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Think Europeans are more into data privacy than Americans? Think again.

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For all the talk of a trade war breaking out between the U.S. and European Union over online privacy, it may well be that consumers in the two markets have pretty similar expectations regarding what happens with their personal data. That at least appears to be one of the conclusions drawn by London-based analyst house

Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

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At Gartner’s European Business Intelligence conference, held the first week of February, the gap between the IT led business intelligence groups and digital marketers couldn’t have been more clear.   The expected “big data” hype was visible all over the exhibit hall, but it was a stretch to see where any vendors were pitching solutions that would

Big Data versus small data: Unpicking the paradox

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Can NoSQL and relational both be adaptable? NoSQL and Big Data crashed into the ordered world of relational architectures a few years back, thanks to services like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.…

Podcast Q&A: BB 10 data plans? Ink in Surface RT? Console gaming v. phones?

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It’s another edition of the weekly call-in show where we answer your tech questions. We start this one off with more impressions of the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone and then dive right in to our Q&A. To be a part of the show, just call in and leave a voicemail at 262-KCTOFEL. If you do, we’ll play

Samsung Invests In Cloudant, A CIA-Backed, YC Alum That Specializes In Database-As-A-Service Technologies

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Samsung continues to make good on its commitment to investing in more startups that will help it build out its portfolio of services beyond hardware. Today the company announced that it has taken a strategic investment in Cloudant — a specialist in cloud-based mobile enterprise solutions, specifically around the area of NoSQL and database-as-a-service technology. By way

Gun-Death Data Boldly Illustrates Stolen Years

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Data visualization firm Periscopic has developed a dark but thoughtful graphic showing the number of gun deaths in the United States in 2010 in terms of years of life that could have been.

Samsung Ventures backs Cloudant with undisclosed investment

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Cloudant, the start up that puts its NoSQL database service on your choice of clouds, is getting an undisclosed investment from Samsung Ventures, the investment arm of the gigantic Korean electronics conglomerate. Cloudant CEO Derek Schoettle The new funding comes after a similar undisclosed investment from  In-Q-Tel, an investment company tied to the US intelligence

Welcome back, Michael Dell: It’s time to reclaim your name

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A lot is being said and a lot will be said about Michael Dell’s decision to take the company he started in 1984 in his college dorm room private (with some cash from Silver Lake Partners, Microsoft and other investors.) People are also going to point out that karma is a bitch. Others will say that

Big Data Collection Colliding with Privacy Concerns

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A recent push in the IT industry to collect and monetize big data is headed for a clash with privacy concerns from Internet users and potential regulation from some governments, according to tech analyst firm Ovum.

Salesforce.com has acquired French startup EntropySoft

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Salesforce.com has acquired EntropySoft, a French startup that offers content integration solutions. A spokesperson confirmed that the deal recently closed, but the company won’t be making a formal announcement. EntropySoft’s sales executive Serge Guillerme updated his LinkedIn account this month to reflect his new position as a customer success strategy manager at Salesforce. The technology is
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