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The 10 Most Important Companies In Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing, the idea that all kinds of computing can be delivered totally over the Internet, is changing everything. It affects our daily lives ... you don't have to go into the office to grab a file. You can share stuff with anyone across any device. It affects billions of...
The 10 Most Important Companies In Cloud Computing

It's all acting I tell you

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I've always had a sneaking suspicion the supposed animosity between Apple and Google is just acting. A brilliant ploy to make sure the only two tech companies anyone talks about are Apple and Google. There are a lot of huge important companies not being talked about as these two titans...
It's all acting I tell you

Some of the world's top tech leaders appear in an 'honest and human' new photography collection

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What do you get if you photograph a selection of the world’s top technology leaders and entrepreneurs in a series of stark, plain portraits? “Honesty,” according to visual artist Kevin Abosch. Dublin-based Abosch has photographed some of the world’s most well-known faces, from Johnny Depp and Claudia Schiffer to Yoko...
Some of the world's top tech leaders appear in an 'honest and human' new photography collection

Privacy in an Age of Public Living: Google and Tor

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In times of Internet censorship and governmental interference with citizen Web use, the need for private browsing has never been more apparent or more crucial to political processes. Perhaps in response to its woes in China, Google has reaffirmed its support of online anonymity for political purposes in a recent...
Privacy in an Age of Public Living: Google and Tor

Microsoft Just Did A Super Smart Thing With Its Cloud (MSFT)

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Microsoft has officially opened its cloud up to a non-Windows  operating system it once tried to wipe off the face of the planet: Linux. We previously reported that Microsoft was rumored to put arch-rival operating system, Linux, on its cloud. Today Microsoft made it official, reports Network World. This is...
Microsoft Just Did A Super Smart Thing With Its Cloud (MSFT)

Silicon Valley’s Next Big Mafia Is Coming Out Of Twitter

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Editor’s Note: TechCrunch columnist Semil Shah currently works at Votizen and is based in Palo Alto. You can follow him on Twitter @semil In middle school, my teacher assigned a book by Mario Puzo called “The Godfather.” Yes, it was pretty epic. From that work of art, mass audiences were introduced to Don Corleone and...
Silicon Valley’s Next Big Mafia Is Coming Out Of Twitter

SAP May Have Wasted $3.4 billion On SuccessFactors Unless It Changes Its Crazy Sales Culture (SAP)

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SAP bought its way into cloud computing with its $3.4 billion purchase of SuccessFactors last year. But SAP will still have a hard time making itself into a great cloud company, says a former SuccessFactors exec. That's because running a cloud business is completely opposite to running a traditional enterprise...
SAP May Have Wasted $3.4 billion On SuccessFactors Unless It Changes Its Crazy Sales Culture (SAP)

The 10 Most Important Companies In Cloud Computing

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In just a few short years, cloud computing has become a tech that affects everyone's daily lives. Our personal files are stored in the cloud. We maintain our friendships via apps in the cloud. Mobile phones and tablets run powerful apps via the cloud, giving rise to new devices like...
The 10 Most Important Companies In Cloud Computing
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Microsoft Hasn't Really Hit $1 Billion In Revenue From Its Amazon-Killer Cloud

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In the past 12 months, Microsoft has generated $1 billion in revenue from its cloud computing platform, Azure, and other software used to build clouds, Curt Anderson, finance chief for Microsoft's server and tools unit told Bloomberg That sounds pretty amazing, as if Azure is right on the heels of...
Microsoft Hasn't Really Hit $1 Billion In Revenue From Its Amazon-Killer Cloud

Google Just Made A $125 Million Bet On The Future Of Banking

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Lending Club, the peer-to-peer loan site backed by Kleiner Perkins' Mary Meeker, has picked up an unusual investor: Google. Google led a new $125 million investment in Lending Club, the company announced, and nabbed a 7 percent stake, reports the New York Times' Michael De La Merced. With this investment,...
Google Just Made A $125 Million Bet On The Future Of Banking

Chamath Palihapitiya To Join Us For Disrupt NY

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With Disrupt NY just six weeks out, we’re excited to announce former Facebook executive and unconventional venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya will be taking the stage at the Manhattan Center. Palihapitiya started his career at the beginning of last decade at music pioneers Spinner.com and Winamp before going on to work at...
Chamath Palihapitiya To Join Us For Disrupt NY

Ex Amazon Employee: Google Is 'A Threat 'To Amazon's Cloud (AMZN, GOOG)

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A former Amazon Web Services engineer recently conducted an Ask-Me-Anything session on Reddit, and one of the more surprising things he said was just how much of a threat Google's cloud computing service is to Amazon. That's because Google's cloud is faster than Amazon's, he said. With cloud computing, where...
Ex Amazon Employee: Google Is 'A Threat 'To Amazon's Cloud (AMZN, GOOG)
Google's Larry Page: A Good Relationship With Oracle 'Doesn't Seem Possible' (ORCL, GOOG)

Your Skype Account Can Be Easily Hijacked, Says A Guy Who Was Hacked Six Times In One Day (MSFT)

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It is painfully easy for hackers to hijack your Skype account and then use it to spam your Skype contacts, says a guy who had his Skype account stolen six times in one day. Over the weekend, "Dylan," aka @TibitXimer on Twitter, a self-proclaimed security researcher/hacker, contacted Skype when he...
Your Skype Account Can Be Easily Hijacked, Says A Guy Who Was Hacked Six Times In One Day (MSFT)

Apple's WWDC Is Coming: Here Are the 7 Things That Actually Matter

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Photo via t-gaap.com. Apple's big, annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off Monday in San Francisco. Expect a variety of announcements covering the Mac, iPhone and iPad. Here's what's actually worth paying attention to. 1. iOS 6 iOS is Apple's most important platform: The iPhone, iPad and iPod touch represent...
Apple's WWDC Is Coming: Here Are the 7 Things That Actually Matter

Twitter CEO makes use of comedian's roots as he guides the company to its IPO

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Dick Costolo, the chief executive of Twitter, has tapped his background as a former professional comedian to run what has become one of the most important companies in Silicon Valley, according to a long profile in the New York Times. San Francisco-based Twitter is often mentioned as the next...
Twitter CEO makes use of comedian's roots as he guides the company to its IPO
No-Name Company Sues Internet, Misunderstands GitHub

By Acquiring This Company You Never Heard Of, Aaron Levie Just Punched Dropbox In The Gut

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In his second-ever acquisition, Box CEO Aaron Levie snatched up Crocodoc. You probably never heard of Crocodoc. It's a seven-person startup and class of 2007 Y-Combinator alum that raised a little over $1 million. Terms of the acquisition were not announced but we bet the team made a pretty penny....
By Acquiring This Company You Never Heard Of, Aaron Levie Just Punched Dropbox In The Gut

SAP Is Offering A Cheaper Way To Buy It's Oracle-Killing HANA Database (SAP)

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SAP just created a new way to buy its super-speedy HANA in-memory database, via a cloud service called the Enterprise Cloud. This isn't actually the first time SAP has made HANA available in the cloud. In October, SAP released HANA on Amazon's cloud for a mere 99 cents per hour...
SAP Is Offering A Cheaper Way To Buy It's Oracle-Killing HANA Database (SAP)
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Marc Andreessen Won't Abandon HP Because He's 'Stubborn' (HPQ)

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Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is a Silicon Valley golden boy, and a bona fide visionary by any definition. If he has a black mark to his name, it's this: he's been on HP's board of directors since 2009. That means he's been there since HP's recent descent into chaos: firing...
Marc Andreessen Won't Abandon HP Because He's 'Stubborn' (HPQ)
Out of India: Meet tech’s latest global humanitarian

Meet The 18 Most Important People In Mobile Advertising

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Who are the most important people in mobile advertising? Sure, there are executives from the usual suspects on our list (Apple, Google, Zynga, etc.) but you'll be surprised at some of names that made our ranking. Some of the most powerful players in the game are at companies that most...
Meet The 18 Most Important People In Mobile Advertising
Google closes Checkout, pushing thousands of merchants into Braintree's arms

Amazon Is Trying To Steal Microsoft's Hardcore Customers Away From Microsoft's Cloud (MSFT, AMZN)

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Amazon is trying to lure Microsoft customers away from its cloud, Azure. Today Amazon announced a new service that will let companies use Microsoft's database and its Web programming platform, ASP.NET, on Amazon's cloud. Customers who use those technologies are natural for Microsoft's cloud. Many people think that Amazon and...
Amazon Is Trying To Steal Microsoft's Hardcore Customers Away From Microsoft's Cloud (MSFT, AMZN)

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Handed This Man A New $7 Billion Business Unit (IBM)

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When you add up all the different kinds of cloud computing services, you're looking at a $131 billion market, Gartner figures. IBM says it plans to nab at least $7 billion of in the next 18 months. So CEO Ginni Rometty just created a new Cloud Services division and put...
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Handed This Man A New $7 Billion Business Unit (IBM)

Twitter Hacker, Document Leaker, Arrested in France

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The AFP is reporting that the person who leaked internal business documents from Twitter Inc. to the blog TechCrunch last July is also the same person who compromised the Twitter accounts of Barack Obama and other celebrities last year. A 25 year old who went by the name "Hacker Croll"...
Twitter Hacker, Document Leaker, Arrested in France

CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Growth In Context (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, FB, AMZN)

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How impressive was Apple's most recent quarter? These two charts should help. Take a look at Apple's revenue growth compared to the four most important companies in the tech space. Its growth blows them all away. And Apple generates almost as much revenue as Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook combined....
CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Growth In Context (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, FB, AMZN)

Marissa Mayer is killing telecommuting, and that's a good thing

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has the courage to say it, point blank,without apology. And her honesty is going to help all of us. Telecommuting has been dead for a while Facebook has something called lock-down, where no one can go home. Kids come to Facebook if they want to see their parents. Really. Which...
Marissa Mayer is killing telecommuting, and that's a good thing
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