Analytics/Big Data

Google

Google to build 600 million euro data center in the Netherlands

Google will build a 600 million euro ($773.58 million) data center in the northern Netherlands, the company said on Tuesday.

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Real estate construction

McGraw Hill Financial to sell McGraw Hill Construction to PE firm

Standard & Poor's owner McGraw Hill Financial Inc (MHFI.N) said it would sell McGraw Hill Construction to a private equity firm for $320 million.

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Hospital

In quest for next windfall, tech funds look to healthcare

Some of the best-known technology investors are looking beyond their tried-and-true Internet plays to bet on healthcare data as the next growth market.

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Metanautix

Metanautix gets $7 million in initial funding

Metanautix has received $7 million in initial funding from Sequioa Capital, the Stanford University Endowment Fund and Shiva Shivakumar, a former VP of engineering at Google. The company plans to release its first product for general availability before the end of 2014. At present, there are half a dozen beta customers using the software, with the largest being Hewlett-Packard.

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Nokia

Nokia's fortunes brighten on heavy network spending

Nokia surprised investors with strong quarterlyearnings and raised its full-year profit margin forecast as network operators install more powerful systems to cope with surging mobile data traffic.

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Europe to force Google, Facebook to abide by EU privacy rules

Companies based outside the European Union must meet Europe's data protection rules, ministers agreed on Friday, although governments remain divided over how to enforce them on companies operating across the bloc.

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Amit Bendov

Israel's SiSense sees surging demand for data analytics software

Business intelligence software provider SiSense said it expects sales to triple in 2014, boosted by soaring demand from small- and medium-sized businesses seeking to analyze growing amounts of data.

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Baidu hires former Google artificial intelligence chief

China's top search engine Baidu Inc has hired GoogleInc's former artificial intelligence (AI) chief Andrew Ng to spearhead research in a field that promises to show Internet companies how to maximize use of their vast data trove.

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Attensity

A natural language data analytic concept extractor company nails $90 mln in equity financing

Attensity, a company that identifies conversation on social media and other channels, is infused with $90 million in equity financing by an undisclosed international private equity fund.

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Predixion

Predictive Analytics Leader Predixion Software Strengthens Management Team With Appointment of Costa Harbilas as SVP of Sales and Terri Avnaim as VP of Marketing

Predixion Software, a leading developer of predictive analytics software, today announced two new members of its executive team. Costa Harbilas joined the company as senior vice president of global sales and will lead the direct, channel and technical sales teams around the globe.

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Evan Powell

StackStorm streamlines workflow in data center to one person for thousands of servers

StackStorm, specialized in data center maintenance, allows one person to effectively manage thousands of servers opposed to hundreds.

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Catchpoint Systems

US web performance monitoring firm Catchpoint to foray into China and Russia

New York, US-based web performance monitoring firm Catchpoint Systems will be foraying into China and Russia, based on the pathway provided by their clients, indicating that Asia Pacific and Russia are the emerging markets in the industry.

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Google Inc

Google to shell out $207M for Dublin data center expansion

Mountain View, US-based search giant Google will shell out $207.7 million (€150 million) to expand its data center in Dublin Ireland to beef up its revenue generation through its cloud services.

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Streem

San Francisco startup Streem raises $875K in seed funding for unlimited cloud storage

San Francisco, US-based large media storage startup Streem raised $875,000 in seed funding from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and other angel investors to provide unlimited cloud storage for their customers at $20 per month.

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Connectivity

California SaaS database startup Connectivity secures $6.3M in Series A round

Burbank, US-based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) database startup Connectivity secured $6.3 million in its Series A funding from Greycroft Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, Double M Partners, and other investors to release a new platform with additional features.

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