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Facebook was hitting new lows on its seventh trading day Tuesday after Reuters reported that it was in discussions to buy Oslo-based Opera Software ASA for what could turn out to be over a billion dollars because of competition from Google and others. The numbers heard could put the pr...
Many key benefits make the Dell MDC a compelling alternative for your data center solution. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Steve Cuming, Executive Director of Data Center Solutions at Dell, will take a look at the hyper-efficient, snap-together, flexible choice m...
Enterprises and business are leveraging the public cloud and Internet now more than ever. The explosion of Software as a Service and cloud computing has presented today's enterprises with a new challenge: controlling and optimizing the Internet. In his general session at the 10th Int...
Cloud computing is becoming an integral part of every enterprise IT environment. With multiple cloud deployment models to choose from, understanding the essential components to any cloud solution will help ensure your success. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Ores...
Facebook sold off again Tuesday scrapping the bottom at $30.98 after Reuters reported that Scott Devitt, a research analyst at the IPO’s lead underwriter Morgan Stanley, unexpectedly cut his revenue estimates on the company during the roadshow leading up to it going public last Friday....
As a Bronze Sponsor of Cloud Expo New York, Appcore is offering special passes to SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Appcore manufactures the business of cloud computing. Appcore delivers...
Facebook opened below its $38 IPO Monday morning and kept on tanking, losing 10% within 10 minutes. It put up a defense at around $33, down around 13%, and moved to around $34, down around 11%, within 45 minutes but didn’t hold that bottom and was back below $33 when last seen. Some p...
China’s antitrust regulators gave Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility the nod Saturday provided Google’s Android operating system remains open and free-of-charge for the next five years. The “free” stipulation apparently doesn’t apply to applications or services...
With Facebook’s IPO upon us, the timing of Google’s latest press blitz should probably be regarded with a healthy dose of suspicion, but the unveiling of the Knowledge Graph is an important step in Google’s journey — and a reaffirmation of values diluted by recent dal...
SilkRoad Technology, the aptly named competitor of, say, the up-and-coming Workday that peddles cloud-based social talent management solutions, has topped up its funding with another reportedly oversubscribed $35 million round. That makes an incredible $162 million since 2003. The l...
Facebook closed up a mere 23 cents its first day of trading as a public company after 421 million shares were sold to investors. The stock, which had jaundiced New Yorkers congregating in Times Square to see what would happen, opened a half-hour late Friday at around 11:30am at $42.05...
Facebook decision makers and their bankers were reportedly closeted together shortly before the markets closed in New York Thursday trying to decide whether to price Facebook’s IPO at $38 or $39 a share, according to the Wall Street Journal, which evidently had a glass – in the way of ...
There was a time, not so very long ago, when IT directors and chief information officers dismissed the Internet as something of a passing fad. Somehow though, things took off pretty well with the whole web thing didn't they? Mobile telephony has also grown to a level of dominance that ...
Facebook Wednesday upped the number of shares that will be sold when it IPOs Friday by almost 25% or 84 million shares to about 421.2 million shares of Class A common stock. The overallotment has also been increased from 50.6 million to 63.2 million. If all 484.4 million shares move,...
Oracle’s Java patent infringement case against Google and Android went to the jury Tuesday afternoon. The jury, which delivered only a partial verdict on copyright infringement last week, deciding that Google infringed but unable to say whether that infringement made “fair use” o...
You knew this was gonna happen, right? Facebook has repriced its IPO upwards from $28-$35 a share to $34-$38 a share giving it a valuation of $92 billion-$104 billion, a neighborhood more to its liking than the original $77 billion-$96 billion. The actual price won’t be set until Thur...
Departed Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, 54, told the board before he resigned over the weekend that he was just diagnosed with thyroid cancer and was starting treatment, the Wall Street Journal said overnight. It isn’t clear exactly where this piece is supposed to fit in the puzzle but if...
This sound familiar? Mozilla is complaining that Microsoft is impeding its Firefox web browser from getting on the devices being designed to carry the unseen next-generation Windows for ARM chip, now officially called Windows RT. RT, which has a Metro environment for tablets and pho...
Yahoo’s so-called ResumeGate has reportedly claimed its short-lived CEO Scott Thompson. In the midst of Mother’s Day – when, as she says, everybody’s at brunch – All Things Digital’s ace reporter Kara Swisher, who seems to know everything that goes on at Yahoo, said Sunday – based...
Dissident shareholder Daniel Loeb, head of the Third Point hedge fund that uncovered Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s resume lie, sent the Yahoo board another letter Wednesday saying it was “farcical” for them to be spending more time deciding whether to fire him than it had deciding to hire...
Want to save your business money? Of course you do. What if we could show you a way to use the cloud in and around your office, get your workforce mobile, make communication faster and easier, and reduce OPEX? We can. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Jason Silverg...
Google seems to be eking out a major new tweak to its search results. Reportedly spotted by several users, the search pages are now displaying semantic data nestled to the right of the regular results. Such information tries to tie in relevant facts related to the subject of your searc...
The Yahoo board has until high noon today (Monday) to fired CEO Scott Thompson for cause and to can his confederate in the now infamous “ResumeGate,” board member Patti Hart, or else. Yahoo’s biggest shareholder Third Point, which is also engaged in a proxy fight with the company ove...
The US Department of the Interior has moved its e-mail business to Google, which sued when the agency gave Microsoft a five-year $59.3 million cloud-based e-mail contract in 2010 claiming the department’s research was “stale” and Microsoft’s security wasn’t certified for government use...
Ah, it seems that Yahoo’s new master Scott Thompson fudged his resume and claimed that his bachelors’ degree from Stonehill College was in accounting and computer science when it was really only in accounting. The college didn’t even offer a computer science degree when he was there....
The web is fundamentally changing the way we work – is your company ready? Intrigued by how more than 4 million businesses are using Google’s cloud to work in the future? Join us as we bring Google’s highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders together to hear: Industry e...
With the dint of the patent wars in its ears Twitter has turned pacifist. It figures engineers and designers should control the decision to use their work in infringement suits. It’s put together a draft Innovators Patent Agreement (IPA) that commits it to using patents only for de...
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Schahram Dustdar, Advisory Board member at Pacific Controls, will discuss how smart systems and machine-to-machine communications will evolve in the era of cloud computing and the critical role analytics will play in value creation. ...
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Glen Allmendinger, Advisory Board member at Pacific Controls, will discuss the new business models and profit models that the convergence of cloud computing and smart systems are informing. Glen Allmendinger is Advisory Board member...
The Amazon cloud now has a beta Amazon CloudSearch and it’s notably not Google or anybody else’s search. It leverages the A9 technology that powers search for Amazon.com so it’s described as fast, fully managed and highly scalable. Amazon says businesses can integrate it into their ...
Rather than pay a cash dividend, which is culturally repugnant to so-called growth stocks, Google said late Thursday, after posting better-than-expected results, that it would repay its stockholders, who must be dizzy from all its up and down movement, by giving them more non-voting st...
Yahoo’s still wet-behind-the-ears CEO Scott Thompson, who just laid off 2,000 Yahoos to save $375 million a year, has laid out the gist of the expected reorg he has in mind for the joint, and naturally his internal memo escaped into the wild. Whether there’s a redemptive strategy in ...
Any Web browser has local cache, and everyone knows that its goal is to minimize the number of network requests by caching locally some resources like images or even the program code. The google.com home page opens blazing fast? Sure, because the browser loads it from your disk cache, ...
Yahoo said Wednesday morning that its restructuring would cost an initial 2,000 Yahoos their jobs. That's ~14% of its workforce. The pink slips are just going out and further cuts are thought to be in store for the company. In a statement CEO Scott Thompson said, "Today's actions are ...
Hmm, that’s curious. Fortune noticed that Vertica, the analytic database management software that HP bought early last year for ~$350 million, has been quietly shifted out from under Autonomy and its boss Mike Lynch, who was given information management to run when HP closed on the $10...
Yahoo said late Sunday that it has named three independent board members in an attempt to foil Third Point, its largest stockholder, from staging a proxy fight at the next stockholders meeting whenever that is. Third Point said it offered “several significant compromises to strike a ...
Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions, has unveiled the next generation of its flagship cloud service. Zetta DataProtect 3.0 brings enterprise-grade cloud data protection for small and mid-size enterprises in a single managed service t...
Open source cloud infrastructure automation specialist Opscode has gotten a $19.5 million C round from new backer Ignition Partners with follow-on investments from existing financiers Battery Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The new money means the not-yet-four-year-old start-up...
The Dow Jones blog All Things Digital, which is known to have the very best Yahoo sources, said Monday that the company’s new CEO Scott Thompson is going to massively restructure the joint, slashing thousands from the payroll in search of growth. Thompson has hired the Boston Consult...
Another front opened in the mushrooming patent wars late Monday when Yahoo accused Facebook of infringing its patents and threatened to sue if Facebook doesn’t pay licensing fees. Facebook is in the early throes of a giant $75 billion-$100 billion IPO, which is supposed to explai...