Introducing Shift: A card that lets you spend Bitcoin & ‘real’ money

Mellisa Tolentino | August 20th

If you’re skeptical about Bitcoin because it’s not something you can physically hold, you might be interested in a new debit card that allows you to spend regular currency, loyalty points, and digital money

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Future of storage isn’t data containers, DataGravity says as it unveils data-aware storage platform

Suzanne Kattau | August 20th

DataGravity Inc. yesterday announced the DataGravity Discovery Series, which the startup claims is the industry’s first “data-aware storage platform” that tracks data access and analyzes data as it is stored....»

Enlighted gets $20M to intelligently light your office

Mellisa Tolentino | August 20th

This week’s Smart City roundup features fresh funding for a smart lighting system used in offices, a city that's looking become carbon neutral by 2025, and one company’s vision for the future of streetlights.

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Software-defined surprises expected at VMworld 2014 | #CubeConversations

Maria Deutscher | August 20th

Virtualization stalwart VMware Inc. has a lot in store for its annual customer event in San Francisco next week. The company is keeping a tight lid on the details, but Wikibon co-founder Dave Vellante and senior analyst Stu...»

Google’s cloud adds Mesos clusters + Docker containers

Mike Wheatley | August 20th

Mesosphere, Inc. has announced that its Mesos clusters are now available on the Google Compute Engine, allowing Google Inc.'s cloud users to abstract basic devops, which simplifies the data center to look more like a single...»

“Friendly” activist investor Blue Harbour bites into Rackspace

Mike Wheatley | August 20th

An apparently “friendly" activist investor has increased its stake in OpenStack leader Rackspace Inc., ahead of a possible sale. The Wall Street Journal reports that Blue Harbour Group LP., has slowly but...»

Dell brings global monitoring to VMware’s software-defined data center theme party

Maria Deutscher | August 19th

VMware Inc.'s annual customer conference next week is expected to see the virtualization stalwart extend its tentacles deeper into the storage layer and the network, a theme that the ecosystem has been predictability quick to pick up on....»

SAS moves analytics suite to AWS to stay relevant in the Big Data era

Bert Latamore | August 19th

In its latest effort to remain relevant in the age of Big Data, the SAS Institute of Cary, N.C., has moved several of its advanced analytics packages to Amazon Web Services (AWS), writes Wikibon Principal...»

DevOps Weekly Round-Up: HP Vertica and IoT take centerstage

Saroj Kar | August 19th

This week in DevOps hightlights how Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Vertica and development tools for Internet of Things (IoT) work for in real life situations, and what is it good for business. While the HP Vertica Big Data event delivers the future...»

EnterpriseDB seeks to bridge structured and unstructured data with free PostgreSQL AWS dev kit

Kyt Dotson | August 19th

EnterpriseDB Corporation has announced the release of a new suite of developer tools for Amazon Web Services that will enable the next generation of Web 2.0 applications built atop the NoSQL capabilities with the open-source database PostgreSQL. This new...»