Apple kauft Bildsensor-Start-up

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 19:30
InVisage Technologies hat ein auf Quantenpunkten basierendes Smartphone-Kameramodul entwickelt, das eine deutlich bessere Lichtausbeute verspricht.

Nvidia: Milliarden-Umsatz und kräftiger Gewinnsprung dank Gaming

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 19:30
838 Millionen US-Dollar Gewinn verbucht Nvidia im dritten Quartal. Auch den Umsatz konnte das Unternehmen kräftig steigern: auf 2,64 Milliarden US-Dollar.

Drupal Association blog: Intellect, fire, water, and medieval castles at Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017

Planet Drupal - 13. November 2017 - 18:43

This story is reposted from Drudesk.com thanks to Drupal Ukraine Community.

Hello everyone! Drupal Ukraine Community is thriving. Last year’s Lviv Drupal Camp 2016 seems like only yesterday, but now it’s time to share our latest camp with you. This is the story of Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017, the annual camp for all Ukrainian Drupalers. We promise you a really interesting story. After all, who’s able to tell you more about the event than the organizers — the teams from Drudesk and InternetDevels, powered by Drupal Ukraine Community? Let’s go!

Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017 and its blue ocean

The official logo for Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017 was the Druplicon’s “infinity” eyes with scenes of Lutsk city reflected in them. It also resembled a fish to many. At Lutsk Drupal Camp, the blue color of the eyes was everywhere — on T-shirts, badges, backpacks, notebooks, and so on. Wherever you stepped, the blue wave carried you. And the main hero in this story was our favorite “drop” — Drupal!

+1 step to DrupalCon Ukraine

It’s no secret that the Ukranian Drupal community dreams about hosting DrupalCon in Ukraine some day. Holding Drupal Camp in the ancient and cosy city of Lutsk is one more step to holding DrupalCon in Ukraine!

Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017,  the main event

Starting with the morning’s registration, it was clear that the day would turn out incredibly positive. The organizers (in dark blue T-shirts) worked like busy bees taking care of every small detail and were ready to solve any possible problem.

Luckily, there were no problems to solve! Well, okay there was just one. The speakers at Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017 were so awesome that it was hard to choose which sessions to attend! They touched upon the most interesting and modern aspects of Drupal development, asked about the audience’s experiences and shared their own.

The concentration of famous speakers per square meter of space was sometimes so high it made you dizzy. They were also glad to receive the certificates of appreciation from us!

During Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017, there was also a time to catch up for old and new friends.

And even for some sports.

Of course, Drupalers are driven by inspiration, but some additional snacks never go amiss.

But this was just a rehearsal before the main lunch we all had together at Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017.

Of course, it isn’t Camp without Drudesk and InternetDevels team taking photos together.

And with all the guests as well.

Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017 and the flames of our love for Drupal

After all the speeches finished, the sponsors named the winners of their prize drawings, and the closing ceremony summed up this big day, there was more  to look forward to. The big party in the XIV century medieval Lubart’s castle was a chance for all the guests to see Lutsk' main attraction and, of course, to enjoy each other’s company.

The friendly atmosphere, hot snacks, and the energy of vibrant music played by the rock band warmed up the cool evening.

But we had something even hotter, too, as our love for Drupal kindled into real fire. The fire show within the medieval walls was truly impressive. The final touch was “Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017” “written” with fire. 

Thanks to everyone involved in the awesome Lutsk Drupal Camp 2017. Hope to see you again soon! Follow us on Facebook and other social media. Find Drupal Ukraine community at drupal.org/drupal-ukraine-community.

Electronic Arts übernimmt Titanfall-Entwickler Respawn und macht Visceral dicht

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 18:30
Der US-Publisher Electronic Arts verändert sein Entwickler-Portfolio: Visceral Games wird dichtgemacht, Respawn Entertainment zugekauft. Beide Entscheidungen haben mit EAs Star-Wars-Lizenz zu tun.

Clips-App von Apple mit 360-Grad-Selfies

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 18:30
Das für die Generation Snapchat gedachte Tool kann auf dem iPhone X nun die TrueDepth-3D-Kamera nutzen und Personen realitätsnah in Hintergründe einbetten.

Segwit 2x: Blockgrößen-Update für Bitcoin abgesagt

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 18:00
2 MByte große Bitcoinblöcke mit Segwit 2x wird es doch nicht geben: Die Initiatoren haben das für die nächste Woche angekündigte Update abgeblasen, weil sie eine Spaltung der Community abwenden wollen.

Bob Lutz: Autonomes Fahren zerstört die Autobranche

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 18:00
Bob Lutz, Ex-Spitzenfunktionär bei GM, BMW, Chrysler und Ford, äußert sich pointiert zum Thema Autonomes Fahren. In einem Gastbeitrag im US-Fachmagazin Automotive News schildert der 85-Jährige Haudrauf seine Visionen für die Zukunft der Autobranche

Dries Buytaert: Mike Sullivan joins Acquia as CEO

Planet Drupal - 13. November 2017 - 17:59

Today, I am excited to announce that Michael Sullivan will be joining Acquia as its CEO.

The search for a new CEO

Last spring, Tom Erickson announced that he was stepping down as Acquia's CEO. For over eight years, Tom and I have been working side-by-side to build and run Acquia. I've been lucky to have Tom as my partner as he is one of the most talented leaders I know. When Tom announced he'd be stepping down as Acquia's CEO, finding a new CEO became my top priority for Acquia. For six months, the search consumed a good deal of my time. I was supported by a search committee drawn from Acquia's board of directors, including Rich D'Amore, Tom Bogan, and Michael Skok. Together, we screened over 140 candidates and interviewed 10 in-depth. Finding the right candidate was hard work and time consuming, but we kept the bar high at all times. As much as I enjoyed meeting so many great candidates and hearing their perspective on our business, I'm glad that the search is finally behind me.

The right fit for Acquia

Finding a business partner is like dating; you have to get to know each other, build trust, and see if there is a match. Identifying and recruiting the best candidate is difficult because unlike dating, you have to consider how the partnership will also impact your team, customers, partners, and community. Once I got to know Mike, it didn't take me long to realize how he could help scale Acquia and help make our customers and partners successful. I also realized how much I would enjoy working with him. The fit felt right.

With 25 years of senior leadership in SaaS, enterprise content management and content governance, Mike is well prepared to lead our business. Mike will join Acquia from Micro Focus, where he participated in the merger of Micro Focus with Hewlett Packard Enterprise's software business. The combined company became the world's seventh largest pure-play software company and the largest UK technology firm listed on the London Stock Exchange. At Micro Focus and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mike was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Software-as-a-Service and was responsible for managing over 30 SaaS products.

This summer, I shared that Acquia expanded its focus from website management to data-driven customer journeys. We extended the capabilities of the Acquia Platform with journey orchestration, commerce integrations and digital asset management tools. The fact that Mike has so much experience running a diverse portfolio of SaaS products is something I really valued. Mike's expertise can guide us in our transformation from a single product company to a multi-product company.

Creating a partnership

For many years, I have woken up everyday determined to set a vision for the future, formulate a strategy to achieve that vision, and help my fellow Acquians figure out how to achieve that vision.

One of the most important things in finding a partner and CEO for Acquia was having a shared vision for the future and an understanding of the importance of cloud, Open Source, data-driven experiences, customer success and more. This was very important to me as I could not imagine working with a partner who isn't passionate about these same things. It is clear that Mike shares this vision and is excited about Acquia's future.

Furthermore, Mike's operational strength and enterprise experience will be a natural complement to my focus on vision and product strategy. His expertise will allow Acquia to accelerate its mission to "build the universal platform for the world's greatest digital experiences."

Formalizing my own role

In addition to Mike joining Acquia as CEO, my role will be elevated to Chairman. I will also continue in my position as Acquia CTO. My role has always extended beyond what is traditionally expected of a CTO; my responsibilities have bridged products and engineering, fundraising, investor relations, sales and marketing, resource allocation, and more. Serving as Chairman will formalize the various responsibilities I've taken on over the past decade. I'm also excited to work with Mike because it is an opportunity for me to learn from him and grow as a leader.

Acquia's next decade

The web has the power to change lives, educate the masses, create new economies, disrupt business models and make the world smaller in the best of ways. Digital will continue to change every industry, every company and every life on the planet. The next decade holds enormous promise for Acquia and Drupal because of what the power of digital holds for business and society at large. We are uniquely positioned to deliver the benefits of open source, cloud and data-driven experiences to help organizations succeed in an increasingly complex digital world.

I'm excited to welcome Mike to Acquia as its CEO because I believe he is the right fit for Acquia, has the experience it takes to be our CEO and will be a great business partner to bring Acquia's vision to life. Welcome to the team, Mike!

Inklusive Downloads: ARD-Audiothek ist fertig

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 17:30
Die im Frühjahr angekündigte App, die Wortinhalte von ARD und Deutschlandradio bündelt, ist nun für iOS und Android erhältlich.

Freier Datenfluss: Verhaltene Begeisterung für europäische Free-Dataflow-Verordnung

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 17:30
Ein neuer Vorschlag der Europäischen Kommission für eine Verordnung zum freien Datenfluss von nicht-personenbezogenen Daten stößt in europäischen Unternehmen auf verhaltene Zustimmung. Vor allem Selbstregulierung in Sachen Datenportabilität macht Sorgen.

Supercomputing 17: OCP-/Azure-Board für Cavium Thunder X2

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 17:00
Wenige Tage vor der HPC-Konferenz SC17 hat Cavium im Rahmen des Open Compute Project ein Thunder-X2-Mainboard für Microsoft-Azure-Server "Project Olympus" vorgestellt.

IT-Jobtag am 16. 11.: Bewerber treffen Arbeitgeber zum ersten Mal in Berlin

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 17:00
Die Tournee der IT-Jobtage schließt dieses Jahr in der Hauptstadt. Kommende Woche treffen dort Bewerber auf Arbeitgeber.

ICOs: Finanzaufsicht warnt vor Crowdfunding mit Kryptogeld

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 17:00
Die Bankenaufsicht Bafin verweist auf "erhebliche Risiken" bei der Beteiligung an Schwarmfinanzierungen mit Kryptowährungstokens in Form von Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Dabei handle es sich um "höchst spekulative Investments".

Nutanix .NEXT: Die Public Cloud ins eigene Rechenzentrum holen

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 16:30
Auf seiner .NEXT hat Nutanix einige Neuerungen präsentiert. Vor allem mit dem hauseigenen, KVM-basierten Hypervisor AHV geht es bergauf. Und insbesondere AWS-Nutzer sollen ihre Dienste einfach in die Private Cloud zurückholen können.

YouToube-App saugt iPhone X leer: Google verspricht Abhilfe

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 16:00
Das Anschauen von YouTube-Videos lässt bei mehreren Nutzern das iPhone X heiß laufen und wirkt sich deutlich auf die Akkulaufzeit aus – unter Umständen passiert dies sogar im Hintergrund.

Mini-PCs mit leistungsstarkem Intel-AMD-Kombichip kommen in wenigen Monaten

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 16:00
Im ersten Halbjahr 2018 will Intel den ersten Core-Prozessor mit AMD-GPU auch in Mini-PCs für PC-Spieler einsetzen.

Achtung: Abzocker-Version des Windows Movie Maker ist Nummer Eins bei Google

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 16:00
Eine gefälschte Version des nicht mehr von Microsoft angebotenen Windows Movie Maker verführt Opfer zum Download und bittet sie dann zur Kasse. Die Betrüger-Webseite hat es sogar ganz vorne in die Ergebnisse vieler Suchmaschinen geschafft.

Private Fahrer als Paketboten: Amazon Flex kommt nach Berlin

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 15:30
Amazon bringt sein "Uber" für private Zusteller nun auch nach Deutschland. Interessierte Fahrer können sich zunächst in Berlin per App für Lieferschichten eintragen und dann dort Amazon-Pakete zustellen.

Brennstoffzellen-Züge sollen Diesel-Loks in Niedersachsen ersetzen

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 15:30
2021 sollen auf nicht-elektrifizierten Strecken in Niedersachsen 14 Brennstoffzellen-Züge verkehren.

Twitter pausiert "kaputtes" Verifizierungsprogramm

heise online Newsticker - 13. November 2017 - 15:00
Nachdem Twitter den Account des rechtsradikalen "White Supremacist" Jason Kessler verifizierte, hagelte es Kritik. Nun haben Twitter und dessen Chef Jack Dorsey reagiert und das Programm erst einmal pausiert.