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What the Companies Winning at Big Data Do Differently

Few industries illustrate the Big Data wars better than the media business. In TV programming, combatants like Netflix and Amazon challenge decades-old premium channels and other producers to gain watchers with original programming. Using their treasure troves of information on online customer …

Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology

Like most startup entrepreneurs, when I began my first company in 1999 I had no formal sales experience.<p>I did have the wherewithal to visit potential …

Changes in rankings of smartphone search results

article<p>en_US<p>https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2013/06/changes-in-rankings-of-smartphone_11.html<p>Official Google Webmaster Central …

Social media analytics: are we nearly there yet?

As with all successes in the digital age, social media has made the rapid transition from new, cool and the domain of the younger generation, to …

Why Jony Ive Is Killing Skeuomorphism In iOS 7

For the past year, Apple’s head of design Jony Ive has reportedly been taking a hatchet to the skeuomorphic design principles of iOS. When iOS 7 is announced later today, it is widely expected that he will show us a much more modern-looking operating system, one emboldened by what is widely called …

The one thing that makes a company last forever

All companies hit rough patches from time to time. But only a few manage to survive decade after decade—some of them in a form that bears no resemblance to the original organization. Nokia began in 1865 as a riverside paper mill along the Tammerkoski Rapids in southwestern Finland. In the late …

Innovation

Mobile Is Eating The World

Benedict Evans is quickly becoming my favorite Internet analyst. I follow his blog and twitter religiously. This slideshare he posted a few weeks ago …

I ain't gonna work on YouTube's farm no more

IBM buys SoftLayer - Lydia Leong

It’s been a hot couple of weeks in the cloud infrastructure as a service space. Microsoft’s Azure IaaS (persistent VMs) came out of beta, Google …

How Carbonite, EMC Beat a Patent Troll Tied to Intellectual Ventures

[<i>Updated 6/4, see below.</i>] Intellectual Ventures, the controversial patent licensing company headed by former Microsoft technology chief Nathan …

New Mexico's 'Atari Dump,' a Midden of Video Games, to Be Excavated

42 Big Data Startups – Vote for the Top 10

<b>Update:</b> <i>Voting for the top 10 Big Data startups has closed, and the roundup featuring the 10 finalists is now available on CIO.com.</i><p><b>Update #2:</b> A more …

Amazon's AWS Cloud Is A Serious Threat To Traditional Enterprise Computing Companies

An interesting little report here about how Amazon’s AWS cloud computing services are a serious threat to a certain segment of the enterprise computing market. The specifics of it aren’t quite what I want to talk about it, rather, to use this as an example of how economies advance.<p>The moneymen have …

As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

By now you will likely have read Andy Dunn’s scathing post about Venture Capitalists in which he decries the industry’s masses.<p>I read Andy’s post …

How will online hotel booking change in the near future?

<b>NB</b>: This is a guest article from Gary Leff, a frequent flier mileage expert who blogs at View from the Wing.<p>It’s finally happening. TripAdvisor is …

Twitter Finally Adds Two-Step Authentication To Block Hackers

Twitter has finally done something about all the high-profile accounts hacks its been seeing, introducing a form of two-step authentication in order …

How Google plans to rule the computing world through Chrome

Advertisement<p>47 Comments<p>If you’ve been paying attention lately, you’ll see the signs of a significant disruption in computing. No, I’m not talking …

In Media, Big Data Is Booming but Big Results Are Lacking

<i>This article was published as a guest post in AllThingsD</i><i>, and is republished here for Digital Quarters readers.</i><p><i>The New York Times</i> named 2012 the …

Data Management News, Analysis, Advice - InformationWeek

In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving …

Tumblr May Reject Yahoo’s $1.1B Acquisition Offer For Being “Too Low”

Tumblr employees feel that Yahoo’s $1.1 billion offer is “too low” and view it as “only a first offer,” according to sources close to acquisition talks. Yahoo may have to increase the offer to close the deal. An acquisition by some tech giant is likely in the cards for Tumblr, though, as sources …

Aaron Levie of Box on How to Scale 10x as a CEO and Build a Billion Dollar Business

Box is the quintessential startup success story. What began in a proverbial garage now enables over 150,000 businesses to share files and collaborate …

Tableau closes Day 1 as a $2.9B public company, up 64 percent

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Yahoo Finance<p>Data analytics star Tableau had a successful initial public offering on Friday, closing the day up nearly …

Strongbox and Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was not yet a legend when, almost two years ago, I asked him to build an open-source, anonymous in-box. His achievements were real and varied, but the events that would come to define him to the public were still in his future: his federal criminal indictment; his leadership organizing …