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Seven Questions for Workday CEO and Greylock Partner Aneel Bhusri

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Aneel BhusriFew people where as many hats in Silicon Valley as Aneel Bhusri. Currently known primarily for his role as co-CEO of Workday, the cloud-based human resources software company that floated in an IPO last year, he also maintains an active role as a partner at venture capital firm Greylock...
Seven Questions for Workday CEO and Greylock Partner Aneel Bhusri

Teambox delivers a fresh (and sweet) cloud collaboration platform, lands $1.5m and an experienced CEO

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Teambox, a collaboration and business communications software company that was started in Spain, is today launching the latest version (#4) of its namesake platform. In addition, the startup says it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from a number of angel investors and hired a CEO to be better...
Teambox delivers a fresh (and sweet) cloud collaboration platform, lands $1.5m and an experienced CEO

Software firms defend patents in D.C.

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Software patents, facing new scrutiny in the U.S., drive innovation and protect huge investments by developers, representatives of software companies said during a Capitol Hill briefing....
Software firms defend patents in D.C.

Big Data Consolidation: WANdisco Buys AltoStor To Beef Up Apache Hadoop Cred

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A little consolidation in the world of big data and Apache Hadoop development: WANdisco, a UK/U.S.-based provider of collaboration software that focuses on the open-source Apache Subversion revision control system, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Palo-Alto-based AltoStor, which will help it further develop its big data products....
Big Data Consolidation: WANdisco Buys AltoStor To Beef Up Apache Hadoop Cred

Two Years Later, Lobbying By Microsoft & IBM Creates Loophole In New Zealand To Allow Software Patents

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You may remember a few years ago there was some controversy down in New Zealand over software patents. There was a plan to explicitly outlaw software patents, but then someone accidentally leaked the fact that big tech companies (mainly US ones, like Microsoft and IBM) had lobbied hard against outlawing...
Two Years Later, Lobbying By Microsoft & IBM Creates Loophole In New Zealand To Allow Software Patents

Enterprise Software Makeover: 4 Things To Borrow From Consumer Apps

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Guest author Jyoti Bansal is the founder of AppDynamics.   Long undervalued, Enterprise software businesses are now enjoying their day in the sun. On Wall Street, enterprise is the new sexy - but how did they manage to wrestle the spotlight from the consumers apps everyone was talking about not...
Enterprise Software Makeover: 4 Things To Borrow From Consumer Apps
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YOWZA: Tech Companies Spent $20 Billion Acquiring Software Firms Last Quarter (SYMC, CSCO)

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This must be a good sign for the economy. Last quarter, 375 software companies were acquired and their buyers spent a healthy $20 billion overall, 10 percent more than the year-ago quarter. So says Berkery Noyes in its quarterly M&A report. The largest deal -- by far -- was...
YOWZA: Tech Companies Spent $20 Billion Acquiring Software Firms Last Quarter (SYMC, CSCO)

Why Larry loves Linux (and he's not alone)

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If you thought open-source software was a threat to big-company profits, think again. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Image: Oracle Just a few years ago, the open-source software movement was a pariah among big software firms. Shai Agassi, then an executive at SAP (SAP), likened it to socialism. Microsoft CEO Steve...
Why Larry loves Linux (and he's not alone)

Status Board For iPad Gives You A Gorgeous, Customizable Display, Just Like A Startup

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Jack Dorsey calls them Information Radiators. They’re big TVs with a bunch of slick-looking graphs and charts that give software firms a glance-able look at the status of their  projects, employees, sales, data and more. Unfortunately, these kinds of status boards have been out of the reach of most mere...
Status Board For iPad Gives You A Gorgeous, Customizable Display, Just Like A Startup

Waiting for the Era of Post-PC Productivity? It's Already Here.

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One of the most popular questions clients ask me is, “When will tablets be used for productivity, rather than just consumption?” My answer: They already are, but in different ways than we have come to expect from the PC era. Microsoft’s launch of Office 2013 puts its productivity suite on...
Waiting for the Era of Post-PC Productivity? It's Already Here.

Software firms lobby Congress to defend patent protection

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Software firms are coaxing U.S. lawmakers to protect patent law because they encourage tech innovation and protect research, and not be put off by the current court battles over intellectual property. The U.S. patent system isn't perfect, but lawmakers and judges shouldn't solve current controversies by eliminating software patents...
Software firms lobby Congress to defend patent protection

Adobe Reintroduces PhoneGap, Expanding Mobile App Options

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A year ago, the mobile development community was shocked to learn that one of it favorite tools, PhoneGap, was acquired by Adobe. PhoneGap promised to give the world a wider range of mobile apps by letting developers turn Web-based HTML5 apps into native apps for iOS and Android. How would...
Adobe Reintroduces PhoneGap, Expanding Mobile App Options

Software Firms Feel Political Heat in D.C.

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Tech start-ups have flocked to Washington in hopes of attracting some of the more than $300 million expected to be spent on Internet ads and other campaign technology. The tech firms are learning that it isn't easy to sell neutrality in a town full of partisans....
Software Firms Feel Political Heat in D.C.

Opinion: The problem with software patents? They don't scale

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Timothy B. Lee, a regular contributor to Ars Technica and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, has joined forces with Christina Mulligan, a postdoctoral resident fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, to research a key problem posed by software patents: the cost of finding...
Opinion: The problem with software patents? They don't scale

Victory For Samsung As Judge Unlocks Sales Ban on Galaxy Tab

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Judge Lucy Koh has lifted the injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 that she originally granted back in June, following Apple's $1 billion-plus patent infringement victory over its Korean rival. The decision was yet another twist in the complicated patent war between the Cupertino firm and its Asian competitor. One...
Victory For Samsung As Judge Unlocks Sales Ban on Galaxy Tab

Yes, Your Phone Can Get A Computer Virus (AAPL, GOOG)

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If you thought your phone was virus-proof, think again. Smartphones are essentially portable personal computers. And while their operating systems are in many ways more modern and secure than desktop-computer operating systems, they're still vulnerable. How vulnerable? Last year, researchers detected 24,794 threats to mobile phones, according to security-software vendor...
Yes, Your Phone Can Get A Computer Virus (AAPL, GOOG)

India Software Firms Face Slowdown

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The pace of export revenue growth of Indian software companies will likely moderate next fiscal year amid continued global economic uncertainty, the main industry body said, echoing views of the country's top outsourcers....
India Software Firms Face Slowdown

Software Firms Find Tax Advantages

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Expanding use of cloud computing to deliver software as a service is making it easier for global software companies to earn and keep profits outside the reach of U.S. taxes....
Software Firms Find Tax Advantages

Qualcomm Tries to Bring its Uplinq Conference Back to Developer Roots

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Google’s I/O isn’t the only conference aiming for developer attention this week. Several hundred miles to the south of San Francisco, chipmaker Qualcomm is holding its annual Uplinq event in its hometown of San Diego. The event started with a hackathon competition on Tuesday, with the main conference starting on...
Qualcomm Tries to Bring its Uplinq Conference Back to Developer Roots

Facial recognition startup Kairos chooses Miami as its global launching point

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Miami-based company Kairos will start selling a new facial recognition API on May 1st, its CEO Brian Brackeen tells The Next Web. Called Kairos ID, it lets companies use the startup’s technology in all sorts of apps, from retail and security tools to management software. This will be the company’s second product launch after...
Facial recognition startup Kairos chooses Miami as its global launching point

Somewhere Everywhere, Big Brother Is Smiling: Congress Sells Your Privacy For A Cool $84 Million

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In case you were wondering why so many Democrats switched sides during the most recent CISPA vote, the answer is exactly what you think it is: $$$. And lots of it. Last year's CISPA vote only managed to secure 40 Democrat supporters. This time around, the number leapt to 92....
Somewhere Everywhere, Big Brother Is Smiling: Congress Sells Your Privacy For A Cool $84 Million

IBM Just Bought This Cool Little Company (IBM)

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IBM today bought Varicent, a small Toronto company that makes software to analyze how commissioned salespeople are performing. Varicent has got a laundry list of 180 customers including Waste Management, Robert Half, Farmer's Insurance and Bank of the West. It's hard to believe that IBM, the folks who invented the smartest...
IBM Just Bought This Cool Little Company (IBM)
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