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The new moats: Why systems of intelligence are the next defensible business model

This guest post by Jerry Chen, a partner at the venture capital firm Greylock Partners, originally appeared on Greylock’s blog, reproduced here by permission. Chen has frequently appeared on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media Inc.’s mobile video studio. To build a sustainable and profitable business, you need strong defensive moats around your company. This rings especially true […]

Analytics helps Indiana community college put a dent in the dropout problem

This is a sponsored post commissioned by Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company. Sponsor Posts are paid posts that appear on all pages of, supporting editorial efforts. For pricing and inquiries, email Fewer than two out of every three Americans who enter a four-year college program graduate within six years. Thirty percent don’t even […]

The many costs of cloud computing lock-in

Gary Bloom is chief executive of the enterprise database company MarkLogic Corp. He wrote this article for SiliconANGLE. In a situation nearly every company will face, one of the Internet’s brightest stars has highlighted the value of not getting locked into a single cloud computing provider. Snap Inc., creator of the messaging app Snapchat, recently revealed […]

The lesson of the Amazon Web Services outage: The cloud must be decentralized

Yaron Haviv is co-founder and chief technology officer of iguazio, maker of an Enterprise Data Cloud that consolidates data into a repository, available as software to run on a company’s own servers or integrated in a hardware appliance. This is a version of a blog post adapted for SiliconANGLE. Earlier this week, a significant portion […]

FCC chair Ajit Pai insists agency will be politically independent

New FCC Chair Ajit Pai on Tuesday insisted on his agency would remain independent in the face of political pressure from President Donald Trump, saying that if he bowed to pressure from his boss, he would “just become another political player.” The comments from Pai (pictured) came in response to a pointed question from CNBC […]

Autonomous cars won’t get into gear without better networks

Mobile World Congress, running this week in Barcelona, is best-known as the launchpad for the hottest new smartphones. But especially this year, some of the most interesting connected devices are a little bigger: cars and trucks, especially those that drive themselves. But a raft of challenges may prevent many autonomous cars will drive off the […]

Racial bias in the sharing economy: How Uber and Lyft fail black passengers

Racial discrimination in the taxicab industry has long been a problem. Some drivers simply don’t go into predominantly African-American neighborhoods. Others won’t pick up passengers who are African-American. The dawn of the sharing economy and the launch of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft was supposed to represent a fairer, more equitable alternative. Unfortunately, according […]

Making the ships run on time with predictive analytics

This is a sponsored post commissioned by Pentaho Corp. Sponsor Posts are paid posts that appear on all pages of, supporting editorial efforts. For pricing and inquiries, email Tugboats, barges, ferries and other water-bound workhorses are the bread and butter of the shipping industry. Often running nearly round-the-clock, they are thinly staffed and […]

Are you ready for new data recovery regulations?

This is a sponsored post commissioned by Oracle Corp. Sponsor Posts are paid posts and appear on all pages of, supporting editorial efforts. For pricing and inquiries, email For years financial services companies have focused on simply backing up their business-critical data, always assuming that as long as it appeared that a backup […]

Here’s a prime example of how day care can help retain women in tech

By Alicia Mies and Peter Maroulis Lucy Leon, glasses perched on her head, shuffles papers with the biographical information of roughly 40 children of the most powerful women in the tech industry. Leon’s workspace is the ballroom of a major hotel near the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the largest gathering of female […]