Last week Oracle held their annual OpenWorld conference. You can watch many of the keynotes on Youtube and a great deal of additional footage on Oracle's media site.The key message I heard at the show is that Oracle is focused on delivering social software features as core services within all of their applications. That means social capabilities will be available within the context of the applications where people do their work and not require them to go to a separate tool for conversations, status updates, Q&A, ideas, etc. Oracle also frequently boasted "No other vendor can provide the number of applications in the cloud that we can."Oracle'
Last August, Google (GOOG) Chief Executive Officer Larry Page fulfilled a pledge made to one of his senior executives, a square-jawed former attorney named Dennis Woodside. Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook had been trying to poach Woodside to make him Appleâs head of sales, but Google had convinced Woodside to stay, in part
Words and phrases are fundamental building blocks of language and culture, much as genes and cells are to the biology of life. And words are how we express ideas, so tracing their origin, development and spread is not merely an academic pursuit but a window into a society’s intellectual evolution.Digital technology is changing both how words and ideas are created and proliferate, and how they are studied. Just last month, for example, the Library of Congress said its archive of public Twitter messages has reached 170 billion tweets and rising, by about 500 million tweets a day. The Library of Congress archive, resulting from a deal struck with
Few skilled positions, if any, are further apart than the CMO and CIO. The former is known for being creative and extroverted, the latter technical and introverted.Â Yet an IBM 2012 State of Marketing Survey concluded that this unlikely couple must learn to work together or their organization risks becoming less competitive. In other words, both CMO and CIO will increasingly become less effective apart Ã¢ÂÂ but more effective together.
Women-led private technology companies are more capital-efficient, achieve 35 percent higher return on investment, and, when venture-backed, bring in 12 percent higher revenue than male-owned tech companies. That’s according to new research presented at a recent conference in San Francisco organized by Women 2.0, a media company devoted to women founders in the tech industry. It indicates female entrepreneurs, who have traditionally lagged behind their male counterparts, are catching up, at least by some measures.Led by Vivek Wadhwa, who holds titles at Stanford and Duke universities, and Lesa Mitchell, a vice president at the Kauffman Foundation,
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter has generated more advertising revenue from its mobile platform than from its website on many days in the last quarter, CEO Dick Costolo said Wednesday, highlighting Twitter's progress in squeezing ad dollars out of the growing number of smartphone and tablet users worldwide.
Speaking at a conference hosted by The Economist Group in San Francisco, Costolo made his remarks at a time when newly public Facebook, a competitor in the social Internet arena, faces intense pressure to improve its business performance on mobile.
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The New York Observer calls him, "for all intents and purposes, the perfect modern reporter." Madrigal co-founded Longshot magazine, a high-speed media
Hadoop is everywhere. For better or worse, it has become synonymous with big data. In just a few years it has gone from a fringe technology to the de facto standard. Want to be big bata or enterprise analytics or BI-compliant? You better play well with Hadoop.
It’s therefore far from controversial to say that Hadoop is firmly planted in the enterprise as the big data standard and will likely remain firmly entrenched for at least another decade. But, building on some previous
“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything.” - Warren Buffet.Being the CEO of a fast growing company is an incredibly fulfilling but also incredibly demanding job. The day starts early and never ends. Therefore, using my time wisely is super important. I have a seemingly infinite todo list. Therefore, figuring out what not to do is as important as, if not more important than, figuring out what to do.About a year ago we ran into many roadblocks in scaling the company. Among other things, key positions weren’t filling fast enough, which seriously hampered
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