Alteryx on the 25 Coolest Emerging Technology Vendors List

[Jul 29, 2014] Alteryx, Inc. the leader in data blending and advanced analytics, has just been recognized as one of the 25 coolest emerging technology vendors in 2014 by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

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Kenya: Nationwide Africa Tech Challenge Set to Begin

[Jul 28, 2014] The Challenge will be in the form of a nationwide competition that will see the emerging winning teams going into commercial production. The main goal of this competition is to encourage the participants to utilize their technical skills and cultivate self-employment and entrepreneurship.

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FTC Takes Out "Tech Support" Scammers, $5.1 Million in Fines; Retribution

[Jul 25, 2014] The FTC said that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued default judgments against fourteen corporate defendants and fourteen individual defendants that allegedly operated the tech support scams. The operations were mostly based in India and targeted English-speaking consumers in the United States and several other countries, the FTC stated.

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YouTube's Music PM, Chris LaRosa, Leaves to Join a Startup

[Jul 23, 2014] It seems like the only thing we hear about the upcoming YouTube music service as of late is how many problems it's having. Case in point: the Wall Street Journal reports that YouTube's product manager in charge of music, Christopher LaRosa, is leaving the company in favor of an as-yet unnamed startup. LaRosa's LinkedIn profile says he's worked at YouTube for over four years, and at Google for two years before that.

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BlackBerry Reinforces Mobile Security Leadership with Acquisition of Secusmart

[Jul 29, 2014] BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, has entered into an agreement to acquire Secusmart GmbH, a leader in high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for government organizations, enterprises and telecommunications service providers in Germany and internationally.

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Zillow Buys Trulia for US$3.5Billion

[Jul 28, 2014] Online real estate company Zillow Inc. said it's buying San Francisco rival Trulia Inc. in an all-stock deal worth $3.5 billion.

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Hype Over Census Bureau STEM Report is Overblown

[Jul 28, 2014] THE UNITED States' shortage of scientific workers used to be undisputed. Graduates with scientific training are employed at a substantially higher rate than the national average. They're also harder to find: Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) job openings take twice as long to fill as other ones.

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Bezos Alarms Amazon Investors With Spending Pace

[Jul 25, 2014] Jeff Bezos is testing the patience of investors after Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) missed analysts' estimates for a second straight quarter, sending the shares tumbling almost 10 percent.

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Google Assimilates Twitch Into The Youtube Collective

[Jul 25, 2014] For those that don't know, Twitch is the go-to destination for watching live streaming videogame play online. Enter Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), which has reportedly decided to purchase Twitch for one beeeelion dollars.

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