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We’re witnessing the rise of the graph in big data

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>GraphLab, a popular open source project dedicated to graph analysis and machine learning, is trying to capitalize on the …

Big Data

Google Quietly Kills SMS Search, Closing One Way Of Connecting With Mobile Users Who Don’t Have Data Plans

Google is well known for its regular bouts of spring cleaning when it kills off a number of products in one fell swoop, but it also sometimes makes quick changes in between the bigger announcements. One of those has now hit its portfolio of SMS-based products aimed at users of lower end devices: …

Our connected future: What to expect when elevators and toys start phoning home

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Sergey Nivens<p>Your next elevator pitch might actually come from data derived from your elevator. That’s the case for an …

Internet of Things

Google and Sweden in war of words over ogooglebar

There's now officially no word for "ungoogleable", meaning "impossible to find via web search" in Swedish – although there was a term until this week.<p>…

Meet the 9 Female Founders of Y Combinator’s Winter 2013 Class

<i>This post is part of my continuous coverage of Y Combinator Demo Day for the Winter 2013 Class. You can see all publicly launched companies from</i> …

MIT Sloan

Badgeville Gamifies Salesforce Platform Toolkit To Drive Behavior, Increase Use Of Cloud Apps

Badgeville today launched a toolkit on the Salesforce Platform that is designed to get people more engaged in using online apps. The new toolkit puts a Salesforce Force.com wrapper around Badgeville’s APIs that hook into behavior tools and are designed to affect how people use the customer’s …

Meet Forecast, The Web App That Has Web App Developers Drooling

Anyone remember the last time I said “Wow! Look at how pretty this web app is!”? Because I don’t.<p>At least, not before this morning when I saw Forecast.<p>Warning before anyone is like “WTF? Why is TechCrunch writing about a weather app? UNSUBSCRIIIIIBE”: Yeah, Forecast is a weather app. But it’s a …

What Twitter and Pinterest know about DevOps that you don’t (infographic)

Twitter and Pinterest aren’t just hyper-growth social networks with huge user counts and even huger valuations. They’re also two key examples of “DevOps,” a relatively new way of building and releasing web apps at increasingly high speed.<p>Developed by Flickr to enable up to 10 code releases each and …