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Microsoft plans to launch Power BI mobile apps, starting with iOS

Microsoft plans to bring its business intelligence tool Power BI to mobile platforms, starting with a native iOS app. The company sent out an email to prospective testers this week asking them if they have an iPhone or an iPad and if they want to “start exploring Power BI dashboards and reports on [their] mobile devices.”

The Dreamforce '14 exhibition floor in San Francisco on Oct. 13.

Salesforce’s Wave has hit the analytics market. Now the real fun starts

At Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco on Monday, Marc Benioff unveiled his company’s much anticipated Wave Analytics Cloud product. Marketed as “analytics for everyone” with a focus on mobility and slick visualizations inspired by video games, Wave aims to bring more analytics to decision makers more quickly.

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Will Salesforce's Analytics Cloud shake up predictive?

If Dreamforce 2013 was all about marketing automation and capturing data across every touchpoint, it looks like the theme of Dreamforce 2014 will be all about turning data into insight and insight into action.

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L2 rakes in $16.5M to run market research companies out of business

Venture capitalist Paul Sagan sounds quite enthusiastic as he opens our phone call about his firm’s latest investment. Sagan’s firm, General Catalyst Partners, just announced its lead in a new investment of $16.5 million in business intelligence firm L2, and he will now be advising a friend of over 20 years.