Benchmark’s Fenton and New Relic’s Cirne Talk About Democratization of Data (Video)

While you might not find enterprise riveting, it really can be.
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Update: As Microsoft Restructuring Nears, Top Execs Fret Over Their Fate

Coming soon to a software giant near you!
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Zynga Layoffs and the NSA on Your Phone — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
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LivingSocial Hacked — More Than 50 Million Customer Names, Emails, Birthdates and Encrypted Passwords Accessed (Internal Memo)

Another cyber-attack in a long line of worrisome incursions.
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News Byte

Wikimedia Raised $25M So Far in Annual Wikipedia Fundraiser

The Wikimedia Foundation said it had raised $25 million “in record time” during its ninth annual yearly Wikipedia fundraiser, with 1.2 million users donating. The San Francisco non-profit operates Wikipedia online encyclopedia and uses the funds to keep it ad-free, as well as “maintain server infrastructure, support global projects to increase the number of editors, improve and simplify the software that supports our projects, and make Wikipedia accessible globally to billions of people who are just beginning to access the Internet. The campaign runs through the end of 2012.

As Fantasy Football Servers Fumble on Game Day, Yahoo Rolls Out More Homepage Tests Ahead of December Launch

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” — Vince Lombardi
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IBM: Insane in the Mainframe …

A much-needed boost for IBM’s big-iron business.
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FaceTagram? InstaBook? Whatever You Call It, All Your Mobile Photo Are Belong to Facebook (for $1 Billion)!

Actually, it’s pretty simple: Photos. Photos. And, oh yes, mobile photos — lots and lots and lots of them.
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AMD-SeaMicro Deal Shows Strange Server Bedfellows

Companies that need to catch up to competitors sometimes try what seem like odd ideas. The deal by chip maker Advanced Micro Devices to buy server maker SeaMicro seems to fit the pattern, and it isn’t the only option that was considered.

Health Help: Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz Talks About New CareZone Start-Up (Video)

Here’s a very intriguing new social networking site called CareZone, aimed at helping people managing chronic health care issues. (I can tell you, based on my own recent scare, it’s needed.)
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