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Amazon is the cloud to beat, but Google has the cloud to watch. Here's why.

Emerging software tools help boost IT spending projections

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Overall U.S. tech spending is forecast to grow by 7.1% this year and then by 7.4% in 2012, according to Forrester Research....
Emerging software tools help boost IT spending projections

Optify lands more cash to boost marketing software tools

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Optify has raised $2 million in additional financing from existing investors, money that comes in just a few weeks after tech veteran Rob Eleveld was tapped as CEO of the Seattle upstart. Eleveld, the former CEO of Shiftboard and Vykor, said that the money will be used to boost sales and...
Optify lands more cash to boost marketing software tools
'Electric Imp' is a turnkey cloud for the internet of things

ArmRev: Hollywood Games The Web For Social Good

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Imagine if the tens of millions who give time and money to tending their Farmville game were instead working for social change? A team of Hollywood's elite talent has been working for six years to create a game building infrastructure that will make it so. Armchair Revolutionary is a social...
ArmRev: Hollywood Games The Web For Social Good
Cuts focus VMware's future on its past, sources say

Salesforce Unveils New Ways to Motivate

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In the business of selling stuff, there’s a lot of managing. Sales reps usually have a boss they check in with update on the status of deals in the pipeline, maybe get some advice on how to close a deal when there’s stiff competition from another company, or to go...
Salesforce Unveils New Ways to Motivate

Adobe users to Adobe: take your cloud and shove it

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Some users of Adobe’s Creative Suite software aren’t taking the company’s planned move to the cloud laying down. A petition posted on Change.org Monday after Adobe announced a shift to all-cloud delivery of new Creative Suite features and versions has 3,000 signatures as of Thursday. Creative Suite — a bundle of software...
Adobe users to Adobe: take your cloud and shove it

Justin Rosenstein Is Bringing Sexy Back ... To Business Software

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Given how much time the average person spends at work, why should we spend it fighting with our software tools? Asana co-founders Justin Rosenstein and Dustin Moskovitz say you shouldn't. And they are leading the charge to make enterprise software sexy again. Rosenstein and Moskovitz hail from Facebook (Moskovitz as...
Justin Rosenstein Is Bringing Sexy Back ... To Business Software

Judge Says Oracle Can't Copyright Java APIs

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One of the more controversial stances that the software giant Oracle had taken as part of its dispute over Java with the search giant Google was that 37 specific application programming interfaces — software tools that programmers use to work with Java — could be subject to copyright protections. Today...
Judge Says Oracle Can't Copyright Java APIs

Zillow makes another buy, gobbles up NYC's Buyfolio

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Zillow has made another acquisition, purchasing the online home shopping platform Buyfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Buyfolio’s service allows home shoppers to share listings with specified collaborators — perhaps a family member, spouse or real estate agent. It also allows those collaborators to discuss the listings, eliminating...
Zillow makes another buy, gobbles up NYC's Buyfolio

Raising the dead: Can a regular person repair a damaged hard drive?

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On June 22, 2012, my primary hard drive, a Samsung HD103SI, quietly passed away. There was no warning — no grinding, no clicks, clacks, or sudden bang. One moment, I was working on a story, the next, I wasn’t.It quickly became clear that something more serious than a simple system...
Raising the dead: Can a regular person repair a damaged hard drive?

5 Applications To Use With Dropbox To Make It Even More Useful

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Dropbox, if you don’t know about it yet, is an excellent synchronization tool. In fact it is one of our favorite tools to sync and backup files and other important data. Dropbox can seamlessly sync your files across multiple computers and also provides features like shared and public folders allowing...
5 Applications To Use With Dropbox To Make It Even More Useful

DailyDirt: Big Brother Ads

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The year 1984 didn't quite turn out the way the book did, but we're already living in a world where there are ubiquitous cameras tracking our every move. But it's not necessarily the government behind the cameras -- a lot of cameras are for private security and... possibly advertisers. Here...
DailyDirt: Big Brother Ads
Android Malware Genome Project wants to fight malware by understanding it

Why Silicon Valley Is the Next Detroit

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Image copyright Suzanne TuckerAll good things must come to an end, including Motown and many a once-noble region or hamlet. So I have history on my side when I lob the following grenade: Silicon Valley will take its turn someday, falling from the heights it has attained. I make this...
Why Silicon Valley Is the Next Detroit
Google's Flirtation With Being A Hardware Company Is Over

Six awesome built-in Windows utilities no one knows about

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Windows 8 may not be the easiest operating system to use, but no one can accuse it of being stingy. If you poke deep inside the new OS, you'll find a generous assortment of software tools, many of which make third-party utilities redundant. One built-in tool helps you calibrate your...
Six awesome built-in Windows utilities no one knows about

Facebook's First Intern Has A Startup That American Express Invested Millions In (AXP, FB)

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Radius makes software tools to help marketers reach small businesses. It has 10 million users and just raised $12.4 million from a group of investors including American Express. Founder Darian Shirazi, who started the company as Fwix a few years ago, was Facebook's first intern and worked for the social...
Facebook's First Intern Has A Startup That American Express Invested Millions In (AXP, FB)

7 tactics lean startups need to build great products

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If you’re running a lean startup, “launch and learn” is undoubtedly a familiar mantra. But launching a new feature can take weeks or even months, and for a scrappy startup that’s a potentially make-or-break issue. Our design studio works with dozens of startups each year to help teams define their products...
7 tactics lean startups need to build great products

How IT Addresses the Growing Cost of Poorly Planned Changes

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"I like to describe the roots of all evil being unplanned, or poorly planned, changes," states Jimmy Augustine of HP Software. "Somewhere between 70% and 80% of all service disruptions are caused by faulty changes. Somebody goes in and makes a security change to a network device, and brings down...
How IT Addresses the Growing Cost of Poorly Planned Changes

Here's SAP's Latest Challenge To Marc Benioff (SAP)

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SAP is trying to snag a big, fat portion of the next frontier in enterprise software: tools to manage interactions with employees and customers in social media. In a brash challenge to Salesforce.com, SAP is selling new social tools for salespeople and call-center workers. While Salesforce.com does a lot more,...
Here's SAP's Latest Challenge To Marc Benioff (SAP)

Audi shows off next-gen in-car system that can predict the future

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At the GPU Technology Conference, Audi has shown off Urban Intelligent Assist, the German automaker's vision for the future of urban driving. Urban Intelligent Assist (UIA) is a suite of hardware and software tools that, among other things, predicts the future and provides natural, landmark-based GPS navigation....
Audi shows off next-gen in-car system that can predict the future

Detect and remove rootkits with GMER

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You don't want a rootkit infection. Any malware compromise is bad, but rootkits--by their very nature--are especially nasty. The irony is that you might even have a rootkit infection right now, and just not know it. That's sort of the point of a rootkit. Wikipedia defines it: "A rootkit...
Detect and remove rootkits with GMER

YouDazzle Combines Social Collaboration, Cloud Storage

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There are plenty of collaboration software tools on the market, and a growing number of cloud storage options for businesses as well....
YouDazzle Combines Social Collaboration, Cloud Storage

Revamped Nielsen ratings may include Xbox video viewing

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Big changes could be coming soon to Nielsen’s TV rating system to include video viewing statistics from devices like the Xbox, PlayStation and iPad. According to sources who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, a committee of TV network and advertising reps have plans to change the rating system to...
Revamped Nielsen ratings may include Xbox video viewing

Evernote introduces Evernote Business, updates iOS application to version 4.4

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Having already conquered the general consumer market on multiple platforms, Evernote's now taking its handy software tools to a more biz-oriented audience. Earlier today, the company proudly introduced Evernote Business, which, according to CEO Phil Libin, is "the same Evernote that's great for individuals, except now it's optimized so...
Evernote introduces Evernote Business, updates iOS application to version 4.4

LinkedIn Customers: Get Ready For A Price Hike (LNKD)

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LinkedIn just announced great fourth-quarter 2012 earnings. Its future earnings should get even better, because CFO Steve Sordello just told analysts on a call to discuss the results that the company was planning to hike its prices. The price hikes on job listings and LinkedIn Recruiter, the company's high-end software...
LinkedIn Customers: Get Ready For A Price Hike (LNKD)

A Venture Capitalist Made $40 Million On Workday After His Firm Turned It Down (WORKP)

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Workday, the enterprise software maker, has wowed investors with an IPO on Friday that really popped. For one savvy venture capitalist, it was a particularly nice payday. Norwest Venture Partners investor George Still tried to get his firm to back Workday. When it turned the company down, Still invested his...
A Venture Capitalist Made $40 Million On Workday After His Firm Turned It Down (WORKP)

The forest and the trees – or how the tools we use shape how we think

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Earlier this week, after reading Chris Brogan’s excellent article on the Open Forum website about how he uses mind mapping as a planning tool for his small business, I got to thinking about what makes mind mapping truly unique and essential as a business tool – one that meets...
The forest and the trees – or how the tools we use shape how we think
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