I’m still sorting through reports on a recent announcement that Google over-rode the Apple Safari browser’s privacy settings to allow the site to track users’ movement through the web.
The Intel Corporation recently announced it will be collaborating with the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), one of the world’s best R&D organizations. Located in Pune, India, the C-DAC falls under the Department of Information Technology (DIT) and Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).
HPC Academia Innovation Center
The Indian Government announced this collaboration to create an HPC (High Performance Computer) Academia Innovation Center for National Engineering Education and Open Science Research. This will allow the country to take advantage of the emerging technologies released by Intel and subsidiaries.
Key Focus Points
QRadar is a control center that synchronizes intelligence data and real-time security from over 400 sources. A planned assimilation for the new platform is with IBM’s X-Force Intelligence Threat Feed which monitors (real-time) and average of 13 billion security events each day for approximately 4,000 clients in over 130 countries. This will allow the QRadar system to maintain visibility with regards to the latest security threats and trends.
Bad Guys Moving Faster than the Good Guys
Intel recently revealed several features for their newest communications platform entitled, “Crystal Forest.” According to the company, the technology will manage the processing of information throughout their network in an efficient and secure manner. Simultaneously, the platform with address specialized requirements for cloud connectivity and processing.
Future Video Traffic
Currently, every minute of every day there are 30 hours of video being uploaded. It is estimated that by 2015 it will take five years to watch all video on the Internet. The numbers will continue to increase at an exponential rate which will place additional pressure on equipment and service providers to offer platforms that can manage this traffic.
At the moment, these providers combine specialized silicon co-processors with software programming models to direct many communications. This is an extremely expensive and complicated undertaking that has previously utilized a large amount of manpower and equipment.
Whether it’s Macs, iPhones, iPods, or iPads, Apple products users tend to venerate this company. Recent news stories have brought to light a number of issues including worker safety violations, use of child labor, and low pay. Although Apple is not the only company with this problem, it is disheartening for many Apple fans to discover the concerns with labor practices at the Chinese factories that manufacture some of the most popular Apple products.
Computer chip industry titan Intel Corporation recently settled in one of the final antitrust cases against the company. Analysts are claiming that Intel only received a financial slap on the wrist for its wrongdoing.
Threats and Kickbacks
Dating back to the middle of the 2000’s, the chipmaker was accused by global governments of using threats and kickbacks to maintain their dominant position in the industry. These tactics supposedly paid off and Intel was able to have additional time to upgrade their product line. At this point, the company lagged behind Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to exploding with pioneering products to take the lead in the war.
Intel allegedly threatened to cut shipments to those computer makers who also used AMD chips. Those who complied were also given monetary bonuses and discounts. Intel was also reported to place pressure on retailers to fix specific prices of CPU’s in various regions.
I like apps, okay, I admit that. And I admit I'm not exactly discerning about what I download. I will try almost anything in the app store that is free and even remotely promising. So I'm not surprised when any particular app turns out to be a dude or useless or not fun. At the same time, when an app is produced on behalf of a brand I usually trust, I do expect a little more. It's like listening to a podcast. I have absolutely no expectations for some random “Hey this is me” cast, but I expect what I download from NPR or The Onion not to suck.
When I first heard about Google's Chromebook, I was more than a little skeptical. "I use my laptop for way more than just the browser!" I thought to myself, foolishly. More recently, Chromebook debates can still get me a little heated, but I have come around to something the Chromebook thrives on: Web apps.
Intel recently announced the promotion of two executives to Senior Vice President. Mooly Eden and Richard Taylor were authorized by the board of directors to fill these positions due to their excellent performance.
Eden was recently name as the general manager and president of Intel Israel and performed the responsibilities related to operations and strategy, counting the development centers and managing Intel’s Fab 28 production location.
Taylor will become the Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources. His additional duties will include the management and implementation of all human resource programs and policies globally.
I have a very ambivalent relationship with the mixing and blending of my worlds that come about as a result of my facebook wall. I graduated from a conservative Christian high school, for a while I was a nun, I have a rural midwestern born again family, and now I'm a big queer stand up comic. Before facebook, in the days of livejournal, friendster and diaryland, I didn't have to make choices about if I was going to let folks connect, both because I trusted the filtering technology, and because the majority of people were not using social media.