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Big Data Analytics Go Large: GoodData Gets $25.7M Led By Intel, Eyes Up 2016 IPO

GoodData, a cloud-based big data analytics firm, is rising higher into the clouds itself. Today it is announcing a $25.7 million round of funding led by Intel Capital, with participation also from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tenaya Capital, TOTVS, Next World Capital, …

5 Must-Have IT Skills For The Future of Work

The fact that data has the power to change our business and personal lives has put data science and analytics at the center of how marketing is done. Every digital click, swipe, "like", buy, comment and search produces a unique virtual identity - something that Malcom Frank, EVP of strategy and …

In this Chinese city, phone addicts get their own sidewalk lane

Some places have lanes for bicycles, others for motorcycles, but there's a place in mainland China that boasts a different type of lane altogether: one for phone addicts glued to their screens. According to a Chinese publication, the cellphone lane above was spotted along a place called Foreigner …

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

It’s been an exciting week for us here at TechCrunch with the Hackathon, Disrupt SF and Apple’s product launch all taking place within a few days. Here are 11 of our best stories from the past week (9/6-9/12).<p>1. Apple had a number of new product releases this week. We introduced you to the Apple …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha may launch Wednesday

Samsung's long-rumored Galaxy Alpha may finally make the leap from rumor to reality.<p>The Galaxy Alpha smartphone will launch Wednesday, according to Korean media reports that cite information from Samsung.<p>Rumors have been swirling for months over what the Galaxy Alpha might deliver, but the latest …

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Lessons from Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn’s Networker-in-Chief

Jeff Weiner is determined to read the letter, even if he’s running a tad late. For more than an hour the chief executive of LinkedIn has been holding …