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Click here to follow ▸@WebRTCSummit AVer Information, Inc., a leading provider of innovative video conferencing solutions for SMBs and large corporations, and Vidtel, a pioneer in cloud-based any-to-any® video conferencing, today announced a strategic partnership and a joint solution to bring powerful, affordable cloud-based video conferencing to businesses of any size. The joint solution bundles AVer's EVC100 and EVC130 video conferencing endpoints with Vidtel's Connect and MeetMe cloud-based video collaboration services. AVer Information, Inc. website link AVer EVC100 is the industry's first under-$1,000, enterprise-class HD video conferencing endpoint, and is covered by the industry's only three-year warranty. Vidtel Connect provides easy-to-use cloud-based point-to-point video calling. Customers can leverage video calling without any network infrastructure suc... (more)

Cloud Expo, Inc. Announces Cloud Expo 2011 New York Venue

Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Expo - International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-focused event and is held in New York, Silicon Valley, Prague, Tokyo, and Hong-Kong. Over 900 corporate sponsors and more than 65,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, tenfold more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Click Here to Save $800 at Cloud Expo New York ! "Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, Chairman and Founder of Cloud Expo, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘soft... (more)

OpenSocial: "It's Good for Developers" Says Google's Joe Kraus

Google saw a problem with the way social networks were going, according to Joe Kraus, Director of Product Management, and OpenSocial was its way of overcoming it. Till now, to get an application to run on all the diferent social networks a developer had to customize their application for each one. "When your 'development team' is just one or two people," notes Kraus, "the proliferation of APIs forces you to make tough choices, because you can't do that much one-off work." "When developers can't afford to do the work to make their applications work on a certain social network, the people using those networks lose out," Kraus added. That's why Google introduced OpenSocial, he continued, allowing developers to write an application once that will run anywhere that supports the OpenSocial APIs, be it MySpace, Engage.com, Friendster, hi5, Hyves, imeem, LinkedIn, Ning, Ora... (more)

Cloud People: A Who's Who of Cloud Computing

Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud? This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when 13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with... RANDY BIAS | @randybias "Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.] That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)

Are Page Speed and YSlow Too Static?

Some of the best web performance tools are still largely being run as browser plug-ins. If those tools can make the leap to becoming real-time and can be made to consider user context, the industry will have something truly powerful on its hands. Initiatives like Yahoo's YSlow and Google's Page Speed were pioneers that broke new ground in the understanding of web performance. They have both garnered large communities and acted as a catalyst for the Velocity conference. For those who are not familiar with these tools, they are amazing browser plug-ins that evaluate the design of a page as it is being loaded by the browser and then assign a score to that page (YSlow uses a scale from A to F, whereas Page Speed uses a numeric scale from 0 to 100). Both of these tools have, at their heart, a series of scoring rules based on accepted best practices for the design of hig... (more)

Source Code Control

Every software development project of any significant size or complexity has a requirement for controlling the source code asset. PowerBuilder is capable of integrating with any third-party Source Code Control (SCC) tool that implements Microsoft's SCC API. However, the fact that PowerBuilder stores its code inside PowerBuilder Libraries (PBLs) and not as individual ASCII text files adds a layer of complexity to that integration. The release of PowerBuilder 8.0 in 2001 brought with it a new set of challenges in the form of a completely redesigned interface with SCC providers, including PBNative. In this article, I outline the nature of the changes that were introduced in PowerBuilder 8.0, and discuss many of the enhancements that have been released with PB 9.0. Why Version Control? Version Control software adds significant administrative overhead to every project, a... (more)

"No Sun Is An Island," Says Javalobby Founder

Read Eric Raymond's Open Letter to Scott McNealy: "Let Java Go" Read "Letting Java Go" - James Gosling in 2003 on Open-Sourcing Java As if driven by the cycles of the moon, it seems like the Java community gets a monthly visit from that special topic that divides and angers us more than any other: the question of whether Sun should "open source" Java? Most recently a top open source advocate named Eric Raymond (author of  The Cathedral And The Bazaar) published an open letter to Sun urging them to "Let Java Go." I have huge respect for the achievements of the open source community, but I tend to stay away from the pissing contests that these discussions about open sourcing Java often devolve into. I think the issue is something of a bugaboo, anyway. The source code for Java is readily available to anyone who accepts the Sun Community Source License (SCSL.) You can fix p... (more)

Algorithms of the Intelligent Web

I have recently finished writing the "Algorithms of the Intelligent Web" and it should hit the bookshelves in a few weeks. I would like to tell you what the book is about and why I wrote it -- to save some typing, hereafter, I will refer to the book as "AIW", "the AIW book", etc. The code for the book is hosted on Google Code here. The AIW book includes topics from the areas of machine learning, data mining, statistics, and discovery in knowledge bases. The literature on these topics is vast but it is, almost exclusively, academic and heavy in mathematical jargon. Nevertheless, the main ideas of the algorithms can be grasped and used by nearly every software engineer with a minimum of mathematical formalism and a little bit of effort. In fact, one of the goals that I set for the book was to describe every algorithm without writing a single mathematical equation; a ... (more)

Oracle-Sun: Early Round-Up of What the Blogosphere is Saying

"Casualties? Java and MySQL for sure, and perhaps Sun's hardware business," says CyberTech Rambler; "Oracle can utilize Sun's Solaris and Java platforms....However the future of MySQL has not been mentioned and may not be so rosy," notes Steve Kennedy. The blogosphere is abuzz with news and views in the wake of Oracle's intended acquisition of Sun for $7.4BN announced this morning. We bring you here a brief selection of what's being written around the Web about the deal by ordinary, insightful bloggers rather than the usual high-profile professional pundits: "Looks like I´m working for Oracle soon... Well, better Red than Blue." Joerg Moellenkamp, Senior Systems Engineer at Sun Microsystems in Hamburg "Need a bit of time to digest this.  However, my initial reaction is that I like this deal  more than the previous IBM deal." Simon Brocklehurst, high tech entrepreneur "T... (more)

Google Atmosphere on Tour in Dallas

Click Here to Register for Google Atmosphere on Tour in Dallas - June 7! 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 in Dallas on June 7 as we bring Google's highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders together to hear: Industry experts shed light on emerging business models Customers share stories of business transformation Our product experts unveil new products Our executives answer your questions Work in the future, today, with Google Apps. AGENDA: 12:30PM - 2:00PM: Registration and Networking 2:00PM - 2:30PM: Work in the Future (Google Executive Vision, Google VP) 2:30PM - 3:00PM: Evolution of Business (Industry Thought Leader) 3:00PM - 3:30PM: Work in the Future. Today. (Google Product Highlights, Google Product VP) ... (more)

Scott Jenson's Google #IoT Session @ThingsExpo

Internet of Things at Google Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Scott Jenson has been at the forefront of user interface design for over 25 years. He was the first member of the User Interface group at Apple in the late 80s, working on System 7, the Apple Human Interface Guidelines and the original Newton. Following that he was Director of Product Design for Symbian, then managed the mobile UX group at Google and was Creative Director at frog design. Scott is now back at Google, on a quest to bridge the physical and digital worlds. Exclusive Photo: Physical Web beacon prototype (pen for scale) Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic... (more)