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  • ScriptRock Scores $8.7M In Funding According To SEC Filing

    ScriptRock Scores $8.7M In Funding According To SEC Filing

    IT DevOps monitoring company ScriptRock has recently received 8.7 maillion in venture funding, according to an SEC filing. As part of the deal, it appears that Australian VC Hamish Hawthorne is listed as a director, which usually indicates that his firm ATP Innovations led the round. ATP Innovations hasn’t replied to a request for comment, nor has ScriptRock replied to multiple attempts… Read More

  • Windows Phone, The PC Market, And Global Smartphone Shipments

    Windows Phone, The PC Market, And Global Smartphone Shipments

    Windows Phone sales aren’t doing well. According to the latest IDC data, 7.4 million Windows Phone units shipped in the second quarter of 2014. That’s down from 8.2 million in the year-ago quarter. Microsoft’s smartphone platform saw its market share fall from 3.4 percent to 2.5 percent in the year period. In comparison, the lager smartphone market grew from 240.5 million… Read More

  • Microsoft Debated Rebranding Internet Explorer

    Microsoft Debated Rebranding Internet Explorer

    In a Reddit AMA session, the Internet Explorer team revealed that it has discussed rebranding the browser. The comment was made in response to a query referring to the negative market perception that Internet Explorer garnered during its Dark Age interregnum. It’s fair to say that Internet Explorer has improved rapidly in recent years. Its brand, however, has lagged. Microsoft has… Read More

  • Intuit Acquires ItDuzzit, An IFTTT-Style Service For Businesses To Connect Cloud Apps

    Intuit Acquires ItDuzzit, An IFTTT-Style Service For Businesses To Connect Cloud Apps

    More acquisitions for Intuit as it continues to build out its cloud services platform for small and medium businesses. It has bought itDuzzit — a Chicago-based startup that provides tools for businesses to integrate different web and mobile apps with each other: think IFTTT for enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it looks like that product will continue to live on… Read More

  • Greenhouse Raises $7.5M To Engineer How Startups Recruit…Engineers

    Greenhouse Raises $7.5M To Engineer How Startups Recruit…Engineers

    Uber, Pinterest, Snapchat and BuzzFeed all share a not-so-secret weapon in the talent wars: Greenhouse. The recruitment optimization SaaS turns hiring into a science, and guides them through where to source job candidates, what to ask interviews, how to score responses. Now Greenhouse has raised a $7.5 million series A led by Social+Capital Partnership to sell the answers to those questions… Read More

  • The Virtual Assistant Could Be The Next Interpreter Of Enterprise Data, Starting With Google Now

    The Virtual Assistant Could Be The Next Interpreter Of Enterprise Data, Starting With Google Now

    You can ask Siri, Google Now and Cortana about movies, weather and sports, but you can’t yet ask them about your company’s budget for the fiscal year, or your department’s sales performance last quarter. That may be about to change, however, as Google is said by The Information to be in talks with HP about giving Google Now access to enterprise data, effectively creating… Read More

  • Lookout Lands $150M To Bring Mobile Security Product To Enterprise

    Lookout Lands $150M To Bring Mobile Security Product To Enterprise

    Lookout, a mobile security product that to this point has been mostly geared towards consumers, announced today they had snagged $150M in Series F funding to begin focusing on enterprise customers. The round was led by investment funds managed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and includes participation from new investors Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Wellington Management Company… Read More

  • Microsoft Updates Windows 8.1 And Surface Tablets

    Microsoft Updates Windows 8.1 And Surface Tablets

    It’s a big day in the Windows world, with Microsoft rolling out a grip of security patches, updates for Surface tablets, and new capabilities for Windows 8.1 as part of its August update. Regarding the security fixes, nine security updates are part of the package, addressing what Microsoft calls “37 unique Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures.” Read More

  • Zend Delivers PHP Development Platform In AWS Marketplace

    Zend Delivers PHP Development Platform In AWS Marketplace

    Zend, the commercial company behind the popular scripting language PHP, announced today, it was launching a PHP development service in the AWS marketplace, effectively making it a Platform as a Service inside the Amazon infrastructure cloud. While PHP is an open source project, Zend was launched in 1999 by some early developers to create a commercial arm. Just last month, the company… Read More

  • CyberLightning Raises $4.2M To Bring 3D Interface To Industrial ‘Internet Of Things’ Monitoring

    CyberLightning Raises $4.2M To Bring 3D Interface To Industrial ‘Internet Of Things’ Monitoring

    When you think about the Internet of Things (IoT) you likely think of consumer hardware products like smart thermostats, WiFi lightbulbs or Quantified Self gadgets, such as various fitness trackers and other gizmos. CyberLightning, however, is an IoT startup of a different kind. It offers a platform for industrial IoT usage, such as utility companies or other providers of infrastructure, to… Read More

  • VMware Vets Get $4.5M In Series A To Launch Private Cloud Management Platform

    VMware Vets Get $4.5M In Series A To Launch Private Cloud Management Platform

    Back in 2009 I saw a talk by then VMware CTO Steve Herrod, now a partner at General Catalyst Partners, who described a private Amazon Web Services-like environment where users could provision services with the same ease they do in the public cloud. It was the first time I heard the term “private cloud.” A group of ex-VMware veterans have gotten together to finally fulfill… Read More

  • One Diary Wants To Make Your Calendar Smarter

    One Diary Wants To Make Your Calendar Smarter

    One Diary is (another) attempt to make your calendar smarter. But, unlike something like Sunrise, which just landed a hefty funding round led by Balderton Capital, the UK startup isn’t trying to be a calendar app to replace your existing one, but is focusing instead on being the middleware between you and your calendar of choice. Read More

  • Gradberry Aims To Bridge The College Grad Skills Gap

    Gradberry Aims To Bridge The College Grad Skills Gap

    Last year as I was visiting colleges with my son, I noticed schools often had facilities to train students with a distinctly 20th century bent, but lacked the modern skills training students will need in today’s highly competitive and shifting job market. Early-stage startup, Gradberry, which comes out of beta this week, wants to fix that by teaming with employers and graduates and… Read More

  • YC-Backed Impraise Makes Workplace Performance Reviews Less Painful

    YC-Backed Impraise Makes Workplace Performance Reviews Less Painful

    Performance reviews are a hassle for everyone involved. Supervisors have to deal with an onslaught of paperwork and meetings, but employees who only get assessments once or twice a year can often feel as if they are working in a vacuum. A startup called Impraise wants to change the way workplaces approach performance reviews. Read More

  • If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait

    If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait

    We’ve been hearing a great deal about the power of Big Data over the last couple of years. The hype says that as we gather more data, we will be able to get better answers to business problems, but the data levels we have seen so far could pale in comparison to what happens when we start adding sensors to the world. When everything from jet engines to soft drink vending machines to… Read More

  • Saying Goodbye To Windows 8

    Saying Goodbye To Windows 8

    Considering the most recent leaks involving the Charms Bar, desktop improvements and the like, it’s becoming plain that some of what Windows 8 emphasized will be scaled back in Microsoft’s next Windows build. If Windows 8 was a dramatic lurch towards mobile computing, especially on tablets, Windows 9 appears to be heading for a more equitable balance between desktop muscle, and… Read More

  • Guesswork Wants To Focus Machine Learning On Customer Information

    Guesswork Wants To Focus Machine Learning On Customer Information

    Guesswork, a new machine learning tool built on top of the Google Prediction API, launched a new service today with a twist. Instead of trying to be all things to all businesses, it’s focusing on customer information. CEO and company co-founder Mani Doraisamy says Guesswork uses a template-driven approach so customers can do things like customize a newsletter or figure out which… Read More

  • Facebook Buys Secure Server Technology Provider PrivateCore

    Facebook Buys Secure Server Technology Provider PrivateCore

    Facebook announced this morning it has acquired PrivateCore, a Palo Alto-based secure server technology company. The deal does not appear to be solely an acqui-hire, as Facebook says that it plans to deploy PrivateCore’s technology into Facebook’s server stack in order to better protect its own servers and customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but PrivateCore was backed… Read More

  • Adatao Emerges With $13M In Funding And Visions Of Changing Big Data

    Adatao Emerges With $13M In Funding And Visions Of Changing Big Data

    Big data has emerged as a big trend over the last several years, but as an area it has remained ill-defined and focused for the most part on data scientists, while ignoring business users. Adatao wants to change that by offering a solution that has something for both parties and a collaboration environment that lets them work together in one tool -and they got $13M in Series A funding led… Read More

  • China Apparently Takes Apple Off Procurement Lists In Bid To Limit Overseas Influence

    China Apparently Takes Apple Off Procurement Lists In Bid To Limit Overseas Influence

    China has removed iPads and MacBooks from its procurement lists for government agencies and officials, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The iPad, iPad Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and other products, totalling ten altogether ,were left off a new procurement list distributed to government organizations in July, after initially appearing in a draft version in June, per the report. Read More