Baidu Is Building Its Mobile Strategy But Says Don’t Discount PC Yetview story

http://techcrunch.com – Baidu shares have fallen 18% over the last quarter as investors worry that the search giant won’t be able to monetize its mobile business quickly enough to outpace domestic competitors like Qihoo 360 and Tencent Holdings. (IT news)

Cisco Overhauls Data Center Certificationsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has refocused its data center training and certification portfolio on job roles, adding two new designations along with a plan to align partner specializations to the new certifications. Last March, Cisco rolled out the CCIE Data Center certification which went live in September, and now the vendor has fleshed out its associated portfolio with the CCNA Data Center and (IT news)

System76 Debuts High-End Laptop Powered By Ubuntuview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – If consumer demand for desktop Linux PCs is limited, the market for Linux based gaming laptops is even smaller. But that hasn’t stopped open source OEM System76 from releasing a new notebook PC designed for gaming and powered by Ubuntu. (IT news)

German govt comes out against Trusted Computing and Secure Bootview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – Trusted Computing and Secure Boot, especially Secure Boot, are supposed to boost the security of devices that you own. Yes, devices that you own! However, judging from the manner that Secure Boot has been implemented, it sure feels like you do not own that device you bought with your money. Hence the phrase Restricted Boot is more apt. (General)

Vyatta Core 6.5 Distribution Has Microsoft Hyper-V Supportview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Vyatta Core, an operating system that can connect and secure physical networks as well as virtual and cloud computing infrastructures, is now at version 6.5. Vyatta 6.5 open, software-based approach offers users a flexible, affordable alternative to proprietary, hardware-based routers, firewalls, and VPN devices. (General)

The Gestures Required To Beat Every Level Of Angry Birds, Visualized In Paper And Inkview story

http://techcrunch.com – When you play Angry Birds, at this point it’s likely a completely unconscious, natural gesture; draw back, aim and release. But what if each time you did that, you produced an indelible mark, so that after countless hours spent playing Rovio’s addictive physics flinging mobile game, you had a visual record of your part of the process? (IT news)

Security, BI and skills top IT priorities for CIOsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: SecurityEmerging technologies like mobility and cloud computing, along with concerns about traditional issues of security, Business Intelligence, including Big Data, and skills development, are exercising the minds of Australia’s CIOs and IT decision-makers as the top priorities to tackle in their businesses. (IT news)

China’s Google, Baidu, Raises $1.5B In Bond Sale To Pay Down Debt And Fund M&Aview story

http://techcrunch.com – Baidu, China’s search behemoth, has announced that it is raising $1.5 billion in a two-part bond sale to write down debt and build up its war chest: Baidu remains the country’s biggest search portal but has of late been feeling the heat of competition from domestic rival Qihoo 360, an antivirus software company that launched its own search engine in August. Kaiser Kuo, Baidu’s director (IT news)

Salesforce Q3 Beats Expectations: $788M Revenue, 33 Cents Non-GAAP EPSview story

http://techcrunch.com – Salesforce.com this afternoon posted its financial results for the third quarter of 2012, and the enterprise cloud computing giant’s report bested Wall Street estimates at both the top and bottom lines. Salesforce reported Q3 revenue of $788 million, up 35 percent year-over year and up 7.6 percent from the second quarter of 2012. (IT news)

2013 IT Checklist: Top 5 Must-Have Skillsetsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Well I can’t believe it but ThanksHanuChristmas is upon us. It seems like just yesterday I was BBQing in the yard and lazing by the pool. Well, with three kids, it isn’t really lazing … more like dunking and throwing. (IT news)