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Hortonworks’ effort to speed up Hive is coming along nicely

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Hortonworks is making progress on its mission (via a project called Stinger) to speed up SQL-like queries in Hadoop using …

Google might have just accidentally revealed the Nexus 5

Google has been busy partnering with Nestle for a KitKat themed Android 4.4 release, but it seems all the chocolate excitement may have given us an early look at the Nexus 5. In a promotional video accompanying the KitKat announcement, a Google employee can be seen taking pictures, at around 38 …

Kodak officially exits bankruptcy, emerges as a commercial printing company

As expected, former camera-making company Kodak has climbed out of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy it entered in January of 2012. In a press release, the company says it finished its restructuring today, canceling its old stock and giving creditors a new set of shares. It's the culmination of nearly two …

KitKat mocks Apple with Android 4.4 parody video

The next version of Android will indeed be called "KitKat," and PR teams at both companies have clearly been working overtime in preparation for today's surprise announcement. KitKat's Google+ page has already received a makeover placing the chocolate-covered Android mascot front and center, but …

Android KitKat: the story behind a delicious partnership

On Tuesday Google announced that the next version of Android will be named "KitKat," after the ubiquitous chocolate bars sold around the world. It's the first time a mainstream operating system has been given a licensed name, and the deal with trademark owner Nestle took time to complete: the BBC …

There will never be another Nokia smartphone

A long, strange trip comes to a close<p>The Nokia brand name, one of the most storied marks in mobile, will never grace another smartphone.<p>Under the terms of Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division, the "Asha" and "Lumia" trademarks will transfer to Redmond, but …

150 Million People Have Decided That Standard Web Browsers Aren't Safe Enough

When FORBES last spoke to AnchorFree in August 2012, CEO David Gorodyansky put forth a modest goal for his 7 year-old company: “We want to be the way the whole world browses the Web,” he boasted. In the last year, the company’s trajectory has matched its lofty ambitions. A year ago 70 million …

Microsoft To Buy Nokia's Mobile Business For $5B, License Patents For $2.2B

Less than two weeks after Microsoft announced its CEO was set to retire, the company has announced another sweeping change: it’s buying Nokia‘s storied handset business for 3.79 billion euros ($5 billion), licensing its patents and boldly challenging Samsung and Apple in the battle to win the …

VMware and Amazon clouds: not as far apart as you think

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user/piermario[<p>What a difference a few months makes. In March, VMware’s CEO and COO implored VMware partners to …

ICYMI podcasts: Hortonworks hears a “who” but Amazon shouldn’t hear the nukes

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Stefan Kühn<p>This week’s GigaOM Structure Show tries to figure out what’s going on at Hortonworks, which lost both a …

Want to start a big data company? Here are 5 things you need to know

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lisa S.<p>Big data is hot as hell, but it’s also difficult as hell. The acquisition of Infochimps by CSC …

The Great Firewall has ears: Beijing embraces Big Data to measure public opinion

China is known to have one of the world’s most restrictive internet regimes, with increasingly sophisticated systems in place to snuff out dissent and suppress discussion of controversial topics.<p>But Beijing policymakers are beginning to see the internet as more than a walled garden, carefully …

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The Beginning of Big Data

<i>by Rachel Z. Arndt</i><p>Some years ago an engineer at Google told me why Google wasn’t collecting information linked to people’s names. It’s not just about …

Meet the Structure Show, Gigaom’s new cloud and data podcast!

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Welcome to the first episode of our new Structure Show podcast. Each week, Derrick Harris and I will be discussing the latest …

Big data is healthcare’s biggest threat – and also its likely savior

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: rangizzz/Shutterstock<p>Healthcare CIOs must feel ill some days. They are under pressure by boards of directors and …

Big data, metadata, and traffic analysis: What the NSA is really doing

What I find most remarkable about all the hubbub about the National Security Agency's Prism program is how little new "news" there is to Edward …

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A Big Market for Big Data Jobs

If you think there isn’t a connection between <b>home improvement</b> and Big Data, reconsider, because Big Data is becoming a part of just about every major …

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What's driving the ad world’s global mega-merger: finance and ego

The planned mega-merger between Omnicom Group Inc. and Publicis Groupe SA would reshape the industry landscape to create the world's biggest advertising agency holding company.<p>When the deal was announced on the weekend, it was pitched as a way for the combined company to better compete in an age …

Hadoop Adoption Accelerates, But Not For Data Analytics

The Hadoop market is on a tear, growing at a compound annual growth rate of roughly 60%, according to IDC. But why it’s growing, or rather, how it’s being used, might surprise you. Given all the media hype around Hadoop and its power to predict everything from the optimal number of raisins in your …

Big money in the cloud: Bessemer starts cloud company index

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>As of this month, major cloud computing companies have a market cap of more than $100 billion, according to calculations from …

Terms and Conditions: A movie about privacy policies you’ll actually want to watch | Ars Technica

An 80-minute documentary makes the case for data access and privacy rights.<p>Watching <i>Terms and Conditions May Apply</i> (<i>TACMA</i>) is sort of like watching …

Treasure Data raises $5M, fuses Hadoop and data warehouse in Amazon’s cloud

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / z0w<p>The assault on the enterprise data warehouse market carries on, with the latest challenge coming in …

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How TripAdvisor engineers helped its business people find and analyze its Hadoop data

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr user Orin Zebest<p>Business analysts working at TripAdvisor kept coming up to developers in recent months and …

Java and other Oracle software heads to the Microsoft cloud | Ars Technica

Companies agree to make Oracle's licensed Java "first class" Azure platform.<p>Microsoft and Oracle may compete head to head in many ways within the …

Hadoop hype spawns $8M for DataTorrent, product opportunities for Splunk, Teradata

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Data scientists and business analysts have found lots of ways to get new hunches about what their employers should do by …

Hortonworks takes $50M to arm itself for the Hadoop commercialization wars

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Hortonworks, one of a handful of companies pushing its own distributions of Hadoop, has received $50 million in new funding, …

5 Lessons in Luxury Car Design From the Guys Who Park Them

Google<p>“On a hot summer day, after getting in a high-end Lexus, I felt a sensation similar to peeing my pants. I looked down and noticed that the seat had little holes, blowing cool air up from below.” It was just another day for Ben Nesvig, who valet-parked cars in Minneapolis for over eight …

NSA Concedes Hadoop Beats Its Pricey Alternatives

The U.S. has spent hundreds of billions of dollars fighting terrorists. Ironically, however, the best technology available to fight terror likely isn’t a line item on the National Security Agency’s (NSA) $8 to $10 billion budget. More probably it’s Hadoop, which is open source and 100% free.<p>This is …