Web application monitoring service New Relic is adding a new site speed index to its product line-up, offering website and web application managers new insights into how they rank compared to similar sites … even competitors.
Big data often means big complexity. But CloudMine, the backend-as-a-service infrastructure for apps, just launched this weekend to take the pain out of data management for app developers.
Openet, a mobile network transaction software company, announced a fourth round of funding, for $21 million, Wednesday. Openet manages network engagement, insights, and control of a mobile network. AT&T, Verizon, and Vodafone use its software to keep tabs on their networks.
The data on a company that would take you two days to compile, at your fingertips in two minutes. That’s the promise of InfoArmy, a new startup from Jim Fowler.
Welcome to another edition of yellow journalism with Julia Angwin of The Wall Street Journal. The reporter who brought you the “What They Know” series has caught Google with its pants down. The WSJ found that Google managed to get temporary tracking cookies assigned to people using Safari on the iPhone and iPad, even though both Apple and Google told consumers that Safari, by default, blocked this kind of activity.
With the advent of OAuth, an open standard for authorization, you can easily sign up for new services and apps simply by relying on your Facebook and Google profiles. But that simplicity also makes it easy to give total strangers a window into our lives, as Wired’s Andy Baio explains in a recent post.
Dave Morin circa 2010
Wall Street likes data. Annual reports and quarterly reports move markets. If Wall Street could access daily data on the ins-and-outs of a company, it would. Hedge funds have been known to use analysis of satellite imagery of Wal-Mart parking lots to try to get a jump on the markets.
Guest Post Venture capital firm investment in peer-to-peer technology continues to build strength, according to a recent VentureTrends report by VentureDeal.
Newly appointed Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson made it clear in a conference call with analysts this morning that the company plans to use its data to regain dominance for its media and digital service businesses.
Now Android users will have an even better sense of just how much precious bandwidth their apps are using.
Travel search site Kayak.com processed a whopping 443 million searches in the first half of 2011. There is an information gold mine buried in those hotel and flight queries, as well as answers to some of our most pressing travel questions: Is it too late to get an affordable plane ticket for the holidays? Are you paying more than average for airfare? What days of the week are cheapest to fly?
Hoping to push more 4G smartphones this holiday season, Verizon Wireless will offer double the monthly amount of 4G data to its subscribers.
“Spec work” is a term of derision in the creative industries, applied to work that’s done for free to win a prize or a contract. But for some, the model has worked so well that Kaggle is applying the model to science.
Infographics startup Visual.ly has raised a new $2 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Guest Post Recently, I’ve had several conversations with the heads of marketing at large brands that surprised me. They have opt-in mobile lists of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of consumers who have raised their hands and said, “Yes, I love your brand and want to receive information from you on my mobile phone.”
In a bid to differentiate itself from AT&T and Verizon, Sprint may offer the iPhone 5 at launch with an unlimited data plan, Bloomberg reports.
Online car pricing platform TrueCar has raised $200 million in funding and is immediately acquiring CarPerks, the company announced today.
Google’s newest social network, Google+, features group chats for its mobile app (on Android and iOS) and in-browser video conferencing. They aren’t new ideas, but the execution for both is top-notch and they are useful for both businesses and typical consumers.
Cloud storage service Dropbox is raising a new $200-$300 million round of funding at a $5-$10 billion valuation, reports TechCrunch.
Beginning Thursday, Verizon will no longer offer new customers an unlimited data plan for smartphones, the company confirmed to FierceWireless.
Google has launched Google Takeout, a service that downloads all of a user’s saved information on Google’s servers.
Mu Sigma on Monday announced it has raised a $25 million third round from Sequoia Capital. Mu Sigma is a provider of data analytics services to more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft and Dell.
A class action lawsuit filed against AT&T is alleging that the company is routinely overcharging its 20 million iPhone and iPad users for data usage. The cost? According to the lawsuit, up to $10 to $15 a month in additional charges – but sometimes as high as 300%.
Datameer, a company that allows users to analyze massive amounts of data without technical know-how, today announced a second round of funding for $9.25 million. The money will be used to hire additional employees for its engineering, sales, and marketing teams.
Like many people I have an addiction to Google Maps on my phone, so a world where GPS capabilities can follow me indoors has me curious. Qubulus makes accurate indoor positioning possible with its Qubulus Positioning System (QPS).
Guest Post This discussion about enterprise mobility is one of the five themes we will be focusing on at theVentureBeat Mobile Summit, on April 25-26. We’ve carefully invited the top executives in mobile to discuss the biggest challenges of the day, which, if solved, can lead to much faster growth in the industry. And at our enterprise session, we’ll have top executives around the table from a number of companies, including Verizon, AT&T, Sybase, Qualcomm, Box.net, and more. (If you think you should be part of the discussion, you can apply for a ticket.)
LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman presented his vision today for “Web 3.0” at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin.