Oracle Acquires Cloud Marketing Player Responsys for $1.5 Billion

Marketing in the cloud is still hot.
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NetSuite Speeds Data-Center Rollout Amid NSA Spying

Cloud application vendor NetSuite Inc. is accelerating its construction of data centers in Europe as a result of the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping activities.

Oracle May Be Flat in Q2, but It May Be Warming Up for a Strong 2014

Sales may even fall when it reports earnings on Wednesday. But new products could fuel good news next year.
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Cisco Is Keeping Its TV Set-Top Box Business, and That’s That

As growth targets slip, CEO John Chambers is resisting calls to unload a business he acquired in 2005.
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Dell and Red Hat Will Announce a Big Cloud-Computing Alliance Today

Doing for OpenStack what they did for Linux more than a decade ago. You know how that turned out.
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Egnyte Raises Almost $30 Million for International Expansion Plan

More money for cloud storage and collaboration.
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Space Monkey Peer-to-Peer Digital Storage System Offers Better Backup

A peer-to-peer backup system called Space Monkey is a less-costly alternative to many hard-drive and cloud solutions.
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Stealth Networking Startup VIPtela Raises $33 Million From Sequoia

Another secretive startup working on software-defined networks.
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New Relic Taps Salesforce President Koplow-McAdams as Revenue Chief

The move confirms an ATD report from September.
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Siri Gets Serious, Microsoft Gets Its Mojo Back and Everything Gets Encrypted in 2014

Annual predictions for the year ahead in tech from analyst Mark Anderson.
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