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Assured Labor Raises $6.75M, Has Connected Workers With 100K Jobs In Latin America’s Informal Sector

Long before LinkedIn went public or before a plethora of on-demand startups began washing the Bay Area and other U.S. cities with services at the click of a button, there was this startup from an MIT grad called Assured Labor. David Reich started the company in 2008 to make informal labor markets in Latin America faster and more transparent for low-skilled workers. It was a social enterprise… Read More

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A New Path to Cloud Success for Customers, New Opportunities for the vCloud Air Network

By Geoff Waters, vice president, Service Provider Channel, VMware VMware vCloud® Air™ continues to flourish, and is now available to customers delivered as a managed service through VMware vCloud Air Network service providers. As we announced at Partner Exchange 2015, VMware service provider partners now can deliver managed services to their customers around the globe […]]> By Geoff Waters, vice president, Service Provider Channel, VMwareVMware vCloud® Air™ continues to flourish, and is now available to customers delivered as a managed service through VMware vCloud Air Network service providers. As we announced at Partner Exchange 2015, VMware service provider partners now can deliver managed services to their customers around the globe leveraging VMware vCloud Air as their core infrastructure.Managed Services Providers (MSPs) have the unique expertise and ability ...

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Confirmed: BlackBerry Is Buying File Security And DRM Startup WatchDox for up to $150M

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has been on a mission to turn around its beleaguered handset business by focusing more on software, and it looks like it has taken a significant step in that direction, specifically around file security and DRM. According to reports coming out of Israel, now confirmed by BlackBerry itself, it is buying WatchDox, a startup that has developed… Read More

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Amazon’s AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014

Amazon Web Services, the enterprise division of the e-commerce and cloud services giant, has been growing its reach in data warehousing and big data analytics by way of Redshift, a hosted product that it launched in 2012 and is now AWS’s fastest growing product “ever”, according to CTO Werner Vogels. Along with input from AWS’s own in-house engineering teams, it… Read More

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GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps

GE has a new smart street light in early production, and it hopes that over time, cities and third-party developers will begin to take advantage of the platform to build smart city apps. The light itself is a super-efficient LED that could last up to 20 years. Where it gets interesting is that GE is including a sensor pack with each bulb with capabilities such as video, light and weather… Read More

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