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Cloudera, the four-year-old Hadoop and Big Data pioneer, has closed a massive $65 million E round led by Accel Partners, which participated in all four of the start-up’s previous rounds raising an initial $76 million. Existing backers Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, In-Q-Tel an...
It’s been a busy and successful seven days for online retailers. Black Friday and Cyber Monday traffic and sales were well above 2011, and there was the extra benefit to those businesses that started deals on Thanksgiving Night. The traffic data collected by the Compuware Ecommerce and...
A Mexican court told Yahoo Friday that it owes $2.7 billion in a breach of contract, breach of promise and lost profits suit arising from contracts related to a Yellow Pages telephone listings service. It’s apparently not a final decision. The verdict was issued by the 49th Civil C...
The aim of the Architecture Assurance is to provide collaborative architecture processes for assuring complete implementation of the technical solutions that are aligned with the business drivers of an enterprise in a timely environment. The effective sharing of the information across ...
Mobile applications and mobile websites have become a major channel for conducting business, improving employee efficiency, communicating, and reaching consumers. In the past, mobile played a smaller role in business applications, so performance issues and outages were less of a concer...
Reports that rPath, the source code automation start-up founded in 2005 by ex-Red Hat technical folk, was looking for a buyer proved true. Business analytics software shop SAS Institute has acquired its code and some of its staff expecting to expand its ability to automate and manage...
Google’s bid for an injunction halting the sale of Microsoft products based on Motorola Mobility’s standard-essential patents (SEPs) has failed. A federal judge in Seattle last Thursday said the SEPs, which in this case cover video decoding, can’t be used for injunctions. He’s the ...
Swarovski – the leading producer of cut crystal in the world – relies on its eCommerce store as much like other companies in the highly competitive eCommerce environment. Swarovski’s story is no different from others in this space: They started with “Let’s build a website to sell our p...
Google’s got Amazon Web Services and Rackspace / OpenStack in its sights. It’s upgrading its young Infrastructure-as-a-Service Compute Engine, still in preview, and piling on 36 new types of server configurations with different virtual cores, memory and disk types, up from the four ba...
Lake Health's Information Security Officer has been expanding the breadth and depth of risk management there to a more holistic level -- far more than just a series of security products. Many people are practicing IT security and they're employing products and technologies. They're pu...
To keep its cloud at the fore, Amazon Web Services has dropped the price of its S3 storage by roughly 25% across-the-board. The new prices take effect December 1 in all regions. By Amazon’s count that’s its 23rd price cut since 2006, “largely in the absence of any competitive press...
Ericsson, the big Swedish telecom house, has sued Samsung, the big Korean conglomerate, in the plaintiff-friendly US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas charging patent infringement and breach of contract. It said that after two years of negotiations involving the most s...
US Attorney General Eric Holder has named Renata Hesse acting head of Justice Department’s Antitrust Division to replace departing chief Joseph Wayland. Hesse was the lead lawyer in the remedies phase of DOJ’s antitrust suit against Microsoft and she also involved in trying to stop Ora...
In a tough economic climate everyone is looking for ways to cut costs without sacrificing performance. More and more small and mid-size businesses are realizing the benefits of business management software. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and other business management tools ...
A new survey about cloud computing explores the business growth opportunities for buyers and consumers of cloud services alike, with surprising findings about confidence and a high degree of ongoing experimentation. The multi-year annual survey on the cloud market provides a springboa...
Companies are engaging customers and prospects on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and through blogs and posts on internal or external websites. But are they in compliance with legal requirements related to social media, not to mention privacy? Answering questions on every general counsel...
Cloud computing has dramatically altered how IT infrastructure is delivered and managed, as well as how IT functionality is consumed. However, security and privacy concerns continue to be major inhibitors for risk-conscious organizations to adoption of cloud computing – whether infrast...
Loss-making Nokia Tuesday introduced a cloud map service called Here. It means it to be one of five businesses including smartphones, basic phones, patents and cellular infrastructure that will help it get back on its feet. Its map customers include Amazon, Rand McNally, Bing, Daim...
Qualcomm and Intel are apparently considering rescuing Sharp and its LCDs from the gutter by investing upwards of $378 million in the joint, not enough money to salvage the place. Japan’s Kyodo News said Intel might be persuaded to invest $378 million-$500 million in the company. It ...
We all know that since the early ‘90s, Internet usage has exploded. Buying online, booking a trip or communicating with friends and relatives are just a few examples of what all of us are doing every day. The continuous development of broadband connectivity has also made easy the growt...
With the common theme in today’s security management conversations being “your security will fail” and “expect to be breached,” it’s no question that there has been increased interest in the area of incident response. The industry is realizing that the addition of regulations, people, ...
FTC chairman Jonathan Leibowitz is reportedly pressing Google to put acceptable remedies on the table in the next couple of days or face an antitrust suit for abusing its Internet dominance in the next week or two. Bloomberg says it was told by unnamed sources that the FTC wants to r...
SolidFire, which is positioned as having the only solid-state (SSD) storage designed exclusively for cloud service providers, has gone GA with its cost-effective high-performance SF3010 and SF6010 systems as new customers ViaWest, Databarracks, Calligo and CloudSigma roll out services ...
Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu think Apple is going to get $6–$8 in royalties on each Android phone HTC sells because of their weekend licensing arrangement that puts an end to all litigation between them. Of course, terms weren’t disclosed and Wu’s estimate could just be a shot in the ...
After a roughly four-month investigation, the staff at the Federal Trade Commission has reportedly told the agency’s five commissioners that they should bring Google to book for FRAND abuse for trying to block Apple and Microsoft from importing devices into the US that Google maintains...
In his Day 3 Keynote today at the upcoming 11th International Cloud Expo, Dr. John Bates, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Progress Software, will illustrate what has to go into a platform and model to deliver the 10 imperatives of next-generation applications. ...
Apple’s record earnings came in a bit short of expectations Thursday, a situation the smart money attributed to its failure to make enough phones although it still sold an amazing 26.9 million of the things, up 58% year-over-year and good for $17.13 billion, into the expected launch of...
Private equity houses KKR, TPG Capital or Bain Capital Partners may be persuaded to take BMC private. Bloomberg says the company, which has a market cap of $6.5 billion, met with potential buyers last week. It also approached Oracle, Cisco, Dell, EMC and CA. Bloomberg says those st...
Google is reportedly courting an antitrust charge by the US Federal Trade Commission because of its insistence that Microsoft and Apple pay gouging royalties for Motorola Mobility’s standards-essential patents. The Wall Street Journal said Friday that Google “is weighing whether to s...
The smart investment money in software application development is in the management layer. Actually that’s not true, the smart money is probably on almost every level of the application development lifecycle; but the deployment, release automation, testing, governance and release mana...
Apple Tuesday brought out the roundly anticipated iPad mini with most of the specs exactly as the rumor mill called it. At least the price remained a secret. The 7.9-inch diagonal widget will cost $329 to start, pricier than many people expected. In the manner of Steve Jobs’ famous “...
A founding member of the OpenStack Community, Dell has driven significant interest in and adoption of OpenStack-powered cloud solutions among cloud service providers. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Kamesh Pemmaraju, OpenStack Solutions Product Manager at Dell, w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that HotLava Systems, a provider of high performance Ethernet network adapters, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. HotLava Systems...
The Federal Trade Commission has wrapped up its year-or-more long antitrust investigation into Google’s search practices and it may sue. Reuters said last Friday that four out of the five FTC commissioners believe Google illegally abused its power in search at the expense of competit...
If people really don’t like negative political ads, why aren’t they sick of companies behaving like spoilers and trying to step on each other’s announcements? Google apparently can’t stand the thought of Apple and Microsoft unveiling products without it putting its two cents in. It’s...
After Intel and IBM came up short this week, Google’s Q3 numbers were released early Thursday utterly surprising a market high on its business, an enthusiasm that had driven its stock to all-time highs. It missed big on both the top and bottom line, instantly creating a big sell-off ...
Apple finds itself in the enraging position of having to deny in print that Samsung copied its iPad technology after losing an appeal to the UK’s Court of Appeals Thursday. It was protesting a High Court decision this summer that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 couldn’t possibly infringe...
Was there some bias as to what got said on Twitter on the night of the debates? Twitter needs to be able to handle large volumes and if they can’t, they cannot say that they are providing any accurate public barometer on something as important as a Presidential debate. On the last ...
Google Q3 numbers were released early Thursday utterly surprising a market high on its business, which has driven its stock to all-time highs. It missed big on both the top and bottom line, instantly creating a big sell-off of its high-flown stock, losing $19 billion in market cap, b...
Google released its Q3 numbers early Thursday utterly surprising a market high on its business. It missed on both the top and bottom line, instantly creating a sell-off of its high-flown stock, losing $19 billion in market cap, before it was halted at the company’s request at $687.30...