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SAP Big Data Bus Part Of Overall Effort To Build Developer Community

Big data is a catch-all term for describing any form of data analytics that requires the processing of data, be it by the gigabyte, terabyte or in the nose-bleed realm of petabyte-scale workloads. SAP’s big data push is embodied in a custom, decked-out tour bus that the company parked in front of …

Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

Over the last few years, interest in coding (especially for the web) has led to a blossoming of resources that help average people learn how to …

You Might Not Have Realized Just How Much The 'Department Store' Has Collapsed

The fascination with the decline of JCPenney obscures a much bigger retail story: The traditional "department story" is in a seemingly endless death spiral.<p>This story is driven home in two simple charts.<p>First, check out this one from Citi, which breaks retail sales down into the various component …

Beyond Price: Comparison Shopping 2.0 Is About Customer Experience

iStockphoto.com/mbortolino<p>E-commerce is undergoing some radical changes as price-based comparison shopping loses steam, forcing online merchants to …

Bill Gates Has Secretly Invested In A Social Network For Scientists, Reports Say

Neither Gates nor the company would confirm his involvement but it is the kind of company that would take Gates' fancy.<p>ResearchGate is a Berlin-based, five-year-old social network for scientists. It wants them to find breakthroughs faster by helping them work together.<p>The company never officially …

Why Chinese moms love name-brand toys and American moms sew sock puppets

We hear all the time about how global millennials work, travel, date and shop, but we rarely hear about how they mother.<p>To reach this critical market, it’s worth examining the choices of Chinese and American customers in the demographic, born in late 1970s to the early 2000s. For example, China’s …