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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Stevia First Corp. Announces Transformational Work in Applied Artificial Intelligence

SACRAMENTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/14 -- Stevia First Corp. (OTCQB: STVF) ("Stevia First" or the "Company"), an agricultural biotechnology company based in California's Central Valley growing region and focused on the industrial scale production of stevia, the all-natural zero-calorie sweetener that is rapidly transforming the food and beverage industry, is pleased to announce efforts employing machine learning algorithms to improve existing stevia production processes and toward development of an artificial intelligence platform that offers exciting new commercial applications in the life sciences. To date, the Company has focused on making stevia production more reliable through the pioneering use of novel fermentation methods. Stevia First has validated these methods at lab scale, scaled up the reactions, allowed consumers to taste the product at a recent ... (more)

Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

Searching for a job can suck if you constrain yourself to the typical tools such as online jobs boards, trade publications, CraigsList, and networking with only your close friends. In these kinds of times, you need to use all the weapons that you can, and one that many people don’t—or at least don’t use to the fullest extent, is LinkedIn. LinkedIn has over thirty-five million members in over 140 industries. Most of them are adults, employed, and not looking to post something on your Wall or date you. Executives from all the Fortune 500 companies are on LinkedIn. Most have disclosed what they do, where they work now, and where they’ve worked in the past. Talk about a target-rich environment, and the service is free. Here are ten tips to help use LinkedIn to find a job. If you know someone who’s looking for a job, forward them these tips along with an invitation to co... (more)

Andreessen on Charlie Rose: “I Am Creating A Fund.” (Full Video)

Marc Andreessen appeared on Charlie Rose last night. (The entire interview is embedded above). He gave Rose a primer on everything from Facebook and cloud computing to the mobile Web. But he also tells Rose: “I’m creating a fund.” Actually, Andreessen is creating it with his investing partner Ben Horowitz, and it will formalize the angel investing he has been doing on his own for the past several years. It will be called Andreessen Horowitz. From the transcript: Charlie Rose: Why are you doing this? Marc Andreessen: Because of the nature and the scale of the opportunities. We’re actually been investing ourselves with our own money for three years and we’ve invested in 36 — he and I invested together in 36 deals in three years so about one a month. Charlie Rose: Yeah, but I’ve read that you think that the normal investment for you to make, this may have been prefun... (more)

Introducing Agile: Hidden Benefits (and Some Challenges)

Our next presentation was by Stefan Meier, Associate Director, Software Development, Information Sciences Department at XDx. Xdx is a biotech company that relies on software and technology for their Molecular Diagnostic Technology. They assess patients who have had a heart transplant and whether they are likely to accept or reject the transplant. They are also working on a clinical study to provide the data to find correlations between genetics and pathology in disease/immune system-related areas. Prior to Agile & OutSystems - the development team was 5 developers and 2 SQA and 1 project manager using classical waterfall methods - with 3 Web-based EDC systems for clinical trials, 2 internally developed LIMS applications (1 FDA regulated), several custom query/reporting/maintenance applications and Excel spreadsheets for reporting. One key problem Stefan highlighted ... (more)

Technology Heroes Also Serve in Government

Great American technologists from academia and industry have always ensured our national security has the edge it needs, in peace, crisis and war. Academic Fredrick Terman (pictured) brought us radar and Silicon Valley. Edwin Land brought us overhead ISR. Gordon Moore ensured integrated circuits were accelerated into our community first. Scott McNealy drove security into Operating Systems. Bill Gates and Larry Ellison and a long list of other great IT leaders have also dedicated significant effort to the national security community in ways many will never know. Great technology heroes also serve in government.  Thanks to them government has been pioneering advances in secure cloud computing, biometrics, IT security, collaboration, geospatial, visualization, remote sensing and collaboration. Government IT leaders routinely contribute to our nation’s understanding of... (more)

TIBCO Spotfire in Life Sciences

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo October 19, 2009 - TIBCO Software announced a strategic push to extend its leadership position in the global life sciences market with the release of several research and clinical analysis solutions, including Integromics Biomarker Discovery 2.0 for TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO Spotfire Lead Discovery 2.0, TIBCO Spotfire Pipeline Pilot Connector, and TIBCO Spotfire Clinical Graphics 2.0. These solutions deliver integrated informatics and analysis, are central to research & development efforts in the life sciences industry and can transform the process of bringing life-saving medicines to market. Access to actionable knowledge early in the commercialization process of a new drug can lead to better safety outcomes for patients, and better regulatory and commercial outcomes for the industry. The TIBCO Spotfire Enterprise Analytics Platform is de... (more)

CDC Corporation Reports a 56% Increase in Q4

CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), a leading global enterprise software, IT services and new media company, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009. For the fourth quarter of 2009, CDC Corporation reported Adjusted EBITDA(a) from continuing operations(b) or Adjusted EBITDA* of $14.0 million, a 56 percent increase from Adjusted EBITDA of $9.0 million for the third quarter 2009, and compared to Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2008 of $9.7 million. For the fourth quarter of 2009, revenue was $83.0 million compared to $76.6 million in the third quarter of 2009 and $97.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2008. For the year ended December 31, 2009, net income attributable to controlling interest was $16.8 million, or $0.14 net income per share, compared to net loss attributable to controlling interest of $114.2 m... (more)

German Cities Continue to Dominate Property Investment Market

Tuesday 16 April, 2013 Private aviation growth is increasingly fuelled by those involved in the property sector and the number of trips to key real estate hotspots on private jets has soared over the past year. The property market has an important part to play as attention is focused on returning the UK and Europe's economies to growth. In the recent budget, George Osborne indicated that the fortunes of the UK budget are largely being placed with property market, and across Europe property can be seen to be a relative safe haven for investment during economic uncertainty. Tourism accounts for 5% of Europe's GDP and is estimated to be growing to 12% by 2016. With continued euro instability, European investment interest at the top end of the market is being increasingly pushed towards property. The flexibility, time-saving and direct routing that private aviation offers... (more)

Mission Critical App Server Market to Reach $23.1 Billion by 2020

Worldwide application server market revenues are forecast to grow 17.5% year-over-year from $7.4 billion in 2013 to $23.1 billion by 2020. This is in the context of a world communications infrastructure that is changing. Technology is enabling interaction, innovation, and sharing of knowledge in new ways and application server market promise to bring significant capability to enterprises seeking mission critical solutions to making the Internet available for productive, efficient use. @ThingsExpo billboard on Highway 101 in Silicon Valley is viewed by 1.3 million motorists per week Application Server Market Company Profiles: 360 Logica, Actuate, Adobe, AgilePoint,  Appian,  Aurea,  BigAgi,  BizFlow, BonitaSoft, CA Technologies, Crosscheck Networks,  EMC, Fabasoft Group, Fiorano, Fujitsu, GSX, Hewlett Packard, HostBridge, IBM, Informatica,  Intalio, iWay Software, ... (more)

Global 3D Printing Market will Reach $8.6 Billion by 2020; 3D Printing Stocks Directory Update

NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Investorideas.com, (http://www.investorideas.com ) a global news source covering leading sectors including tech, issues an updated directory for 3D Printing stocks for investors following the sector. According to a recent report titled "3D Printing Market (Technologies, Materials, Applications and Geography) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Forecast-2013-2020", the global 3D printing market will reach $8.6 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 20.6% from 2014 to 2020. The surge in growth is primarily due to rising demand for faster and more efficient ways to manufacture complex design objects using a wide array of materials. Source:http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140819005541/en/Research-Markets-Global-3D-Printing-Market-Technology#.U_S5DNhMvcs 3-D Printer Stocks - August 2014  Arcam AB h... (more)