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The Future of Big Data: Hadoop’s Heavy Hammer or the Sharp Scalpel of the Verticals?

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Data scientists are the new rock stars of Silicon Valley. At a time when the words “big data” provide the fastest path to a VC’s wallet, guys like Cameron Marlow and Jeff Hammerbacher are finding themselves the subjects of laudatory articles that are turning them into pin-ups for the petabyte...
The Future of Big Data: Hadoop’s Heavy Hammer or the Sharp Scalpel of the Verticals?

GeekWire presents the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards: Nominate, vote and party

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We’ve got a lot to celebrate in the Seattle technology community. And we’ll be doing that in rock-and-roll style as GeekWire hosts one of the most anticipated events of the year: The Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards. As the hundreds of you who’ve attended in the past already know, this...
GeekWire presents the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards: Nominate, vote and party

Tuscan village goes up for sale on eBay

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For just €2.5m the medieval village of Pratariccia, blessed with stunning views over the Casentino valley, could be yoursProving that property deals in Tuscany are not just the preserve of rock stars and aristocrats, an entire Tuscan village has gone up for sale on eBay.Nestled among oaks at 850 metres...
Tuscan village goes up for sale on eBay

Bootstrapped GitHub Now Raising a Round from Andreessen Horowitz

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Github is nearing a close on a round of venture funding from Andreessen Horowitz, according to sources familiar with the situation. The popular social network for programmers and code host has famously bootstrapped itself up to this point. GitHub’s enterprise products have garnered millions of dollars in revenue from large...
Bootstrapped GitHub Now Raising a Round from Andreessen Horowitz

Is Being Rich And Arrogant Against The Law? The RIAA & MPAA Seem To Think So

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I'm planning to do some more thorough coverage of many of the comments that were submitted to the IP Enforcement Coordinator for next year's "Joint Strategic Plan." I just need to find an open block of time to go through a bunch of them. However, the folks over at TorrentFreak...
Is Being Rich And Arrogant Against The Law? The RIAA & MPAA Seem To Think So

Sorry, Programmers: Designers are Now the New Rock Stars

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(uxdelante.com) All this time we thought programmers were the rock stars, but according to Reuters, designers are beginning to surreptitiously usurp that title. A breathless feature entitled "In Silicon Valley, designers emerge as rock stars" claims that designers are becoming just as valued as programmers when it comes to building startups. Who...
Sorry, Programmers: Designers are Now the New Rock Stars

7 Real-World Tips for Attracting Top Developers

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Tech startups need more than a great idea and breakthrough technology - they need a team of committed developers who will stick with them through iteration after iteration. But recruiting dream talent that’s both ready for the long haul and willing to pivot when necessary isn’t as simple as...
7 Real-World Tips for Attracting Top Developers

Here Are More Details About SAP's Surprising New Partnership With VMware (VMW, SAP)

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During a press conference on Tuesday to launch VMware's new cloud, Bill Fathers, VMware's top cloud exec, dropped a bombshell: VMware would be "the first and only cloud provider" to offer SAP's popular and pricey software on a monthly subscription plan, including SAP's Oracle-killer HANA database. Monthly subscription pricing of its...
Here Are More Details About SAP's Surprising New Partnership With VMware (VMW, SAP)

VMware Hired Bon Jovi To Rock San Francisco Last Night At A Blowout Party (VMW)

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VMware, the enterprise software company, kicked off the tech party season in San Francisco last night with a private rock concert by Bon Jovi. The party capped off VMworld, VMware's user conference. This season's trend is famous rock stars from the '80s through the past decade. After Bon Jovi, Salesforce.com...
VMware Hired Bon Jovi To Rock San Francisco Last Night At A Blowout Party (VMW)

Rock Stars Need Not Apply

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Rock Stars Need Not Apply

Global video site Viki moves into music, inks deals with Warner Music and other labels

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International-focused TV and video site Viki has made a significant move into the music space, after it announced deals with a number of record labels and agencies, most notably Warner Music, SEED Music Group of Taiwan and Korea’s LOEN. The expansion has brought thousands of music videos from hundreds of artists...
Global video site Viki moves into music, inks deals with Warner Music and other labels

Halsey Minor Sold A Company For $1.8 Billion 5 Years Ago And Now He's Broke

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It takes a real power shopper to blow through the proceeds of a $1.8 billion deal in five years. But CNET's founder, Halsey Minor, managed to do it. In 2008, Minor sold CNET Networks to CBS for $1.8 billion. But just last week, the 47-year-old filed for personal bankruptcy. Minor owes as...
Halsey Minor Sold A Company For $1.8 Billion 5 Years Ago And Now He's Broke

Never mind the analysis - abuse and vitriol are trending on Twitter

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Newsrooms with one or both eyes on digital trends are going to produce what provokes an online reaction. But where does that leave detail and complexity?Listen to the editor of the Daily Telegraph talking about his job and a day stuffed full of "data-influenced decisions". Here's a news story, breaking...
Never mind the analysis - abuse and vitriol are trending on Twitter

HP's PC Sales Crashed 20% And Now Meg Whitman Is Distancing Herself From Windows 8 (HPQ)

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Investors were happy enough with HP's beat on its earnings-per-share to drive the stock up over 13% in after hours trading (so far). But there were still some shocking numbers in its quarter, like how PC revenues tanked 20% year over year. Back in January, 2012, Whitman was saying about...
HP's PC Sales Crashed 20% And Now Meg Whitman Is Distancing Herself From Windows 8 (HPQ)
Looking For a Coding Job? Better a Ninja Than a Brogrammer

Why Mobile Business Apps are Attractive to Venture Capitalists

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The allure of making millions, perhaps even billions, of dollars developing mobile apps for the consumer market is obvious. Instagram just got a cool $1 billion from Facebook. Path has a $250 million valuation. Even Twitter was started as a mobile, text messaging-based service. Venture capitalists are always on...
Why Mobile Business Apps are Attractive to Venture Capitalists
Help me, my valley is being overtaken by frat boys

Want to hire the right team? Exhaust your interviewees

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Every startup wants to hire rock stars, but in a hyper-competitive market like San Francisco, finding — and keeping — top-level talent is daunting. Matt MacInnis, co-founder and CEO of publishing platform Inkling, believes he’s found a way to scale his workforce without sacrificing quality. For MacInnis, it’s about making...
Want to hire the right team? Exhaust your interviewees

Meet the (Tentative) Cast of Randi Zuckerberg’s New Bravo Reality Show Silicon Valley!

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Bravo is no slouch in the whetting one's appetite department. Along with the news yesterday that Randi "Sister of Mark, Singer of Songs" Zuckerberg would be the executive producer of a new reality show, the House That Andy Cohen Built also released a short, but tantalizing preview wherein geeks were...
Meet the (Tentative) Cast of Randi Zuckerberg’s New Bravo Reality Show Silicon Valley!

Awesome. RT @jwd2a: In Nashville & need help with something tech related? Directory of rock stars: http://bit.ly/dvQmyz (via @travisroberts)

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Awesome. RT @jwd2a: In Nashville & need help with something tech related? Directory of rock stars: http://bit.ly/dvQmyz (via @travisroberts)

LIVE! HP's Earnings (HPQ)

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Hewlett Packard just reported its quarterly earnings and we're covering live. Hewlett-Packard posted Q2 EPS of $0.87, $0.06 better than expected. Revenues were $27.6 billion versus the consensus estimate of $28.12 billion. Analysts were looking for 81 cents for earnings per share and 28.12 billion in revenue. That's was a...
LIVE! HP's Earnings (HPQ)

Northside Festival “Gets” New York Tech

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Northside Media Group has made a very specific bet: that Brooklyn is the national adjective for “what’s next.” The company behind hipster necessities like The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine and Summerscreen also runs an annual festival. Previously focused on music, film and art, this year’s Northside Festival–coming up on June...
Northside Festival “Gets” New York Tech

How to get rid of massive waitlists for college courses and turn professors into rock stars

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No educational technology or teaching method has been embraced faster or more widely than so-called Massively Open, Online Courses (or MOOCs for short). For the uninitiated, these are online-only college courses where accredited professors teach audiences that in some cases number in the hundreds of thousands. This used to be...
How to get rid of massive waitlists for college courses and turn professors into rock stars

Instagram: Hear the story behind the runaway hit

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Ever wonder what the real story is behind a hugely successful app that rockets to stardom almost immediately? Hear the details behind the infrastructure that powers Instagram’s juggernaut of an app directly from its co-founder, Mike Kreiger, at Mobilize 2012. Mobilize 2012 • Sept. 20, 2012 • San Francisco • Register...
Instagram: Hear the story behind the runaway hit
New VC Firm Data Collective Launches to Invest in Big Data with a Big Partnership

Yahoo's VP Of Infrastructure Leaves The Marissa Mayer Regime For Apple (AAPL, YHOO)

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It looks like Apple just poached a top employee from Yahoo. Adam Bechtel, the VP of infrastructure at Yahoo, is reportedly leaving for an "unspecified" position at Apple, according to Kara Swisher at AllThingsD. Bechtel joined Yahoo in 2003 after the company acquired Inktomi Corporation where he was in charge...
Yahoo's VP Of Infrastructure Leaves The Marissa Mayer Regime For Apple (AAPL, YHOO)
Got Git? Pre-IPO Atlassian makes biggest product launch in years

114 Entrepreneurs On 1 Train For 8 Hours Pitching Ideas

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Think an elevator pitch is hard? Try selling your vision with a beer in each hand, balancing in the aisle of a train barreling north at 80 mph. That's exactly the challenge posed by Geeks on a Train, a veritable Nerd Express from Portland, Ore., to Vancouver, where passengers "rethink business"...
114 Entrepreneurs On 1 Train For 8 Hours Pitching Ideas
Former Amazon Employee: Working On Amazon's Cloud Can Be A Dull Job (AMZN)

Radioactive Orchestra 2.0 takes the music live, makes sweet photonic melodies (video)

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Sweden's Kollektivet Livet took a step towards demystifying the invisible energy around us last year through its Radioactive Orchestra, which turned isotopes into beats and beeps. To our relief, the Orchestra isn't content to record in the studio. Version 2.0 of the music project is all about going on...
Radioactive Orchestra 2.0 takes the music live, makes sweet photonic melodies (video)
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