Enterprise

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  • Dropbox Acquires Clementine, An Enterprise Communication Service

    Dropbox Acquires Clementine, An Enterprise Communication Service

    Dropbox has acquired Clementine, an enterprise communication service, today according to a blog post on the company’s page. Clementine focuses on internal communication, such as conference calls and chat services that aren’t connected to a personal phone number. It’s an important area for the workplace, given that more and more people are connecting their work software… Read More

  • ClubHouse Is Like Salesforce For The Engineering Team

    ClubHouse Is Like Salesforce For The Engineering Team

    In this day and age, the entrepreneurial spirit has been awakened in even those that can’t build software, which can make the engineering team a slightly mysterious entity. ClubHouse, founded by Kurt Schrader and Andrew Childs formerly of Intent Media, aims to bring more transparency and predictive models to the process of engineering. The company has raised $2 million in seed thus far. Read More

  • Apprenda Raises $24M Series D Funding Round For Its Enterprise PaaS

    Apprenda Raises $24M Series D Funding Round For Its Enterprise PaaS

    Apprenda, an enterprise platform as a service (PaaS) player that originally launched back in 2007, today announced that it has raised a $24 million Series D round led by Safeguard Scientifics. Other participants in this round include New Enterprise Associates and Ignition Partners. This brings Apprenda’s total funding to $56 million. Read More

  • CoreOS Launches Preview Of Tectonic, Its Commercial Kubernetes Platform

    CoreOS Launches Preview Of Tectonic, Its Commercial Kubernetes Platform

    Earlier this year, CoreOS announced Tectonic, its commercial distribution that combines the CoreOS operating system with Kubernetes, Google’s container management and orchestration tool. Today, as Kubernetes hits 1.0, the company launched the first preview of this new service. Tectonic subscribers will get 24×7 support for the whole stack, which, among other things, includes… Read More

  • IBM Drops 4% After Reporting Lackluster Q2 Revenue Of $20.8B

    IBM Drops 4% After Reporting Lackluster Q2 Revenue Of $20.8B

    Today following the end of regular trading, IBM reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $20.8 billion and adjusted earnings per share of $3.84. Using normal accounting methods, IBM had a slimmer $3.58 per-share profit. The street had expected the enterprise firm to generate $3.78 of adjusted per-share profit on revenue of $20.95 billion of revenue. According… Read More

  • Of Course Microsoft Will Push Windows 10 Updates To Consumers

    Of Course Microsoft Will Push Windows 10 Updates To Consumers

    Freak out, everyone, Microsoft intends to update its software. That it said it would update. That it said it would update on a continuous basis. Because it’s trying to build and release Windows 10 as a service. So it’s going to push new code. LOSE YOUR SHIT. Kidding. But really, I’m slightly confused. I had to spend the morning on trains to meet an unelected political… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Never Give Up On Mobile

    Microsoft Will Never Give Up On Mobile

    When Microsoft announced its wrenching $7.6 billion write-down last week, it was easy to presume that the company was giving up on mobile. At the very least, the financial avalanche sent a strong signal that Windows phone in its current guise has failed in a major way. Read More

  • Intel Beats Expectations, Up 6% After Hours On Revenue Of $13.2 Billion

    Intel Beats Expectations, Up 6% After Hours On Revenue Of $13.2 Billion

    Today after the market closed, Intel Corporation (INTC) released its second quarter earnings report. The company reported revenue of $13.2 billion and earnings per-share of $0.55. The company’s revenue dropped five percent compared to the year-ago quarter, and its net income dropped by three percent over the same period. However, EPS was flat at 55 cents compared to the… Read More

  • One Year Later Apple And IBM Remain Oddest Couple In Tech

    One Year Later Apple And IBM Remain Oddest Couple In Tech

    It was just a year ago today, that Apple and IBM shocked the world when they announced a partnership. Apple, the consummate consumer company was teaming up with IBM, the quintessential buttoned-down corporation with an enterprise pedigree. It seemed to be the oddest of odd couples, but one year in and 32 apps later, the partnership seems to be flourishing and giving both companies… Read More

  • BitTorrent Supersizes Sync, With An Enterprise App Built By Onehub And An Expanded API

    BitTorrent Supersizes Sync, With An Enterprise App Built By Onehub And An Expanded API

    BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer networking company, is today taking the wraps off two big updates to Sync, a file-sharing app that BitTorrent presents as server-less alternative to cloud-based storage and file-sharing services like Dropbox. First, in partnership with Onehub, BitTorrent is making its first play as a software maker for large enterprises. Read More

  • OKCupid Founders Get $10.8M To Build A Kinder, Gentler Public Key Encryption Tool

    OKCupid Founders Get $10.8M To Build A Kinder, Gentler Public Key Encryption Tool

    What do you for an encore after you founded and sold OKCupid? Well you tackle public-key encryption, of course. Keybase was the result, and the company announced a $10.8 million Series A investment today led by Andreessen Horowitz. While it may not seem like a logical next move, co-founders Max Krohn and Chris Coyne were considering what to do after they left OKCupid in 2013. They decided… Read More

  • Twilio Offers Early Shareholders Liquidity In Repurchase Offer

    Twilio Offers Early Shareholders Liquidity In Repurchase Offer

    Twilio, the startup that lets developers integrate voice, text and other communications services into mobile and web apps by way of a set of APIs, has stayed mum in answer to questions of when it might finally make the leap to go public. But today it took a step that some believe could help position it for just that: the company has sent out a letter offering to repurchase Series A… Read More

  • ‘Twas A Rowdy Day For Tech Stocks

    ‘Twas A Rowdy Day For Tech Stocks

    Tomorrow marks the kickoff point for the next cycle of tech earnings, so the markets are on the precipice of a data deluge. Today we had a bit of a pre-show, with two things happening that are well worth our consideration: Box’s big trading day and Twitter’s fake acquisition news. Read More

  • DataCamp Gets $1M Seed Round To Develop Data Science Learning Platform

    DataCamp Gets $1M Seed Round To Develop Data Science Learning Platform

    DataCamp wants to teach data science skills to a generation of people, and it got a million in seed money to continue developing its online data-science learning platform. The round was led by Chris Lynch at Accomplice, an early stage venture capital firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company had raised $300,000 in seed money previously DataCamp is not unlike coding bootcamps such… Read More

  • Convo Follows Its Desktop Revamp With New Mobile Apps

    Convo Follows Its Desktop Revamp With New Mobile Apps

    A week after launching new web and Mac desktop applications, collaboration is releasing new versions of its mobile apps, too. CEO Faizan Buzdar has said that the relaunches reflect an attempt to rebuild Convo “from the ground up,” and that the company would be bringing these changes to all its platforms. (The redesign hasn’t been a huge hit with the TechCrunch team, though… Read More

  • Workday Launches Workday Ventures To Fund Machine Learning Startups

    Workday Launches Workday Ventures To Fund Machine Learning Startups

    Workday, the 10 year old company that specializes in finance and human resources software in the cloud, announced a new program today called Workday Ventures, an investment arm focusing on startups with a machine learning bent. It intends to fund 10-12 companies this year with executives Dan Beck, senior vice president of technology products and Adeyemi ‘Ade’ Ajao, vice… Read More

  • InVision Prototyping Tool Lands $45 Million In Series C Led By Accel

    InVision Prototyping Tool Lands $45 Million In Series C Led By Accel

    InVision, the prototyping tool that boasts clients like Uber, Twitter, and Airbnb, has today announced the close of a $45 million Series C round of funding. The round was led by Accel, alongside participation from existing investors FirstMark Capital and Tiger Global Management. InVision launched in 2011 with a relatively bare-bones prototyping tool. Designers could upload their work to… Read More

  • Rescale Lands $6.4M From Who’s Who of Investors

    Rescale Lands $6.4M From Who’s Who of Investors

    Rescale, a company that has developed a Platform as a Service for high-end computer simulations, announced a $6.4 million investment from some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley investing circles. Among the people backing Rescale are Sam Altman, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Paul Graham, Ron Conway, Chris Dixon, Peter Thiel and many others. What type of company warrants this kind… Read More

  • Data Virtualization Company Delphix Lands $75M

    Data Virtualization Company Delphix Lands $75M

    Delphix, a “data-as-as-service” startup, has received $75 million in new funding led by Fidelity Management and Research Company. Other participants in the round include Credit Suisse NEXT Investors, The Kraft Group, and returning investors Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Icon Ventures. Read More

  • YC-Backed Interviewed Uses Automated Simulations To Evaluate Job Candidates

    YC-Backed Interviewed Uses Automated Simulations To Evaluate Job Candidates

    Interviewed, launching from Y Combinator’s most recent batch of startups, is looking to help employees make better hiring decisions. It’s not uncommon for employers to be wowed by a candidate’s interview skills, only to find that their actual on-the-job skills are lacking. Interviewed fixes this issue by creating advanced simulations for job candidates who are interviewing… Read More

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