Daily Tech Briefing: May 5, 2014

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2014-05-05 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Juniper, Nokia to Offer Bundled Cloud Solution for Telecoms; Target Breach's Latest Victim Is the Company's CEO; SAP CTO Resigns, Was Key Developer of HANA Database; and more.

 
Apple's 'Spaceship' Headquarters Schedule to Open in April

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Cisco Extends Network Security Portfolio With Firepower 2100 Series

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Harris Poll Shows Samsung Reputation Hurt by Note7 Smartphone Recall

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New LG G6 Smartphone to Feature Side-by-Side FullVision Display

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Verizon, Yahoo Agree to Reduce Buyout Price to $4.55 Billion

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Google Tells RSA Show Audience How it Secures a Billion Android Users

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Oracle Appeals Ruling in Java Infringement Dispute With Google

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Trump Administration Holds Back Executive Order on Cyber-Security

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Kaspersky Finds New Malware Designed to Hide in Memory, Steal Data

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U.S. Court Orders Google to Turn Over Data Stored on Overseas Servers

DAILY VIDEO: Federal court says Google must turn over data in foreign servers; Cisco report: mobile...



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An Android smartphone owner filed a lawsuit filed on May 1 against Google in federal court in San Jose, California. The suit is over Google's alleged policies that require smartphone makers to load less-popular Google apps on devices if they want to pre-load more popular Google apps like YouTube on devices that run Android.

The suit was filed by the owner of an HTC Evo 3D smartphone who claimed that these Google restrictions have made the Android phone more expensive. What's more, the lawsuit claims that these policies allow Google to maintain and extend its monopolies.

Microsoft recently previewed the company's new SQL Database for Azure service tiers, which allows companies to tailor their subscriptions based on the performance requirements of their cloud-based SQL implementations. Microsoft's cloud chief Scott Guthrie explained that the two new tiers—Basic and Standard—complement the previously announced high-end Premium offering.

The Basic tier is designed for light transactional workloads that have a predictable rate of hourly transactions, while the Standard tier is being billed as the go-to option for cloud-designed business applications.

In an attempt to help make the cloud computing environment more efficient and scalable, IBM researchers have developed what they are calling digital air traffic controllers. Basically, what these controllers do is manage how resources are used and work is done within a cloud, reducing bottlenecks and increasing efficiency by distributing control throughout the interconnected systems.

Finally, Hewlett-Packard officials introduced the company's HP Facility-as-a-Service offering, which allows organizations to avoid the millions of dollars in upfront capital costs that are traditionally associated with building new data centers. Instead, that cost will be spread out over a number of years.

This gives businesses another option when choosing a data center strategy and to keep control of their infrastructure rather than opt for a cloud or co-location solution.

 
 
 

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