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Graph startup Neo raises $11M as specialized databases take hold

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While many organizations might be struggling to figure out whether and how to complement their relational database with a common NoSQL option like MongoDB, there are a few companies — and their investors — betting the world’s companies will soon want even more options about how to organize their data....
Graph startup Neo raises $11M as specialized databases take hold

Google and Apple Outright Deny They're Helping the NSA Mine Data

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A seemingly incompatible perspective on the reports from the Washington Post and the Guardian today that the U.S. National Security Agency has for six years been operating a project called PRISM — for which Internet companies provide massive amounts of online user data crucial to intelligence operations — is that of...
Google and Apple Outright Deny They're Helping the NSA Mine Data

Tableau Software's IPO Pops Big: Shares Skyrocket Up ~60% (DATA)

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As expected, Tableau Software is having a killer IPO. The stock was initially priced at $31 a share (a price raised twice yesterday) and investors gobbled it up. At one point this morning, it hit $50 a share. It's now trading just under ~$49, up ~60%. Tableau makes big data...
Tableau Software's IPO Pops Big: Shares Skyrocket Up ~60% (DATA)
High-precision weigh-in for W boson means fewer hiding places for Higgs

Clouds And Virtualized Storage: Catalyst For Change

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We tend not to think about storage - until we don't have enough. We carelessly store documents, emails, images, video, and massive amounts of all kinds data only to wonder why there never seems to be enough places to put our company's stuff. But as new technologies combine to...
Clouds And Virtualized Storage: Catalyst For Change

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Here's How Google Can Beat Facebook (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up With Markets Markets are up after the long weekend but these next four days are going to be huge. Shares of GOOG are up with tech. Investors continue look for Android...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Here's How Google Can Beat Facebook (GOOG)

Storage: Violin Memory

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Narayan Venkat turned around, and there was Joe Tucci, the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of EMC. It was a bit like one of the Vandals receiving a visit from the emperor of Rome. Over the past thirty years, EMC has built a $56 billion empire selling beefy hardware...
Storage: Violin Memory

Top Product Exec Leaves AppNexus, Others Look To Follow

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AppNexus SVP of product management Ari Paparo is out and two other senior executives appear close to leaving. One is VP of sales Lauren Nemeth. A source close to AppNexus tells us she plays a "huge role" at the company. But we've learned that she is actively interviewing for a job...
Top Product Exec Leaves AppNexus, Others Look To Follow

In Defense of the Idealists

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The other day I ripped into Pinterest a bit for its spammy email actions for new users. Not long after, a friend of mine called me out indirectly, saying that Google+ did much of the same and yet nobody really talked about it. I’ll argue the point that it wasn’t...
In Defense of the Idealists

IBM Readies "Project Sparta" Aimed at Simplifying Big Data

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Computing giant IBM is close to announcing a new product aimed at simplifying how companies handle so-called Big Data problems that stem from managing and analyzing massive amounts of data generated by their daily operations. People familiar with the company’s plans tell AllThingsD that the product is known internally as...
IBM Readies "Project Sparta" Aimed at Simplifying Big Data

Log Data Management And Analytics Company Sumo Logic Raises $30M From Accel, Greylock

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Sumo Logic, a startup focused on enterprise log management and analytics, has raised $30 million in Series C funding round led by Accel Partners, with participation from existing investors Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. The latest round brings the company’s total venture capital funding to $50.5 million. The startup...
Log Data Management And Analytics Company Sumo Logic Raises $30M From Accel, Greylock
Did the NSA have this PRISM t-shirt removed from Zazzle?

Rumor: Twitter To Acquire Sense Networks To Target Twitter Ads Locally

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A good source tells me that Twitter is set to make its sixth acquisition of 2012 with NY-based Sense Networks. Terms of the deal are still under wraps but it is expected to go through this month. Twitter declined to comment. Sense Networks was founded in 2003 and in 2006...
Rumor: Twitter To Acquire Sense Networks To Target Twitter Ads Locally

Datasift launches real-time social analytics service for the financial sector

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Technology and real-time data are becoming two hugely important areas for almost any industry, as worldwide communication continues to evolve, and the financial services space is one where access to details and information is crucial. San Francisco-based Datasift is aiming to be the company that brings a real-time social feed...
Datasift launches real-time social analytics service for the financial sector

A face in the crowd: Inside the world of fast-track data processing

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Imagine processing massive amounts of video data from surveillance cameras and rapidly churning out usable and reliable information on pick-pockets, drunken hooligans, criminals or even terrorists....
A face in the crowd: Inside the world of fast-track data processing

Chinese Star Of Hollywood Films Accused Of Trying To SLAPP Down American-Based Journalist

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This is a complex story that took a fair bit of reading to follow all the twists and turns. It involves the story of Bo Xilai, the a top Chinese politician at the heart of a somewhat crazy scandal in China that resulted in his ouster from the Communist Party,...
Chinese Star Of Hollywood Films Accused Of Trying To SLAPP Down American-Based Journalist

Facebook's Search Is Based On A 'Con' (FB)

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Facebook unveiled a new search engine this week called Graph Search.  Some think it might help the company eventually steal search advertising dollars from Google. But in a damning blog post, entrepreneur and engineer Steve Cheney argues that Graph Search will be basically useless. He says it's as useful as...
Facebook's Search Is Based On A 'Con' (FB)
Twitter introduces new "tweemail" feature (no, nothing to do with Survivor)
Schmap Takes A Deeper Dive Into Twitter Audience Data With Demographics Pro

Google Guilty of Biggest Data Protection Violations in History

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German authorities said Monday they had fined Google for illegally collecting massive amounts of personal data including emails, passwords and ...    ...
Google Guilty of Biggest Data Protection Violations in History
Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet, from UI to back end

How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

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Ten years ago Anukool Lakhina, CEO and Founder of Guavus, was working at Sprint collecting network data as part of a research project. The phone company had put sensors in its network and generated so much data every day that it had to be shipped to Lakhina via FedEx truck...
How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

How to query Big Data quickly: Stream those queries!

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Over time, we’re generating massive amounts of new data, thanks to a growing number of connected devices and services. As this Big Data gets bigger, it becomes a challenge to gain insights through traditional database queries: More data to sift through means more lag time between a query and actionable...
How to query Big Data quickly: Stream those queries!

Database Startup 10gen Just Got A Big Pat On The Back From Intel And Red Hat (RHAT, INTC)

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Database startup 10gen just signed up Red Hat, the open-source software company, and Intel, the chipmaker, as investors, the startup announced today. 10gen makes MongoDB, a relatively new kind of database known as NoSQL. NoSQL's name contrasts it to SQL, a language used to access conventional structured databases. NoSQL is one...
Database Startup 10gen Just Got A Big Pat On The Back From Intel And Red Hat (RHAT, INTC)
The Large Hadron Collider and processing data at a million gigabytes per second

Apple Retail Stores Seeing Significant Layoffs of Recent Hires?

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Over the past couple of weeks, we've been receiving reports that Apple has been laying off a number of recently-hired staff members at its retail stores. Most of the reports have been coming from Apple retail employees in the United Kingdom, but several of these reports claim that similar actions...
Apple Retail Stores Seeing Significant Layoffs of Recent Hires?

FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Investors Tell Our Source They Won't Give AppNexus The Massive Valuation It Wants (FB)

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Is one of New York's fastest growing ad tech startups the latest victim of fallout from Facebook's disappointing IPO? A source that is well-known in the online advertising industry tells us he is getting calls from late stage investors researching AppNexus. These late stage investors tell this source that AppNexus...
FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Investors Tell Our Source They Won't Give AppNexus The Massive Valuation It Wants (FB)
Reddit raising venture financing? It would be crazy not to

Big Data Startup 10gen Raises Gobs Of Money On A Half-Billion-Dollar Valuation (ORCL)

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If you aren't paying attention to a market called big data—and in particular a company called 10gen—then wake up! 10gen just raised a hefty $42 million—$73 million to date. Sources tell us its valuation is over half a billion dollars—in the range of $500 million to $550 million. The company...
Big Data Startup 10gen Raises Gobs Of Money On A Half-Billion-Dollar Valuation (ORCL)
Influenster leaves stealth mode with 200K users
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