Jonah Staw, co-founder and CEO of LittleMissMatched, heads-up a lifestyle brand that is based on "innovative and creative mixing and mismatching." LittleMissMatched launched in 2004 with a collection of mismatched socks sold in odd numbers to encourage girls of all ages to express themselves. The "nothing matches but anything goes" philosophy knocked people's socks off, and sales jumped from $5 million to $25 million in just three years. Today, the LittleMissMatched product line includes everything from socks, winterwear, and sleepwear to books, bedding, and furniture for mismatched mavens of all ages. LittleMissMatched products range in … Read more
This week CNET's Robert Vamosi talks with Eva Chen, co-founder and CEO of Trend Micro.
For more than 20 years Chen has been active in the antimalware community and has kept her company competitive worldwide against competition such as Symantec and McAfee
Chen visited CNET to talk about Trend Micro's ambitious goal of putting anti-malware protection in the cloud. She argues that signature-based protection is still faster than running a full heuristic sandbox to detect new malicious software.
Chen thinks that by having your desktop ping a signature database in the cloud you'll get a faster, lighter, … Read more
I've been using the tag line "information security is worse than you think" for several years. Every once in awhile, I meet with a security vendor who backs up my words with scary metrics. Last week in New York, Trend Micro filled this role.
According to Trend Micro's Chief Technology Officer Raimund Genes, the volume and potency of Web-based threats is now exceeding the industry's capacity to fight back. For example, Trend Micro says that it added approximately 50 new anti-malware patterns to its database each day in 2005. In 2008, the volume has grown … Read more
Google Trends, a service Google started two years ago to track searched-for keywords, has unveiled a new tool for inquiring minds looking to find out more on any given site. Like tracking services Compete and Alexa which use tool bars to grab user data, Google Trends now lets you pop in specific domains and compare basic traffic information about any .com site (or .tv, .biz, .net, and so on) using nothing more than organic user searches.
Included are daily traffic numbers in users (sent from Google search), where in the world the users are coming from, and related sites that … Read more
On Wednesday, Trend Micro CEO and co-founder Eva Chen unveiled a new vision for her company that includes "in-the-cloud" malware analysis.
Unlike the computer viruses of 20 years ago, which were slow to evolve and infected thousands of systems worldwide, malware today evolves rapidly and infects relatively few systems, creating thousands of new variants each day. Chen admits that traditional signature-based antivirus strategies may seem a bit outdated, but argues that pattern matching is still faster than running a full heuristic check of each new malware specimen. Her answer is to throw all the unknown samples up into … Read more
It's tough to stay on top of Google, but I thought I'd draw some attention to some developments involving the search powerhouse.
More Street View with more privacy: One year into Google's launch of the Google Maps feature to show a driver's-eye view of the world, Google added 37 new cities, including Atlanta, Buffalo, N.Y., Ann Arbor, Mich., Fresno, Calif., and Cincinnati. It effectively doubles the coverage of Street View, engineer Jiajun Zhu said in a Google LatLong blog posting.
Readers of this blog care deeply, madly, passionately about open source. But if this blog's traffic data is any indication, readers of this blog care even more about Apple, Google, and Microsoft. In fact, most of the planet, as measured by Google Trends, cares more about what Apple is doing on a given day than what business model MySQL has adopted:
On this blog, MySQL and Ubuntu make an appearance in the top-25 most read stories, but Microsoft, Apple, and Google dominate the most-read stories, despite constituting a relatively small number of my total posts.
I note this data only to remind everyone, myself included, to take ourselves a little less seriously. It's not that open source isn't critically important, because it is: It is the heart of computing going forward. But our petty controversies are just that: Petty. The stakes are pretty small, given that open source is being woven into the fabric of software's future, even within these giant software vendors, regardless of our squabbles.… Read more
After reading and talking so much recently about the concept of "democratic exclusivity" (first coined by Ed Cotton on the Influx Insights blog and then promoted by the relentless Piers Fawkes), I was delighted to finally experience it myself when I was strolling the streets of Paris last week. I spent a day (a micro-vacation!) in the not-so-touristy 6th district around Metro Vavin in Montparnasse (in fact, I rarely left it, which was a much more satisfying experience than zig-zagging from the left to the right bank all the time as I used to) and discovered "Le Timbre,&… Read more
Happy Pi day! http://www.piday.org/
Trend Micro’s Web site hacked in massive attack http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9894181-7.html
Verizon embraces P4P, a more efficient peer-to-peer tech http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/ 20080314-verizon-embraces-p4p-a-more-efficient-peer-to-peer-tech.html http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-P2P-Verizon.html
Sweden pursues illegal file-sharers http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080314/ ap_on_hi_te/sweden_file_sharing
Music industry proposes a piracy surcharge on ISPs http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/news/ 2008/03/music_levy
Google exec: Android will outsell iPhone http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20080314/tc_cmp/206903637
What if Apple really opened up … Read more
I read last week in some print publication (that's right, people still read magazines) about a growing "superstructure" of GRC (Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance) and how it starts to address some of the shortcomings of SOA (Service-Oriented Architectures), meaning the stuff in between all the loosely coupled data flying around.
This top 10 list of Identity Management trends explores GRC and some other interesting facts. Personally I am all about trends No. 3 and 4.
Trend No. 3: Open systems and modules instead of monolithic suites… Read more