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  • Latest Salesforce Product Lets Enterprises Roll Out Their Own App Stores

    Latest Salesforce Product Lets Enterprises Roll Out Their Own App Stores

    As companies develop more mobile apps, they need an organized way to distribute them and track usage. Salesforce announced a product today called AppExchange Store Builder that gives companies what they need: their very own AppExchange. That’s right, Salesforce has packaged up the software they used to create AppExchange, the place where Salesforce customers and partners can… Read More

  • Enterprise Cloud Service Huddle Raises A $51M Growth Round At $250M-$300M Valuation

    Enterprise Cloud Service Huddle Raises A $51M Growth Round At $250M-$300M Valuation

    More rising fortunes for enterprise startups focused on cloud services. Huddle, the enterprise cloud collaboration company that competes with the likes of Microsoft’s Office 365, is today announcing that it has raised another $51 million in funding — a Series D round that will be used to double down on growing its business in the U.S. and Europe. Specifically, co-founder and EVP… Read More

  • Datto Snags Cloud Service Backupify

    Datto Snags Cloud Service Backupify

    Datto, a backup and disaster recovery service from Norwalk, Connecticut, purchased cloud to cloud backup service Backupify today. It was a move designed to give Datto a more complete product portfolio. Terms were not available, but Backupify co-founder and CEO Rob May told TechCrunch that his investors were more than satisfied. “It was a lot more than we raised,” he… Read More

  • Box Files Third-Quarter S-1 Update Amid Improving IPO Climate

    Box Files Third-Quarter S-1 Update Amid Improving IPO Climate

    Box filed its third quarter S-1 update today, almost nine months after they originally filed the document required for an initial public offering. This time the numbers look a bit better, but there were still enough negatives to continue to raise some red flags. Still, given the improving IPO climate in Silicon Valley, Box appears closer to finally pulling the IPO trigger. Read More

  • Intuit Buys UK’s Acrede To Expand Its Global Payroll Services

    Intuit Buys UK’s Acrede To Expand Its Global Payroll Services

    Intuit has quietly made another acquisition today to expand its accounting and back office management business, this time focusing on payroll. Acrede, a Jersey, UK-based provider of global, cross-border and cloud-based payroll services, is joining Inuit; and its CEO and founder, Karen Paterson, is being named Intuit’s director of payroll platform. Financial terms and other details of… Read More

  • The Effect Of HubSpot’s CRM Launch On Salesforce

    The Effect Of HubSpot’s CRM Launch On Salesforce

    After several years of relatively stagnant waters, what was a dull CRM landscape dominated by one player is heating up dramatically these past months. Salesforce officially put their $3.5b market acquisitions building blocks together on a “Marketing Cloud” at last month’s Dreamforce event. It also announced its entry into health care and targeting a $1 billion in… Read More

  • BitTorrent Opens Alpha For Maelstrom, Its New, Distributed, Torrent-Based Web Browser

    BitTorrent Opens Alpha For Maelstrom, Its New, Distributed, Torrent-Based Web Browser

    BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer file sharing company, is today opening an alpha test for its latest stab at disrupting — or at least getting people to rethink — how users interact with each other and with content over the Internet. Project Maelstrom is BitTorrent’s take on the web browser: doing away with centralised servers, web content is instead shared through torrents on… Read More

  • ‘WhatsApp For the Workplace’ Cotap Adds Universal Chat Feature Accessible Via URLs

    ‘WhatsApp For the Workplace’ Cotap Adds Universal Chat Feature Accessible Via URLs

    Cotap, the enterprise messaging app founded by ex-Yammer execs that bills itself as a ‘WhatsApp for the workplace’, has launched a new feature to expand the circle of people who use the app: it now lets others send messages to those users via a URL on Cotap.me, without having to download the app itself. It comes on the heels of a desktop app launch for the product in October that… Read More

  • Threat Stack Raises $5M For Its Cloud Security Service

    Threat Stack Raises $5M For Its Cloud Security Service

    Last month, at Amazon’s re:Invent conference, Threat Stack launched its cloud security solution out of beta during Amazon CTO Werner Vogel’s startup launch keynote. The service helps companies that want to use Amazon’s cloud computing service to monitor their infrastructure and applications for potential threats. As more businesses start adopting public clouds, the need… Read More

  • Apple And IBM Launching First Apps From Their Partnership Today

    Apple And IBM Launching First Apps From Their Partnership Today

    Apple and IBM’s enterprise partnership is resulting in its first outward-facing software today, with new apps in IBM’s MobileFirst for iOS making their way to iPhones and iPads at partner enterprises. These include apps built for Citi, Air Canada, Sprint and Banorte, and they allow for various functions covering flight planning, financial advice, customer retention, government… Read More

  • Startup Opportunities Abound In The Age Of Infinite, Resilient, Immutable Infrastructure

    Startup Opportunities Abound In The Age Of Infinite, Resilient, Immutable Infrastructure

    As we wind down 2014, a wave of innovation is sweeping infrastructure software and providing outsize opportunities for start-ups. From the introduction of Amazon Web Services in 2006 and the beginning of infrastructure-as-a-service, to the unveiling of Github in 2008 and the continued expansion of open source software, infrastructure technologies have evolved at a frenetic pace. Read More

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