Intelligence Community Puts Up Money for an Easier to Use Hadoop

Klint Finley | September 8th

Platfora, a startup dedicated to making Apache Hadoop easier to use, came out of stealth today and announced $5.68 million in series A funding. The company was founded by Ben Werther, who was head of product...»

Start Of The .XXX “Sunrise” Period

Mellisa Tolentino | September 8th

Last month we did an article about the .xxx domain, and how it is both beneficial and easier to identify porn sites, but also poses a threat for the non-porn industry.  The ICM Registry...»

HP Opens Public Cloud Offering to Beta Testers

Maria Pila | September 8th

Hewlett-Packard Co. is taking a step closer toward its promise of offering a public cloud service by providing early access to select testers. HP announced on Wednesday that it has launched its HP Cloud...»

Google Helps HTC Battle Apple, US Patent System Up For Reform

Mellisa Tolentino | September 8th

The Android platform has taken a hit from every possible contender, including Apple, Oracle, Microsoft, RIM and even the FTC.  And Google isn’t the only one affected by this, as partners using the...»

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...» Spends $2.6 Million on Domain Name

Klint Finley | September 7th was likely the mystery winner of the 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...»