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  • Errplane Snags $8.1M To Continue Building Open Source InfluxDB Time Series Database

    Errplane Snags $8.1M To Continue Building Open Source InfluxDB Time Series Database

    Errplane founders Paul Dix and Todd Persen had an idea for a company last year around anomaly detection in data center monitoring, but they soon realized that field was crowded and it would take a long time to build out the infrastructure for the company. At the same, time they heard from customers they were more interested in the underlying infrastructure than the service they were offering… Read More

  • AppGyver Acquires Competitor AppArchitect, Launches Revamped Version Of App Composer

    AppGyver Acquires Competitor AppArchitect, Launches Revamped Version Of App Composer

    AppGyver has just announced the acquisition of AppArchitect, a Disrupt Battlefield company that provides app-building tools through a drag-and-drop, no-code interface. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. AppGyver is a rapid mobile app development company founded back in 2011, that has since gone on to develop Steroid.js, a command-line based tool for quickly building HTML5 apps, along… Read More

  • Mesosphere Announces First Data Center OS And $36M In Funding

    Mesosphere Announces First Data Center OS And $36M In Funding

    Mesosphere, the commercial entity built on top of the open source Apache Mesos project, announced some major milestones today, starting with $36M in Series B funding along with the early release of what they are calling the first data center operating system. The round was led by new investor Khosla Ventures with additional funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Fuel Capital, SV Angel and… Read More

  • Rumor: Ektron Deal Could Include Merger With European CMS Vendor EpiServer [Updated]

    Rumor: Ektron Deal Could Include Merger With European CMS Vendor EpiServer [Updated]

    As though the Ektron story we have been following over the last week hasn’t been convoluted enough, we started hearing rumors yesterday that the deal actually includes another component. The company could be merging with Stockholm-based Web-content management vendor EpiServer as part of the deal. The story, if it turns out to be accurate, underscores some of the problems that… Read More

  • Lies, Damn Lies And The Myth Of Following The Data

    Lies, Damn Lies And The Myth Of Following The Data

    We are told to follow the data and the truth will be revealed, but data tells many tales and it depends on the data and how you interpret it. It makes me wonder if anything is definitive if you can present two similar sets of data and draw wildly different conclusions, depending on your emphasis. That’s because data is a tool in the hands of humans and we can interpret it as we choose. Read More

  • Ektron President Fesses Up To Selling The Company To Accel-KKR

    Ektron President Fesses Up To Selling The Company To Accel-KKR

    After denying to TechCrunch that Ektron had been sold, company president Tim McKinnon admitted in a later phone conversation that a sale had in fact happened, after a document confirming the deal began circulating online. Earlier this week we published a story about the rumor that Ektron had been sold to an unnamed private equity firm. The firm was presumably Accel-KKR, which had invested in… Read More

  • To Get Off Russia’s Blacklist, GitHub Has Blocked Access To Pages That Highlight Suicide

    To Get Off Russia’s Blacklist, GitHub Has Blocked Access To Pages That Highlight Suicide

    GitHub is slowly navigating the tricky waters of Internet censorship in Russia, using its own platform to track how it’s doing it in an effort to remain transparent, but also agreeing to block pages that the regulator says offend content regulations. “We have since blocked access within the Russian Federation to the specific content which was flagged as prohibited by law… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Plan To Become More Diverse

    Microsoft’s Plan To Become More Diverse

    At its annual shareholder’s meeting this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Chairman John Thompson fielded a series of questions from the Reverend Jesse Jackson concerning diversity inside the technology company. The set of queries gave Microsoft a chance to address how it approaches the issue. Read More

  • Citus Data Update Gives True Real-Time Analytics

    Citus Data Update Gives True Real-Time Analytics

    Sometimes necessity truly is the mother of invention, and such was the case recently with Citus Data, the company that helps you extend Postgres SQL and run analytics across massive amounts of data in near real-time. The “near” part was the problem, because while Postgres SQL had the real-time capability, CitusDB, the Citus Data product, did not. This was gap they wanted to… Read More

  • ThreatStream Grabs $22M To Help Fight Cybersecurity Threats

    ThreatStream Grabs $22M To Help Fight Cybersecurity Threats

    ThreatStream, a cybersecurity firm based in Redwood City, CA, announced $22M in Series B funding today to continue their efforts to help organizations fight cybersecurity threats. Today’s funding brings the company’s total raised to-date to $26.3M. The current round is led by General Catalyst Partners with help from new investors Institutional Venture Partners and previous… Read More

  • Rumor: Web Content Management Firm Ektron Sold To Private Equity Company [Updated]

    Rumor: Web Content Management Firm Ektron Sold To Private Equity Company [Updated]

    A source told TechCrunch this week that Ektron, a web content management firm based in Nashua, NH has been sold to an unnamed private equity firm for around $48M plus taking on $50M in debt. The source said the actual cash exchanged in the deal would only be in the $30M range, which is pretty low for an established enterprise software company. It’s worth noting that the company has… Read More