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Kleiner Perkins to Invest $200 Million in Enterprise Startups This Year Kleiner Perkins to Invest $200 Million in Enterprise Startups This Year Courtesy Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Venture capitalist Matt Murphy says this year could be even bigger for corporate-software maker. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers will invest at least $200 million this year in mobile applications and cloud computing services for corporate users, investment partner Matt Murphy said. The Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, which boosted its enterprise-technology investments in 2012, will also seek security-startup investments, Murphy said in an interview.
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Mark Leet PhotographyThe three founders of Ayasdi, from left, Gurjeet Singh, Gunnar Carlsson and Harlan Sexton. Ayasdi is a data analysis start-up built on the career of one man: Gunnar Carlsson, a professor of mathematics at Stanford. Government spending for science has helped a lot too. Dr. Carlsson was the principal investigator on research projects that were financed, from 2000 to 2008, with $10 million from the National Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or Darpa. Ayasdi: A Big Data Start-Up With a Long History Ayasdi: A Big Data Start-Up With a Long History
Infusionsoft gets $54M venture investment from Goldman Sachs - Phoenix Business Journal Infusionsoft gets $54M venture investment from Goldman Sachs - Phoenix Business Journal Infusionsoft, the Chandler-based small-business marketing software company, has received a $54 million venture capital investment from a group led by Goldman Sachs. The move comes after revenue growth and a brisk hiring pace by Infusionsoft last year as well as a move to a new headquarters building that will accommodate 1,000 employees or more. “We’re pleased to welcome new investors who share our belief that successful small businesses are the engine behind the economy,” says Infusionsoft co-founder and CEO Clate Mask.
Samsung and Android was a Huge success to the mobile industry since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy S. Sadly, a report from Bloomberg Businessweek confirms that Samsung will begins its plan on moving away from Android platform step by step , by adopting a New fresh OS, which called Tizen. Samsung confirms that it will be launching Tizen OS powered Smartphones during this year. The Main reason of this action that the Korean giant wants to take more control on its Mobile experience the company's delivering to its users. Having its own eco system will give Samsung a full control on updates, features and hardware specifications of all its products. Samsung confirm plans to move away from Android Platform this year Samsung confirm plans to move away from Android Platform this year
This year in cloud: Amazon-almost-all-the-time and the other 5 top stories of 2012 — Cloud Computing News Instead of the usual look back at the top cloud stories of the week, here’s my list of the top cloud computing-related threads of 2012, all of which will continue to play out over the next year. 1: One word: Amazon Make that three words: Amazon Web Services. This year in cloud: Amazon-almost-all-the-time and the other 5 top stories of 2012 — Cloud Computing News
New framework: 2013 and beyond - What will appear and disappear in our lives | Trends in the Living NetworksTrends in the Living Networks New framework: 2013 and beyond - What will appear and disappear in our lives | Trends in the Living NetworksTrends in the Living Networks As a futurist, the end of the year means it is once again time to release a structured look at the future. As every year, at Future Exploration Network we are using a substantially different format from our most other annual frameworks, 12 Themes for 2012 and Zeitgeist 2011. This year we are focusing on what will appear and disappear in our everyday lives next year and beyond. We are once again collaborating with Richard Watson of NowandNext.com, following the extensive work we’ve done together in the past, notably on the famous ‘London tube map’ 2007+ Trend Blend (the original trendsetter for all the other city underground trend maps over the last years), 2008+ Trend Blend, and our highly popular Extinction Timeline. As always the framework is released on a Creative Commons license so please feel free to download and share.
Today Google+ is announcing its first major new product, Communities, which lets users create groups, organize, and communicate around their interests. It's a clear effort to define Google+ against competitors like Facebook and Twitter. It's not about organizing around friends and family or following your interests in real time. Google+ debuts new Communities feature to help users 'find their tribe' Google+ debuts new Communities feature to help users 'find their tribe'
Brings j2 Critical Mass in Web Media Space --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- (NasdaqGS: JCOM), the provider of business cloud services, today announced that it has acquired , a leading media company in the technology market. The acquisition provides j2 a series of world-class web properties, including PCMag.com, ComputerShopper, ExtremeTech, and Geek.com. The purchase price was approximately , net of certain post-closing adjustments, and was funded out of j2's cash on hand. The transaction is anticipated to be immediately accretive and to contribute approximately to 2013 revenues. j2 Global Acquires Ziff Davis, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) j2 Global Acquires Ziff Davis, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM)
How a $20 tablet from India could blindside PC makers, educate billions and transform computing as we know it Suneet Tuli, the 44-year-old CEO of UK/Canadian/Indian startup Datawind, is having a taxing day. “I’m underwater,” he says as he struggles to find a cell signal outside a restaurant in Mumbai. Two days from then, on Sunday Nov. 11, the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee, will have unveiled the seven-inch Aakash 2 tablet computer Tuli’s company is selling to the government for distribution to 100,000 university students and professors. (If things go well, the government plans to order as many as 5.86 million.) In the meantime, Tuli is deluged with calls from reporters, and every day his company receives thousands of new orders for the commercial version of the Aakash 2. How a $20 tablet from India could blindside PC makers, educate billions and transform computing as we know it
A book in The Future. It is The Future. You wake up at dawn and fumble on the bedstand for your (Google) Glass. Peering out at the world through transparent screens, what do you see? If you pick up a book, do you see a biography of its author, an analysis of the chemical composition of its paper, or the share price for its publisher? The World Is Not Enough: Google and the Future of Augmented Reality - Alexis C. Madrigal The World Is Not Enough: Google and the Future of Augmented Reality - Alexis C. Madrigal
Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images In the title of his latest book, Wired Editor Chris Anderson is clear that he thinks the maker movement will change the world. Enabled by a swath of new technologies, the hacker culture known for tinkering with computer software is moving into the physical world, giving rise to new forms of art, manufacturing, and industrial design. And as Anderson explains in “Makers: The New Industrial Revolution,” this union of Web culture and the real world could change everything from American manufacturing to business creation to primary and secondary education. Wired editor Chris Anderson and Slate's David Plotz discuss “Makers" and the DIY movement.
NEW YORK CITY — Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, always game for a little tech trash talk, said that Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system would be “the end of Windows” and that “Windows is irrelevant.” Benioff, answering questions at a press conference at the Cloudforce show in Manhattan, mostly kept to the script of promoting Salesforce’s cloud services during the Q&A session with reporters and analysts. The main Cloudforce keynote mostly mimicked all the announcements at Dreamforce last month, except for the just-announced addition of 20 social analytics services to its Marketing Cloud. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: Windows 8 is ‘the end of Windows’
Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software But that was in 1978. Now, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, “e-discovery” software can analyze documents in a fraction of the time for a fraction of the cost. In January, for example, Blackstone Discovery of Palo Alto, Calif., helped analyze 1.5 million documents for less than $100,000. Some programs go beyond just finding documents with relevant terms at computer speeds.
Google reportedly set to blow open the tablet market later this year with $99 Nexus tablet Google (GOOG) and its hardware partner ASUS are reportedly planning to launch a new $99 Nexus tablet this year that could open up the tablet market to a massive new group of consumers. The report comes from Digitimes on Thursday, and it cites unnamed industry sources in claiming two new Nexus tablets are currently in the works. The first will apparently be a thinner version of the current $199 Nexus 7 and the second will be a new $99 model. Both tablets will utilize display panels from HannStar Display, the report claims. $99 is often thought of as the magic price point that makes purchase decisions far less difficult for consumers, and if Google can hit that price with a decent piece of hardware, it could very well mount a solid defense against Apple’s (AAPL) rumored upcoming iPad mini, which will be unveiled next month at a price point of either $249 or $299 according to earlier reports. Read
High performance access to file storage Acording to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, 2012 is "the most epic year in Microsoft history," and the launch of Windows 8 is a bigger deal to Redmond than the launch of Windows 95. "Windows 95 was certainly the biggest thing in the last 20 years until now," Ballmer told The Seattle Times. "I think Windows 8 certainly surpasses it." His opinion of Windows 8's import is, indeed, epic. Ballmer: Win8 'certainly surpasses' Win95 in importance
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