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Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

Through a variety of partnerships, Wave for Big Data aims to open new data sources to Salesforce's Analytics Cloud


At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory

Google gives Android developers new tools for tracking app performance

Now in alpha, 'Fetch as Google' aims to help developers confirm that an app URI works and see how Google renders it

Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing

PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

One-third of all PayPal transactions now come from mobile, the company says

'Attack of the Data Silos 2': Coming soon to an enterprise near you

ERP was supposed to get rid of the silo problem, but today's do-it-yourself analytics trend threatens to bring it back

Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

Also new in Tableau Online 9.0 is a sync feature for on-premises data

Oracle zeroes in on Hadoop data with new analytics tool

New offering focuses on spatial and graph capabilities

Citrix launches Workspace Cloud with BYOD flexibility

Enterprises can deliver a customized IT environment for each user, combining resources on premises and in the cloud

Aflac CMO Michael Zuna

How Aflac put claims processing in the fast lane

Aflac, an insurer with $120 billion in assets, can now receive, process and pay most individual claims in just one business day, thanks to streamlined IT systems.

Google's self-driving cars of tomorrow face the mean streets of today

Google's cars have been in 11 accidents in their six years of testing, the company says

cloud apps

IBM aims to help developers build analytics-driven cloud apps

Big Blue has introduced new services for its Bluemix cloud development platform to help developers create cloud applications for mobile, Internet of Things, supply-chain analytics and intelligent infrastructure solutions.

Facebook study disputes the 'echo chamber' effect

Almost 30 percent of news articles shared by users cut across ideological lines, Facebook researchers say

Big data companies argue their case at Demo Traction

The recent event gave up and coming companies four minutes to explain why they matter, followed by Q&A with judges.

how old

I'm liking Microsoft's new age guessing website

With a couple of spring/summer concerts in my near future at which I'm bound to feel a bit age-conscious (no, am not going to see Taylor Swift), the arrival of Microsoft's How-Old.net website couldn't be better.

Bank Vault

Why major banks and financial institutions are growing their use of mainframes

Mainframe's continuing growth and dominance in mission-critical fields, such as with financial institutions and banking, is attributable to a number of factors, including their unsurpassed transaction power, analytical speed, zero...

Google launches a service for storing big data

Google finally opens up its speedy BigTable technology for third-party use

Want to buy SAP software? There's an app (store) for that

New SAP store aims to simplify enterprise software purchases

SAP CEO touts tighter Google ties

He also said SAP has "zero interest" to acquire Salesforce

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