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MongoDB CEO Schireson hands over the reins to outsider entrepreneur Ittycheria

Max Schireson, who spearheaded the rapid growth of MongoDB Inc. over the past 18 months, is ending his successful streak at the helm of the database startup and handing over reins to Dev Ittycheria, an outsider who Schireson said brings all the right credentials to the table. MongoDB’s incoming president and chief executive is joining after a stint as managing director at OpenView Venture Partners, a Boston-based investment firm that focuses on mid-stage enterprise software companies. Prior to that, he worked for the better known Greylock Partners, where he also focused on firms catering to large corporate customers. Before breaking into... more »
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IBM unveils patent for cloud data location management system

CIOs considering moving core applications to the cloud are often concerned about losing control of their data. Today IBM is announcing a new technology that can allow them to control exactly where their data is stored by an IaaS or SaaS provider. The technology – “geographic governance of data over clouds”: U.S. patent number 8,676,593 -- allows users to choose or change the physical location where cloud data resides, allowing them to ensure compliance with regulations and corporate policies. A smart routing device for cloud data, it allows users to tag their data and use an intelligent cloud management system to... more »
Druva nets another $25M for cloud storage and data governance platform

Druva nets another $25M for cloud storage and data governance platform

Druva, Inc., a startup that promises to provide large organizations with the benefits of public cloud storage without the compromises of consumer-oriented file lockers,  has received another $25 million in financing from its big-name investors to hammer home the message of painless, off-premise data management. The round, which is its fourth, was led by Silicon Valley stalwart Sequoia Capital and includes Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital. Established in 2008 by three former employees of enterprise backup specalist Veritas Software Corp., now a part of Symantec Corp, Druva offers a cloud-based service called inSync for protecting corporate data across laptops, smartphones... more »
Smart World Weekly: Connected ski goggles, a bracelet that zaps and more

Smart World Weekly: Connected ski goggles, a bracelet that zaps and more

This week’s Smart World Series features smart skiing goggles, a classical conditioning method being applied to wearable tech, a report on the projected growth of the smart city market, and a new segment in SiliconANGLE’s Smart World Series for developers looking to automate the app-building process for the Internet of Things (IoT). For those who missed this week’s Smart World Series, here’s a chance to catch up on the exciting developments in the connected world.  Each week, SiliconANGLE rounds up the top news trends regarding smart homes and cars, smart data centers and IT, smart infrastructure and all things related to... more »
Sprint taps Brightstar founder to take the helm as T-Mobile merger falls through

Sprint taps Brightstar founder to take the helm as T-Mobile merger falls through

They may garner plenty of headlines, but BlackBerry Ltd. and Hewlett-Packard Co. aren’t the only tech titans trying to recover some of their former glory. Sprint Corp. is also  moving aggressively to reverse its declining revenues, and as we’ve recently learned, it will be going at it entirely alone - under new leadership, at that. The struggling carrier has officially shelved plans to merge with smaller rival T-Mobile US Inc. this week, ending months of drawn-out negotiations that raised concerns among both analysts and regulators. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice have been especially vocal in their opposition... more »
Are Microsoft’s layoffs signs of trouble for channel partners?

Are Microsoft’s layoffs signs of trouble for channel partners?

When Microsoft announced plans to lay off approximately 18,000 employees last month, it sent a chill through  its vast network of nearly 400,000 channel partners. While many of  the employees who will lose their jobs are from Microsoft’s newly acquired Nokia division, some partners see the cuts as a sign that Microsoft's new business priorities are nudging them out of the picture. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stressed that Microsoft is moving toward a “mobile-first, cloud-first” vision, one that is dramatically different from the “Windows-first” philosophy that Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer championed in the past. That shift, coupled with the layoffs, has some... more »
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Adatao bids to make Big Data easy for everyone

Big Data startup Adatao Inc., is bidding to make business intelligence not just easier, but also more accessible. It's doing so by attempting to bridge the gap between data scientists and non-techies, in a way that can help the latter to make sense of the massive flood of data their organzations are soaking up. Adatao has just announced a $13 million funding round led by Andreessen-Horowitz. Its pitch sounds quite familiar though, as it stresses the point that many business intelligence systems are just too expensive, take too long to set up, and are too difficult to use. But Adatao is trying... more »
Will the Ecuadorean 'Bitcoin' be the nation's salvation?

Will the Ecuadorean 'Bitcoin' be the nation's salvation?

Ecuador’s economy has been in deep trouble since President Rafael Correa decided to increase spending on public works projects and social programs designed to reduce poverty. Though the intentions were good, the policy has resulted in depleting dollars for public spending and the amassing of a huge amount of debt. To prevent an economic collapse, the National Assembly of Ecuador, the legislative branch of the government, recently approved amendments to the country’s existing monetary and financial laws, which include the creation of a state-backed digital currency which will then be used to pay off its debts while working alongside the US... more »
IBM builds a "brain-like" chip that can sense its surroundings

IBM builds a "brain-like" chip that can sense its surroundings

After more than a decade of research, IBM Corp., has developed a radical new chip design that functions just like the human brain. Known as TrueNorth, IBM's new chip features a “neuromorphic” design that has the potential to become one of greatest tech inventions since computer chips themselves. TrueNorth has the ability to sense and understand its environment. IBM says it could one day be used in a special kind of thermometer that can detect what kind of illness you have. Or it could be built into glasses for the blind that can see what's in front of them and talk... more »
Google Hangouts will get a lot smarter with the aquisition of Emu

Google Hangouts will get a lot smarter with the aquisition of Emu

Google just enhanced its AI stable with the acquisition of Emu, a texting app with a built in artificial intelligence assistant. The assistant allows users to schedule lunches, share location, and set reminders without needing to go through the usual rigmarole of triggering all the apps involved. Emu uses machine learning and natural language processing to learn the habits of the user and automagically adds relevant information. Emu even has a feature that will auto-respond to messages if the device owner is driving. When a message calls for a schedule, Emu brings a calendar directly into the conversation. When a location or... more »

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