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Flipkart's CTO explains the Xiaomi launch outage

Amod Malviya, CTO, Flipkart, says the outage was not due to an infrastructure failure. He says changes in the nature of traffic affect Flipkart's complex algorithms, and throw up hidden choke points that don't show up in routine stress tests.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

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APPLICATIONS

HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

Hewlett-Packard is betting US$50 million that its customers will find value in the Hadoop data processing platform, by investing in Hadoop distributor Hortonworks.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Doing an Office 365 migration the right way

Avoiding problems commonly seen in the past

DATA CENTER

Non-IBM Power8 servers, chips to appear early next year

Servers, chips and components are under development as part of third-party licensing deals.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

An industrious design graduate from the University of Edinburgh has posted a 3D printing CAD file for a wrist ban that allows users to insert an iPod Nano, which can act as a watch, music player and more.

INDUSTRIES

Telecom targets FY15 launch for smart home brand DigiLife

DigiLife, Telecom's venture to enable smart homes in New Zealand, is targeted for market launch in FY 2015.

INTERNET

Oyster's unlimited e-books head to the Web

Subscription e-book service Oyster has released a web app for desktop and mobile browsers, plugging the holes in its native app support.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

LG notches record smartphone shipments on G3 strength

The G3 has boosted LG's smartphone shipments to record levels and helped reverse three quarters of losses at its phone division, the electronics giant said Thursday.

NETWORKING

Enhancements for Juniper Networks DDos Secure announced

Improvements provide tighter integration into routing and service provider infrastructure.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Apple losing its grip as top tablet company

Apple's grip on the tablet is loosening, with the iPad losing ground during the second quarter this year to Android and Windows tablets.

SECURITY

Malwarebytes questions poor showing in anti-malware protection-evaluation lab testing

Dennis Technology Labs says it tested it because of marketing claims for it; Malwarebytes says free version of product is just a clean-up tool.

STORAGE

Solid State Doctor 3.1: SSD TRIM for the masses

For anyone not running Windows 8.1 with its "optimize drive" command, there haven't been a lot of options for forcing your SSD to clean house--i.e. erasing cells, consolidating data, or whatever other techniques SSD vendors use to make sure that the drive continues to perform at its peak and doesn't suffer debilitating conditions such as erase-before-write contention. Solid State Doctor, a toolbox utility from the LC Technology data recovery house, will spur nearly any SSD into tidying up the place via TRIM commands.

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BLOGS

Apple shores up its enterprise position in Asia with IBM partnership

The reality is that there are a lot of iPads in businesses across Asia Pacific, and companies are looking to formally support them — but Microsoft has been the standout provider here, stealing business away from Apple.

IBM’s cloud platform strategy is getting legitimate

After a slow and somewhat disjointed start, it looks like IBM is starting to build some serious momentum in the Public Cloud Platform game.

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