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  • Four Patents That Changed Enterprise Storage

    Four Patents That Changed Enterprise Storage

    Sports fans get very excited about Final Fours — whether it’s the new four-team playoff in college football, the semi-finals competitors at Wimbledon or, most famously, the remaining competitors in NCAA basketball’s March Madness. As we are in the midst of this year’s tournament, I started pondering a Fab Four, if not the Final Four, of the world’s impactful… Read More

  • Accusoft Acquires Document Sharing Platform edocr In All Cash Deal

    Accusoft Acquires Document Sharing Platform edocr In All Cash Deal

    It would be remiss of us not to mark the final exit of possibly one of the oldest startups (of recent years) out of the UK. Edocr was launched way back in 2007, going up against Scribd and Docstoc, in the document sharing, publishing and lead capture space. But while those guys scaled with VC funding, the boot-strapped edocr ploughed its own path with a subscription model. Hence the rather… Read More

  • Google Makes Docs Add-Ons More Enterprise-Friendly

    Google Makes Docs Add-Ons More Enterprise-Friendly

    Google is making it easier for Google Docs add-on developers to get their services into enterprise organizations and for IT admins to manage them. About a year ago, Google launched an add-ons program for its Docs and Sheets productivity apps Support for Forms followed last October, though there still aren’t any add-ons for Slide, Google’s presentation app. For the most part… Read More

  • YC-Backed Taskpipes Is SaaS To Simplify Using Lots Of (Other) SaaS Platforms

    YC-Backed Taskpipes Is SaaS To Simplify Using Lots Of (Other) SaaS Platforms

    If there was a neat label for startups whose raison d’être is to take the strain out of dealing with other startup services then Taskpipes would be wearing that badge proudly on its lapel. The YC backed, U.K. founded b2b startup is attacking what it says is a growing data-management problem for businesses — created by the proliferation and adoption of SaaS platforms. Read More

  • Predictive Analytics Firm InsideSales.com Gets $60M With Salesforce, Microsoft Strategic Backers

    Predictive Analytics Firm InsideSales.com Gets $60M With Salesforce, Microsoft Strategic Backers

    While people believe that the tech world is in a bubble that is bound to pop soon, the investment climate for enterprise startups with good traction remains hot. In the latest development, InsideSales.com, a provider of predictive analytics services for salespeople to help them source and close deals, has raised another $60 million of funding. This latest round, which brings the total… Read More

  • Your Windows 10 Password Will Be Your Face

    Your Windows 10 Password Will Be Your Face

    Microsoft announced this morning two components of Windows 10, its next operating system, that will help users log into both hardware and digital services. Windows Hello will allow users with machines that have the required hardware to log into their computing device using their face, eyes, or fingerprint. Not all machines will run Windows Hello. Microsoft noted in a blog post that computers… Read More

  • More Rain For Cloud Business Intelligence As Birst Raises $65M

    More Rain For Cloud Business Intelligence As Birst Raises $65M

    Birst, a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) platform, has raised another $65 million in funding — a Series F round that CEO Jay Larson said will be “the last one” before it gears up for an IPO. “We think it will not be this year, we’re not giving specific direction,” he said. “But the combination of the size of the BI market and us, we think… Read More

  • McDonald’s Teams With General Assembly For Employee Training Pilot

    McDonald’s Teams With General Assembly For Employee Training Pilot

    McDonald’s announced a partnership with General Assembly today at South by Southwest. They are launching a pilot program in which a small subset of McDonald’s employees can take one of two GA courses and receive a monthly stipend for the duration of the courses. Interested employees will have to take an aptitude test to determine their fitness for the program, but once… Read More

  • YC-Backed Pakible Makes It Dead Simple For Businesses To Design, Ship Packaging

    YC-Backed Pakible Makes It Dead Simple For Businesses To Design, Ship Packaging

    With e-commerce startups breaking into eyewear, beauty, shaving, monthly subscriptions products and more, there will be plenty of need for boxes and packaging. That’s where Pakible, a Y Combinator-backed startup, is hoping to come in. Founded by Nick Carson and Phillip Akhzar, who used to work for iPhone and iPad repair startup iCracked, the company makes it simple for any business… Read More

  • OnboardIQ Simplifies Hiring For On-Demand Startups

    OnboardIQ Simplifies Hiring For On-Demand Startups

    OnboardIQ streamlines the process of hiring the thousands of people needed to get a baseline of quality service in a city at an on-demand startup. Launching as a private beta today, OnboardIQ’s team takes your onboarding funnel and automates what it can, leaving HR with more time to spend on looking through applications and interviewing candidates. Read More

  • LinkedIn Buys Careerify To Build Out Its Big Data Recruitment Business

    LinkedIn Buys Careerify To Build Out Its Big Data Recruitment Business

    LinkedIn has made another acquisition to build out its big data recruitment business. It’s acquired Careerify, a startup based out of Toronto, Canada, that focuses on software for businesses to hire people. Two of Careerify’s products — an employer branding software product (intended to help companies appear more attractive to prospective candidates) and “internal… Read More

  • Splash Soaks Up $6M To Make Promo Events Seem Cool

    Splash Soaks Up $6M To Make Promo Events Seem Cool

    Eventbrite looks like it was designed in a basement circa 2005. It works great, but gives a boring first impression. Splash, meanwhile, wants you to feel like you’re at the party from the moment you’re invited. That’s made it the new darling of event marketing teams at Nike, Anheuser-Busch, the NBA, Google and Spotify. While I’m used to a SXSW flood of Eventbrites… Read More

  • Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy

    Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy

    Amazon is taking another step into the Internet of Things. TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed, that the e-commerce and cloud services giant has acquired 2lemetry, a startup based out of Denver that has developed an enterprise-focused platform to track and manage IP-enabled machines and other connected devices. Terms of the deal, which we heard was finalized earlier this week, were not… Read More

  • Intel Lowers Q1 Revenue Forecast By $900M To $12.8B Amid PC Sales Slump

    Intel Lowers Q1 Revenue Forecast By $900M To $12.8B Amid PC Sales Slump

    The shift away from desktop PCs to smartphones and other smaller computing devices is having a big impact on a major player in the PC market. Chipmaker Intel today lowered its revenue expectations by $900 million for its Q1 earnings that will come out on April 14. It now says Q1 sales will be $12.8 billion, “plus or minus $300 million,” versus earlier guidance of $13.7… Read More

  • Three 20-Somethings Sell College Project To Docker

    Three 20-Somethings Sell College Project To Docker

    It’s been quite a whirlwind journey for the three founders of Kitematic, a tool that helps dramatically speed up Docker installs. Less than two years ago they were college students working out of their apartment near the University of Waterloo when they came up with the idea that would become Kitematic. Today, those three founders — Jeff Morgan, Michael Chiang and Sean… Read More

  • SignalFX Emerges From Stealth To Modernize Cloud Application Monitoring

    SignalFX Emerges From Stealth To Modernize Cloud Application Monitoring

    SignalFx, a cloud application monitoring company designed to help customers visualize issues and work at Web scale, came out of stealth today revealing two previously unannounced funding rounds and launching their product publicly for the first time totaling $28.5 million. The first round was in March 2013 for $8.5 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Ben Horowitz joined their board. The… Read More

  • Greenhouse Rakes In $13.6M B From Benchmark To Save You From Recruiting Hell

    Greenhouse Rakes In $13.6M B From Benchmark To Save You From Recruiting Hell

    Hiring is the No. 1 thing founders waste their time on. Not because it’s not important. Bad hires can be toxic. But because it’s inefficient. Sourcing, interviewing and selecting candidates is tough enough, and most recruiting tools can’t tell you where you’re burning time or money. Yet Greenhouse can. After its 450 customers, including Evernote, Zenefits, and Venmo… Read More

  • Get Ready For Box’s Earnings

    Get Ready For Box’s Earnings

    Box, a cloud storage and productivity company, will report its first quarterly earnings result today after the bell. The market expects Box to announce a $39.75 million loss on revenue of $58.03 million. Billings are expected to total $80.85 million for the period — Box’s fourth quarter of its fiscal 2015. Read More

  • Google Targets Digital Signage With Chrome Updates

    Google Targets Digital Signage With Chrome Updates

    Google wants to make sure that embarrassing ‘blue-screen-of-breath’ in the shop window doesn’t have to be a thing anymore – it’s aiming squarely are replacing windows as a dominant platform in the digital signage industry, thanks to new updates that add to the Google browser’s single app kiosk mode. These include a new Chrome sign builder, an app builder… Read More

  • Google Launches Cloud Storage Nearline, A Low-Cost Storage Service For Cold Data

    Google Launches Cloud Storage Nearline, A Low-Cost Storage Service For Cold Data

    Google is launching a new cloud storage service today that has the potential to change how many companies, ranging from startups to enterprise, view online storage. With Google Cloud Storage Nearline, businesses can store the data they or their customers don’t frequently need to access (think backups, log files or older photos), for $0.01 per gigabyte. Cold storage isn’t a new concept. Read More

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