Archive: October 12th, 2011

Social Networks: Dominating Our Time Online

Social Networks: Dominating Our Time Online

A visual look at how social networks are now taking up the majority of our time spent online.

Red Hat Grabs Gluster in Big Data Play

Red Hat Grabs Gluster in Big Data Play

Red Hat has agreed to buy Gluster for $136 million, adding new storage, data center and cloud services utilities to Red Hat’s toolbox. “I see this more as a general ‘big data’ play more than a cloud strategy. Gluster is aimed at organizing unstructured data — data that’s growing incredibly fast and data that companies need to manage, track and analyze,” said Gabriel Consulting Group’s Dan Olds.

Mobile Consumers Are Hungry for Digital Content, Report Finds

Mobile Consumers Are Hungry for Digital Content, Report Finds

An explosion in mobile device use has prompted a new name for these digitally hungry users: digital omnivores. Nearly 7 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic can be attributed to mobile device users, according to a new report today released from comScore.