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Vista snaps up Apptio for $1.94B, as enterprise companies remain hot

November 12, 2018 at 01:01PM It seems that Sunday has become a popular day to announce large deals involving enterprise companies. IBM announced the $34 billion Red Hat deal two weeks ago. SAP announced its intent to buy Qualtrics for $8 billion last night, and Vista Equity Partners got into the act too, announcing a… Continue reading Vista snaps up Apptio for $1.94B, as enterprise companies remain hot

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Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report

November 10, 2018 at 01:59PM Investigation reveals that technology for autonomous lethal weapons with artificial intelligence is being funded by MoDTechnologies that could unleash a generation of lethal weapons systems requiring little or no human interaction are being funded by the Ministry of Defence, according to a new report.The development of autonomous military systems –… Continue reading Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report

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Growing pains at venture-backed Moogsoft lead to layoffs

November 10, 2018 at 12:41AM Eight months after bringing in a $40 million Series D, Moogsoft‘s co-founder and chief executive officer Phil Tee confirmed to TechCrunch that the IT incident management startup had shed 18 percent of its workforce, or just over 30 employees. The layoffs took place at the end of October; shortly after,… Continue reading Growing pains at venture-backed Moogsoft lead to layoffs

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Google pledges to overhaul its sexual harassment policy after global protests

November 08, 2018 at 07:36PM Company faced historic staff backlash following revelation it paid out $90m to an executive accused of sexual misconductGoogle CEO’s, Sundar Pichai, said the company would overhaul its sexual harassment policies, meeting some of the demands of employees who organized historic walkouts across the globe.In an email to staff on Thursday,… Continue reading Google pledges to overhaul its sexual harassment policy after global protests

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Datacoral raises $10M Series A for its data infrastructure service

November 08, 2018 at 04:00PM Datacoral aims to make it easier for enterprises to build data products by abstracting away all of the complex infrastructure to organize and process data. The company today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A financing round led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from Social Capital,… Continue reading Datacoral raises $10M Series A for its data infrastructure service

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Pressure grows on Zuckerberg to attend Facebook committee hearing

November 07, 2018 at 11:49AM Australia, Argentina and Ireland join UK and Canada in urging Facebook CEO to give evidence to parliamentsParliamentary committees from five countries have called for Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, to appear in front of a joint hearing on online disinformation.Committee chairs from Australia, Argentina and Ireland joined the call on… Continue reading Pressure grows on Zuckerberg to attend Facebook committee hearing

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RapidSOS, an emergency response data provider, raises $30M as it grows from 10K users to 250M

November 06, 2018 at 02:34PM Every day, there are around 650,000 emergency service callouts via 911 for medical, police and fire assistance in the US; and by their nature these are some of the most urgent communications that we will ever make. But ironically in the age of smartphones, connected things and the internet, these… Continue reading RapidSOS, an emergency response data provider, raises $30M as it grows from 10K users to 250M

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VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes

November 06, 2018 at 10:09AM During its big customer event in Europe, VMware announced another acquisition to step up its game in helping enterprises build and run containerised, Kubernetes-based architectures: it has acquired Heptio, a startup out of Seattle that was co-founded by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, who were two of the three people who… Continue reading VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes

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Dynamic Yield, which builds Amazon-like personalisation for the rest of us, raises $38M

November 02, 2018 at 04:41PM Amazon, one of the world’s largest companies, has transformed the face of commerce in part because it has managed to at once to be “The Everything Store” but still with a route into its sea of products that, for most users, surfaces what they might most want to see (and… Continue reading Dynamic Yield, which builds Amazon-like personalisation for the rest of us, raises $38M

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Asana launches $19.99 Business tier to help managers handle multiple projects

November 01, 2018 at 05:18PM Asana, the platform where people can create and track the progress of work projects, made its name originally as a place where individuals and smaller teams can create and track the progress of a specific project. Now, as the startup courts bigger organizations among its 50,000 paying organizations and millions… Continue reading Asana launches $19.99 Business tier to help managers handle multiple projects

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HashiCorp scores $100M investment on $1.9 billion valuation

November 01, 2018 at 04:00PM HashiCorp, the company that has made hay developing open source tools for managing cloud infrastructure, obviously has a pretty hefty commercial business going too. Today the company announced an enormous $100 million round on a Unicorn valuation of $1.9 billion. The round was led by IVP, whose investments include AppDynamics,… Continue reading HashiCorp scores $100M investment on $1.9 billion valuation

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Rockset launches out of stealth with $21.5 M investment

November 01, 2018 at 03:17PM Rockset, a startup that came out of stealth today, announced $21.5M in previous funding and the launch of its new data platform that is designed to simplify much of the processing to get to querying and application building faster. As for the funding, it includes $3 million in seed money… Continue reading Rockset launches out of stealth with $21.5 M investment

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DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

November 01, 2018 at 03:03PM As car and tech companies continue to make inroads on vehicles and services to build autonomous driving systems, a startup that is creating high-definition maps to help these vehicles move around has quietly picked up a significant round of funding. DeepMap — a Palo Alto startup co-founded by James Wu… Continue reading DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

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Neo4j nabs $80M Series E as graph database tech flourishes

November 01, 2018 at 11:00AM Neo4j has helped popularize the graph database. Today it was rewarded with an $80 million Series E to bring their products to a wider market in what could be the company’s last private fundraise. The round was led by One Peak Partners and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital with participation from… Continue reading Neo4j nabs $80M Series E as graph database tech flourishes

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Facebook growth slows as Zuckerberg says developed countries are saturated

October 30, 2018 at 10:02PM Company announces 33% revenue growth over last year as CEO reports more than 2bn daily usersMark Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook “may be close to saturated in developed countries” as the social media giant posted a 33% increase in revenue.In spite of controversies including the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, the… Continue reading Facebook growth slows as Zuckerberg says developed countries are saturated

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The hybrid cloud market just got a heck of a lot more compelling

October 30, 2018 at 09:02PM Let’s start with a basic premise that the vast majority of the world’s workloads remain in private data centers. Cloud infrastructure vendors are working hard to shift those workloads, but technology always moves a lot slower than we think. That is the lens through which many cloud companies operate. The… Continue reading The hybrid cloud market just got a heck of a lot more compelling

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How a bookstore owner turned a tech billionaire into a homelessness activist

October 30, 2018 at 07:43PM Christin Evans’ Twitter conversation with Salesforce’s Marc Benioff led to his role as a key advocate for San Francisco’s Prop CIt was a late-night Twitter argument that Christin Evans never planned to have. The San Francisco bookstore owner and homeless advocate used the platform to voice her frustration over a… Continue reading How a bookstore owner turned a tech billionaire into a homelessness activist

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Cockroach Labs launches CockroachDB as managed service

October 30, 2018 at 04:17PM Cockroach Lab’s open source SQL database, CockroachDB, has been making inroads since it launched last year, but as any open source technology matures, in order to move deeper into markets it has to move beyond technical early adopters to a more generalized audience. To help achieve that, the company announced… Continue reading Cockroach Labs launches CockroachDB as managed service

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Assessing IBM’s $34 billion Red Hat acquisition

October 29, 2018 at 06:52PM As you look at the $34 billion IBM-Red Hat deal announced yesterday, if you follow the enterprise closely, it seems like a good move, at least on its face. It could be years before we understand the true value of it for IBM (or lack thereof, depending on how it… Continue reading Assessing IBM’s $34 billion Red Hat acquisition

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Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM

October 28, 2018 at 11:21PM With its latest $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, IBM may have found something more elementary than “Watson” to save its flagging business. Though the acquisition of Red Hat  is by no means a guaranteed victory for the Armonk, N.Y.-based computing company that has had more downs than ups over… Continue reading Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM

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IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B in cash and debt, taking a bigger leap into hybrid cloud

October 28, 2018 at 07:15PM After rumours flew around this weekend, IBM today confirmed that it would acquire open source, cloud software business Red Hat for $190 per share in cash, working out to a total value of $34 billion. IBM said the deal has already been approved by the boards of directors of both IBM… Continue reading IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B in cash and debt, taking a bigger leap into hybrid cloud

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IBM is betting the farm on Red Hat — and it better not mess up

October 29, 2018 at 12:46PM Who expects a $34 billion deal involving two enterprise powerhouses to drop on a Sunday afternoon, but IBM and Red Hat surprised us yesterday when they pulled the trigger on a historically large deal. IBM has been a poster child for a company moving through a painful transformation. As Box CEO… Continue reading IBM is betting the farm on Red Hat — and it better not mess up