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John Funnel on Ulitzer Earlier this year one of my staff attended a SYS-CON event and returned to the office a different person. Revitalised and motivated. I asked her what happened at the event to warrant such a transformation? What was her secret? Was it the New York Shopping experience? A business Romance or was it Devine intervention? She simply advised me to ‘check out Ulitzer. – Everyone who is anyone is on it’. She was not the first to introduce me to the innovation. Many of my peers had gone through such noticeable changes, It was like a weight had been lifted from their shoulders, that they now had a true portal to vent out their innermost thoughts. I was instantly intrigued by such recommendations. People, just like me, were using Ulitzer everywhere. So what had I been fighting against all this time? What was I avoiding? Eventually I succumbed to the in... (more)

Book Review: Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property

According to Larry Rosen, "One of the challenges to writing about licensing in a book not specifically written for licensing professionals is to make a very dull subject interesting." A Complete and Thorough BookRosen has met that challenge in his exciting guide to the Open Source licensing zoo. As an extra fillip he offers a set of five Open Source Principles so clear and brief that the Open Source Initiative (OSI) would be well advised to adopt them, plus two new licenses intended to solve not only the weaknesses of some of the current Open Source licenses, but resolve the many... (more)

AT&T Delivers a Wireless College Experience

New Media Journal AT&T announced UpperClass from AT&T, a new mobile application for colleges and universities that extends the college experience to students' mobile devices. Built with Application Studio, a mobile application platform from Pyxis Mobile, UpperClass from AT&T is a customizable application delivering a wide range of campus-related information to students, administrators, faculty, parents and alumni. The application provides a college community with real-time access to the information they need, virtually wherever they happen to be, including class information, st... (more)

Maxthon Beats Microsoft to the Punch Creating Barrier to Zero-day Attacks

Maxthon announced its browser already has in place technology that blocks zero-day "Aurora" hacking attacks such as the one that broke into computers run by 20 companies, including Google, Adobe, and Juniper Networks, making away with intellectual property. The attack exploited a previously unknown vulnerability, nicknamed Aurora, in Internet Explorer. The attacks took advantage of buffers in a file, mshtml.dll, engineers at Maxthon explained. When the buffers are flooded with more data than they can store, it creates an opening to a computer, through which a trojan is downloade... (more)

ABC of Patenting: Why, What and How?

“No more than 1 in every 100 patent earns enough to pay back development cost and patent fees. About 1 in 500 makes any money above its out-of-pocket costs.” – Peter F. Drucker in Innovation and Entrepreneurship If this is true then why do so many people file patent application? There are about 200,000 patents granted in US every year. (You can see this report from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for more detail.) Four Reasons why people file Patents Measure of R&D progress: For individual it can build your credibility. For a research lab in can be the ROI measure for the top man... (more)

HP's Hybrid Cloud Solution Leverages OpenStack

"HP provides the industry's most comprehensive hybrid cloud solution leveraging OpenStack across HP today extended its commitment to the OpenStack community with new and enhanced HP Converged Cloud offerings that enable enterprises to increase agility, speed innovation and lower costs," said Saar Gillai, senior vice president and general manager, Converged Cloud, at HP as HP announced that it is integrating OpenStack technology to deliver enterprise-grade solutions across its private, public and hybrid cloud portfolio. "Enterprises are embracing open-source cloud solutions to in... (more)