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One of the 2006 Soccer World Cup highlights must surely be the Trinidad and Tobago versus Sweden game. The underdogs Trinidad and Tobago managed to push off the onslaught from the Swedish team. The game ended 0-0, which was for the people of Trinidad and Tobago a divine experience - their teams very first World Cup point! So, you are, of course, asking yourself: What are these guys talking about? The question you should ask yourself is: Is Trinidad and Tobago going to be a success in the Java EE world as well? With the addition of project Trinidad to the Apache MyFaces community, the MyFaces project can now offer a rich and powerful component solution Trinidad and Tobago (and not to forget the original Tomahawk library). Project Tobago is a donation from Atanion GmbH (www.atanion.com) and, as a project, it recently graduated from the Apache Incubator. Project Trin... (more)

Justin.TV Is Bigger Than Hulu . . . Overseas

Live video on the Web is starting to take off, judging by the massive jump in traffic that Justin.tv is witnessing. According to comScore, the live video site’s global audience saw a massive jump from 9.3 million unique visitors in January to 15 million in February, which is about the same number of people who went to Veoh and nearly twice as many as visited Hulu.com. Of course, Hulu is only available in the U.S., where it is fourth most popular video site, and its videos are watched on other sites as well. In the U.S., ComScore only shows Justin.tv attracting 1.4 million people in February. So most of its audience and growth is global, with particular strength in Spain, Brazil, Germany, and the UK. Quantcast, which directly measures all three sites, shows a similar trend. Globally, Justin.tv has 22.1 million monthly uniques, compared to 15.8 million for Hulu, and... (more)

New Controller Goes Beyond Mobile Gaming Sensation

Zeemote Inc. confirmed that the new Zeemote V3 Bluetooth Controller goes beyond being a mobile gaming device by enhancing the entire mobile experience. After working closely with Sony Ericsson, the Zeemote V3 is now compatible with virtually all Sony Ericsson Handsets including the exciting new Entertainment Unlimited Series of Yari, Aino and Satio and eco-friendly Naite. The new Zeemote V3 Bluetooth Controller empowers consumers to interact and engage with their mobile devices in an exciting new way whether on the go or in the comfort of the home. The top features of the Zeemote V3 provide a user with the ability to use the controller for playing all mobile games, navigating phone menus, interacting with applications, camera control, fast web surfing, remote control of music and video player, remote control of maps and navigation, Playstation 3 remote play, and st... (more)

Barca: Beating Real on the Pitch Is Only Stage One...

These are good times for F.C. Barcelona. The world’s favourite team* has just won Spain’s La Liga title, and an incredible six pieces of silverware from the last two seasons alone. Fans and critics alike are lauding Pep Guardiola’s team as the best ever, with its breathtaking blend of sexy football, individual and team brilliance, and a hunger that is second to none. But it’s not just on the pitch where Guardiola’s men are triumphant. Off the pitch, the Messi’s and Ineista’s of the corporate box are weaving their own quick-footed blend of business artistry: taking on the likes of Man United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich – and winning all over again. MeetTheBoss.TV has secured a rare interview with Lander Unzueta, Chief Marketing Officer, F.C. Barcelona: the man charged with making reality of Barça’s strapline, ‘més que un club’ (more than a club). Lander has p... (more)

Olympic Failure: Was it NBC, Charter, Samsung or YouTube?

I don’t know what you thought about the opening ceremony of the “Games Of The 30th Olympiad Of The Modern Era,” but I watched it from seat 5D on JetBlue Flt 676 from LAX to JFK and, for me, it lacked some of the grandeur I was expecting. Not to worry. Once they passed torch, lit the cauldron and sealed it with Sir Paul’s awesome version of Hey Jude, I was psyched to immerse myself in the hundreds of hours of cross-platform coverage offered by the Networks of NBC. (By the way, can you name the networks of NBC? Scroll down to the bottom of the article for the answer.) On the first official day of the Olympics, MSNBC, NBC, NBC Sports, Bravo and Telemundo all carried fully produced, linear feeds. CNBC had a some coverage, then a combination of unrelated regular and paid programming. There was fencing, swimming, handball, archery, badminton, tennis and soccer. It was m... (more)

Percolator, Dremel and Pregel – Google’s new data-crunching ecosystem

Hadoop traces its origins to Google where two early projects GFS (Google File System) and GMR (Google Map Reduce) were written besides Big Table, to manage large volumes of data. These systems are great at crunching large volumes of data in a distributed computing environment (with commodity servers) in batch mode. Any changes to the data requires streaming over the entire data-set and thus big latency. So it is good for “Data in Rest” or static data. Now Google finds itself limited by its own invention of GFS/GMR/BigTable. Hence they have been working on the post-Hadoop set of data crunching tools – Percolator, Dremel, and Pregel. Here is a brief narration of each of these tools. Percolator is a system for incrementally processing updates to a large data set. By replacing a batch-based indexing system with one on incremental processing with Percolator, you signific... (more)

IEEE GLOBECOM 2013: Exploring the Power of Global Communications at 56th Annual International Event Held in Atlanta, Georgia

New York, NY, January 10, 2014 --(PR.com)-- IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, the premier international conference dedicated to the advance of the entire array of global communications, highlighted its 56th annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia with the presentation of more than 1,500 technical papers, keynotes, business panels and industry forums dedicated to the newest advancements in cloud computing, Big Data and 5G technologies. Themed the Power of Global Communications, the five-day venue attended by thousands of global participants commenced on Monday, December 9 with a full day of workshops and tutorials outlining topics like “Optical Wireless Communications” and “Autonomous Underwater Sensor Networks,” and then proceeded the following morning with a three-day technical learning schedule led by the keynote of Lew Tucker, vice president and chief technology officer of Cloud... (more)

Preparing for the Future of AI, Where Robots Can Learn and Ask Humans For Help!

By Boonsri Dickinson In a world full of self-driving cars, flying drones, and other robots, daily interactions with artificial intelligence will have a profound effect on how we live our lives. Elemental video scientist Boonsri Dickinson visited Carnegie Mellon robotics pioneer Maneula Veloso to talk about the science behind her robotic creations and the many years she has spent bringing autonomous robots to life. For video see this link and embedded below:   Why do we create certain expectations when interacting with technology? Who or what informs these expectations? While humans carry cell phones and computers, we would never expect these machines to be able to serve us a cup of coffee. However, when designing robots to perform tasks, learn, and roam, a great deal of thought must be put into the environment, and the expectations that form along with it.   Wha... (more)

Time, Speed and Space - Mobile vs. Static Apps

Most of today’s technology was designed and developed for static, stationary environments.  Even today, in a mobile world, mobile apps are most often developed based on assumed static endpoints.  Why is that a problem?  We are rarely static people. Let’s consider two people in a vehicle.  The driver, assuming they use their smartphone only when safely parked, searches for places, locations and directions based on a static starting point.  However, if the person searching for places, locations and directions is a passenger in a moving car, a different set of information is appropriate.  One based on movement, speed, direction, intersections, changing distances, etc.  How should those variables change the way mobile apps are designed? If you want to meet up with friends or family members who are travelling, in transit, or commuting, today’s mobile apps require you to se... (more)

www.fanhunter.de: The Quest for the Top World Cup Fan Nation for 2006

AUGSBURG, Germany, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The quest for another soccer championship will begin this coming June 7 in Germany: soccer fans that cannot follow the exploits of their national team in a German stadium will have the opportunity to take part in winning the competition for championship fan nation as the games unfold. The Fan Hunter Web site will provide individual soccer fans with the opportunity to be closer to the soccer stars of their national teams and fans from around the world. Users will be able to motivate, fire up and console their favorite players, or even provide them with advice about upcoming games, and post advertising on fan seats that have been purchased. The goal of the portal is to create a unique, peaceful historical document of this soccer event in Germany. The hotels of all participating national teams will be kept abreast of the acti... (more)

www.fanhunter.de: The Quest for the Top World Cup Fan Nation for 2006

AUGSBURG, Germany, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The quest for another soccer championship will begin this coming June 7 in Germany: soccer fans that cannot follow the exploits of their national team in a German stadium will have the opportunity to take part in winning the competition for championship fan nation as the games unfold. The Fan Hunter Web site will provide individual soccer fans with the opportunity to be closer to the soccer stars of their national teams and fans from around the world. Users will be able to motivate, fire up and console their favorite players, or even provide them with advice about upcoming games, and post advertising on fan seats that have been purchased. The goal of the portal is to create a unique, peaceful historical document of this soccer event in Germany. The hotels of all participating national teams will be kept abreast of the acti... (more)