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Starcounter, the combined in-memory database engine and application server provider, has secured $1.8 million in financing, they announced yesterday. “We are impressed with the way Starcounter’s groundbreaking database technology helps developers bring new applications to market fast and at a low cost,” vouched Johan Englund, Investment Manager at Industrifonden. “Starcounter

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Political parties contesting for the upcoming elections in UK can now up their game with Twitter’s latest geo-targeted advertising. Postcard targeting allows for campaign targeting on a much more granular level. The geo-targeting will provide advertisers (or campaigning political parties) accessibility to specific regions, metropolitan areas and postcodes. With this

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Advanced data analytics has been used across the whole sporting spectrum to improve scouting, coaching and fan engagement. Baseball, football, and even ice hockey teams have got in on the act. The NBA themselves are no strangers to data analytics– but the latest tech in basketball talent scouting is a bit

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Cloud-based data visualization startup DataHero has gone into an alliance with Marketo, the market automation tool provider, according to an announcement that came early last week. Through this collaboration Marketo’s 3,000+ customers will be able to tap analytics from lead activity reports to identify the sources, campaigns, and leads that

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Tamr, the MIT CSAIL spin-off startup that deals in Big Data, has snapped up the former executive VP and CTO at Informatica Corporation James Markarian to act as an advisor. Tamr co-founder and CEO Andy Palmer lauded the industry veteran: “He’s been a visionary leader in data technologies on the

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CloudBerry Lab, the California, US based vendor of cloud backup and cloud storage management solutions has made Storage Competency Partner with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), it announced earlier last week. Alexey Serkov, the CTO at CloudBerry Lab said while speaking of the enormity of the development:

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Big DataIndustrial Goods & ServicesNews

Ford have been at the forefront of top-down big data analytics from the get-go. In our interview with Ford’s Chief Data Scientist Mike Cavaretta last year, he alluded to the opening of a research centre, to propel Ford’s big data research to dizzying new heights. Now, this plan has come to

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Antuit, a Singapore based global Big Data solutions startup, has garnered $56 million in funding from the leading global investment bank, Goldman Sachs.It is hoped the funding will bolster global expansion through organic growth and acquisitions. Arijit Sengupta, Antuit’s CEO explains, “The rapidly growing $10 billion plus Big Data services

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The distributed systems outfit Basho Technologies have secured a $25 million Series G funding that will see expansion in development and marketing activities. The company also charted record sales growth in 2014, it revealed earlier last week. Existing investor Georgetown Partners spearheaded the round. Basho’s open source distributed NoSQL database,

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Data ScienceNews

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas saw automaker Ford reveal its ‘Smart Mobility Plan and 25 Global Experiments’ designed as a move to change mobility worldwide. “Even as we showcase connected cars and share our plans for autonomous vehicles, we are here at CES with a higher purpose,”

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