DataScience.com Acquired By Oracle

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Culver City-based DataScience.com , a developer of data science software led by serial entrepreneur Ian Swanson, has been acquired by Oracle , the companies said on Wednesday. Oracle said it will add DataScience.com's platform to its Oracle Cloud, to allow its customers to "fully utilize" machine learning. The exit is the second big one for Swanson, who sold his last startup, Sometrics, a virtual currency monetization platform, to American Express in 2011.

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Edmunds.com, Oracle Link On Data Sharing Deal

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Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com is making its data assets--including information on how users are shopping, researching, and pricing specific makes models, years, and types of vehicles--through a deal with Oracle , the two said this morning. According to Edmunds.com, the exclusive deal puts its ata assets on the Oracle Data Cloud, which allows marketers to access that information for their own use. edmunds oracle data sharing shopping cloud marketing advertising

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Empowering Oracle OpenWorld with Data from Dun & Bradstreet

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Excited about Oracle Open World? I’ve been invited to attend this year by Dun & Bradstreet to learn about how their data solutions power the Oracle Cloud Platform. The post Empowering Oracle OpenWorld with Data from Dun & Bradstreet appeared first on TechZulu.

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Cloudera, Hortonworks Plan To Merge As $5.2B Cloud Data Platform

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The goal of the combined entity is to provide a leading data platform. Cloudera and Hortonworks, two large, publicly traded companies that compete to offer Web-based data storage and analytics, announced plans today to merge into a combined entity they value at $5.2 billion. Share prices for the two Silicon Valley companies spiked in after-hours trading following the announcement Wednesday that both their boards approved the all-stock deal.

Everything about Java 8

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Preview builds of Java 8, specifically the "Project Lambda" builds, can be downloaded from java.net: Java™ Platform, Standard Edition 8 Early Access with Lambda Support. The Java 8 javadocs are hosted locally for the time being because I don't know of an official, Oracle-hosted location for them. When Oracle eventually hosts them, I'll change the links to point to the official home for the javadocs.

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Interview: Mark Douglas, President & CEO, SteelHouse Media

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In this interview, Mark discusses how his experiences at Oracle, eHarmony and the Rubicon Project contributed to the creation of his latest venture, SteelHouse Media. 4) Did I read correctly that you were part of the original development team for Oracle Financials?

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The Power Of Mouth To Mouth Marketing

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I work for Hubba, a Toronto startup that has built a sharing platform that takes a unique "big data" approach to data management for brands and retailers. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software

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He spent nearly five years at each of Salesforce.com and Oracle and was an Area VP at Salesforce leading sales efforts at some of the largest clients that Salesforce.com has.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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We had to buy Oracle database licenses, UNIX servers, a Sun Solaris operating system, web servers, load balancers, EMC storage, disk mirrors for redundancy and had to commit to a year-long hosting agreement at places such as Exodus. Facebook is a “platform cloud&# provider, too.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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I would see this many times of the next decade where I learned that nearly every part of the web that involved monetization was immediately gamed and arms races emerged between platforms to combat abuse and people looking for a quick buck. Wasn’t Jonah worried about “platform risks?”

The Power Of Mouth To Mouth Marketing

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I work for Hubba, a Toronto startup that has built a sharing platform that takes a unique "big data" approach to data management for brands and retailers. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

An Inside Scoop on the Funding Environment and What it Might Mean for You

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So we brought in experience hand Mark Woodward who had taken 2 companies public and had a storied sales leadership turned CEO career where he learned in academy-rich Oracle. $30 million. That’s how much Invoca raised and we’re announcing it today.

Congrats To All The Winners and Thanks To Our Speakers at #REACHNeXT!

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The platform works across messengers, starting with the ubiquitous messenger that exists in 3.2Bn devices: SMS. Started at Oracle as one of its first employees. Early 30s: Got really serious about her career and started her company LaunchBit, an adtech platform for SaaS marketers.

Twitter’s Acquisition, Chirp & Managing Developer Relationships

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Immediately after the acquisition we held meetings with all of the integrated CMS vendors and highlighted to them which bits we were going to make our core platform and which bits we weren’t planning to offer ourselves. But in any platform community this happens.

People Management: Startup Teams Should Dip but not Skip

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I had long ago ceded the knowledge and responsibility for making the detailed technical recommendations about platforms, databases, hosting solutions, etc. So I would go to lunch with our senior architect and ask 50 questions about the differences between Postgres , MySQL and Oracle databases.

The Big VC Thaw – Why The Market is Moving Again (part 2 of 3)

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M&A has shown some spectacular results including Zappos to Amazon for $928million , Sun to Oracle for $7.4 Much like iPhone is the only mobile platform in town, Facebook is the only “closed network” social networking platform in town.

Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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When I started my first company in 1999 we spent more than $2 million on technology infrastructure including Sun servers & Solaris operating system, Oracle databases, EMC storage, load balancers, app servers, back-up devices, disk mirrors and on and on. Cloud Data Platform.

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Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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It’s not uncommon for incredibly smart and talented Phd’s or CS majors from Stanford to raise $10 million on an early-stage “platform&# that if it succeeds it will be huge. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it. All the stereotypes and caricatures are overblown.

Interview with Damir Davidovic, NEOGOV

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Damid Davidovic: What's really exciting is we've launched another concept this year, which is basically a fully blow human resources, software-as-a-service platform. For the last few years, we've been working on our full blown human resources platform, which is built on the latest technology.

How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel

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We provide an event and experiential marketing platform. If you look at the marketing cloud, at companies like Salesforce, Oracle, and Adobe, they are providing the consumer marketing cloud. In the corporate world, events are more than just an event�they are opportunity to connect with your customers and turn potential customers into buyers. How do you make those events happen?

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LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Mark Douglas, Steelhouse President and CEO, is formerly from Oracle and was the VP of Technology at eHarmony. Their Behavioral Marketing Platform even broke new ground at ad:tech 2011 winning an innovation award. Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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Who’s going to help you with improving your marketing / positioning to become a clear platform category leader like Twilio? This article originally ran on TechCrunch. I’m in Seattle this week. People keep asking me if I’ve “seen anything interesting.&#

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How A Pivot Turned Vantage Media Into A $100M Plus Business

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More specifically, we are a real time bidding platform which enables marketplaces to be set up, where an advertiser can bid on consumers who are in the process of buying a particular product. Starting with that vision, we acquired a company that had built the base platform, based in Guatemala.

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How Roambi Is Making Mobile Work For The Enterprise, with Quinton Alsbury

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That data can come from an existing business intelligence system, like SAP, Oracle, IBM, or Salesforce.com. Mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad have completely revolutionized how consumers interact with the online world in the past few years.

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Interview with John Hanna, FunnelSource

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I'd used every CRM tool out there--Oracle, Siebel, PeopleSoft--you name it, I've used it. We're developing this to also work with Microsoft Dynamics and Oracle in the future. First, it would hurt them in the Force.com space, because the word would get out quickly that they'd copied someone on their platform. On the second hand, Salesforce's reason for the Force platform is to get into the enterprise space, and compete with the Oracles of the world.

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The social Web in 2010: The emerging standards and technologies to watch

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While the focus perhaps should instead be on the conversations themselves and integrating them across whatever platforms within which they are taking place, the view today is instead still too much on individual tools and channels.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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Leftronic is a real-time data visualization platform for startups. All of TriNet’s services are supported by a team of dedicated human capital consultants and experts, and enabled by best-in-class HR technology from Oracle-PeopleSoft. CitySourced is a real time mobile civic engagement platform. CitySourced provides a free, simple, and intuitive platform empowering residents to identify civic issues (public safety, quality of life, & environmental issues, etc.)

A Chat With Jamie Montgomery On How LA's Tech Ecosystem Has Grown

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One is the traditional buyer, the Microsofts, Oracles, Googles, and Ciscos of the world, with their cash. Are you looking to build a big platform, or build something for a $100M exit? Next week is the Montgomery Summit (www.montgomerysummit.com), one of the longest running technology conferences held in Los Angeles. The conference is run by Jamie Montgomery , one of the local industry's pioneers in venture capital and investment.

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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All of TriNet’s services are supported by a team of dedicated human capital consultants and experts, and enabled by best-in-class HR technology from Oracle-PeopleSoft. I know you all have been dying to know who the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter SuperDemo is going to be.

Interview with Idris Manley, NativeTung

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We've been two years in development, and are excited to provide a revolutionary platform for web sites, blogs, and social sites to create and grow their international business. NativeTung is a cloud-based platform, which includes some software which runs on the web site, which ensures synchronization of the translation at all times. It's another big week for startup launches, this time in San Diego at DEMOfall.