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Verizon transparency report shows 150K government data demands in 2014

Verizon today released its second company transparency report, revealing nearly 150,000 government demands for consumer data during the first half of 2014. In 2013′s entirety, Verizon saw 321,545 requests. These figures suggest that the total number of government data requests received by Verizon over the past six month’s are down; the stats for 2014 amount to less than half the firm’s 2013 total. That comparison is imperfect, however, ... Read More »

EA Mobile is launching global user-acquisition campaigns on Twitter

Above: John Lorge of EA, Rich Alfonsi of Twitter, and Robert Scoble at MobileBeat 2014 Image Credit: Michael O’Donnell/VentureBeat How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company? Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat’s 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco. There are only a few tickets left! SAN FRANCISCO — Giant ... Read More »

Imagine a web without URLs. That’s what the mobile app world looks like now

Above: LinkedIn’s Joff Redfern gives a shout-out to LinkedIn users, at MobileBeat, July 8, 2014. On the right: Cnet’s Ian Sherr. Image Credit: Michael O’Donnell/VentureBeat How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company? Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat’s 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco. There are only a few ... Read More »

Cirrus launches complete Salesforce + Gmail integration on your phone

Apparently multitasking on phones sucks even more than multitasking on a desktop. So Cirrus Insight built a Salesforce + Gmail integration, which means that Salesforce addicts won’t have to tap and highlight text in one app, copy it, double-tap their iPhone’s home button, find the other app they need, tap again, and finally paste. The company is announcing at VentureBeat’s MobileBeat conference ... Read More »

EMC buys data-to-the-cloud storage startup TwinStrata

Data center storage giant EMC gets that more companies want to tap public clouds to store growing piles of data. So it’s been busy designing technology that can bring in revenue while also permitting cloud usage. Now EMC has acquired a startup that’s been working on that goal for years. EMC announced that its bought TwinStrata in a statement today ... Read More »

Cloudian’s new $24M shows cloud storage isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition

Investors are betting big money on hybrid cloud storage as an attractive option for enterprises. Hybrid cloud vendor Cloudian has raised $24 million in new funding, the company announced today, bringing its total financing to $44 million. Cloudian’s thesis is that cloud storage often works best when paired with on-premises storage. That dual approach offers companies the speed and scalability of cloud services ... Read More »

Spark says it can ‘connect’ anything you own (pretty much)

A startup called Spark wants to help you connect all of your stuff — home appliances and anything else you can put a chip into – to the web, and it has just raised $4.5 million dollars to do it. The race to build a smart home is big, and Spark’s tech stack may be able to widen the market. The stack involves two components, Spark ... Read More »

Google’s Jason Spero: We need to think beyond app installs

Above: Google’s head of performance media Jason Spero with Re/code writer Ina Fried at MobileBeat 2014. Image Credit: Mike O’Donell/VentureBeat How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company? Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat’s 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco. There are only a few tickets left! SAN FRANCISCO — ... Read More »