Month: July 2014

Oracle Transition to Cloud Could Take Three Years

As noted, Oracle’s CEO mentioned that the transition to cloud software by the vendor won’t happen overnight. As the market leader, the database company must transition it’s application systems in which big companies and other enterprises pay upfront for one-year or longer licenses to use the proprietary software designed by Oracle, which customers maintain in […]

Google-owned “Nest” is Looking for IoT Business

Google-owned Nest is letting its Products get Cozy with other Devices and apps like health trackers, home appliances, and cars. Mercedes-Benz, through its DriveStyle app onboard, can now tell Nest when the driver will likely arrive home, so the thermostat can start heating or cooling at the right time. Jawbone’s Up 24 band can now […]

Oracle VM 3.3 Gives Spark Users Same Features as X86

The latest release of Oracle’s software for managing virtual machines offers the same set of features to Sparc users as those who manage virtual machines on x86 servers. “With Oracle VM 3.3, a big part of the improvement is on the Sparc side,” said Wim Coekaerts, Oracle senior vice president for Linux and virtualization engineering. […]

Home Automation Creating Interest

Microsoft is interested in home automation and recently announced an agreement to work with an insurance company on home automation technology. Its Xbox gaming platform is seen as a potential hub or control center for home devices. With Apple, Samsung and others “still developing their own independent strategy, the industry is yet again poised to […]

Facebook to Acquire Video Ad Company LiveRail

Facebook will acquire video advertising company LiveRail in the Internet social network’s latest step to make video ads a bigger part of its business. Facebook did not disclose a price for the San Francisco-based company, which was founded in 2007 and has offices in several countries. LiveRail’s technology automatically pairs video ads with the videos […]

Google’s Android Studio Development Environment is Available

Google’s Android Studio development environment is available in a beta version that makes it easier to create apps for smart-watches and TVs. The beta was announced at the Google I/O developer conference along with preview versions of Android L and the associated SDK (software development kit). The preview version of Android Studio, an IntelliJ-based IDE (Integrated […]

MICROSOFT BACKS OPEN SOURCE FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS

Microsoft has joined what began as a Linux Foundation effort to create an open platform for the Internet of Things. It’s a move that may be a telling sign regarding Microsoft’s plans for home automation, and even for the Xbox. The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit consortium that promotes Linux adoption, late last year announced the […]