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Oracle Continues March To Cloud Buying Data As A Service Broker Datalogix

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Oracle byplane flying. Oracle added another piece to its growing cloud portfolio today, buying digital-marketing, Data as a Service broker Datalogix. The move not only gives Oracle another cloud tool, it’s one that’s aimed directly at marketers, an area where Oracle is fighting hard with rival Salesforce.com and others for dominance. The announcement did not include terms.

How Mobile And Social Feeds Government’s Appetite For Innovation

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government-issue-iphone Editor’s note: Anne Altman is the general manager of IBM U.S. Federal and Government Industries.
Applications that simply deliver information can be useful, but government agencies are now pushing user engagement to new heights. With 173 million people in the U.S.

Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire

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corfire Just days after Dutch digital commerce provider Adyen announced a $250 million round of funding, another heavily capitalised player in the space has made an acquisition to up its game.

Skytap Raises $35M For Its Cloud-Based Enterprise Development And Testing Service

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2014-12-17_1712 Skytap is a service that aims to help dev and test teams in the enterprise work more efficiently (and test their code more often).

Windows 10 Hits 1.5M Testers, With 450K Using The OS “Day To Day”

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windows10 Microsoft’s Windows 10 has around 450,000 users on a daily basis, according to the software company. A new blog post from the Windows team highlighted the statistic, also noting that it has collected 1.5 million testers for its preview operating system. That number was 1 million on October 13.

Sinch Goes Global With SMS API For Developers

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Screenshot 2014-12-17 11.43.57 Sinch, the newly spun out Rebtel company, has launched its SMS API globally, offering the ability for developers to add SMS integration to their app or website in 105 different countries across the globe. The product was initially developed under the Rebtel umbrella before Sinch took $12 million in funding to spin out the business this May.

Salesforce Will Integrate With External File Storage Providers, With Microsoft Up First

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screen-shot-2014-05-29-at-1-32-27-pm Salesforce, a SaaS CRM provider, announced a new product this morning that will connect external file storage solutions to its cloud-based products. In English, that means that if you store your digital goods on other services, but use them inside of Salesforce’s various tools, you’ll soon have a far simpler way to do so.

RapidMiner Adds Streams To Bring Real Time To Its Big Data Processing

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Man's hand drawing big data venn diagram with volume, velocity and variety circles overlapping. RapidMiner announced their new Streams service today to enable customers to capture streams of data and process it in real time. RapidMiner CEO Michele Chambers explained this could be particularly useful when it comes to capturing and processing Internet of Things or industrial sensor data and getting back answers in seconds.

Aiming To Be A ‘B2B Google’ For Business Intel, Mattermark Raises $6.5M Led By Foundry Group

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big data visualization Mattermark, the business intelligence site that pivoted out of YC-backed curation site Referly, is today announcing that it has raised a round of $6.5 million, funding that the startup will use the funding to build out its ambition to be a “B2B Google.” Read More

Profitable SaaS Startup Buffer Breaks Down How It Spends Its Revenue

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tech-ipo Buffer, a startup that provides social media management tools, today posted a breakdown of how its spends its revenue on salaries, servers, and other expenses. The post is sufficiently detailed that it is worth examining, as it includes a number of data points that we, the public, tend to lack about private companies.
Contrary to what some haters will tell you, not all SaaS companies burn cash.

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