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  • Looker Raises Another $30M For Its New Approach To Business Intelligence

    Looker Raises Another $30M For Its New Approach To Business Intelligence

    Looker, a business intelligence startup co-founded by early lead engineer from Netscape and LiveOps Lloyd Tabb, has raised another $30 million in Series B funding, money that co-founder and CEO Frank Bien says will be used to invest in growing the company’s technology organically — not by acquisition. “We’re a tech company and will continue to lead with… Read More

  • Zuora $115M Investment Round Validates Subscription Approach

    Zuora $115M Investment Round Validates Subscription Approach

    Zuora, the company that helps customers manage their subscription models, today announced a massive $115M funding round involving not just Silicon Valley venture capitalists, but also public market investors. Those public market names include Wellington Management Company LLP and Blackrock Inc, as well as Premji and Passport Capital. Existing investors Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners… Read More

  • Cheaper Sensors Will Fuel The Age Of Smart Everything

    Cheaper Sensors Will Fuel The Age Of Smart Everything

    The Internet of Things is a term that’s being bandied about with increasing frequency these days. You could think of it as the “cloud” of 2015 — that buzzword that marketers put in absolutely everything because it makes their company sound cool and hip. The Internet of Things in actuality involves a network of smart sensors collecting data. As the sensors grow ever… Read More

  • YC-Backed BuildScience’s Platform Ties Hardware Systems Together In Big Office Buildings

    YC-Backed BuildScience’s Platform Ties Hardware Systems Together In Big Office Buildings

    Google’s $3 billion acquisition of Nest made it clear that Internet-connected hardware in the home was a big opportunity. But what about the commercial market? Y Combinator-backed BuildScience is betting that owners of large commercial office buildings are going to want a similar way of managing heating, lighting, utility metering, and security. But this startup is not building… Read More

  • Microsoft Hints At Faster Windows 10 Build Releases

    Microsoft Hints At Faster Windows 10 Build Releases

    Microsoft’s Gabe Aul hinted today at faster releases of new builds of the company’s Windows 10 operating system. The company’s public testing program has attracted more than 2 million users to date. However, according to Aul, there are “lots of questions” regarding when a new build will be released. Given that Microsoft is more than willing to drop new code in… Read More

  • Salesforce First Enterprise App To Jump On Apple Watch Bandwagon

    Salesforce First Enterprise App To Jump On Apple Watch Bandwagon

    When Kevin Lynch, Apple’s VP of technology demonstrated how apps worked on the Apple Watch today, he showed some cool examples such as ordering an Uber and checking in to your hotel from the Watch, but he also included a quick peek at an app from Salesforce. It was the only truly enterprise app for the Watch that Apple showed today. Lynch showed how a person might use the Watch… Read More

  • Confirmed: SugarCRM Buys Mobile Startup Stitch, Shuts It Down

    Confirmed: SugarCRM Buys Mobile Startup Stitch, Shuts It Down

    SugarCRM, a CRM and open source rival to Salesforce, has made an acquisition to help the company raise its game on the mobile front. It has acquired and is shutting down Stitch, a startup co-founded by ex-Salesforce execs that created a mobile-first platform and iOS app for salespeople to proactively follow and close deals. SugarCRM has confirmed the acquisition of IP and other… Read More

  • Office 2016 For Mac Preview Now Available, No Office 365 Subscription Required

    Office 2016 For Mac Preview Now Available, No Office 365 Subscription Required

    Microsoft already told us Office 2016 for Mac was coming, but the public preview is out now as a free download, without any Office 365 subscription required. The updated software includes support for Retina displays, as well as iCloud syncing, and has a look and feel more in tune with the versions of Office currently available on Windows and mobile. Office 2016 for Mac includes redesigned… Read More

  • Dropbox Brings Groups Functionality To Its Business Product

    Dropbox Brings Groups Functionality To Its Business Product

    After a multi-month preview, Dropbox today announced that it is generally releasing its groups feature to business customers, along with an API that will allow IT departments to integrate the capability into their normal organizational flow. Groups allows companies that use Dropbox to segment their employee base to quickly assign access to various files and folders. Dropbox, a company that… Read More

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