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WebRTC Reborn Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong. Those in the industry have been working hard to sweeten the deal again - efforts have been made to bring WebRTC into the mainstream and as a result the technology is experiencing a rebirth. Thanks to those who have remained dedicated to improving the situation for those around them, WebRTC is finally starting to fulfill the original expectations that were had of it. Both the technolo... (more)

It Is Not About Security | @CloudExpo @StackIQ #AI #ML #Cybersecurity

There has certainly been no lack of punditry and controversy in the US regarding the hacking of John Podesta’s email account (along with the DNC email hack), with some claiming they were responsible for Mrs. Clinton’s loss in the election. I will leave the impact of these claims to those who write and talk about politics. I don’t discuss politics in a work setting, so will leave that aspect to them. What I would like to address is the security infrastructure versus security posture that made this hack possible. For the uninitiated, Mr. Podesta received a targeted phishing email directing him to reset his password. This prompted him to contact IT support, who told him there was indeed a threat, and he should reset his password. Up to this point, it sounds like a day in the life of any enterprise. Reassured by IT support, he clicked on the link in the email to reset ... (more)

The Resurgence of #AI, #ML, #DL | @CloudExpo #IoT #DigitalTransformation

The Resurgence of AI, ML, and DL We have been seeing a sudden rise in the deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL). It looks like the long “AI winter” is finally over. According to IDC, AI-related hardware, software and services business will jump from $8B this year to $47B by 2020. I have also read comments like, “AI is like the Internet in the mid 1990s and it will be pervasive this time”. According to Andrew Ng, chief scientist at Baidu, “AI is the new electricity. Just as 100 years ago electricity transformed industry after industry, AI will now do the same.” Peter Lee, co-head at Microsoft Research said,  “Sales teams are using neural nets to recommend which prospects to contact next or what kind of products to recommend.” IBM Watson used AI in 2011, not DL. Now all 30 components are augmented by DL (investmen... (more)

Google Cloud Platform | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #DL #MachineLearning

The developments in Google's Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud Machine Learning service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its fastest growing product areas. Google has been ramping up their Cloud Platform quite aggressively in recent months. Just a few weeks ago, the Google Cloud Platform opened its newest zone in Tokyo, increasing the total number of regions they are present in to six - three in the US and one each in Belgium and Taiwan and Tokyo. Not long ago, the company announced its acquisition of Orbitera, a cloud commerce company. for more than a hundred million dollars. The developments in Google’s Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud Machine Learning service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its fastest growing product areas. This presents a unique problem to customers. On the one hand, businesses may be tem... (more)

Artificial Intelligence – Myth or Reality | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #DL #IoT

Way back in 1969, as a kid, I watched a very interesting movie - "2001: A Space Odyssey." It was a science fiction where a super intelligent computer program HAL is in charge of a mission to Jupiter which also carries several astronauts. The program becomes rogue and tries to kill all the astronauts. The hero survives and manages to disable the program. There is a lot more to the plot, but the fight between human and computer is still vivid in my memory. In 1969, such a scenario looked possible. After all 32 years is a lot of time given the rate of our progress. We are now in 2016, and it appears that something similar may happen in the next 32 years. Even the experts have been predicting that Artificial Intelligence or AI will happen in next 20 years. The irony is that this prediction is being made for more than 60 years now! So, earlier it was "unbelievable but v... (more)

Why Amazon Is More Up and Nest Is Down | @ThingsExpo #IoT #SmartHome

Welcome to the latest installment in the battle of two tech titans. Last week Alphabet announced that Nest is being merged into Google. See Fortune's summary: Google Will Absorb Nest Developers. This is the denouement to the saga that started in April, tied to infighting between the Google and Nest teams. I dissected this "silo-itis" in Why #Nest is Down, #Amazon Up, in #IoT for the #Connected Home. Now some unsurprising new developments since Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest, resigned in June. Here's what Google is trying to achieve by "re-absorbing" the troubled Nest group: A single boss: Hiroshi Lockheimer A unified IoT platform: includes the Google Home smart speaker and other Home products A more coordinated strategy (tbd) to address the Smart Home market Cost efficiencies and economies of scale Less squabbling These are good moves. But they still don't solve the un... (more)

Google Latitude Hits the iPhone

Love the thought or loathe the thought, Google Latitude is now available for the iPhone in US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and I'm sure that those folks worried about privacy will be in the latter group. Good news is that it is an opt in service and levels of privacy can be regulated...From the Google Latitude privacy menu, you can choose to: Detect and share your location automatically* Set your location manually Hide your location from all friends * You can also share only a city-level location with certain friends Google latitude runs in the iPhone's Safari Browser and can be saved as a Bookmark onto the iPhone's desktop. So updates to your location, via the iPhone, will only happen when that webpage is opened on the device (as there are no user background tasks in the iPhoneOS). Updating schemes are different for other supported devices such as Blackberry, W... (more)

Surviving the Coming 'Hackerpocalypse' | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Security

With all the excellent training available on television today, we are all now well prepared to deal with the coming Zombie Apocalypse.  Our failure as a society lies, however, in our misunderstanding of the nature of the cybersecurity challenge. This failure threatens us all and our survival will depend on society’s ability to deal with the evolution and maturation of the changing enterprise cybersecurity challenge. If you’re completely oblivious to the living dead threat, a zombie apocalypse refers to a widespread (usually global) rise of zombies hostile to human life.  The zombies will engage in a general assault on civilization where victims may become zombies themselves. This causes the outbreak to become an exponentially growing crisis. The spreading phenomenon swamps normal military and law enforcement organizations, leading to the panicked collapse of civili... (more)

vLine to Exhibit at WebRTC Summit at Cloud Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that vLine, a provider of the leading WebRTC video chat platform, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 1st WebRTC Summit, which will take place on November 6-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. vLine is led by experienced developers focused on how technology changes the way people engage with each other. Mobile web browsers, web-based mobile OS, and real-time file sharing are just some of the innovative front lines they've led. We have big company experience at the likes of Apple, Palm, IBM, and Motorola as well as deep start-up experience. For more information, visit https://vline.com/. Click here to follow [email protected] Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h WebRTC Journal ▸Home A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates! Cloud Expo® 2013 Silicon Valley, November 4-7, at the... (more)

WebRTC Summit | Is WebRTC a Second Stage Engine in the Telehealth Rocket?

Slide Deck: Is WebRTC a Second Stage Engine in the Telehealth Rocket? Telehealth legislation opened the floodgates for investment in modern communications services and APIs since 2010. WebRTC promises a second revolution. In his session at 1st WebRTC Summit, Ivelin Ivanov, co-founder of TeleStax, first discussed a real-world example where telephony APIs make a difference in improving patient care and reducing healthcare costs. He then looked into a brighter telehealth future with secure, high quality, ubiquitous WebRTC video interactions. Speaker Bio Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-ba... (more)

Best-Selling Author Scott McKain Joins Ulitzer

Business leader, best-selling author and Hall of Fame speaker Scott McKain joined Ulitzer with his blog syndication at http://mckainviewpoint.ulitzer.com. Scott McKain is the Co-founder and Principal of The Value Added Institute, a think-tank that examines the role of the customer experience in creating significant advances in the level of client loyalty. He is Vice Chairman of Obsidian Enterprises, a dynamic holding company with 19 companies in diverse industries, that was named one of the "fastest-growing companies" in America, and is also Vice Chairman of Durham Capital Corporation. Scott's new book, "The Collapse of Distinction: Stand Out and Move Up While Your Competition Fails" has already reached the #1 spot on Amazon.com's list of Customer Service Bestsellers! He is the author of two #1 additional business bestsellers (Amazon.com & 800-CEO-READ): "What Custo... (more)