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  • NoSQL Pioneer Basho Scores $25M To Attempt A Comeback

    NoSQL Pioneer Basho Scores $25M To Attempt A Comeback

    Basho was once a rising star in the NoSQL space, but over time other vendors began to move in, and it lost a step or two — then came a big turnover of key personnel last year. With the company ready to start anew, CEO Adam Wray says a new $25M cash infusion should help get Basho moving. Private equity firm Georgetown Partners, a previous investor, is supplying the Series G… Read More

  • Demandware Snags Point Of Sale Provider Tomax To Extend Reach From Web To Store

    Demandware Snags Point Of Sale Provider Tomax To Extend Reach From Web To Store

    Demandware announced today that it bought Tomax, a cloud-based point of sale company for approximately $75M in cash and incentives. According to Demandware CEO Tom Ebling, the acquisition extends Demandware’s reach from eCommerce websites to the brick-and-mortar storefront. Ebling said that they were attracted to Tomax for several reasons. First of all, like Demandware, they are… Read More

  • AWS Launches New C4 Instances For Compute-Intensive Applications On EC2

    AWS Launches New C4 Instances For Compute-Intensive Applications On EC2

    Late last year, at its re:Invent developer conference, Amazon announced that it would soon launch its fastest EC2 instances yet. Starting today, developers on AWS can spin up these new C4 instances to power their highly compute-intensive applications in Amazon’s cloud. As Amazon notes, these new instances are designed for applications where CPU performance is critical. These include… Read More

  • 80% Of All Online Adults Now Own A Smartphone, Less Than 10% Use Wearables

    80% Of All Online Adults Now Own A Smartphone, Less Than 10% Use Wearables

    If people are looking to Apple and its new smartwatch to kickstart wider consumer interest in wearable computing gadgets, the maker of the iPhone will have a lot of work ahead of it. New research out from the GlobalWebIndex indicates that in a survey of 170,000 adult internet users across 32 markets, only 9% report having a smartwatch, and 7% said they owned smart wristbands. In… Read More

  • Citrix Scoops Up Virtual Storage Vendor Sanbolic

    Citrix Scoops Up Virtual Storage Vendor Sanbolic

    Citrix purchased Sanbolic today, a company that provides virtual storage optimization services, filling in a missing piece in its virtualization product portfolio with the acquisition. It’s worth noting that Sanbolic plays nicely with Citrix desktop virtualization technology and considered Citrix a strong partner before the agreement, so the deal makes sense in that context. The… Read More

  • Pick Aims To Take The Frustration Out Of Finding A Meeting Time For Everyone

    Pick Aims To Take The Frustration Out Of Finding A Meeting Time For Everyone

    Pick is a desktop and iOS app that aims to help you find time a good meeting time for a group of people. Instead of blasting an email out to everyone with a bunch of random times in hopes one of those works out, it collects info from all your calendars and determines when everyone has time to get together. The app quietly launched on the App Store a couple of days ago without much fan fare. Read More

  • Seismic Shakes, Rattles And Rolls With $20M In Funding

    Seismic Shakes, Rattles And Rolls With $20M In Funding

    Seismic, a company that helps sales and marketing departments create and manage their content, while ensuring they are always using the most current materials, landed $20M in Series B funding today. The round was led by JMI Equity with Series A investor Sigma West also participating. The $20M was a hefty raise over their $4.5M A round from August, 2013 and brought the total raised to-date… Read More

  • Sources: Good Technology Axes More Than 100 Jobs

    Sources: Good Technology Axes More Than 100 Jobs

    According to multiple sources, Good Technology, a company that sells mobile device management services, has laid off more than 100, and perhaps as many as 140 of its staff. According to LinkedIn, the company has more than 1,000 employees, making it a significant reduction to its workforce, if the rumor is correct. Good Technology filed for a $100 million IPO in May of last year. Its… Read More

  • Surely, Cybersecurity Must Have Your Attention Now

    Surely, Cybersecurity Must Have Your Attention Now

    As if we needed a case study to show us, we saw, with vivid clarity, what can happen when hackers run amok inside servers and start sharing confidential business content with the world — and we learned it gets ugly in a hurry. We’re less than a week into the new year and already we’ve seen a major Bitcoin attack. You know that it’s only a matter of time before we… Read More

  • Qualcomm Breaks Down Its Plans To Build Chips For The Internet Of Everything

    Qualcomm Breaks Down Its Plans To Build Chips For The Internet Of Everything

    During its CES press conference today, Qualcomm, a semiconductor company, announced partnerships with Walgreens and Novartis to use its 2net wireless health platform. The San Diego-based company’s president, Derek Arberle, also spent a chunk of time discussing its previously announced Snapdragon 810 chip making its debut in the new LG G Flex 2 today, which will include support for 4K… Read More

  • This Cybersecurity Medicine Might Be Tough To Swallow

    This Cybersecurity Medicine Might Be Tough To Swallow

    Imagine you’re the CEO of a thriving company and you’ve been horrified by the news of the Sony hack, the Target breach and the litany of security issues that have plagued big companies in recent years. You swear you’re going to do whatever’s necessary to make sure it won’t happen to your company. But do you realize what that really means? Read More

  • For Goodness’ Sake, Get Your Enterprise Mobile Act Together in 2015

    For Goodness’ Sake, Get Your Enterprise Mobile Act Together in 2015

    The sluggish pace of technological change inside large companies is forever surprising and endlessly appalling to me and in nowhere is this more apparent than in big business’ approach to mobile app development. Read More

  • Finding The Elusive Big Wisdom In Big Data

    Finding The Elusive Big Wisdom In Big Data

    You probably already know ‘Big Data’ is top of mind heading into 2015. How could you not? You are hearing about it constantly from vendors and journalists alike (guilty as charged). And you know what that hype says, right? Big data is going to provide all the answers, make your companies run more efficiently and help you make brilliant, data-driven decisions that give your… Read More

  • The Enterprise In 2015

    The Enterprise In 2015

    At Emergence Capital, we have had the opportunity to invest in visionaries such as Marc Benioff, Aaron Levie and David Sacks who have built major enterprise cloud applications that have formed the basis of the next generation of business software around the world. As we look out to 2015, we are excited to invest in what’s next for the enterprise. Read More

  • Oracle Continues March To Cloud Buying Data As A Service Broker Datalogix

    Oracle Continues March To Cloud Buying Data As A Service Broker Datalogix

    Oracle added another piece to its growing cloud portfolio today, buying digital-marketing, Data as a Service broker Datalogix. The move not only gives Oracle another cloud tool, it’s one that’s aimed directly at marketers, an area where Oracle is fighting hard with rival Salesforce.com and others for dominance. The announcement did not include terms. Datalogix gives Oracle… Read More

  • How Mobile And Social Feeds Government’s Appetite For Innovation

    How Mobile And Social Feeds Government’s Appetite For Innovation

    Editor’s note: Anne Altman is the general manager of IBM U.S. Federal and Government Industries. Applications that simply deliver information can be useful, but government agencies are now pushing user engagement to new heights. With 173 million people in the U.S. owning smartphones, citizens are continuously equipped with an Internet connection, GPS functionality and a digital… Read More

  • Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire

    Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire

    Just days after Dutch digital commerce provider Adyen announced a $250 million round of funding, another heavily capitalised player in the space has made an acquisition to up its game. Mozido, a mobile commerce specialist that raised $185 million in October 2014 after raising $103 million in May, has taken a majority stake in CorFire, another mobile commerce startup that focuses on… Read More

  • Skytap Raises $35M For Its Cloud-Based Enterprise Development And Testing Service

    Skytap Raises $35M For Its Cloud-Based Enterprise Development And Testing Service

    Skytap is a service that aims to help dev and test teams in the enterprise work more efficiently (and test their code more often). The company today announced that it has raised a $35 million funding round led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from all of the company’s previous investors, including OpenView Venture Partners, Ignition Partners, Madrona Venture Group… Read More

  • Windows 10 Hits 1.5M Testers, With 450K Using The OS “Day To Day”

    Windows 10 Hits 1.5M Testers, With 450K Using The OS “Day To Day”

    Microsoft’s Windows 10 has around 450,000 users on a daily basis, according to the software company. A new blog post from the Windows team highlighted the statistic, also noting that it has collected 1.5 million testers for its preview operating system. That number was 1 million on October 13. So, the pace of new signups to test Windows 10 has declined — it attracted its… Read More

  • Sinch Goes Global With SMS API For Developers

    Sinch Goes Global With SMS API For Developers

    Sinch, the newly spun out Rebtel company, has launched its SMS API globally, offering the ability for developers to add SMS integration to their app or website in 105 different countries across the globe. The product was initially developed under the Rebtel umbrella before Sinch took $12 million in funding to spin out the business this May. Since then, the company has test launched the SMS… Read More

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