The Cloud, Day 27: All the Rest of the Cloud | Enterprise Perks Management Startup ChoicePass Acquired By Salesforce, Will Shut Down June 30 | Grindr is getting a big, gay makeover this summer | Hangouts become centerpiece of Google's developer outreach | SAP Looking to Create 'distinguished Engineers' for Its HANA Database

The Cloud, Day 27: All the Rest of the Cloud

Posted by PCWorld
From a consumer perspective ?the cloud? revolves around music, photos, email, and perhaps a bit of productivity. Some of those are important for small and medium businesses (SMBs) as well, but really only scratch the surface of what the cloud has to offer for businesses.
What about all the rest of the cloud-based services? SMBs will be happy to know there?s no shortage of business and productivity tools available from the cloud, and new products and services are constantly being introduced as enterprising developers come up with new, innovative ideas.
Let?s take a look at a few:
Email is still the primary method of digital communication for most businesses, but instant messagin[...]
Continue Reading

Enterprise Perks Management Startup ChoicePass Acquired By Salesforce, Will Shut Down June 30

Posted by TechCrunch
Corporate perk management platform ChoicePass has been acquired by Salesforce, according to a blog post on the company’s website. As a result of the acquisition, the team will be joining the Salesforce organization, but its website and operations will be shut down on June 30, 2012.ChoicePass was founded about a year ago, with the goal of “making HR sexy.” The startup had a Perks product that was designed to make it easier for employees to track and take advantage of corporate rewards and incentive programs. In May it launched an Android app and reportedly had plans to also roll out an iPhone and iPad app, but never quite got there[...]
Continue Reading

Grindr is getting a big, gay makeover this summer

Posted by VentureBeat
Hot on the heels of hitting 1 million daily users, gay meetup app Grindr has unveiled a more refined application that will be released this summer across iOS, Android, and BlackBerry platforms.
Grindr’s mobile apps have attracted more than 4 million people to date across iOS, Android, and BlackBerry, and it is used in 192 countries. CEO and founder Joel Simkhai told us it has the “largest gay audience for a sole gay property” of any single product, a pretty impressive feat for a bootstrapped startup. The tech community has responded positively too, and the app recently beat out Foursquare, Airbnb, and Uber for Best Location Application Crunchie Award.
As you can partly see[...]
Continue Reading

Hangouts become centerpiece of Google’s developer outreach

Posted by Gigaom
Updated. Google launched a new section of its developer site called Google Developers Live Tuesday that aims to be a central destination for third-party developers in need of help with their projects. At the center of these efforts are Google+ Hangouts, the company?s group video chat platform. Blogger turned Google+ Product Marketing Manager Louis Gray announced the site with a post on Google+, which read in part:
?Google I/O kicks off next week in San Francisco, putting Google Developers face to face with Google employees and other product experts for three full days. We’d like to bring that face to face experience to our developers year round.?
Google developer advocates and product[...]
Continue Reading

SAP Looking to Create 'distinguished Engineers' for Its HANA Database

Posted by PCWorld
SAP is creating a new program that seeks to anoint consultants as "distinguished engineers" working with its HANA in-memory database platform, the company announced Monday.
About 1,800 consultants have already received HANA training since its general release one year ago. But the new program will provide a deeper level of engagement with SAP, according to an official blog post.
"SAP will support this organization by providing HANA briefings, development and roadmap updates, access to resources, and joint coordination of activities at conferences and other virtual and in-person technical events," the blog states. In addition, SAP will solicit experts' input "regarding real-world HANA implemen[...]
Continue Reading

No comments:

Post a Comment