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What is Hadoop - An Easy Explanation For Absolutely Anyone

<i>Originally posted here by Bernard Marr</i>.<p>When you learn about Big Data you will sooner or later come across this odd sounding word: Hadoop - but what …


Apple to Open First Retail Store in Singapore in Late 2016

The Pure Group today announced that its Pure Fitness gym located at Knightsbridge, a four-storey luxury shopping center in Singapore, will be closing on December 15, 2015 to make space for the first Apple Store in the country opening late 2016, per <i>Tech in Asia</i> and multiple Singaporean news …


Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

Last year, a young man walked into the Seattle airport and took the next flight to anywhere — and he hasn't come down since<p>The boarding procedure has …

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The Best Startup Accelerators Of 2015

Startup accelerators, now fixtures of the tech community, were hard to find just a few years ago.<p>When researchers Yael Hochberg and Susan Cohen began researching accelerators in 2010 and 2011, they could hardly find 10 true programs to rank. On Tuesday, Hochberg and Cohen released their latest …

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The Role of Webinars in the Sales and Marketing Process

<i>Editor's Note: Today's post comes courtesy of Tom Masotto, VP Product Marketing & Business Development at ON24, a cloud-based webinar …

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20 Incredible Marketing Automation Stats

Marketing automation is certainly on the rise. Take a look at 20 of the most incredible statistics about marketing automation's effectiveness, adoption, and growth.

V12 Group Announces Partnership with Swiss Re to Launch Multi-Channel Marketing Cloud to Reach Middle Market Life Insurance Consumers

RED BANK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 4, 2015–<p>V12 Group, a leading provider of data and a multi-channel digital marketing cloud, today announced a white label partnership with global reinsurer Swiss Re.<p>Through this exclusive partnership, Swiss Re will deploy V12 Group’s proprietary marketing …


Marketing clouds: who’s winning, who’s new, and who is completely and utterly confused

Adobe, Oracle, Marketo, and Salesforce are leading the marketing cloud charge in enterprise. But besides these usual suspects, newcomers like AgilOne, Sailthru, and Hubspot are giving the enterprise players a run for their money.<p>And what about Big Blue?<p>IBM, unfortunately, is burdened by a largely …


18 clouds in 5 buckets: The 5 different kinds of marketing clouds

In a 2,000-product marketing technology ecosystem, marketing clouds attempt to bring all the functionality you need into one place, in one system of record, with one unified profile of your customers, and one unified, simple user interface to control it all.<p>At least, that’s the theory.<p>To find and …


No one wants to buy from startups

I spend most days (and way too many nights and weekends) thinking about, evaluating, visiting, and coaching startups. It’s a never-ending series of pitches from people telling me they are about to take over the world to become the next Salesforce/Splunk/EMC, etc. But rarely, as part of their …


Security firm finds preinstalled malware on Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone

<i>Update: On Sunday March 8, Xiaomi contacted VentureBeat with a statement in response to the Bluebox report. Then on March 9, Bluebox told VentureBeat that the device may have been counterfeit and provided new findings.</i><p>Data security firm Bluebox has discovered preinstalled malware and a host of …


Apple ordered to pay $533 million for infringing patents with iTunes

Jury says software uses technology owned by Smartflash, a Texas-based patent licensing company<p>A federal jury in Texas this week ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million for infringing three patents owned by Smartflash, a Texas-based patent licensing company. The jury in Tyler, Texas, where Smartflash is …


Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

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Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.


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Gloucester fly-half James Hook has been called up to the Wales squad. Story to follow...

Wales vs Australia: Jake Ball aiming to hit Wallabies for six after missing out on his Baggy Green

Facing Australia on Saturday will be a special moment for Jake Ball, as the former cricket hopeful aims to help Wales hit the Wallabies for six.<p>Ball …

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Shane Williams retires for good and sets his sights on coaching Wales

Record-breaking wing calls time on his playing career (and this time he means it) and wants to climb to the top of the coaching ladder<p>At first glance it is not obvious that the straggly-bearded creature crossing the car park of the Gower Golf Club in Cefn Goleu, just outside Swansea, is Shane …

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$76 worth of paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (7 apps total)

We showed you more than $50 worth of paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free for a limited time on Tuesday — in fact, a few are still …


Enhancing the Feeling of Space: The Cresta Residence Designed by Jonathan Segal FAIA

There are those who say that “Less is more” and then, there are those who express their dissatisfaction and state that “Less is never more—less is …

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See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

It’s a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country’s most visited websites.<p>An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires–but we already kind of …


11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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