Daily Archives: 10 November, 2010
I usually give Facebook the benefit of the doubt in its various wars with the press and users, particularly around privacy issues. Mostly because user expectations around privacy are changing in real time. Things that were reprehensible just a couple of years ago are now considered so mainstream that even Salesforce will buy them and no one blinks.
So when Facebook redefines privacy to remove actual privacy, I take a wait and see approach.
I’ve taken the same approach on data portability. For a good two years we’ve all been waiting for Facebook to let our data out. They’ve done so in drips and drabs, but the crown jewels – user emails – remain locked up.
Dense on-chip dynamic memory of more than 1Gb
IBM has introduced a new chip-making technology that can be used to create advanced semiconductors to keep pace with the increasing number of Internet-connected devices and the data they are generating.
The company said that the Cu-32 custom logic offering employs its technology to increase the memory capacity and processing speeds of chips used in fibre-optic and wireless networks, routers and switches.
IBM said using Cu-32 in systems results in cellular infrastructure that can move one year’s worth of text messages (six trillion, worldwide in 2010) in less than ten seconds; a consumer downloading a feature-length film on a smart phone in less than ten seconds; or a HD version in under a minute; and routers that can stream every motion picture ever produced in less than one minute.
French open source data integration and quality player Talend has announced the acquisition of German open source enterprise service bus (ESB) vendor Sopera, on undisclosed terms. Talend simultaneously announced it has raised $34m funding from Silver Lake Sumeru.
The acquisition will add 60 staff to Talend’s 270, which Talend said should put it in the top five open source vendors.
Speaking to CBR ahead of the announcement, Talend co-founder and CEO Bertrand Diard said: “Without the acquisition of Sopera we would not have needed the financing. But as well as back our growth behind the acquisition it will also give us enough fuel to look at other [acquisition] opportunities on the market.”
Diard said that Silver Lake Sumeru was reassured by the fact that Talend acquired a master data management (MDM) technology last year from Amalto Technologies: MDM is now a “significant part” of Talend’s total revenue. Indeed Talend claims it is the only data integration player that also has data quality and MDM tools.