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The Future Looks Bright for Hadoop MapReduce

The big data boom has changed a lot on the Web. Most notably, it has spurred the creation and development of many new technologies, and none of them has made a bigger impact than the Apache Hadoop open source software framework. As...

ValueClick Exceeds Expectations

Digital marketing provider ValueClick, whose brand lineup includes such notable Web names as Commission Junction, GretyStripe, Dotomi, PriceRunner and others, announced its second quarter 2012 results this week. Adjusted-EBITDA and...

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Digital Content Storage in 2016

1/3rd of Digital Content Stored in the Cloud by 2016 Digital publishing service Uberflip has published a rather telling infographic about the state of digital content storage and its future, along with some interesting facts and figures...

Niche by Niche; Daily Deal Fragmentation

If you’re going to start a daily deal site these days, you better have a very particular area of focus if you plan on being competitive – or turning any profit at all – if you’re not going to be one of the biggest...

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Deploy Your Apps in the Rackspace Cloud

Cloud computing has provided app developers numerous new opportunities for deploying their creations and growing their audience. AppFog is a multi-language Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) built for the deployment and management of cloud...

What's New in Digg v1?

Once the most powerful “social” destination on the Web, Digg.com fell somewhat quickly from grace but after its recent sale/acquisition by Betaworks the site is focused on remaking the site and returning it to its former...

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Consumable & Actionable: The Missing Links to Bringing Data to Life

By Aaron Dun, Percussion Software Marketers are drowning in web data. Even worse, that data isn’t presented in a way that lets us actually use it to make decisions about our overall web effectiveness. Instead, we continue to...

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Mobile Web Arrives at HostGator

Web hosting provider HostGator will immediately begin offering a mobile website solution from dotMobi to its U.S. customer base. The gomobi solution from dotMobi offers Hostgator clients a means to quickly create a presence on the...

ReachMail is Crazy (Like a Fox)

Email marketing service provider ReachMail announced it is now offering free lifetime accounts. You didn't read that wrong. If you're sending less than 15,000 email per month and store less than 5000 contacts in your account...

Google Catches Fire in Social Media

Google is getting even more serious about social. The search engine giant recently announced its acquisition of Wildfire , a popular social media marketing platform. The ultimate goal of this acquisition, according to Google’s...

Spread the Good Word About Your Brand

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the people saying nice things about you and wanting to sing your praises. Trust me; I deal with this problem every day. (Well, okay, not really.) When it comes to online testimonials,...

Microsoft Launches Grown Up Email Service

The Outlook email service is a big part of what makes Microsoft’s Office suite of such a success. For many businesses, it’s an essential tool that helps them keep track of more than just email correspondence, but also in...

Consumers Decide: Love It or Don't Buy It

Nowadays, many consumers are leveraging the World Wide Web to find product reviews before they make purchases. In fact, one eMarketer study even notes that consumer reviews are 12 times more trusted than product information or descriptions...

Keynote Awards Gold Medal Mobile Retail Sites

Just as the 2012 Summer Olympics were getting underway in London, Keynote Systems announced its own event, the International Summer Games for Mobile Retailers. For three weeks, the mobile communications and Internet performance measurement...

Creative Jobs in Demand on the 'Net

It’s that time again , online employment platform Elance has released its quarterly Global Online Employment Report, which reveals escalating growth in online work, including an increasing demand for creative talent and traditional...

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