EMC Sees Record Earnings, Gives Funds to Charity

Maria Deutscher | October 24th

Storage solutions vendor EMC reported positive results for the third quarter of 2011.  The company showed 18 percent year-over-year revenue growth reaching $4.98 billion, 54 percent ($2.7 billion) of which came from U.S. sales. Its...»

IBM Moves a Step Closer to Competing in Hadoop Arena with Amazon Web Services

Alex Williams | October 24th

IBM has built a new version of its InfoSphere Big Insights for its smart cloud infrastructure that uses Hadoop as its base to analyze structured and unstructured data. It's significant in that it does put...»

Syncplicity Gets New CEO as Cloud Strategy Solidifies

Kristen Nicole | October 24th

Menlo Park, California-based cloud file management provider Syncplicity has reshuffled its management team as a part of an effort to consolidate its strategy in order to better compete in a particularly crowded market. The most notable...»

Video Interview: Couchbase’s J. Chris Anderson on How P2P Changes Business as Usual

Klint Finley | October 24th

J. Chris Anderson is chief architect of mobile technology at Couchbase, a company dedicated to developing and commercializing the open source projects Apache CouchDB and Membase. I interviewed Anderson at Contact, an unconference...»

Microsoft’s YouTube Channel Vulnerabilities Exploited as Clips Get Replaced

Saroj Kar | October 24th

On Sunday morning someone outside Microsoft seems to have taken possession of the company's YouTube channel, eliminating all of the videos already loaded (including those relating to the new promotional campaign) and replacing them with...»

Can RightNow Infuse Oracle with Some Real Cloud Culture?

Klint Finley | October 24th

Oracle announced today that it will acquire cloud-based customer service vendor RightNow for approximately $1.5 billion. After the acquisition RightNow's services will be offered as part of Oracle's Public Cloud. RightNow offers a wide range of...»

IBM Goes to the Cloud for Sentiment Analysis

Jeffrey Kelly | October 24th

IBM will make its Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights platform available via the cloud so enterprises can perform Big Data Analytics without needing to install and service Hadoop clusters on premise, according to the company. The news...»

Bitcoin is Not Dead (Again) Part II

Kyt Dotson | October 24th

For those who have been reading my coverage of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, you might have noticed that there isn’t actually a “Bitcoin is Not Dead Part I.” This is because in spite of people repeatedly calling out the...»

Yahoo’s Survival Could Hinge on Google, Microsoft Funds

Isha Suri | October 24th

Ever since the Yahoo become notorious for its service and financial issues, the longstanding web portal has yet again become the topic of acquisition talk.  The latest potential buyers include Google and Microsoft,who are apparently...»

Oracle Targets Salesforce with Latest Buy: RightNow for $1.5 Billion

Maria Deutscher | October 24th

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire RightNow, a customer service software maker that’s used  by over 2,000 clients, according to the company. Its flagship offering is called RightNow CX, a cloud-based product designed...»