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Former AWS engineer sets out to build a better log search engine

When ZincSearch founder Prabhat Sharma worked as a solutions architect at AWS, he helped customers implement a lot of tools on top of AWS infrastructure services. He noticed that most of the solutions

Apple unveils online training to close IT skills gap around managing Apple devices

As with many skilled professions these days, there is a gap between demand and supply when it comes to IT pros. As more people turn to Apple devices at work, whether computers, phones or tablets, the

CipherMode Labs launches open source solution to protect data without encryption expertise

CipherMode Labs CEO and co-founder Sadegh Riazi has been working with encryption his entire career. He studied it as part of his PhD. He was part of the Microsoft SEAL team that worked on improving ho

Microsoft joins Salesforce, Google and IBM in offering sustainability tracking products

As environmental issues take center stage with increasingly severe weather incidents, wildfires, droughts and floods across the globe, companies that generate pollution up and down the supply chain ar

Vivun is digitizing pre-sales, and just got $75M in new investment

Vivun was built by Matt Darrow, a guy who cut his teeth in pre-sales at Zuora. He believed that pre-sales teams had a lot to offer to the organization, but there really wasn’t any software to ca

Tableau enhances links to Salesforce AI as it works to blend more into ecosystem

When Salesforce spent almost $16 billion to buy Tableau in 2019, it was getting a company with a goal of bringing data to the masses. As a cloud solution, it fits nicely into the growing Salesforce fe

Microsoft is turning Ally.io acquisition into Viva Goals module

Every company needs to track goals, often referred to as objectives and key results, or OKRs for short. Traditionally, those have been tracked manually in a spreadsheet, but over recent years many sta

Zoom dives deeper into intelligent customer service with Solvvy acquisition

Zoom swung for the fences last summer when its stock value was soaring, offering almost $15 billion to buy Five9 to get into customer service. Eventually the deal fell apart when the stock price plung

Komodor wants to make every engineer a Kubernetes troubleshooting expert

For a time, Kubernetes, the open source container management platform, was as hot as it comes, but lately it has settled into a more mainstream cadence of a maturing technology. As more companies adop

With new serverless database, Cloudflare gets serious about infrastructure services

When AWS launched its storage offering in 2006, it began a march to offer compute, storage and database services in the cloud. Google, Microsoft, Alibaba and IBM, among others, would follow. One playe

RIP iPod, you walked so smartphones could run

A long, long time ago, before the iPod, MP3 players were badly designed devices with insufficient storage. The market was ripe for a change, and Steve Jobs, who had returned to Apple four years prior,

Slack’s former head of machine learning wants to put AI in reach of every company

Adam Oliner, co-founder and CEO of Graft used to run machine learning at Slack, where he helped build the company’s internal artificial intelligence infrastructure. Slack lacked the resources of a c

IBM’s CEO wants to chart quantum-fueled, AI-powered path to the future

When Arvind Krishna took over as CEO at IBM in April 2020, the world was immersed in the initial throes of the COVID pandemic and his company was struggling. It had spent the better part of a decade r

How Red Hat became the tip of the spear for IBM’s rejuvenation strategy

When IBM paid $34 billion to acquire Red Hat in 2018, it was a big bet on a hybrid cloud future. Over the last couple of quarters, IBM has produced slow but steady single-digit growth, led by Red Hat.

How will tech companies cope with an office-free future?

Depending on your business, your job and your living situation, the pandemic showed that many workers didn't need to be sitting in a cubby farm inside a big building to get their jobs done.

The stock market is down, but these 4 tech companies prove there’s still good news out there

We took a look at earnings results from Cloudflare, Confluent, Amplitude and Appian to gauge how the market is treating even results that seem pretty darn solid.

This open source tool used by Google, Meta and MIT is helping rethink knowledge management

Logseq founder Tienson Qin takes a lot of notes about his work. He also likes to draw together with his six-year-old daughter on an iPad, and he found that the notes tool he had been using for years d

As Dropbox heads into earnings, it desperately needs a win

Consumer and business file storage and sharing service Dropbox will report its first-quarter earnings tomorrow, and for the former unicorn and present-day public company, the stakes appear quite high.

Dock helps sales teams build, share and recycle sales collateral microsites

When Dock co-founder and CEO Alex Kracov was working at Lattice, an HR startup, he was in charge of a marketing team of 20 people, and he noticed that as the company grew and moved up market, the sale

How Graphite turned an internal side project into a $20M Series A

Graphite’s founders came from Facebook, Airbnb and Square, three companies where they had access to sophisticated code review tools. When they started Graphite, originally as a mobile development to
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