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[Further updated to include advance word of Jay Rosen/Dave Winer "Rebooting the Media" podcast - #75 coming Monday Dec 6] [Updated to include PayPal announcement of the closure of WikiLeaks' PayPal account.] Is Web 3.0 maybe going to be less the utopia we've been envisaging and more like the real, physical world, with all the real-world limitations that follow along with it...? The latest WikiLeaks ("Cablegate") affair, coming as it does at the very end of the first decade of the 21st Century, comes at an appropriate moment. An undoubted political and diplomatic hornet's nest, the swirling discussions surrounding the organization's drip-drip release of (so far) 612 of the quarter of a million or so diplomatic cables in its possession are all grist to the mill of an "awakening" that in my view is likely going to mark the difference between the Web of 2000-1010 and that... (more)

Bulletproofing the WebSocket Wire Protocol

Web Security Journal: There's been a flurry of discussion this week among Internet and Web standards heavy-hitters around WebSocket, the new communications protocol supported in Chrome 4 and Safari 5. What was the main issue? Is there some kind of fundamental security vulnerability with the WebSocket (WS) protocol? John Fallows: When surfing the Web, our browsers may communicate with Web servers via HTTP proxies that deliver many benefits, such as providing previously cached Web content more efficiently than repeatedly contacting the target server. These proxies may be either explicitly configured at the browser or they may form part of the general network topology to intercept the communication path implicitly. Securely encrypted Web communication cannot be intercepted by such proxies. Members of the Hypertext Bidirectional (HyBi) IETF Working Group recently comp... (more)

Linux Foundation Welcomes Newest Members From Semiconductor and Storage Industry

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/14 -- (LinuxCon and CloudOpen) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that Adapteva, GitHub, SanDisk, Seagate and Western Digital are joining the organization. These companies join the more than 200 existing members in supporting Linux and fostering collaboration on a truly massive scale. A new approach to developing software that embraces open source, online code sharing, and lower barriers to entry is taking off within enterprises. Within the storage industry, for example, a growing dependency on digital data is driving new innovations in areas such as flash technology, cloud services and cloud-based storage, and Linux is paving the way. Through massive collaboration, companies across all industries are building better softw... (more)

LogLogic Experiences 43% Growth in First Quarter

Security Track at Cloud Expo LogLogic, security and log management company, on Monday announced a strong close to its fiscal first quarter, marked by over 43 percent growth over the same quarter last year. This follows an impressive finish to its previous fiscal year, where overall bookings were up an additional 12 percent in the fourth quarter. Register Today and Save $800 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! The quarter’s growth was highlighted by the continued expansion of LogLogic’s global customer base with the addition of 40 new customers, including Exxon Mobil, Quiznos, JetBlue Airways, Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, Macerich, Children’s Hospital Boston, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the American Automobile Association (AAA) in North America, VocaLink, Eiffage and EADS Astrium in Europe, Middle East and Africa; and CIMB (Bank of Malaysia) and ... (more)

Will Software AG Survive until 2019? - Revisited

I am not happy to Revisit a Vendor Survival post saying that my prediction that a vendor will not survive was correct (for example, SUN). If a vendor is not a monopoly, I am not happy to find that the probability that it will survive is lower than it was (Apple, HP etc.). Even if it is a monopoly in specific markets and not a monopoly in others, I am not happy to find that its Survival probability is lower than it was (Microsoft).  The reason that I am not happy is that competition is good for my customers: They can buy better products and pay less. This post is out of the ordinary. The probability that Software AG will Survive is now higher than it was when I wrote the post: Will Software AG Survive until 2019?     Software AG's Business Lines In my previous Vendors Survival post on Software AG, I analyzed its two major Business Lines: 1. Mainframe DataBase, Development ... (more)

[nextweb] The Open Source Bank of Brewster

I’m at the Next Web conference in Amsterdam. A large cavern is full of entrepreneurs and Web marketing folks, mainly young. (From my end of the bell curve, most crowds are young.) 2,500 attendees. The pening music is overwhelming loud; I can feel the bass as extra beat in my heart, which from my end of the bell curve is not a good feeling. But the message is of Web empowerment, so I’ll stop my whinging. Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten recaps the conference’s 30-hour hackathon. 28 apps. One plays music the tempo of which is based upon how fast you’re driving. First up is Brewster Kahle [twitter: brewster_kahle], founder of the Internet Archive. [I am a huge Brewster fan, of course.] Brewster 2011 NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. No... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 27, 2014

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! It's time again for the annual State of Enterprise Mobility report.  A lot has changed in the enterprise mobility world in the past year.  Would you be willing to participate in the survey?  All participants will receive the final report for free.  Here is the survey link -http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e9hmymorhwv3wle0/start.  I will be compiling t... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of August 3, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Diabetacare has now implemented its first mobile application known as Snap a Meal service to monitor and bridge gaps in current diabetes management.  Snap a Meal captures information on calorie intake and helps control weight and blood sugar level. The mobile app is viewed as an efficient, effective and affordable device.  Read Original Content The research for a genetic cause behi... (more)

One Month's New Course Teaches Thousands of Students How to Process Credit Card Payments Online

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/14 -- One Month, an online education startup, is introducing a new course designed to teach developers how to make money on the web by accepting credit card payments through Stripe, an online payments startup. While coding tutorials and boot-camps are increasing in popularity, many newly-minted developers who try to create businesses of their own find that accepting payments online can be an intimidating and frustrating experience. The new One Month Stripe Payments course solves this problem by teaching students how to make money without setting up merchant accounts or dealing with banks, while still ensuring transaction safety and legal compliance. "As someone who had never coded before, I was shocked when I made $19,450 in my first month after learning to use Stripe," says Mattan Griffel, Co-founder and CEO of One Month. "We w... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 17, 2014

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Changing Environments, a startup based in Massachusetts, has announced its invention of a public bench that acts as a solar powered smartphone battery charger that can be used to recharge mobile devices.  Read Original Content Although reporting illegal fishing using smartphone apps will not eliminate the problem of overfishing entirely, certain mobile technology, s... (more)

Jobs2Careers Ranked #131 in Inc. 500 List of Fastest-Growing Privately-Held Companies

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine has ranked Jobs2Careers, a job search engine, as the #2 fastest growing private company in the Human Resources industry and #131 overall on the 2014 Inc. 5000, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. With a three-year growth rate of 2,830 percent, Jobs2Careers joins the ranks of Microsoft, Timberland, Oracle, and Zappos.com. In addition to Jobs2Careers, the 2014 list added GoPro, Fuhu, Tough Mudder, Bowlmor, and Lending Club. The 2014 Inc. 500 exhibited a median growth rate of 1,828 percent and collectively created more than 46,000 jobs. Bruce Ge, Founder and CEO of Jobs2Careers, attributes this honor to "great management." Ge continues: "My employees shocked me with their knowledge, passion, creativity and diligence. When I believe they can build a miracle, they deliver it." F... (more)