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Good Data Raises $22M From Latin America's Largest Enterprise Software Company

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Good Data has raised $22 million in a Series D round, with  funding led by Sao-Paulo-based TOTVS Ventures, the investment arm of TOTVS S.A., the largest enterprise software company in Latin America. Also participating were Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners, Next World Capital and Tenaya Capital, who also participated in the latest round. This...
Good Data Raises $22M From Latin America's Largest Enterprise Software Company
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Gartner: Free apps dominate market, iOS App Store accounts for 25% of all downloads

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If you'd just put down Angry Birds Space for a moment, maybe we could tell you that mobile apps are kind of a big deal. How big of a deal? How's about 45.6 billion downloads just this year -- that's a serious amount of birds lost in space! All...
Gartner: Free apps dominate market, iOS App Store accounts for 25% of all downloads

Badges Beware: 80% Of Gamification Apps Will End Up Being Losers, Says Gartner

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After hype cometh the fall. Gamification — the catch-all term for rewards, incentives and loyalty services — has become a very popular way to get users engaged in an increasingly noisy world of apps and online life. But Gartner says that many of the apps using the technique are becoming...
Badges Beware: 80% Of Gamification Apps Will End Up Being Losers, Says Gartner

Look out, Microsoft? Tablets to become our primary computers, Gartner predicts

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A new report from the Gartner research firm paints a dire picture for the traditional PC market, predicting that tablets will quickly become the primary method of computing for most people around the world, exceeding shipments of desktop and notebook computers within two to three years. The prediction raises the...
Look out, Microsoft? Tablets to become our primary computers, Gartner predicts

PC sales up for Lenovo, though pace of profit growth slows

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The overall PC market may be sluggish, but Lenovo still managed to boost sales during its just completed quarter. During the company's fiscal second quarter ending on Sept. 30, Lenovo reported that its PC shipments grew year-over year by 10.3 percent. During the quarter, the Chinese company was named...
PC sales up for Lenovo, though pace of profit growth slows

Android market share spikes to more than 72 percent in third quarter, Gartner says

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Smartphone and tablet buyers snapped up Android products five times more often than they chose Apple iOS devices during the third quarter, according to a new study from Gartner Research. The 122 million Android devices sold in the quarter represent 72 percent of worldwide mobile sales. By comparison, just...
Android market share spikes to more than 72 percent in third quarter, Gartner says

$FB Is a Buy, Analysts Say

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As if there weren’t enough people chomping at the bit to buy Facebook shares, analysts from multiple research firms are bullish on the social giant’s forthcoming IPO. Stern Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia initiated coverage on Facebook shares on Monday morning with a “buy” rating, setting a price target at $46...
$FB Is a Buy, Analysts Say

Wipro builds global cloud for big business

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Wipro’s latest IT foray — a global infrastructure as a service for enterprises — shows how the giant Indian outsourcers are striving to become more strategic cloud partners for their business clients and compete hard for cloud outsourcing money with rivals IBM, CSC, as well as their in-country competitors. According...
Wipro builds global cloud for big business

Surprising Findings About Mobile Worker Collaboration

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The last few months have seen a spate of end of year surveys and forward-looking prediction reports that examine the workplace ‘digital transformation’ to a more collaborative work environment with greater worker mobility. Below, I have captured some of the report highlights, providing links to the studies that can be...
Surprising Findings About Mobile Worker Collaboration

Surprise: Worldwide PC shipments rise slightly

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New numbers released this afternoon show an increase of about 2 percent in worldwide PC shipments for the first quarter, surprising industry analysts who had been expecting a modest decline. It’s good news for Microsoft and other companies that rely on new PC sales for a large chunk of their...
Surprise: Worldwide PC shipments rise slightly
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Apple's stock price falls to lowest point in six months
Gartner: Public cloud services to hit $131B by 2017
Gartner: Mobile payments will top $171B this year, despite fragmentation
Gartner: Mobile spurs $2.1T in consumer tech spending, $2.7T by 2016
Telcos anxiously watch as Sprint's Clearwire acquisition appears done
More bad news for server makers

'Other' server brands show strong growth thanks to webscale companies

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No-name server makers posted stronger year-to-year revenue growth than traditional powers such as Hewlett-Packard and IBM in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to new Gartner data. The news, which falls in line with a trend going back to the third quarter of 2011, makes sense as webscale companies — Google,...
'Other' server brands show strong growth thanks to webscale companies

Technology is king, so why are so many IT departments playing backseat roles?

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Today’s IT departments face an identity crisis. Technology is an integral part of every single business process, and has come to dominate the lives of consumers who are routinely shopping online, downloading information, and browsing the Internet. Yet ironically, in an era when technology rules, IT departments are losing ground...
Technology is king, so why are so many IT departments playing backseat roles?

BigDoor rival Badgeville scores $25M for ‘gamification’ platform

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Fast-growing Badgeville has reeled in $25 million in fresh funding, money that the 20-month-old Menlo Park, California startup will use to expand its gamification platform. Badgeville, which competes against Seattle’s BigDoor, said that its revenues grew by 300 percent year-over-year as it added customers such as Oracle, Dell, Samsung and...
BigDoor rival Badgeville scores $25M for ‘gamification’ platform

Don’t Put Down That iPad – 8,000 Mobile Devices Left At Top U.S. Airports

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The flight is boarding and you are in a rush. You get on the plane.  At 10,000 feet,  you reach into your bag. Your laptop is not there. It happens all the time. In fact, according to a new survey, more than 8,000 devices at seven of the largest airports...
Don’t Put Down That iPad – 8,000 Mobile Devices Left At Top U.S. Airports

Mobile phone market shrinks as buyers hold out for the iPhone 5: Gartner

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Research company Gartner said worldwide sales of mobile phones have declined by more than 2 percent in second quarter alone as consumers hang on for fall's device launches. [Read more]...
Mobile phone market shrinks as buyers hold out for the iPhone 5: Gartner

Gartner: 3D printers aren't for the average consumer

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Consumers getting excited about the idea of at-home 3D printers may not want to get their hopes up anytime soon, Gartner research director Pete Basiliere says. Basiliere, the author of a recent Gartner report predicting enterprise-class 3D printers to drop below the $2000 price mark by 2016, says consumers...
Gartner: 3D printers aren't for the average consumer

Mobile app news roundup: Google Play, the iPhone 5, GREE and DeNA

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Google Play gift cards are coming — Google continues to improve the monetization options on Android with gift cards on the way. Android Central reports the latest version of the Play store APK includes references to redeeming gift codes, although they are not currently active. iPhone 5 anticipation depresses...
Mobile app news roundup: Google Play, the iPhone 5, GREE and DeNA

Big Data: Overhyped And Overpaid?

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 Gartner research director Svetlana Sicular thinks Big Data is about to plummet off the "peak of inflated expectations" into the "trough of disillusionment." Perhaps. But other data from Twitter and job trends suggest a much more complicated picture. Sicular reaches her conclusions about Big Data based on a series of...
Big Data: Overhyped And Overpaid?

The PC market in Western Europe is in a Downward Spiral

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At Goldman Sachs Technology Conference earlier this week Tim Cook spent a moment on comparing iPad to traditional PC sales. Cook stated, "To put the 23 million iPads sold in the last quarter in some context, HP, who is the world's largest PC seller, in that same quarter, sold 15...
The PC market in Western Europe is in a Downward Spiral

As Expected, HTC Unveils Its New Flagship Phone, the HTC One

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And you thought all the smartphone fun was going to happen at Mobile World Congress. Today, at a event in New York City (with a concurrent event in London), Chinese handset-maker HTC unveiled its new flagship phone, the HTC One. As rumored, the Android phone is running on a 1.7ghz...
As Expected, HTC Unveils Its New Flagship Phone, the HTC One
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