September 9, 2015
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Microsoft as expected last week announced that it would be integrating its Yammer social networking and Skype unified communications services with Microsoft Dynamics CRM software. This week Microsoft took that effort a step further via an alliance with Moxie Software under which another social networking application for the enterprise is being integrated within Microsoft Dynamics.
Google App Engine, the PaaS platform from Google has seen a steady number of releases since the beginning of this year. At Google I/O, a new version of the Google App Engine API was announced and brought with it a great set of features including support for a new programming language Go and revised pricing options that try to make Google App Engine an option for the enterprise.
San Francisco startup Prior Knowledge recently released in public beta their predictive analytics API called Veritable. They want to enable every developer with big data prediction tools, without becoming a quant genius first. Just upload a dataset, execute analysis, make predictions and watch the sparks fly.