July 2012 Archives
Tuesday, 31st July 2012
With its purchase on Monday of Xsigo Systems, Oracle is beginning a move into network virtualization, a potentially game-changing technology that is already disrupting old-school networking vendors like Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. The deal comes only a week after VMware bought Nicira - another network virtualization startup.
An iPad-Toting Mom Reviews the Google Nexus 7
It is the ultimate test: What would your mother think? Usually that question arises around questionable behavior, like dating a stripper or kicking a puppy. I had a more tangible question. If my mother used the brand-new Android Nexus 7 tablet, would she love it or hate it?
Sim City: Inside South Korea's $35 Billion City-On-Demand
Sixty-three floors up, the view is stunning. Below, Central Park's lawns, bike lanes, kids boating in the lake. To my right, apartments and shops lining a canal. In the distance, the ocean, planes approaching, and a sweeping highway bridge. I'm not in New York, or Venice, or even in Las Vegas. I'm in South Korea. And a few years ago, none of…
Hactivists Spoof the New York Times, Mainstream Media Miss the Point
It was the New York Times op-ed that wasn’t. After months of careful planning, Internet activists hailing from WikiLeaks, Anonymous and Yes Men quietly unfurled a very convincing New York Times web page on a lazy Sunday morning. The article fooled everyone for several hours as readers shared it widely via social media, and then enjoyed a second…
Get Your Email Address for Outlook.com, Microsoft's New Hotmail Killer
Hotmail's days are numbered with Microsoft's announcement of an all-new cloud-based email service at Outlook.com Tuesday. It ties into SkyDrive, so you have 7GB of free space, and it can open attachments right inside new Web apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Its built-in Outlook chat connects to Facebook messages, and it will integrate Skype…