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Xiaomi's Mi 6 is pure bling - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:00
The Chinese company's flagship phone dazzles with its looks and powerful internal hardware.
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Imagination Technologies goes up for sale following Apple snub - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:42
Apple's decision to start making its own graphics chips caused a 69 percent drop in Imagination Technology's share price.
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Cheaters beware! Pokemon Go is coming for your Pokemon - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:44
Pokemon caught by cheating will also "not behave as expected".
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Get a multiroom Wi-Fi speaker for $40 - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:00
You can also get slightly larger models for $50 and $60. All three support Bluetooth as well. Plus: your chance to win a "Logan" movie prop!
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Lego superfan? The 'Piece of Peace' exhibit is worth a trip - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:26
Starting July 27 in Singapore, the exhibit packs over 30 replicas of UNESCO heritage sites built entirely in Lego. It'll head back to Japan in September.
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Hubble find shows how dead galaxies evolve - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:52
An ancient galaxy that stopped producing new stars a very long time ago shows how dead galaxies could continue to change shape.
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WannaCry malware hits traffic cameras in Australia - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:02
The ransomware that shut down Britain's healthcare system still seems to be going strong.
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Robert Downey Jr. forks out 'Avengers: Infinity War' set photo - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:44
See Downey Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch (dressed as Doctor Strange), Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong sharing a meal on the set of Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War."
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Marvel's 'The Defenders' debut powerful new poster and key art - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:19
Netflix released a new poster and motion key art of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in "The Defenders," debuting on August 18.
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New 'Game of Thrones' trailer, broken down shot by shot - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 02:26
Summer just started, but HBO wants to remind us winter is coming in less than a month.
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Google gets musical to celebrate filmmaker Oskar Fischinger - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 01:06
The 117th birthday of the influential filmmaker and artist is marked with a Google Doodle that invites you to make a visual music composition.
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'Rogue One' will stream exclusively on Netflix in July - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 00:50
Netflix’s exclusivity deal with Disney is a Force to be reckoned with.
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Apple wants to rework streaming terms with labels, report says - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 00:13
The company reportedly wants a rate closer to what rival Spotify pays major record labels.
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New 'Game of Thrones' trailer teases epic battles to come - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 00:12
Get a new glimpse at what's promising to be the hugest war Westeros has ever seen as forces converge from all directions in HBO's hit series.
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HBO fills Reddit, Twitter with 'Game of Thrones' Easter eggs - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:33
As the summer solstice rolls around, HBO is using social media to remind us that winter, and a new season of "Game of Thrones," is on the way.
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Flushies? Millennials fess up to snapping toilet selfies - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:26
Celebrate National Selfie Day with some surprising (and not so surprising) survey results revealing the secret habits of selfie-takers.
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Virgin got ballsy with the iPhone, and it's great - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:25
Commentary: Sprint's prepaid arm is getting aggressive, which is good for you.
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Meet the Bitnami Team: Tom McCafferty

BitNami's Blog - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:03
fishing3.jpg Tom enjoying one of his favorite hobbies 
Meet one of the newest members of our team, Tom McCafferty, and learn why he choose to join the Bitnami Team as our VP of Marketing. 
Why I joined Bitnami…
I’ve spent the bulk of my career in product marketing which means I’ve spent a lot of time telling stories to customers, prospects, writers, industry analysts and partners (anyone who would listen) about companies, products and technology trends. And most of the time, if done well, the narrative creates a grand perception of whomever/whatever the story is about. I’ve told stories of small startups disrupting industry giants, I’ve told stories of changing infrastructure dynamics, I’ve written extensively on the future of communications and the impact of virtualization, automation and cloud computing. The dirty secret of marketing is that more often than not, the stories are just that….stories. Ok, they are generally rooted in some truth or some future truth (roadmaps) but are rarely representative of the actual state of the product or company.

In the case of a startup, creating a meaningful story can be especially difficult. Most of the time the foundational elements are not fully covered:

1. Do they have proven product(s)?

2. Is there a market for their products? Have they identified it?

3. Do they have customers? Are they meaningful customers?

4. Are they making money? Is it a sustainable business model?

5. Are they innovating? Is there a future opportunity?

When a friend first introduced me to Bitnami, I was absolutely blown away by the story they have to tell. Not only are they the clear leader in application packaging, they’ve applied that expertise to delivering cloud-ready and cloud-native application catalogs for every leading cloud provider (check out the list) in the world driving over 1 million new deployments per month. And they’ve built a profitable and rapidly growing business doing that. They’ve also had the foresight to leverage their internal know-how in building and publishing applications to productize application packaging tools for enterprise developers and system integrators to help businesses on their cloud migration journey. If that weren’t enough, they’re also driving innovations in the container ecosystem with open source kubernetes projects centered on packaging and discovering applications as well. Those are just the things that I can share today, there is so much more to come.

As I complete my second week as VP of Marketing at Bitnami I’m collecting data on products and buyers (there are many), evaluating the landscape of competitors (there are few) and defining ways to hone the story here to continue the momentum and accelerate the success that this team has had to date. I’m used to being in a position where there are gaps in the answers to those 5 questions above, not great answers to all of them. I’m hesitant to say that this makes my job an easy one, but I can confidently say that I am extremely excited about the opportunity to help Bitnami tell their story to the world.
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The HondaJet is sleek, small and adorable - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:33
At the Paris Air Show, Honda Aircraft Co. showed off its first business jet. With eye-catching engines and a long, pointed nose, it looks like no other aircraft in the sky.
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Inside Honda's striking $5 million business jet - CNET

The Wisdom of Clouds - James Urquhart - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:33
The HondaJet was far from the biggest or most glamorous aircraft at the Paris Air Show, but its sleek lines and eye-catching engines are worth a close look. Hop aboard.
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