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In the increasingly crowded mobile-app space, promotional apps are easily ignored: apps you might download and forget about a few days later, remembering them only to delete them later on. QMx Interactive would like to change all of that with a new sci-fi tie-in. Read more »

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Terry Jones of Fluidinfo, Hilary Mason of bit.ly, Bill McColl of Cloudscale, and Bassel Ojjeh nPario at Structure Big Data 2011
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Joyent Founder and Chief Scientist Jason Hoffman redefined the concept of big data in a panel on data science with bit.ly Chief Scientist Hilary Mason, Cloudscale Founder and CEO Bill McColl, Fluidinfo Founder and CEO Terry Jones, and nPario President and CEO Bassel Ojjeh. Read more »

Why not put wireless in everything?

The Apache Software Foundation resigned its seat on the Java SE/EE Executive Committee Thursday, according to a blog post and email sent out to apache.org committers. Apache had threatened to leave the committee last month over licensing concerns for its software. Read more »

While settling on a standard big data stack is deeply important to the big data industry as a whole, Iā€™m nonetheless questioning the operational and competitive consequences for companies who choose to buy into this standard without first considering the value of building a proprietary solution. Read more »

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