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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)

Apple is already fighting Amazon in the ebook price wars

Apple and Amazon Apple would prefer agency pricing on ebooks — that, we know. In fact, Apple is likely to appeal the DOJ’s ebook pricing settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster, which was approved last week. Turns out, though, that doesn’t mean Apple won’t play the price-drop game on their ebooks in the meantime. We saw yesterday that HarperCollins has already entered into new contracts with ebook retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google. Now Apple has a new deal with HarperCollins too. This morning I compared the prices of 12 HarperCollins titles across ebook retailers. Read the full story at Paid Content. ... (more)

The Secrets to Becoming More Influential

While you may like your friends just fine, you may not always listen to them. Then how come when Oprah Winfrey or Jon Stewart – whom you have never met — has something to say, you hang onto... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: http://twitter.com/intuitquickbase & Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106377964303068533661/+quickbase ... (more)

WSJ: HTC One Max Will Have Fingerprint Sensor, Launch Next Week

Another smartphone with a fingerprint sensor is just a week away from launch. HTC Corp. is set to unveil the HTC One Max, which will have a fingerprint sensor among other features, on Oct. 15, two people familiar with the matter said. That will put a new smartphone with a fingerprint scanner on the market alongside Apple Inc.’s iPhone 5S. The HTC One Max will be based on Google Inc.’s Android operating system. But it’s unclear what kind of applications its fingerprint sensor will have, or whether it could be used to authorize app purchases or other transactions as with the iPhone 5S. While fingerprint sensors seem poised to become a growing trend, analysts say they are still limited in their usefulness for now. They have already been a feature in laptops for more than a decade–with Toshiba Corp. unveiling a fingerprint reader in 2000–but have never gained widespread... (more)

Green Room Public Relations and Marketwire Announce MultimediaNewsCenter.com

NEW YORK, NEW YORK and TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/30/09 -- Green Room Public Relations and Marketwire have partnered to launch MultimediaNewsCenter.com, a first-of-its-kind media distribution tool that will provide TV, radio, online and print journalists with information in their format of choice. The announcement was made today at ExL Pharma's 5th Annual Public Relations & Communications Summit, taking place at the Pfizer World Headquarters in Manhattan, July 27-29. MultimediaNewsCenter.com is a news portal designed for all media professionals. Unlike other multimedia news release (MNR) providers, the portal allows journalists access to, and use of, all forms of media content: TV stations can access broadcast quality B-roll and animation; radio producers can access soundbites in their preferred audio file formats; print and online reporters have access... (more)

Cass to Step Down as Executive Vice President of A. H. Belo Corporation at Year End

DALLAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Newspaper publisher A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) announced that Donald F. (Skip) Cass, Jr., 43, one of the Company's two executive vice presidents and Secretary, will depart at year end to pursue another senior-level management position in the media industry or related businesses. Cass's responsibilities for A. H. Belo's technology platform, Internet initiatives and business development activities will be distributed among members of the Company's Management Committee, where he has served since A. H. Belo's spin-off from Belo Corp. in February 2008. During the transition of these responsibilities, Cass will continue to oversee several specific initiatives on behalf of A. H. Belo's chief executive officer, Robert W. Decherd. In announcing Cass's decision, Decherd said, "Skip Cass and I have worked closely together f... (more)

Aqua Hotels Increases Bookings With Relevant Searches SEO 2.0

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 09/21/09 -- SHOP.ORG 2009 ANNUAL SUMMIT -- Relevant Searches, a Search Engine Marketing firm pioneering Search Engine Optimization 2.0, today announced that Aqua Hotels & Resorts, a full-service hotel management company, is using its new Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 2.0 services to manage Aqua's online search marketing campaigns. Relevant Searches' SEO 2.0 services give Aqua control over organic search messages and campaign profitability for individual web pages, which is not possible with other search marketing programs. As a result, Aqua experienced a significant rise in reservations and web traffic in less than two weeks after starting the campaign. (See related press release: Relevant Searches Delivers SEO 2.0 Services - 9/21/09.) Similar to most hospitality companies around the world, Aqua was affected by the worldwide reces... (more)

Brain Injury Association Is Hosting Second Annual Journey of Hope Gala

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Honorary Chairs Lorraine Bracco and Penny Marshall, along with The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) are hosting the Second Annual Journey of Hope Gala on 10/28/09 at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC. Bill Evans of WABC News is the Master of Ceremonies for the evening honoring Bob Woodruff of ABC News and Trisha Meili, "the Central Park Jogger," with the "Victory Award." D. Thomas Ruttura and Peter Ruttura of Ruttura & Sons Construction will receive the "Corporate Citizens of the Year" for philanthropy along with Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist Deborah M. Benson receiving the "Champion of Hope Award." BIANYS provides services and advocacy for individuals with brain injury and their families, including military veterans (1 in 5 soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan sustain a TBI). BIANYS advocates for preven... (more)

Mercent Marks eCommerce Recovery; Q309 Mercent eCommerce Index Shows 11.4% YOY Increase in Aggregate Online Retail Sales

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/22/09 -- Mercent(TM), a leading provider of on-demand marketing solutions for retailers, today released results for the Mercent eCommerce Index(TM) -- a quarterly report that measures year-over-year (YOY) aggregate same-seller gross merchandise value (GMV) across online sales channels supported by the Mercent Retail(TM) channel management platform. According to the Q309 Mercent eCommerce Index(TM), same-seller GMV for retailers selling online through Mercent Retail(TM) grew by 11.4% relative to the same period in 2008, representing an almost 100% increase from 5.9% growth reported in the Q209 Mercent eCommerce Index. Same-seller GMV for merchants participating in Amazon's "Selling on Amazon" program through Mercent Retail(TM) increased in the third quarter by approximately 70% compared to 42% YOY growth in Q209. According to Eric ... (more)

Proposed Legislation Would Restart Data Center Construction in Washington

Two bills with bipartisan support have been introduced in the Washington Legislature that would remove a major barrier to bringing data center construction – and thousands of jobs – back to the state. SB 6789 and HB 3147 would allow a 15-month sales-tax exemption on the purchase and installation of computers and energy for new data centers in rural counties. The bills, introduced at the request of the state Department of Revenue, have sponsors from both political parties and all parts of the state, from Spokane and Seattle to Wenatchee and Walla Walla. Washington Needs Jobs (www.WashingtonNeedsJobs.com), a coalition of business and government leaders, also supports the legislation. The bills would re-establish Washington as a center for the fast-growing data center industry after several years without new projects. The data center business in Washington was brisk u... (more)

Motorola DEVOUR(TM) Brings MOTOBLUR(TM) to Verizon Wireless' 3G Data Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the availability of Motorola DEVOUR(TM) in March. Motorola DEVOUR will be the first Verizon Wireless phone to feature MOTOBLUR(TM), Motorola's unique Android(TM)-powered content delivery service created to make wireless phones more personal and customizable. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100203/NY48518) MOTOBLUR is the first solution to sync contacts from work and personal e-mail services, including Gmail(TM), with posts, messages, photos and more from popular sites such as Facebook®, MySpace and Twitter. With MOTOBLUR, content is automatically delivered to the home screen and fed into easy-to-manage streams. Key features: Touch-sensitive navigation pad 3.1" capacitive touch screen Pre-loaded applications such as... (more)

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