Editor’s Pick Eloqua’s surprise sale to Oracle comes just four months after its initial public offering and follows a strong third quarter. So, why now?
While most tools of the digital communication age continue to evolve, for some reason email has been curiously (and tragically) stuck in the past.
Oracle’s quest to offer cloud services for just about everything continues.
Need to get up and running in the cloud? Cloud Sherpas, the brokerage services company that helps its customers take advantage of the cloud, has raised $40 million in fresh funding.
Dropbox has agreed to acquire photo-focused startup Snapjoy, a move that could help Dropbox own the photo organization and backup space.
Guest Post The market will evolve beyond an open source, services-driven revenue model when companies begin developing highly disruptive technologies that solve the hardest problems of big data.
AMD will double down on mobile graphics in the coming months, starting with new chips available Jan. 7.
Cisco Systems announced on its blog today that it will acquire Denver-based BroadHop for an undisclosed sum. The technology will be used to shape mobile data traffic and will be folded into Cisco’s service provider networking group.
Sponsored Post Surely, “big data” is driving impact and efficiencies in organizations. Yet many of us have seen the fear in people’s eyes and in their words when they cannot see or relate to that impact.
Plex Systems, the cloud-based planning and management tool for manufacturers, has received significant strategic investment from Silicon Valley firm, Accel Partners.
Editor’s Pick Jeff Hawkins reveals his latest invention, a “big data” product called Grok, which stems from years of neuroscience research.
Cloud storage startup Bitcasa has released new mobile apps for Android and Windows 8 platforms, with iOS and Mac apps coming in January, the company announced Tuesday morning.
Exablox, a stealthy startup that specializes in storing businesses’ noisy and scattered data has raised $22 million in funding. “Nearly every company has a multi-terabyte storage problem,” said Doug Brockett, the company’s CEO in an interview.
Mc10 has raised a funding round to develop its line of wearable electronics that are light and flexible enough to conform to the human body.
Guest Post Using the cloud as a “cheap and deep” repository to host data is now well established, but we’re only beginning to scratch the surface.
Sponsored Post For most cloud providers, the biggest PR problem is security. Egnyte CEO Vineet Jain has invested years into understanding — and alleviating — commons concerns about the cloud. In a video interview, Jain recommends customers investigate the physical perimeters of the data center.
Guest Post ProfitBricks, a global cloud infrastructure provider, has big ambitions despite not yet having widespread name recognition. The Boston-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company this week announced the launch of a foundation program for the startup community.
Intuit is turning vast volumes of data about small business finances into tools to help its customers save time and money.
Taking a step toward helping customers control cloud costs, Amazon has added detailing billing reports that show usage by the hour.
Sponsored Post When is the right time for a cloud computing or “big data” startup to bring on a full enterprise sales team?
Sponsored Post One of the promises of the cloud is greater business agility. While that promise is largely true today, we shouldn’t take it for granted.
Salesforce-owned customer support app Desk.com has added a new “achievements” feature to motivate service representatives to earn badges as they help more people.
Koozoo raises $2.5 million for its crowd-sourced video network of the world’s public places.
Video content aggregator Plizy raises $4 million in its first round of funding.
Guest Post It may surprise you that baby boomers — aged 46 to 64 — represent possibly the largest generation driving rapid growth in data demand.
Tylr Mobile, a startup in stealth mode that is building a better way for business users to work on a smartphone or tablet device, has been selected by two accelerators, and has received investment from private individuals at companies like SAP, Salesforce.com and Oracle.
Editor’s Pick Today Grokr is releasing a Google Now for iOS. Except … not exactly. Actually, it’s much better than Google Now, and it is likely to stay that way for a long time.
Sponsored Post Have you tried Windows 8 yet? Have you tried finding Windows Explorer? How about Apple Keynote?
Silicon Valley-based CloudVelocity has emerged from stealth mode with $5 million in investment, and a technology that aims to remove the barriers of adoption to public clouds.
Guest Post Enterprises are looking favorably at the public cloud. It’s no wonder with Amazon’s immense success in helping savvy web companies build their infrastructure natively on the cloud, as well as the relative ease made by highly visible enterprise developers who have on-boarded and scaled their public cloud footprint when frustrated with slow on premise provisioning.
Storied investor Greg Sands has struck out on his own and successfully raised a first fund for his Silicon Valley-based venture firm Costanoa Venture Capital.
Guest Post About a year ago, I authored a post predicting ten hot trends in cloud data for 2012. Here’s how my predictions fared.
I guess it’s only appropriate that a company started by a Navy Seal and a marine is now run by an astronaut.
Intel announced today that it is shipping its first low-power Atom microprocessor designed specifically for a new breed of servers dubbed ”microservers.”
Due to conflict over its App Store policy, Apple has stopped letting Microsoft issue new updates to its SkyDrive iOS app.
Google reveals that bugs with its sync software were behind the Chrome crashes that hit users yesterday.
Farmigo sets up an online farmers market with its database of farms, software platform, local food evangelists, and $8 million.
Intel is chasing AMD in the microserver chip market. AMD says Intel is late, but Intel says the party is just starting.
Launching today, Cerego is a memory management company that spun out of a privately-funded think tank.