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Can a big data product level the playing field in politics?

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A group of Utah State University graduates recently launched a company called PoliticIt that uses machine learning to gauge the popularity of political candidates by measuring their digital influence. Sure, PoliticIt’s system has proven remarkably accurate in predicting winners, but its real promise is in leveling the playing field between...
Can a big data product level the playing field in politics?

Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott

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The last time we heard from SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott, he talked a great deal about a then-upcoming product strategy called HANA. The idea was to move all of SAP’s existing business applications into a high-performance appliance, where the database runs in memory, and is more responsive to requests. In...
Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott
New Boundary App For Splunk Predicts Root Cause Of App Brownouts

Finding the Universe's cosmological constant using something we can create in the lab

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Those of you who know my writing will know that I don't use many analogies.Analogies have a very useful place in helping people understand difficult concepts, but they also have a tendency to be a end up strained beyond their limits. Now, imagine how I would react to a...
Finding the Universe's cosmological constant using something we can create in the lab

Microsoft Dynamics Tries To Ease Enterprise Customers Onto The Cloud

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The Next Web is having "a chuckle" at the expense of customers Microsoft is catering to with its enterprise resource planning products. And after spending an hour talking with Fred Studer, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics, and Microsoft Business Solutions Technical Fellow Mike Ehrenberg Thursday, we can say it's probably...
Microsoft Dynamics Tries To Ease Enterprise Customers Onto The Cloud

11 Easy Ways To Offend Facebook Employees (FB)

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Facebook has thousands of employees now. To keep them all happy with each other, certain unwritten rules have been established over time. Well, the rules were unwritten until people started writing a full list of faux pas on Quora, which we've fleshed out. If you end up working at Facebook...
11 Easy Ways To Offend Facebook Employees (FB)

More iPhone discounts point to new model coming soon

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All signs point to a new iPhone as being just around the corner. The latest one comes from retailers: Best Buy and Target are dropping the price of iPhone models, according to AllThingsD. Target is now selling the 16GB iPhone 4S for $179 with contract (a $20 price cut) and...
More iPhone discounts point to new model coming soon

Circle: If Highlight And Path Had A Beautiful Ambient Location Child

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The people behind college flirting network Likealittle have launched a new app in the App Store, Circle, an app that attempts to be more granular and thoughtful about the burgeoning ambient location space, which includes startups like Highlight, Banjo, Meetup and recent Facebook acquisition Glancee. While Likealittle will continue to run...
Circle: If Highlight And Path Had A Beautiful Ambient Location Child

Insert Coin: 'Epic Mario' aims to build entire Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 with Legos (video)

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. What's cooler than Super Mario Bros. and Legos? Why, Super Mario Bros....
Insert Coin: 'Epic Mario' aims to build entire Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 with Legos (video)
Business Cloud Computing: Privacy Is Just As Important As Security

How Siebrand Dijkstra intends to help anyone create an app, whether they can code or not

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Today at the TNW’s conference in Amsterdam, we caught up backstage with Siebrand Dijkstra, current CEO of Appmachine. He is taking part in the live version of TNW’s Academy. Appmachine has a simple premise: Anyone that wants to build an app, should be able to build one. And you shouldn’t need to...
How Siebrand Dijkstra intends to help anyone create an app, whether they can code or not

Fruux, the iCloud for everyone, rolls out new calendar-sharing feature and Pro accounts

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We first covered Fruux way, way back in 2008, when it was just a “small and convenient system preference pane, that syncs your Address Book between different Macs.” At the time, we called Fruux a (free) alternative to MobileMe, and it seemed Apple agreed…and thus refused to feature it as...
Fruux, the iCloud for everyone, rolls out new calendar-sharing feature and Pro accounts

BT claims fibre 'game changer'

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300 mbps fibre to premise connections 'on demand' will be available next year BT says....
BT claims fibre 'game changer'

Well played, EMC.

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EMC might be smarter than we thought it was. You already know the news — Paul Maritz out as VMware CEO, in as EMC chief strategist. Pat Gelsinger, former EMC COO, now in as VMware CEO. The companies are planning to spin out their cloud computing and big data assets...
Well played, EMC.
Gamestick, a tiny $79 Android gaming console, reaches Kickstarter goal after two days

CrunchWeek, Volume 1: Looking Back At The Week In Tech [TCTV]

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Didn’t get quite enough chatter about tech this past week? Then you’ve come to the right post! This is our first episode in a new weekly TechCrunch TV show called CrunchWeek. The premise here is simple — a few TechCrunch writers getting together on Friday afternoons to discuss a...
CrunchWeek, Volume 1: Looking Back At The Week In Tech [TCTV]
Dear Yammer and the entire cloud wave: If you expect companies to use your software, it has to work
California Headphones review

German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims

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Bad news for Nokia if it had serious hopes of extracting licensing fees from Android manufacturer HTC: a German court has just booted out two of the patent claims it launched there in May last year. The patents in question cover the use of “intelligent network” services such as alternative...
German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims
Airbnb for 3D printing, Makexyz links designers to local printer owners
Splunk targets cloud-server data with Storm

Photo sharing service for foodies Burpple gobbles up $500,000 to continue its development

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Burpple, a mobile photo sharing service for food lovers, has announced that it has eaten up $500,000 in seed-stage funding, led by Singapore’s Neotyne Labs, which will be used to beef up its team, grow its userbase and expand to new platforms. China-based QuestVC has also invested, bringing key strategic support...
Photo sharing service for foodies Burpple gobbles up $500,000 to continue its development

Want an original modern horror film? Don't #Holdyourbreath

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The world's first hashtag movie is undone by a loosely defined hashtag policy. #fundamentalflaw #killmenowReading this on mobile? Click here to viewYou'd be forgiven for not wanting to watch Hold Your Breath from its poster alone. Not because it looks like a hopelessly generic horror film. Not because the poster...
Want an original modern horror film? Don't #Holdyourbreath

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

Revstream Adds Cloud For Managing The Booming World Of Subscription Services

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Revstream has a new offering for SaaS providers and subscription-based companies that takes into account the dynamics of managing cloud services as compared to traditional software billing. The new service, Revstream Cloud, is a SaaS that simplifies billing with business logic that’s not possible with traditional billing software. It stands in...
Revstream Adds Cloud For Managing The Booming World Of Subscription Services

With "Experts," Klout Wants to Make Influence Matter in Online Q&A

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For some time I’ve thought that Klout, the social startup that aims to measure online influence, makes a certain amount of sense as a business product. The ability for a brand to keep track of the social reach of consumers could be useful, perhaps in catering to them with offers...
With "Experts," Klout Wants to Make Influence Matter in Online Q&A
General Assembly: Big Data, Cloud Services On The Curriculum As Tech Ed Startup Opens London Branch

Bina launches box to analyze genomes; cloud on the way

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Bina Technologies is launching its Bina Box for on-premise genome processing, enabling researchers to quickly and cheaply analyze genomes and give doctors data-driven suggestions for custom treatments. Use a genome sequencer to see one person’s DNA profile, and you’ll get 6 billion unique characters, or half a terabyte of data,...
Bina launches box to analyze genomes; cloud on the way
Virgin now offering 4G service, no contract required, but you’ll need an Evo

Cloudkick Moves (Quickly) Into the Hot Hybrid Cloud Market

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Cloudkick, a San Francisco-based cloud monitoring startup, today launched Hybrid Cloudkick, an extension to its cloud-monitoring service that brings non-cloud servers into the fold. The company is moving pretty fast with a major upgrade just a few months after releasing its flagship service to the public, but rolling out new...
Cloudkick Moves (Quickly) Into the Hot Hybrid Cloud Market
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