Topic: data

Google VR SDK 1.0 out of beta, W3C addresses future Web road map, and an OpenSSL security issue—SD Times news digest: Sept. 26, 2016

The Google VR SDK 1.0 (with support for Daydream, a platform for mobile virtual reality) has left beta and is now available on the Google Daydream developer site. The SDK simplifies common VR development tasks so developers can focus on building interactive mobile VR applications for Daydream-ready phones and headsets, according to a blog post … continue reading

Yahoo’s security, CommitStrip’s developer comic book, and Citus MX in private beta—SD Times news digest: Sept. 23, 2016

After a recent investigation surfaced regarding Yahoo’s network hack that resulted in at least 500 million user accounts being stolen, Yahoo released a statement on its Tumblr to discuss what actions it’s taking to protect its users. To start, Bob Lord, chief information security officer of Yahoo, wrote in an e-mail that the company is … continue reading

Apache CouchDB 2.0, CA to acquire BlazeMeter, and Datadog’s APM extension—SD Times news digest: Sept. 21, 2016

The open-source database Apache CouchDB has hit version 2.0. CouchDB is designed to scale from Big Data apps to mobile devices. “CouchDB 2.0 finally fulfills the project’s original vision to bring reliable data sync to Big Data and Mobile in one seamless solution,” said Jan Lehnardt, vice president of Apache CouchDB. “The team has been … continue reading

DataScience Cloud, Mesosphere’s DC/OS 1.8, and Twitter’s new MoPub modular SDK—SD Times news digest: Sept. 16, 2016

Data science solution provider DataScience Inc. has announced the release of DataScience Cloud, a new solution designed to extend data science teams. DataScience Cloud allows users to integrate a variety of data sources, browse and query data, build analyses, and deploy models throughout their organization. “The DataScience Cloud is our answer to the struggles of … continue reading

GitLab’s master plan, Sentinet 4.8 released, and MySQL 8.0—SD Times news digest: Sept. 13, 2016

Today, GitLab announced a US$20 million Series B funding from investors August Capital, Khosla Ventures, and Y Combinator. This follows its previous round of funding from last September. With the funding, GitLab is bringing issues, wikis, code review, Continuous Integration and Deployment into one single user interface. Its latest release of Issue Boards and merge … continue reading

Micro Focus intends to merge with HPE Software

Micro Focus announced its intent to merge with HPE’s Software Business Segment for approximately US$8.8 billion today. The merger is still subject to closing conditions, but the transaction is expected to finalize in the third quarter of 2017. Also, with this merger, Micro Focus and HPE announced the intent to enter a commercial partnership naming … continue reading

Intel to acquire Movidius, Microsoft’s gag order fight, and Qualcomm and Verizon’s IoT plan—SD Times news digest: Sept. 6, 2016

Intel is looking to extend its depth-sensing technology RealSense in order to enable autonomous machines to see in 3D and understand the environment around them. The company announced it is acquiring Movidius, a computer vision company. “With Movidius, Intel gains low-power, high-performance [system on a chip] platforms for accelerating computer vision applications,” wrote Josh Walden, … continue reading

Databricks’ release of Apache Spark 2.0 makes things easier, faster, smarter for developers

Databricks has announced the general availability of Apache Spark 2.0 on its platform, building on what the Databricks community has learned and focusing on three themes: ease of use, more speed, and more intelligence, according to the company. From the preview release of Apache Spark 2.0, Databricks said that 10% of its clusters were already … continue reading

Google introduces two new machine learning APIs

Google is expanding its Cloud Platform to help developers build intelligent applications. The company has introduced the Cloud Natural Language API and Cloud Speech API into open beta. The Cloud Natural Language API enables developers to perform sentiment analysis, entity recognition and syntax analysis in a number of languages. Sentiment analysis aims to understand the … continue reading

Text Control releases web API-powered reporting platform

Text Control has released a web API-powered reporting platform that helps teams create Microsoft Word-compatible reports in the cloud. The platform is called Text Control ReportingCloud, and it takes complete TX Text Control reporting functionality into the cloud, making it accessible for all platforms or languages that developers use. In order to make it accessible, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Gotta catch ‘em all (safely and securely)

While you are trying to catch ‘em all, Pokémon Go is catching all your data. According to security researchers, the increasingly popular mobile application is posing a huge security risk to users. The problem is that in order to play, you need to sign in through your pokemon.com or Google account, giving the application full … continue reading

Infragistics allows developers to embed ReportPlus into their applications

Infragistics is expanding its enterprise mobility business intelligence (BI) solution. The company today announced a redesign to ReportPlus Mobile, as well as the addition of ReportPlus Desktop for Windows and ReportPlus Embedded. “What we are really trying to do is help businesses build great experiences to their team with a complete out-of-the-box BI analytics solution … continue reading

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