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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new hot buzzword and like most buzzwords, its purpose and definition are grossly misunderstood. When some people hear the term IoT they immediately associate it with a refrigerator reminding us to order milk or our Fitbit wearable device tweeting how w...
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. Nearly every company today working on the IoT com...
Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you are probably aware that in May 2011 Google open-sourced the key audio/video components for web browsers, paving the way for the development of rich, high quality, RTC applications in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5. This ...
OpenWorld attendees will have the opportunity to see CounterPath's Bria softphone solutions leveraged in live demonstrations of Oracle's Tunneled Service Control Function (TSCF), which delivers an infrastructure-based alternative for real-time, over-the-top (OTT) communications that en...
GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, demonstrated advanced WebRTC, cloud and SMART OFFICE solutions at the 8th Annual LTE Asia 2013 Conference & Exhibition in Suntec, Singapore Sept. 17-19. GENBAND also showcased its newly acquired fring mobile...
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-b...
Call for Papers for the WebRTC Fundamentals Summit will be open through October 11, 2013. If you are an WevRTC speaker and would like to join WebRTC Fundamentals Summit faculty, please contact us via "contact organizer" by email "events (at) sys-con.com" with your session proposal and ...
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 i...
Google is getting pushback from the European Commission, which wants it to come up with a better set of remedies to settle its antitrust case against Google’s search practices, the EC’s competition chief Joaquin Almunia said Tuesday. He also said the EC has gotten complaints about Go...
Google’s stock topped $900 a share Wednesday ahead of the opening of its annual I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco, raising its market value to over $304 billion, something no high-tech firm has ever done before. There’s the inevitable talk of it hitting $1,000. Apparently ...
Google and its subsidiary Motorola Mobility may have to break down and start paying Microsoft royalties on the IP Redmond claims is in Android like the rest of the Android ecosystem. That is if they want to keep Google Maps alive in Germany. FOSS Patents reported Thursday that the ...
EMC has $5.65 billion in cash in the bank and Bloomberg says it wants to buy security software houses with it to fuel growth. COO Joe Goulden told the wire service last month that security is the biggest area for potential acquisitions since the company already had “all the key par...
Google is reportedly close to paying a $22.5 million fine to settle charges that it secretly bypassed the privacy settings of millions of Apple users. According to the Wall Street Journal, “the charges involve Google’s use of a special computer code to trick Apple’s Safari web-browsi...
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 Chicago on June 5 as we bring Google's highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders together...
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 ...
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 Seattle on May 15 as we bring Google's highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders together...
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 San Francisco on May 17 as we bring Google's highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders to...
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 Toronto on May 1 as we bring Google's highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders together ...
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...
Amazon is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. This type of platform — in which servers, network services, and more are provided on-demand — is also known as cloud computing.
So you’ve wrestled that Hadoop elephant into a cluster. Now what? How do you get the beast’s huge flat files to make sense? The precious hard-won data in Hadoop isn’t exactly suited to business intelligence and making it actionable is a lot of work. Enter Birst, the analytics house...
There are two new features: an activity window that shows all user activity in a room and an advanced math and clipart tool, added to have almost 2000 symbols available on the whiteboard. Together with the ability to resize, drag and rotate those icons it should be a useful new feature...
Google said on a blog Wednesday that it’s putting “more wood behind fewer arrows” and winding down Google Labs, which gave birth to Google Alerts, Google Maps and Google SMS. The move will deprive people of being able to play with very early prototype products although Google reassur...
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has been delegated to go and testify before the US Senate’s antitrust subcommittee in September. Google has been reluctant to send any of its managers but then the Senate reminded Google that it had subpoena powers. Google had offered its chie...
Google delivered its widely anticipated, Amazon Cloud Drive-like online music service at its I/O developer meet Tuesday, beating Apple out. It calls the thing Music Beta by Google. How long it will remain a beta and free is unclear. Betas at Google can seem interminable. The virtua...
Roughly two years after it started working on an operating system based on its Chrome browser – and now late by its own timetable – Google is ready to start commercializing its so-called Chromebooks and challenge the Microsoft monopoly. During those critical two years, however, Apple...
There is now such a thing as the WebM Community Cross-License (CCL) Initiative, which is out collecting patents presumably to protect the royalty-free open source file format and its VP8 video codec created by Google against any infringement claims made by the MPEG Licensing Associatio...
Used to be companies could run Google Apps for Business for nothing for up to 50 users. No more. Effective May 10, Google is lowering the bar to 10 users on new customers. Above that businesses are going to have to fork out $50 a user a year with a one-year commitment or $5 a head a ...
Google has formed a new group called WebM Community Cross License initiative in order to protect its WebM video codec from patent attacks. Under this collaboration, group members will license WebM-related patents to each other under royalty-free terms. So far sixteen companies are invo...
Google has been ordered to pay $5 million by an East Texas jury that found for Bedrock Computer Technologies LLC in an almost two-year-old Linux-related patent case. The jury found the patent valid. Patent watcher Florian Mueller, who broke the story, says the case has “major impli...
Google is losing its product development chief Jonathan Rosenberg, who reportedly felt he couldn’t give the company’s brand new retread CEO Larry Page the open-ended commitment to stay on the job that Page wanted. Or so the story goes. Rosenberg was planning to leave in 2013 when his ...
Google accused the Chinese government Monday of screwing with Gmail and making it look like it was Google’s problem. It said China has been making it hard for Chinese users to access the e-mail system and send e-mails or IMs since the end of January. “There is no technical issue on ...
Contrary to its supposed open source belief system, Google is rationing Honeycomb, the tablet-optimized version of Android, ostensibly to keep it out of the hands of people who might customize it. Supposedly the widgetry isn’t ready to be messed with. The proprietary decision repor...
Google is dumping Gears, the widgetry used to let Google Apps work offline. The functionality has been moved to HTML 5. The company said in a blog that there will be no new Gears releases, newer browsers such as Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 won’t be supported with plug-ins, an...
Google has unleashed its Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, the widgetry it got with its acquisition of DocVerse last year and put out with early testers in November. The now-GA plug-in’s supposed to push more of the Office crowd to Google Docs and the cloud by making it possible to...
Google asked the US Patent and Trademark Office Tuesday to re-examine four of the seven broad Java patents that Oracle has accused Google of infringing in Android, its Dalvik virtual machine and Android SDK (Patents No. 5,966,702; 6,061,520; 6,125,447 and RE 38,104). Oracle also charge...
The events in Egypt over the past few days made me think about an article I was compelled to write back in late June 2006. It pondered the question, “Can any traditionally organized government withstand the ideological forces of a technologically empowered proletariat?” Call them blogm...
So Google means to drop support for the widely supported MPEG-LA H.264 video codec from its Chrome browser because it’s based on patented proprietary technology and is potentially royalty-bearing. Instead it will substitute its own thinly supported not-yet-a-standard open source WebM c...
In Cairo, fear and trepidation of Facebook and Twitter ran high enough to prompt the government to flip a Liebermanesque Internet kill switch. But perhaps it's not these two sites in particular as much as IT in general that's causing the problem for the world's dictators. And perhap...
In a coordinated 7am raid Thursday morning British bobbies swooped down on houses in London and towns around the country and arrested five men and boys suspected of being part of Anonymous, the loose international coalition that last year unleashed distributed denial of service (DDo...