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Funding for Internet-based services and technologies this week.

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The kitty is encouraging; but the most exciting resides in Series A, where four startups can now accelerate their development and expansion in terms of: marketing, product, markets and customer experience. Nearly $753M captured this week by Connectikpeople.co.
Segments of the market including: social bookmarking site; social media streams; Analytics, Web Development, and Business Intelligence lead these Series of funding. 
Major Investors mostly from USA include: Sequoia Capital; DAG Ventures ; Hummer Winblad Venture Partners ; Venrock ; Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) ; Credit Suisse ; Bessemer Venture Partners, and Andreessen Horowitz have been more active.
Overall, Connectikpeople.co recalls that:
Reltio ($10M / Series A), creates applications to help business users make decisions based on data. Reltio will use the funding to accelerate product development and expand sales and marketing initiatives.
Favor ($13M / Series A) is a personal delivery service focused on grocery store a…

Security Update 2015-003 for OS X Yosemite v10.10., and vulnerabilities in Firefox, Firefox ESR, and SeaMonkey.

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For informational purpose, Connectikpeople.co recalls that, Apple has released Security Update 2015-003 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
Connectikpeople.co encourages users and administrators to review Apple Security Update 2015-003 and apply the necessary updates.
When it comes to The Mozilla Foundation, they have released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox, Firefox ESR, and SeaMonkey. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Available updates include: Firefox 36.0.3Firefox ESR 31.5.2SeaMonkey 2.33.1Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Security Advisories for Firefox, Firefox ESR, and SeaMonkey and apply the necessary updates.

Data Warehouse Optimization and Analytics, Security Log Analytics and Recommendation Engines.

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Best practices and knowledge; realize faster time-to-value and to actionable insights, are henceforth critical in our data-driven world. 
So, Connectikpeople.co salutes three new Quick Start Solutions for the MapR Distribution including Apache Hadoop. 
Connectikpeople.co observes that each Quick Start Solution is tailored around a specific solution area and includes data ingest modules, solution t1emplates, two to four weeks of professional services, integrated training, and a small Hadoop cluster that can easily be expanded based on the solution requirements. 
For those who unfamiliar, we talk about Hadoop-based end-to-end solution for data management and advanced analytics.