, at the rate consumers are shifting to cloud computing services, the individual subscriptions for cloud storage can reach $500M by the end of 2012. It is also predicting that the rate of growth will be double digit for the next 5 years. IHS claims that the [...]

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