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Mashable for Nexercise

April 7, 2014

It's time to break all of your bad habits.

With the help of mobile apps, you can find a plethora of motivational ways to stop smoking cigarettes, quit biting your nails and shape up your exercise regimen.

TechTarget for ExtraHop

April 4, 2014

In matters of IT, hard facts and statistics trump opinions and emotions. But the facts have to be visible and accessible to the entire IT team for them to bear any significance.

Application performance management (APM) has had a reputation of being a technology that provides crucial data yet is also one that's hard to manage, often requiring the expertise of a dedicated application management professional who understood application architectures. But new approaches to APM are helping to break down the silos and provide a level of visibility that can help put everyone in the IT organization -- including networking professionals -- on the same page.

USA Today for FlowPlay

March 26, 2014

Video game icon Atari is emerging from bankruptcy to jump into the world of social casino gaming. The publisher is partnering with virtual games company FlowPlay on Atari Casino, a series of classic casino games such as poker and blackjack that carry themes from classic Atari games includingAsteroidsCentipede and Missile Command. The games will be available on the Web, as well as Facebook and mobile devices this fall.

VentureBeat for Flowplay

March 26, 2014

New York-based Atari has just emerged from bankruptcy proceedings under the ownership of its new chief executive, Fred Chesnais. FlowPlay makes a social casino platform that other companies can customize and use to launch games like slots, poker, or blackjack. In an interview with GamesBeat, Chesnais said he believes players will enjoy the nostalgia of playing Missile Command or Asteroids slot machine games.

ZDNet for Revel Systems

March 26, 2014

A custom tablet point-of-sale (POS) integration created by Revel Systems for HALL Wines has matured into a full-blown solution for wineries, complete with software that can handle the industry's strict and complex shipping laws. 

Network World for Eucalyptus

March 25, 2014

Using the cloud to complement on-premise IT resources is one of the nirvana states envisioned for cloud computing, letting you architect for normal workloads and then burst to the cloud when necessary.

Turns out seamless cloud bursting is still a pipe dream, but “hybrid” cloud may be good enough. In this Network World Spotlight report on “The seamless cloud” we examine the trends, experiences and impediments to meshing cloud services with on-premise resources.


Dr. Dobbs for Skytap

March 23, 2014

Skytap has announced its SaaS-based dev/test environments built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Development and test teams can use Skytap to build and test software in environments that mirror their AWS production environments. With this release, Skytap now supports native AWS and VMware workloads.

Mashable for Acorns

March 13, 2014

One-Liner Pitch: Acorns aims to let users invest with just their spare change.

Why It's Taking Off: The app, which is still in beta, automatically rounds up your purchases to the nearest dollar and puts the difference in an investment portfolio.

Wired for Zumobi

March 12, 2014

History inevitably repeats itself. When the World Wide Web was first introduced, brands of all sizes felt a strong sense of urgency to create a web presence regardless of its partial functionality, modest quality or limited scalability. Over time, as web marketers and developers became more savvy, the features and performance of webpages became personalized, continually setting new standards for acceptable website.

Wired for OpenMarket

March 3, 2014

The following statement could cause side effects including shock, confusion, anxiety or panic: The most effective engagement channel that enterprises will leverage over the next year is SMS messaging. Mobile apps appear to have reached the “peak of inflated expectations” on Gartner’s hype cycle. Enterprise executives are realizing that the resources invested into building and maintaining a mobile app is not providing the expected return on investment. This is compared with SMS or MMS, which in many use cases can achieve the same goals with lower costs, while utilizing distribution channels preferred by consumers and employees alike. By the end of 2014, expect the mobile app frenzy to fade as global enterprises increasingly rely on SMS due to its ubiquity, mobile phone interoperability, ease of use and global reach.

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Hear that? That’s the sound of the Front Range gaining serious steam. With Denver ranking #2 on Forbes’ list of the “Best Places to Launch A Startup In 2014,” Boulder’s notorious startup scene and four large universities within hours of each other, it’s not surprising that the Front Range is a flurry with innovation and [Read More]

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