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  • Stanford Dropouts’ “Argo” Raises $1.5M From Accel To Stitch Together Companies’ Small Data

    Stanford Dropouts’ “Argo” Raises $1.5M From Accel To Stitch Together Companies’ Small Data

    How do sales performance and social media campaigns influence each other? Most companies don’t know because this data is siloed in different departments. While plenty of startups try to make sense of enterprise “big data” — enormous primary data sets like Facebook’s archive of posts or Netflix’s recommendation insights, a startup called Argo wants to… Read More

  • Teradata Buys App Marketing Platform Appoxee For $20-25M, Sets Up Israeli R&D Center

    Teradata Buys App Marketing Platform Appoxee For $20-25M, Sets Up Israeli R&D Center

    Teradata, the publicly-traded analytics company, has made another acquisition to beef up its operations in mobile: the company has acquired Appoxee, an Israeli push-messaging startup aimed at publishers and developers that want to increase user engagement in their apps. We have had direct confirmation of the deal from a source very close to Appoxee, and Israeli-language paper Calcalist… Read More

  • 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

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