The world has changed. Information technology is the new normal, as almost everyone is connected in some way to the net. Television was the last big thing, but people are now bypassing live television and getting most of their information from the network, even their TV shows.
In case you were wondering where Windows stood in Microsoft's future, CEO Satya Nadella just made it clear: Windows is the past; mobile and the cloud are the future. Today he laid out his vision for the future of Microsoft tto the company's employees, and Windows barely even rated a mention.
No LOL: EMC CEO Joe Tucci.
Storage behemoth EMC (NYSE:EMC) has a bunch of announcements. New products, upgrades and an acquisition are the order of the day.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers round up the cloudy details.
Larry puts on a brave face.
Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) stock dropped like a stone after the markets closed yesterday. Results show the company actually losing money last quarter. Why? Mumble-mumble, something to do with the Venezuelan bolívar, mumble-mumble. From a median day price of $42.73, shares dived to a low of $38.96, before slowly recovering some ground. At the time of writing, the price is again moving south of $39.90.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers believe the real reason is the ever-onward march to the cloud.
iCloud is pimped as a place to store any type of file and access it later from any device, but remember to log out of iCloud Control Panel or the newest edition of a forensic tool can access iCloud data without needing a password or an Apple ID.
Here comes the 'production-ready' Docker 1.0.
Docker, Inc. announces its eponymous cloud container product. Based on the open-source project of the same name, the company claims it's now ready for prime time. As if to prove it, they're offering support and an app store. All this and more is being shown off this week at Dockercon 14.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the future of virtualization and hypervisors.
YouTube does no evil (and makes no mistakes).
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) massively raised the ire of the information-security community yesterday. Its utterly-reliable YouTube moderators nuked the account of the infamous "Irongeek" (Adrian Crenshaw).
It surely couldn't have been a simple false-positive mistake, right? Because Google says it already "reviewed" the "repeated or severe violations" that led to the censorship.
So, that's all right then. No evil done here. Move along. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers whip themselves up into a frenzy of indignation.
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has a 64-bit version on Windows now. Or, at least, in its bleeding-edge channels.
Faster, more stable, extra-secure browsing awaits. Or, perhaps, not.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers do download the doings.
HOW MUCH??? I hope that's a round-trip fare.
Richard Branson is one small step closer: Virgin Galactic has secured agreements with U.S. and state regulators, meaning the company's shiny spaceplane can fly in controlled airspace, carrying six ludicrously-wealthy passengers.
The half-billion-dollar, reusable SpaceShipTwo is 'merely' suborbital, but points the way towards flying half-way around the world in a couple hours (so roll on SpaceShipThree).
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers think CamelCase is so last decade, darling.