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  • Managed By Q Launches Out Of Beta In NY, Expands To Chicago

    Managed By Q Launches Out Of Beta In NY, Expands To Chicago

    Managed By Q, the iPad-powered office management platform, has today announced that it will be launching out of beta in NYC. The company is also expanding to Chicago, launching an invite-only beta to startups and businesses in the area. Managed By Q is a platform built to help offices keep track of groceries, supplies, cleaning, repairs — all the things that take focus away from running… Read More

  • GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps

    GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps

    GE has a new smart street light in early production, and it hopes that over time, cities and third-party developers will begin to take advantage of the platform to build smart city apps. The light itself is a super-efficient LED that could last up to 20 years. Where it gets interesting is that GE is including a sensor pack with each bulb with capabilities such as video, light and weather… Read More

  • Tray.io Raises $2.2M For An IFTTT-Style “Integration Marketplace” To Connect Enterprise Apps

    Tray.io Raises $2.2M For An IFTTT-Style “Integration Marketplace” To Connect Enterprise Apps

    Enterprises collectively spend $500 billion annually working with system integrators to link up the apps and services they use to run their businesses so that they can work together. Now, tapping into the growth of APIs for everything, a new company out of London, tray.io, has built a platform that it calls an “integration marketplace,” which wants to make costly IT… Read More

  • Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery

    Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery

    Google is launching a couple of updates to its cloud-based big data products at the Hadoop Summit in Brussels today. These include the launch of the open beta of Cloud Dataflow, Google’s new service for processing huge amounts of data, as well as an update to BigQuery, which will make the company’s bid data database service available in Google’s European data centers and… Read More

  • Pepperdata Scores $15M For Hadoop Cluster Management

    Pepperdata Scores $15M For Hadoop Cluster Management

    Pepperdata, a company that’s built a platform for managing and fine-tuning Hadoop cluster performance, announced a $15M Series B funding round today. The round was led by new investors Wing Venture Partners along with Citi Ventures and Silicon Valley Data Capital. Prior investors Signia Ventures and Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb also participated. Today’s money brings the… Read More

  • Box Gains 3D Viewing With Verold Purchase

    Box Gains 3D Viewing With Verold Purchase

    Box announced today in a blog post by CEO Aaron Levie, that the company had purchased Verold, makers of 3D viewer technology “With Verold’s technology, we’re extending our world-class content previewing and collaboration platform to interactive 3D content, opening all new-use cases across manufacturing, engineering, consumer products, and media and entertainment,”… Read More

  • Microsoft Acquires Mobile Business Intelligence Service Datazen

    Microsoft Acquires Mobile Business Intelligence Service Datazen

    Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Datazen, a mobile business intelligence and data visualization service. Datazen, which launched about three years ago, allows businesses to create mobile dashboards from data in Microsoft Excel, but also from other cloud and enterprise database sources. To run Datazen, enterprises need to run Windows Server, IIS and .NET behind their firewalls… Read More

  • Skype For Business Begins Rolling Out Publicly Today

    Skype For Business Begins Rolling Out Publicly Today

    Microsoft’s “Skype for Business,” which is designed to replace the company’s older enterprise communication tool Lync, is rolling out publicly today as part of the Office 2013 April update, the company announced this morning. It’s also now rolling out Skype for Business Online to its Office 365 customers who currently use Lync Online. Read More

  • AlienVault Announces More Social Threat Exchange

    AlienVault Announces More Social Threat Exchange

    AlienVault, a cybersecurity firm aimed at SMBs, announced the Beta of Open Threat Exchange (OTX) 2.0. The company bills it as a threat intelligence sharing platform, and the social component it has added in the latest version enables members to discuss security threats on a social network. In the prior version, it simply updated threat information automatically in the background from… Read More

  • Illumio Raises $100M More For Enterprise Security That Goes Beyond The Firewall

    Illumio Raises $100M More For Enterprise Security That Goes Beyond The Firewall

    As the number of IT breaches continues to rise, startups that are coming up with creative ways of tackling the issue are growing, too. In the latest development, Illumio — a startup that aims to secure enterprise computing environments beyond their firewall perimeters by covering processes and applications in data centers and public and private clouds — is today announcing that… Read More

  • Docker Raises $95M Series D Round For Its Container Platform

    Docker Raises $95M Series D Round For Its Container Platform

    Docker, the company that kicked off the recent enthusiasm for containers two years ago, today announced that it has raised a $95 million Series D round led by Insight Venture Partners. New investors in this round include Coatue, Goldman Sachs and Northern Trust. Existing investors Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Trinity Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures also participated. Read More

  • LinkedIn Raises Its Game In Social Media With Elevate, An App To Suggest And Share Stories

    LinkedIn Raises Its Game In Social Media With Elevate, An App To Suggest And Share Stories

    LinkedIn, the social platform with 350 million users where people network for business deals, new jobs, news, and soon to learn a thing or two, is now tapping another business area: social media management. Today, the company is taking the wraps off Elevate, a paid mobile and desktop app that suggests articles to its users — based on algorithms from its news… Read More

  • Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

    Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

    In the push for more revenue growth, Twitter has been building up its business in areas like advertising and commerce, but a move made late Friday night points to another area where the company is setting its sights: big data analytics. Twitter announced that it will be terminating agreements with third parties for reselling firehose data — the unfiltered, full stream of Tweets and… Read More

  • AWS Wants To Put Machine Learning In Reach Of Any Developer

    AWS Wants To Put Machine Learning In Reach Of Any Developer

    Andy Jassy, senior vice president at Amazon Web Services, announced a new machine learning platform today at the AWS Summit in San Francisco. The Amazon Machine Learning service is designed to give developers without machine learning background the tools to build smart, data-driven applications that can not only analyze what’s happening in real time or what happened in the past, but… Read More

  • Lobster Wants To Be The Google Of User Generated Content

    Lobster Wants To Be The Google Of User Generated Content

    Lobster, a marketplace for licensing user-generated content, is now launching a universal search feature that allows brands and publishers to search for user-generated content across multiple social platforms. The search functionality allows users, usually corporate marketers, digital agencies or publishers, to run a search across various social media for specific imagery and then request… Read More

  • Google Wallet Adds New Integrations With Shopify, Seamless, Dunkin’ Donuts And More

    Google Wallet Adds New Integrations With Shopify, Seamless, Dunkin’ Donuts And More

    Google has been stepping up its game in mobile payments the last several months, buying Softcard’s point-of-sale tech and making some international advances for its money transfer service. Today it’s adding another crucial piece to mix: some key integrations with merchants and merchant platforms. Customers that use Android apps from Dunkin’ Donuts and Seamless… Read More

  • Informatica Could Feel A Tight Squeeze From Its New Owners

    Informatica Could Feel A Tight Squeeze From Its New Owners

    Informatica was sold yesterday to private equity firm, Permira and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, a rather strange mix of investors. The selling price was $5.3B and published reports suggest that it might not have been Informatica’s wish to be sold. What’s done is done, however, and the question is can this profitable company stay that way owned by a traditionally… Read More

  • Microsoft Expands Its Container Support With Hyper-V Containers And Stripped-Down Server OS

    Microsoft Expands Its Container Support With Hyper-V Containers And Stripped-Down Server OS

    Microsoft doesn’t want to get left behind as containers quickly change how developers write and deploy applications. Last October, the company announced that it would support Docker containers with the next release of Windows Server. Today, it announced a new hypervisor for running containers safely on Windows Server and a new stripped-down, minimal-footprint install option for… Read More

  • Marketo Founder Raises $10M For Engagio, His B2B Sequel

    Marketo Founder Raises $10M For Engagio, His B2B Sequel

    Jon Miller has already built a solid marketing automation tool in the form of Marketo, which went public in May of 2013 and currently has a market cap of more than $1 billion. So it makes sense for him to tackle the same space with a different product. Meet Engagio. The company, which offers account-based marketing for businesses, is not even in beta yet, but that hasn’t stopped… Read More

  • Veradocs, Renamed Vera, Wants To Protect All Data

    Veradocs, Renamed Vera, Wants To Protect All Data

    Veradocs came out of stealth today, renaming itself Vera to reflect the fact it doesn’t just protect documents on the move, but other types of data as well. The company, which has been working toward this day for some time, announced $14M in Series A funding last November. At the time, Vera was in Beta working with a small set of customers, but today it announced general… Read More

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