Twitter’s Open Source Storm Finally Hits

Klint Finley | September 20th

As promised,Twitter open sourced its big data streaming solution Storm (part of its acquisition of BackType) at the Strange Loop conference in St. Louis this week. BackType has been promising Storm for some time...»

Cisco Adds Windows 8 Support, Strengthens Restructuring Plan

Maria Deutscher | September 20th

Cisco and Microsoft formed a partnership meant to attach Windows Server 8 Hyper-V users to the former’s virtual switching technology.  Previously, customers had to use a Microsoft virtual switch to connect to Cisco’s hardware,...»

Food Search Engine GrubHub Raises $50M, Buys Dotmenu

Saroj Kar | September 20th

Chicago-based startup GrubHub, the web and mobile search engine service that offers online ordering for delivery and pick up, has raised another $50 million in a Series E funding round. The company, which ...»

An IBM Version of Cloud-Based E-Commerce

Alex Williams | September 20th

Simplifying the complex tangle of interconnected systems is a refrain we hear often when enterprise IT is the topic at vendor events such as this week's IBM Smarter Commerce event. The issue is one about the...»

SAP Acquires Crossgate, Ends Court Battle with Oracle?

Maria Deutscher | September 20th

SAP had a few interesting developments today.  First of all, it acquired Crossgate for an undisclosed amount, a company that offers hosted business-to-business integration services.  This means Crossgate customers can integrate their networks with partners...»

DataDirect Networks Brings Fusion Tech to Big Data Storage

Maria Deutscher | September 20th

Big data storage company DataDirect Networks announced Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) 10K-X today, a new storage appliance.  It aims to deliver higher RoI by reducing costs of ownership, while also sticking with its existing...»

EMC Goes Green with New Datacenter

Maria Deutscher | September 20th

Storage giant EMC opened a brand new datacenter recently in Durham, North Carolina. The facility is the latest of six so-called Centers of Excellence, or COE, that are spread throughout Russia, India, China, Egypt, Israel...»

Windows Phone Says “Move Over Android!”

Mellisa Tolentino | September 20th

According to Connected Intelligence, a service from The NPD Group that analyzes the confluence of connected devices, access, and content, Android is the preferred operating system among current smartphone owners and those who intend...»

Facebook Games Helped Create 182K New Jobs

Maria Deutscher | September 20th

Facebook provides a social platform for a sizable chunk of the Earth’s total population, and the company has a naturally big impact on the economy. A fresh report released today by the University of Maryland Business School reveals...»

Smarter Commerce and the Internet of Things – A Complex Combo

Alex Williams | September 20th

The message here at the IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit is all about the customer. It is about connecting them, making them happy and all. But to make them happy requires a different approach than...»