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Washington - March, 2017 - Power Ventures, creators of a third-party platform designed to organize all of one’s social networking data in once place, today announced its petition for the Supreme Court to decide an eight-year-old dispute with Facebook on the issue of data portability, i.e.,  who owns an individual's data. Power Ventures CEO Steve Vachani is at the center of the dispute stemming from his former web dashboard Power.com, which allowed users to control all of their social networks from a central location. The case previously went to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which reversed prior claims that Vachani violated the CAN SPAM Act and the CFAA. Now, the case is headed to Supreme Court to settle once and for all who owns personal data placed on third-party providers. “The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recognized that we were completely authorized in our... (more)

You Have an Oculus but No VR Games to Play??? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what  MyDreamSwift is all about and what do you do? Allison Huynh, CEO and Founder of MyDream: MyDream Swift is a tool that converts dozens of non-VR games into fully immersive virtual reality experiences; and MyDreamVR's Metaverse is a user-generated platform for creating and playing immersive virtual reality worlds, puzzles and complete games with friends in real time. So, Swift was a sort of by-product to MyDream? Huynh: MyDreamVR is a pioneering development studio with the dedicated mission of making people's... (more)

Facebook vs. Data Portability | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Storage

Facebook vs. Data Portability: Who Owns an Individual's Data? Supreme Court Asked to Decide From 2006 to 2011, Power Ventures operated a groundbreaking online communications, personal data management, and social networking aggregator hosted at the website www.power.com. Power offered registered users the capacity to access multiple online social networks (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter), messaging services (e.g., Microsoft messenger-MSN), and email accounts (e.g., Google mail) through a single, integrated online interface consisting of a digital dashboard and browser. This online inte... (more)

Technology Drivers Disrupting the MSP Market | @CloudExpo #Cloud #ITaaS #Azure

Paul Guerin is a serial entrepreneur who has over 25 years of high-tech experience and channel sales and development. What are the technology drivers creating the disruption the MSP market? Nerdio Paul F. Guerin, VP of Sales and Business Development: The ubiquitous availability of business grade internet, enterprise class colo facilities, and advancements in virtualization technology coupled with cloud IaaS from Amazon (AWS) and Microsoft (Azure) are changing the way way MSPs deliver services to the customers in a disruptive way. Where are managed services going? Guerin: Historic... (more)

The Pitfalls of Cloud-Washed VDI | @CloudExpo #VDI #Cloud #Microservices

The Pitfalls of Cloud-Washed VDI and How It Affects Your Bottom Line What is "Cloud-washing" anyway? Amitabh Sinha, CEO of Workspot: Today, everywhere you turn IT solutions are moving to the cloud. Or at least, that's what IT vendors would like you to believe. In many cases, what's really happening is that IT products are being rebranded and marketed as cloud solutions. In other words, they're being "cloud-washed." As TechTarget describes - "Cloud washing (also spelled cloudwashing) is the purposeful and sometimes deceptive attempt by a vendor to rebrand an old product or servic... (more)