Geek Reading May 13, 2015

I rarely talk about funding or acquisitions, but today is one of those days. First, TechCrunch reports on Verizon buying AOL for $4.4 billion. That is one big number and shows that Verizon wants to become a full media company. The second item comes from a MarkLogic press release where they announce $102 million in funding. This is important for two reasons. First, it is the database that I use at the day job 🙂 Second, this puts them near the same valuation as MongoDB, which means we have real competition in the NoSQL space. In the past two years, MarkLogic has been pushing the NoSQL idea after years of being “that XML database”. Obviously, it is working.

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