Guest Post The CEO needs to get up to speed and consult a single dashboard for all of his or her needs….
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Telefonica, the European telephone giant that is the fifth largest carrier in the world, said it will shut down its VoIP unit, Jajah, on January 31, 2014 – another sign of serious trouble in the VoIP industry.
At our DataBeat event this week, we’ll be featuring the most interesting companies we can find that leverage data science in fresh ways.
A little more than two weeks ago, we reported on the rumors that Snapchat, the private photo sharing service that lets you send pictures to people that disappear after a few seconds, rejected a $3 billion purchase offer from Facebook.
Affectiva, a technology start-up company based in Waltham, Mass., will start offering a face-reading software to mobile developers starting in mid-January.
The HealthCare.gov website works “smoothly” for the vast majority of users,” the Obama Administration declared on Sunday morning, its self-imposed deadline to fix significant problems that rendered the site almost unusable two months ago.
We have many of the leading lights of data science attending our DataBeat event next week. If you’re looking to use Big Data to get ahead in your business, you need to be there.
Virgin Connect’s Trivon AG announced today that it has acquired MegaMax, a broadband and telecom operator in Russia
Jawbone’s significant share of a growing market gives it quite a lot of data to mine. According to vice president of data Monica Rogati, the company collects the equivalent of 60 years of sleep data every night.
VentureBeat will be hosting DataBeat, Dec. 4-5 in Redwood City, Calif., together with the Data Science Summit, giving attendees an unparalleled cross-seciton of ideas and experts from data science, analytics, and the business of big data.
VentureBeat hosts some of the hottest events in Silicon Valley. You name it, we’re hitting the big trends — data, cloud, games, and mobile. Billion dollar deals can get done at these conferences.
Companies that make investments in big data see significant positive returns, but it takes them a while to figure it out. Moreover, many companies are getting tripped up by hype about needing to use Hadoop when they should really be using simpler technology.
Editor’s Pick MongoDB has now raised more money for its Nosql technology than the two leading vendors of Hadoop combined. Here’s how:
HelloFresh, a Berlin, Germany-based company that aims to make tasty, healthy meals at home as effortless as possible, has nabbed another $7.5 million to boost its market share in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Dataguise, a company that seeks to secure the corporate data used by big data-crunching technologies such as Hadoop, has raised $13 million in a second round of funding.
Twitter indicated two weeks ago that it had filed for an IPO, but now it plans to make its filing public….
Guest Post Can the principles of crowdfunding work within the walls of an established corporation such as IBM?
AngelList, a site that helps angel investors invest in technology startups by providing screening information about the companies, last week announced AngelList Syndicates.
Samsung, the world’s largest smart phone manufacturer, has invested $4 million into PowerbyProxi, a company that lets you power up your mobile device simply by placing it on a power pad.
A New Zealand company funded by the U.S. intelligence community’s venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, has built a smartphone technology called Spike that lets anyone take precise measurements of — and make 3D models of — anything in the outside world.
Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been creating social graphs of some Americans, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews by the New York Times.
Guest Post This is a guest post by Jeremy Ozen, Co-Founder, Vistar Media
Guest Post This is a guest post by CEO and co-founder of Optimizely, Dan Siroker.
VMware rocked the enterprise world over the past decade. It gained a convincing lock on large businesses by serving them virtualization technology.
It may sound like a wonkish debate, but it’s a serious one.
Editor's Pick San Francisco company Cloudscaling today unveiled a roadmap that says is best designed to co-opt Amazon’s lead in the cloud: by mimicking the Amazon AWS APIs more closely than ever.
Disney’s hybrid cloud solution includes a fully-functional CloudStack private cloud, tightly integrated with a highly capable object storage from Swift, as offered by a company called SwiftStack.
Backend as a Service (BaaS) is a hot trend, because it’s simplifying the lives of thousands of developers who don’t want to deal with complicated server, database, and messaging technology.
Editor's Pick VMware has announced a barrage of new products all designed to help retain its leadership in enterprise infrastructure.
If you’re a chief information officer (CIO), you’re probably tired of hearing how cloud technology is eating your lunch.
VMware said today it has appointed Tony Scott, former Microsoft chief information officer, as its CIO.
Editor's Pick A host of companies have been scrambling for a leadership position in one of the hottest areas of the economy: providing the technology needed by businesses to embrace the cloud.
Here are the first of the promised updates to VentureBeat’s Mobile Advertising Index.
New Relic, the fast-growing software analytics company that tracks how applications are performing, said it had growth of 130 percent in the most recent quarter compared to same quarter a year ago.
Tegile Systems, a Silicon Valley company that makes hybrid storage for virtualized server and desktop environments, said it has raised $35 million in a third round of funding.
Salesforce has exerted leadership in cloud for more than a decade, and shows no sign of slowing down. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Salesforce COO George Hu will be speaking at CloudBeat 2013.
Guest Post As video becomes the most popular way to share information, companies are vying to be the top platform.
MyFitnessPal, a company that offers a popular app to help people lose weight, has raised $18 million in a first round of funding.
We’re seeing some scary estimates about how much the NSA spying revelations could cost American technology businesses.
Feel like a slouch? Have no fear, because now you can play video games while jogging in place.