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10 hot Hadoop startups to watch

April 17, 2014 | JEFF VANCE

As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes vastly important. Hadoop enables the processing of large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data value.


Big data, big dilemmas

April 17, 2014 | DAVID BARTLETT

Isn’t this the truth? ‘Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them’.


Adobe Lightroom mobile: A strong start, but still a work-in-progress

April 17, 2014 | MELISSA J. PERENSON

For as many image editing and organizing apps as we've seen on iOS, none has come close to rivaling what you can do on your computer. Until now. Adobe Lightroom, long the gold standard for desktop digital image workflow, now brings its core capabilities to iOS in a companion app, Lightroom mobile 1.0 for iPad (and soon iPhone). In so doing, Adobe successfully reimagines Lightroom for touch. But as this 1.0 version shows, Lightroom mobile has much room to grow, both in features and in resolving first version hiccups.


Kimberly Clark names new CISO

April 17, 2014 | JOAN GOODCHILD

Timothy Youngblood, CISSP, has joined Kimberly Clark as their Chief Information Security Officer. Kimberly Clark is multi-national brand conglomerate with staple consumer products such as Kleenex, Pull-ups, and Scotts Towels.


A look at the world's most powerful X-ray laser

April 17, 2014 | MELISSA APARICIO

Just down the street from a cluster of venture capital firms on Silicon Valley's Sand Hill Road is the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a sprawling, 426-acre site where researchers are pushing the boundaries in physics, chemistry and materials science.


Don't wait for Windows 9: How to get a Start Menu, windowed Metro apps today

April 17, 2014 | BRAD CHACOS

Between the release of the PC-friendly spring update for Windows 8.1 and the newfound introduction of universal "buy once, play anywhere" Windows apps, Microsoft is doing all it can to spur the One Microsoft vision while, well, letting a PC be a PC and a tablet be a tablet. But, sadly, the most anticipated improvements have yet to arrive.


When iPhoto isn't enough: Four reasons to upgrade your software

April 17, 2014 | THEANO NIKITAS

iPhoto is an excellent tool for basic photo management and editing, but if your library's getting too big to handle or you need advanced editing options, it might be time to look into alternatives. Adobe's Lightroom and Apple's Aperture provide better management and image tools, while Photoshop and Photoshop Elements can augment iPhoto's basic editing software with more powerful options. If you're starting to feel like your library is getting out of control, here are some of the best reasons to upgrade.

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