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Developer Services Lumped Together In The Oracle "Cloud" With Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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Oracle made a gesture to developers today with a new platform play it unveiled at Oracle OpenWorld. But a closer look shows Oracle is lumping developer services with every possible “cloud” offering you can imagine that the company sells. It’s all of course still on the Oracle cloud, a beast of...
Developer Services Lumped Together In The Oracle "Cloud" With Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Sponsor post: Big data analytics attracts new customers for e-tailer BeachMint

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When you’re at the leading edge of e-tailing, you need every advantage to stay ahead. That’s why BeachMint is investing in the latest tools for big data analytics. BeachMint is a hot, two-year-old company that sells jewelry, clothes, shoes and beauty supplies online with the help of celebrities who interact with...
Sponsor post: Big data analytics attracts new customers for e-tailer BeachMint

Cyber attacks on the federal government up 680% in the last 6 years

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According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), digital attacks on the federal government have risen dramatically in the last 6 years. While that itself is not surprising (would you have expected them to go down?), the jump in frequency is troubling. The GAO report states that “the number of...
Cyber attacks on the federal government up 680% in the last 6 years

Facebook wins permission in 4-0 vote to build second Menlo Park campus

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As Facebook continues to grow its userbase, now greater than a billion active users, so too is its personnel increasing in size. To that end, Facebook has been granted permission to build a second campus, near its current Menlo Park location. According to reporting by Mercury News, the new campus will...
Facebook wins permission in 4-0 vote to build second Menlo Park campus

Amazon profit margins slim, revenues up

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The Wall Street Journal carries details today on Amazon's most recent financial reporting, showing that even as revenues for the retailer increase, its profit margins have grown wispy thin. Amazon underperformed versus analyst expectations for the quarter, but company executives say it is in the middle of a transitional period,...
Amazon profit margins slim, revenues up

U.K. to Probe H-P's Autonomy

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The U.K.'s accounting regulator has launched an investigation into the financial reporting of Hewlett-Packard's Autonomy business....
U.K. to Probe H-P's Autonomy

Booting Up: Groupon the Defensive Edition

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(flickr.com/groupon) Shareholder sues Groupon over financial reporting misstep [CNET] Groupon's stock sinks to its lowest value since IPO [Associated Press] Sprint's 4G LTE network will offer unlimited data [TechHog] EMI ends licensing deal with Grooveshark after failing to receive royalties [VentureBeat] Roughly 2,000 employees will  be let go at Yahoo today [The...
Booting Up: Groupon the Defensive Edition

Google's Soon-To-Be Phone Division (Motorola) Had Another Crappy Quarter (MMI, GOOG)

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We've got good news and bad news for Google's soon-to-be phone division, Motorola. The good news: It beat analyst expectations for sales last quarter, booking about $3.08 billion in revenue. On average, Wall Street expected $2.96 billion. It also grew sales 2% from last year, probably thanks to the introduction...
Google's Soon-To-Be Phone Division (Motorola) Had Another Crappy Quarter (MMI, GOOG)

6 New APIs: On-demand CRM, eCommerce, Shopping Carts, Beta Programs, and Spanish Blogs

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This week we had 38 new APIs added to our API directory (the most ever in a single week). What’s new? These latest APIs include a new ecommerce API, an online shopping cart API, an API for a customer feedback and beta management service, an API for a Spanish social...
6 New APIs: On-demand CRM, eCommerce, Shopping Carts, Beta Programs, and Spanish Blogs
Outnumbered but strong, two big data startups pitch at TechStars Boston

Exclusive: Schultz and Efrusy to Leave Groupon Board; "Accounting Types" Joining

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According to sources close to the situation, Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz (pictured here) and Accel Partners’ Kevin Efrusy will be stepping down from the board of Groupon. Schultz’s departure will be effective today, but Efrusy — who was critical to the initial funding around the Chicago-based daily...
Exclusive: Schultz and Efrusy to Leave Groupon Board; "Accounting Types" Joining

Netflix plans to bull ahead with original content strategy after House of Cards success

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Netflix released its Q1 2013 earnings today and amid all its financial reporting, the video company revealed that it is doing quite well when it comes to original programming. From the political drama House of Cards to Eli Roth’s thriller Hemlock Grove, these programs have certainly shown a new way...
Netflix plans to bull ahead with original content strategy after House of Cards success

Former Yahoo Security Head Somaini Lands at Cloud Startup Box

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Justin Somaini, the former chief information security officer at Yahoo, who left that company in January, has landed a new job at high-flying cloud computing startup Box. In an announcement set to be made later today, Somaini, whose title will be VP and Chief Trust Officer, will be one of...
Former Yahoo Security Head Somaini Lands at Cloud Startup Box

Amazon Broadens Its Computing Reach

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The company's Web services computing arm has started selling application-building tools for everything from financial reporting to the logic in a multiplayer online game. Its latest offering widens its appeal from a geeky science project to a mainstream business product....
Amazon Broadens Its Computing Reach
Google: 'Majority of Wall Street analysts' estimates too high

Microsoft's big reorg: What to watch, and what it means

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Steve Ballmer at Microsoft’s CEO Summit. (Microsoft Photo). Reports this week that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is close to finalizing a giant reorganization — reshaping the company’s divisions and internal reporting structures — might seem like odd timing. It’s practically summer, after all. But actually, it makes perfect sense. Microsoft’s...
Microsoft's big reorg: What to watch, and what it means

King.com Buys Fabrication Games as it Pushes Onto Mobile, Eyes Possible 2013 IPO

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Swedish gaming company King.com just acquired Stockholm-based developer Fabrication Games in a big push to expand onto Android and iOS this year. With the deal, King.com picks up Fabrication’s talent, games and developer tools. Terms weren’t disclosed, but I would assume the acquisition is priced in the talent-range. Fabrication had...
King.com Buys Fabrication Games as it Pushes Onto Mobile, Eyes Possible 2013 IPO

Groupon finally has some good news to talk about

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Things are looking up a little for beleaguered daily deals company Groupon. Shares in the company rallied Monday morning after a Morgan Stanley analyst upgraded the company to “overweight.” “Groupon has emerged as the leading local e-commerce company in an industry with significant barriers to scale,”analyst Scott Devitt wrote in...
Groupon finally has some good news to talk about

These Business School Profs Predicted Groupon's SEC Probe 7 Months Ago (GRPN)

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The SEC probe into Groupon's lousy accounting controls came as no surprise to Anthony Catanach Jr., an associate professor in the School of Business at Villanova University, and J. Edward Ketz, an associate professor of accounting in the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University. They took a...
These Business School Profs Predicted Groupon's SEC Probe 7 Months Ago (GRPN)
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