Microsoft Under Nadella: Reimagining Mobile And Cloud, Finally

Each of these apps is operating system-independent. Mr. Nadella has good visibility into enterprise computing and how technology is deployed and utilized within business. He used to be the executive responsible for Microsofts Business Solutions Group and the Servers and Tools Business. So he knows the dramatic landscape shifts in corporate computing including the move to public and private clouds, the uptake in personal devices being used for business, mobile computing, and SaaS applications, to name a few. http://www.forbes.com/sites/rajsabhlok/2014/02/07/microsoft-under-nadella-reimagining-mobile-and-cloud-finally/

App Misconfiguration, Mobile Apps With Poor Encryption Pose Risks, Hp

Looking beyond just mobile apps, HP found that 80 percent of applications, in general, are misconfigured, which leads to insecure deployments. “Even if developers build their code perfectly, and even if the initial configuration that comes out of development is secure, then there is still the opportunity for an operations person to alter the configuration and introduce insecurity that wasn’t present during the development and testing period,” West said. West sees the application misconfiguration issue as a significant concern. More communication between developers and operations people is needed to mitigate the risk, he said. The operations people need to be more aware of the way applications are built and need to be properly configured, and developers need to make sure that operations people don’t get the opportunity to introduce risks that aren’t necessary, he advised. http://www.eweek.com/security/app-misconfiguration-mobile-apps-with-poor-encryption-pose-risks-hp.html

Zynga Moves Away From Facebook, Toward Mobile

“The scale that served us so well in building and delivering the leading social gaming service on the web is now making it hard to successfully lead across mobile and multi-platform, which is where social games are going to be played,” then-CEO Pincus said in a June 2013 statement. At the time, the company reported losses in the range of $28.5 million to $39 million. Time to be more than stable Since those layoffs and losses, Zynga brought in Mattrick and largely stabilized its business. In the fourth quarter of 2013, the company reported $147 million in revenue and adjusted EBITDA of $3 million. Zynga also announced plans for a 15% global workforce reduction and an expanded cost savings plan expected to generate approximately $33 million to $35 million in pre-tax savings for 2014. Cost saving and small profits might be better than a large loss, but they highlight that stability is doing nothing to move the company away from its reliance on Facebook. The acquisition of NaturalMotion is a half-billion-dollar step toward declaring Zynga’s independence. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/01/zynga-moves-away-from-facebook-toward-mobile.aspx

Gefen Wireless Extender For Hdmi 60 Ghz Streams 1080p 33 Feet

0 February 01, 2014 2014 International CES was dominated by big, beautiful TVs. And Gefen wants to give your clients something to watch on those new TVs – and make the whole process extremely easy. Gefens new Wireless Extender for HDMI 60 GHz allows installers to put source equipment, such as a Blu-ray player or cable box, wherever they want. Once set up, this add-on allows clients to stream full 1080p HD, all without wires. It can deliver those high-def images within the room, up to 33 feet from the TV. The plug-and-play system uses the 60 GHz EHF (Extremely High Frequency) radio band and can support 3D, as well as lossless High Bit Rate (HBR) 7.1-channel Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. http://www.channelprosmb.com/article/gefen_wireless_extender_for_hdmi_60_ghz_streams_1080p_33_feet

Team Wireless Signs On To Sell Snapone, Inc.’s Cloud Applications

“Plus, we love that we can introduce Snap One at just the right moment, when customers are thinking about security and protection for their new device.” “TEAM Wireless signing on to offer our Snap One products to their customers is a great thing for us and them,” said Jiren Parikh, President and CEO of SnapOne, Inc. “It expands our retail reach and makes even more consumers aware of the critical mobile security and content management applications we offer.” Snap One is a suite of apps that includes Snap Secure, Snap Sync and Snap Play, and allows individuals and families to easily secure, sync, back up, stream and share their digital lives through a secure, centralized cloud. Snap One subscribers can add up to six users, 1 TB of cloud storage and unlimited devices to one account. Snap Secure is also sold as a standalone cloud app, addressing individual and family security with full device backup and restore features at a lower price-point than Snap One. Snap FamilySafe is an affordable and comprehensive personal and device security-focused mobile application without backup and restore features. Customers can buy Snap One, Snap Secure and Snap FamilySafe at TEAM Wireless locations and other retail stores nationwide and immediately download the applications onto their devices. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/team-wireless-signs-on-to-sell-snapone-incs-cloud-applications-2014-01-29

Nsa Uses Mobile Apps Like Angry Birds For Spying

Most profiles contain a string of characters that identifies the phone, along with basic data on the user like age, sex and location. One profile notes whether the user is currently listening to music or making a call, and another has an entry for household income. Google declined to comment for this article, and Burstly did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Saara Bergstrom, a Rovio spokeswoman, said the company had no knowledge of the intelligence programmes. Nor do we have any involvement with the organisations you mentioned, Bergstrom said, referring to the NSA and the British spy agency. http://gulfnews.com/news/world/usa/nsa-uses-mobile-apps-like-angry-birds-for-spying-1.1283378

Apple On Mobile Payments And Touch Id: ‘a Big Opportunity’

“It’s a big opportunity on the platform,” said Cook. To be clear, Cook said there was nothing to announce, but definitely did not close the door to the feature. He specifically pointed to users enjoying the ability to purchase digital items like music and books using the Touch ID feature, instead of having to type in a password. Related posts Why Apple’s guidance looks weak Late last week, a report by The Wall Street Journal said that the company was making a bigger push into the mobile payments space, aiming to let users buy physical goods — like clothes or cab rides — using their iPhones. The article said that iTunes and App Store chief Eddy Cue has been talking to industry executives about the topic, and has put longtime executive Jennifer Bailey in charge of building out the business. Speaking more generally about the Touch ID feature, Cook said it was one of the driving forces in iPhone 5S sales. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57617871-37/apple-on-mobile-payments-and-touch-id-a-big-opportunity/