• Mirantis Announces Second Straight $100m Round And Intel Partnership

    Mirantis Announces Second Straight $100m Round And Intel Partnership

    Last October, Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack vendor announced a $100 million round. Just 10 months later, it’s back with an identical announcement. This time the investment is led by Intel Capital and includes a partnership with Intel to help accelerate OpenStack in the enterprise. Goldman Sachs, August Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Ericsson, Sapphire Ventures and… Read More

  • Games After Gamergate Crunch Network

    Games After Gamergate

    Perhaps the greatest testimonial to those who endured Gamergate is not to remember it. To not talk about it all. So I won’t. However one aspect that I will talk about is what it did to game development. For many of us Gamergate destroyed our faith in video games as a medium, an art form and so on. But only temporarily. Read More

  • Elysium Space Finds A Taker For Its Moon Memorials Crunch Network

    Elysium Space Finds A Taker For Its Moon Memorials

    Elysium’s memorial services are part of the technological triumphs of a new generation of space industrialists, who have brought seemingly futuristic notions of asteroid mining, consumer space flight, and commercial satellite technologies into the mainstream. Read More

  • Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition Crunch Network

    Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

    In the wake of devastating personal information leaks, like Target’s back in 2014 affecting more than 70 million customers and the more recent Ashley Madison data breach, concerns over cybersecurity are at an all-time high. Financial advisers overwhelmingly cite cybersecurity as their number-one concern, with business owners and everyday consumers sharing in those worries. Read More

  • Crowdsourcing Dystopia Crunch Network

    Crowdsourcing Dystopia

    Violent extremism starts with an idea and an entrepreneur. On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you’re a team of heroic proportions, larger than life. Read More

  • Farewell To Flash: What It Means For Digital Video Publishers Crunch Network

    Farewell To Flash: What It Means For Digital Video Publishers

    It’s been more than five years since Steve Jobs wrote his infamous “Thoughts on Flash” letter citing the high level of energy consumption, lack of performance on mobile and poor security as the reasons his company’s products would not support Adobe Flash technology. Finally, it appears we’re getting closer to the curtain closing on Flash. Read More

  • Lakestar Joins Europe’s Heavy-Hitter VCs With New $385M Fund

    Lakestar Joins Europe’s Heavy-Hitter VCs With New $385M Fund

    As the European startup scene has matured over the last few years so too has the VC scene. But a handicap has always been the issue of follow-on funding. Gradually, however, the most successful firms have managed to raise new funds based on past successes. One such has been Lakestar, the early investors in Spotify, Skype and Facebook. Read More

  • There Is No Silicon Valley Crash Coming — For A While Crunch Network

    There Is No Silicon Valley Crash Coming — For A While

    Talk of the bubble bursting eventually surfaces with every successful market. When valuations are increasing exponentially, excitement is building to a fever pitch, and companies are sprouting seemingly overnight — it’s almost like everyone becomes afraid that success won’t last. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Alphabet Soup

    Gillmor Gang: Alphabet Soup

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday, August 22, 2015. President Trump dominated the Gang, leaving just enough oxygen to catch up on Google/Alphabet, self-driving stereo systems, and Ashley Madison, whoever she is. Plus, the latest G3 with Halley Suitt Tucker, Kristie Wells, Francine Hardaway, and Tina… Read More

  • Dropbox’s Wall Street Challenge

    Dropbox’s Wall Street Challenge

    Dropbox boasts a valuation in the $10 billion range. Last February the company hired a new CFO, which for many startups is a signal that their IPO moment is coming sooner rather than later. Nobody knows for sure of course, and Dropbox isn’t talking, but if the company does decide to move forward with a flotation, it could face several challenges in spite of its strong market… Read More

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