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5 companies turning your data into dollars

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Big data and the marketing world go together like peanut butter and jelly. Marketers want to present their brands in the most-effective manner possible and always put the right ad in front of the right person. In theory, big data makes that possible at a whole new level. Today’s analytic...
5 companies turning your data into dollars

FatFractal Takes On Parse, Stackmob & Others With New Engine-Based App Platform

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San Francisco-based FatFractal is today launching a competitor to backend-as-a-service (BaaS) providers like Stackmob, Parse, Kinvey, and Applicasa, and it’s not just following in the others’ footsteps – it has a completely different take on how using the cloud on the backend should work. It’s not that the team at...
FatFractal Takes On Parse, Stackmob & Others With New Engine-Based App Platform
Meet the cloud that will keep you warm at night
BenchPrep, "Spotify for education", offers classes and test prep for $30 a month

The Importance of Modeling For Business Success

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I asked people the other day who they modeled their business after. The answers were interesting. Some said their dad. Others said they made businesses for their children. In most cases, I wasn’t sure that I’d asked the question the right way, or that it had been interpreted the...
The Importance of Modeling For Business Success

Wipro builds global cloud for big business

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Wipro’s latest IT foray — a global infrastructure as a service for enterprises — shows how the giant Indian outsourcers are striving to become more strategic cloud partners for their business clients and compete hard for cloud outsourcing money with rivals IBM, CSC, as well as their in-country competitors. According...
Wipro builds global cloud for big business
Maid Service For The Masses? YC-Backed Pathjoy Offers Affordable Housecleaning With Easy Web Booking

How Amazon can top the tablet market

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The Kindle-as-service model means that Google and Apple should watch out [cnnmoney-byline src="By Don Sears, contributor"] Last week, Amazon brought it loud and proud. With a full slew of new tablets, e-readers and consumer-minded features, Amazon (AMZN) is in full WWE-style smack-down mode. The online commerce overlords are screaming for...
How Amazon can top the tablet market

EMBARGOED: Remote Tech Support Firm, 24/7 Techies, Raises $600k Seed Round -- Led By 500 Startups -- To Ramp Up SMB Business

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Online tech support company, 24/7 Techies, has raised a $600,000 seed round led by Dave McClure’s 500 Startups to accelerate its offerings for small and medium sized businesses. Other notable investors in the round include Rajan Anandan (VP Google India) and Shailesh Rao (VP Twitter, International Operations). Since launching a dedicated micro SMB...
EMBARGOED: Remote Tech Support Firm, 24/7 Techies, Raises $600k Seed Round -- Led By 500 Startups -- To Ramp Up SMB Business
How to make LED lighting mainstream: make it a service

Revving the innovation engine: Trends to watch for at Structure

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GigaOM’s Structure event this week reminds me of the well-documented relationship between economic crises and technological innovation: Hard times bring out the best in entrepreneurs, precipitating a creative destruction that resets the technology infrastructure and transforms business. From my vantage point here in the Silicon Valley, I have seen many...
Revving the innovation engine: Trends to watch for at Structure

Exclusive: W3i partners with HasOffers, accurately track which ad networks drove app installs with MobileAppTracking

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Monetization and user acquisition provider W3i announced that it has partnered with affiliate marketing company HasOffers. More specifically, W3i will be integrated into HasOffers’ third-party tracking service MobileAppTracking, which allows app developers to track ad networks, and see exactly which network, like W3i, resulted in acquiring users, for example. “We...
Exclusive: W3i partners with HasOffers, accurately track which ad networks drove app installs with MobileAppTracking

Tidemark Launches for Prime Time, and Hires a New President

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It’s been about 11 months since the business analytics startup firm Tidemark came out of stealth mode, and it turns out it’s been a pretty busy 11 months. Today the company is announcing a bunch of important news. The big piece is that its application is coming out of beta-testing...
Tidemark Launches for Prime Time, and Hires a New President
Identity is the new perimeter

Why this app maker targeted Windows Phone first, and what happened after that

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Christopher Ross views the mobile world a little differently than most entrepreneurs. He worked at Microsoft for the better part of a decade, in positions including U.S. enterprise sales director, responsible for Windows and Office deployment and adoption. He started his own technology consulting business in 2010 and was later...
Why this app maker targeted Windows Phone first, and what happened after that

Using the Startup Process to Change Disaster Relief

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In early December a Supernova session entitled, How Startup Companies Can Change the World had presenters brainstorm ways to connect the technology industry with policy makers. Coupled with many of the discussions already taking place in the Gov. 2.0 movement, the session looked at how technologists can contribute to projects...
Using the Startup Process to Change Disaster Relief

Developers Are Divided Over Adobe’s Plan to Take Revenue Share For Higher-End Flash Games

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Developers are at odds over Adobe’s plan to charge a 9 percent revenue share for higher-end Flash games that make more than $50,000 in revenues. So today, Adobe announced a new set of features for developers who create very graphics-heavy games with the launch of Flash Player 11.2. It also unveiled a partnership...
Developers Are Divided Over Adobe’s Plan to Take Revenue Share For Higher-End Flash Games

Say what? Microsoft Azure's a $1 billion business?

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Microsoft’s claim that it’s sold $1 billion worth of Azure cloud infrastructure services over the past 12 months has got to be raising eyebrows, and not just across Lake Washington at Amazon Web Services headquarters. The sales figure was made by Curt Anderson, who heads up finances for Microsoft Server...
Say what? Microsoft Azure's a $1 billion business?
'Big data' startup Sociocast has served 700M 'Prediction API' calls since shifting to SMBs (exclusive)

Clicks Be Gone: AdTech Disrupter Moat Raises $12M Series B From Mayfield, Others

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Ad-tech may not be the most obvious face of digital advertising, but in a world in which the role of big data is getting ever more essential to how things work, it is taking up an increasingly important role. One sign of that comes from the funding that ad-tech players...
Clicks Be Gone: AdTech Disrupter Moat Raises $12M Series B From Mayfield, Others

Sprint PAYGo service to begin January 25 with select phones

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Sprint will be rolling out its prepaid service model in the coming weeks, bringing a Sprint-branded service option to customers that do not want to sign up for a contract. Sprint As You Go will reportedly be starting up on January 25, with one flip phone, one feature phone, and...
Sprint PAYGo service to begin January 25 with select phones

Avalara acquires world's largest database of Universal Product Codes

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Avalara, the maker of sales tax automation technology is getting even bigger. The Bainbridge Island company today is announcing that it has purchased UPC Matrix Master, descbied as the the world’s largest database of Universal Product Codes with specialized sales taxability data. The database had previously been operated by Tax Matrix. Terms...
Avalara acquires world's largest database of Universal Product Codes

Twitter-for-the-office tool Socialcast adds enterprise edition

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Socialcast offers what’s best described as Twitter for work. The company sells both hosted and self-installed versions of a Twitter-like stream of updates, with extra features built in to make security and privacy-conscious IT managers feel more comfortable about adopting anything that even looks like Twitter. The new version, dubbed...
Twitter-for-the-office tool Socialcast adds enterprise edition

EndPlay lands $21.5 million for smart cloud-based content delivery solutions

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EndPlay, a provider of cloud solutions designed to help media, entertainment and retail companies create, deliver and monetize content, this morning announced that its latest round of funding brings its total raised to a cool $21.5 million. The capital injection came from management and existing investors VantagePoint Capital Partners and...
EndPlay lands $21.5 million for smart cloud-based content delivery solutions

Word-Of-Mouth Ads, For a Fee: Dynamic Signal Raises $13 Million From Venrock, Time Warner

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No one’s quite sure how social networks like Facebook will mesh with advertising. But everyone’s convinced they’re going to be important, which has meant good things for a bunch of companies that helps brands manage their social presence — ask the guys writing checks at Salesforce and Oracle, for starters....
Word-Of-Mouth Ads, For a Fee: Dynamic Signal Raises $13 Million From Venrock, Time Warner

Chris Dixon and Andreessen Horowitz invest $30M in 3D printing marketplace Shapeways

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When Chris Dixon joined Andreessen Horowitz late last year, few would have thought his first investment would be in a 3D printing company of all things. Months later that’s exactly what’s happening. Dixon and company are making a hugely symbolic $30 million investment in Shapeways, a 3D printing marketplace that lets designers upload...
Chris Dixon and Andreessen Horowitz invest $30M in 3D printing marketplace Shapeways

Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire Makes His First Peep After The IPO Quiet Period Ends

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Brightcove may not have had the sexiest IPO in the recent wave of offerings, but the company’s return so far definitely beats Zynga and Groupon’s performances since their debuts. After launching its video platform six years ago, Brightcove went public just a few weeks ago on the NASDAQ by raising...
Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire Makes His First Peep After The IPO Quiet Period Ends

With ad-saving business slow, Adkeeper expands to email, Pinterest

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When Adkeeper launched as a virtual ad-clipping service last February, the big question was: will people actually want to save online ads? More than one year later, the company still says the answer is “yes.”  But they’re finding that consumer behavior isn’t changing as fast as they’d hoped. So while they...
With ad-saving business slow, Adkeeper expands to email, Pinterest

Why Adobe's big cloud bet really isn't a huge gamble at all

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Adobe’s decision to go all-in with a cloud version of its Creative Suite and dump the packaged software that accounts for most of its $4.1 billion annual revenue really isn’t as revolutionary as some portrayed it. Here’s why. First, the new Creative Cloud subscription version, as GigaOM commenters pointed out, must...
Why Adobe's big cloud bet really isn't a huge gamble at all

24/7 Techies nabs $600k from 500 Startups and others to be the IT solution for small businesses

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Managing a company’s tech infrastructure can be tough, especially for startups, small-, and medium-sized businesses. Often these companies might want to have the same top-notch quality service that larger, more established ones have, but can’t afford. One company has set out to see if it can solve that problem: 24/7...
24/7 Techies nabs $600k from 500 Startups and others to be the IT solution for small businesses
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