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Take Social Collaboration To Next Level
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Social collaboration for teams is important, but here's how to scale up using "creation spaces" of forums, videos and other networked tools.
Couchbase Takes On Oracle, MongoDB And Cassandra
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Couchbase has added features to match MongoDB and Cassandra, but Oracle is the biggest target for this NoSQL database.
How To Hack Facebook In 60 Seconds
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Facebook rewards U.K. researcher with $20,000 for discovering a mobile device confirmation bug that could be used to take control of any Facebook account.
Oracle's Week Of Mega Deals Leaves Questions
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
As Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff heaps compliments on Larry Ellison, what's the future for Oracle cloud apps, Force.com?
DARPA Challenge: Build Virtual Robots
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Seven teams advance in robotics challenge, helping DARPA explore how virtual robots could improve disaster response.
Facebook Offers Gay Pride Emoticon
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
Facebook's new rainbow emoticon reflects support of Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality.
Why U.S. Must Invest In Internet-Connected Infrastructure
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
A hybrid infrastructure that combines physical foundations such as roads, buildings and the power grid with the Internet and sensor networks will pay off for the U.S.
Teradata Doubles Down On Hortonworks Hadoop
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Teradata adds three ways of deploying and supporting Hortonworks software, giving a big boost to "100% open source" big data platform.
NASA's IRIS Mission Delayed
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Power outage at Vandenberg Air Force Base prevented the 400-pound observatory from lifting off on Wednesday; plan is to launch Thursday.
U.S. Supercomputer To Model Renewable Energy Impact
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
New supercomputing facility will focus on how to integrate renewable energy sources into nation's energy grid.
Splunk Spawns Hunk Hadoop Tool
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Splunk brings its analytic know-how to the multi-structured data living in HDFS with Hunk, a new stand-alone system aimed at Hadoop users.
Progress Launches PaaS For Mobile, On-Premises Apps
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Progress Software uses Rollbase acquisition to announce Pacific platform-as-a-service for cloud and mobile apps.
Software AG Takes Messaging To Industrial Internet Scale
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Terracotta Universal Messaging addresses real-time, big data movement in e-commerce, retail point-of-sale, oil and gas, and financial services applications.
Microsoft Build: 3 Windows 8 Questions To Answer
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Microsoft has a chance to regain control of the Windows 8 narrative at Build conference. But can the company execute where it has stumbled before?
Navy Fires Head Of Naval Enterprise Networks
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Dismissal comes days before planned announcement for Next Generation Enterprise Network contract award.
Oracle And Salesforce.com Link Clouds
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Salesforce.com commits to Oracle Database, middleware and Exadata; Oracle integrates cloud HCM and financial apps with Salesforce.com in a nine-year deal.
Amazon Wins Best Cloud In CIA Bake-Off
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Despite a higher bid, Amazon gets CIA contract over IBM due to its deeper experience as a cloud services provider, says Amazon CTO Werner Vogel.
Joyent Launches Manta Service For Cloud Computing, Storage
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Joyent Manta Storage Service keeps big data close to the compute resources needed to analyze it.
Oracle Goes All In On Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Oracle middleware and database to be certified on Windows Server Hyper-V and Azure. Microsoft gains Oracle stack and Java on Azure.
Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
With Windows 8.1 just a few days away, rumors of an impending company shakeup have gained momentum.
Datameer Democratizes Advanced Big Data Analytics
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Datameer 3.0 promises drag-and-drop machine learning with clustering, column-dependency, decision tree and predictive recommendations on top of Hadoop.
Hadoop: From Experiment To Leading Big Data Platform
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
6th annual Hadoop Summit, held this week in Silicon Valley, will highlight Hadoop's evolution from backroom science project to mainstream big data manager.
EU Helps People With Disabilities Find Assistive Technology
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
ATIS4all portal compiles information about technology that helps people with disabilities and the elderly participate more fully in life.
Feds Target Patent Trolls, Product Counterfeiters
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
FTC unveils updated strategic plan to pursue patent chasers.
White House Eyes Spectrum Sharing With Private Sector
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Federal agencies may have to share wireless spectrum with private sector once standards are set.
6 Ways To Make Promoted Tweets Pay Off
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Twitter tells small and midsize businesses (SMBs) #LetsDoBusiness. Is it worth paying to play on the popular social site?
Oracle Makes Big Promises After Weak Earnings
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Oracle's fourth-quarter financial results showed little growth, but CEO Larry Ellison talks up cloud gains and plans to beat SAP Hana with an in-memory database upgrade.
6 Cloud, Big Data Startups To Watch
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Check out what the Structure 2013 LaunchPad winners can do with cloud, big data problems.
Social 'Ideation' Does Not Equal Innovation
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Soliciting ideas on a social platform can spark a conversation, but translating it into results requires more strategy.
VA Gets New Support To Tackle Paperless Claims
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Agency gets Senate approval for more funds to reduce huge claims backlog, launches Web app so veterans can file online.
Big Data Reboots Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Why did Software AG buy Apama and Tibco buy StreamBase? Perhaps the Internet of Things is giving complex event processing a second chance.
Yammer Co-Founder Discusses Life With MS SharePoint
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
At E2 conference, Yammer co-founder discusses priorities after MS acquisition, positioning relative to SharePoint, and how social and automation will co-exist.
Microsoft Dynamics Apps Hit Azure Cloud
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft makes good on promised cloud hosting of Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV ERP apps. Dynamics AX will be the real, multi-tenant test.
Samsung Denies Zuckerberg's Facebook Phone Request
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Facebook wants to be "the second Google," but Samsung doesn't want to help it get there.
Teambox Adds Free Video Chat
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Social collaboration platform steps into WebEx and GoTo Meeting's turf with affordable video chat option.
In-Q-Tel Bets On 3 Hot Technologies
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Intelligence community's investment arm taps artificial intelligence company to turn data into narratives, also invests in flash storage and solar energy products.
Britain: The New 'Silicon Island'?
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
The U.K.'s recently launched Information Economy Strategy could take off, but it will require a skilled workforce and a strong infrastructure.
Privacy Concerns: Big Data's Biggest Barrier?
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Businesses must be up front with consumers about what data they're using and why. Opting out should be easier, too.
Oracle Wins Case Against Third-Party Support Provider
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Judge finds in Oracle's favor against ServiceKey and its CEO, Angela Vines, in case involving Solaris operating system support.
MySQL Cluster Adds NoSQL Option
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
MySQL Cluster 7.3 brings a JavaScript connector, foreign-key support and a wizard-driven auto installer to a highly scalable database.
Big Data Reveals Weather-Related Shopping Patterns
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Google BigQuery and Tableau Software's visualization tools show how weather affects shoppers' behavior, help retailers prepare for spikes in demand.
Big Data Skills Scarce Among Marketing Pros
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
More than a third of executives rank big data analytics as a top marketing skill, but many marketers lack the requisite knowledge.
Big Data Pioneers Get Big For Their Britches
Commentary  |  6/14/2013  | 
DataStax and Cloudera say NoSQL databases and Hadoop are the future, but don't count out Oracle and company just yet.
DARPA Develops Tiny Helpers To Spot Bioterror Attacks
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
New class of powerful, small vacuum pumps could be used in national security applications for electronics and sensors that require a vacuum.
Scotland Maps Rural Farms With Open Source, Cloud
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Scotland turned to small businesses and new technologies to improve access to data about its crofts -- the country's extensive network of tiny agricultural holdings.
Social Collaboration For Smarties
Commentary  |  6/13/2013  | 
Social business leaders: Help me help you. Connect with me at E2 or online.
How Linux Foundation Runs Its Virtual Office
Commentary  |  6/13/2013  | 
Cost savings is only part of the picture behind the nonprofit's remote workforce strategy. Linux Foundation exec says the virtual office has made the team more productive and innovative, and happier in their jobs.
HP Gets Its Big Data Act Together
News  |  6/12/2013  | 
Hewlett-Packard's 'HAVEn' ecosystem unites Hadoop, Autonomy, Vertica and enterprise security, backed by management software and consulting services.
Defending NSA Prism's Big Data Tools
Commentary  |  6/11/2013  | 
The more you know about NSA's Accumulo system and graph analysis, the less likely you are to suspect Prism is a privacy-invading fishing expedition.
Marketo: Salesforce-ExactTarget Combo Won't Win
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
CEO Phil Fernandez says Marketo is leading digital marketing while Salesforce.com is buying 'commodity' capabilities with its $2.5 billion ExactTarget deal.
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