• Logistics marketplace Fleet receives $4 million in seed funding

    Logistics marketplace Fleet receives $4 million in seed funding

    Fleet, a marketplace that lets companies compare quotes from logistics providers, has landed a $4 million seed round. The funding was led by Hunt Technology Ventures, with participation from other investors including Placid Ventures, David S. Hunt, 1517 Fund, Latam Partners, GrowthX Fund, NFQ, and Telegraph Hill Capital. Read More

  • Aol CEO Tim Armstrong will join us at Disrupt NY in May

    Aol CEO Tim Armstrong will join us at Disrupt NY in May

    Will Verizon snap up Yahoo’s web assets — and what might that look like? We don’t have an answer just yet, but there’s one person who might have some ideas about what it would look like: Aol CEO Tim Armstrong, who will be joining us at Disrupt NY in May this year. And naturally, it’s around the time to start asking again what Aol looks like under… Read More

  • New Box product will let you choose storage from IBM and AWS

    New Box product will let you choose storage from IBM and AWS

    For several years, Box CEO Aaron Levie has been trying to get people to understand his company is not in the storage business. To drive that point home Box announced Box Zones today, a product that lets customers choose a storage component from another vendor, enabling customers to store files in-country when their privacy laws require it. Box is actually announcing the product today… Read More

  • Telegram beefs up its bot platform

    Telegram beefs up its bot platform

    Later today at its f8 developer conference Facebook is expected to unveil a big push into bots on its Messenger platform. So little surprise that rival messaging platform Telegram has taken the opportunity to remind people it launched its own bot platform back in June 2015 — by announcing a 2.0 update to said platform today, the biggest update since launch it says. Read More

  • Alibaba pours a total of $1B into Southeast Asia e-commerce platform Lazada

    Alibaba pours a total of $1B into Southeast Asia e-commerce platform Lazada

    Alibaba just took a big step in its Southeast Asian expansion journey. The company said today that it has pumped a total investment of about $1 billion into Lazada, in a deal that makes it the e-commerce platform’s controlling shareholder. Read More

  • DataStax adds graph databases to enterprise Cassandra product set

    DataStax adds graph databases to enterprise Cassandra product set

    When DataStax acquired Aurelius, a graph database startup last year, it was clear it wanted to add graph database functionality to its DataStax Enterprise product, and today it achieved that goal when it announced the release of DataStax Enterprise Graph. The new enterprise graph product has been fully integrated into the DataStax Enterprise product set, giving customers an integrated… Read More

  • Is it time to invest in IoT? Crunch Network

    Is it time to invest in IoT?

    I published my first book, The End of Software, in 2004. At the time, I was president of Oracle On Demand, which served as a starting point for Oracle’s billion-dollar cloud business. In the book I discussed the fundamental economic reasons software should be delivered as a service. It’s 12 years later. Some have said that enterprise software is a mature business; CEM, ERP, HR… Read More

  • Facebook adds Dropbox support and video Chat Heads to Messenger

    Facebook adds Dropbox support and video Chat Heads to Messenger

    Good news, everyone. Facebook Messenger has two new features! No sense saving them for below the fold: it’s Dropbox integration and live video Chat Heads. It’s even in the headline. Read More

  • NASA troubleshoots Kepler spacecraft from 75 million miles away

    NASA troubleshoots Kepler spacecraft from 75 million miles away

    NASA experienced a close call this weekend with its planet-seeking Kepler space telescope. On April 7th, during a scheduled contact, mission operations engineers discovered that Kepler was in Emergency Mode (EM). It was the first time the spacecraft had been in EM in its 7-year lifetime and NASA is currently working to understand why it happened now. During a scheduled contact on Thurs… Read More

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