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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)

Facebook: The Good News

Facebook is a company with potential.  If its management team can figure out how to produce substantive, sustainable revenue from its large user base, it has enormous potential.  If they can’t, then its potential is moderated considerably. People frequently pay too much for potential, whether in sports or business. In addition to the challenges outlined in my previous post, there is now another:  Many of the company’s largely very young, senior management are now millionaires.  We see a similar situation frequently in sports…an athlete is approaching the end of an existing contract and plays out of his or her mind in anticipation of a new and larger deal.  After signing that deal, performance dissipates over time.  It will be interesting to see if Facebook executives continue to be motivated by greatness now that so much money has been made (at least on paper). Consid... (more)

MapQuest 4 Mobile Now Available on the Apple App Store

MapQuest ( today announced the availability of MapQuest 4 Mobile for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store. This free application represents a leap forward in how people interact with maps, directions and local search on their iPhone or iPod touch. “We believe that iPhone and iPod touch users want the freedom to choose a robust mapping and routing application, particularly one from a brand they know and trust,” said Christian Dwyer, senior vice president and general manager of MapQuest. “The unique features of MapQuest 4 Mobile provide an integrated, easy-to-use, and customizable experience that best utilizes the revolutionary capabilities of the iPhone and iPod touch.” MapQuest 4 Mobile is the next evolution of maps and directions on the iPhone and iPod touch, offering a set of features that simplify the mobile mapping and directions experi... (more)

Members Earn Points and Prizes with Social Search's Customizable SearchWiki

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine for a moment what it would be like if an Internet search engine only pulled up the results you wanted to see, every time you wanted to see them. Social Search is making that dream a reality with their own customizable SearchWiki (Swiki), letting users decide what sites rate and which sites don't, and win great prizes while they're doing it. Social networking is the hottest thing on the market. Millions of users log in to Twitter and Facebook every day to keep up with their friends, catch up on the latest news and offer up their own thoughts and opinions. Social Search is taking social networking to the next level, using it to create a fully customizable search engine that helps users instantly get the results they need every time they need them. "SearchWiki allows you to build a custom search portal, or "swik... (more)

PixelMags Turns Magazines, Newspapers, Books, Catalogs and Brochures Into an iPhone Application

LOS ANGELES, August 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Announcing the launch of PixelMags, a company dedicated to bringing magazines, newspapers, books, catalogs, and brochures to the iPhone and iPod Touch via the iTunes store. With the first dedicated iPhone App platform to be accredited by the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), all downloads will count towards your crucial circulation figures. Publishers will now be able to easily digitize their publications with custom-made Apps with no set up or monthly fees and publish them on the App store as a free or paid App. (Photo: PixelMags will first be available for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch. In addition, PixelMags is developing this application for use on Google Android, Blackberry, and Nokia OVI platforms. Also in the works is a web-reader and integration into social networki... (more)

Safari Books Online Announces New Coder Challenge Competition

Safari® Books Online (, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media, and business professionals, announced today that it is sponsoring a new Super Techie Achievement Challenge – aka Coder Challenge – that will honor technology professionals who are utilizing technology in creative ways which advance the technology industry. For the Coder Challenge, Safari Books Online is simply asking professionals to submit the details of their project through an online form. All projects must have been completed within the last 12 months. Submissions should include information such as the resources used, time to complete, technologies learned, and anything else that is deemed important. The deadline to enter the competition is Nov. 30, 2009, and winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. However, online voting and comments are ... (more)

Epicor(R) Announces Major New Release of Its Next-Generation Enterprise Resource Planning Suite

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/31/10 -- Industry experts note economic recovery is on the way, as according to AMR (recently acquired by Gartner, Inc.), "The outlook for capital spending is improving, with modest growth for IT spending anticipated in 2010."(1) Today, Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC) is ready to help organizations take advantage of the changing economic tide with a new major release of its next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite. The new offering, Epicor 9.05, delivers substantial capabilities focused on cost reduction, process improvement and customer responsiveness -- stated top priorities toward achieving business recovery and growth. According to a recent report by Forrester Research, Inc., based on survey respondents in North American and European small and medium-size businesses (SMBs), the top business goals for t... (more)

DICOTA Expands Portfolio of Carry Solutions to Support Growing Variety of Mobile Devices

LAS VEGAS, January 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading carry solutions brand, DICOTA, is expanding its portfolio of design-conscious and functional carry solutions that are set to enhance user experience for a growing range of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptop computers. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:  "At DICOTA we are supporting the expanding range of mobile devices from top manufacturers such as Apple, RIM and Sony Ericsson with high-quality standout carry solutions that greatly improve customer experience of such devices," comments Endre Kadas, Director Mobile Solutions DICOTA. DICOTA partners with major mobile device manufacturers to ensure DICOTA accessories are quick to market and are in-store to coincide with product launches. DICOTA products also feature unique design characteristic... (more)

DICOTA amplía la cartera de soluciones de transporte para apoyar la creciente variedad de dispositivos móviles

LAS VEGAS, January 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- La marca líder de soluciones de transporte, DICOTA, está ampliando su cartera de soluciones de transporte con un diseño consciente y funcional que son establecidas para mejorar la experiencia del usuario para una gama creciente de dispositivos móviles como teléfonos inteligentes, tabletas y portátiles. Para ver el comunicado multimedia, haga clic en:  "En DICOTA estamos apoyando la gama en expansión de dispositivos móviles  de los principales fabricantes como Apple, RIM y Sony Ericsson con destacadas soluciones de transporte de alta calidad que mejoran enormemente la experiencia del cliente de dichos dispositivos", comentó Endre Kadas, Director Mobile Solutions DICOTA. DICOTA se asocia con los principales fabricantes de dispositivos móviles para asegurar que los accesorios DICOTA est... (more)

DICOTA erweitert seine Produktpalette an Transportlösungen, um der wachsenden Vielfalt von mobilen Geräten gerecht zu werden

LAS VEGAS, January 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DICOTA, die führende Marke für Transportlösungen, erweitert ihre Produktpalette von designorientierten und funktionellen Lösungen zum Tragen von Mobilgeräten, welche darauf abzielen, das Anwendererlebnis für ein stets wachsendes Spektrum von Mobilgeräten wie etwa Smartphones, Tablet-PCs oder Laptops zu verbessern. Bitte klicken Sie hier, um die Multimedia-Presseveröffentlichung anzusehen  "Wir bei DICOTA bedienen das wachsende Spektrum von Mobilgeräten führender Hersteller wie Apple, RIM und Sony Ericsson, indem wir hochqualitative, hervorragende Lösungen zum Transport dieser Geräte anbieten, welche das Anwendererlebnis deutlich steigern", kommentiert Endre Kadas, Director Mobile Solutions DICOTA. DICOTA arbeitet mit wichtigen Mobilgeräteherstellern zusammen, um sicherzustellen, dass... (more)

M-Edge Announces Accessories for The New iPad

ODENTON, Md., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- M-Edge Accessories, leading designer of mobile device accessories for iPad, e-reader, and smartphones, announced today a revolutionary line of protective cases for Apple's new iPad. These products will be available for sale at Best Buy as well as on the M-Edge website within days of launch. (Photo: ) (Logo: ) The groundbreaking new feature included in all of M-Edge's new iPad covers is the uView Mounting System™. The uView Mounting System is a molded polycarbonate four-corner iPad frame that snaps in via a universal attachment clip that mounts into the jacket in landscape or portrait modes, or can be detached for lower profile protection.  All M-Edge iPad jackets provide unobstructed access to the camera and all por... (more)