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Mercredi, 29 mai 2013

Each year around this time the analysts at Gartner go to work on a series of widely read reports called Hype Cycles that summarize the maturity and velocity of a staggering number of technologies. Spoiler alert: this year, we will introduce a new profile called “data-driven marketing” with a “transformational” benefit rating.…

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Mardi, 21 mai 2013

Today, not long after its recent acquisition of Enstratius, Dell announced a withdrawal from the public cloud IaaS market. This removes Dell’s current VMware-based, vCloud Datacenter Service from the market; furthermore, Dell will not launch an OpenStack-based public cloud IaaS offering later this year, as it had originally intended to do.…

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Lundi, 20 mai 2013

Despite some early pitfalls, the social network has successfully made the transition from start-up to publicly traded company.

It’s the eve of Facebook’s one-year IPO anniversary, and what a strange year it’s been.

The Menlo, California-based company has successfully ginned up revenue to the tune of $1.46 billion in its first reported quarter, up 36 percent from $1.06 billion a year ago, according to The Wall Street Journal.…

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Dimanche, 19 mai 2013

There are two completely different ways of looking at crowdfunding. It is either a) the best thing to happen to start-ups since Red Bull; or b) while sometimes useful, it’s no serious substitute for other sources of money, including family & friends. Even bootstrapping.

This may not endear me to some of my friends, but increasingly, I lean towards the latter.…