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Cloudera adds search to Hadoop distro and says it's just getting started
Dances with atoms: IBM researchers create a short film using only microscopic particles

It's raining cash in Rain City: More than $140M invested in Seattle startups in 30 days

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It’s shaping up to be a very good holiday season for Seattle area startups. At a time when many are preparing to carve the turkey, several Seattle area companies have stuffed their bellies with substantial rounds of cash. Consider this: In the past 30 days, $142 million has flowed into...
It's raining cash in Rain City: More than $140M invested in Seattle startups in 30 days

Data breaches increasingly caused by hacks, malicious attacks

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A new study of data breaches has found that criminal and malicious attacks accounted for 37 percent of corporate data breaches in 2011, a six percent rise from 2010. The study, performed by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Symantec, also found that these attacks were much more costly to...
Data breaches increasingly caused by hacks, malicious attacks

Basis raises $11.5M for health-tracking wristwatch, adds Deepak Chopra to advisory board

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As health-tracking companies battle it out for consumers’ hearts and minds — and wrists — Basis Science has announced that it has raised $11.5 million for its own sensor-based band that monitors a variety of health indicators. The Series B round was led by Mayfield Fund and included existing investors, DCM...
Basis raises $11.5M for health-tracking wristwatch, adds Deepak Chopra to advisory board

20 GB of Data Storage Then and Now http://bit.ly/ahOR6q #lis48801 #lis48820 (via @tommytrc)

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20 GB of Data Storage Then and Now http://bit.ly/ahOR6q #lis48801 #lis48820 (via @tommytrc)
Dropbox doubles referral bonus to 500MB, 1GB for pro users

The Storage Games

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Most of the computerized data you interact with is stored in a corporate data center or the cloud on a class of device known as enterprise storage. Their capacity is measured in petabytes, or millions of gigabytes. The number of input/output operations per second (IOPS) generated by applications from Excel...
The Storage Games

Scientists develop rewritable digital storage built into DNA; biological binary exists

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We've seen DNA flirt with computing and storage before, but a biological system that can record digital data? That's something different. Stanford researchers used natural enzymes to create rewritable data storage built directly into living cells' DNA. The enzymes can flip DNA sequences back and forth, enabling a programmable,...
Scientists develop rewritable digital storage built into DNA; biological binary exists

Nimble storage pulls in $40M, readies for global expansion and an IPO

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It may not seem all that exciting, but enterprise storage has investors in a tizzy! Nimble Storage, a startup that provides data storage, backup and disaster recovery, closed an over-subscribed, mezzanine funding round of funding for $40.7 million today. Nimble says the size of the round reflects the “rapid success” it’s been able...
Nimble storage pulls in $40M, readies for global expansion and an IPO

Cloud service lets customers get data out of Sandy's path for free today

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Cloud and data backup provider Nirvanix is allowing customers to move their data outside the company's New Jersey data center for free Monday to get out of the path of Hurricane Sandy. The move is one of the first seen by a vendor in response to the powerful weather...
Cloud service lets customers get data out of Sandy's path for free today

FYI. Dave Morin Didn’t Lie To Gawker About Path Storing User Data

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Some people always see the good in people and some people always see the bad … Gawker just published a post with what at first seems to be some pretty damning evidence against Path founder Dave Morin, publishing an email where he assured writer Ryan Tate that Path wasn’t storing...
FYI. Dave Morin Didn’t Lie To Gawker About Path Storing User Data

SGI Back with High-Density, Big Data-Ready Cloud System

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The new cloud storage system is powered by Altix scale-up and scale-out clusters, as well as Altix XE hybrid systems, which all run on Intels Xeon or Itanium processors. - SGI, which focuses exclusively on the high-performance computing market and large-scale workloads with its clustered Altix servers, Jan. 31 unveiled...
SGI Back with High-Density, Big Data-Ready Cloud System

Verizon delays approval of Google Wallet, blesses own Isis payment app

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In an article posted this morning, DSLReports is alleging that Verizon is acting anti-competitively in its delaying approval of Google's phone-based Google Wallet mobile commerce application. The accusation does indeed appear to be based solidly in reality—Verizon's competing Isis mobile wallet system has been made available for a variety...
Verizon delays approval of Google Wallet, blesses own Isis payment app
Violin Memory extends funding round to $80M

Infochimps Launches Enterprise Cloud For Big Data Analytics

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Clouds, clouds, everywhere there are clouds. Here’s one more to file in your cloud list from Infochimps that’s all about big data. Infochimps Enterprise Cloud is the kind of service you won’t see any time soon from an enterprise behemoth like Oracle or most of the enterprise big boys. Why? Because...
Infochimps Launches Enterprise Cloud For Big Data Analytics

OnLive brings Windows desktops in cloud to Android

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Already available for Apple’s iPad, OnLive Desktop launched for Android devices on Thursday. The free software, available in the Android Market,  allows tablets and smartphones to run an instance of Windows 7 through the web. The Windows environment is actually hosted in the cloud through OnLive’s servers and the Desktop...
OnLive brings Windows desktops in cloud to Android

128GB iPad: from myth to reality in 24 hours

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Following rumors that surfaced on Monday that Apple may begin offering iOS devices in 128GB capacities, the company announced on Tuesday that it is indeed launching a 128GB iPad starting next week. The new model joins the existing fourth-generation line-up of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models, and comes in...
128GB iPad: from myth to reality in 24 hours
Founders Stories: Cloudera's Jeff Hammerbacher On Building Big Data Systems
App Install Ads Earned Facebook "Real Revenue" And Helped 3800 Developers Drive 25M Downloads

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

Embrace the cloud computing revolution - with caution

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Google's Chromebook Pixel is the latest device pushing cloud data storage, but I'm not convinced it's safe enoughGoogle recently launched its high-end Chromebook Pixel, and like previous Chromebooks this notebook computer makes a distinctly 21st Century assumption: that users' data, work and play belong mostly online, not on their own...
Embrace the cloud computing revolution - with caution
NEA-Backed CareZone Adds Shared Calendars, Goes Mobile To Help Families Better Care For Their Loved Ones
Google Sued For Patent Infringement Over GDrive
GreenBytes nabs $12M to improve energy-efficient SSD tech

Cache of the titans: SSD storage accelerators from Intel and Corsair face off

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When solid-state drives first broke into the consumer market, there were those who predicted the new storage format would supplant hard drives in a matter of years thanks to radically improved performance. In reality, the shift from hard drives (HDDs) to SSDs has thus far been confined to the upper...
Cache of the titans: SSD storage accelerators from Intel and Corsair face off

EMC’s XtremIO Buy Could Trigger Flash-Storage Consolidation

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EMC's $430 million purchase of XtremIO, a pre-revenue flash storage start-up, shows that bets in the data-storage industry are poised to pay off....
EMC’s XtremIO Buy Could Trigger Flash-Storage Consolidation

How To Build Your Own Enterprise SEO Datastore

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I hereby swear to not use the phrase “big data” again in this post. Enterprise SEO is all about the data. More accurately, it’s all about data storage. If you can look back over a year, pull out different metrics and see which ones correlate to success, you’re one step...
How To Build Your Own Enterprise SEO Datastore

Space Monkey Brings the Cloud Home

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A new data storage product, Space Monkey, aims to create a cloud server, accessible across all devices, for your home. Space Monkey founders Clint Gordon-Carroll and Alen Peacock join Digits....
Space Monkey Brings the Cloud Home

Crossbar Raises $20M For Memory Storage And Possible Successor To Flash

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Crossbar has raised $20.5 million from undisclosed investors for its memory storage technology that could be a possible successor to flash. According to a Form D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Crossbar has an intent to raise $21 million. Crossbar has previous investments from Correlation Ventures, with additional...
Crossbar Raises $20M For Memory Storage And Possible Successor To Flash
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