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Big Data Analytics Takes a Step Towards Apache Spark

Oct 21, 2014

Hadoop and MapReduce were never designed for...

Nielsen Report: The Data Driven Future of Television Advertising

Mar 11, 2014

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NiceMeeting Introduces Second Screen Technology for Live Events

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Feb 24, 2014

Orlando, Florida (February 24, 2014) – IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA), the leader in Sponsored...

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Big Data Analytics Takes a Step Towards Apache Spark

Posted on Oct 21, 2014

Hadoop and MapReduce were never designed for real-time highly interactive business data analytics. While these two tools went a long way towards simplifying the analysis of big data, they are, in some ways, the victims of their own success. Once enabled to mine huge datasets for insights, analysts wanted more complex reporting, more interactive, ad-hoc, reporting, and real-time online processing. How to build this on top of a toolset designed for batch jobs? Enter Apache Spark, an...

Nielsen Report: The Data Driven Future of Television Advertising

Posted on Mar 11, 2014

It's nice to see Nielsen catch up. In a new report, Nielsen writes, "Virtually all video advertising, including television, will soon be directly measurable in near real-time. This will be coupled with the ability to cross-reference viewing data with online activity and recent purchases." I predicted this, referencing Nielsen, back in 2006. In an article on telephone company entrance into the television market, published in the International Engineering Consortium's...

NiceMeeting Introduces Second Screen Technology for Live Events

Posted on Aug 26, 2013

Guest post from Bay Area Startup Directory portfolio company NiceMeeting. NiceMeeting has introduced the concept of Second Screen Technology for Live Events, elevating attendee experience far beyond simple access to content on mobile devices, and enabling real-time event engagement and personalized experiences. The mobile revolution has impacted all areas of our lives and has drastically changed our behaviors. You’re probably not counting when you do it, but the average smartphone...

Invoicera Joins Bay Area Startup Directory

Posted on Jul 31, 2013

Consultiq welcomes Invoicera to the Bay Area Startup Directory. Invoicera provides cloud-based invoicing solutions. Invoicera lets you send invoices to your clients in their chosen language and currency - you can generate invoices in as many as eleven languages and there are more than 120 currency options available. The solutions also provides 20 payment gateway options.

More BBQ Time Per Pound

Posted on Jul 29, 2013

Technologists routinely assure me that their latest product innovation is unparalleled, and has no competition. That statement, apart from being wrong on its face - "do nothing" is always a competitive option - reflects the wrong approach, as illustrated by a common summer pastime. "More BBQ time per pound, compared to other charcoal brands," asserts a bag of name-brand charcoal. When I read this, I thought of Ted Leavitt's classic "Marketing Success Through...

Bay Area Startup Directory

Platfora

http://www.platfora.com

Oct 20, 2014

Maplace.co

http://www.maplace.co

Mar 12, 2014

Petalbum

http://www.petalbum.net

Mar 2, 2014

GoodData

http://www.gooddata.com/

Feb 21, 2014

NiceMeeting

http://www.nicemeeting.com/

Feb 21, 2014

Pardot

http://www.pardot.com/

Feb 20, 2014

GoodData

http://www.gooddata.com/

Feb 21, 2014

Bitrix24

http://www.bitrix24.com

Feb 21, 2014

Berkeley Ventures

http://www.berkeleyventures.com/

Feb 20, 2014

Jellynote

http://www.jellynote.com

Feb 21, 2014

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IZEA Completes $12 Million Private Placement

Feb 24, 2014

Orlando, Florida (February 24, 2014) – IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA), the leader in Sponsored Social, today announced the closing of its previously announced $12.0 million private placement of common stock and warrants. The round was led by Special Situations Funds with participation by... continue reading

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