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App for finding Local Events

People used to the fact that to check read a newspaper or social network, so they should find some new event that is within their vicinity. Now, with the help of a new app, the hard work taken out from finding an event.

Called Roamz, the app collects data from social networks in the vicinity of a location so that the app could provide information regarding the happening at venues in the area.

According to Roamz founder and CEO Jonathan Barouch, the explosion of social content on social networks including Twitter does thoroughly address the problem.

It is like a person is walking down the road in Sydney and there’s a noodle market going on in Hyde Park. The said person would find out about the noodle market with the help of the App. Without any help coming from the App, the person would need to get the information from a person he knows in Twitter or Foursquare.

The app collects public data from Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Instagram regarding a location into a feed tailored to a user’s interests, chosen from ten categories that range from the child or pet friendly activities, to restaurants, attractions, shopping and nightlife.

Barouch explains that their vision was to filter through those millions of posts and pieces of content and work out the signals relevant to the user at the time they are applicable.

Though the use, of artificial intelligence the app gets smarter as it learns more about venues and the types of content uploaded or frequently viewed by the users. The app then uses the information gathered in refining the data presented.

Launched at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco last week, the app has already obtained 8000 downloads. However, there are still curves that need to be straightened.

The company plans in increasing the amount of content that can be presented to its users, which is currently light in some areas. While a heavily populated area, which includes Manhattan, have content from hours or even minutes ago, other cities like Perth in Australia be likely to have less recent content.

He added that content gets filtered out conservatively so that they could ensure that data in the app related to the needs of the users. The company also has plans in improving the intelligence of the app.

The startup, in Sydney, Australia eventually plans in enabling users to purchase and redeem tickets for an event found on Roamz within the app.


Juniper Carries Security Software to Samsung Devices

Soon Juniper Networks‘ suite of mobile security and device management tools is going to be available in three Samsung Electronics devices, which marks the first time the company has presented its SSL VPN software for Google’s Android OS.

Currently Juniper tries in making its Junos Pulse and Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite software accessible for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Note tablets and the Galaxy SII smartphone, the companies stated Monday. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy SII can be obtained now, and the Galaxy Note got launched in Europe on Monday and will be introduce later to the U.S. market.

Juniper’s client software is available free of charge, and the back end to control it is a SaaS (software-as-a-service) offering expected to come from service providers and Juniper.

Junos Pulse can be used to set up an SSL VPN (Secure Sockets Layer virtual private network) for secure access to incorporating applications and content from mobile devices. Juniper claims to be the first SSL VPN system been recommended for Android. Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite include several other features to manage enterprise mobile platforms, which includes antivirus and anti-malware, Internet address filtering, and remote wiping of data from a lost or stolen client. Junos Pulse and the suite can be obtain and use for Apple’s iOS and BlackBerries.

As it brings the software suite to Android, starting with the Samsung phone and tablets, Juniper adds the capability for the IT department in remotely removing any app from an employee’s personal or company-issued device. IT staff is going to be able to revoke access to an enterprise-issued app if the employee can no longer use it. Apps can be taken away or revoked without the user’s involvement, according to Gajraj Singh, director of product marketing for the Junos Pulse business unit.

When consumers start to use their own mobile devices for business functions, enterprises are increasingly worried about how those devices may influence the security and performance of corporate data and applications. Several solutions to the problem are currently emerging. Some the solution presented are software “sandboxes” for enterprise applications and virtualization of the devices into separate systems for personal and work uses.

By expanding its Junos Pulse suite to more mobile platforms, Juniper tries to help in tackling the problem of enterprises to use several tools in supporting the various mobile OSes their employees use as claimed by analyst Bob Egan of Sepharim Group. Sybase, MobileIron and Mocana, are other players attempting to fill this space. Between BlackBerry, iOS, mobile Windows systems and various versions of Android, as well as downloaded apps that may influence the performance of the employee’s phone or tablet. Support personnel have many variables in considering whether or not help employees to bring their own devices.