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Why The Internet Of Things Heralds The Next Great Economic Disruption

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The Internet of Things (IoT) may mean more than simply having devices and machines talking to each other. It potentially represents a profound shift affecting the way businesses and society operate. At this point, we're only just starting to grasp the implications these new technologies will have. This was the observation [...]

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The SQL Empire Strikes Back To Claim Agility

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Hadoop has introduced a lot of agility into the world of analytics and data integration. But through a variety of technologies, some of which were born to serve Hadoop, the SQL empire is now striking back to claim agility. A new group of technologies have been developed to address some of the long-standing challenges with the data warehouse ecosystem and with SQL databases in particular. By putting these technologies to work in intelligent and appropriate ways, it is now possible to move just as fast in the world of SQL as you can anywhere else.

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Amazon Simplifies Global Business With Cross-Region Data Replication

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces a new feature, Cross-Region Replication, simplifying the work of maintaining data in more than one location at the same time. This helps AWS customers that want - or need - to spread data and applications around the world.

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Pulse Mining Uses Tableau To Future Proof Its Legacy ERP

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One of the difficulties that legacy vendors have when competing in a world awash with cloud solutions is the impediments that their fundamental architecture create. A legacy solution that isn't built with application programming interfaces (APIs) not only makes it hard for third-party vendors to integrate solutions into the core [...]

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Eat Whole Grains For A Long Life, New Study Says

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Grains -- in their rawest form -- are linked to a longer life.

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Drinking And Driving? Not In The Car Of The Future

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What if you got into your car after having a few drinks at a bar--and it wouldn't start? The technology is only a few years away from public availability, and it could save thousands of lives, according to a new study.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Review Part 1 -- The New 1080p Champion

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With plenty of overclocking potential and a significant performance boost over its predecessors, Nvidia's GTX 960 earns its place as the current champion for 1080p gamers.

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The Battle Looms--Uber Developing Driverless Cars, Google Looking At Ridesharing

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Ah, what beautiful timing. Within an hour we have two announcements that are interesting in and of themselves, and fascinating when seen together. First up, a report from Bloomberg that suggests that Google is looking at creating its own ride hailing service. It makes sense when you consider that Google is designing its [...]

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Alibaba To Offer Loans To U.S. Businesses Through Lending Club

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has inked a partnership with peer-to-peer lending website Lending Club to help U.S. businesses purchase from China-based suppliers on the group’s online platforms. The partnership comes as billionaire Jack Ma is pushing the company beyond its home market. The group, which launched its U.S. website 11 [...]

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Canadian Solar To Scoop Up Sharp's U.S. Solar Project Developing Firm for $265M

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Sharp announced Tuesday that it's selling its U.S.-based solar project development business, Recurrent Energy, for $265 million in cash to Canadian Solar. Sharp paid $305 million in cash for San Francisco-based Recurrent in 2010. Back then, the Japanese electronics and solar panel maker wanted to gain a foothold in the solar [...]

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