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HG Data in Partnership with InsideView

HG Data Makes InsideView’s Market Intelligence Platform Even Smarter with Installed Technology Dataset.  InsideView’s market intelligence platform to be turbocharged with HG Data’s installed technology intelligence of more than 8 million products at over 1.3 million companies worldwide HG Data announced that InsideView, a pioneer in sales and marketing intelligence, has entered into an OEM agreement with HG Data. InsideView ... Read More »

Welcome to Retail Land: Amazon Results Upset Wall Street

According to Reuters Amazon.com Inc’s once fairy-tale ride on Wall Street has hit its most jarring bump yet. The company that for years enthralled investors with improbable growth and earned one of the technology sector’s highest valuations drew widespread ire after a spectacular results letdown on Thursday. Amazon missed expectations across the board – on margins, on its net loss ... Read More »

Rocket Internet IPO Priced at US$8.4bn (6.5bn Euro)

The Berlin-based startup incubator by the illustrious name Rocket Internet has set the price range for its initial public offering, which could value the company as high as $8.4 billion (6.5 billion Euros.)  Following in the footsteps of Alibaba’s recent IPO Rocket Internet has an ambitious mission to become the world’s largest Internet platform outside the United States and China. ... Read More »

Quantum Computing: Google Hires Leading Team of Experts

The Financial Times reports that Google has hired one of the world’s leading quantum computing researchers as it ramps up efforts to develop artificial intelligence and vastly increase the processing power of computers.  It is one of Google’s bet on the rise of “smart machines”. Physicist John Martinis and his team at the University of California Santa Barbara will join Google’s ... Read More »

Google X Buys Gecko Design

Google has acquired Gecko Design, which will become part of the Internet company’s unit developing cutting-edge products like Glass and balloons for Internet access. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gecko President Jacques Gagne and its four other employees will join Google’s “X” research division next month. In addition to Glass and Internet balloons other projects at Google X include self-driving ... Read More »