How automation at scale can put HP ahead in Big Data services | #HPBigData2014

Cheryl Knight | August 20th

Being able to handle massive amounts of Big Data can help a company keep a step ahead of its competition, and Hewlett-Packard, Co. is hoping to provide the platform to help companies gain the lead. Real-time data in...»

Bitcoin Weekly 2014 August 20: BTC-e market price ‘flash crash’, blockchain API news from Coinbase,, and Chain

Kyt Dotson | August 20th

This week, Monday saw the bitcoin market value experience an odd dip known as a “flash crash” when market price fell almost 12 percent. Coinbase has acquired the talent behind blockchain explorer; and, entirely separately, just launched...»

Canadian startup nets $1.1M for its bid to build analytics for the rest of us

Maria Deutscher | August 20th

Enterprises have largely caught on to the potential of  Big Data analytics,  but the complexity of digesting and interpreting data has left many small companies out of the loop. Toronto-based startup Vantage Analytics, Inc.  just ...»

Opinion: When not to use Big Data

Paul Gillin | August 20th

The news that Facebook tried to manipulate users’ emotions by fiddling with the content of their news feeds and that dating website OKCupid intentionally matched incompatible people to see...»

Analysts praise latest Cisco job cuts as needed stage in smart migration strategy

Maria Deutscher | August 20th

Cisco Systems Inc. is moving to eliminate another 6,000 jobs in what is at least the fourth major round of cuts since 2009 as part of an effort by CEO John Chambers to...»

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


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.

Enlighted raises


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...»