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Amazon is raring to take on Google’s AdWords with its new ad placement platform called Amazon Sponsored Links. In a move that clearly hints at Amazon’s intent to reduce Google’s online advertising monopoly, the online retailer will begin testing the new placement platform later this year, according to some reports,

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Premier photo-sharing company, Instagram just released a string of advert-analytic tools with the aim to enable brands monitor the performance of their “paid and organic” content on Instagram. The suite consists of three analytical tools: 1) account insights – which enables enterprises monitor brand awareness on Instagram through impressions, reach, and

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Microsoft’s latest offering on Windows Azure is the non-relational DocumentDB – a fully managed NoSQL document database, and a search tool that Azure-based developers can utilise in their applications. Director of product marketing at Microsoft Azure, Vibhor Kapoor wrote, “Azure DocumentDB is a managed NoSQL document database-as-a-service that provides the

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Shipment and Logistics service provider UPS is the latest to have been affected by an online security breach. Chelsea Lee, a spokesperson for the UPS said on Wednesday that 51 of its stores in 24 different states throughout the US had been attacked by a malware, exposing information such as

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The class action filed against the social networking site earlier this month, which could become Europe’s largest data privacy suit, has now gained more than 60,000 supporters. The lawsuit is filed by the group ‘Europe v Facebook’, which is headed by law student Max Schrems, and has 25,000 members. Each

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Zumigo Corporation, a company specialising in mobile device location and identity verification, today announced it is an inaugural member of the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, launched today by Wells Fargo & Company. The Startup Accelerator is a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas could shape future customer experiences in financial services.

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Red Hat, Inc. the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Open Virtual Appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, enabling organisations with VMware-based infrastructures to easily and rapidly deploy and evaluate Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform for proof of concept deployments. Designed to meet growing

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BlockCorp, a cryptocurrency research and development company, has released its latest platform for bitcoin analytics, BlockTrail, competing with the likes of Blockchain.info and Blockr. “We could imagine a day in the future where people will evaluate where the money has come from,” entrepreneur and CEO Bechar said on Monday, pointing

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Big Data startup Everstring has acquired $12 million in funding which it intends to utilize in enlisting more data scientists to assist enterprises in identifying prospective sales leads and new clients through predictive analytics. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital and

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Gartner has released this year’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, a report that looks at technologies that are — or have the potential to — transforming the way businesses operate. The report scans a spectrum of influential technologies ranging from robots to 3D bioprinting systems to ‘software-defined anything’, but two

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