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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 - "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)

Who's Winning the Browser Wars

We all have our favourite browsers for one reason or another and if you're a geek like me you might even have 3 browsers or more installed.  With all the new browsers being launched we are being bombarded with statistics about which one is faster and which one has the coolest new features.  If you were to rank the browser versions in terms of worldwide popularity how would you rank them - go ahead take a minute to write down your top 3 I'll wait.    The people over at StatCounter provide global statistics on the market share of various browsers and versions (not to mention loads of other stats as well).  What's nice is that you can slice and dice the information in a variety of ways by month, week, country, etc.  I took a look at the browser version stats from March 1st through today (April 2nd) on a worldwide.  Are you surprised by the results below?    Source: S... (more)

Best-Selling Author Scott McKain Joins Ulitzer

Business leader, best-selling author and Hall of Fame speaker Scott McKain joined Ulitzer with his blog syndication at Scott McKain is the Co-founder and Principal of The Value Added Institute, a think-tank that examines the role of the customer experience in creating significant advances in the level of client loyalty. He is Vice Chairman of Obsidian Enterprises, a dynamic holding company with 19 companies in diverse industries, that was named one of the "fastest-growing companies" in America, and is also Vice Chairman of Durham Capital Corporation. Scott's new book, "The Collapse of Distinction: Stand Out and Move Up While Your Competition Fails" has already reached the #1 spot on's list of Customer Service Bestsellers! He is the author of two #1 additional business bestsellers ( & 800-CEO-READ): "What Custo... (more)

Confessions of a Ulitzer Addict

John Funnel on Ulitzer Earlier this year one of my staff attended a SYS-CON event and returned to the office a different person. Revitalised and motivated. I asked her what happened at the event to warrant such a transformation? What was her secret? Was it the New York Shopping experience? A business Romance or was it Devine intervention? She simply advised me to ‘check out Ulitzer. – Everyone who is anyone is on it’. She was not the first to introduce me to the innovation. Many of my peers had gone through such noticeable changes, It was like a weight had been lifted from their shoulders, that they now had a true portal to vent out their innermost thoughts. I was instantly intrigued by such recommendations. People, just like me, were using Ulitzer everywhere. So what had I been fighting against all this time? What was I avoiding? Eventually I succumbed to the in... (more)

10 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity

Being productive is what is going to make you more successful at work. Every action you take, and how you react to what happens to you, is everything. There are those workers who will learn from... Follow The Fast Track on Twitter: & Google+ at ... (more)

Breaking News: China Direct Industries -- August 24, 2009

MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 08/24/09 -- Stock Market Alert's performance stock list includes: China Direct Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDII), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and (NYSE: CRM). Breaking News: CDII Trading, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Direct Industries (NASDAQ: CDII), and China Armco Metals enter into strategic partnership agreement for metals procurement. The company, a U.S. owned, rapidly growing holding company operating in China in two core business segments, pure magnesium production and distribution of basic materials, issued a press release this morning announcing its wholly owned subsidiary, CDII Trading, Inc. ("CDII Trading") has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with China Armco Metals, Inc. ("Armco"). Under the terms of the agreement CDII Trading will assist Armco in procuring various... (more)

Reportlinker Adds Mobile Internet - Conditions for Market Take-off (2009 Edition) announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Mobile Internet - Conditions for market take-off (2009 Edition) Overview : The mobile web services market has become a central preoccupation for both cellular operators and vendors, all of which are working to forge a toehold before the market takes off. This report analyses the market’s growth momentum up to 2012 and the strategies being rolled out by the players, factoring in the technological challenges and expected developments in new services adapted to the mobile Internet. Key Questions: • Is the mobile Internet technologically mature? • How are operators pricing unlimited data subscriptions? • What are the key mobile Internet se... (more)

Dotster Helps m2go Take Flight

Dotster, Inc., a leading provider of Internet business services, today announced that FreeFi Networks utilized Dotster’s web application development services to create m2go, an on-demand download service for airline travelers. FreeFi had an idea to further monetize its free, ad-supported Wi-Fi service by making movies and games available on-demand to travelers waiting to board airplanes. Rather than develop the application internally, FreeFi opted to work with Dotster, a trusted business partner, to leverage its resources and expertise in web development. “We already have several airports using our free Wi-Fi service and sharing in advertising revenues; m2go was formed on a great, but simple idea to take advantage of that captive audience,” said Larry Laffer, executive director, FreeFi. “The execution of this idea was more challenging as travelers only have a limit... (more)

Merriman Curhan Ford Acted as Financial Advisor to KIT digital, Inc. in its Acquisition of the FeedRoom, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Merriman Curhan Ford Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MERR) acted as a financial advisor to KIT digital, Inc. (Nasdaq:KITD) in their acquisition of The FeedRoom, Inc. (Logo: Details on the acquisition can be found at KIT digital's Web site: About KIT digital, Inc. KIT digital (NASDAQ:KITD) is a leading, global provider of on-demand Internet Protocol (IP)-based video asset management solutions. Through its end-to-end software platform, "KIT VX," KIT digital enables enterprise clients to acquire, manage and distribute their video assets across the three screens of the computer Internet browser, mobile device and television via an IPTV set-top box. KIT digital clients' use of the VX platform ranges from end-consumer focused video distribution ... (more)

Liberty All-Star(R) Equity Fund September 2009 Update

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/09/09 -- Below is the September 2009 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA) September 2009 Monthly Update Performance NAV Market Price Discount ----------- --- ------------ -------- Beginning of month value $4.87 $3.87 20.5% Distributions - - End of month value $5.10 $4.23 17.1% Performance for month 4.7% 9.3% Performance year-to-date 28.2% 29.7% For daily data visit the Fund's website at or call 1-800-241-1850. The Fund's daily NAV is also available by using the symbol XUSAX. Past performance cannot predict future results. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net Assets at Month-End ($millions) Total $930.9 Equities $910.4 Preferred Stocks $0.7 Percent Invested 97.9% --------------------------------------------------------------------------- ... (more)

Trade Alert: Dragon Capital Group - October 27, 2009

MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 10/27/09 -- Stock Market Alerts' performance stock list includes: Dragon Capital Group Corp (PINKSHEETS: DRGV), Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F). Dragon Capital Group (PINKSHEETS: DRGV) has announced that its subsidiary Shanghai Zhaoli has received Hewlett Packard of China's Diamond Level Distributor Award. Hewlett Packard of China (China HP Co., Ltd.) was established in 1985, it is the first Sino-U.S. joint venture high-tech enterprise. In the past 20 years China HP has grown rapidly and still remains as one of the fastest growing subsidiaries of Hewlett-Packard. Chairman and CEO, Lawrence Wang, stated, "We are very excited to receive this award from China HP as it continues to demonstrate our effectiveness as their distribution partner. We remain committed to providing our c... (more)