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10 Hot Hadoop Startups to Watch

As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes vastly important. Hadoop enables the processing of large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data value. Full Story »
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Salesforce.com to Spend Nearly $700 Million to Expand Headquarters

The move underscores the cloud software vendor's aggressive growth plans

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Google Shows More Love for Robots with Savioke Investment

The California startup aims at producing service robots for hospitals and other environments

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Tidemark Wants to Save European Companies From Excel Hell, Says CEO

The company will offer its hosted analytics applications in the UK, France, Germany and the Benelux region

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Oracle Overtakes IBM As Second-largest Software Vendor, Gartner Says

Global spending on software grew 4.8 percent overall last year

Analyst Corner

Intel Plays Defense Against ARM with Cloudera Stake

Beyond selling more x86 chips, the Intel investment could be pushing Cloudera away from software development for ARM

Top Line Interview

There's No Bubble in Business Wi-fi, Aerohive CEO Says

David Flynn sees a growing need for dense Wi-Fi networks with cloud-based management

News analysis

Millennials Rule the Valley: Enjoy It While It Lasts

Gen Y wants -- and is getting -- the most sexy jobs in the Silicon Valley. However, CIO.com Senior Writer Tom Kaneshige lets millennials in on the dirty little secret of the valley.

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Big Data Funding Spree Continues

Venture capital firms continue to funnel big sums of money to big data startups. Hadoop player Cloudera announced $160 million in new financing, and analytics startup Platfora raised $38 million.

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Lenovo Buys Mobile-related Patents for $100 Million

Unwired Planet is also licensing its remaining patent portfolio to the Chinese PC maker

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China's Alibaba Invests $215 Million in Tango Messaging App

Alibaba will get a seat on Tango's board of directors, and hold a minority stake

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Ex-autonomy Chief Lynch Slams HP, CEO Whitman Ahead of Shareholder Meeting

Lynch: Whitman has kept shareholders in the dark regarding its Autonomy accounting claims

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Tencent Deal Heats Up Rivalry in China's E-commerce Market

Tencent is joining forces with JD.com, another top Chinese e-commerce player

News analysis

Silicon Valley Tech Workers Living the Startup Dream Again

Thanks to blockbuster acquisitions such as Facebook's $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp, successful IPOs and a healthy environment for startups, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive again in the Silicon Valley.

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Salesforce.com CEO Benioff Says Company Landing More Big Deals

Former Oracle sales executive Keith Block is having a big impact for Salesforce.com, Benioff says