|By Shelly Palmer||
|July 27, 2014 09:54 PM EDT||
TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.” It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services. (Apple has since confirmed the initial report of the acquisition. The company told TechCrunch, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” A second source says Apple bought BookLamp’s employees and technology for a price that was “higher than $10 million, and lower than $15 million.” BookLamp’s most well-known product was the Book Genome Project, a platform that let users find suggestions for books to read based on natural language analysis of other titles. BookLamp’s tech and talent could help Apple improve its iBooks service with better recommendations, search, and categorization.
Sep. 27, 2016 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 946
Sep. 27, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,584
Sep. 27, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,624
Sep. 27, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,746
Sep. 27, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,680
Sep. 27, 2016 10:45 AM EDT Reads: 3,378
Sep. 27, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 4,519
Sep. 27, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,185
Sep. 27, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,847
Sep. 27, 2016 10:15 AM EDT Reads: 3,149
Sep. 27, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,295
Sep. 27, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,176
Sep. 27, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,038
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Sep. 27, 2016 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,684
Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discusse...
Sep. 27, 2016 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,309