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  • Salesforce Wave Analytics Tool Makes The Move To Mobile

    Salesforce Wave Analytics Tool Makes The Move To Mobile

    When Salesforce.com launched Wave, its nascent analytics product last fall at Dreamforce, it did what it always does with new products. It put out a basic product to get things going and then it kept working. Today it announced several new tools that bring all the analytics goodness of Wave to a mobile device. Anna Rosenman, director of product marketing at Salesforce.com, points out… Read More

  • Bessemer Looks Forward With New $1.6B Fund

    Bessemer Looks Forward With New $1.6B Fund

    Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) announced its latest investment fund today with $1.6B in investments. It has dubbed it BVP IX. It follows a highly successful BVP VIII. Byron Deeter, a partner at BVP says this is just part of the normal fundraising cycle for the company. They are reaching the end of the previous cycle when they launched BVP VIII, and as the funds from that round have… Read More

  • Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Machine Learning Platform

    Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Machine Learning Platform

    You know all that big data that’s streaming into your company from sensors, customers, social media, Excel spreadsheets, and data sources all over the internet? Microsoft wants to help you process all of it, build APIs and make use of that data in the cloud with machine learning technology. And to that end, Microsoft officially announced at the Strata Conference today, the general… Read More

  • EMC Partners With Hippo To Gain Customer Experience Management Foothold

    EMC Partners With Hippo To Gain Customer Experience Management Foothold

    EMC and Hippo announced a partnership today in which Hippo, an open source web content management platform, will integrate with EMC Documentum, EMC’s enterprise content management software. As with all good deals, each partner gains something. EMC fills in a missing piece in its content management arsenal without having to spend a lot of money. Hippo gains access to a much broader… Read More

  • Pivotal Open Sources Key Parts of Its Big Data Suite

    Pivotal Open Sources Key Parts of Its Big Data Suite

    Pivotal announced today that it was moving three core pieces of its Big Data Suite to open source, while continuing to offer advanced features and support in a commercial version. The three components moving to open source are GemFire, the platform’s in-Memory NoSQL Database, the enterprise SQL on Hadoop component, HAWQ and the suite’s massively parallel processing (MPP)… Read More

  • WeTransfer, Funky Dutch Cousin Of Dropbox And Box, Gets $25M To Go Large In The U.S.

    WeTransfer, Funky Dutch Cousin Of Dropbox And Box, Gets $25M To Go Large In The U.S.

    WeTransfer, the Dutch cloud-based web and mobile service that lets users send files to each other that are too large to send as email attachments, has raised $25 million, the first and only round of funding raised by the Amsterdam-based startup since opening for business in 2009. As a bootstrapped company, WeTransfer has picked up 25 million monthly active users that send 70 million… Read More

  • One Year In, Nadella Is Planning Microsoft’s Long And Short Game

    One Year In, Nadella Is Planning Microsoft’s Long And Short Game

    Golfers like to talk about their long game and their short game. Maybe it’s useful to look at Microsoft’s strategy that way too. Since Satya Nadella took over just over a year ago as CEO at Microsoft, he has started to redirect the company, looking at the short term, while perhaps beginning to formulate a plan for the next wave of computing. Microsoft is the quintessential… Read More

  • Google Glass May Be On Shaky Ground, But Sony’s Showing Off Its New Smart Eyeware

    Google Glass May Be On Shaky Ground, But Sony’s Showing Off Its New Smart Eyeware

    Sony’s SmartEyeglass Attach! is something it debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, offering up a smart display module that adds connected intelligence to any kind of existing eyeware, be they optical frames, protective goggles or sunglasses. The concept design is very similar in practice to Google Glass, so it might be surprising that Sony has now released its first video… Read More

  • LinkedIn Battens Down The Hatches On API Use, Limiting Full Access To Partners

    LinkedIn Battens Down The Hatches On API Use, Limiting Full Access To Partners

    LinkedIn has examined the value of offering an open API to all developers, and found said program not to be in the company’s best interest. The professional network announced today that it would be restricting broad API use to approved partners only, and restricting open API use to a few simple use cases, including these specified by LinkedIn itself: Allowing members to represent… Read More

  • Conductor Proves Web Presence Management Is A Real Thing With $27 Million In Series D

    Conductor Proves Web Presence Management Is A Real Thing With $27 Million In Series D

    Conductor, the web presence management platform that looks to put an end to ads, has today raised $27 million in Series D funding led by Catalyst Investors, with participation from existing investors including FirstMark Capital, Matrix Partners, and Investor Growth Capital. A new investor, Blue Cloud Ventures, also joined the round. The company started out as an SEO-based platform, but has… Read More

  • Facebook Reveals Final Piece In Scalable Data Center Vision

    Facebook Reveals Final Piece In Scalable Data Center Vision

    Facebook revealed the final piece in its scalable data redesign today, one that completes its vision of redefining traditional hardware and software to make it more flexible to meet the needs of Facebook’s scale. To that end, they announced a new open-source modular switch platform called 6-pack. The key piece to understand is that Facebook has focused on separating the hardware and… Read More

  • Microsoft Confirms Sunrise Acquisition, Adds Depth To Its Mobile Productivity Offerings

    Microsoft Confirms Sunrise Acquisition, Adds Depth To Its Mobile Productivity Offerings

    Microsoft is buying the mobile productivity reputation it seemed disinclined to build for itself for so many years, and the latest addition to the roster is Sunrise, the calendar app that managed to raise $8.2 million in venture funding and achieved rave reviews on the many platforms where it appeared, including the iPhone, iPad, Android hardware, the Mac and the web. TechCrunch first… Read More

  • Datameer Heads To The Cloud With Latest Big Data Product

    Datameer Heads To The Cloud With Latest Big Data Product

    Datameer launched a new cloud service called Datameer Professional today that offers customers a Big Data solution without the hassle of installing, configuring and maintaining it themselves in-house. The goal of this new approach is to put the buying decision into the hands of business units, instead of being mainly driven by IT. Datameer, which launched in 2009, offers big data and… Read More

  • New Facebook Threat-Sharing Project Sees Safety In Herd

    New Facebook Threat-Sharing Project Sees Safety In Herd

    Facebook announced a new repository this morning for sharing information about malware threats called ThreatExchange. Using a familiar Facebook look and feel, with APIs for querying and publishing threat data, the system is designed to allow companies to contribute information about common attacks, and thereby make it safer for the group. Early partners include Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter… Read More

  • Box Introduces New Client-Controlled Encryption Tool To Bring Stragglers To The Cloud

    Box Introduces New Client-Controlled Encryption Tool To Bring Stragglers To The Cloud

    Today, Box, a company that sells enterprise file management and collaboration tools, announced ‘Box Enterprise Key Management,’ or EKM. The new service will allow corporate customers of Box to self-store and manage the keys to a second layer of encryption on their data. That takes access of the data out of Box’s hands, giving more control and security to the… Read More

  • Israeli Intelligence Vets Snag $18M Investment For New Approach To Cybersecurity

    Israeli Intelligence Vets Snag $18M Investment For New Approach To Cybersecurity

    Today, a couple of former elite Israeli intelligence veterans launched Team8, a unique approach to attacking cybersecurity that combines think tank, venture capitalist and startup foundry into one company. They also announced an $18M Series A investment from Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Investments, Marker LLC, Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) and Innovation Endeavors (whose team includes… Read More

  • Bottlenose Scores $13.4M To Help Enterprises Spot Emerging Trends And Threats In Real-Time

    Bottlenose Scores $13.4M To Help Enterprises Spot Emerging Trends And Threats In Real-Time

    Bottlenose, a big data analytics firm which likens itself to “a real-time Palantir,” referencing its focus on tracking, filtering and analyzing stream data, has raised $13.4 million in Series B funding, an SEC filing shows and the company now confirms. The round was led by KPMG Capital, a new fund created by KPMG International to invest in data and analytics globally. Bottlenose… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Reportedly Finish Windows 10 In June

    Microsoft Will Reportedly Finish Windows 10 In June

    According to a report in Neowin, Microsoft is set to complete Windows 10 in June. Goals can slip, of course. Microsoft declined to comment on the timeframe. Microsoft will release Windows 10 this year. The company released its second preview update to the operating system in January, and will debut the mobile build of Windows 10 this month. At its Build conference in April, Microsoft will… Read More

  • YC-Backed Yhat Gives Data Science Teams A Head Start

    YC-Backed Yhat Gives Data Science Teams A Head Start

    Yhat founders Greg Lamp and Austin Ogilvie were working with a team of data scientists at OnDeck, a successful small business loan startup, when they noticed a problem. The data science team was coming up with cool ideas, but the engineers couldn’t implement these applications, as fast as they could produce them, simply because they lacked the tools to do it. That’s when they… Read More

  • Google Uses Hangouts As A Virtual Genius Bar To Sell Google Devices

    Google Uses Hangouts As A Virtual Genius Bar To Sell Google Devices

    In 2013, Google expanded its Hangouts video conferencing service into a commerce platform called Helpouts, where people buy and sell services like cooking or technical advice via live video. Now Google has developed another new service based on its Hangouts infrastructure. It is running a live video chat service for would-be buyers of Google smartphones, tablets and Chromebooks (but not… Read More