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NewsMapR Technologies' new Spyglass Initiative is an open and extensible approach designed to centralized monitoring of big data deployments. News AnalysisYouTube's CEO led the opening keynote at VidCon for the third year in a row, and though the online video giant had its 'best year ever,' its still lags behind competitors on key features such as live streaming on mobile devices. NewsHadoop distribution vendor, Hortonworks, announced HDP 2.5 at Hadoop Summit, along with an expansion to its Partnerworks program and a reseller agreement with self-service BI on Hadoop specialist AtScale. It’s OpenThe announcement comes on the heels of the openSUSE Conference, where the growth was a key topic of discussion. NewsObama administration unveils new initiatives to promote global startups as Obama calls for broadband expansion and freedom of expression on the web. It’s OpenSpreading awareness of the power of peer mentoring. It’s OpenThe software defined storage solution introduces Ansible based storage management and monitoring system.rn It’s OpenMicrosoft is betting big on open source for cloud.rn Eye on AppleThe macOS Sierra developer preview is now in the hands of many bloggers and journalists. Find out what they are saying about macOS Sierra. Is it the best version of macOS yet? It’s OpenCustomers now don’t need orchestration tools like Kubernetes. News AnalysisInstagram's daily active user base is close to Twitter's number of monthly users, and the gap between the companies continues to widen as Facebook, Instagram's parent, consolidates power through its family of popular apps. Eye on AppleApple and other technology companies have blocked the roll out of a rifle emoji for the Olympics. The decision has drawn some criticism from media outlets and users. Tech-ticismDuring the past year, Google paid more than half a million dollars to researchers who identified flaws in its mobile OS. In fact, the Android Security Rewards program has been so successful that Google increased related bug bounties. NewsAs new units of IT experts take shape across departments and agencies to advance high-priority projects, lawmakers and a government watchdog warn that CIO authorities must be preserved. It’s OpenIt comes with a great mix of enterprise, cloud and desktop technologies.rn News AnalysisEnterprise definitely was not the star of Apple's show at WWDC last week. The company barely mentioned business users or developers during the opening keynote, but it did introduce several improvements that should have far reaching implications for enterprise coders and IT. News AnalysisNew precision forecasts will help businesses in industries ranging from aviation and agriculture to energy generation and retail better respond to their environment. NewsAmid a new report from BSA, quantifying the economic impact of the software industry, Obama administration officials stress importance of broadening access to programming instruction in K-12 schools. NewsNew Nielsen survey highlights slow rate of adoption and interoperability in health technology as patients don’t see the value of online scheduling, mobile apps and EMRs. News AnalysisThe initial shock of Microsoft's massive $26.2 billion bet on LinkedIn has mostly worn off, but it's still unclear just what Microsoft will do with LinkedIn, how the social network's loyal users will react to related change, and how Microsoft will integrate LinkedIn data with its products. News AnalysisThe startup hopes to dramatically increase adoption of its dual-engine relational database management system, powered by Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, by making the technology open source. NewsThrough Internet of Things analytics and optimization, GE says coal-fired steam power plants can reduce fuel consumption by 67,000 tons of coal per year, while maintaining the same megawatt output. News AnalysisAt its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple this week empowered third-party developers to further integrate their apps with native iOS software. The changes should have significant impact behind the scenes of iOS and on iPhone users' screens. News AnalysisLenovo this week announced the world's first smartphone that supports Google's Tango augmented reality platform. The Phab 2 Pro is a consumer-oriented device that ironically could help progress AR in the enterprise. NewsIn ambitious bid to accelerate cancer diagnosis and treatment, vice president announces aggregated set of genomic and clinical cancer data. NewsNew facilities in Atlanta, Miami and Providence are a first step in GE's efforts to attract and retain IT talent with a mix of technical, analytical and leadership skills. Eye on AppleGoogle releases a new app that turns your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus Live Photos into GIFs that loop forever, or you can opt to make them movies. Motion Stills also provides helpful stabilization algorithms. It’s OpenWith SUSE Enterprise Storage, powered by Ceph, SUSE becomes the first company to offer a commercial storage solution that is based on the Jewel release of the open source storage platform.rn NewsWith companies increasingly turning to Apache Spark to build their data pipelines and analytical applications, MapR Technologies has released an Apache Spark distribution that packages the complete Spark stack, patented features from the MapR Platform and key open source projects that complement Spark. NewsTop official in Defense Department's cybersecurity unit says organization is doing an ‘effective job’ at recruiting, but keeping up with the evolving threat landscape remains a challenge. Tech-ticismSamsung's Galaxy S7 Active smartphone is water- and shatter resistant, and it's more stylish than past generations of ruggedized Galaxy S phones, but all potential GS7 Active buyers should consider these seven facts before making a purchase. It’s OpenYet another promising open source project goes to the Linux Foundation.rn It’s OpenTorus is a fully open source project by CoreOS, hosted on GitHub.rn NewsGovernment IT leaders stress value in private-sector partnerships, repeatable contracting provisions as they look to incremental modernization strategies.rn NewsMicrosoft aims to give IT more visibility and control into Office 365 environments with advanced security features that leverage behavioral analytics and machine learning for threat detection.rn It’s OpenIf Dropbox wants to get into the kernel, they should open source their client side software so the community can audit their codern NewsWith three-quarters of all government IT spending going to support legacy systems, administration is seeking to borrow a page from private sector with a dedicated modernization fund. Inside Tech CareersA look at the top emerging IT careers for recent college grads. The overall health of the IT employment sector is strong and certainly better than most. The demand for qualified candidates is higher than the available number of experienced technology professionals. As a result, employers are becoming more flexible in their requirements and willing to invest in developing their own staff to meet their business needs. Recent graduates, or those who have entered the workforce over the last few years but may be interested in a career pivot, should explore options in IT. The timing is right with the current supply/demand dynamics, and employers are beginning to open the door to many non-computer science graduates. It’s OpenThis is the second update to Ansible since Red Hat acquired it. rn NewsSenior State Department official says cyber is fundamentally different than any sort of conventional military or diplomatic arena, urges ongoing and multilateral development of ‘norms’ in global Internet talks. News AnalysisTwitter plans to make some changes to its social network later this summer, but the overdue modifications demonstrate the company's ongoing struggle to innovate. It’s OpenCloud Foundry embraces the multi-cloud at its 2016 Summit.rn NewsBusinesses that have overlooked Chromebooks due to software limitations now have a new reason to reconsider their decisions. Chrome OS devices will soon be able to run Android apps. NewsThe global services company is creating a new artificial intelligence practice around IPsoft's Amelia cognitive agent, with an initial focus of deploying virtual agent technology for clients in the banking, insurance and travel industries. It’s OpenThe platform as a service provider gains container smarts. News AnalysisGoogle says the enterprise represents a largely untapped opportunity for the company, and at this week's Google I/O conference it shared its strategy to corner the business market. NewsPositions harden within the Federal Communications Commission as agency officials and lawmakers complain about heavy-handed regulation of cable sector. NewsDeadline extended to August 15. The Analytics 50, a collaboration between Drexel University's LeBow College of Business and CIO.com, will recognize 50 of the most innovative analytics executives. NewsFormer FCC Chair Michael Powell, who now leads cable's top trade group, warns that the commission's actions are creating a two-tier regulatory regime that favors tech firms over broadband providers.
News AnalysisIn an effort to address concerns that the ODPi is a vendor organization designed to exert undue influence on Apache Hadoop ecosystem projects, the Linux Foundation organization announced a gold sponsorship of the ASF.rn