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IO taps McLaren to speed up its modular data centers

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Web giants such as Facebook, eBay and Google like to boast of the power-usage effectiveness (PUE) inside their data centers, but it’s rare to see cloud providers and other data center operators talking about how efficient they are with when it comes to using power. IO Data Centers markets the...
IO taps McLaren to speed up its modular data centers
GM unveils its $130M Detroit data center
Data Centers: What Do Google and Goldman Sachs Have in Common? More Than You Think
White House to startups: we want ‘badass innovators’

Exclusive With GUESS Exec on How The Company Turned Its Business Around With iPads

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Just two years ago, clothing retailer Guess? had some serious merchandising issues. "Our buyers were working off a system where merchandise was represented by a long number, and it was hard to tell the items apart," says chief information officer Michael Relich. "As a result, I don't think our merchandise...
Exclusive With GUESS Exec on How The Company Turned Its Business Around With iPads

Google's CIO explains the challenge of keeping data secure: 'We spend a lot of time worrying about it'

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Google likes to portray itself as a laid back, but highly innovative and agile company. The circular Google bike used for group meetings, the ability to bring your pets to work and the brightly colored cushions found on what appears to be every sofa are just a few of the...
Google's CIO explains the challenge of keeping data secure: 'We spend a lot of time worrying about it'

Newsmakers 2012: Luke Friang keeps Zulily on the fast track

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Luke Friang of Zulily Perhaps no Seattle startup is moving quite as fast as Zulily, the daily deal site for moms which just scored $85 million in funding at a whopping $1 billion valuation. The company has hired hundreds of employees; opened warehouses in Ohio and Nevada; launched service in...
Newsmakers 2012: Luke Friang keeps Zulily on the fast track

NetMotion Wireless sold to private equity firm

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Seattle’s NetMotion Wireless, a maker of wireless network performance management software, has been sold to Clearlake Capital Group in a deal of undisclosed size. “NetMotion is the clear market leader with unmatched technology and an exceptional leadership team that has successfully continued to grow its suite of offerings. We look forward...
NetMotion Wireless sold to private equity firm

Microsoft CIO Tony Scott Heads For the Exit

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Tony Scott, Microsoft’s Chief Information Officer, has left his post after five years at the software giant. Scott’s LinkedIn profile lists him as the company’s former CIO and Seattle-area tech news site GeekWire reported his departure was announced to Microsoft staff last week. “Tony Scott decided to depart Microsoft to...
Microsoft CIO Tony Scott Heads For the Exit

Google will offer free Wi-Fi in one New York City neighborhood

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Google (GOOG) on Tuesday announced a partnership with New York City and the Chelsea Improvement Project to provide free Wi-Fi to the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. Chelsea is a very diverse district; it is home to Google’s New York offices, a number of technology startups and art galleries, as...
Google will offer free Wi-Fi in one New York City neighborhood

Dell avoids talk of flawed deal, focuses on new software foray in press talks today

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SAN FRANCISCO, Ca.: The dirty word that no one would address at Dell‘s press event this afternoon? “Privatization.” The computer maker held the press event to introduce the press to its new software group. But the meeting was overshadowed by news this morning that private equity firm Blackstone has...
Dell avoids talk of flawed deal, focuses on new software foray in press talks today

NASA pulls the plug on the mainframe computer era

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It's the end of another era at NASA, although this one was perhaps more inevitable than others. Chief Information Officer Linda Cureton announced in a blog post over the weekend that the agency's last mainframe computer was shut down this month, marking an end to decades of room-filling computers....
NASA pulls the plug on the mainframe computer era

Here's Why Salesforce Spent A Whopping $2.5 Billion On ExactTarget (CRM)

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Yesterday, Salesforce.com made its largest acquisition ever, spending $2.5 billion to buy ~$300 million company, ExactTarget. And that 8x multiple was a good deal, one analyst told Business Insider. That's because companies spend nearly $4 trillion a year on technology, mostly through their IT departments. Salesforce.com's CEO Marc Benioff believes...
Here's Why Salesforce Spent A Whopping $2.5 Billion On ExactTarget (CRM)

Apple, Google, Facebook, And Amazon Compete In India Over Mobile, Social Networks, E-Commerce

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Google's getting into hardware to take on Apple. And Apple could be planning a smaller iPad, to edge out Amazon's Kindle Fire. Facebook filed a whopping big S-1 for an IPO this year, while Amazon pondered a retail store. It's clear the Great Tech War of 2012 is going...
Apple, Google, Facebook, And Amazon Compete In India Over Mobile, Social Networks, E-Commerce

Apple to quadruple investment in India with new software outsourcing contracts

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Whilst onlookers are focusing their attention on Apple’s iPhone and iPad supply chain to gather information on the company’s next-generation smartphone and tablet devices, little is known about how it outsources its app development and maintenance work. Thanks to the India Times, a little more light has been shed on how Apple...
Apple to quadruple investment in India with new software outsourcing contracts
How the Weather Company survived a 1000% traffic spike during Hurricane Sandy

Online retailers expect bumper Christmas

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Internet sales predicted to hit £4.6bn in first two weeks of December, with £1bn of goods snapped up via mobile devicesInternet retailers are gearing up for a bumper Christmas, with consumers forecast to spend £4.6bn online during the first two weeks of December, up from £3.7bn in the same period...
Online retailers expect bumper Christmas

Boot up: Apple's secret development process, how LulzSec hid last summer, Techcrunch droops and more

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Plus more privacy-invading apps, Google's $1m hacking prize, the web's broken crypto and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApple's China audits don't inspire the same from other companies | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple WeblogThe Bloomberg post notes that...
Boot up: Apple's secret development process, how LulzSec hid last summer, Techcrunch droops and more

Chinese hackers attacked New York Times computers for four months

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The New York Times reports that its internal network was attacked by Chinese hackers over the last four months. The email accounts of several reporters who worked on a story critical of the family Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao were infiltrated, and the passwords of every single New York Times employee stolen. However,...
Chinese hackers attacked New York Times computers for four months

San Francisco to Block Most Municipal Mac Purchases Following Apple's EPEAT Withdrawal

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Following last week's news that Apple had pulled all 39 of its qualifying Macs from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry, it was suggested that Apple would lose business with federal, state, and local governments in the United States. Many agencies require that most or all computer purchases...
San Francisco to Block Most Municipal Mac Purchases Following Apple's EPEAT Withdrawal

A Disappointing Set Back: Feds Close The Once Heralded Apps.gov Cloud Storefront

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has closed Apps.gov, the once heralded cloud storefront established in the first months of the Obama Administration by former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. According to Fierce Government,  the GSA said in a statement that they have phased out the storefront set up...
A Disappointing Set Back: Feds Close The Once Heralded Apps.gov Cloud Storefront

Industry Moves: Custom Content Council; Financial Times; 7digital; News Ltd

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The latest hires in the digital media and tech industry… Custom Content Council: Dow Jones Content Lab President Andrew Seibert has been elected chairman. He replaces Meredith Xcelerated Marketing’s CMO, Keith Sedlak, who has led the organization since 2010. Joining Seibert on the Custom Content Council board are five...
Industry Moves: Custom Content Council; Financial Times; 7digital; News Ltd

Google to meet with Senator Chuck Schumer this morning over free Wi-Fi plans in NYC's Chelsea area (Updated)

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Google plans to provide free wireless Internet in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, according to a new report from Bloomberg. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer gave a statement today and said he and other officials will meet with Google at 10:30 a.m. this morning in Chelsea. Bloomberg said the new network,...
Google to meet with Senator Chuck Schumer this morning over free Wi-Fi plans in NYC's Chelsea area (Updated)

Another Blow For BlackBerry As New Zealand Cops Pick iOS Devices

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In another setback for BlackBerry’s key government business, the New Zealand police force has chosen iOS devices over smartphones and tablets running competing operating systems. Kiwi cops will be kitted out with iOS devices after spending nearly a year testing iPhones and iPads against models running BlackBerry and Android, reports...
Another Blow For BlackBerry As New Zealand Cops Pick iOS Devices

Best Buy snags Starbucks tech guru

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The man behind popular innovations at Starbucks, like free WiFi and payment via smartphone, is being tapped to help the electronics retailer. FORTUNE -- Stephen Gillett, the Starbucks chief information officer who revamped the retailer's technological approach to selling coffee, is joining electronics giant Best Buy. The 36-year-old former college...
Best Buy snags Starbucks tech guru

The Few, the Brave — the Army iPhone App

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If you work for the U.S. Army and spend all your spare time hacking the iPhone and Android or fooling around with HTML5, this is a contest for you: The Army’s Chief Information Office is launching a competition aimed at mobile and web apps, with cash awards totaling $30,000...
The Few, the Brave — the Army iPhone App

For Nasdaq, a Race to Zero

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Anna Ewing, Nasdaq's chief information officer, talks about the speed of trades, which now take place in under 100 microseconds, which is one one-millionth of a second. That's not fast enough for today's stock traders and will be laughably slow for tomorrow's traders. Ms. Ewing said, "It's a march to...
For Nasdaq, a Race to Zero

More executive shuffling at EA with departure of CFO Eric Brown

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Electronic Arts’ chief financial officer has resigned. According to EA’s most recent SEC filing, Brown tendered his resignation on Feb. 3 and his last day will be Feb. 17. Ken Barker, EA’s chief officer of accounting will serve as interim chief financial officer until EA selects a replacement. Brown has...
More executive shuffling at EA with departure of CFO Eric Brown
Tech Moves: Oracle sales vet joins Microsoft; Zynga changes; SNUPI snags Paulsen from Impinj; etc.

London 2012 prepares for cyber-attacks

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Online Olympic security team is working to safeguard 90 venues and huge amounts of data against incursions by criminals and 'hacktivists'When it comes to Olympics security, the chief information officer for London 2012 is quite clear: "We will get cyber-attacks, for sure. Previous Games have always been attacked, so we will...
London 2012 prepares for cyber-attacks
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