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Here's another sign that Amazon's $7 billion cloud business is crushing its competition

According to the annual "Private SaaS Company Survey" run by Pacific Crest, AWS owns 40% of the server market for small and medium sized app companies.<p>Its main competitors, Salesforce1 and Microsoft Azure, each took only 5% and 3% of the market, respectively, with about 37% saying they're still …

Cloud Computing

Analyzing Big Data: 8 Tips For Finding The Signals Within The Noise

Your business is collecting more data on its customers and business operations than ever before. In fact, your company data is likely to double in size every two years based on current trends. In theory, this growing stockpile of data should equate to an increase in meaningful insights as well. …

Big Data

Walmart Takes A Swipe At Amazon By Opening Up Its Cloud Management Software

Walmart appears to be flexing its muscles in the software industry after announcing today that it will open-source its OneOps code, making it easier for developers to hop from cloud to cloud, the <i>New York Times</i> reports.<p>The move, Walmart said at an annual meeting, is meant to increase competition …

How The New York Times uses predictive analytics algorithms

Most print media companies have struggled to make money in the 21st century, but The New York Times is using predictive analytics tools to gain a …

Media Industry

Amazon sets sights on massive Internet of things opportunity with new cloud offering

Amazon plans to announce a cloud-based service for the Internet of things this week at its AWS Re:Invent trade show, according to sections of a memo</i> …

Apple has bought 2 artificial-intelligence companies in 4 days

Bloomberg reports that Apple has bought Perceptio, a company that makes image-recognition technology for smartphones, its second AI deal in four days.<p>Perceptio was developing "deep learning" technology for smartphones, that allowed phones to independently identify images without relying on external …

Artificial Intelligence

Will Google's and Samsung's Investments in Mobile Payments Pay Off?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- <b>Google</b> (GOOGL) (GOOG) and <b>Samsung</b> (SSNLF) this week made interesting announcements related to mobile payments, but these …

Cloudera Fast Forward Labs

Neural networks are generating a lot of excitement, as they are quickly proving to be a promising and practical form of machine intelligence. At Fast …

Cloud Computing Set to Transform Home Security

The development of centralised server platforms is expediting the adoption of home automation panels for security purposes.<p>The spread of cloud …

Apple Music interview: 'Algorithms can't do it alone – you need a human touch'

Apple isn’t just gunning for Spotify with its new Apple Music streaming service. It’s gunning for radio broadcasters.<p>Its combination of live radio station Beats 1 and a range of non-live stations programmed by DJs aims to seduce listeners away from traditional radio, and then sell some of them a …

Apple Music