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Michael Wolff, Rupert Murdoch's authorized biographer said during a CNBC interview on September 3, 2008 that the conservative media baron is quite embarrassed by Bill O'Reilly and by his Fox Television network, and he will vote for Senator Obama in the upcoming elections. CNBC's "Power Lunch" team interviewed Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff about his Vanity Fair piece and his upcoming book. Wolff answered Michelle Caruso-Cabrera's sarcastic questions -she thinks she is the other CNBC dingbat anchor Maria Bartiromo- as the cluless kid anchor Rebecca Jarvis watched the entire segment without a single word to say, because the teleprompter had nothing for her to read. Click here to view Bill O'Reilly's Youtube Crackpot Video where he acts like a mental hospital escape crack head. Murdoch should fire O'Reilly together with the rest of the clowns over at Fox News, IMHO. ... (more)

Sun & Microsoft Cut Web Search Distribution Deal

Who says the age of miracles is past? Sun, which loathes Microsoft, is going to distribute Microsoft’s search toolbar with its Java Runtime Environment. Nope, it’s not April fool’s. More like Sun and Microsoft slurping out of the Obama “change” cup. IE users who download the JRE will be able to download the MSN Toolbar along with it. Microsoft says the deal is part of its push to get its search widgetry into “broad-scale distribution” looking for volume for its advertisers. Good starting place. The Java Runtime Environment is supposed to be on 91% of all web-connected PC, something like 800 million PCs, and it’s said to be downloaded “tens of millions” of times a month.” A Live Search-enabled toolbar is also supposed to appear on HP PCs sold in the US and Canada starting in January. Microsoft, of course, is getting sloppy seconds. Google has piggybacked on JRE since 2005 ... (more)

Symantec CEO Bruited for Commerce Secretary

The name of John W. Thompson, the CEO of Symantec, is said to be on a short list to become Secretary of Commerce in the new Obama administration. And Reuters, quoting a Symantec spokesman, says he's talked to the Obama transition team. The cabinet post is the only one left still to be filled by a nominee. New Mexico Governor Bill Richards, Barack Obama's first choice, dropped out in the face of a corruption investigation that might have delayed his confirmation. Thompson, 59, who hosted Obama fundraisers when the new president was still a relative unknown, said last November that he would retire as Symantec's CEO in April in favor of COO Enrique Salem. He is one of the only African-American CEOs in the industry, certainly the only black leading a major software company, and was a long-time senior executive at IBM before taking over Symantec in 1999. He has also ma... (more)

iPad on Ulitzer - I’ll Buy iPad. But What For?

iPad on Ulitzer I’m proud to consider myself an upper middle class American . Why am I so proud about it? Because I haven’t been born in an upper middle class American family. I came to the USA 18 years ago with $200 in my pocket on a visitor’s visa. Don’t rush reporting on me to the Immigration authorities. I was legal in this country each and every day since. Then came the work visa (H1B), after that the green card, and back in 2001, I became an American citizen. Our family consists of me (silver 15” MacBook Pro), two sons (black 13” MacBook and a silver 13” MacBook) and my wife (post World War II Windows PC own by her employer, a filthy rich international bank). I also have an iPhone. To complete the picture, I need to mention, that occasionally I’m getting separated with my MacBook Pro. For example, last week I’ve been skiing in French Alps and didn’t get it wi... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of August 3, 2014

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Diabetacare has now implemented its first mobile application known as Snap a Meal service to monitor and bridge gaps in current diabetes management.  Snap a Meal captures information on calorie intake and helps control weight and blood sugar level. The mobile app is viewed as an efficient, effective and affordable device.  Read Original Content The research for a genetic cause behi... (more)

Strata + Hadoop – Security in the Data Lake

About two weeks ago I attended the Strata + HADOOP world conference, February 2015, in San Jose.  I think the most notable observation from an IT perspective is that people are getting serious about it. The second is that the technology driving the HADOOP ecosystem is evolving at warp speed. ClickToTweet: Security in the Data Lake from Strata + Hadoop @AshvinKamaraju #DefenderOfData http://bit.ly/1FZjgkm One example for security – Cloudera now says that “Security is Foundational” and the new default. Cloudera also said that they created a data governance partnership with Intel and Master Card. Items addressed included HDFS encryption zones, key management, Sentry unified authorization, data governance and authentication.  I’ve observed that the Cloudera distribution is addressing new security needs with every release, and this continues that trend. Another example –... (more)

MetricStream CEO and Silicon Valley Leadership Group Cybersecurity Champion Shellye Archambeau to Speak at Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Summit 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MetricStream CEO, Shellye Archambeau, has been invited to speak at the Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Summit 2014 which will be held on August 12, 2014 in Palo Alto, California. Ms. Archambeau will introduce a panel titled "Cybersecurity after the Executive Order: All Things Internet", which will explore the impact of new legislation on online information sharing, collaboration, security, and privacy. The discussion will also focus on the role of the Congress in providing a legislative solution to the cybersecurity challenge. As the Cybersecurity Champion of the Silicon Value Leadership Group, Ms. Archambeau will also provide the closing remarks for the event. Joining Ms. Archambeau at the event are distinguished speakers and participants, including U.S. Senators and Congressmen, Chief Security and Information Officers,... (more)

Democratic National Committee: John McCain vs. the Fact Checkers - New McCainpedia Feature Highlights McCain Distortions

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the Democratic National Committee: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO ) John McCain may be trying to sell himself as a "maverick" and a "straight talker" who will tell the truth no matter the consequences, but independent, non-partisan watchdog groups aren't buying it. Since Senator McCain wrapped up his Party's nomination, hardly a week has passed without at least one non-partisan fact checker criticizing McCain for distorting his record on something. McCain has consistently mischaracterized his record on the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, tax cuts, the budget, earmarks and health care reform. To help keep track of all the distortions, the Democratic National Committee today launched a new feature on McCainpedia called "John McCain vs. the Fact Checke... (more)

Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products Partners with Lucky Brand for Line of Election-Themed T-Shirts Inspired by Nickelodeon's Kids Pick the President Campaign

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products, the world's leading television-based licensing organization, and Lucky Brand today announced a line of election-themed kids' t-shirts inspired by Nickelodeon's Kids Pick the President campaign. The shirts will have a limited-run nationwide in 115 Lucky Brand Kids, Lucky Brand Adult, and Nordstrom Department stores in U.S. cities including: New York; Los Angeles; Las Vegas; Miami; and Washington D.C. among others. The new deal was announced in conjunction with the MAGIC Marketplace Trade Show, taking place Aug. 25-27 in Las Vegas. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080826/NYTU105 ) Marking the first retail presence for Nickelodeon's Kids Pick the President campaign, the new line of t-shirts will be available in both boys' and girls' sizes. Retailing at $34, the 4,000 limited-edition ... (more)

I voted for Obama!

A happy day! I voted for Obama! Right next to the slightly scary, life-size cardboard cut-out my daughter gave me! Happy, happy day!! PS: I tagged the photos “ivotedforobama” at flickr. [Tags: obama ivotedforobama ] ... (more)

Who Should Be America's First CTO?

Add Your Own Nomination Here... Eric Schmidt? Bill Joy? Steve Ballmer? Bruce Schneier? Ray Kurzweil? Richard Stallman? Vint Cerf? Mitch Kapor? Tom Perkins? As former IAC executive Julius Genachowski was appointed last week to President Elect Obama's transition team, speculation is growing as to the possibility that Genachowski or someone like him may one day soon become the country's first Chief Technology Officer. Barack Obama's transition team also includes Sonal Shah of Google.org and Donald Gips, VP of corporate strategy and development for Level 3 Communications. The notion of a CTO was first raised in Obama's Tech and Innovation Plan, produced by a group that was chaired by Genachowski. In his Presidential announcement speech in Springfield, IL, back in 2007, Obama said: "Let us be the generation that reshapes our economy to compete in the digital age. Let's se... (more)