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Hortonworks’ effort to speed up Hive is coming along nicely

Hortonworks is making progress on its mission (via a project called Stinger) to speed up SQL-like queries in Hadoop using Apache Hive. New features …

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

What a difference a few months makes. In March, VMware’s CEO and COO implored VMware partners to sell its cloud vision because if those enterprise …

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

This week’s GigaOM Structure Show tries to figure out what’s going on at Hortonworks, which lost both a co-founder and a CTO this past week. That’s …

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

Big data is hot as hell, but it’s also difficult as hell. The acquisition of Infochimps by CSC got me thinking about some other big data companies …

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 …

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

Welcome to the first episode of our new Structure Show podcast. Each week, Derrick Harris and I will be discussing the latest cloud and big data …

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

Healthcare CIOs must feel ill some days. They are under pressure by boards of directors and governments to keep costs down, while the medical …

Data Scientists are the New Rock Stars as Big Data Demands Big Talent

How big is 'big data'? Scratch the surface and the figures will blow your mind. A study at the end of 2012 by IDC predicts the 'digital universe' …

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 …

Big money in the cloud: Bessemer starts cloud company index

As of this month, major cloud computing companies have a market cap of more than $100 billion, according to calculations from investors at Bessemer …

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

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

The assault on the enterprise data warehouse market carries on, with the latest challenge coming in the form of a Mountain View, Calif.-based startup …

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

Business analysts working at TripAdvisor kept coming up to developers in recent months and saying they’d heard valuable data was sitting in Hadoop …

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

Data scientists and business analysts have found lots of ways to get new hunches about what their employers should do by managing and processing data …

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

Hortonworks, one of a handful of companies pushing its own distributions of Hadoop, has received $50 million in new funding, according to a company …

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 …