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The future of mobile video is virtual reality

After the dust settles, the real takeaway from Instagram’s cloning of Snapchat is that the connected camera revolution is just beginning. Instagram Stories sends a powerful message to hundreds of millions of people for the first time: No moment is too small to capture with your smartphone camera.<p>A …

Spotify launches a new Kids category with a focus on learning activities, language development

Spotify this morning is announcing a change to its service designed to appeal to families with small children: it’s relaunching the app’s Kids category to include new playlists focused on vocabulary and language-development activities, as well as voiceover prompts in between songs that encourage …

Playbuzz launches an analytics product to help publishers create viral content

Playbuzz has been offering publishers tools to create interactive/social media-friendly content like galleries, lists and polls. Now it’s giving them new ways to track the effectiveness of those tools.<p>The company is announcing the launch of its analytics product, Impact — which was previously in …

What real cloud-native apps will look like

There is a lot of talk of “cloud native” these days, and people are taking liberties with the interpretation of this term — like they do with everything else associated with the cloud.<p>Cade Metz put it right in this Wired post: “The term has taken on so many meanings in recent years. But keep in …

High-tech updates to the retail experience

Sometimes one must look to the past to define the future.<p>Once upon a time the milkman delivered milk directly to your home. The Avon and Tupperware ladies had private parties in the comfort of a neighbor’s house. The Hoover salesperson demonstrated the vacuum cleaner on your living room carpet. It …

Video distribution startup Zype raises $2M

Zype has raised another $2 million as it helps publishers deliver (and make money from) video across devices.<p>Added to the $1.6 million that Zype announced last year, this brings the New York City startup’s seed round to $3.6 million. The round was led by Revel Partners, with participation from …

Panoply.io raises $7M Series A for its data analytics and warehousing platform

Panoply.io, a startup that wants to make setting up a data warehousing and analytics infrastructure as easy as spinning up an AWS server, today announced that it has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Intel Capital, with participation from previous investor Blumberg Capital. This follows …

London-based City Pantry picks up £1.1M to grow office catering marketplace

London-based City Pantry, which operates an office catering platform to make it easier to order in food for staff and company meetings, has raised £1.1 million in new funding. The investment comes from Angel Co Fund, and The London Co Investment fund (both of which are part-funded by tax-payer …

Empresas do Canadá buscam profissionais brasileiros de TI

Oportunidades são companhias situadas na província de Québec. Salário anual de um consultor SAP chega a 120 mil dólares canadenses<p>A agência de …

CA centraliza gestão de nuvens híbridas de múltiplos fornecedores

Segundo a fabricante, nova ferramenta tem capacidade para conexão com 140 tecnologias on-premise e de nuvem<p>A CA Technologies fortaleceu sua solução …

Dell inicia produção de appliance hiperconvergente no Brasil

Equipamento da linha XC integra a plataforma de servidores x86 PowerEdge com software Nutanix Web Scale<p>A Dell expandiu as linhas produzidas em solo …

Cientistas querem abordagem alternativa para avançar a computação quântica

Pesquisadores russos defendem que os chamados 'qudits' aumentariam a capacidade de computadores fazerem cálculos quânticos completos<p>Os computadores …

A hora e a vez dos algoritmos

Os algoritmos em si são novos produtos no mercado<p>Vivemos em um mundo cada vez mais digital e estamos criando dados a todo momento. Atividades simples …