Clueful, the mobile privacy app Apple booted from its App Store for being too revealing -- or possibly because of its own behavior -- is staging a comeback. This time around, Clueful's maker Bitdefender is targeting Android users instead, with plans to reveal what the apps on your phone are doing, and how your privacy may be compromised in the process.
Google Cloud Platform Opens To General Availability With 3 Million Applications, New Pricing And PHPPosted: May 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
Google announced today at I/O that it made Google Cloud Platform generally available, marking a milestone for the cloud community and the real arrival of a giant to contend with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its pay-as-you-go pricing.
The service, now with 3 million apps, is now open to any developer or business. In its post announcing the news, Google revealed a bit about new pricing, instance types and other features:
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One interesting thing to watch is how social networking platforms mature divergently as businesses around the world.
Sina Weibo, the public microblogging platform that has had a huge impact on online discourse in China, is veering down a path toward e-commerce and transactions after Alibaba took a stake worth $586 million in it last month. The platform is one of the two more influential social networks in China today, with the other being Tencent's messaging app WeChat.
Almost one-third of Facebook's advertising revenue is now coming from mobile platforms, according to the company's latest earnings release. About $375 million of Facebook's $1.25 billion in advertising revenue came from products like the company's new mobile app install ads.
That's up from last quarter, when Facebook said it made 23 percent, or $305.9 million, from mobile ads. So this is a nice 22.5 percent quarter-over-quarter increase in mobile advertising revenue.
At the OpenStack Summit last week, Tuesday's keynote opened with Dope'n'Stack E.N.T.E.R.P.R.I.S.E, a video that symbolizes the arrival of a new force of disruptors who see riches in building software and systems that will displace the legacy systems of old. It's not a question anymore. OpenStack has the momentum to win, and it can thank this young group of developers and feisty systems gurus for making it happen.
A big city needs a big tech event, which is why I'm pleased to announce the massive TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2013 agenda. It's a schedule chock-full of amazing speakers, great panels, and all the excitement of our Startup Battlefield - in which 30 amazing startups will compete for the Disrupt Cup and a $50,000 prize - all played out on the backdrop of the most vibrant metropolis in the world.
Just 3 percent of small business ad spend goes online right now, but that's going to change, and Facebook wants to become these merchants' channel of choice. There are already 2 billion connections between people and small businesses on Facebook, and their Pages get 645 million views and 13 million comments a week, Facebook announced today. The challenge for Facebook is now educating moms and pops, and simplifying its ad tools.
IBM plans to invest $1 billion in research to design, create and integrate Flash into its servers, storage systems and middleware, a reflection of the changing requirements needed for companies to manage massive amounts of data.
As part of the news, IBM also announced a new line of Flash appliances. These storage appliances are based on technology acquired from Texas Memory Systems.
Rob McConnell is one of Toyota's hidden talents. The 35-year old Michigan-based senior design engineer works at Toyota Technical Center. Yes, he's a senior engineer in his thirties. God only knows where this bright shining star will be in a decade, as it relates to his career path at Toyota.
Now, while most of us are familiar with car designers, most of us probably aren’t aware of the role of a design engineer.