Oracle Acquires Cloud Marketing Player Responsys for $1.5 Billion

Marketing in the cloud is still hot.
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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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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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Greylock Leads $12 Million Round for Big-Data Startup Trifacta

If Big Data is going to be really big, it also has to be useful.
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White House Claims “Dramatic Progress” on Health Site

Obama administration officials, racing to beat a month-end deadline to fix the troubled federal insurance website, said Sunday there has been “dramatic progress” in patching HealthCare.gov but acknowledged “there is more work to be done” in improving the site and its underlying technology.

Seven Questions for Evernote CEO Phil Libin

As Deadline Expires, Problems Persist With Health Site

IBM and Some College Students Aim to Simplify Data Center Disaster Planning

Fresh Off Rebranding Effort, Hightail Lands $34 Million in New Funding

Salesforce Strikes Cloud Partnership With HP

Salesforce Went Down for About Three Hours Today in North America and Europe

Cisco Warns That 2014 Is Going to Be a Tough Year

Seven Questions for Lance Crosby, CEO of SoftLayer, IBM’s New Cloud Company

Box Has Picked Its Bankers for Its IPO Next Year

Nine Questions for Andy Jassy, Head of Amazon Web Services

Enterprise Storage Startup Coho Data Lands $25 Million Series B

Western Digital Adds Something New to Hard Drives: Helium

As NetSuite Beats Expectations on Earnings, Fireworks Erupt With SAP

Convercent, Compliance Software in the Cloud, Lands $10 Million From SAP Ventures