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Beware the Big Errors of ‘Big Data’

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We?re more fooled by noise than ever before, and it?s because of a nasty phenomenon called ?big data?. Big data may mean more information, but it also means more false information.

ComodIT takes on autoscaling as it moves towards being a ‘cloud brokering enabler’

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ComodIT, the Belgian startup that’s trying to take on the likes of Opscode and Puppet Labs (see disclosure) as the IT automation service of choice among enterprise devops, has added autoscaling capabilities to its arsenal. As it set out in a blog post, the company also released an open-source Python library so users can integrate

Podcast: Ballmer’s in the Dell, do tweets ruin TV? And how ISPs are not like gas pumps

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In this week’s show we delve into the past with news of Dell going private (with Microsoft’s help), peer into the future of TV and Twitter, and examine our present conundrum of how ISPs can’t rely on their meters to measure your broadband usage. document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-2301d50639fa85ca2990c86225420c1b').submit(); (Download) Subscribe via RSS iTunes Stitcher Radio

Meet The Next 10 Companies To Come Out Of StartX, Stanford’s Student Startup Accelerator

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Stanford’s student startup accelerator, StartX, had its eighth demo day tonight in Palo Alto, showing off the latest class of 11 companies* to go through the program. The accelerator, which just raised another $400,000, has already had about 100 startups go through, raising $100 million along the way between them. This next batch is hoping

Investors make a $27M bet in ad-tech startup DataXu

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DataXu pulled in $27 million in funding today, proving that investors continue to see potential in the massively complicated world of ad-tech. The Boston-based startup was founded by a group of MIT scientists who wrote the combinatorial language for NASA’s Mars mission. To commercialize the tech, the scientists brought in executives with digital media and consumer electronics

Funding Daily: Decisions, decisions

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Making decisions can be hard. I know, I am a Libra. Investors and entrepreneurs are both faced with making big decisions every single day. As for me, my choices are generally on a smaller scale. It isn’t “should I invest in this company” or “how much to invest at what valuation.” Rather, I deliberate over what

Teradata rides big data wave in Q4, does better than expected

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Which, if big data is all it is cracked up to be, shouldn't be possible Systems vendor Teradata is riding the twin waves of traditional data warehousing and new-fangled big data munching, and is doing a pretty good job positioning itself to stay relevant in an increasingly Hadoopy world. …

Radware buys Strangeloops to address need for speed

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Nobody wants to browse a sluggish online shopping site — it doesn’t matter if you’re at a Starbucks with a smartphone or sitting in front of a networked PC. That need for speed is why Radware is acquiring Strangeloops, a specialist in web performance optimization. Terms of the deal, announced Thursday, were not disclosed but the move

Why Credit Card Companies Need Some Madison Avenue Style

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Image copyright Gregory James Van RaalteIn 2012, companies like PayPal, Google and Apple made major announcements in the mobile wallets and offers space. Credit card companies were not nearly as noisy, but 2013 could be the year that all changes. Financial institutions are embracing digital offers out of necessity because revenue from current sources is in

Microsoft to get huge datacentre in China

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Big clouds and big datacentres are big in China. Local company 21Vianet is building a new datacentre which should be completed this year - ready for Microsoft to move in.
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