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Cloudera's Impala tool binds Hadoop with business intelligence apps

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In traditional circles, Hadoop is viewed as a bright but unruly problem child. Indeed, it is still in the nascent stages of development. However the scores of “big data” startups that leverage Hadoop will tell you that it is here to stay. Cloudera, the venture-backed startup that ushered the...
Cloudera's Impala tool binds Hadoop with business intelligence apps

Time is Money: a review of the Meeting Cost Calculator and Clock

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Many people lament about how unproductive the traditional "business meeting" is. One or more participants feel the need to assert their opinion at great length, or simply regurgitate the same information multiple times. Most of us sit passively through these time-wasting meetings because ... well ... I don't know! But...
Time is Money: a review of the Meeting Cost Calculator and Clock
Cloudera makes SQL a first-class citizen in Hadoop

Conversational Marketing Benefits Local SEO

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I began working for a particular type of traditional business industry recently, and I noticed that a great many of the small businesses operating within it were still proceeding as though it were pre-Internet days. They did promotions as though they were a one-way transmission instead of a... Please visit...
Conversational Marketing Benefits Local SEO
EA's top digital executive Kristian Segerstrale leaves

London's reliance on the tech scene is growing, think tank claims

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London’s Silicon Roundabout certainly gets a lot of attention (and even jealousy), but that focus has until now largely been on what the city and country can do for the tech sector. Now we have some idea of how important the tech sector can be for the city. And it...
London's reliance on the tech scene is growing, think tank claims

ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Electronic Arts

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The game publisher that brought the world Madden NFL, The Sims and Battlefield has shed nearly 60% of its value in the last year, and its stock is down more than 80% from its all-time high. Why are investors so sour? Because despite being one of the world's largest game...
ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Electronic Arts

Yep, It's worse. BlackBerry 10 Delayed til 2013, RIM Cutting 5,000 jobs

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Troubled BlackBerry maker Research In Motion said on Thursday it is cutting 5,000 jobs and delaying an all-important upgrade of its operating system. The moves comes as the company reported a much wider-than-expected loss as its traditional business has fallen off even faster than analysts had forecast. RIM said that...
Yep, It's worse. BlackBerry 10 Delayed til 2013, RIM Cutting 5,000 jobs
Maybe it’s time to rethink how we fund broadband

Visualize your business plan with Plancruncher

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A good business plan is like the trailer for a movie; it should be eye-catching enough to make an investor want to see more. After wading through too many long-winded business plans, Dutch investment firm Lunatech Ventures has built a web tool called Plan Cruncher that creates a one-page, visual...
Visualize your business plan with Plancruncher
IGNORE THE HATERS: Why Groupon Is Actually Making Progress (GRPN)

eBay's John Donahoe Seeing a "Staggering Surge" in Mobile Shopping

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eBay has revised its mobile revenue figures, once again. In what is becoming a routine move, the company said today during its second-quarter earnings release that it is now expecting both eBay and PayPal mobile to each transact $10 billion in volume this year. “That’s more than double 2011,” said eBay’s CEO John Donahoe,...
eBay's John Donahoe Seeing a "Staggering Surge" in Mobile Shopping

Microsoft Joins Talks To Buy Out Dell Shareholders

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Microsoft is talking with Dell about financing its buyout. The deal is reported to be worth about $2 billion. For the past few weeks there have been reports that Dell has been in talks with Silver Lake Partners, a private equity firm, to buy out the public shareholders. It has...
Microsoft Joins Talks To Buy Out Dell Shareholders

Sponsored post: GigaOM Research + General Assembly: big data online class

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Information abounds in the internet age, but people who understand it do not. The market for data scientists is ripe, and it is quickly becoming a necessary part of even nontechnical jobs. Big data is changing the way people make decisions, shop and even date. Get ahead of the data...
Sponsored post: GigaOM Research + General Assembly: big data online class
PayPal's new credit alternative for merchants simplifies financing

Urban Airship Nabs $25 Million in Additional Funding

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Urban Airship, the Portland-based startup that specializes in helping power mobile app notifications, has raised another $25 million, as the company seeks to further expand beyond its roots. AllThingsD.com The new round, which brings total capital raised to $46.5 million, was led by August Capital, along with existing investors Foundry...
Urban Airship Nabs $25 Million in Additional Funding

Leveraging big data to extract value from social media

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While traditional databases and associated analytic frameworks are powerful in understanding customer structured data, many organizations see the combination of social media and traditional database analytics as a very powerful way to glean customer insight, predict trends and bring products to market faster. Join GigaOM Pro and our sponsor HPCC...
Leveraging big data to extract value from social media

Clay Christensen, newspapers and the cliff of despair

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When it comes to digital disruption of traditional industries, Clay Christensen is a bit like the Oracle at Delphi, in the sense that the Harvard business professor and author predicted much of what we are seeing now in the media business and in fact throughout the technology industry. But even...
Clay Christensen, newspapers and the cliff of despair

Telefónica risk-taker bets the future on digital expansion

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Matthew Key, former head of O2 in the UK, is gambling that he can make new digital and online ventures pay off for the Spanish telecoms firmMatthew Key's career has been marked by three big bets. As head of the O2 mobile network in the UK, he decided to back...
Telefónica risk-taker bets the future on digital expansion

Marissa Mayer: Yahoo surpassed 300 million active mobile users in the first quarter

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Today on the its earnings call, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stated that Yahoo passed the 300 million active user mark during the first quarter of 2013. This is a key milestone for the company, as it underscores that even as its traditional business pillars of display ads and search revenue...
Marissa Mayer: Yahoo surpassed 300 million active mobile users in the first quarter

Farewell, Google Listen: You deserved better than this

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It’s not a surprise that Google has decided to discontinue Google Listen, its podcast search and playback app for Android. It’s the latest in a long string of projects and products that have been shut down as the search giant tries to narrow its focus. But I’m still a little...
Farewell, Google Listen: You deserved better than this

Weekend Reading: Drive, by Daniel Pink

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The businesses of the 21st century are rapidly evolving to incorporate radical new methods of running a business and managing employees, and no group knows this better than the startup community. Startups have been at the cutting edge of innovation not only in the products they create, but in the...
Weekend Reading: Drive, by Daniel Pink

Small Business Web Ad Dollars: Still Way Too Small

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Hey Google! And Yahoo, and Yelp, and Twitter and Facebook and every other Web company that says they want to sell ads to mom-and-pop shops: Try harder. So says Boston Consulting Group, out with a new report that shows only 3 percent of small business ad dollars going online. The...
Small Business Web Ad Dollars: Still Way Too Small
The best startups from CES 2013: Touchscreen routers, electric skateboards, and lots of therapy

Pagoda Box Is Easier Than Amazon Web Services, But More Customizable Than Heroku

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I’ve had a sense for a while that infrastructure-as-a-service (like Amazon Web Services) and platform-as-a-service (like Heroku) are converging. Developers love the idea of using a PaaS to speed up provisioning and deployment, but don’t necessarily want to completely give up control of their environments. One sign of this convergence...
Pagoda Box Is Easier Than Amazon Web Services, But More Customizable Than Heroku
Apple's Jony Ive: 'really great design is hard'

Continuuity gets $10M to help developers build Hadoop apps

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So you’ve got an idea for a “big data” application, but building it seems to be a nightmarish prospect. Continuuity, the startup raised $10 million today, has struck a chord with developers who are struggling to build big data apps on top of Hadoop. Continuuity promises to make it...
Continuuity gets $10M to help developers build Hadoop apps

Why publishers should hit pause before they ‘like’ Facebook

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Facebook’s recent announcement of its Open Graph (an effort to map the Web’s content in social terms) and the manner in which it impacts privacy have been the subject of pointed debate for the past few weeks. While these developments will certainly raise questions among Facebook users, they’re also cause...
Why publishers should hit pause before they ‘like’ Facebook

An alternative to incubators: the co-working space

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If you’re a startup, you’ve probably considered joining an incubator. But residency can be competitive and the requirements stiff. TechStars and Y-Combinator are well-known incubators that offer funding, mentorship, and access to a community of venture capitalists and anointed digerati — but only for a select few. Applicants also have...
An alternative to incubators: the co-working space
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