• Web: The race to track consumer information

    Verizon has topped itself by playing Russian roulette with consumer trust in an attempt to compete with the advertising businesses of Google and Facebook. In an email announcement last Sunday night to select subscribers, Verizon signaled how it intends to compete with those two powerhouses, outlining its plan to combine ...

  • Web: Microsoft's Cloud Business Soars

    Here’s one way technology businesses can keep their investors happy: Report growing sales in cloud computing and software.


    Microsoft’s share price hit an all-time high of $60.75 in after-hours trading on Thursday—eclipsing a record set during the tech bubble in 1999—following a strong earnings report ...

  • Web: How Spy Tech Firms Give Governments Access

    Want to invisibly spy on 10 iPhone owners without their knowledge? Gather their every keystroke, sound, message and location? That will cost you $650,000, plus a $500,000 setup fee with an Israeli outfit called the NSO Group. You can spy on more people if you would like — just ...

  • Web: Google Developing new OS that Runs on Everything

    Every single operating system developed by Google to date has one thing in common: they're based on the Linux kernel. Chrome OS, Android, Chromecasts, you name it. Linux has powered Google hardware for years.


    However, the Linux kernel is not ideal for every situation. Especially in the case of ...

  • Web: New Policy Demands 20% of Federal Code be Open Source




    For years, the Obama Administration has been pushing for greater transparency and parity between federal agencies and the general public. After months of negotiations and discussions, the Office of Management and Budget is easing open federal computer code for inspection.


    The OMB revealed its finalized requirements for the Federal Source ...

  • Web: Salesforce Acquires 'Microsoft Word Killer'

    Salesforce is maintaining an acquisitive eye—this time snapping up a promising collaboration startup run by Silicon Valley veteran Bret Taylor.


    Salesforce is acquiring Quip, the startup announced in a blog post on Monday, giving the CRM software leader a mobile-friendly tool for collaborating on documents. Marc Benioff’s company ...

  • Web: GE to build industrial internet in China

    General Electric Co on Wednesday said it would partner with Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] to develop smart machines designed to boost productivity, part of a drive to promote its "industrial internet" business in China.


    The U.S. industrial giant announced the partnership as it launched an $11 million ...

  • Web: DARPA Wants to Build Self-Healing Computer

    Software, heal thyself.


    The mad scientist wing of the Pentagon known as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Tuesday that it’s planning to hold a new “Grand Challenge” competition with a $2 million prize. The goal of that seven-figure bakeoff: To build a “fully automated cyber defense system ...

  • Web: Softbank's $32B Bet on ARM and IoT

    Softbank, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world, just bid $32 billion to acquire ARM Holdings, designer of the chips found in everything from your iPhone to the Nest smart thermostat. On the surface, such an eye-popping number nearly sounds reasonable. After all, some 95 percent of smartphones ...

  • Web: IBM allows free access to quantum processor online

    IBM has made a functioning quantum processor available to the public over the internet.


    Quantum computing is widely seen as an evolution of computer technology, which may allow for much faster calculations than today's machines.


    The technology is still in its infancy, but one expert said it was a ...

  • Web: Cloud storage startup emerges with $40M in funds

    Datera, a Silicon Valley startup that says it can bring Amazon Web Services-like block data storage to business customers and service providers, has $40 million in venture funding to market its newly available service.


    Block storage systems divide data into uniformly-sized chunks that are accessed by servers via common protocolsas ...

  • Web: Salesforce acquires deep learning startup MetaMind

    Cloud business software company Salesforce.com has acquired MetaMind, a startup focused on artificial learning that had been funded by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and venture capital firm Khosla Ventures.


    Terms were not disclosed, but it has all the markings of an “acqhire” sort of deal. Founder and CTO Richard ...

  • Web: Domo launches business cloud, raises $131M at $2B valuation

    Domo, the secretive Utah-based cloud software startup focused on visualizing and managing the minute-by-minute data that comes with running a business, today launched a new initiative it calls the Business Cloud.


    The move is a culmination of the vision that founder and CEO Josh James has been teasing at but ...

  • Web: GreatHorn raises $2.25M for its young cloud security platform

    GreatHorn, a cloud security platform focused on stopping phishing attacks, has raised $2.25 million in seed funding led by ff Venture Capital and SoftTech VC, with participation from Techstars Ventures, RRE Ventures, Zelkova Ventures, V1.VC and investor Walter Winshall.


    The Belmont, Ma.-based company came together last year ...

  • Web: Dropbox passes 500M users

    Dropbox today announced a new milestone: half a billion users. The service hit 100 million users in November 2012, 200 million in November 2013, 300 million in May 2014, and 400 million in June 2015.


    In other words, Dropbox’s growth was accelerating in 2014, slowed down in 2015, and ...

  • Web: Cisco plans to acquire cloud orchestration platform CliQr Technologies

    Today Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced the intent to acquire CliQr Technologies Inc., a privately held company based in San Jose. CliQr provides an application-defined cloud orchestration platform to model, deploy and manage applications across bare metal, virtualized and container environments. This acquisition will help Cisco customers simplify and accelerate their ...

  • Web: Cloud security startup ThousandEyes just landed $35M

    There’s money to be had in ensuring that a company’s cloud software actually works.


    ThousandEyes, a startup that can detect when cloud software goes down like an app that shows customer information, said on Thursday it that had landed $35 million in new funding. Tenaya Capital led the ...

  • Web: Oracle buys cloud startup Ravello Systems for $500M

    Oracle today disclosed that it has acquired Ravello Systems, a company with tools for running enterprise workloads in public cloud environments. Oracle didn’t disclose terms of the deal, but a source familiar with the matter said Oracle is paying $500 million to do the deal.


    Oracle is rapidly trying ...

  • Web: Vera launches with a promise to protect data everywhere

    Information security is perhaps the busiest technology sector right now. And with good cause – hardly a week goes by without a major organization suffering a financially damaging, credibility crucifying and consumer confidence bruising data breach – Target, Anthem, JP Morgan Chase , Ebay – the list goes on. So for this reason it ...

  • Web: Palantir acquires software developer Kimono Labs

    Kimono Labs has been acquired by Palantir in a move that will see the team behind the data collection service absorbed into the secretive data analytics platform. As a result of the deal, the Y Combinator startup will shutter its service on February 29, 2016. Data can be retrieved from ...

  • Web: Cisco is hopeful despite data center decline

    Rough global markets slowed spending on big tech infrastructure.


    Wall Street’s recent turmoil is affecting the way companies are buying data center hardware. That’s one of the big takeaways from Cisco’s quarterly earnings on Wednesday


    Cisco logged $11.8 billion in revenue in its fiscal second quarter ...

  • Web: FiscalNote raises $10M to further help organizations analyze government risk

    FiscalNote, a technology startup building a revolutionary platform for analyzing government risk, today announced $10 million in Series C funding. This brings the two-year-old company’s total funding to over $30 million.


    Leading the funding were financial technology firms Visionnaire Ventures and Green Visor Capital. Participating investors included New Enterprise ...

  • Web: BloomReach lands $56M to deliver personalized marketing

    In what is one of the largest funding rounds for any private cloud personalization company ever, BloomReach announced today it has landed $56 million in Series D funding.


    The round underlines the increasing interest in personalized marketing, an area that offers promising returns to those who employ it. Our survey ...

  • Web: Telstra acquires APAC cloud services company Kloud

    Telstra has signalled its continuing interest in expanding its cloud and managed network application services with the acquisition of Australian company Kloud.


    A Microsoft partner, Kloud provides professional and managed services to enterprises for more than 80 corporate and government customers across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as ...

  • Web: IBM Confirms UStream Purchase, Forms Cloud Video Unit

    IBM this morning confirmed its acquisition of live video streaming platform UStream, news of which was first reported yesterday by Fortune.


    No deal terms were disclosed, but we continue to hear that the transaction included around $130 million in cash, plus an undisclosed amount of earn-outs and employee retention payments ...

  • Web: IVP leads Series C funding of big data company Qubole

    Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, today announced that it has closed a $30 million Series C financing, bringing its total funding to $50 million. IVP led the financing and General Partner Somesh Dash will join the Qubole board of directors. Existing investors CRV,Lightspeed Venture Partners and Norwest Venture Partners ...

  • Web: Microsoft to donate $1B worth of cloud computing resources

    With great profits, comes great responsibility. Nowadays, being profitable, creating jobs and selling quality products isn't enough from a publicity perspective. Take Microsoft, for example. Windows and Office has powered countless successful businesses, while the company employs thousands of folks globally. Yet, despite those things, in order to be ...

  • Web: Data analytics startup Looker raises $48M, led by Kleiner Perkins

    Looker, a startup selling data analytics software, is announcing today a $48 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.


    Looker can visualize data from many sources, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) Redshift, Cloudera Impala, HP Vertica, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Snowflake. It’s available as on-premises software or as ...

  • Web: Will LiFi take big data and the internet of things to a new level?

    The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and that’s just ...

  • Web: Datadog fetches big bucks to monitor cloud servers, apps, And more

    Datadog—the New York startup that monitors how well (or not so well) its customers’ applications run in the cloud—now has $94.5 million in new funding, bringing its total to a healthy $147.9 million.


    The company will use the money to flesh out its product line and ...

  • Web: Amazon’s now selling its own processors for the connected home

    Amazon has officially entered the semiconductor market with the news that it is selling its own-brand of ARM-based chips to manufacturers.


    U.S. tech companies went transatlantic on more than a few occasions last yearin their search for innovation, but one of the more curious cases was when Amazon headed ...

  • Web: Rapidminer boosted by $16M of equity finance

    Rapidminer has completed its Series C funding round, raising $16 million from several investors both new and existing. NGP (Nokia Growth Partners) is the lead investor while others include existing investors Ascent Venture Partners, Earlybird Venture Capital, Longworth Venture Partners, and Open Ocean Capital. NGP is backed by Nokia and ...

  • Web: Analytics Startup DataScience Scores $22M

    DataScience, Inc. has closed $22 million in funding this week. The investment, led by Whitehart Ventures, extends the $4.5 million Series A financing round led by Greycroft Partners, bringing DataScience’s total amount of funding to more than $28 million.
    The new funding round will be used to grow ...

  • Web: Palantir Technologies raises $680M, valued at $20B

    Palantir Technologies, the data analytics firm best known for helping the U.S. government track down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has raised $679.8 million, according to a filing on Wednesday.


    The cash injection, which further expands the $500 million the company originally said it was raising in ...

  • Web: IBM acquires Clearleap to advance coud video services

    IBM today announced that it has acquired Clearleap, Inc., a provider of cloud based video services, to boost its cloud computing initiatives. The move aims to empower users to access video from any device at any time and use it as a strategic source of data.


    Clearleap will be integrated ...

  • Web: This big data specialist shortcuts business analysis

    Platfora, a four-year-old software company that specializes in data analysis, Tuesday disclosed another $30 million in funding.


    The investment will be used primarily to expand Platfora’s sales, marketing, and services teams, said Platfora CEO Jason Zintak, a long-time software executive who has led the San Mateo, Calif., company since ...

  • Web: AppDynamics raises new funding at $1.9B valuation

    AppDynamics Inc., whose software helps companies monitor the performance of their networked applications, raised $158 million from new and current investors, nearly doubling its total funding to $335 million.


    Valuation didn’t double but was up by about 73% to $1.9 billion, according to a person familiar with the ...

  • Web: The Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs $5

    The tiny Raspberry Pi computer has just been released in a new version that’s even smaller than previous credit card-sized editions. But the new Pi Zero has another trick that’s even more important than its tiny size: It’s on sale for just $5.


    Raspberry Pis were already ...

  • Web: Microsoft just scored a big new cloud partner

    Microsoft just scored a big win in the public cloud wars. Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which was half of the original HP until just a few weeks ago, will soon start offering the Microsoft Azure public cloud infrastructure services to its customers.


    This is significant because for a few years, HP ...

  • Web: Google's Big Move Sharpens Cloud Rivalry

    In a major push to gain momentum in the booming cloud computing business, Google has named VMware co-founder and tech industry veteran Diane Greene as chief of that business.


    Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai made the announcement Thursday in a blog post.


    "Only a tiny fraction of the world’s ...

  • Web: Datto snags $75M to fund geographic expansion

    Datto, a company that specializes in backing up and keeping corporate data safe, now has another $75 million in funding and purported valuation of $1 billion, making it the latest unicorn.


    This Series B round, the entire amount comes from Technology Crossover Ventures, comes atop $25 million in earlier Series ...

  • Web: NVIDIA's 'mobile supercomputer' can make machines smarter

    Hardware developers looking for a quick way to add machine learning to their devices just got some help from Nvidia.


    The GPU-centric company announced the Jetson TX1 developer module with an emphasis on machine learning.


    The device could lower the lead time needed to create machines that rely the on ...

  • Web: The $70 Remix Mini is a great Android PC

    The Remix Mini was an inarguable Kickstarter success. The Jide team went looking for just $50,000 and ended up with more than $1.5 million.


    The promise Jide made was a cheap Android device that would serve as “a full PC.”


    Beneath the pebble-shaped matte plastic exterior is a ...

  • Web: Microsoft is breaking its cloud-first promise

    Microsoft kicked off its own "productivity war" in June last year by doubling its free OneDrive storage and offering competitive pricing and 1TB of space for Office 365 subscribers. That storage, part of a monthly or annual subscription, then transformed into unlimited space late last year as Microsoft aggressively targeted ...

  • Web: AppDynamics, a “unicorn,” raises $83.4M, and it’s targeting more

    Looks like investors approve of former Adobe digital chief David Wadhwani.


    Just weeks after it was announced that Wadhwani has joined seven-year-old, San Francisco-based AppDynamics as its new CEO, an SEC filing shows the company has raised a fresh $83.4 million in funding as part of a round that ...

  • Web: ClearSky Data raise $27M for cloud storage service

    ClearSky Data want to turn data storage into a utility service you rent from the cloud, but which is nevertheless available everywhere you are. It’s an ambitious goal.


    ClearSky Data just announced a $27 million round of funding to help them pursue this goals, with content delivery network (CDN ...

  • Web: Zendesk CEO: This is where Big Data is heading

    Last week saw the single largest acquisition in technology history with Dell’s purchase of network storage company EMC for $67 billion. While Silicon Valley and the Street were busy absorbing the shock of such a big deal, it missed one, which, while considerably smaller at $45 million, presents a ...

  • Web: Battery Ventures leads Pendo’s $11M round

    Pendo, a data-driven platform to help companies deliver great products, today announced it has raised $11 million in Series A financing led by Battery Ventures, with participation from Salesforce Ventures and existing seed investors Contour Venture Partners, Core Capital Partners and IDEA Fund Partners. As part of the financing, Battery ...

  • Web: Meet the artsy Dutch startup that's coming to America to battle Dropbox

    Nalden, a man who goes by one name, thinks of his file-transfer startup as a museum.


    His company, WeTransfer, is still small, but biting at the ankles of companies like Box and Dropbox. Further down the road, his competitors are Apple, Google, and the email attachment. 


    But along the way ...

  • Web: With PC sales slumping, Intel's betting on the cloud

    Intel executives don’t foresee the slumping personal computer market recovering anytime soon or a rebound in selling the chips that power them. But they are seeing early promise in selling semiconductors for data center gear, which they hope will eventually make up for the decline in its core computer ...

  • Web: Zendesk acquires cloud business intelligence startup BIME Analytics for $45M

    Publicly traded customer service software company Zendesk today announced that it has acquired We Are Cloud, the parent company of BIME Analytics, a startup with a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) tool.


    Zendesk paid $45 million in the deal, according to a press release.


    “BIME Analytics will become the core technology ...

  • Web: EverString raises $65M to deliver predictive analytics to B2B

    One of the more generously funded areas in the technology industry is predictive analytics. Depending on your perspective that is either a frothy bubble just waiting to burst or an indication of a massive market opportunity that people are jumping to get on board with. Regardless of how you view ...

  • Web: Amazon IoT, a cloud service for Internet of Things data

    Amazon Web Services today announced Amazon IoT, a new service companies can use to hook up with Internet-connected devices and build applications based on them.


    Until this point, working with devices, networks, security, and data collection for Internet of Things (IoT) applications has been difficult, Amazon chief technology officer Werner ...

  • Web: Pure Storage shares flop in first day of trading after IPO

    Shares of Pure Storage didn’t preform as well as expected in their first day of trading after the data storage company’s initial public offering.


    The company’s shares closed at $16.01 on Wednesday, roughly $1 below their $17 share IPO price set on Tuesday. Although Pure Storage ...

  • Web: J.P. Morgan leads a huge investment in this hot cloud startup

    J.P. Morgan’s investment arm, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, led a whopping $140 million funding round in the cloud startup, AppDirect, the company said on Wednesday. With the funding, AppDirect is now valued at a little over $1 billion, earning it a spot on Fortune’s list of ...

  • Web: Code42 raises $85M to prevent company data from being held hostage

    Last November, Sony Pictures was the subject of a massive hack that brought its operations to an abrupt standstill. Subsequently, (after much back and forth with the attackers) a swath of its internal data, emails, and personal information was leaked all over the Internet.


    Though the leak itself was highly ...

  • Web: Business Technology Starts to Get Personal

    Last week, the heads of two of America’s biggest companies said almost the same thing about what personalized technology would mean to the future of business.


    First, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, said his consumer technology company was starting to address the business world, which people ...

  • Web: Big data startup Infoworks secures $5M in series A financing

    Infoworks, a pioneering company in automated big data management, announced today that it has secured $5 million in Series A financing in a round led by Nexus Venture Partners, with participation by Knoll Ventures and others. With the new funding, Infoworks has expanded its management team to prepare for the ...

  • Web: The Future Of Coding Is Here

    APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come.


    When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things at the company’s annual Developer Forum in August, he emphasized what many of us have already ...

  • Web: Lenovo caught collecting user data

    Lenovo seems to be testing the boundaries of trust.


    First came the Superfish scandal where they were found to be pre-loading ad software that was so poorly implemented that it left victims/customers vulnerable to serious security flaws.


    Then, Lenovo software was discovered on a fresh install of the retail ...

  • Web: Cloudflare raises funds for China push

    Cyber security company Cloudflare, a San Francisco-based start-up, has raised $110m as it tries to expand into new markets, with strategic investments from China’s Baidu, Google Capital, Microsoft, and chipmaker Qualcomm.


    Cloudflare, which specialises in making websites faster, and more secure from threats such as distributed denial of service ...

  • Web: Apple buys ‘big data’ analyser Mapsense

    Apple has acquired a “big data” analytics company that will allow it to analyse the huge mass of location and mapping information created by smartphones, connected cars and other internet-enabled devices.


    Mapsense was founded two years ago in San Francisco by a former engineer at Palantir, the data analytics pioneer ...

  • Web: Okta Is Now a Unicorn After $75M Funding Round

    Okta, the startup that helps companies manage their sign-in information for hundreds of cloud services and business software applications, has landed a $75 million round of funding at an implied valuation of $1.2 billion.


    The investment is coming from existing investors, including the venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock ...

  • Web: Invizbox Aims to Make Mobile Privacy Painless

    Over the past year, there has been a burst of crowd-funded efforts to provide simple, inexpensive privacy solutions for computer and mobile device users without the need to install or maintain software. These hardware devices, based on low-cost, system-on-chip hardware (and in some cases, simply on rebranded off-the-shelf Wi-Fi routers ...

  • Web: Microsoft Acquires Cloud Security Provider Adallom

    It’s official: Microsoft is buying Adallom, a cloud security provider, nearly two months after news of the deal was first reported by Israeli news outlets.


    Terms were not disclosed and are in dispute. One source close to the deal said that the price, initially reported to be $320 million ...

  • Web: BlackBerry to buy mobile security firm

    BlackBerry is making a new acquisition that could help it win over more business customers.


    On Friday, BlackBerry announced that it has agreed to purchase Good Technology for $425 million in cash. Based in California, Good Technology offers secure email, applications and communications services to large companies and government agencies ...

  • Web: ServiceMax Closes $82M Round Led by Premji and GE

    ServiceMax, a company that has built a cloud-based application that companies use to manage the process of servicing and maintaining equipment, said Wednesday it has closed an $82 million round of funding.


    The Series F round was led by PremjiInvest, the investment firm known for overseeing the personal wealth of ...

  • Web: Hortonworks looks to 'Internet of Anything' with acquisition

    Open source Hadoop distribution specialist Hortonworks wants to close the loop on predictive analytics, allowing it to turn what it calls the "Internet of Anything" into actionable insights. To get there, it announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Onyara, creator and key contributor to the ...

  • Web: Mirantis scores another $100 million from Goldman Sachs, Intel and others

    Financial services giant Goldman Sachs is investing in Mirantis as part of a new $100 million funding round led by Intel Capital. That brings total backing for Mountain View, Calif.-based Mirantis, including a $100 million round last year, to about $220 million.


    Mirantis started out as systems integrator that ...

  • Web: Datameer Bags $40M Round Led By Singapore Investment Firm

    Datameer, the big data analytics company built on Hadoop, announced a $40 million Series E round today led by ST Telemedia, an investment firm based in Singapore.


    Top Tier Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KCPB), Redpoint Ventures, Next World Capital and Software AG also participated. Today’s investment brings ...

  • Web: Pure Storage Files to Go Public Later This Year

    Pure Storage, the company challenging established players in the enterprise storage business by using flash memory chips instead of hard drives, has filed for an initial public offering.


    The company’s filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission doesn’t specify how many shares the company will sell ...

  • Web: Conde Nast parent Advance buys 1010data for $500M

    Conde Nast parent Advance/Newhouse is acquiring big data analytics company 1010data in a deal valued at $500 million.


    1010data, a provider of big data discovery tools aimed at various industries such as retail and healthcare, gained traction by providing a spreadsheet-ish interface that can analyze 21 trillion rows of ...

  • Web: IBM and CVS Health Want to Manage Your Diabetes

    If IBM and the recently rebranded CVS Health have their way, you’ll be using the Watson supercomputer to manage obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. The two companies are announcing a new partnership to develop custom care management services for CVS customers with chronic illnesses, and to then license the new ...

  • Web: Alibaba is investing $1 billion to take on Amazon's cloud computing juggernaut

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is upping its investment in cloud computing, with a new, $1 billion cash infusion, making it more of a competitor to Amazon, Google, and Microsoft than ever before. 


    The funding will be used to expand Aliyun's international presence, extend its alliance-based ecosystem, and to build ...

  • Web: Palantir Raises $450 Million At $20 Billion Valuation

    Palantir Technologies, a secretive big data startup, raised about $450 million this month according to a document the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. The document shows that the company is still looking to sell an additional $50 million in equity in the round to take ...

  • The $25 Computer for Everyone

    The personal computer has just gotten a whole lot smaller and cheaper thanks to the introduction of the Raspberry Pi. Roughly the size of a credit card, the Raspberry Pi is a full powered computer that allows its users basic functions such as web browsing, spreadsheets, and word processing - all ...

  • Posiba: The Big Data Tool with a Big Heart

    When one speaks of charitable causes hard data and analytics usually don’t come to mind. However a San Diego-based startup is doing just that. Founded by two ladies with decades of experience                in the charitable sector, Posiba aims to help charities and nonprofit institutions understand their constituents better and ...

  • Microsoft Pivots Away from PC

    It is earnings season on Wall Street and few companies garner analyst attention the way Microsoft does.  Along with the announcement of its fourth quarter 2014 financial results (three months ended June 30, 2014) Microsoft, now under recently appointed CEO Satya Nadella, also announced a series of changes to its ...

  • FireEye Buys Mandiant

    The battle between good and evil in cyberspace wages on as recent press releases regarding malicious hacks has the tech industry fleeing for safety.  You may have heard that Snapchat was recently hacked and information was stolen from 4.6 million user accounts or that the Syrian Electronic Army hacked ...

  • Web: FiscalNote raises $10M to further help organizations analyze government risk

    FiscalNote, a technology startup building a revolutionary platform for analyzing government risk, today announced $10 million in Series C funding. This brings the two-year-old company’s total funding to over $30 million.


    Leading the funding were financial technology firms Visionnaire Ventures and Green Visor Capital. Participating investors included New Enterprise ...

  • Web: BloomReach lands $56M to deliver personalized marketing

    In what is one of the largest funding rounds for any private cloud personalization company ever, BloomReach announced today it has landed $56 million in Series D funding.


    The round underlines the increasing interest in personalized marketing, an area that offers promising returns to those who employ it. Our survey ...

  • Web: Telstra acquires APAC cloud services company Kloud

    Telstra has signalled its continuing interest in expanding its cloud and managed network application services with the acquisition of Australian company Kloud.


    A Microsoft partner, Kloud provides professional and managed services to enterprises for more than 80 corporate and government customers across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as ...

  • Web: IVP leads Series C funding of big data company Qubole

    Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, today announced that it has closed a $30 million Series C financing, bringing its total funding to $50 million. IVP led the financing and General Partner Somesh Dash will join the Qubole board of directors. Existing investors CRV,Lightspeed Venture Partners and Norwest Venture Partners ...

  • Web: Data analytics startup Looker raises $48M, led by Kleiner Perkins

    Looker, a startup selling data analytics software, is announcing today a $48 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.


    Looker can visualize data from many sources, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) Redshift, Cloudera Impala, HP Vertica, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Snowflake. It’s available as on-premises software or as ...

  • Web: Palantir Technologies raises $680M, valued at $20B

    Palantir Technologies, the data analytics firm best known for helping the U.S. government track down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has raised $679.8 million, according to a filing on Wednesday.


    The cash injection, which further expands the $500 million the company originally said it was raising in ...

  • Web: The $70 Remix Mini is a great Android PC

    The Remix Mini was an inarguable Kickstarter success. The Jide team went looking for just $50,000 and ended up with more than $1.5 million.


    The promise Jide made was a cheap Android device that would serve as “a full PC.”


    Beneath the pebble-shaped matte plastic exterior is a ...

  • Web: Meet the artsy Dutch startup that's coming to America to battle Dropbox

    Nalden, a man who goes by one name, thinks of his file-transfer startup as a museum.


    His company, WeTransfer, is still small, but biting at the ankles of companies like Box and Dropbox. Further down the road, his competitors are Apple, Google, and the email attachment. 


    But along the way ...

  • Web: With PC sales slumping, Intel's betting on the cloud

    Intel executives don’t foresee the slumping personal computer market recovering anytime soon or a rebound in selling the chips that power them. But they are seeing early promise in selling semiconductors for data center gear, which they hope will eventually make up for the decline in its core computer ...

  • Web: Zendesk acquires cloud business intelligence startup BIME Analytics for $45M

    Publicly traded customer service software company Zendesk today announced that it has acquired We Are Cloud, the parent company of BIME Analytics, a startup with a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) tool.


    Zendesk paid $45 million in the deal, according to a press release.


    “BIME Analytics will become the core technology ...

  • Web: Amazon IoT, a cloud service for Internet of Things data

    Amazon Web Services today announced Amazon IoT, a new service companies can use to hook up with Internet-connected devices and build applications based on them.


    Until this point, working with devices, networks, security, and data collection for Internet of Things (IoT) applications has been difficult, Amazon chief technology officer Werner ...

  • Web: Big data startup Infoworks secures $5M in series A financing

    Infoworks, a pioneering company in automated big data management, announced today that it has secured $5 million in Series A financing in a round led by Nexus Venture Partners, with participation by Knoll Ventures and others. With the new funding, Infoworks has expanded its management team to prepare for the ...

  • Web: The Future Of Coding Is Here

    APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come.


    When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things at the company’s annual Developer Forum in August, he emphasized what many of us have already ...

  • Web: Apple buys ‘big data’ analyser Mapsense

    Apple has acquired a “big data” analytics company that will allow it to analyse the huge mass of location and mapping information created by smartphones, connected cars and other internet-enabled devices.


    Mapsense was founded two years ago in San Francisco by a former engineer at Palantir, the data analytics pioneer ...

  • Web: Okta Is Now a Unicorn After $75M Funding Round

    Okta, the startup that helps companies manage their sign-in information for hundreds of cloud services and business software applications, has landed a $75 million round of funding at an implied valuation of $1.2 billion.


    The investment is coming from existing investors, including the venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock ...

  • Web: Invizbox Aims to Make Mobile Privacy Painless

    Over the past year, there has been a burst of crowd-funded efforts to provide simple, inexpensive privacy solutions for computer and mobile device users without the need to install or maintain software. These hardware devices, based on low-cost, system-on-chip hardware (and in some cases, simply on rebranded off-the-shelf Wi-Fi routers ...

  • Web: BlackBerry to buy mobile security firm

    BlackBerry is making a new acquisition that could help it win over more business customers.


    On Friday, BlackBerry announced that it has agreed to purchase Good Technology for $425 million in cash. Based in California, Good Technology offers secure email, applications and communications services to large companies and government agencies ...

  • Web: Mirantis scores another $100 million from Goldman Sachs, Intel and others

    Financial services giant Goldman Sachs is investing in Mirantis as part of a new $100 million funding round led by Intel Capital. That brings total backing for Mountain View, Calif.-based Mirantis, including a $100 million round last year, to about $220 million.


    Mirantis started out as systems integrator that ...

  • Web: Alibaba is investing $1 billion to take on Amazon's cloud computing juggernaut

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is upping its investment in cloud computing, with a new, $1 billion cash infusion, making it more of a competitor to Amazon, Google, and Microsoft than ever before. 


    The funding will be used to expand Aliyun's international presence, extend its alliance-based ecosystem, and to build ...

  • Posiba: The Big Data Tool with a Big Heart

    When one speaks of charitable causes hard data and analytics usually don’t come to mind. However a San Diego-based startup is doing just that. Founded by two ladies with decades of experience                in the charitable sector, Posiba aims to help charities and nonprofit institutions understand their constituents better and ...

  • Microsoft Pivots Away from PC

    It is earnings season on Wall Street and few companies garner analyst attention the way Microsoft does.  Along with the announcement of its fourth quarter 2014 financial results (three months ended June 30, 2014) Microsoft, now under recently appointed CEO Satya Nadella, also announced a series of changes to its ...

  • FireEye Buys Mandiant

    The battle between good and evil in cyberspace wages on as recent press releases regarding malicious hacks has the tech industry fleeing for safety.  You may have heard that Snapchat was recently hacked and information was stolen from 4.6 million user accounts or that the Syrian Electronic Army hacked ...


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