AlphaSense, a search engine for analysis and business intel, raises $50M led by Innovation Endeavors

July 17, 2019 at 11:10AM Google and its flagship search portal opened the door to the possibilities of how to build a business empire on the back of organising and navigating the world’s information, as found on the internet. Now, a startup that’s built a search engine tailored to the needs of enterprises and theirContinue reading “AlphaSense, a search engine for analysis and business intel, raises $50M led by Innovation Endeavors”

Machine learning for everyone startup Intersect Labs launches platform for data analysis

June 20, 2019 at 05:30PM Machine learning is the holy grail of data analysis, but unfortunately, that holy grail oftentimes requires a PhD in Computer Science just to get started. Despite the incredible attention that machine learning and artificial intelligence get from the press, the reality is that there is a massive gap between theContinue reading “Machine learning for everyone startup Intersect Labs launches platform for data analysis”

Huawei security threat derives from its sheer scale, says analysis

June 10, 2019 at 03:00PM Cybersecurity report warns Chinese tech firm’s breadth exposes customers to risk Huawei’s threat to national security is inextricably linked to the company’s sheer scale, according to an analysis of the Chinese tech company from threat intelligence firm Recorded Future. Rather than focusing attention on any one area of the company’sContinue reading “Huawei security threat derives from its sheer scale, says analysis”

Instagram heads off regulations with ban on self-harm images | analysis

February 08, 2019 at 04:10PM Tackling non-graphic related content, however, presents harder challenge than graphic Instagram has bowed to public pressure and introduced a series of policies aimed at protecting vulnerable young people who use the site. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has committed to tightening up a number of policies relating to self-harmContinue reading “Instagram heads off regulations with ban on self-harm images | analysis”

Humio raises $9M Series A for its real-time log analysis service

January 24, 2019 at 01:00PM Humio, a startup that provides a real-time log analysis service for on-premises and cloud infrastructures, today announced that it has raised a $9 million Series A round led by Accel. It previously raised its seed round from WestHill and Trifork. The company, which has offices in San Francisco, the U.K.Continue reading “Humio raises $9M Series A for its real-time log analysis service”

Time: Google Says Hackers Targeted the Trump and Biden Campaigns

June 05, 2020 at 04:16AM (BOSTON) — Google said state-based hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although it saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful. The company confirmed the findings after the director of its Threat Analysis Group, Shane Huntley, disclosed the attemptsContinue reading “Time: Google Says Hackers Targeted the Trump and Biden Campaigns”

Watchful is a mobile product intelligence startup that surfaces unreleased features

June 03, 2020 at 02:00PM Meet Watchful, a Tel Aviv-based startup coming out of stealth that wants to help you learn more about what your competitors are doing when it comes to mobile app development. The company tries to identify features that are being tested before getting rolled out to everyone, giving you an advantageContinue reading “Watchful is a mobile product intelligence startup that surfaces unreleased features”

Twitter taking on Trump’s lies? About time too | John Naughton

May 30, 2020 at 04:00PM The platform’s moves to counter the president’s disinformation may be too little, too late, but it’s something In addition to washing your hands while singing the first two verses of The Internationale, it might be a good time also to clean out your Twitter feed. According to a recent reportContinue reading “Twitter taking on Trump’s lies? About time too | John Naughton”

As wildfire season approaches, AI could pinpoint risky regions using satellite imagery

May 29, 2020 at 10:36PM The U.S. has suffered from devastating wildfires over the last few years as global temperatures rise and weather patterns change, making the otherwise natural phenomenon especially unpredictable and severe. To help out, Stanford researchers have found a way to track and predict dry, at-risk areas using machine learning and satelliteContinue reading “As wildfire season approaches, AI could pinpoint risky regions using satellite imagery”

Greyparrot bags $2.2M seed to scale its AI for waste management

May 28, 2020 at 10:25AM London-based Greyparrot, which uses computer vision AI to scale efficient processing of recycling, has bagged £1.825 million (~$2.2M) in seed funding, topping up the $1.2M in pre-seed funding it had raised previously. The latest round is led by early stage European industrial tech investor Speedinvest, with participation from UK-based earlyContinue reading “Greyparrot bags $2.2M seed to scale its AI for waste management”

Kentik raises $23.5M for its network intelligence platform

May 27, 2020 at 02:00PM Kentik, the company once known as CloudHelix, today announced that it has raised a $23.5 million growth funding round led by Vistara Capital Partners, with existing investors August Capital, Third Point Ventures, DCVC, and Tahoma Ventures also participating. With this round, Kentik has now raised a total of $61.7 million.Continue reading “Kentik raises $23.5M for its network intelligence platform”

Strava moves key features from free to subscription-only

May 19, 2020 at 10:49AM Many users unhappy that overall segment leaderboards and analysis, monthly activity trends and comparisons, and website route planning hare no longer free Strava moves key features from free to subscription-only … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Strava moves key features from free to subscription-only

Verizon wraps up BlueJeans acquisition lickety split

May 18, 2020 at 08:50PM When Verizon (which owns this publication) announced it was buying video conferencing company BlueJeans for around $500 million last month, you probably thought it was going take awhile to bake, but the companies announced today that they has closed the deal. While it’s crystal clear that video conferencing is aContinue reading “Verizon wraps up BlueJeans acquisition lickety split”

Kustomer acquires Reply.ai to enhance chatbots on its CRM platform

May 14, 2020 at 12:53PM Last December, when CRM startup Kustomer was announcing its latest round of funding — a $60 million round led by Coatue — its co-founder and CEO Brad Birnbaum said it would use some of the money to build more RPA-style automations into its platform to expand KustomerIQ, its AI-based product thatContinue reading “Kustomer acquires Reply.ai to enhance chatbots on its CRM platform”

UpKeep raises $36 million Series B to help facilities and maintenance teams go mobile

May 12, 2020 at 02:00PM UpKeep, a mobile-first platform for maintenance and operations collaboration, has today announced the close of a $36 million Series B financing round. The round was led by Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors Emergence Capital, Battery Ventures, Y Combinator, Mucker Capital and Fundersclub. UpKeep was founded by Ryan Chan.Continue reading “UpKeep raises $36 million Series B to help facilities and maintenance teams go mobile”

Zoom update to add end-to-end encryption to stop conversations being intercepted amid privacy concerns

May 08, 2020 at 01:14PM Company previously indicated chats that were secured – but analysis showed they were not Zoom update to add end-to-end encryption to stop conversations being intercepted amid privacy concerns … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Zoom update to add end-to-end encryption to stop conversations being intercepted amid privacy concerns

Oxwash bags $1.7M for a cleaner spin on laundry

May 04, 2020 at 09:00AM Oxwash, a UK-based laundry startup that’s aiming to disrupt traditional but environmentally costly washing and dry-cleaning processes by using ozone to sterilize fabrics at lower temperatures, along with electric cargo bikes for hyper local pick ups and deliveries, has bagged a £1.4 million (~$1.7M) seed. Backers in the funding roundContinue reading “Oxwash bags $1.7M for a cleaner spin on laundry”

Bitcoin price suddenly surges as rare ‘halving’ event approaches

April 30, 2020 at 09:44AM Cryptocurrency market analysts say record highs could be tested in the coming months Bitcoin price suddenly surges as rare 'halving' event approaches … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Bitcoin price suddenly surges as rare 'halving' event approaches

Our love of the cloud is making a green energy future impossible

April 25, 2020 at 05:30PM Mark Mills Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Mills is the author of the book, “Digital Cathedrals: The Information Infrastructure Era,” and is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a Faculty Fellow at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, and a partner in Cottonwood Venture Partners, an energy-tech venture fund.Continue reading “Our love of the cloud is making a green energy future impossible”

AWS launches Amazon AppFlow, its new SaaS integration service

April 23, 2020 at 12:21AM AWS today launched Amazon AppFlow, a new integration service that makes it easier for developers to transfer data between AWS and SaaS applications like Google Analytics, Marketo, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Slack, Snowflake and Zendesk. Like similar services, including Microsoft Azure’s Power Automate, for example, developers can trigger these flows based onContinue reading “AWS launches Amazon AppFlow, its new SaaS integration service”

Medallia acquires voice-to-text specialist Voci Technologies for $59M

April 22, 2020 at 02:33PM M&A has largely slowed down in the current market, but there remain pockets of activity when the timing and price are right. Today, Medallia — a customer experience platform that scans online reviews, social media, and other sources to provide better insights into what a company is doing right andContinue reading “Medallia acquires voice-to-text specialist Voci Technologies for $59M”

Leverice is a team messenger app that’s taking aim at information overload

April 20, 2020 at 12:25PM Meet Leverice: A team messenger and collaboration platform that’s aiming to compete with b2b giants like Slack by tackling an issue that continues to plague real-time messaging — namely, ‘always-on’ information overload. This means these tools can feel like they’re eating into productivity as much as aiding it. Or elseContinue reading “Leverice is a team messenger app that’s taking aim at information overload”

Verizon is buying b2b videoconferencing firm BlueJeans

April 16, 2020 at 04:08PM US carrier Verizon* has splashed out to buy veteran b2b videoconferencing platform, BlueJeans Network — shelling out less than $500 million on the acquisition, according to the Wall Street Journal which first reported the news. A Verizon spokeswoman confirmed to TechCrunch that the price-tag is sub-$500M but did not provideContinue reading “Verizon is buying b2b videoconferencing firm BlueJeans”