The standardization effort is part of the Open Data Platform initiative, which is an industry effort to ensure all versions of Hadoop are based on the same Apache core.
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The partnership is all about multichannel lead nurturing, which refers to the ability to track lead prospects across digital, social and offline channels with relevant content.
Apple says the software framework will help medical experts analyze health, wellness and better understand modern-day diseases.
Verold's online 3D ambitions garnered attention from tech titans from e-commerce to software, inking deals with the likes of Amazon, Pearson Education and Autodesk, among others.
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Marketo most recently linked its engagement platform with Google AdWords and Google Analytics products in an effort to make marketing campaigns more measurable.
Twilio said it will support up to 4-way peer-to-peer calling, unlimited video connections, low latency relay and a mobile stack to deploy video on mobile platforms.
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With the help of Apple, acquisitions and new partnerships, Big Blue plans to tap into the vast amount of data offered by health-tracking devices.
The financial hit due to cyberattacks appears to be wildly overstated. Instead of $201 per record, actual insurance claims show a cost more like 58 cents per record, according to Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report.
This past weekend, the GE FirstBuild microfactory in Louisville, Kentucky, played host to the largest ever hack-a-thon devoted to home appliances.
Three executives will round out the leadership team of eBay CEO-designee Devin Wenig, who is currently acting as president of the eBay Marketplaces unit.
Hortonworks says it plans to incorporate SequenceIQ's portfolio into the Hortonworks Data Platform and ultimately transition the technology to the Apache Software Foundation.
The Mountain View, Calif.-headquartered company is also pushing out Google Cloud DNS into general availability trailed by a beta version of the VPN.