In LinkedIn's latest update to the their popular business social network, a released new video advertising system, that let's marketers leverage video advertisements. I wonder what effect if any, this will have on B2B video content generation demand?
Zapier a service that allows its users to create connections between different web apps, has raised a $1.2 million in seed funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Wufoo co-founder Kevin Hale.
The world of Big Data has grown tremendously in the last 12 months, so fast in fact that most people don't know what to make of it or even really understand it. Whether you understand it or not, a whole new industry of applications has emerged to make sense of all this data, and since most data is already in the cloud, accessing and presenting it. This infographic by Netuitive goes into more detail.
MongoHQ, a provider of database-as-a-service for developers has raised $6 million from Trinity Ventures. This new influsion of capital will be usered to expand its public cloud offering and improve its management tools for MongoDB, the popular NoSQL database.
Have you noticed lately that the news we read is no longer controlled by the media? Or that, we can organize worldwide movements that topple governments without ever meeting face-to-face? Social media has become the main media source for hundreds of millions of people. Facebook alone has more than 900 million users spread across the globe as of 2012. Other social media giants like Twitter have facilitated revolution against unjust leaders and warned people of impending natural disaster. In fact, so many people regularly interact online that if the Internet were a nation, it would exceed the Americas, Europe and the Middle East combined in population.
SocialPandas, a company focused on social CRM tools for sales people raises $1.5 Million in a seed round led by True Ventures. The company co-founded by Mark Trang, formerly of Salesforce.com promises to focus on the "forgotten sales person."
Welcome to the era of Big Data, where data means all the info that has been flowing around the web tied to business transactions, user preferences, and just about anything you can think of. It's interesting to ponder what this data may be used for or even look like when it is stored. The truth is that the data is gold that is just 1s and 0s. This infographic by ViaWest explains more.
Let the games begin! In the last year alone, the cloud industry saw a 71% increase in adoption, and with over 18 new companies funded with over $800M last month, things are really heating up. In the spirit of the 2012 London Olympics Spiceworks and EMC designed this infographic which gives an overview of the market today.
Microsoft has announced the acquisition of enterprise social media application company Yammer Inc. for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer will join the Microsoft Office Division and possibly spice up their current offerings to be more competitive with the likes of Salesforce.com -- in regards to their Chatter product. Microsoft plans to accelerate Yammer’s adoption alongside complementary offerings from Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics and Skype.
Social media is available to all and individuals are more savvy than most companies on the practices and etiquette when interacting with others on the social wed. Enterprises definitely like deploying social media strategies for brand promotion, but are hesitant about how their employees spend their time on these channels. Why the hesitation? Maybe its because anything (good or bad) can play out instantly in front of millions of people. This infographic from PayScale explains more.