“Anonymous” tracking now includes knowing your name, email address and everything about you — just not your full browsing history

Bizarrely, a tracking company Dataium still argues that a shoppers’ Web browsing is anonymous, even though it can be tied to their names. Dataium apparently adheres to the strict definition of anonymous: It does not give dealers click-by-click details of people’s Web surfing history. Read on for more on the intriguing investigation by the WSJ into anonymous (or not so anonymous) tracking….

How France’s SFR used a ‘chocolate factory’ to launch a European cloud

France’s second largest carrier, SFR, came to VentureBeat’s CloudBeat last year, and went away with a clear strategy on how to launch an Amazon.com competitor in France. SFR’s Benjamin Revcolevschi explains here how his team arrived back in France, and executed the strategy through an extraordinary change in corporate culture, i.e., by building a “Chocolate Factory” within a $12 billion revenue behemoth….

One cloud to rule them all? Not likely

The cloud computing market continues to explode. But for the next few years, expect to see a hybrid of public and private cloud.

Why Facebook may fall to $15: Consider the restricted stock

A lot of investors are hoping for a recovery in Facebook’s stock. But before you dive back into the stock, consider that it might be poised to fall lower, possibly to $15. Here’s an analysis of why. One interesting thing to consider is the impact of the restricted stock the company is issuing to its employees. …

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How to make Europe work for your startup, from day one

For too many American technology start-ups, Europe is a dirty word. But here are several reasons why you should make Europe a central part of your regional strategy from the get-go, and practical tips on how to do so.