Facebook Valuation Soars as IPO Nears, Board Grows

Saroj Kar | September 7th

It looks like Facebook really wants to stay on top, as would any industry leader.  According to a Reuters report, Facebook’s revenue is doubled to $1.6 billion in first half of the year. The net...»

Salesforce.com Spends $2.6 Million on Social.com Domain Name

Klint Finley | September 7th

Salesforce.com was likely the mystery winner of the social.com domain name auction, which went for $2.6 million, putting its spending for domain names in the past year over $4 million. According to Fusible, the domain name is...»

Who’s Calling? Big Data, Social Graph Fill in the Gaps at YouMail

Cherr Aira | September 7th

It amazes me all the time how big data and the broadening social graph are being utilized to reform business models and discover new products and services.  Couple these two trends with mobility and proprietary...»

Microsoft Extends Bing-Twitter Relationship, Loses Search Exec

Mellisa Tolentino | September 7th

Even as Yahoo sacked Carol Bartz in its latest CEO shuffle, Microsoft loses another top executive, too.  Powerset, the natural language search company, was acquired by Microsoft for $100 million three years ago to strengthen...»

Time for Employee Rewards Change-up! Gamify Technology

Cherr Aira | September 7th

It’s quite surprising to know that despite increasing levels of unemployment, finding skilled people for the role and retaining asset employees are as difficult as ever.  There are a few reasons for this: stiff competition...»

HDS-BlueArc Deal was Long Overdue, Analysts Say

Saroj Kar | September 7th

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced the acquisition of BlueArc Corporation today, taking in a company that develops and sells clustered NAS systems for storing and managing digital content and unstructured (file-based) data.  HDS completed...»

HP Unveils New Desktops Amidst PC Spinoff

Mellisa Tolentino | September 7th

Hewlett-Packard shocked the industry when they announced their plan to spin-off their PC business as PC sales continued on a downhill path, but when their HP TouchPad flew off the shelves due to their...»

IBM Eyes Government-Fueled Market Opportunities

Jeffrey Kelly | September 7th

IBM made two analytics-related acquisitions last week. Both Algorithmics and i2 help IBM further fill-out its business analytics stack, but they also will help IBM exploit two markets whose growth was and continues to be...»

Big Data and Data Warehousing Fuels IT War

Val Galin | September 7th

When Hewlett-Packard announced its $10.3 billion acquisition of software company Autonomy last month, it was already obvious where HP is heading.  The Palo Alto, California-based company is dipping its toes in “big data”...»