On this week’s Structure Show, Andrew Clay Shafer talks about his new gig at Pivotal, his issues with OpenStack, and updates us on why incubators still suck. Read more »
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PTC, a supply chain management software company has become a surprise buyer of industrial internet companies. Today it said it would buy Axeda in a deal valued at $170 million. Read more »
Twitter picked a rather opportune moment to publish its horrifying staff diversity statistics: During Facebook’s quarter two earnings release. Read more »
The value of design for the tech industry is exploding. Designer Yves Béhar is selling a 75 stake in his design firm to a Chinese marketing group. Read more »
Facebook’s latest user engagement numbers, coming from its 2014 second quarter earnings statement, show a company riding high. Of Facebook’s active users, 63 percent use the site every single day. Read more »
AT&T set records when it came to attracting new and keeping old smartphone subscribers, but its prepaid business witnessed at mass exodus. After AT&T’s acquisition of Leap, Cricket customers are finding new carriers. Read more »
Remember when the number of servers running Google could fit into a human-sized room? Neither do I. But Google SVP Urs Hölzle does and shares his memory of the company’s first 4-digit server order. Read more »
A startup called Leyden Energy is getting rid of a bunch of assets and patents around its lithium ion battery tech. Is it finally closing up shop? Read more »
The Windows Phone app store is a lot better than when it launched, but that just makes its app holes more glaring — like Uber, which used to have an app (really a website in an app wrapper) until it pulled it from the platform last April. Well, good news for Windows Phone users who love on-demand car services: you can now download an official Uber app, as opposed to using the service’s mobile website. Like my colleague Kevin Tofel and his need for a decent Google+ client, I’m sure there are people whose last hurdle to adopting Microsoft’s mobile OS was the lack of a decent Uber app.
As Hadoop moves towards establishing itself as a key data management platform for the enterprise, there is a new set of challenges it must meet to be regarded as a true contender in the field. Read more at Gigaom Research »