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These companies want to take the complexity out of online travel booking, but can they?

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Booking a long-distance journey online can be a fragmented affair. Travel operators like to keep it that way: they want to keep control over offers and pricing, so they steer customers to book directly on their websites. That’s why we have services such as Skyscanner that make it possible to...
These companies want to take the complexity out of online travel booking, but can they?

SAP Sapphire: Hasso Plattner talks in-memory computing, slams Oracle

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Legendary SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner discusses the limits of today’s technology and why in-memory computing will change everything — nevermind what Larry Ellison says about it....
SAP Sapphire: Hasso Plattner talks in-memory computing, slams Oracle

Researcher proposes Thumb on Hand gestures, no touchscreen necessary (video)

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Would you be willing to wear an additional device in order to avoid interacting with another? That's the conundrum posed to us by Christian Loclair, a master's student at the Hasso Plattner Institute. His thesis, titled Thumb on Hand Interaction, proposes that users control their mobile equipment with simple...
Researcher proposes Thumb on Hand gestures, no touchscreen necessary (video)

Condé Nast Germany buys 26 percent stake in Berlin startup and Fab rival MONOQI

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In its second investment announcement this week, Condé Nast Germany has revealed that it has acquired a 26 percent stake in Berlin startup MONOQI, which operates an online store for high-quality design items not unlike e-commerce phenomenon Fab. Yesterday, the German part of the international media giant announced its investment...
Condé Nast Germany buys 26 percent stake in Berlin startup and Fab rival MONOQI

SAP President Wrote A Song About The HANA Database, And Poked Fun At Larry Ellison In The Lyrics

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We just got an email from a SAP president, Sanjay Poonen, about a funny song he wrote. In it, he praises of SAP's breakaway-hit, a database product called HANA and disses SAP's old rival, Oracle. Half-way though (at 3:40), the song throws these jabs at Oracle CEO Larry Ellison: "HANA's...
SAP President Wrote A Song About The HANA Database, And Poked Fun At Larry Ellison In The Lyrics

Knowledge Tree Raises $4.75 Million To Advance SaaS-Based Document Management

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Knowledge Tree started as an on-premise software company. In 2010, the company pivoted to the cloud. Today, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) company originally from South Africa announced a $4.75 million Series B round of venture capital investmen from River Cities Capital Funds, Core Capital Partners, Hatteras Funds, and lead Series A...
Knowledge Tree Raises $4.75 Million To Advance SaaS-Based Document Management

Electricity zaps gamers' muscles for force feedback

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A research project on show at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Paris uses a small electrical current to give the sensation of force feedback while gaming.The system, developed by researchers at Germany's Hasso Plattner Institute, involves sticking electrodes on gamers' forearms and then delivering a small pulse of...
Electricity zaps gamers' muscles for force feedback

Wiring a smartphone into your muscles for mobile, low-power force feedback

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Researchers at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany have found an intriguing and rather unpleasant solution for force feedback in mobile devices: Connecting your smartphone directly to the muscles in your arm with some electrodes, and then stimulating your muscles to create a haptic, force feedback experience....
Wiring a smartphone into your muscles for mobile, low-power force feedback

Iris Capital invests in reBuy, an online marketplace for second-hand electronics and media

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reBuy, an online marketplace for physical second-hand goods including CDs, video games, mobile phones and tablets, has today announced an expansion round led by Iris Capital. The equity investment, which is an undisclosed amount, will be used to expand and develop its ‘recommerce business’ in Germany. A group of German...
Iris Capital invests in reBuy, an online marketplace for second-hand electronics and media

New hires in mobile: Crowdstar, GREE and Storm8

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Hiring in the mobile apps sector was down after last week’s fairly unusual flurry of activity, with 21 new hires spread across 10 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, Gameloft and GREE showed the most activity and Kontagent had the week’s highest profile hire, bringing aboard Bill...
New hires in mobile: Crowdstar, GREE and Storm8

SAP Takes Its Dump-Oracle Campaign To The Next Level (SAP)

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Oracle's been selling business software to its database customers for years. Now SAP has struck back in a big way, announcing that its flagship Business Suite software, used by companies to crunch financials and manage operations, now runs on SAP's own Hana database. That means that these customers can leave...
SAP Takes Its Dump-Oracle Campaign To The Next Level (SAP)

SAP marries transaction processing with analytics by putting Business Suite on Hana

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Germany’s enterprise software giant SAP has made it even clearer than previously that Hana is its ticket forward, unveiling a version of its core Business Suite for the in-memory platform. The point of ‘SAP Business Suite powered by SAP Hana’ (currently in beta) is to marry online transaction processing with...
SAP marries transaction processing with analytics by putting Business Suite on Hana

Slice wood with laser pointer and imagination

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Using a laser pointer as a knife, a project at the Computer Human Interaction conference lets users make custom creations out of wood and plastic without spending hours designing.To see the laser cutter in action, watch a video on YouTube.Called Constructables, the project from Germany's Hasso Plattner Institute uses...
Slice wood with laser pointer and imagination
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Five Services That Leverage Google Wave

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Google Wave went public yesterday and became a part of the Google Apps ecosystem. With the news comes a number of companies that are using the API to develop integrations that bring new scope and capabilities for enterprise grade collaboration. Salesforce.com and SAP are the latest companies to integrate Google...
Five Services That Leverage Google Wave

Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data

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Everyone knows Facebook is full of interesting data that’s being exploited in all sorts of ways –- whether by startups building businesses on the social graph, or employers who are vetting job candidates using the site. But here’s a way in which you might not want your data mined: to...
Outrage as credit agency plans to mine Facebook data
GoEuro's Multi-Mode Travel Platform Launches In Germany & The U.K. To Take The Strain Out Of Route Planning

Billionaire SAP Cofounder Hasso Plattner Will Sell $155 Million Worth Of Its Shares (SAP)

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Enterprise software company SAP is in the midst of a big successful, makeover, moving into cloud, mobile and seeing Hana, its in-memory database, become the fastest-growing product in the company's history. At around $78, shares are trading near an all-time high, prices SAP hasn't seen since before the collapse of...
Billionaire SAP Cofounder Hasso Plattner Will Sell $155 Million Worth Of Its Shares (SAP)
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