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ClusterHQ Flocker Aims to Simplify Data Migration for Docker Cloudview story

http://thevarguy.com – The Docker open source containerized virtualization ecosystem has taken another important step forward with the introduction of Flocker from ClusterHQ, a platform that promises to make data as portable as applications by including databases and key-value stores inside Docker containers. read more (IT news)

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Data Shows Which UK VCs Have Been The Most Active In The Last 5 Yearsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  It was only at the end of last month that new data appeared showing that fundraising by European startups was emerging from the bad old days of 2001. Dow Jones VentureSource reported that they’d raised more than $2.8 billion from VCs in the second quarter of 2014. (IT news)

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Sony’s Xperia Z2 receives European tablet of the year awardview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Yesterday the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) awarded Sony’s Xperia Z2 tablet >8″ tablet of the year. (IT news)

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YC-Backed Zen99 Makes Life Easier For Freelancers With Finance And Insurance Toolsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Freelancers and contractors are a rapidly growing part of the workforce. Without benefits, however, many struggle with issues like figuring out how much of their earnings to withhold for taxes and finding insurance providers. A new startup called Zen99 wants to help contractors with a free service. (IT news)

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Cisco CVD Documents Hadoop as a Service for Ubuntu OpenStackview story

http://thevarguy.com – Canonical has won Cisco Systems' (CSCO) stamp of approval for deploying Hadoop as a service on Ubuntu OpenStack, the open source, Linux-based cloud server platform. Now, enterprises can access detailed documentation provided by Cisco for configuring Hadoop and other Big Data software on Ubuntu. read more (IT news)

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German Regulator Backs Google Over Publishers, As Europe Gets Embarrassingview story

http://techcrunch.com –  German regulators will not pursue a complaint brought against Google by a group of publishers for giving users access to their news articles. A number of German publishers, including Axel Springer and Burda, brought the action under a group called VG Media to demand Google pay them for making their articles available to the public on the search engine without paying them. But Andreas Mundt&# (IT news)

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Google acquires Gecko Design to integrate with research labview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The Google X research lab will be getting help with a company experienced in product design. The product design firm is Gecko Design Inc., based in California’s Bay Area, and has worked in the past with companies including HP and FitBit. Gecko Design will be integrated into the research lab at Google to work on future products that are currently unannounced. (IT news)

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Image Viewer Shotwell 0.19.0 Lets Users Set the Background for the Lock Screenview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Yorba Foundation, the developers of Shotwell, have announced the immediate availability for download of Shotwell 0.19.0. Shotwell is now developed in collaboration with the elementary OS team. It will become the default image viewer for the elementary Linux distro, but it's also a part of the GNOME desktop. (IT news)

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Pac-Man Friends comes to the Play Store with a unique twist on classic gameplayview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Namco has released Pac-Man Friends onto the Play Store, which is a brand new Pac-Man games with new, fast-paced gameplay. It keeps all of the original cast of characters, including Pac-Man and the group of ghosts from the arcade games. The game involves you moving Pac-Man through different types of mazes all while avoiding the ghosts. (IT news)

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There Is Now A Bitcoin ATM In Manhattanview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Bitcoin ATM producers Lamassu and operator PYC Bitcoin have announced the first BTM in Manhattan. The BTM, located in Flat 128 in the West Village is one of the first in the city. “It’s really exciting for all of us,” said Matt Russell of PYC Bitcoin. (IT news)

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Free DLNA Media Server for Linux Rygel 0.23.3 Has Been Releasedview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Rygel, a home media solution (UPnP AV MediaServer) that allows users to easily share audio, video, and pictures to other devices, is now at version 0.23.3. With Rygel, users will be able to browse the media collection from the TV or PS3 on a PC running GNOME, and they will have the possibility to play any of said media. According to the changelog, GObject introspection support and some examples (IT news)

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Health Gorilla Bags $1.2M To Grow Its Online Diagnostic Test Marketplaceview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Another funding round in the digital healthcare space, with US online diagnostic test marketplace startup Health Gorilla (previously called Informedika) pulling in $1.2 million in new seed financing, led by True Ventures. The startup says it expects a more substantial Series A round to follow shortly, in the coming months. Read More (IT news)