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New Boss for CeBIT

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New Boss for CeBIT

Deutsche Messe names a new Senior VP in charge of CeBIT-- CeBIT Division Head of Department Marius Felzmann, who will be reporting to Managing Board member in charge of CeBIT Oliver Frese.

Felzmann joined Deutsche Messe in March 2006 as product management and market research manager, and was appointed CeBIT Division head in April 2008 where he drove the expansion of the R&D and Jobs & Recruiting display categories.

Before joining Deutsche Messe Felzmann served as sales engineer at Telefonica Deutschland.

Replacing Felzmann is Jutta Jakobi, Read more...

Budapest: JavaScript, the Conclave

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Budapest: JavaScript, the Conclave

There was no puff of white smoke, no final decisive election, But behind closed doors, in a conference in Budapest, key internet engineers discussed the failings and the future of JavaScript.  

Developers argue the demands once placed on languages like C/C++ and Java now shift to JavaScript,  exposing  limitations in performance and maintainability. The latest generation of JavaScript engines may deliver incredible performance gains, but to many these still aren’t enough when you look at how sites such as YouTube, Facebook, EA’ etc have to scale up.

Prezi, LogMeIn and Ustream organized a conference in Budapest to focus on how to scale JavaScript, MLOC.js. Engineers from Google, Facebook, Mozilla, Groupon and others gathered for a 3-day tete-a-tete to discuss how to work-around the limitations of JavaScript. Their work could change the way we write applications on the web. Read more...

CEBIT 2013 Kicks Off

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CEBIT 2013 Kicks Off

The first week of March 2013 means one thing-- we head to Hannover for the show we love to hate, CeBIT 2013, still one of the biggest trade shows of its kind in the world.

Now in its 27th edition, CeBIT houses nearly 4100 companies from 70 countries within 17 exhibition halls, 2 conference centres, 3 VIP lounges and a matchmaking area at the Hannover Exhibition Centre.

Poland is the Partner Country of the year, and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk joined German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel at the official opening ceremony, before the actual floodgates are opened on 5 March.

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Linux Creator Wins Millennium Technology Prize

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Linux Creator Wins Millennium Technology Prize

The Technology Academy of Finland awards Linux creator Linus Torvald with the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize, an award one can describe as the tech equivalent of the Nobel Prize. 

Torvald shares the prize (a pair of silicon crystal-tipped trophies and a €1.2 million award cheque) with stem cell pioneer Yamanaka Shinya. Torvalds and Yamanaka were named as prize finalists on April 2012, but the joint award remains a bit of a surprise. 

As a result Torvalds joins the ranks of pioneers in obscure yet critical innovations, such as stem cell development, Read more...

European Data Centre Association to Launch Soon

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European Data Centre Association to Launch Soon

The European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) is set to oficially launch at the Data Centres 2012 conference as the body providing a "coherent voice" for the European data centre industry. 

Formed following a proposal made in September 2011, the EUDCA was created as a professional organisation giving collective strength to European data centre industry.

EUDCA membership currently stands at around 50 companies and individuals, with members including data centre operators Telecity, EBRC, Colt, DCO, Lamda Hellix and Interxion, suppliers Schneider Electric, Read more...

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