Virtualization Grows with Virtustream Funding: Product Launches and New Investments

Robert Manto | July 8th

Coming off a partnership with VMware, virtualization startup Virtustream recently announced an additional investment of $10 million of Series B round financing to enhance its virtualization offerings. The company’s Series B funding comes...»

Data Warehouse Vendors Differ in Hadoop Integration

Jeffrey Kelly | July 8th

Big Data is the future, a fact both EMC Greenplum and HP Vertica recognize. But the two data warehouse vendors are taking very different approaches to Hadoop, the open source Big Data processing framework. With the...»

This Week in the Cloud: Big Data, Consumer Computing and Privacy

Maria Deutscher | July 8th

As always, this past week has been packed with significant developments from several companies looking to monetize all the demand surrounding the cloud. Amazon Web Services is currently one of the largest players in this...»

Who’s Calling Please? Pricy Automated Systems Scare Customers Off

Jeffrey Kelly | July 8th

My family and I recently moved, meaning I had to transfer my utilities and cable/internet to the new house. As it turns out, my utility company has great online self-service capabilities. It took me only about...»

Business Has No Business on Google+

Mellisa Tolentino | July 8th

News broke earlier about the removal of non-user profiles (i.e. businesses, universities, NGO, teams, brands, organizations, etc.) in Google+ until a specialized service has been officially released.

The company has asked businesses to hold off
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Business Intelligence in the Cloud? A Not So Simple Service

Alex Williams | July 8th

There's a flaw in the cloud-based business intelligence model. Too many vendors are offering the icing but not the cake. That's the argument made by Wayne Eckerson in a blog post: Expectations Vs Reality: Understanding the...»

Capgemini CEO: Soon to Be a Top 10 North American Services Provider

Alex Williams | July 7th

In a recent interview with Journal Du Net, Capgemini CEO Paul Hermelin said he expects the French company will soon join the top 10 of North American service providers. Hermelin said Capgemini is now...»

The Infamous Josh Harris Attempts Yet Another Entrepreneurial Comeback

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | July 7th

Some time back, I reviewed Ondi Timoner’s epic documentary of the rise and fall of Josh Harris entitled We Live in Public. In much the same way that Pirates of Silicon Valley or Hackers should be required...»

Kik a Dev Into Gear. Real-Time SDK in 10 Minutes

Ross LaRocco | July 7th

Kik Messenger strikes again, with more real-time goodness.  I love that phrase so much.  Everything should feel real-time, and now the doors are open to make it so.  What does this mean?

"Kik Messenger's
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Google’s Laptops Are Big Sellers

Anton Wahlman | July 7th

Hey Microsoft, if you're in the car check the rearview mirror and move into the right lane. It looks like there is a laptop freight train called Google that's about to pass you in sales. I just checked...»