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Celebrity social media firm Ad.ly predicts $5M in revenue after embracing analytics

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Ad.ly is a Beverly Hills firm that charges brands to obtain social media endorsements from the likes of Mariah Carey and Kim Kardashian. But since its new CEO came on board in March 2012, the four-year-old firm has come to rely less on celebrity tweets for its business model. According...
Celebrity social media firm Ad.ly predicts $5M in revenue after embracing analytics

Cray offers a more modest supercomputer for the enterprise

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Supercomputer manufacturer Cray has expanded its portfolio of systems for the technical enterprise market.The company's newest machine, the Cray XC30-AC, starting at US$500,000, was built for midsized organizations that need some supercomputing muscle for research and development, though don't require a system that takes up half a data center."We're...
Cray offers a more modest supercomputer for the enterprise

Hadoop Needs Better Bridges to Fulfill the Big Data Promise

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Hadoop is designed to store big data cheaply on a distributed file system across commodity servers. How you get that data there is your problem. And it’s a surprisingly critical issue because Hadoop isn’t a replacement for existing infrastructure, but rather a tool to augment data management and storage...
Hadoop Needs Better Bridges to Fulfill the Big Data Promise

Fresh Out Of The Oven: Contextual Tastes Way Better Than Cookies

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In recent years, using cookie data in behavioral targeting strategies has been heralded as a game-changer by online marketers. A large part of this attention is focused on data management platforms (DMPs) that enable behavioral targeting through the use of cookie data to categorize a user’s... Please visit Search Engine...
Fresh Out Of The Oven: Contextual Tastes Way Better Than Cookies
Insta-cloud: CloudMine makes big data super-simple for apps and enterprise
Platfora shows a whole new way to do business intelligence on big data

VMWare Buys Log Insight From Pattern Insight, Moves Further Into Cloud Infrastructure Management

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In the space of a little over a month, VMWare is making yet another acquisition to strengthen its position in cloud management: it is buying cloud log analytics platform Log Insight from its current owner Pattern Insight, the data management and search platform company. Financial terms of the deal were...
VMWare Buys Log Insight From Pattern Insight, Moves Further Into Cloud Infrastructure Management

Now Autonomy is under investigation for fraud in the U.K.

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The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened an investigation into Autonomy, the British data management firm that HP bought in 2011, much to its eventual regret. Autonomy’s accounting methods leading up to the sale are already being scrutinized by U.K. accountancy authorities — HP claims the firm inflated its...
Now Autonomy is under investigation for fraud in the U.K.
iCloud is coming down to earth in Apple's newest data center (nearest neighbor: Facebook)

Western Digital Contributes To SSD Maker Skyera's $51M Series B

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Enterprise solid-state storage system maker Skyera announced that it received funding from Western Digital as part of its $51 million Series B round of financing. The two companies say the investment is an extension of a strategic relationship that includes joint technology development. The money will be used to scale...
Western Digital Contributes To SSD Maker Skyera's $51M Series B

Comcast Kills Its 250GB Data Cap, Is Testing More Flexible Data Plans

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Comcast announced today that it is doing away with its 250 GB data cap, and will be moving to test out new plans will charge customers based on usage, rather than cutting them off. Since 2008, Comcast has had a data usage cap of 250GB for all its broadband plans....
Comcast Kills Its 250GB Data Cap, Is Testing More Flexible Data Plans

Supercomputer maker Cray forms YarcData, a new unit to capitalize on ‘big data’

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One of the tech buzzwords du jour right now is “Big Data,” the idea of companies mining ever-increasing data sets to glean insightful information. That’s an arena where supercomputers can have an especially powerful role, in part because the machines are built to crunch complex numbers used in everything from...
Supercomputer maker Cray forms YarcData, a new unit to capitalize on ‘big data’

Startup Spotlight: MakeGood looks to help companies make the most of ad campaigns

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MakeGood Software CEO Jeff Coon The world of online advertising can be convoluted and complex, making it challenging for advertisers, agencies and publishers to track campaigns. MakeGood Software, a three-year-old startup located in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, is looking to help companies make better sense of the data and eliminate bulky spreadsheets...
Startup Spotlight: MakeGood looks to help companies make the most of ad campaigns

Happy hour mobile app maker GoTime purchased by Infogroup

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Seattle-based GoTime, which makes a mobile application that allows users to find happy hours at local bars and taverns in dozens of cities, has been acquired by Omaha, Nebraska-based Infogroup. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are thrilled to merge the power of our platform with the strength...
Happy hour mobile app maker GoTime purchased by Infogroup

Google's plan to eat Amazon's lunch and dominate retailing

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Marc Andresseen, the kingmaker of Silicon Valley,  is fond of pointing out that “software is eating the world.” Google’s recent purchase of Channel Intelligence, a data management platform for retailer inventory, underscores its unstated, Borg-like goal of slowly gobbling up every industry it encounters. This particular move, though, is a...
Google's plan to eat Amazon's lunch and dominate retailing

More CIA Money For NoSQL: In-Q-Tel Backs Cloudant

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Today cloud-hosted database provider Cloudant announced that has received both a custom development agreement and an undisclosed investment from In-Q-Tel, an independent non-profit venture capital firm funded by the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies. The announcement follows In-Q-Tel’s investment in MongoDB makers 10gen last month. In-Q-Tel investments are rumored...
More CIA Money For NoSQL: In-Q-Tel Backs Cloudant

Switched On: A handset for human hands

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the golden era of the PDA, many debated whether future consumers would adopt a one-device or two-device approach. The two-devicers argued that the connectivity for phone calls would come from a simple, bare-bones cellphone while all...
Switched On: A handset for human hands

Pentaho Open-Sources Kettle Big Data Analytics Tools

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Pentaho announces it has open-sourced its Pentaho Kettle big data management and analytics tools under the Apaches 2.0 license. - Pentaho announced that it has open-sourced its big data analytics tools, known as the Pentaho Kettle project, under the Apache 2.0 license. Pentaho said it has made freely available under...
Pentaho Open-Sources Kettle Big Data Analytics Tools

IBM to develop telescope data analysis system

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IBM is developing new data management and analysis technologies for what will be the world's largest radio telescope. The Square Kilometre Array, due to become operational in 2024, will produce so much data that even tomorrow's off-the-shelf computers will have difficulty processing all of it, the company predicted....
IBM to develop telescope data analysis system

Analytics Is Not a Strategy

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I have been working in sports analytics for nearly 10 years, and still, virtually every time I tell someone what I do, they say some variation of “Oh, you do moneyball.” While my normal response is “yes, something like that,” the truth is that there is real difference between “sports...
Analytics Is Not a Strategy

I would personally like to thank Apple for explaining what the “cloud” is to my mom

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When it comes to technology and products that excite me personally, I have what I call the “mom test”. Put simply, if my mom can’t figure something out it’s not worth spending a lot of time checking out or using. My mom is pretty tech savvy as most of you...
I would personally like to thank Apple for explaining what the “cloud” is to my mom

New Data Management Platform

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New Data Management Platform

Intermedia to acquire Bellevue-based Telanetix for $55M

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Intermedia, a cloud service provider, has agreed to buy Bellevue-based Telanetix Inc. for $55 million, including $13 million in net debt and liabilities. Telanetix is a cloud-based communications solutions company that focuses on voice over IP (VoIP) services. It reported $31.2 million in revenue for 2012. The company’s 100 employees will...
Intermedia to acquire Bellevue-based Telanetix for $55M

What Would Happen If Your Digital Life Was Destroyed?

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If you’d been following Mat Honan’s harrowing story this weekend, you’ve learned that the Wired writer was completely hacked by a pair of 19-year-olds who targeted him because he had a cool Twitter handle. Honan has updated his tale and posted it on Wired where he goes through the seemingly...
What Would Happen If Your Digital Life Was Destroyed?

Samsung Ventures Backs CIA's Big Data Favorite Cloudant

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Hey, it's secure enough for spies! Samsung's investment in U.S.-based companies continues, with its announcement that it is backing cloud-based mobile enterprise specialist Cloudant. The Korean firm's VC arm says that the investment will be used to aid its own R&D into mobile application data management and distribution for...
Samsung Ventures Backs CIA's Big Data Favorite Cloudant

Master Data Management Blind Spots

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Master Data Management Blind Spots

Dell Latitude 6430u: an Ultrabook tailored for suit-and-tie types

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It's far from official, but from the looks of things, an update to Dell's Latitude line may be incoming. According to Dutch site Tweakers.net, the outfit's 14-inch refresh, bearing model number 6430u, will purportedly sport a 1366 x 768 display, dual-core i3, i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processor and...
Dell Latitude 6430u: an Ultrabook tailored for suit-and-tie types
Funding Daily: Franken-funding
Yahoo snaps up PlayerScale, a gaming platform with over 150M users
Aggregate Knowledge gets 'big data' boost with Quantivo buy-up (exclusive)
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