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  • New RelateIQ Reporting Shoots For Deeper Insight

    New RelateIQ Reporting Shoots For Deeper Insight

    RelateIQ, a tool that helps growing businesses manage their sales, announced a major update today that brings advanced reporting to the tool. This is a feature that has been long overdue. The company, which was sold to Salesforce.com last July for $390M provides CRM services for small companies. Its differentiator to this point has been to help small businesses manage their CRM automatically… Read More

  • New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Decision Making

    New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Decision Making

    Humanyze, a unique new firm spawned in the MIT Media Lab, has developed a system that uses a smart employee badge to collect employee behavioral data, which it links to specific metrics with the goal of improving business performance. It announced $1M in seed funding today. The funding was led by Romulus Capital with contributions from Boston Seed and dunnhumby Ventures. Humanyze… Read More

  • GuideSpark Raises $22.2M To Create Customized Videos That Make HR Less Tedious And Confusing

    GuideSpark Raises $22.2M To Create Customized Videos That Make HR Less Tedious And Confusing

    GuideSpark, a startup that helps human resources teams communicate with the rest of the company, announced today that it has raised $22.2 million in Series C funding. CEO Keith Kitani told me that GuideSpark works with HR to create videos and interactive content covering things like employee benefits and compensations. While parts of those videos can be reused from company to company… Read More

  • Business Services, Retail Saw The Most Online Security Breaches In 2014: FireEye

    Business Services, Retail Saw The Most Online Security Breaches In 2014: FireEye

    Business services and retail operations saw the most online intrusions from malicious hackers in 2014, and one business was infiltrated and tapped for a full eight years before it figured out it was being targeted, according to Mandiant, a division of computer security firm FireEye. In the news recently for tracking how supporters of the pro-Assad Syrian government have been… Read More

  • IBM Goes Deep With Comprehensive Cloud Initiative

    IBM Goes Deep With Comprehensive Cloud Initiative

    IBM has been setting its sights on helping customers manage the hybrid cloud world, and today it announced a series of initiatives it hopes will make it simpler to manage a broad range of resources by treating them as a single entity. The hybrid cloud is a term used to describe a mixed computing environment that can include any combination of public cloud resources, private clouds and… Read More

  • Apple To Invest $2B Building Green Data Centers In Ireland And Denmark

    Apple To Invest $2B Building Green Data Centers In Ireland And Denmark

    Amid deeper investigations into how Apple may be using its operations in Ireland as a means for tax avoidance on tens of billions of dollars in profit, the iPhone maker has announced that it will spend nearly $2 billion (€1.7 billion) to develop two new 100% renewable energy data centers in Europe. The centers — which will use wind power and other green fuel sources — will… Read More

  • Main Street Hub Lands $20M To Bring Social Media Marketing To Small Business

    Main Street Hub Lands $20M To Bring Social Media Marketing To Small Business

    Main Street Hub, a company that helps mom and pop businesses run social media marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation recently announced it has received $20M in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank. The company has raised a total of $40M. The most recent funding before this announcement was $14M in Series B in January, 2014. It has 6000 subscribers who… Read More

  • Wall Street-Backed Symphony Wants To Revolutionize Financial Services Communication

    Wall Street-Backed Symphony Wants To Revolutionize Financial Services Communication

    The company’s backers include a who’s who of Wall Street financial companies: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNY Mellon, BlackRock, Citadel, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Jefferies, JPMorgan, Maverick, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and Wells Fargo. Last fall, these companies contributed $66M to finance Symphony, and using that money, purchased Perzo, a… Read More

  • AlleyNYC Co-Working Space Raises $16 Million

    AlleyNYC Co-Working Space Raises $16 Million

    AlleyNYC, a co-working space founded 2012, has raised $16 million in funding led by Vandewater Capital Holdings, with participation from Entrepreneur Media. AlleyNYC was started by Jason Saltzman and Nsi Obotetukudo who wanted to create more than a room full of desks. They wanted to create a community, where entrepreneurs were constantly bringing value to each other. They have since grown… Read More

  • RapidMiner Picks Up $15M More To Scale Its ‘Business Source’ Data Analytics Service

    RapidMiner Picks Up $15M More To Scale Its ‘Business Source’ Data Analytics Service

    This week, RapidMiner announced that it has raised a $15 million Series B round of capital. The company had previously raised a total of $5 million, bringing its total capital tally to $20 million. The round was co-led by Ascent Venture Partners and Longworth Venture Partners. RapidMiner, headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., provides what it describes as “code-free” analytics tools. Read More

  • Box Acquires Cloud Management Startup Airpost

    Box Acquires Cloud Management Startup Airpost

    Airpost, a startup that helps IT managers monitor their employees’ cloud applications, announced this morning that it has been acquired by Box. Airpost founder and CEO Navid Nathoo’s blog post makes this sound like a talent acquisition. The Airpost team will be joining Box (which went public just under a month ago), while the Airpost service will be shut down on March 1. Read More

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