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Pivotal spiffs up Hadoop and GemFire to meet enterprise big data challenges

Pivotal, the EMC(s emc)-VMware(s vmw) spinoff that aims to bring a re-architected, battle-tested Hadoop to the enterprise, has incorporated the …

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Google+ is automatically creating your own year in review video

If you're anything like us, the thought of sifting through mountains of media to create a year in review video is more than a little intimidating. However, it just got a lot easier for some Google+ members. The social network is now using Auto Awesome to create year in review clips for anyone who …

Flash Player Sandbox Now Available for Safari on Mac OS X

Over the last few years, Adobe has protected our Flash Player customers through a technique known as sandboxing. Thus far, we have worked with …

Terrified of Street Photography? Here's How I Do It - Digital Photography School

I am still far from comfortable but I look forward to street photography as well on my trips. These are the things that got me started, even if …

BigML turns its cloud prediction engine toward text

BigML, a machine-learning-based cloud service that lets users generate statistical predictions from their complex data, has revamped the service to …

Payments Startup MobiKwik Launches Mobile Wallet As India’s Central Bank Acts To End Country’s Cash Dependence

In a move that could ease paper money’s stranglehold over the Indian economy and society, Mobikwik is releasing a mobile wallet for the country’s burgeoning smartphone-class to digitally buy goods directly from merchants. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is empowering payment companies to facilitate …

Hyperlocal Power: Urban Compass Raises $20M At A $150M Valuation; Adds Advance Publications And Marc Benioff As Investors

Urban Compass, the young New York startup that emerged from stealth mode in May with a home rentals platform and accompanying hyperlocal social network, has closed a Series A round of funding totalling $20 million. The new investment values the company at what sources tell me is $150 million.<p>With …

Microsoft and GlacierWorks team up to bring Everest to your screen

GlacierWorks, founded by renowned mountaineer David Breashears, has joined forces with Internet Explorer to put the world's highest peak at your fingertips with Everest: Rivers of Ice. The exploration platform works in any browser, but it's specifically optimized for IE 10's touch-based technology. …

Here's How Apple Is Spending Its $145 Billion Pile Of Cash

This is why the Cupertino-based company chose to fund its recently expanded capital return plan with a $17 billion bond offering. This also allowed Apple to increase its quarterly dividend by 15 percent in the second quarter. Apple now pays approximately $11 billion in total annual dividends, …

Google Glass Year In Review

It’s been a little over a year since Google started teasing something it called “Project Glass.” The futuristic, wearable computer that would change the way that you interact with the world was nothing more than a series of rumors for months before it was “formally introduced” in April 2012. Not …

Computer visionary says he knows who invented Bitcoin

The inventor of Bitcoin has been shrouded in a mystery so complete, it's baffled even core developers for the virtual currency. Who is Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym for the person or group of people who came up with the original idea for the electronic cash system in 2008?<p>After contributing …

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Yahoo Tumblrs for Cool: Board Approves $1.1 Billion Deal as Expected

The Yahoo board has approved a massive $1.1 billion all-cash deal to buy Tumblr.<p>It’s not clear when the official vote was taken, but sources close to …

The World's Most Powerful Computer Network Is Being Wasted on Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining machines are insane powerhouses, and they're only getting crazier. How much power is getting sunk into the digital cryptocurrency? …

Microsoft’s Bing integrates Facebook Likes and comments

Microsoft is continuously adding new features to its Bing search engine, and this time around the company has added integration for Facebook that …

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Bought Apple Stock Instead Of Its Gadgets

Did you buy an Apple product between those dates?<p>Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).<p>You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).<p>We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the …

Amazon Is Reportedly Building a 3D Smartphone You Can Control with Your Eyeballs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says that Amazon is expanding its hardware offerings with a whole new line …