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IBM gives cloud storage controls to corporate users

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Lost in all the Watson server news this week from IBM was its release of is a self-service software portal that allows end-users to dynamically provision storage within minutes....
IBM gives cloud storage controls to corporate users
Twitter to launch automated ad exchange to let brands retarget you via tweets

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff reveals his latest investment: Brandcast

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale Salesforce prides itself on its full suite of tools for businesses, but CEO Marc Benioff sees ample opportunity for a startup that is helping brands maintain a consistent presence online. San Francisco-based Brandcast has kept a low profile, but is...
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff reveals his latest investment: Brandcast
5 reasons why the new Twitter Ads API is great for social media marketers
Hacking the recession: CrowdSource gets large series A to pimp on-demand skilled labor

Mobile Roadie now lets you easily create custom iPad and mobile Web apps [Interview]

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The self-service app-building platform Mobile Roadie now lets users create iPad and mobile Web apps, the company announced today. This comes in addition to the platform’s existing iPhone and Android products. As part of its announcement, Mobile Roadie is also introducing new pricing, and we decided to ask its CEO Michael...
Mobile Roadie now lets you easily create custom iPad and mobile Web apps [Interview]

Twitter, American Express launch self-service ad platform

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Twitter has tied with American Express to offer its merchants and card members early access to an online advertising platform for small businesses....
Twitter, American Express launch self-service ad platform
Glogou Launches New Tools To Help Businesses Build Their Online Presence (And Ad Campaigns) In China
Fee-fi-fo-fum: Virool raises giant-sized first round

Oh API day: 3scale raises $4.2 million to bolster its API management solutions

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3scale, the API management solutions provider that splits its offices between San Francisco and Barcelona, has scored $4.2 million in new funding from Javelin Venture Partners and Costanoa Venture Capital. It’s been quite a busy two weeks in the wonderful world of APIs indeed. First, Intel bought one of 3scale’s...
Oh API day: 3scale raises $4.2 million to bolster its API management solutions

Multi-factor Authentication and the Cloud

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High profile security breaches into cloud-based applications like GMail and Google Apps serve to remind us that when people and companies stores all their information "out there" then security measures are of critical importance. In most cases the security breaches are "front door" attacks where a hacker has exploited a...
Multi-factor Authentication and the Cloud
Ignoring Thompson turmoil, Yahoo debuts Genome big data app at Internet Week

In Partnership With Microsoft, RIM Launches BlackBerry Business Cloud Services

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Microsoft and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) are teaming up today on the public release of BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365, a name which surely Microsoft itself had a hand in creating. The new service will allow corporate customers to manage their deployed BlackBerry devices using Exchange...
In Partnership With Microsoft, RIM Launches BlackBerry Business Cloud Services
Google's New Acquisition Sure Makes It Seem Like It's Gunning For Amazon

CrowdFlower Co-Founder Lukas Biewald Becomes CEO (Again)

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CrowdFlower, a startup that helps businesses manage crowdsourced labor, has named a new CEO — co-founder Lukas Biewald. The company, formerly known as Dolores Labs, launched at the TechCrunch50 conference in 2009. Biewald actually served as CEO for most of its history, but in August of last year, Woody Hobbs...
CrowdFlower Co-Founder Lukas Biewald Becomes CEO (Again)

Wal-Mart Tests Mobile Checkout

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Wal-Mart is testing a checkout system that allows shoppers to use their mobile phones to scan items as they walk through stores and pay at self-service kiosks, skipping the cashiers' lines....
Wal-Mart Tests Mobile Checkout

Store Wars: Snappy Snaps and Jessops

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Each week we look at retailers in the same sector. This week we focus on photography shops Snappy Snaps and JessopsEach week we look at two shops competing in the same sector, and review what they are offering customers: from how helpful the staff are to the best bargains on...
Store Wars: Snappy Snaps and Jessops

VirtualMob's Point-At-Me Aims To Let Brands Easily Build Augmented Reality Campaigns

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The idea of using Augmented Reality to bring dead-tree media to life is arguably very 2010, and back then it often hugged the line of gimmickry. But with the hype being generated by Google Glass, AR technology seems destined to be brought back into focus. Meanwhile, companies like Layer and Metaio...
VirtualMob's Point-At-Me Aims To Let Brands Easily Build Augmented Reality Campaigns
Jeff Bezos: ‘Even Well-Meaning Gatekeepers Slow Innovation’

Facebook to offer conversion tracking and optimization through self-serve ad tool

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Facebook today announced that it will offer a self-service conversion measurement feature for direct response marketers and expand the capabilities of its Optimized CPM bidding option to incorporate conversion data. Facebook tells us marketers will be able to use its tool to generate a unique bit of code to add...
Facebook to offer conversion tracking and optimization through self-serve ad tool

Heroku's New Add-Ons Marketplace Is A "Program In A Box" For Developers

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Heroku announced a new version of its Add-Ons Marketplace to give developers a “program in a box,” so they can focus on the apps they’re developing instead of spending time on such issues as marketing and billing. Heroku CEO Oren Teich said in an interview that the company has found that developers need...
Heroku's New Add-Ons Marketplace Is A "Program In A Box" For Developers
VMware buys multi-cloud manager DynamicOps

Eventbrite unveils At The Door Card reader, turns iPads into ticketing terminals

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Square may see the iPad to as an excellent retail tool, but Eventbrite thinks Apple's tablet a box office boon, which is why it created the At The Door app and card reader solution. Eventbrite's a self-service ticketing platform and its new dongle, which connects via Apple's 30-pin connector,...
Eventbrite unveils At The Door Card reader, turns iPads into ticketing terminals

Sins Of The Cloud

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Editor’s Note: Alexander Haislip is a marketing executive with cloud-based server automation startup ScaleXtreme and the author of Essentials of Venture Capital. Follow him on Twitter @ahaislip. In the beginning there was the cloud. And it was good. But over time it can also be surprisingly expensive. If you’ve ever...
Sins Of The Cloud

Google updates Big Query, its 'big data' offering, with cheaper batch processing

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Google announced two new user-friendly features for its popular BigQuery application with an aim to make it easier and cheaper for businesses to analyze huge data-sets. On the Google enterprise blog today, the search giant unveiled: A processing feature to schedule less time-sensitive batch queries. A tool to connect BigQuery...
Google updates Big Query, its 'big data' offering, with cheaper batch processing

Tikly and its 22 year old CEO are turning music ticketing on its head

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One of the things that I love most about returning to someplace is seeing what has changed in the time since I went there last. At this year’s 4th annual Big Omaha conference, I met a hefty group of entrepreneurs from Iowa, many of them part of the Startup City...
Tikly and its 22 year old CEO are turning music ticketing on its head

Nimbula, MapR want to give Hadoop a home on your private cloud

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We all know that Hadoop is the darling of the big data crowd. However, the data-processing platform typically runs on big, brawny dedicated clusters of physical hardware. And although it’s massive and powerful, it’s also messy and hard to manage. But that’s starting to change. Witness Tuesday’s news that private-cloud...
Nimbula, MapR want to give Hadoop a home on your private cloud

Firefly raises $20K from First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund

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Firefly, a screen sharing utility created by University of Pennsylvania undergrads, has raised a $20,000 seed round from First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund. First Round originally launched the $500K fund in September to help finance startups built by current students or recent college graduates. With the Dorm Room Fund currently...
Firefly raises $20K from First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund

Rebtel Takes On Twilio, Launches Free VoIP SDK For iOS And Android App Makers

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Rebtel, a VoIP provider sometimes thought of as Sweden’s (smaller) answer to Skype, today is releasing a new SDK that will let iOS and Android app developers embed Rebtel-based voice calls by way of an API directly into their apps, free of charge. This represents a new line of business...
Rebtel Takes On Twilio, Launches Free VoIP SDK For iOS And Android App Makers

How Media Temple and Dreamhost Differ In Approach To Offering Cloud Services

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This week comes the news about Media Temple and its plans with Dell and Morphlabs to give customers their own “private cloud,” consisting of a souped up Flash-filled server, complete with all the fixings for automating the mind bending complexity when adopting a new infrastructure. On Monday, Dreamhost announced its...
How Media Temple and Dreamhost Differ In Approach To Offering Cloud Services
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