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CoreOS Plots a Course Forward for Containers

In the day two keynote of the Tectonic Summit, Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, talked at length about the technical direction his company is taking. CoreOS includes multiple elements in its open-source portfolio. Among them is the CoreOS Linux operating system, flannel networking, rocket container runtime,as well as etcd and fleet for distributed high-availability. CoreOS is also a leading contributor ... Read More »

At what age should teenagers pass the ‘digital age of consent’?

Rawpixel.com/shutterstock.com Four years in the making, the European Union’s new data protection rules have finally been agreed by the European Council and await the approval of the European Parliament. But a last-minute addition has sparked a debate about responsibility and consent, by proposing to raise to 16 the “age of consent” under which it is illegal for organisations to handle ... Read More »

Dell Brings Hyperscale Units Under Single Organization

Dell is creating an umbrella organization that will house the business units that build customized and optimized infrastructure offerings for hyperscale companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon and the myriad organizations just below them, ranging from oil-and-gas firms to telecommunications service providers. Dell’s new Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI) organization, which was announced Dec. 10, will encompass both the company’s 8-year-old ... Read More »

VMware Backs Out of Virtustream Joint Venture Deal With EMC

VMware is pulling out of a plan with parent company EMC to create a joint venture that was becoming one of a number of challenges in Dell’s $67 billion bid to buy the giant storage technology vendor. In a brief filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Dec. 14, VMware officials said they no longer will participate in the ... Read More »

YouTube ramps 360-degree video with ‘Spotlight Stories’

Dubbed “Spotlight Stories,” the new feature will be viewable on the YouTube app of an array of Android-powered smartphones YouTube on Tuesday added interactive, 360-degree animation video to its line-up, with help from the makers of “Wallace and Gromit.” Dubbed “Spotlight Stories,” the new feature will be viewable on the YouTube app of an array of Android-powered smartphones. Showcasing the ... Read More »

Google Tests Password-Free Logins Using Just Your Phone

Google is testing out a new way to log into its services that requires no password, just a couple taps on your phone. The new method could be handy when logging in from a new location like a friend’s computer, if your password is long or complicated, or you’ve just forgotten it. Instead, you just put in your email address ... Read More »

Online dating has become a hobby, one that is often not even that fun

Credit: karen roach/shutterstock.com The scene described in Nancy Jo Sales’s huge Tinder report published in Vanity Fair magazine featured groups of twenty-something friends and colleagues in a Manhattan bar relaxing after work. But rather than socialising with each other they were engrossed in the more private world of their mobile phones, seeking something completely personal: a sexual partner (albeit not ... Read More »

Oracle Hardware Revenues Decline as Cloud Grows

There was a time when Oracle executives spent a lot of time on earnings calls talking about hardware. That wasn’t the case during Oracle’s second quarter fiscal 2016 financial call on December 16. For the second quarter of its fiscal 2016 year, Oracle reported total revenues of $9.0 billion, for a six percent year-over-year decline. Net income for the quarter ... Read More »

US regulators push for distinction between online ads, articles

Advertisements should make clear that they are sponsored marketing messages to provide perspective on how information should be weighed, according to the US Federal Trade Commission With marketers creating online ads that are meant to blend in as real news stories, US regulators are trying to make sure Internet users are able to differentiate the two. Freshly released Federal Trade ... Read More »

Red Hat Continues to Grow by Taking Share from Others

Red Hat reported its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2016 year, once again showing continued revenue growth. For the quarter, revenue was reported at $524 million, a 15 percent year-over-year gain. Net income was reported at $47 million, a marginal decline from the $48 million reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2015. Looking forward, Red ... Read More »