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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)

The Social Media For Marketing Bandwagon. Climb On Board?

Does it look like social media is mainstream for marketers? Are you afraid to miss out on it? ... (more)

Seal Software Group Secures $1m Working Capital Facility with Silicon Valley Bank

Facility to support triple digit growth, preserving capital London, UK - 14th June 2012 - Seal Software Group, a provider of solutions to discover, capture, extract and manage contracts, today announced that it has secured a $1.0 million working capital facility with Silicon Valley Bank, the commercial banking division of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB) and financial partner to technology and life science companies worldwide. The new financing will be used to support Seal's working capital needs. Erin Lockwood, Deal Team Leader, at Silicon Valley Bank said, "We aim to give our high-growth clients, like Seal Software Group, the financial flexibility they need to achieve their business goals. As a fast-paced software company, Seal will benefit from the additional working capital as well as a longer runway to help the company meet its milestones." Mark Williams, CFO,... (more)

A distinctive effort inspires a distinctive result…

Jhaqueil Reagan, an 18-year-old young man from Indianapolis, needed a job. You see, two years ago he had to quit school and get his GED in order to stay home and take care of his younger siblings after his mother died. Setting off for a job interview, he didn’t have the money for bus fare…so, he started walking. Along the way through the ice and snow, he stopped to ask a man — who turned out to be named Art Bouvier — how much farther it would be to his intended location, 10th and Sherman. The answer? Six to seven MILES. “He thanked me and continued on,” said Bouvier, as he wrote of the encounter in a now viral Facebook post. “He could have asked me for money for a bus. In fact I quite expected him to. He didn’t. He just started walking.” Later, as Bouvier and his wife were driving, they spotted Reagan again — still trudging through the ice and snow to his interview.... (more)

The New Marketing Reality: Don't Screw Up On Social Media

Social media Screw Ups - A History ... (more)

Facebook and Microsoft Release NSA Data Request Stats

Facebook and Microsoft on Friday became the first Internet companies to disclose the total number of legal orders they receive for user data, including ones from the National Security Agency and from state, local, and federal police performing criminal investigations. The total for Facebook: About 18,000 accounts over a six month period, or one-thousandth of one percent of user accounts. Microsoft’s total was about 31,000 accounts over the same six month period ending December 31, 2012. A Google representative told CNET this evening that the search company is working on disclosing the same type of statistics, and plans to be more detailed than Microsoft and Facebook. Ted Ullyot, Facebook’s general counsel, disclosed the figures Friday in an effort to lay to rest privacy concerns after a pair of articles last week incorrectly reported that a “program” called PRISM pr... (more)

Top Gaming Executives Converge in Hollywood at LA Games Conference, April 28 - 29, 2009

The Evolving World of Gaming: Leading Players from Electronic Arts, PopCap Games, Microsoft, Best Buy Capital, Nokia, NBC Universal, Paramount and many more LOS ANGELES, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- LA Games Conference (http://www.lagamesconference.com/) to be held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles on April 28 - 29, 2009, will feature many of today's most successful, multi-platform companies representing the latest emerging business models shaping the gaming industry. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090319/LA86400LOGO) The LA Games conference focuses on the evolution of the business of gaming and multimedia. Leading representatives of major Television and Film studios will present how they navigate this new landscape, and gaming companies will show the latest in console, mobile, online and PC gaming. What is next in the popular music games ... (more)

FamilyLink.com, Inc. Launches Genealogy Social Network Website GenealogyWise

PROVO, Utah, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- FamilyLink.com, Inc. today introduced GenealogyWise.com, a new web property that combines community interaction with tools and resources for people who are interested in researching and sharing their family history with others. GenealogyWise.com joins other web properties operated by FamilyLink.com, Inc. in an effort to connect families with each other and with their histories. GenealogyWise is an open network that allows anyone to join and create social groups within the genealogy-focused community. The innovative and easy-to-use platform opens the doors of social networking to millions around the world who are interested in sharing their passion for family history and in meeting new people that share that passion. "FamilyLink is focused on bringing families closer together and in connecting families around the world. Gen... (more)

Univision Interactive Media Launches New and Enhanced Community Toolbar

Conduit®, the company enabling Web publishers to distribute their offerings directly and indirectly through its global network of publishers, and Univision Interactive Media, Inc., the digital division of Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, today announced the launch of the Univision.com Barra (Univision Toolbar), powered by Conduit. This powerful application gives users a simple, personalized conduit to take their favorite Univision.com content with them wherever they browse. It also offers access to social media tools and popular content from across the Web with one click. “Launching premiere affinity products like the Univision.com Barra enables us to create a direct, always-on connection with our audience,” said Kevin Conroy, president of Univision Interactive Media. “Our new community toolbar is a pow... (more)

Pluris Marketing to Lead Multichannel Marketing Workshop Series at DMA Conference

Pluris Marketing, a leading provider of multi-channel marketing solutions that optimize the value of each consumer engagement, will facilitate a three-part workshop on database marketing titled, “A Complete Guide to the New Multichannel Marketing Database,” following the 2009 DMA Conference in San Diego, Calif. Bob Fetter, senior vice president for Pluris Marketing, will be joined by Robert Schwartz, senior partner and executive director of Digital Dialogue at Ogilvy, to lead the intensive. Attendees will learn the underlying dynamics of data in the marketing database; how to manage a sophisticated offer set; and best practices in developing an optimal approach to marketing spend-through data. WHAT:   A Complete Guide to the New Multichannel Marketing Database   EXPERTS: Bob Fetter, Senior Vice President, Pluris Marketing Robert Schwartz, Senior Partner and Executi... (more)

CubeTree Wins Launch Pad Competition at Inaugural Enterprise 2.0 Conference San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Today TechWeb announced CubeTree as the Enterprise 2.0 Conference San Francisco 2009 Launch Pad winner. The attending audience nominated CubeTree as the winner of the competition in a real-time SMS vote. The Enterprise 2.0 Conference Launch Pad is a live public forum created for unveiling new social tools within the enterprise. The Enterprise 2.0 Conference San Francisco is taking place through November 5th at Moscone North Convention Center. More information can be found at www.e2conf.com. The Enterprise 2.0 Conference San Francisco Launch Pad called for innovative applications that are in development, about to launch, or recently launched. First round submissions were received via Twitter pitch and advancing companies went on to create one- and three-minute video submissions which the E2 community voted on. CubeTree, The Ga... (more)