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Learning IoT in Emerging Markets What are the successful IoT innovations from emerging markets? What are the unique challenges and opportunities from these markets? How did the constraints in connectivity among others lead to groundbreaking insights? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Carmen Feliciano, a Principal at AMDG, will answer all these questions and share how you can apply IoT best practices and frameworks from the emerging markets to your own business. Speaker Bio Carmen Feliciano is a Principal at AMDG. She is a venture advisor and investor focused on connecting US and emerging markets and start-up eco-system players. @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center! Secrets of Sponsors and Exhibitors ▸ Here Secrets of Cloud Expo Speakers ▸ Here All major researchers estimate there will be... (more)

Bulletproofing the WebSocket Wire Protocol

Web Security Journal: There's been a flurry of discussion this week among Internet and Web standards heavy-hitters around WebSocket, the new communications protocol supported in Chrome 4 and Safari 5. What was the main issue? Is there some kind of fundamental security vulnerability with the WebSocket (WS) protocol? John Fallows: When surfing the Web, our browsers may communicate with Web servers via HTTP proxies that deliver many benefits, such as providing previously cached Web content more efficiently than repeatedly contacting the target server. These proxies may be either explicitly configured at the browser or they may form part of the general network topology to intercept the communication path implicitly. Securely encrypted Web communication cannot be intercepted by such proxies. Members of the Hypertext Bidirectional (HyBi) IETF Working Group recently comp... (more)

Mobile Marketing News Weekly – Week of August 19, 2012

The Mobile Marketing News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile marketing that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly A study by research firm Yankee Group says global mobile ad revenue will soar by three and a half times, to roughly $10 billion to $11 billion, by 2016. High-growth countries such as Brazil, China and India will lead the surge. Read Original Content The latest round of research by mobile ad network InMobi finds that mobile advertising influences 48 percent of consumers on their purchasing decisions, with more late-technology adopters... (more)

Cloud Provider @BlueBox Completes $14M Series B | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Blue Box, a Seattle-based provider of on-demand private cloud as a service (PCaaS) solutions, has completed its Series B financing, first announced on October 15, 2014, bringing the total financing of this round to $14 million. The round was completed with the addition of one of the nation's premier integrated telecommunications providers who entered the round as the company's second strategic investor. In addition to the strategic investment, the companies plan to enter into a partnership to deliver Blue Box Cloud, and other cloud services powered by Blue Box technology, to the telco's customers. Additional investors in the B round include Voyager Capital and Founders Collective, an earlier announced strategic investor, and the Blue Box executive team. The Series B follows the company's announcement in May 2014 of general availability of Blue Box Cloud, a private... (more)

Enterprise-Based Applications in the Cloud Are Next

Ed Sim's "Beyond VC" Blog One thing is pretty clear to me from an investment perspective. I am not going to invest in the next hot cloud computing infrastructure service that will compete against Amazon, Rackspace, Microsoft, and every other large tech vendor in the world. This is suicide and far from capital efficient. Cloud this, Cloud that - the word cloud is clearly an overhyped word and reminds me of the beginning of the hype around hosted models and ASPs (application service providers) in the late 90s and the term SAAS today. Anyway, as I look at announcement after announcement released about cloud computing platforms, one thing is pretty clear to me from an investment perspective.  First, I am not going to invest in the next hot cloud computing infrastructure service that will compete against Amazon, Rackspace, Microsoft, and every other large tech vendor in the ... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

Eucalyptus Project Closes $5.5 Million Series A with Benchmark

It’s only a few short weeks since I last spoke with Rich Wolski, Director of the open source EUCALYPTUS Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “EUCALYPTUS — Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs To Useful Systems — is an open-source software infrastructure for implementing Elastic/Utility/Cloud computing using computing clusters and/or workstation farms. The current interface to EUCALYPTUS is interface-compatible with Amazon.com’s EC2 (arguably the most commercially successful Cloud computing service), but the infrastructure is designed to be modified and extended so that multiple client-side interfaces can be supported. In addition, EUCALYPTUS is implemented using commonly-available Linux tools and basic web service technology making it easy to install and maintain.” Since then, we’ve seen EUCALYPTUS embraced by Sun Mic... (more)

eBay Sued by Skype Inventors for Infringement

The Internet’s terrible twosome, Skype and Kazaa inventors Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, have thrown a monkey wrench into eBay’s plans to sell off 65% of Skype to an investor group led by Silver Lake and involving Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen for around $2 billion. Zenstrom and Friis were clever enough to keep the P2P Global Index IP underneath Skype so they could reuse it for other ventures. As Joltid, which holds the IP, they sued eBay and the members of the investment group in federal court in California Wednesday charging copyright infringement and asking for damages and an injunction. The suit claims damages are mounting at the rate of more than 75 million a day. Joltid, which has a case against Skype pending in the UK, has already pulled its license to the software. The Silver Lake consortium includes Michelangelo Volpi, the ex-CEO of Joost, another... (more)

Why A Neutral Internet Is Crucial

In the most high-profile case on net neutrality, last year the FCC ruled Comcast illegally placed limits on broadband customers using peer-to-peer services. Comcast is appealing the ruling, but this is exactly what open Internet advocates and the FCC want to prevent. Why ? Because it would adversely impact innovation and impede the potential an open and neutral internet can create. To illustrate the importance of net neutrality consider this: if you had a choice between a large, established Internet company with deep pockets to pay for faster access; you'd be more likely to use their service over a small start-up that might have a more innovative services but lacked the money to pay for similar speeds. What the major players want is to eliminate competition and use their present advantages to snuff out future competitive threats. Remember when you had to buy your t... (more)

Choosing a Cloud Strategy? Here's What You Need to Know

Opening Keynote at Cloud Expo So you have been hearing a lot about Cloud Computing - and you have moved a few applications out to Google Apps or even migrated all your sales management to SalesForce.com. In so doing, you have adopted a software deployment model (SaaS) first introduced in the early part of this decade... Granted, the model has only recently become popular because of big players getting into the fray, but SaaS (while a big chunk of the Cloud model) is still just scratching the surface. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! With hyper-fast Internet access becoming cheaper and the Web becoming more ubiquitous than ever, there is a whole new realization in the industry that everything that was traditionally managed in-house can in fact, be moved out to being a shared resource as long as there is data security, validation and... (more)

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Call for Papers Closes July 4

Cloud and virtualization are the Power Couple of enterprise computing: the cloud offers potentially unlimited scalability (both up and down) while the virtualization of resources ensures that system management issues are hidden from the end-user. It is a marriage made in heaven. As enterprises in ever-increasing numbers start to to evaluate cloud computing, many are assessing which applications can run in public clouds, which should run in a private cloud, and how to ensure that applications will be portable from one to another. Since there will be many different kinds of clouds, another issue is what kind of cloud resources should you use? How easy will it be to migrate to a public or private cloud, and how easy will it be to move between them? If you entrust your data to a Cloud Computing vendor, how will the vendor secure your data and segregate it from that of o... (more)