November 12, 2018 at 02:00PM Some consolidation and subsequent divestment are in play in the worlds of imaging and voice recognition. Today, Kofax and Nuance announced that Kofax would be acquiring Nuance’s imaging division, for $400 million in cash. The deal, which had been rumoured in recent days, is expected to close in Q1 2019. The… Continue reading Kofax to buy Nuance’s imaging division for $400M in cash
November 12, 2018 at 04:20PM Black Friday may be still be 10 days away, but shopping season started early in the enterprise this year. We have seen acquisitions totaling almost $50 billion in the last couple of months alone, topped by the mega $34 billion IBM-Red Hat deal two weeks ago. What exactly is going on… Continue reading Enterprise shopping season starts early with almost $50B in recent deals
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
November 12, 2018 at 08:00AM Ceph is an open source technology for distributed storage that gets very little public attention but that provides the underlying storage services for many of the world’s largest container and OpenStack deployments. It’s used by financial institutions like Bloomberg and Fidelity, cloud service providers like Rackspace and Linode, telcos like… Continue reading The Ceph storage project gets a dedicated open-source foundation
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November 07, 2018 at 02:46PM Because solar and wind power are now cheaper to produce than energy from fossil fuels, the only obstacle that remains to the mass adoption of renewable power is the amount of money utilities need to spend to store the energy those systems produce. Right now, storing 100 megawatts of renewable energy… Continue reading The cost of energy storage has stalled adoption of renewable power. Energy Vault has a solution.
November 07, 2018 at 05:30PM DevOps platform CircleCI today announced a new partner program that will open up its platform and allow third-party tools to integrate with it. In addition, the company is launching Orbs, which it describes as “the world’s first package manager designed specifically for configuration of software delivery automation.” Fresh off its… Continue reading CircleCI launches Orbs, a package manager for software delivery automation
November 07, 2018 at 04:49PM Software could be used on the country's network of 170 million CCTV cameras China rolls out surveillance system to identify people by their body shape and walk ...
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
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
November 02, 2018 at 11:00AM Kelly Ellis, who years earlier alleged sexual harassment at Google, is behind a class-action suit targeting the firm’s gender pay gapKelly Ellis would like an apology.The former Google software engineer felt a mix of emotions as she watched the massive walkouts protesting sexual harassment at the corporation’s offices across the… Continue reading ‘I wasn’t the only one’: engineer suing Google demands reform after protests
November 01, 2018 at 05:19PM The past decade in retail has been the golden age of direct-to-consumer (D2C) and digitally native vertical brands (DNVBs) that use the internet to communicate with customers, execute transactions, handle distribution and offer better economics. But as small independent startups have scaled into unicorn territory and as countless brands have saturated… Continue reading Retail-as-a-service provider Leap raises $3M and launches first store
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
November 01, 2018 at 12:25PM Last year, HPE successfully built and installed a supercomputer on the International Space Station that could withstand the rigors of being in space. Today, the company announced that it is making that computer available for earth-based developers and scientists to conduct experiments. Mark Fernandez, who has the lofty title of… Continue reading HPE and NASA make supercomputer on ISS available for experiments
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
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
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
October 29, 2018 at 01:41PM After announcing earlier this year that it planned to shut down HipChat and Stride and sell the IP of both to Slack, today enterprise software company Atlassian made another move related to its retreat from enterprise chat. It is selling Jitsi, a popular open-source chat and videoconferencing tool, to 8X8,… Continue reading Atlassian sells Jitsi, an open-source videoconferencing tool it acquired in 2015, to 8×8
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
October 29, 2018 at 11:32AM Today at the Firebase Summit in Prague, Google announced a number of updates to its Firebase app development platform designed to help it shift from an environment for individuals or small teams into a full-blown enterprise development tool. Google acquired Firebase 4 years ago to help developers connect to key… Continue reading Google beefs up Firebase platform for the enterprise
October 28, 2018 at 09:42PM IBM will acquire Red Hat for $190 per share, in a deal worth approximately $34 billion. Both companies took pains to say the Red Hat ethos and commitment to open source would continue. In Major Acquisition, IBM Will Acquire Open-Source Software Company Red Hat...
October 26, 2018 at 02:41PM After getting EU approval a week ago, today Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, the Git-based code sharing and collaboration service with 31 million developers, has officially closed. The Redmond, WA-based software behemoth first said it would acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock in June of this year, and after the acquisition… Continue reading Microsoft closes its $7.5B purchase of code-sharing platform GitHub
October 25, 2018 at 07:37PM Reports say Google found credible allegations that Andy Rubin forced employee to perform oral sex – but paid him millions even after he leftGoogle gave a $90m severance package to Andy Rubin, the creator of the Android mobile software, but concealed details of a sexual misconduct allegation that triggered his… Continue reading Google gave top executive $90m payoff but kept sexual misconduct claim quiet – report