Monthly Archives: September 2015

What Good Is an In-Hadoop JSON Database? #StrataHadoop

What Good Is an In-Hadoop JSON Database? #StrataHadoop

MapR CMO Jack Norris won’t tell us if an IPO is still in the cards this year for his big data crunching startup. But he had plenty to share about the news his company is making at Strata + Hadoop World, which runs through Thursday at Javits Center in

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Whaaaa…. Customers Don’t Trust Advertising?

Whaaaa.... Customers Don’t Trust Advertising?

Hard as it may be for some brands to accept, a new survey by the Salt Lake City-based Experticity finds there is a growing mistrust on the part of consumers for brands and their advertising. And yes, this includes the fun formats, like social media. As it happens, this finding

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Azure Container Service Could Alter Your Business

Does your business’ day-to-day success depend upon the functionality of any single core component of software, especially one produced by any name-brand manufacturer? Remember when such a dependence was touted as a good thing? Today, Microsoft took a major strategic step forward in building out its Azure platform — one

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Medium Lands $57M, Promises to ‘Think Big’

Medium Lands $57M, Promises to 'Think Big'

San Francisco-based Medium — the poster child for User Generated Content — just got $57 million. The Series B round was led by Andreessen Horowitz with "significant participation" from Google Ventures and Greylock Partners, the company announced on its website. The funds are in addition to the $25 million

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Woo Hoo: Google Makes Email Cool Again

Woo Hoo: Google Makes Email Cool Again

Email — a workhorse tool you rarely think about but can't live without — has been recast by Google as cool, useful and, most importantly, as relevant as ever despite the dominance of social media.  How? Email is the driver behind one of the new tools Google unveiled for Advertising Week,

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Microsoft Preps For Web Engagement Play With Adxstudio Deal

Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft has acquired the products business of CRM portal solutions provider called Adxstudio. The company, which is based in Regina, the capital city of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, has been a long-standing partner of Microsoft and in fact also maintains an office in Redmond.

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With Content Marketing Maturity Comes Content Marketing Tech

With Content Marketing Maturity Comes Content Marketing Tech

The attendees of this year’s Content Marketing World in Cleveland saw a different kind of conference from years past. And it wasn't the fact that Nick Offerman’s keynote included a dirty song about his wife, although that was a conference first for me.

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German Digital Publisher Buys Business Insider

Berlin-based Axel Springer, one of the largest digital publishing houses in Europe, bought Business Insider in a deal that values the company at $422 million. Springer is paying $343 million to buy 88 percent of the company after taking a 9 percent share during a funding round last January.

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