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January 24, 2013
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The Game Changer 
  • Foreign incubators flourish in Silicon Valley
    U.S. startup incubators are in a slow retreat, but foreign companies are moving in to fill the void, with firms from countries such as Japan, Russia and Australia working to build bridges with venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Foreign incubators were initially met with skepticism in the U.S., but they been showing signs of success lately, drawing interest from American investors. The Wall Street Journal (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Emerging Tools 
  • Enterprise servers get new high-endurance SSD from Micron
    Micron Technology has introduced the enterprise-class P400m solid-state drive, which incorporates multi-level cell flash memories and can handle 10 full drive writes a day for five years. Intended for use with servers, the SSD is available in 100 GB, 200 GB and 400 GB data-storage capacities. Computerworld (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Security Update 
  • Android OS to face onslaught of malware this year
    Bugs designed to target Android devices are growing at a rate of 14 for every three threatening PCs, according to a report from Trend Micro that predicts a surge in Android malware in years to come. The research firm identified 350,000 individual threats against Android and predicts that number will increase to as many as 1 million by the end of 2013. ZDNet/Zero Day blog (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Managing IT 
  • IT workers and vendors alike crave cloud standards
    A demand for scalability is prompting vendors and users alike to push for cloud standardization, but unlike early Internet pioneers, companies that depend on hosted technologies, such as software-as-a-service, lack a central authority to vet and champion specific protocols. A survey found almost nine in 10 IT workers say cloud standards would benefit their organizations. As a result, the IT community has taken the reins on standardization efforts, through individual vendors and collaborative groups such as the Cloud Security Alliance, though experts say cloud technology may be advancing too fast for these efforts to keep up. InformationWeek (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • How to attain the CIO seat and not be overlooked
    Attaining the chief information officer role must be an active career mission -- and spending too long in a role off the tech pathway can hinder ever attaining the CIO office, warns John McGreavy. Tech leaders need to network with business peers, serve as the IT evangelist and know the company's core business cold, he writes. InformationWeek (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Geeking Out 
  • Scientists use Shakespeare to explore DNA's storage capacity
    Scientists at the European Bioinformatics Institute used DNA to write out all 154 of William Shakespeare's sonnets and encode audio portions of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech to show the vast storage capabilities of DNA strands. Scientists say one gram of DNA is capable of holding more than a million CDs and could be a new way to digitally store massive amounts of information for thousands of years. The Guardian (London) (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
San Francisco is where startups are getting together, so we want to be on the ground."
--Akinori Koto, general manager of Japanese startup incubator Digital Garage, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal
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