The social network reveals Graph Search, a search tool in beta mode, the algorithm is based on the popularity of contributions. Facebook has just completed its toolset with a search engine called Graph Search.
With its membership base of over one billion, the social network wants the opportunity to conduct research on the social network. The tool, available in beta mode, proposes to make requests from four content types: people, photos, places and interests.
Search graph will appear as a toolbar at the top of most every page. Only a few hundreds of thousands of Facebook members should access to the boot. Like a PageRank algorithm Google, Graph Search to build on the popularity of content to back the results.
As an umbrella to avoid critical vulnerabilities on confidentiality, Facebook ensures that research can only be based on shared content. Microsoft contributes with its engine Bing, which will complete research on the Web.
In presenting this new “search 2.0″, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, has ensured that this tool will gradually be improved and that the index will deepen to absorb the entire social graph.
To motivate the interchangeability of its hosted offerings and boost their convergence under a unified architecture, HP is developing an autonomous division Converged Cloud. To stimulate convergence, standardization and interchangeability of its software and hosted services offerings, HP is building autonomous Converged Cloud.
The American multinational aims to create the binder in its catalog and deliver integrated solutions to companies allowing them to understand the coexistence of multiple cloud environments. Under the auspices of this “cloud converge” topical since April 2012, a unified architecture is put to use as part of a hybrid infrastructure.
The hardware architecture is open, the “cloud fabric” is based on HP Converged Infrastructure. Above the OS layer Ubuntu Linux, there is an open source IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). Open Stack remains owner. It takes Nova and Swift, accompanied by a MySQL database layer and a storage mode blocks.
Follow the IaaS layer HP Converged Controller, HP Converged Management & Security and Converged Information management. The entity Converged Cloud exercised under the direction of Saar Gillai. The former of Networks will work as senior vice president and general manager, under the leadership of COO Bill Veghte.
Apple has sold 156 million devices with iPhone OS mobile platform. But for Tim Cooks grappling with the Chinese problem Apple could do better. Even in China. Even Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, was present at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference and took the opportunity to offer new material for reflection on the success of Apple, almost on the eve of new product announcements in March.
From the presentation in April of 2010 the Apple iPad tablet has sold 55 million units: in this context, Apple has taken three years to sell as many iPhones, five years to sell as many iPods and 22 years for selling as many Macs. Put more simply in 2011 Apple sold more Macs than IOS devices sold in 28 years. In fact, according to some calculations of industry analysts, the iPhone OS platform has reached total sales of 316 million units by the end of last year: 156 million were sold IOS devices more than any Mac ever sold (122 million).
But Cook has left to guess that Apple could do even better: if Apple has sold 37 million iPhones in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 means that 75 percent of users worldwide have made other choices. This represents just fewer than 9 percent of the total market for mobile phones. The Smartphone market last year was worth half a billion to one billion units and will come round in 2015, when the total cell will have 2 billion. This is an impressive opportunity for Cook to Apple that focuses on Chinese market with a particular focus.
The data for February show an increase in sales month on month by 38%, with a total turnover of 37.54 billion dollars. The Europe remains a strategic market. “Europe remains the main market, the goal is to get back to being the number three vendor in 2012 and recover the ground lost” this is essentially the message from President Jim Wong on the occasion of announcements of financial results in February.
Acer also aims, and yet, on the resources of the channel of the old continent to recover at least six points of market share and year-end to get to that 28% left for some time now. An increase in market share is essential for the vendor who made the sale to the mark, the time one of his strengths.
At the same time must deal with some predictions of perspective is not insignificant: the average price of ultra book that will begin to decline by about $ 500 in 2013 , grows less rapidly than the Smartphone market (at least in the old continent), so basically it is considered As a side close to zero the net book market.
The range of products offered is rather wide and Acer remains in all areas: that of the Smartphone (with both Android and Windows), the tablet (again on both platforms), ultra book, notebooks and PCs.
Dell expands IT security and allows himself Sonicwall purchasing it from the investment fund Thomas Bravo. Dell has reached an agreement to acquire the provider of security solutions Sonicwall. The company being acquired by Dell brings with it more than 130 patents and over 300 000 customers using firewall, UTM, remote access solutions, backup and recovery.
The sales of Sonicwall are estimated at 260 million dollars. The nearly one thousand employees to enter into Sonicwall Dell. Sonicwall was acquired in 2010 by Thomas Bravo investment fund and other institutional investors to the tune of $ 717 million.
The agreement will be concluded by next July, will allow the Texas giant of IT to enhance its portfolio of security solutions that already include Secure Works and KACE Networks. Market analysts see the move by Dell in keeping with its policy of diversification away from dependence on the PC segment (which still takes over 54 percent of Dell’s sales).
On the other hand, Dell notes that the IT security remains a major concern of his corporate clients. Sonicwall Dell brings with it a number of firewall security solutions typically targeted at small and medium businesses. On this ground Dell will collide with reality as most Fortinet and Check Point with Cisco or Juniper Networks.
Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and Personal Systems Group (PSG) are fused and are named for the Printing and Personal Systems Group (PPSG) under the leadership of Todd Bradley. In the official notice no mention of any cuts in human resources. The reorganization also affects other departments
How TechWeek Europe has announced the official confirmation came from the merger of Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and Personal Systems Group (PSG), which together take the name of Printing and Personal Systems Group (PPSG). Leading the new division will be Todd Bradley, former Vice President of PSG (since 2005) with its 40 billion dollars in sales.
It will be virtually painless to Vyomesh Joshi, former Vice President of IPG, this internal reorganization, since his retirement after 31 years of career at HP. IPG invoiced approximately half of PSG (26 billion U.S. dollars). It is therefore, in practice, of an operation for structural reinforcement.
Meg Whitman , in part thanks to the occasion to Vyomesh Joshi, confirming that the transaction is in essence a ‘realignment’, a rationalization of the strategy of Hp on the market, benefiting consumers, but at the same time able to generate in ‘ immediate significant cost savings.
The weight of Nokia shifts production to Asia. Nokia Siemens cuts in Germany, but maintains a presence in Monaco. News for heavy restructuring and staff cuts in Finland where they have the parent Nokia and Nokia Siemens (Joint Venture between Nokia and Siemens).
Nokia has to deal with a turbulent 2011 and reports a “redundancy” of a thousand jobs in Finland. The divestitures will be completed by early summer. Nokia seems to have now completed the transition from corporate Symbian platform to Windows Phone, but the cost in terms of personnel was evident. On the industrial side, Nokia has now made a decisive shift of production to Asia to the detriment of the European continent. It ‘was an awesome sequence.
In February of last year have been cut 4,000 positions in manufacturing operations in Hungary, Finland and Mexico. Then in April a further cut of 4,000 jobs by 3000 Symbian developers passed on the payroll of Accenture.
From headquarters in Espoo, Finland, bad news for German employees of Nokia Siemens. The telecommunications giant for 14 billion Euros of turnover has reached an agreement with the German trade union IG Metal to maintain two thousand jobs in Monaco of Bavaria, but cutting by April 1600. The escape route for German workers will be soft, accompanied by training and support services for the transition to other employers.
Google is ready to support the procedure for the FRAND licensing of patents. Google has begun the task of acquiring Motorola last August. The pending conclusion seems close.
Google, which now seems closer to the acquisition of Motorola’s Mobility, declared loyalty to the current practice of Motorola as a second patent licensing model commonly called FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-Discriminatory). This practice includes licensing fees for patents of 2.25 percent of the net selling price of each device. The net selling price is the selling price of a phone, a tablet or other device to consumers before any discounts and subsidies granted to consumers by carriers. In other words this means that Google will continue to support the application for a Motorola 2.25 percent for every iPhone sold by Apple as part of the proceedings for patent infringement by the manufacturer of Android devices against its rival.
Systems for Google Android are already a target because of violation of patents by Oracle. Apple for its part is involved in cases of patent infringement by Motorola, Samsung and HTC. Apple among others has asked a court California to issue a preliminary injunction to halt sales of new smart phones from Samsung, the Galaxy Nexus, as Apple infringed four patents. In addition, Microsoft and Motorola are committed to turn in a case of patent infringement relating to hardware and software used on the Android phone.
Google has begun the task of acquiring Motorola last August. The agreement is pending acceptance by the U.S. Department of Justice (which expects favorable), while the commission has provided Europe with a decision by February 13.
Ericsson is in the process of acquiring Canadian BelAir Networks in order to expand its portfolio of mobility solutions offer Wi-Fi. Ericsson believes that the demand for Wi-Fi technology on mobile networks continue to grow: the agreement is intended to accelerate the integration of techniques both Wi-Fi and cellular 3G 4G, the market sees a demand for convergent solutions when providers are considering the adoption of Wi-Fi hotspots to ease congestion on wireless networks. The problem of insufficient capacity of the networks does not seem to find a quick solution even with 4G LTE techniques.
BelAir Networks provides indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi systems can achieve high performance Wi-Fi networks. The solutions may find use in BelAir mesh networks where users can switch from one access point to another without service interruption and without having to log in again. Moreover, the carriers can keep track of how you use the service by users. BelAir’s products are considered by experts to complement Wi-Fi Integrated Network Platform launched by Ericsson in September.
In this line of development is also the recent move of Alcatel-Lucent light Radio Wi-Fi with the new architecture that allows users to move between mobile networks and Wi-Fi authenticating through the Sim Card.
Vodafone and Ericsson have reached a partnership agreement for the management maintenance of mobile and fixed network access, network transport and switching nodes of the fixed network of Vodafone in Italy. By that agreement, managed services for Vodafone’s 334 employees will come to Ericsson. The agreement, which lasts five years, establishes the transfer of the branch ‘company in the field operations of Vodafone Italy to Ericsson. There are 334 employees of Vodafone and Ericsson will come into the organization Services.
Vodafone will retain ownership, development and management of the network. Ericsson already has agreements in place with Vodafone Managed Services in Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands. Ericsson has invested over a billion dollars in the development of processes, methods and tools that allow operators to optimize network activities, the increase in efficiency and gives the best user experience in the use of communications services.