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Oracle's Larry Ellison: IBM and SAP were our biggest competitors but 'we no longer pay any attention' to them

As expected, he talked about cloud computing and more cloud computing.<p>Oracle, like all the classic IT vendors, is madly racing after cloud computing because business customers are going gaga for it, ditching their traditional way of buying software and hardware and renting it from companies like …

25 promising tech companies to work for if you're just graduating from college

At least that's what Wealthfront, an online financial investment management company, suggests.<p>Companies like Warby Parker and Slack may not have revenue in the billions like Google just yet, but they already have a cult following and billion-dollar valuations that will likely project them to even …

A startup dissolved overnight and laid off its 400 employees via email with no warning

In the middle of the night, a startup that had raised $5.5 million dissolved and disappeared. It deleted its Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, and Google+ profile. It changed its website to say it was "pausing operations."<p>At 1:34 a.m. PT on Monday, Zirtual, a virtual-assistant company, sent an …

Startups

Javascript is the new Java

“<i>Write once, run everywhere!</i>”.<p>That’s the tag line that sold Java to developers since day 1.<p>Regardless computer architecture or platform your app …

27 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

30 (Really Quick) Time-Management Tips | Inc.com

I know you are pressed for time. I believe the best time management involves stress management. But then again, these tips can still help you be more productive with the hours you <i>do</i> have to work. They come from the company Toggl, maker of (of course) a time-tracking app for companies to use with …

Time Management

4 productivity apps every professional needs to get work done faster

Distraction is ubiquitous — practically unavoidable. And mobile and web-based apps usually just add to the distraction while you're trying to work.<p>However, some apps can do more good than harm to your productivity while in the office (or elsewhere).<p>The following apps, found on ProductHunt, can …

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

Scaling Your Node.JS API Like a Boss

It’s one thing to create a sample RESTful API using Node.js (maybe utilizing the cluster module to distribute the load), but it’s quite another to …

Microservices

Android M data binding: Step by step guide for developers

With the announcement of Android M at this year’s Google I/O conference, data binding becomes part of the developer’s tool set. With data binding, you create an ongoing link between an element in the user interface and a value (or a set of values). When a variable’s value is updated, the display on …

Android News

Algorithms Are Getting Better at Matching Your Different Social Media Profiles

But they're still pretty lousy at it.<p>There's a reason you probably know not to upload photographic evidence of a Saturday night spent vomming a stomach full of liquor to Facebook: your boss might see it. But what if your employer mistakes you for a digital doppelgänger who isn't so savvy?<p>Such a …

Get Productive! 15 Ideas that Really Work!

Can I tell you a little secret?<p>Working smart isn’t about doing more in less time. It’s about doing less in more time.<p>Confused?<p>Let me explain: Being …

Time Management

Spotify raises half a billion dollars to go to war against Apple

The company declined comment when reached by Business Insider.<p>The funding round comes as Spotify gears up to face a considerable new threat: the launch of Apple's new music-streaming service, Apple Music.<p>There were reports that the company was raising funds, most likely at a valuation of more than …

Venture Capital

This new site keeps track of failed startups and why they flopped

A new website — Autopsy.io— just launched to keep those failures all together in one neat place, complete with a summary of why each company flopped, in hopes of providing a lesson for others to learn from.<p>In a simple spreadsheet format, the site lists each startup name, its basic idea, the …

7 deadly sins of startup social media marketing

“<i>Yeah, I made mistakes but…life doesn’t come with instructions.</i>”<p>Sure, it does not. But that’s not the case with social media - there’s certainly some …

The AI Breakthrough that Won’t Happen

It’s now been over 50 years since the birth of the AI field, and we still have no androids or sentient computers. Some believe it’s because …

Machine Learning

15 Productivity Hacks For Procrastinators

There are more than six billion people in this world and I am willing to bet that the majority of us are probably procrastinators. It is just an easy …

Time Management

THE CONNECTED-HOME REPORT: Forecasts and growth trends for one of the top 'Internet of Things' markets

Overall, a fair number of mainstream consumers still don't fully understand what connected-home devices are and how they work, and so demand hasn't reached its full potential. However, adoption and awareness is still high for such a new category. We expect the devices to become more prevalent in …

Internet of Things

The first analyst report after Twitter's earnings miss is out — and it's an upgrade to 'Buy'

There was no shortage of bad news in the report, from a shortfall in direct response advertising that will weigh on revenue growth this year, to slow user growth trends in April.<p>The report is sure to keep Wall Street analysts busy revising their models, their price targets and their ratings, for …

Wall Street