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LifeStreet enters the mobile advertising fray with $66 million in new funding

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After quietly entering the mobile advertising market, Facebook in-app advertising service LifeStreet Media is now looking to become a major player in the industry. The company announced today it has raised $66 million in new funding from Nautic Ventures in order to help it continue its mobile expansion plans. Founded...
LifeStreet enters the mobile advertising fray with $66 million in new funding

When big IT goes after big data on the smart grid

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This article originally appeared on GigaOM Pro, our premium research service (subscription required). With many utilities facing the task of storing petabytes of smart meter data for as long as seven years in order to satisfy regulatory requirements, the ability to house and leverage the massive load of data accumulating...
When big IT goes after big data on the smart grid
New Boundary App For Splunk Predicts Root Cause Of App Brownouts

Here's What Facebook's Next 3 Ad Products Will Look Like (FB)

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Facebook is continuing to roll out more new ad products, keeping up a dizzying pace of new features, tweaks and opportunities for the thousands of clients who spend about $1 billion per quarter in paid media on the site. Facebook has been under fire recently from advertisers who are unhappy...
Here's What Facebook's Next 3 Ad Products Will Look Like (FB)

Exclusive: Facebook’s Scuba project dives into performance data

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Facebook wasn’t satisfied with how its legacy tools measured what was working and what wasn’t across the site’s many-thousand servers, so it created a distributed in-memory data store called Scuba to help. The resulting tool samples information across Facebook’s infrastructure and can serve up hundreds of datasets containing up to...
Exclusive: Facebook’s Scuba project dives into performance data

App monitoring tool Boundary launches a free tier as it partners up with Engine Yard

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Today Boundary announced a free tier of usage for its product, and also made a new partnership with Engine Yard known. Boundary’s product is real-time application monitoring, including applications in the cloud, allowing companies and developers to ensure that their train stays on the rails. Essentially, Boundary collects oodles of...
App monitoring tool Boundary launches a free tier as it partners up with Engine Yard
New Relic goes mobile with app performance management for iOS & Android

Drobo announces 5D Thunderbolt/USB3 Storage device with mSATA built-in

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I’m not going to lie: I’ve heard enough Drobo horror stories to steer clear of their products for awhile now.  However, they seem to be doing well with their “Bring your own storage” model so they must be doing something right. Today they announce a new Thunderbolt Product: the 5D that...
Drobo announces 5D Thunderbolt/USB3 Storage device with mSATA built-in

Here's Tumblr's Total Revenue For 2012 -- And How It Will Make A Profit In 2013

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Tumblr made $13 million in revenue in 2012 and hopes to book $100 million in 2013, according to Forbes. The blogging/social media site spent $25 million on operating expenses in 2012 and expects to spend $40 million this year -- meaning it will hit operating profitability soon if CEO David...
Here's Tumblr's Total Revenue For 2012 -- And How It Will Make A Profit In 2013

Apple developing iOS tech for real-time, head-to-head workout competitions

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Future versions of Apple's iOS software may introduce new fitness technology that will encourage a more competitive spirit by allowing users to compete and share real-time performance data with other users working out at the same time, even if those users reside in different parts of the world....
Apple developing iOS tech for real-time, head-to-head workout competitions
Connected Bike Looks To Up Your Cycling Game With Automatic Gear-Shifting

Mozilla announces Firefox Health Report, will phone home with data to improve the browser

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Mozilla today announced Firefox Health Report (FHR), a new feature that sends data back to the company in order to help them “build a more excellent browser.” In addition to improving and prioritizing development, Mozilla also says FHR will “help us improve performance, fix problems and let users see how...
Mozilla announces Firefox Health Report, will phone home with data to improve the browser

Goggles with built-in HUD let you ski like a boss

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Oakley's new Airwave goggles feature a heads-up display that can show a variety of mapping and performance data in real time. You can even see where your friends are while you make a jump. [Read more]...
Goggles with built-in HUD let you ski like a boss

Facebook will start asking users to help beta test and catch bugs on Android

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Facebook engineers explained on Thursday that the company will begin asking regular users of the company’s Android app to participate in a beta testing program to identify bugs before they hit and improve the overall experience of Facebook on Android, which is used by millions of users worldwide but remains...
Facebook will start asking users to help beta test and catch bugs on Android

Rugby analytics: mining hidden insights from Six Nations performance data

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Statistics are now ubiquitous in baseball and increasingly so football, but the 2013 Six Nations sees rugby join the revolutionStatistics' courtship of sport has been lengthy and at times painful to watch, but the 21st Century has seen a breakthrough, and it's now almost impossible to watch any top level...
Rugby analytics: mining hidden insights from Six Nations performance data

How does big data add to the experience of watching football?

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Football performance analysts from Squawka tracked Twitter sentiment for every minute of Chelsea's 3-2 home defeat to Manchester United. What did they find?• More from the Guardian on big dataReal-time football analysis company Squawka has carried out an unprecedented experiment into how perceptions on social media are influenced by specific...
How does big data add to the experience of watching football?

OData and PubSubHubbub: An answer and a question

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I had been meaning to explore PubSubHubbub, a protocol that enables near-realtime consumption of data feeds. Then somebody asked me: “Can OData feeds update through PubSubHubbub?” OData, which recently made a splash at the MIX conference, is based on Atom feeds. And PubSubHubbub works with Atom feeds. So I...
OData and PubSubHubbub: An answer and a question

With Growth Surging, Torbit Moves Towards Free To Help Web Businesses Turn Speed Into Revenue

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In today’s digital world, website performance and speedy load times are critical. This is now common knowledge. However, until recently, it’s been tough to quantify the extent to which speed and performance actually affect day-to-day operations. The problem is that site performance has generally been viewed as a technical metric...
With Growth Surging, Torbit Moves Towards Free To Help Web Businesses Turn Speed Into Revenue

Apple researching social fitness tech sporting competitive workouts and real-time sharing of performance data

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In the future, hitting the gym along with your iPhone-toting pals could spur competitiveness in ways unlike ever before. Apple’s mobile devices run a variety of fitness apps and third-parties provide useful accessories ranging from casual jogging to some serious working out. Not content with resting on its laurels, Apple is...
Apple researching social fitness tech sporting competitive workouts and real-time sharing of performance data
Facebook's Project Prism is reimagining how big data scales

Kinect-based medical software startup Jintronix raises cash from Madrona, plans move to Seattle

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Entrepreneur Justin Tan’s business idea was sparked by a very serious situation.  On a flight from New York to Paris, his father, a respected physician, suffered a stroke that paralyzed the right side of his body. Tan believed that technology could help in the rehabilitation efforts, and after researching the...
Kinect-based medical software startup Jintronix raises cash from Madrona, plans move to Seattle
Test Flighting: Applover Launches Free, Crowdsourced Testing Platform For Android Apps
With $5.5M From Google Ventures, Opus, Crittercism Launches An App Performance Management Solution

PRISM Is Also The Name Of A Product From Palantir, A $5 Billion Tech Startup Funded By The CIA

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Last night, the Washington Post broke a huge story reporting that the NSA has a secret program for spying on the Internet.  It's called PRISM. According to documents obtained by the Post, PRISM allows the NSA to tap directly into the central servers of 9 big Internet companies: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google,...
PRISM Is Also The Name Of A Product From Palantir, A $5 Billion Tech Startup Funded By The CIA
AppFirst gives sales, ops, and IT one unified dashboard for business visibility
AMD launches Trinity processors: the Ivy Bridge alternative

Springshot raises $1.6M to turn service work into a mobile game

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Yet another startup in the Bring-Your-Own-Device movement has raised money. Springshot filed with the SEC for a $1.6 million first round of funding. Springshot is a “mobile worker productivity platform” that supports people who work on-the-go. The company has...
Springshot raises $1.6M to turn service work into a mobile game

adCenter Updates Microsoft Advertiser Intelligence With Templates & Mobile Data

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Microsoft adCenter recently launched an improved version of Microsoft Advertising Intelligence (MAI). MAI is a keyword research tool that helps Advertisers find related keywords and their historical and projected traffic and performance data from the available adCenter traffic. As an Excel add-in,... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full...
adCenter Updates Microsoft Advertiser Intelligence With Templates & Mobile Data

What Games Are: Games Need Their Nielsens

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. In the age of better metrics for games, some...
What Games Are: Games Need Their Nielsens

How Tim Cook is changing Apple

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Steve Jobs' successor is making his mark and trying to keep the Apple magic going. FORTUNE -- In February of this year, a group of investors visited Apple as part of a "bus tour" led by a research analyst for Citibank. The session started with a 45-minute presentation by Peter...
How Tim Cook is changing Apple
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