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Money Pours Into Fintech as Three Startups Raise $115 Million

Financial data startup Orchard just raised $30 million from high-profile investors--in the third such announcement this week alone.<p>Orchard Platform, a financial data startup focused on the booming alternative lending market, has raised $30 million in Series B funding, the New York company announced …

US investigating whether Islamic State used chemical weapons

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The United States is investigating whether the Islamic State used chemical weapons, the White House said Thursday, following …

Politics News | Breaking Political News, Video & Analysis-ABC News - ABC News

WH says former adviser's new book is 'riddled with lies'<p>The Briefing Room: DC gears up for 'Unite the Right,' Trump lashes out at NFL<p>Hearings for …

9 Key Things to Mention when Pitching your Software Startup

I recently asked a panel of nine successful young entrepreneurs the following question:<p>What’s one CRITICAL, must-include item or data point for a software startup pitching an investor for the first time?<p>Below are their top picks — some numerical, some conceptual, but all designed to leave a …

Return of the Borg: How Twitter Rebuilt Google's Secret Weapon

John Wilkes says that joining Google was like swallowing the red pill in <i>The Matrix</i>.<p>Four years ago, Wilkes knew Google only from the outside. He was …

18 New iPhone Apps You Need To Try

Whether you're looking to kill time, become more productive, or even form a new habit, the following apps are sure to make your smartphone even more enjoyable.

iPhone Apps

Data centers are getting more sophisticated, so why aren’t our metrics keeping up?

The word is out. Legislators in Iowa say Facebook (s fb) is the company behind what could be a $1.5 billion data center project in Altoona, Iowa, …

Five New Management Metrics You Need To Know

<i>This is a guest post from James Slavet of venture firm Greylock Partners. Slavet’s investments include Coupons.com, Groupon, One Kings Lane and Redfin. Greylock Partners has invested in Facebook, LinkedIn and Pandora.</i><p>After years of leading teams and then, at Greylock, watching some of the best …

Pundits: Stop Sounding Ignorant About Data

The current surge of enthusiasm around big data has produced a predictable backlash. Some of it, like Gary Marcus’s New Yorker post “Steamrolled by Big Data,” is insightful and well-reasoned (even though I have my quibbles with some of his points). This is not surprising, since he’s a …

Stop Hyping Big Data and Start Paying Attention to 'Long Data'

Our species can’t seem to escape big data. We have more data inputs, storage, and computing resources than ever, so *Homo sapiens *naturally does …

Steamrolled by Big Data

Five years ago, few people had heard the phrase “Big Data.” Now, it’s hard to go an hour without seeing it. In the past several months, the industry has been mentioned in dozens of New York <i>Times</i> stories, in every section from metro to business. (<i>Wired</i> has even already declared it passé: “<i>STOP</i> …

Information technology has revolutionalized financial services. So why is healthcare so far behind?

The U.S. leads the world in healthcare expenditures – an astounding $2.7 trillion in 2012 and rising every year. Yet in one recent study of medical …

Has Amazon EC2 become over subscribed?

Amazon has been telling conferences and anyone that cares to listen that they can handle anything we throw at them. They have always been cagey to …

Why IBM might ditch servers and become Intelligent Business Middleware

The tides of enterprise IT have shifted. While there’s still money to be made in selling servers, the innovation is now happening higher up the …

Welcome to Berkeley: Where Hadoop isn’t nearly fast enough

Tucked within the computer science deparment at the University of California, Berkeley, there’s an institution called AMPLab that’s making a name for …

This Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in Three Minutes

What is a bitcoin? Like exactly? It's digital currency and it's been around for a while now so what's all the fuss these days? It's because more and …

Bitcoin

Network vendors launch open-source OpenDaylight Project to standardize SDN

Cisco, (s csco) Juniper, (s jnpr), Big Switch Networks, Nuage Networks, VMware (s vmw) and several other network hardware and software vendors are …

Four Reasons Bitcoin Is Worth Studying

As Adam Ozimek points out Bitcoin has so far largely been greeted with eye-rolling by professional economists. One reason is that the cryptocurrency’s most enthusiastic advocates tend to subscribe to a hard-money, end-the-Fed worldview that is unpopular among elites. That has caused the latter to …

Seeking startup cred: SAP pushes HANA as a platform for data startups

SAP(s sap) and Kendall Square have a lot in common. They are both legacy tech powers that want to attract — and keep — shiny new data startups.<p>That’s …

Big data could mean big savings in health care – but here’s what has to happen first

An abundance of newly available information — from research and development data aggregated by pharmaceutical companies to digitized patient records …

10 YouTube Channels That Will Make You Smarter

1. Veritasium<p>2. Vsauce<p>3. C.G.P. Grey<p>4. MinutePhysics<p>5. Smarter Every Day<p>6. SciShow<p>7. Crash Course<p>8. Numberphile<p>9. ASAP Science<p>10. Bad Astronomy<p>"This …

Applied Micro’s cloud chip is an ARM-based, switch-killing machine

Applied Micro Circuits (s amcc), a chip firm that designs silicon parts for the computing and networking world, has spent the last three years making …

The Hidden Biases in Big Data

This looks to be the year that we reach peak big data hype. From wildly popular big data conferences to columns in major newspapers, the business and science worlds are focused on how large datasets can give insight on previously intractable challenges. The hype becomes problematic when it leads to …

The Revolutionary Touchfire iPad Keyboard | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Description</b><p><i>Note: The Touchfire keyboard featured in this promotion is only compatible with iPads 1, 2, 3, & 4. This product IS NOT compatible with the iPad Air or Mini. This promotion is for US customers only (all 50 states).</i><p>KEYBOARDING REINVENTED SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR iPAD<p>The Touchfire keyboard …

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Why The Euro Is Doomed In 4 Steps

In the beginning, it was just the "Greek debt crisis". Then markets realized Portugal, Ireland, Italy, and Spain were in bad shape too, and the PIIGS (or GIIPS) were born. But now Cyprus and Slovenia have run into trouble as well, giving us the ... SIC(K) PIGS? At this rate, we're going to have to …

Beamer Is Better Than Mountain Lion At AirPlay Video… On Any Mac!

Without a doubt, my favorite Mountain Lion feature is AirPlay Mirroring, which allows me to easily mirror whatever is happening on my Mac to my Apple TV. My girlfriend and I use it pretty much all the time to watch movies at night — I digitized our vast DVD collection long ago to save space. It’s …

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New Amazon CloudHSM service vows enterprise-grade security

Amazon(s amzn) Web Services runs on tons and tons of shared hardware. That’s a huge benefit in terms of cost but also spooks customers with strict …