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RelateIQ thinks it can beat Salesforce with better big data — and $40M

Salesforce.com rival RelateIQ has raised another $40 million in fresh capital at a valuation of $245 million.<p>The Palo Alto-based big data startup helps employees and sales teams track key contacts. It’s billed as an alternative to Salesforce that is more driven by the data. The company recently …

Candy Crush Developer's IPO Turns Sour on Market Debut

King Digital Entertainment is trading sharply lower in its first hours as a public company.<p>Shares in the maker of Candy Crush Saga moved as much as …

Video ad company TubeMogul files for a $75M IPO

TubeMogul, the online-video advertising company, is ready for the bigtime.<p>Today in an Securities and Exchange filing (below), the erstwhile startup made its intentions crystal clear: It’s gearing up for a $75 million initial public offering. Shares will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under …

Spotify could get its IPO as soon as 6 months from now

Owning a slice of music streaming giant Spotify may get a lot simpler this fall.<p>The company is reportedly considering a fall IPO, according to Quartz, which cites unnamed sources it says are “familiar with the process.” Spotify is chatting it up with investment banks in informal meetings, say the …

Alibaba plunks down $692M to push into offline retail

E-commerce giant Alibaba is perilously close to hacking the “e” off of “e-commerce.”<p>Alibaba Group, one of the largest online retail operations in the world, has decided to invest $692 million in Chinese department store chain Intime Retail Group, the company announced today. The Internet titan aims …

Monster computer maker Eurocom opens IPO at $20 per share

Power computer maker Eurocom, founded in 1989, is formally going public today with an initial public offering at $20 per share.<p>Trading is scheduled to begin on NASDAQ today for 400,000 shares of the company’s common stock under the symbol EM, continuing through April 16. The company offers very …

6 Ways to Send Better Emails than your Competition

Last year Gmail's tabs feature caused major concern for many marketers because it moved marketing emails out of a user's primary inbox. As of last …

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How to Measure the ROI from Your Ongoing SEO Efforts

A conversion can be a completed sign up to your email newsletter, which is considered a goal completion in Google Analytics, that will lead to revenue in the future or a purchase directly from your website.<p>The Multi-Channel Funnels report in Google Analytics is extremely helpful at visualizing …

Former Billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky Out of Jail, Issues Statement From Germany

In a stunning turn of events, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin pardoned Mikhail Khodorkovsky, on Thursday at the end of his annual press conference, citing the famous prisoner’s recent request seeking a pardon due in part to his mother’s ill health.<p>Khodorkovsky, who is already in Germany with his …

Pick of the Day: Marketing & Social Media

Inside Flipboard / December 10, 2012<p>Ever since Facebook became a household product, marketers have been trying to understand how to harness the power …

Infographic: The Who, Why And How Of Big Data

Early adopters of Big Data are outperforming competitors. To catch up, other companies need the right people and tools—but they also need to embed Big Data in their organizations. That means spelling out their ambitions, developing analytics skills and mindsets throughout the company, and creating …

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Big data, little companies: These six startups want to disrupt the data world

NEW YORK — The Strata + Hadoop World conference attracts the biggest names in big data — think Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Facebook, and Cloudera — but it also gives some smaller, emerging players a chance to shine.<p>On Monday night, VentureBeat had a chance to chat with some of the Strata startup showcase …

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Research Now SSI Blog - Your Source for MR Trends

By the Editors<p>What will this new year bring for marketers and market researchers? What resolutions can you make so you can stay on top–or ahead–of …

Lady Gaga's Management Blues

It’s been reported that Lady Gaga, a performer seemingly at the height of her powers, has fired her longtime manager Troy Carter in a move that has many in the industry scratching their heads. Carter and his management company Atom Factory have been in charge of Gaga’s career since 2007 and are …

Are You Ready for a Chief Data Officer?

By now, everyone knows that there is huge potential in data. From reducing costs by improving quality, to enriching existing products and services by informationalizing them, to innovating by bringing big data and analytics to bear, data are showing themselves worthy across the board. Still, data …

Shutdown Q&A: What are they fighting over?

<b>What’s going on right now?</b><p><b></b>Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are trying to find a way to reopen the government – which has been partially shut down for two weeks – and avoid breaching a Thursday deadline to raise the federal debt ceiling. But they haven’t found one yet.<p><b>What are they fighting</b> …

Interesting Facts About Imports And Exports

Imports and exports may seem like prosaic terms that have little bearing on everyday life, but they exert a profound influence on the consumer and …

The Week in Review: Miley Mania

Inside Flipboard / September 27, 2013<p>Miley Cyrus’ constant twerking and wrecking-ball writhing have generated more than their share of headlines …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …