Ex-Tandberg and Cisco Executives Join The Quest To Conquer Old School Video Conferencing
A group of ex-Tandberg and Cisco executives have launched a software-based video conferencing service that works across traditional hardware systems, the browser and mobile devices. Pexip Infinity is an all-software, pay-as-you-go, virtualized platform that requires no upfront hardware costs. A customer can set up multiple virtual meeting rooms for any number of users. Services like Google Hangout and Skype provide a mass-market way for really anyone to do video conferencing. These online services have disrupted the video conferencing world. There is also a new generation of video conferencing services that have emerged. But it is the abstraction of hardware that is also making IT rethink their approach to investing in high-end system that can cost millions to install across a worldwide network of offices. Pexip executives see its value in running software that can be optimized to the end point where it is running. Pexip Infinity can run on Cisco, Polycom or Lifesize video conferencing systems. ...
Thanks To Twitch, Watch Microsoft's 2013 E3 Press Conference Right Here
Forget WWDC. E3 is where it's at. Except we're not there in person this year. But of course all the action is streamed live on the interwebs, and Twitch is all over it. As expected, Twitch, the gaming community startup, is going big at E3 this year. Throughout the show the company will be streaming all sorts of content from their E3 booth. The full schedule is here.
Intelligence Director Claims NSA Surveillance Reports Inaccurate
Nerval's Lobster writes "James R. Clapper, the nation's Director of National Intelligence, claimed that recent reports about the NSA monitoring Americans' Internet and phone communications are inaccurate. 'The Guardian and The Washington Post articles refer to collection of communications pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act,' he wrote in a June 6 statement. 'They contain numerous inaccuracies.' While the statement didn't detail the supposed inaccuracies, it explained why the monitoring described in those articles would, at least in theory, violate the law. 'Section 702 is a provision of FISA that is designed to facilitate the acquisition of foreign intelligence information concerning non-U.S. persons located outside the United States,' it read. 'It cannot be used to intentionally target any U.S. citizen, any other U.S. person, or anyone located within the United States.' Those newspaper articles describe an NSA project codenamed Prism, which allegedly taps ...
U.N. Panel Reports Increasing Brutality by Both Sides in Syria
United Nations investigators urged the international community to cut off supplies of weapons to Syria, saying they believe war crimes, including the use of chemical agents, have been committed.
Salesforce.com Offers Replacement To Corporate Intranet And Moves Farther From CRM Roots
Salesforce.com is not solely a CRM company anymore. It’s a CRM company that has its sights on owning the enterprise SaaS stack, well beyond its core sales roots. The latest example comes with Salesforce Company Community (SCC), its social and mobile replacement for the corporate Intranet. The intranet was so damn cool on my IE browser in 1997! Today it can be a slog of a thing. Still important, but meant to read, not as much to write, and much less for using as a social stream. SCC is designed around Chatter, the activity stream technology that without question is becoming Salesforce’s brand and model for its new and emerging services. My guess: expect CEO Marc Benioff to continue touting Chatter as representing the future of the Salesforce user interface as he proclaimed in Boston earlier this year. It is meant to run on a smartphone, tablet and the desktop, too. Again, hallmarks of what is defining the modern workplace. From Chatter comes extensions to Work.com, its task-based productivity ...