Updated January 19, 2017, 11:00 pm GMT

Alibaba’s Deal to Promote Its Cloud at the Olympics Is Worth $800M

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Rationalizing the Move Toward the Software-Defined Data Center to Achieve IT as a Service

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What is Meitu? The kawaii anime makeover app goes viral - CNET

The Meitu app is a photo editing app with extra features that gives anime eyes and sparkles. [more->]

Netflix's newest docu-series is all about the best designers in the world - CNET

"Abstract: The Art of Design" will debut on Netflix on February 10. [more->]

[slides] #DevOps and #Agile Organization | @DevOpsSummit @MThiele10 #CD

DevOps is all the rage these days and with good reason as it promises to reduce the time-to-market for new applications. It also promises to improve change management, allowing teams to deploy changes to their applications quickly and efficiently. However, DevOps isn’t something you buy, install, or implement; rather... [more->]

What the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Delivers to Device Makers

The new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 provides processing power for a wide array of industrial, home automation and internet of things devices. [more->]

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Twitter gets more diverse, but women and minorities still lag - CNET

The social network meets its diversity goals for 2016, but acknowledges it still has more work to do. [more->]

NHTSA closes Tesla Autopilot death investigation, won't pursue recall - Roadshow

The investigation came after a Tesla owner died in a crash where Autopilot was active. [more->]

Sundance and tech: Like a trip into 'Black Mirror' - CNET

The annual independent film fest brings together auteurs, glitzy celebs and some of the artiest tech and geekiest plot devices. [more->]

Here's how much the Range Rover has changed since 1970 - Roadshow

Spoiler alert: The answer is "a fair bit." [more->]

With a $1.5M seed round, Eloquent Labs mixes AI and Mechanical Turk to fix customer service

 Keenon Werling would be the first to agree that conversational AI is regularly overhyped. So instead of taking the traditional approach and gloating about a glitzy new deeper learning algorithm to pitch his new venture Eloquent Labs, Werling instead opted to differentiate by optimizing something far more low-... [more->]

What does a Trump presidency mean for tech? - CNET

Some say it might not be as bad you think. Others say Donald Trump's potential influence on the industry is "alarming." [more->]

Now begins the @realDonaldTrump era - CNET

Think Donald Trump is the first president to use new media to spread his message? Think again. [more->]

Get ready Samsung Galaxy S7 owners, tasty Android Nougat software is here - CNET

If you call a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone your own, you're in luck because an update to Android 7.0 Nougat is on the move. [more->]

Giant Skittles spill turns highway into strange red hellscape - CNET

A lot of cows won't be tasting the rainbow after a load of red Skittles destined for cattle feed spilled off a truck and all over a highway. [more->]

'Logan' trailer pulls out the claws and an X-Men comic book - CNET

The X-Men universe takes a detour into weary darkness with the latest "Logan" trailer showing the power and rage of a young mutant who acts like a mini-Wolverine. [more->]

BeeLine, the navigation aid that lets you enjoy getting lost - CNET

The BeeLine is a simple, compass-like wearable for cyclists, walkers and explorers who want to know where they're going, even when they don't. [more->]

Spoiler alert: iPhone 7 is the hottest-selling iPhone in America - CNET

Researcher CIRP checks in with Apple shoppers, and yep, they're all about getting the newest models. [more->]

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Can't get a Pixel XL? How about a Moto Z instead? - CNET

Google Pixel XL phones are rare as hens' teeth, but Verizon's slashing prices on Moto Z handsets and Daydream View VR headsets. [more->]

Facebook Data Center Coming to Denmark

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Announcing @LinuxAcademyCOM to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #SDN #AI #Linux

SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing hi... [more->]

Automating Security #Compliance on #AWS | @CloudExpo @CloudRaxak #AI

The unique combination of Amazon Web Services and Cloud Raxak, a Gartner Cool Vendor in IT Automation, provides a seamless and cost-effective way of securely moving on-premise IT workloads to Amazon Web Services. Any enterprise can now leverage the cloud, manage risk, and maintain continuous security compliance. Forres... [more->]

Take a trip to the Dark Side with the PC classic TIE Fighter - CNET

We're crossing our fingers that this game gets a VR reboot, but for now, let's look at it in all of its original, VGA glory. [more->]

Vinyl Sales are at a Record High. And so is HMV’s Business Performance.

You might not be aware of this but the late John Peel, the legendary BBC broadcaster and DJ, was a former computer programmer who worked for an American insurance company in the 1960s writing code for an IBM 1410.  With his love of music, no doubt he’d be very pleased but vinyl is back.  Sales are […] [more->]

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The New Media Evolution, Memory-Centric Architectures and Deep Learning: 2017 Predictions from the CTO

As we approached the end of 2016, I reflected on the storage trend predictions we identified – Containers, 2-Tier Storage, Cloud Portfolio Management, New Media technologies and IT Skills focused on Cloud-native development. While predictions are mostly educated guess, our 2016 predictions pl... [more->]

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Amazon inspires 'oh shit' moment in the retail world - CNET

The Amazon Go brick-and-mortar concept has spooked retailers looking to tech to get you back in their stores. [more->]

Oracle boosts cloud offering with Apiary API management tool acquisition

 Oracle acquired API management startup Apiary today for an undisclosed amount. Apiary, which launched in 2011 and has raised a modest $8.5 million, helps companies manage APIs, which is an increasingly important job. As every company becomes a software company, they are building platforms and providing ways for ... [more->]

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LinkedIn, synced in: Website now feels 'more like using an app' - CNET

The professional network's much-anticipated redesigned home page for computers is finally in sync with its mobile counterpart. [more->]

Velodyne hopes new megafactory can bring Lidar prices way, way down - Roadshow

When Google first purchased Velodyne's parts for its self-driving car project, it paid $73,000 per unit. Woof. [more->]

Yext hires new president as it looks to IPO

 Yext, the company that helps businesses make sure that their location data appears correctly in search results, is announcing that Jim Steele will be joining the company full-time as president and chief revenue officer. Steele was previously on the board at Yext and was most recently at InsideSales. “I foun... [more->]

Selfie obsessives will rejoice at this dual front-facing camera phone - CNET

With not one but two separate camera lenses stuck on the front, your selfies on the Vivo V5 Plus might be better than ever. [more->]

Netflix is so big that it doesn’t need net neutrality rules anymore

But small video providers still need network neutrality, Netflix says. [more->]

Coming soon to an apartment near you: Smart locks with built-in cameras - CNET

The Latch M-Series smart lock is a mortise-style deadbolt designed for apartments and businesses, and it's got a built-in camera to keep an eye on who's coming and going. [more->]

Dodge's new SRT Demon teaser showcases 200-pound weight loss - Roadshow

Even without additional power, less weight equals improved performance. [more->]

How Cloud is Changing the Colocation Data Center Market

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[video] @EMCcorp and @Windstream Cloud | @CloudExpo #SDN #AI #DevOps

In their general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Piccininni, Global Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation, and Mike Dietze, Regional Director at Windstream Hosted Solutions, reviewed next generation cloud services, including the Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, and discussed how to increase efficienci... [more->]

New – Create an Amazon Aurora Read Replica from an RDS MySQL DB Instance

Migrating from one database engine to another can be tricky when the database is supporting an application or a web site that is running 24×7. Without the option to take the database offline, an approach that is based on replication is generally the best solution. Today we are launching a new feature that allows ... [more->]

Oracle Sued by US Over Alleged Discriminatory Pay, Hiring

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Open Source Serverless Computing Frameworks, and Why They Matter

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Is Hyperscale Consolidation Really a Good Thing?

As the enterprise migrates to the cloud, it is beneficial to examine downsides to the hyperscale trend, and consequences of consolidating resources. [more->]

Salesforce opens engineering office in Microsoft’s and Amazon’s backyards

 Salesforce announced today that it plans to open an engineering and innovation hub in the Seattle area, greatly expanding its presence there. Company co-founder Parker Harris says the office, which is located in the Nine Two Nine Office Tower in Bellevue, will be dedicated mostly to supporting the companyR... [more->]

Chinese government has ordered 103 planned coal plants to be canceled

Existing coal plants are underutilized, and investment in new sources may increase. [more->]

HPE Acquires Hyperconverged Infrastructure Startup SimpliVity for $650M

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Announcing Spring Cloud Data Flow 1.1: Cloud-Native Architecture for Enterprise Data

Every enterprise has data silos. They exist as a consequence of systems and processes that have diverged over time. The respective silos for application developers, data scientists, and data engineers become an acute problem when attempting to monetize enter... [more->]

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Deep Dive Into HyperFlex With Technical Demos

Hi again! We are continuing to see incredible customer adoption and interest in technical aspects of HyperFlex. I often get asked on usability of the platform, especially around deployment automation and impact on daily operations. So in this blog I will point you to some cool demos that dig into variety of key aspects... [more->]

Turbonomic Feature Video #10 – The Green Circle IT Community

The Turbonomic Platform can do a whole lot and we decided it would be good to walk you through our customers top 10 favorite features within the platform Feature #10 is our AWESOME community of IT thought leaders, technology evangelists, and experts. Access the community for support, questions, how-to’s and much ... [more->]

Creating Efficiency with Converged Infrastructure: How to Reduce Overall Space

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Trouser Change from a Grand when you Buy 10 UD Pockets for £995

You might have read about the spat between MPs and civil servants resulting from British Prime Minister, Teresa May, wearing designer leather trousers from Amanda Wakeley.  They retail at £995.  The saga has focused on whether she is out of touch with ordinary people – due to their cost – especially as pol... [more->]

A new CEO for DocuSign

 DocuSign, the electronic signature company, has ended its search for a permanent CEO. Effective this week, Daniel Springer is taking the reigns and former CEO Keith Krach is moving to a chairman role. With a reported valuation of more than $3 billion, 14-year-old DocuSign is said to be scaling, with speculatio... [more->]

Red Hat Adds Dynamic Storage Capabilities in OpenShift Container Platform 3.4

New release of Red Hat's enterprise-grade container platform is based on the recent Kubernetes 1.4 milestone and adds an enhanced dashboard. [more->]

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These 6 habits are stopping you from disrupting yourself

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Cloud security startup ProtectWise raises another $25 million

 ProtectWise, a security startup that records all your network traffic DVR-style, and saves it in the cloud, announced a $25 million round today. The company’s security strategy is surprisingly simple. It records all of the networking activity, then indexes the data and provides customers with forensic too... [more->]

Collibra nabs $50M led by ICONIQ to fix companies’ data governance

 Data governance and management startup Collibra — originally founded in Belgium but now based out of New York to help businesses in sectors like finance and healthcare to manage and comply with data retention policies — has raised $50 million in its latest round of funding. The company is not disclo... [more->]

Who Leased the Most Data Center Space in 2016?

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InsideSales $50 million round includes another Microsoft investment

 InsideSales, a predictive analytics platform which helps salespeople focus on finding and engaging prospects at the right time and in the right way, announced a $50 million round today with a couple of strategic investors — Microsoft and the Irish government. The round was led by Polaris Capital, a long ti... [more->]

The In-House IT and MSP Dynamic | @CloudExpo @SolarWinds #AI #Monitoring

In-house IT professionals and managed service providers (MSPs) have had an interesting relationship over the course of IT history. Yes, they are vastly different, but if we drew a Venn diagram of IT and the MSP, the intersection of the two is worth exploring, particularly regarding how IT professionals can best manage ... [more->]

Languages for 2017 | @DevOpsSummit @AppDynamics #DevOps #JavaScript

It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2017. But with the new year comes new challenges, new opportunities—and, of course—new software projects. One of the most important questions beginner, intermediate, and advanced coders all have to answer before they begin their next project is which programming language t... [more->]

Alchemist Accelerator closes $2.5 million to back enterprise tech startups

 Alchemist Accelerator has closed a $2.5 million fund for very early-stage investments in tech startups serving large organizations in an era when robotics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are fundamentally changing the way they operate. Limited partners in Alchemists’ second fund included... [more->]

Partner Spotlight: Solution-Soft

Content contributed by Margaret Errington Testing software systems for correct behavior requires precision and proper setting. As an example, when it comes to enterprise software systems, timing can be everything. Is the item of interest month-end, quarter-end, or year-end? Has the system correctly aged unco... [more->]