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SAP’s Helen Arnold on why women make great CIOs

ORLANDO — For SAP’s chief information officer Helen Arnold, preparations for the company’s annual Sapphire Now user conference were especially daunting. SAP CIO Helen Arnold Over the last three months, Arnold led SAP’s internal deployment of S4/HANA, the company’s revamped business suite. The goal was to have the platform fully deployed before Sapphire kicked off this past Tuesday — and… Read more →

Trueey, the iOS app "more anonymous" than Whisper

Twitter and Facebook have been the perfect place to get trolled if you dare to post an opinion that the world does not like. Politics, religion or sex can have people weighing in to crush your opinion if they do not agree with you. Trueey Los Angeles CA based Mark My Words has developed Trueey for iOS. The app gives… Read more →

Nvidia to pull plug on LTE modem business

Four years following its acquisition of LTE modem-maker Icera, Nvidia has announced that it is to wind down LTE modem operations during the second quarter of fiscal 2016. According to Nvidia, the company has “reshaped its strategy to focus on high-growth opportunities in gaming, automotive and cloud computing applications” since buying Icera in 2011 for $367 million. It has now… Read more →

How Facebook hosts two billion photos with cold storage facilities

A tray of hard drives in a cold storage rack. (Photo: Facebook) Facebook is sharing more details about the less glamorous but still essential behind-the-scenes work that goes into storing swelling amounts of user data. This time, the world’s largest social network is offering a specific deep dive into one staple feature that we all love and hate, depending on… Read more →

LinkedIn adds analytics to bolster publishing platform

LinkedIn is bolstering its digital publishing platform ambitions with a helpful addition that could prove fruitful where it matters most: money. More about LinkedIn LinkedIn launches new one-stop shop for SMBs SMBs LinkedIn’s latest digital publishing play taps into entire user base Mobility LinkedIn launches standalone mobile recruiting app Mobility LinkedIn touts more data potential for ‘Who’s Viewed Your Profile’… Read more →

NSA bulk phone records collection illegal, says appeals court

President Obama meets Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (center) (Image: Pete Souza/White House) A federal appeals court has ruled a National Security Agency program that collected millions of Americans’ phone records is illegal. The decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday said the phone records collection program is not authorized under the Patriot Act. The program… Read more →

Surface 3 in the sound booth: Silence is truly golden

Jim Bratton — Bratton Communication, LLC If you’ve lived or worked in Houston during the last few decades, chances are you’ve heard Jim Bratton’s voice. Whether in commercials, in the Ice Worlds video at the Burke Baker Planetarium, or in your company’s training videos, Bratton’s melodious voice has provided the voice track for thousands of works. In addition to his… Read more →

Google declares that mobile search tops desktop

The quarters keep going by and PC sales keep going down. Surely, though, you think, “PCs really can fall behind smartphone and tables, can they?” I’m sorry to disappoint you but by one important metric, they already have. Google announced “more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan.” Google… Read more →

NetSuite-Microsoft cloud alliance is a win-win for customers

This week at SuiteWorld, Netsuite CEO Zach Nelson announced a partnership with Microsoft. Satya Nadella was on hand (via pre-recorded video) to comment on the partnership. The announcement came as a surprise, as NetSuite has always been perceived as a close ally of Oracle. Let’s dissect the news. (you can find the press release here): NETSUITE SUITEWORLD 2015, SAN JOSE,… Read more →

Indian PM Modi tries tech diplomacy with post on China’s Weibo

In an act that could be read as an example of tech-savvy diplomacy, at least for the South Asian subcontinent, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is due to visit China for three days beginning May 14, reached out to Chinese citizens via China’s largest chat service, Weibo, by opening his account and posting in Chinese, “Hello China! Looking forward… Read more →