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How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

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Big data tools could help cafes determine what specials are best on what days. The headline might sound like buzzword stew, but it couldn’t be any truer. Big data is red-hot right now for good reason — it really can significantly improve companies’ bottom lines — but doing it right...
How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

Redpoint Ventures Closes On $400 Million For Its 5th Fund, Redpoint V, To Invest In More Early-Stage Startups

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Silicon Valley venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures has raised $400 million for Redpoint V, its fifth venture capital fund. The firm says that Redpoint V will be used to invest in early-stage entrepreneurs and startups. While some other venture capital firms have dramatically increased fund sizes with time, Redpoint has...
Redpoint Ventures Closes On $400 Million For Its 5th Fund, Redpoint V, To Invest In More Early-Stage Startups
Why VCs Will Continue To Invest In Big Data Startups For Many Years To Come

Twitter gears up to grow, courting data infrastructure engineers for new Seattle office

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More than 10 months after opening a temporary engineering office in Seattle, Twitter is still looking for a permanent outpost here, but that isn’t stopping the company from making a recruiting push, particularly in the area of data infrastructure. Twitter will hold an open house next week in South Lake...
Twitter gears up to grow, courting data infrastructure engineers for new Seattle office

Boot up: ORG on open data, demand for new iPad shakes up corporate market, and more

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Plus ex-Googler on why he left the internet giant, and why hacking is importantA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamJoe Pirillo uses Mac OS X for the first time >> YouTubeYesterday we showed you Chris Pirillo's father using Windows 8...
Boot up: ORG on open data, demand for new iPad shakes up corporate market, and more

Utilities and Other Industries Not Ready for Big Data, Say New Oracle Reports

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New evidence is emerging that organizations across many industries are simply not ready for the challenges of big data. Oracle has released two new reports that add hard numbers to mounting concerns about the problems big companies face when dealing with data. This week's report from Oracle polled 333 North...
Utilities and Other Industries Not Ready for Big Data, Say New Oracle Reports
Funding Daily: Purple people eater

Facebook career postings: engineers, mobile, games, legal, more

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Facebook added listings for engineers, counsel, games and more on its Careers page this week. Facebook is seeking corporate and patent counsel, likely related to recent lawsuits from Yahoo and Mitel. The company’s LinkedIn feed listed various sales and account management staff positions. Posts added this week on Facebook’s Careers Page: Build Engineer Git/Build Engineer...
Facebook career postings: engineers, mobile, games, legal, more

Impacts of the IBM-SoftLayer deal on the cloud industry

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Today, IBM acquired cloud computing infrastructure provider SoftLayer. This report analyzes the deal and discusses how the greater IT ecosystem will be affected and the benefits and challenges IBM now faces. Related research and analysis from GigaOM Pro:Subscriber content. Sign up for a free trial.Takeaways from the second quarter in...
Impacts of the IBM-SoftLayer deal on the cloud industry

Facebook open sources Corona -- a better way to do webscale Hadoop

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Facebook is at it again, building more software to make Hadoop a better way to do big data at web scale. Its latest creation, which the company has also open sourced, is called Corona and aims to make Hadoop more efficient, more scalable and more available by re-inventing how jobs...
Facebook open sources Corona -- a better way to do webscale Hadoop
Top techies tout their top tools for webscale computing

Best Tech Events This Week (BlogHer, Social Curation Summit, eCommerce HackDay, Future of Fashion, FinTech Startups, ER Roundtable)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. Photo-sharing apps...
Best Tech Events This Week (BlogHer, Social Curation Summit, eCommerce HackDay, Future of Fashion, FinTech Startups, ER Roundtable)

How a Looming Talent Gap Will Crush Enterprise Hopes for Big Data

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Large enterprises are putting a lot of money and effort into making sure they have the latest and greatest in Hadoop and other big data infrastructure tools, but it turns out their IT teams are far from prepared to actually use those tools once they are in place. That's one...
How a Looming Talent Gap Will Crush Enterprise Hopes for Big Data

Thrillist's Big Cool Revenue Generator, JackThreads, Just Hit 4 Million Members

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JackThreads, the members-only clothing site for men, just hit 4 million members.  Ever since men's lifestyle brand Thrillist acquired the JackThreads back in 2010, the hip clothing site for men has experienced solid growth (see chart below). At the time of the acquisition, JackThreads had about 150,000 members. Just three months...
Thrillist's Big Cool Revenue Generator, JackThreads, Just Hit 4 Million Members

VC Firm Bessemer Doubles Down On Investment Leadership, Adds Six New Partners

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Venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners is adding a number of new leaders to its partnership. In addition to the promotions of Kent Bennett, Brian Feinstein, Ethan Kurzweil and Trevor Oelschig to partner, the firm is bringing BVP alum Alex Ferrara on board as partner, while EIR Jeff Epstein will...
VC Firm Bessemer Doubles Down On Investment Leadership, Adds Six New Partners

DARPA-Backed Ayasdi Launches With $10M From Khosla, Floodgate To Uncover The Hidden Value In Big Data

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Founded in 2008 after more than a decade of research at Stanford, Silicon Valley-based startup, Ayasdi, is on a mission to reinvent the methods by which we transform Big Data into actionable knowledge. Essentially, Ayasdi aims to automate the insight discovery process, allowing end users to find valuable intelligence within...
DARPA-Backed Ayasdi Launches With $10M From Khosla, Floodgate To Uncover The Hidden Value In Big Data

VCs pour money into data startups during 2012

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Venture capitalists made more big data investments in 2012 than in any previous year, according to a report released Thursday from CB Insights and law firm Orrick. “As evidenced by financing and deal activity, Big Data is gaining steam,” the report stated. The number of big data venture deals in...
VCs pour money into data startups during 2012

Facebook careers: ad analysts, data center ops, marketing communications and more

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Facebook added 22 new positions to its careers page this week, including a number of jobs focused on measuring and improving the effectiveness of Facebook advertising. The company is also looking for more data center employees, talent sourcers and marketing communications managers. New listings added to Facebook’s careers page: Custom...
Facebook careers: ad analysts, data center ops, marketing communications and more
Single-language no more: Apprenda adds Java to its .NET-centric platform

Top jobs of the week in tech

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Now that we’ve entered the final stretch of 2012, we’re bringing back our weekly GigaOM jobs post. Each Wednesday we’ll highlight some of the most interesting listings of the week from companies across the country. Check out today’s edition: TubeMogul, Inc.: Senior Software Engineer/Architect — Data Infrastructure (Emeryville, Calif.) GM: Big Data...
Top jobs of the week in tech

Big data VC firm Data Collective steps out of the shadows

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For almost two years, Data Collective has been lurking in Silicon Valley’s shadows, investing seed money in a slew of big data startups without ever showing its face to the public. On Thursday, the firm officially launched, however, with a unique partnership model and an investment portfolio that should make...
Big data VC firm Data Collective steps out of the shadows
Facebook open-sources part of its big-data infrastructure, Corona
Why better traffic data means more than just a faster commute

Redpoint Ventures raises $400 million fund for early-stage investments

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Redpoint Ventures announced Wednesday that it’s raised $400 million for a new fund that will focus primarily on investing in early-stage companies, following its previous $400 million fund raised three years ago. The company now manages more than $3.3 billion across all its funds. The firm explained specifically where it...
Redpoint Ventures raises $400 million fund for early-stage investments
Q&A: OfferUp's Nick Huzar on startup lessons from facing off with a rhino
The Large Hadron Collider and processing data at a million gigabytes per second

Google's New BigQuery Commoditizes Big Data Analytics

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Google is moving the goalpost significantly in the market for big data tools, at least for organizations that can work with its canned tools and are willing to trust the search giant with their data. After some time in a limited preview, Google has unveiled Google BigQuery for public...
Google's New BigQuery Commoditizes Big Data Analytics
Hadoop through the years: A GigaOM retrospective

Facebook careers: Indonesia growth manager, Open Graph partner engineer, media solutions, PMD managers, more

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Facebook has added 14 new positions to its careers page this week, including a number of international-focused media solutions and Preferred Marketing Developer partner manager positions. The company is also looking for a partner engineer to work with gaming companies to integrate Open Graph. A few developers, including Zynga, have...
Facebook careers: Indonesia growth manager, Open Graph partner engineer, media solutions, PMD managers, more

Three New Tools Bring Machine Learning Insights to the Masses

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Over the past few years, machine learning has quickly become the "secret sauce" of large-scale web sites. Machine learning systems have historically been hand-crafted by the small armies of computer science and mathematics Ph.D.s in employ at places like Google. With the growing popularity of machine learning and other statistical...
Three New Tools Bring Machine Learning Insights to the Masses
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