Linux Gains Ascendance in Cloud Infrastructures: Report


Linux is now the dominant operating system on Amazon’s AWS cloud service and is growing rapidly on Microsoft’s Azure platform this year, according to a report on public cloud adoption trends Sumo Logic released on Tuesday. The company’s second annual State of Modern Apps report reveals usage trends on AWS, Azure and Google clouds, and how they impact the use of modern apps in the enterprise. The report gives organizations a set of frameworks, best practices and hard stats to guide their migration to the cloud.

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World Wrestling Entertainment gets toehold in China with streaming deal

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is betting on China’s growing appetite for online video content—and its taste for melodrama.

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Google bets on modular homes to help employees with soaring housing costs

Soaring home prices and apartment rents in Silicon Valley have become a growing headache for technology titans. Google owner Alphabet Inc. is taking a step toward addressing the issue.

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YouTube Jumps into the Live TV Streaming Fray


YouTube has jumped headfirst into the growing market for live streaming television with the announcement of YouTube TV, a service aimed squarely at DirecTV Now, Sling and other streaming TV services. YouTube’s cord-cutter friendly $35-a-month service will offer live sitcoms, dramas, news and sports from ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, CW, Telemundo and other networks. It will include local TV stations offering news and sports. It will be accessible on mobile phones, tablets or computers, and it can be streamed to a television using Google Chromecast.

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IBM is bringing machine learning to a mainframe near you

IBM z Series mainframe

Machine learning is the fastest growing area of computer science, but it’s typically the domain of specialists. IBM aims to open it up to domain experts at its Enterprise customers to model their own data.

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Galaxy S8 vs. ' iPhone 8': Samsung gets first crack at next-gen phone

Samsung is getting ready to tee up its next flagship Galaxy smartphone against a backdrop of growing rumors about rival Apple’s 2017 iPhone.

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Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan


Facing growing pressure to respond to growing wireless data demands in the U.S. mobile phone market, Verizon finally relented. The company on Sunday announced its own unlimited smartphone option while keeping alternatives open for lighter data users. Verizon’s new introductory plan provides unlimited data on smartphones or tablets, along with unlimited texts and phone calls, for $80 per month. The deal is restricted to customers who sign up for autopay. The Verizon plan includes HD video streaming and mobile hotspot service.

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Real-life Spider-Man coming soon: Artificial spider web can be grown in labs

Researchers in Sweden have developed a technique for growing large quantities of artificial spider silk in labs using bacteria. Now we just need Spider-Man-style web shooters to go along with it!

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Fact-Checking Social Content


There’s an argument that it’s not Facebook’s job to fact-check the growing flood of fake news coming at us through its portal. After all, Facebook is just a set of pipes delivering something and is not responsible for the content. Nebulous others have that responsibility. However, Facebook is in the business of delivering content to a wide variety of people for a multitude of reasons. Businesses have an expectation that Facebook will deliver to them readers with a potential for making purchases or otherwise engaging with brands.

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iPhone 6s Battery Problem: What You Need to Know

Since early November, a growing number of iPhone 6s owners around the world have been complaining about their phones shutting down unexpectedly, even when there was significant charge left accord…

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Protecting Your Digital Privacy Is Not as Hard as You Might Think

When I was growing up in the 1980s, my parents would occasionally take my brother and me for a special treat: an evening spent browsing for software at a local computer store.

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Cool commercial drones take flight in TV show 'Droned'

Science Channel’s “Droned” focuses on the growing commercial drone industry. It follows Fort Lauderdale-based customization and aerial filming company Pigeon Vision as they design drones for famous clients and showcase various uses of the technology.

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Dolly the sheep's cloned sisters in good health despite age

Though growing old, Dolly’s sheep siblings are no worse for wear. Debbie, Denise, Dianna and Daisy, clones all derived from the same cell line as the first cloned mammal, show no signs of long-term health issues, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. The clones are, in fact, in vigorous good condition despite the fact that they range in age from 7 to 9, or about 60 to 70 in human years.

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Xactly CEO Christopher Cabrera: Understanding CRM's Boundaries


It’s important to recognize that “CRM is growing up,” said Xactly CEO Christopher Cabrera. “It’s becoming more useful to the CRM user, who is predominantly the sales rep or whoever is managing the customer relationship. The sales performance management, or SPM, space is on a collision course with CRM, because what CRM doesn’t do is allow the reps that are using it to make sense of it all, and how it affects them and their compensation. We’re seeing an expansion of CRM to add more functionality, so it gives more power to the user … .”

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Uber Tosses Its Drivers a Few Bones


Facing growing pressure from labor unions and regulators across the U.S. and key overseas markets, Uber on Monday introduced a series of new apps and benefits for its core group of drivers. The goal is to make their working hours more productive and profitable. Among the new apps are Driver Destinations, which lets drivers input their destinations twice a day to restrict ride requests to their current routes. Uber has been testing the app in a few cities and will roll it out to at least a dozen more this week and worldwide in the future.

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