Microsoft is privately testing a public-facing version of its Cosmos big-data service, which features new analysis and storage engines, plus a new SQL-IP language.
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The creative software giant tacked on more personalization and geo-location features to the latest Marketing Cloud iteration, leveraging iBeacon compatibility to steer customers toward data-driven marketing.
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
Apple is ruffling features by collecting search and location data from OS X Yosemite users through Spotlight features that some argue should be off by default.
LinkedIn says the new security features will help users keep their accounts secure and better manage their personal data.
Despite being accused of being "hostile to privacy", Dropbox has announced new features to Dropbox for Business that helps businesses ensure their data is safe and secure.
IBM's AlphaZone accelerator has kicked off its 24-week bootcamp for Israeli startups
New features in the cloud customer service application include the ability to create individualized consoles, plus additional APIs for integrating data from other apps.
Facebook announced changes to its privacy and advertising policies on its company blog, extending Facebook's ability to track users outside of Facebook. This counters 2011's position that [we] "do not track users across the web."
The next release of Redmond's flagship relational database is done. In-memory computing; cloud and hybrid scenarios; and enhanced data warehousing capabilities are the product's major new features.
This is one data set that a federal agency is keen to make public.
Having apps auto update in the background is great, but if that results in data loss then you're about to enter a world of hurt, and your iCloud or iTunes backup is going to be of little help.
The government is partnering local carriers to offer smartphones and services for people over 65 years old. Features include reduced sensitivity of touchscreen, enlarged icons, reduced service charges and higher data quotas.
The service designed to help you "remember everything" suffered a security breach in March. Now, three new security features seek to ensure the privacy of users' data.
Offered by Mumbai-based Quick Heal, the mobile security app allows users to remotely delete specific data from stolen/lost devices, but features such as call and SMS blocking are already available in most phones today.
New Upware marketplace features well-known software applications for data backup, security and collaboration; other categories to be added in the future.
NASA's Nicholas Skytland explains how NASA had to build its own big data capabilities and how it's dealing with the enormous data sets from space missions.
Wikipedia co-founder Wales has come out against the UK government's draft Communications Data Bill, while inventor of the web Tim Berners-Lee has raised concerns about legislation that allows the government to gather data on its citizens.
Nicholas Skytland, program manager for NASA's Open Innovation Program, argues that workers will need to be big data literate in the future.
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