Big Data Veteran from Vertica Joins Cloudant as CEO

Klint Finley | December 19th

Former HP Vertica VP of Communications, Media and Entertainment Derek Schoettle has joined Cloudant as CEO the company announced today. Schoettle is replacing co-founder and CEO Alan Hoffman, who will now be the company's head of product....»

Mideast Media Takeover: Saudi Prince Wagers $300M on Twitter

Kristina Farrah | December 19th

Prince Alaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia and his company, Kingdom Holding Co., said Monday that they will invest a joint amount of $300 million into Twitter.  The investment will be used to


Licensing the Longtail: British Telecom Wants a Cut of Android’s Ecosystem

Isha Suri | December 19th

It seems that patent infringement litigation has become a common thing for Google. After Apple, Oracle, Microsoft, and eBay, British Telecom (BT) is the next to file a case against Google. BT is the...»

Teaching Old Robots New Tricks with Brainlink

Phoebe Mandap | December 19th

Let's face it.  Humans are never get content.  But let's look at the bright side--we're always striving for something better.  When televisions were invented, man never stopped reinventing and developing.  As a result, we are...»

YouSendIt and Other Top iPad, Android Tablet Business Apps

Maria Deutscher | December 18th

YouSendIt launched its iPad and Android app this week, making its cloud-based sharing and collaboration features available to tablet, along with other platforms. it's a big step for YouSendIt as it expands its services...»

This Week in Cloud: PaaS, Virtualization Leading Trends

Maria Deutscher | December 17th

This week platform services were a major highlight, thanks to a few interesting developments surfaced from a number of the more high-ranking cloud vendors. For starters, Microsoft upgraded Azure with the addition of Node.js support, and...»

Xeround Changes Agenda after $9M in Funding

Maria Deutscher | December 16th

Xeround is realizing its shift of focus from database management to offering public cloud database services now that it has raised $9 million in its third round of funding. Existing investors Ignition Partners and Trilogy...»

No More Netbooks for Dell: Another Device Down

Saroj Kar | December 16th

The world's third largest PC manufacturer is pulling back on the manufacturing of netbooks.  Dell said it would stop selling the Inspiron Mini netbook lineup just two weeks after dropping the Dell Streak tablet line...»

Global Gaming Fueled by Cloud Distribution Grows 450% in 3 Years

Kyt Dotson | December 16th

The cloud-based global game-delivery company Pando Networks recently distributed a press-release containing a telling infographic about the growth of global gaming as seen through the eyes of their network. Some countries have seen faster growth into using...»

IBM Builds Out Cloud Analytics with Latest Buy

Maria Deutscher | December 16th

IBM is expanding its Smart Cloud commerce initiative – and its analytics portfolio as a whole by doing a lot of M&E. Yesterday the company announced that it has acquired Emptoris for an undisclosed...»