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VMware announces intent to buy Avi Networks, startup that raised $115M

June 13, 2019 at 10:37PM VMware has been trying to reinvent itself from a company that helps you build and manage virtual machines in your data center to one that helps you manage your virtual machines wherever they live, whether that’s on prem or the public cloud. Today, the company announced it was buying Avi… Continue reading VMware announces intent to buy Avi Networks, startup that raised $115M

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IBM, KPMG, Merck, Walmart team up for drug supply chain blockchain pilot

June 13, 2019 at 01:34PM IBM announced its latest blockchain initiative today. This one is in partnership with KPMG, Merk and Walmart to build a drug supply chain blockchain pilot. These four companies are coming to together to help come up with a solution to track certain drugs as they move through a supply chain.… Continue reading IBM, KPMG, Merck, Walmart team up for drug supply chain blockchain pilot

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Helium launches $51M-funded “LongFi” IoT alternative to cellular

June 12, 2019 at 05:01PM With 200X the range of WiFi at 1/1000th of the cost of a cellular modem, Helium’s “LongFi” wireless network debuts today. Its transmitters can help track stolen scooters, find missing dogs via IoT collars, and collect data from infrastructure sensors. The catch is that Helium’s tiny, extremely low-power, low-data transmission… Continue reading Helium launches $51M-funded “LongFi” IoT alternative to cellular

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RealityEngines.AI raises $5.25M seed round to make ML easier for enterprises

June 12, 2019 at 05:17PM RealityEngines.AI, a research startup that wants to help enterprises make better use of AI, even when they only have incomplete data, today announced that it has raised a $5.25 million seed funding round. The round was led by former Google CEO and Chairman Eric Schmidt and Google founding board member… Continue reading RealityEngines.AI raises $5.25M seed round to make ML easier for enterprises

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Apollo raises $22M for its GraphQL platform

June 12, 2019 at 05:00PM Apollo, a San Francisco-based startup that provides a number of developer and operator tools and services around the GraphQL query language, today announced that it has raised a $22 million growth funding round co-led by Andreessen Horowitz and Matrix Partners. Existing investors Trinity Ventures and Webb Investment Network also participated… Continue reading Apollo raises $22M for its GraphQL platform

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WhatsApp is finally going after outside firms that are abusing its platform

June 11, 2019 at 08:56PM WhatsApp has so far relied on past dealings with bad players within its platform to ramp up its efforts to curtail spam and other automated behavior. The Facebook -owned giant has now announced an additional step it plans to take beginning later this year to improve the health of its… Continue reading WhatsApp is finally going after outside firms that are abusing its platform

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GitHub hires former Bitnami co-founder Erica Brescia as COO

June 11, 2019 at 04:00PM It’s been just over a year since Microsoft bought GitHub for $7.5 billion, but the company has grown in that time, and today it announced that it has hired former Bitnami COO and cofounder, Erica Brescia to be its COO. Brescia handled COO duties at Bitnami from its founding in… Continue reading GitHub hires former Bitnami co-founder Erica Brescia as COO

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Alyce picks up $11.5 million Series A to help companies give better corporate gifts

June 11, 2019 at 01:44PM Alyce, an AI-powered platform that helps sales people, marketers and event planners give better corporate gifts, has today announced the close of an $11.5 million Series A funding. The round was led by Manifest, with participation from General Catalyst, Boston Seed Capital, Golden Ventures, Morningside and Victress Capital. According to… Continue reading Alyce picks up $11.5 million Series A to help companies give better corporate gifts

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Crane, a new early-stage London VC focused on ‘intelligent’ enterprise startups, raises $90M fund

June 11, 2019 at 11:09AM Crane Venture Partners, a newish London-based early-stage VC targeting what it calls “intelligent” enterprise startups, is officially outing today. Founded by Scott Sage and Krishna Visvanathan, who were both previously at DFJ Esprit, “Crane I” has had a second closing totalling $90 million, money the firm is investing in enterprise… Continue reading Crane, a new early-stage London VC focused on ‘intelligent’ enterprise startups, raises $90M fund

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AWS is now making Amazon Personalize available to all customers

June 11, 2019 at 04:50AM Amazon Personalize, first announced during AWS re:Invent last November, is now available to all Amazon Web Services customers. The API enables developers to add custom machine learning models to their apps, including ones for personalized product recommendations, search results and direct marketing, even if they don’t have machine learning experience.… Continue reading AWS is now making Amazon Personalize available to all customers

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Apple is making corporate ‘BYOD’ programs less invasive to user privacy

June 10, 2019 at 11:30PM When people bring their own devices to work or school, they don’t want I.T. administrators to manage the entire device. But until now, Apple only offered two ways for I.T. to manage its iOS devices: either device enrollments, which offered device-wide management capabilities to admins or those same device management… Continue reading Apple is making corporate ‘BYOD’ programs less invasive to user privacy

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Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition is huge, but not the hugest

June 10, 2019 at 11:14PM When you’re talking about 16 billion smackeroos, it’s easy to get lost in the big number. When Salesforce acquired Tableau this morning for $15.7 billion, while it was among the biggest enterprise deals ever, it certainly wasn’t the largest. There was widespread speculation that when the new tax laws went… Continue reading Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition is huge, but not the hugest

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Daily Crunch: Salesforce is buying Tableau

June 10, 2019 at 07:08PM The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal This is a huge… Continue reading Daily Crunch: Salesforce is buying Tableau

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Qubole launches Quantum, its serverless database engine

June 10, 2019 at 05:30PM Qubole, the data platform founded by Apache Hive creator and former head of Facebook’s Data Infrastructure team Ashish Thusoo, today announced the launch of Quantum, its first serverless offering. Qubole may not necessarily be a household name, but its customers include the likes of Autodesk, Comcast, Lyft, Nextdoor and Zillow… Continue reading Qubole launches Quantum, its serverless database engine

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With Tableau and Mulesoft, Salesforce gains full view of enterprise data

June 10, 2019 at 05:03PM Back in the 2010 timeframe, it was common to say that content was king, but after watching Google buy Looker for $2.6 billion last week and Salesforce nab Tableau for $15.7 billion this morning, it’s clear that data has ascended to the throne in a business context. We have been… Continue reading With Tableau and Mulesoft, Salesforce gains full view of enterprise data

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Salesforce is officially making Seattle its second headquarters with its Tableau acquisition

June 10, 2019 at 02:56PM Here’s an interesting by-product the news today that Salesforce would be acquiring Tableau for $15.7 billion: the company is going to make Seattle, Washington (home of Tableau) the official second headquarters of San Francisco-based Salesforce, putting the company directly in the face of tech giants and Salesforce frenemies Microsoft and… Continue reading Salesforce is officially making Seattle its second headquarters with its Tableau acquisition

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Microsoft Power BI platform update aims to put AI in reach of business users

June 10, 2019 at 02:53PM Low code and no code are the latest industry buzzwords, but if vendors can truly abstract away the complexity of difficult tasks like building machine learning models, it could help mainstream technologies that are currently out of reach of most business users. That’s precisely what Microsoft is aiming to do… Continue reading Microsoft Power BI platform update aims to put AI in reach of business users

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Vectra lands $100M Series E investment for AI-driven network security

June 10, 2019 at 01:38PM Vectra, a seven-year old company that helps customers detect intrusions at the network level, whether in the cloud or on premises, announced a $100 million Series E funding round today led by TCV. Existing investors including Khosla Ventures and Accel also participated in the round, which brings the total raised… Continue reading Vectra lands $100M Series E investment for AI-driven network security

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Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal

June 10, 2019 at 12:08PM On the heels of Google buying analytics startup Looker last week for $2.6 billion, Salesforce today announced a huge piece of news in a bid to step up its own work in data visualization and (more generally) tools to help enterprises make sense of the sea of data that they… Continue reading Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal

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Google continues to preach multi-cloud approach with Looker acquisition

June 07, 2019 at 06:22PM When Google announced it was buying Looker yesterday morning for $2.6 billion, you couldn’t blame some of the company’s 1600 customers if they worried a bit if Looker would continue its multi-cloud approach, but Google Cloud chief Thomas Kurian made clear the company will continue to support an open approach… Continue reading Google continues to preach multi-cloud approach with Looker acquisition

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The Ticket Fairy is tech’s best hope against Ticketmaster

June 06, 2019 at 10:45PM Ticketmaster’s dominance has led to ridiculous service fees, scalpers galore, and exclusive contracts that exploit venues and artists. The moronic approval of venue operator and artist management giant Live Nation’s merger with Ticketmaster in 2010 produced an anti-competitive juggernaut. It pressures venues to sign ticketing contracts under veiled threat that… Continue reading The Ticket Fairy is tech’s best hope against Ticketmaster

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Daily Crunch: Google is acquiring Looker

June 06, 2019 at 05:38PM The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Google to acquire analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion Google Cloud has been mired in third… Continue reading Daily Crunch: Google is acquiring Looker

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Google to acquire analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion

June 06, 2019 at 02:35PM Google made a big splash this morning when it announced it’s going to acquire Looker, a hot analytics startup that’s raised over $280 million. It’s paying $2.6 billion for the privilege and adding the company to Google Cloud. Thomas Kurian, the man who was handed the reigns to Google Cloud… Continue reading Google to acquire analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion