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Originally posted on Gigaom:
The French internet of things startup Sigfox has taken €15 million ($21 million) in new funding, to allow it to continue its international expansion. Sigfox is a network operator of sorts, having designed a wireless architecture that’s purely for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Its network already covers almost a million square kilometres…

Zen & The Art Of Service-Oriented IT (via InformationWeek) For IT, public cloud providers pose stiff competition. You must compete on quality. Everyone knows IT needs to evolve from sole service provider to service strategist. Get the mix right to deliver some of what the business needs internally, some using…

Originally posted on Gigaom:
In every shift of technology, new companies emerge to dominate new spaces while incumbents falter (and sometimes fade away). Today’s epic shift to mobile, big data and real-time analytics will certainly change the corporate landscape. But the emergence of these new technologies is also inspiring major change in the C-level suite,…

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Now that the fog of hype is starting to lift from the Moscone Center  where Google (s GOOG) rolled out its promised Amazon cloud killer, don’t expect the folks up in Seattle to stand still. As Amazon Web Services (s AMZN) has made clear over the past 7 years, inaction is…

Originally posted on VentureBeat:
Samsung captured a staggering 95 percent of the $5.3 billion in Android smartphone profits in the first quarter of 2013, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. This isn’t even a race. Second place is LG, with 2.5 percent of the device profits from Android smartphones, and third place is…

Originally posted on Successful Workplace:
There’s an increasing perception across the enterprise that the role of the CIO as we know it won’t survive the decade. This isn’t anecdotal evidence, either, as respected institutions like the Harvard Business Review, the Economist and others are publishing studies that show that the average CEO is unhappy with…

Originally posted on VentureBeat:
Graduating from college involves more than black gowns and senior celebrations. Most students have to find a job, and Collegefeed opened its digital doors nationwide today to help them do that. Collegefeed is a social network along the lines of LinkedIn, but it’s geared toward students and recent graduates. The online…

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Loop co-founder and CEO Rajit Marwah argued that “surveys and reviews are everywhere” — but they’re often ignored or delayed. With his new startup, on the other hand, Marwah said he’s giving businesses a way to create and conduct those surveys easily and quickly. When a business downloads the Loop iOS…

Originally posted on Gigaom:
It’s clear that Wal-Mart Stores (s wmt) wants to stay on top as a major online retailer in the United States and abroad, as it takes steps to turn stores into fulfillment centers and bolster its virtual capabilities. What hasn’t been clear is how that transition will look, or how long…

Originally posted on Gigaom:
It’s clear that Wal-Mart Stores (s wmt) wants to stay on top as a major online retailer in the United States and abroad, as it takes steps to turn stores into fulfillment centers and bolster its virtual capabilities. What hasn’t been clear is how that transition will look, or how long…

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