Oracle pushes ahead with cloud computing laser focus as earnings slide.--> Oracle has seen a decrease in revenue as the firm continues its attempt to make inroads in the cloud market. The enterprise software and hardware firm made sales worth $10.7bn during its fourth quarter, down five percent compared with the same period in 2014. Profit was down year on year by a much larger margin, dropping 24 percent from $3.65bn for the three months ending 31 May last year compared with $2.76bn this quarter. Despite the disappointing set of overall results, Oracle is clearly making gains in the cloud and SaaS market, benefiting from its oft-repeated 'laser focus' on the cloud computing market. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd noted during the investor conference call on Wednesday that the firm added 1,217 new software as a service (SaaS) customers over the quarter, while 760 customers expanded their deals with Oracle. In platform as a service (PaaS), Oracle saw better success rates, adding 1,419 customers in Q4.
SF Court Expands E-Filing With One Vendor in Control of Gateway.--> SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - An across-the-board electronic filing mandate takes effect today in San Francisco Superior Court, accompanied by controversy and litigation over the power of a single private vendor to control the court's electronic gateway. The only private vendor currently able to file directly into the court's electronic file manager - the e-gateway into the court - is File & ServeXpress which holds a hand-me-down contract from Lexis Nexis. As of today, lawyers must file all civil unlimited papers, after the initial complaint, directly through FSX or indirectly through three "third party filers." Those third party filers had to be approved by FSX, must file through FSX, and must pay for the privilege. As a result, FSX is the only private outfit that can retail the filing service and it is also the only outfit that can wholesale it. That combination gives it practical control of the gateway. The market for e-filing in San Francisco, greatly expanded by today's mandate, represents a big pot of money. It is worth roughly $8 million to $10 million a year.
Google has a new secret weapon in war against Microsoft, Amazon--> NEW DELHI: Google is wielding a new weapon against Amazon and Microsoft for cloud computing customers: Itself. Google is talking more openly about companies that use its cloud business, and revealing more about its computing resources, perhaps the largest on the planet. These include disclosures about Google's ultrafast fiber network, its big data resources and the computers and software it has built for itself. The aim is to position Google as a company capable of handling the biggest and toughest computational exercises, lightning fast. The disclosures follow earlier moves by Google Cloud Platform, as the search company's cloud computing business is called, to show off its data analysis capabilities.
Launching of Legal Software for Attorneys having E-filing and E courts Feaatures--> We at Proud Legal Launching LEgal Software for Attorneys having E-filing and E courts Feaatures. This software should be worlds best softwware and fulfill requirements of Lawers .We are going to introduce this software very shortly in all Delhi Lower Courts
Diverse allies rally for Microsoft in overseas data fight.--> SEATTLE (Reuters) - Corporate lobbyists, news organizations and academics joined forces with Microsoft Corp on Monday in the software company's legal battle with the U.S. government over access to customer data stored overseas. The diverse set of interests filed briefs with a federal appeals court in New York, urging it to reverse a judge's order that Microsoft turn over emails from a data center in Ireland. They argued that turning them over would jeopardize the future of international cloud computing. The case has taken on urgency for tech and media companies in the wake of revelations about bulk electronic data collection by the U.S. National Security Agency from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Technology companies including and AT&T Inc T.N and even rival Apple Inc also filed briefs supporting Microsoft's bid to fend off a government search warrant for the emails.
Gmail blocked in China, Great Firewall suspected.--> BEIJING: Google's Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world's biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame. Large numbers of Gmail web addresses were cut off in China on Friday, said GreatFire.org, a China-based freedom of speech advocacy group. Users said the service was still down on Monday. "I think the government is just trying to further eliminate Google's presence in China and even weaken its market overseas," said a member of GreatFire.org, who uses a pseudonym. "Imagine if Gmail users might not get through to Chinese clients. Many people outside China might be forced to switch away from Gmail." Google's own Transparency Report, which shows real-time traffic to Google services, displayed a sharp drop-off in traffic to Gmail from China on Friday. "We've checked and there's nothing wrong on our end," a Singapore-based spokesman for Google said in an email.
Microsoft slates Windows' touch Office for mid-2015--> Among a blizzard of announcements about Office Thursday, Microsoft also snuck in a loose release date for the touch-centric Office it has long planned to ship for Windows. We will deliver touch-optimized Office apps for Windows with Windows 10," Microsoft said in one of several blog posts trumpeting changes to the Office suite on the iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. Windows 10, which is now in a technical preview, will ship around the middle of next year, Microsoft has said previously. Touch-based Office apps for Windows -- aimed at touch-enabled notebooks as well as tablets and hybrids like Microsoft's own Surface Pro -- have been on the company's to-do list for more than three years. In September 2011, then-CEO Steve Ballmer hinted that the company was working on "Metro-izing" Office, telling Wall Street analysts, "You ought to expect that we are rethinking and working hard on what it would mean to do Office Metro style."
Microsoft's brilliant move to make money from arch rival Google .--> On Monday, Google made a startling announcement: under a new partnership, Microsoft will let customers move their Windows apps to Google's cloud for free. It's as if Microsoft said, "Ok, Google, we'll share our customers with you." The program goes by the name of the Microsoft License Mobility. It basically says that if a Microsoft customer has a support contract, the customer can move certain Windows apps to a cloud with no extra cost. The software covered includes things like Microsoft's email server, Exchange; Microsoft's database, SQL Server; its videoconferencing and instant messaging server, Lync; its security software, Forefront; and a couple other things. It does not include the full Microsoft Office suite. This License Mobility program is used to encourage Microsoft customers to try Microsoft's own cloud, Azure. But under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has a new mantra: getting people to use Microsoft software
Microsoft rolls out Delve information and people discovery tool for Office 365..--> Microsoft has begun a months-long rollout of Delve, the first Office 365 application that taps into the suite's Office Graph machine learning capabilities and maps connections between co-workers, documents, and information. Delve, announced in March with the code-name Oslo, is designed to automatically surface colleagues, files and data that are more relevant and important to users' work. [ InfoWorld pits Microsoft Office 365 against Google Apps and reveals the best office apps for your iPad. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies in our Technology: Microsoft newsletter. ] Delve renders these connections via a very visual card-based interface, and bases its output on an analysis of a number of signals and elements from each individual user, such as Exchange Online email message exchanges, OneDrive for Business stored content, SharePoint Online collaboration activity and Yammer enterprise social networking interactions. In the coming months, Delve will also be able to take into account email attachments, OneNote content and Lync Online IM and audio/video communications. The goal is to make work processes more intuitive to engage with and easier to navigate by highlighting for employees the data and connections they should prioritize. At least in theory, that should help employees focus on their most important tasks, colleagues and documents.
Microsoft's Surface Business Has Lost an Estimated $1.7 Billion since Debut.--> Microsoft is bleeding cash from its Surface tablets and may soon have to consider shutting down the business altogether, Computerworld’s Gregg Keizer wrote in a compelling piece against the Surface. Keizer did his own back-of-the-envelope calculation to estimate that Microsoft has lost $1.73 billion since the Surface’s debut in 2012. The total loss for FY2014 was $680 million, and it was $1.049 million for the year before, according to Keizer. His calculations also revealed that in the June 2014 quarter alone, the Surface had lost $363 million, the largest quarterly loss for the Surface since Microsoft started releasing quarterly revenue figures. He said some of the losses was due to massive write-offs from the Surface Mini, which never hit the market despite being ready for production, out of fear it would not sell well. The loss also included some of the manufacturing cost of the Surface Pro 3, which only started to sell on Aug. 1. Because of its late release, only a small portion of its sales were included in the June quarter’s earnings. Keizer argued $1.73 billion may not be that big of a loss for a company as big as Microsoft, but it’s still a sizable figure considering it represented 3% of Microsoft’s FY2014 gross margin. He said Microsoft’s year-over-year revenue growth would have been almost 1% had the Surface unit broken even last year.

 

Proud 4 D Vista™ Virtual tour
Welcome to Proud 4 D Vista™! Proud 4 D Vista™ is one of the world's leading developers of panorama and virtual tours. We offer a variety of award winning solutions. We have a Professional Team of Virtual Tour Photographer with latest tools and technology.

What is a Virtual tour?

Virtual tour is not yet a familiar concept for many, so we’ll spare a few sentences to explain what it is. How else would you know you want one if you don’t exactly know what it’s for, right? Here it goes. According to Wikipedia “A virtual tour is a simulation of an existing location, usually composed of a sequence of video or still images. They also may use other multimedia elements such as sound effects, music, narration, and text.

The phrase "virtual tour" is often used to describe a variety of video and photographic-based media. Panorama indicates an unbroken view, since a panorama can be either a series of photographs or panning video footage. However, the phrases "panoramic tour" and "virtual tour" have mostly been associated with virtual tours created using still cameras. Such virtual tours are made up of a number of shots taken from a single vantage point. The camera and lens are rotated around what is referred to as a no parallax point (the exact point at the back of the lens where the light converges).

A video tour is a full motion video of a location. Unlike the virtual tour's static wrap-around feel, a video tour is as if you were walking through a location. Using a video camera, the location is filmed while moving from place to place. Video tours are continuous movement taken at a walking pace.

Simplified, viewing a virtual tour is like actually walking through an actual venue without being there at all.

History:

The first use of a virtual tour and the derivation of the name was in 1994 as a museum visitor interpretation, providing a 'walk-through' of a 3D reconstruction of Dudley Castle in England as it was in 1550.[1] This consisted of a computer controlled laserdisc based system designed by British based engineer Colin Johnson.

One of the first users of a virtual tour was Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, when she officially opened the visitor centre in June 1994. Because the Queen's officials had requested titles, descriptions and instructions of all activities, the system was named and describes as: "Virtual Tour, being a cross between Virtual Reality and Royal Tour." Details of the original project can be viewed online.[2] The system featured in a conference held by the British Museum in November 1994.

Methods of creation

Stitching photographs: There are three popular ways of "stitching" virtual tours together.

Rectilinear stitching. 

Spherical stitching. 

Cubical stitching.

 

Video-based virtual tours

With the expansion of video on the internet, video-based virtual tours are growing in popularity. Video cameras are used to pan and walk-through subject properties. The benefit of this method is that the point of view is constantly changing throughout a pan. However, capturing high-quality video requires significantly more technical skill and equipment than taking digital still pictures. Video also eliminates viewer control of the tour. Therefore the tour is the same for all viewers and subject matter is chosen by the videographer. Editing digital video requires proficiency with video editing software and has higher computer hardware requirements. Also, displaying video over the internet requires more bandwidth. Due to these difficulties, the task of creating video-based tours is often left to professionals.

Applications

Virtual tours are used extensively for universities and in the real estate industry. Virtual Tours can allow a user to view an environment whilst on-line. Currently a variety of industries use such technology to help market their services and product. Over the last few years the quality, usability and accessibility of virtual tours has improved considerably, with some websites allowing the user to navigate the tours by clicking on maps or integrated floor plans.

Web-based

For most business purposes, a virtual tour must be accessible from everywhere. The major solution is a web-based virtual tour. In addition, a rich and useful virtual tour is not just a series of panoramic pictures. A better experience can be obtained by viewing a variety of materials such as that obtained from videos, texts, and still pictures in an interactive web content. Immersive rich, full screen Flash-based tours are becoming very popular today.

Thanks in part to the recent explosion of many Internet devices, such as Apple's iPad, iPhone and other tablet computing platforms powered entirely by Google's Android 3 operating systems such as Motorola's Xoom, it can be predicted that consumption of virtual tour content, through the use of Adobe Flash and HTML5/CSS3 driven virtual tours will only increase over time.

Real estate

Virtual tours are very popular in the real estate industry. Several types of such tours exist, including simple options such as interactive floor plans, and more sophisticated options such as full-service virtual tours. An interactive floor plan shows photographs of a property with the aid of a floor plan and arrows to indicate where each photograph was taken. Clicking on arrows shows the user where the camera was and which way the camera was pointing. Full service virtual tours are usually created by a professional photographer who will visit the property being sold, take several photos, and run them through stitching software. Full service virtual tours are usually more expensive than interactive floor plans because of the expense of the photographer, higher-end equipment used, such as a digital SLR camera, and specialized software. Real estate virtual tours are typically linked to the listing in the Multiple Listing Service.

What we do?

  • Stitch Panoramas
  • Publish Panoramas
  • Create Virtual Tours
  • Build Walkthrough Virtual Tours

Main Features

  • JpegXR Format Virtual Tour
  • Virtual Tour Software Hotspot Perpective Effect
  • Locate your position in virtual tour
  • Add detailed image in virtual tour
  • Add Popup Windows
  • Making a panorama movie
  • Virtual Tour Software Hotspot and Radar
  • Virtual Tour Software Progress bar
  • Virtual Tour Software Button Controllers
  • Virtul Tour Software Background Music
  • Add Virtual Tour Thumbnails
  • 360 Virtual Tour Movie
  • Add 3D Object
  • Share your virtual tour to Facebook
  • Google/Bing map in Virtual Tour Software