The Latest from Ron Miller
UK competition authority moves forward with in-depth probe of $61B Broadcom-VMware deal
After putting Broadcom on notice last week that it was concerned that the proposed $61 billion Broadcom-VMware deal could adversely affect competition in the server market, the U.K. Competition and Ma
Twilio Segment introduces new portable customer records with reverse ETL
Gathering customer information in a CDP is about understanding your customers better and delivering more tailored experiences, but getting that information where it needs to be to make that happen has
Jigso is building an AI assistant to surface the data employees need automatically
Workers are being bombarded with data from a variety of sources. If the point is to make people more productive, as the volume increases, the more difficult it is to find the information you need to d
Asana launches new work intelligence tools with AI on the way
Asana launched several new features today to help companies understand how work flows and tracks against goals and budgets.
As Elliott withdraws Salesforce board nominations, activist pressure could be easing
When Elliott announced it was withdrawing its slate of Salesforce board candidates, it seems that some activist pressure had been lifted.
More layoff misery could be coming to Salesforce
On Friday, Bloomberg reported that more layoffs could be on the way at Salesforce, quoting chief operating officer Brian Millham, who indicated that the company could be adding to the ongoing job cutt
Blinded by the speed of change
My grandfather lived through an incredible period of technological change. He saw the invention of the automobile, the airplane and the rocket. He lived through the dawn of the atomic age and the main
The layoffs will continue until (investor) morale improves
We're seeing lots of tech layoffs, but evidence suggests that they do more harm than good both for employee morale and long-term performance.
Hex lands another $28M as data collaboration platform continues to gain traction
Many companies are struggling to get funding these days in an increasingly tight investment environment. It seems the days are gone when VC firms approach promising startups about funding instead of t
UK competition authority is concerned about the $61B Broadcom-VMware deal
The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) expressed concern today that the $61 billion Broadcom-VMware deal announced last year could result in more expensive servers for U.K. businesses. “We
CodiumAI is using generative AI to help developers build code logic tests automatically
Over his two decades of experience in the tech industry, CodiumAI co-founder and CEO Itamar Friedman has personally experienced the pain of building test suites to check his code logic. He found that
Clerk is simplifying identity for front-end web developers
Developers building front-end Jamstack web applications often struggle to build identity with traditional API tools. With the approach growing in popularity, the founders of Clerk decided to focus the
Adobe promises artists will be compensated fairly with new generative AI product, but is fuzzy on details
One of the big problems with generative AI is understanding what source material was used to train the large language models underlying the solution. This comes down to two main problems for users: Do
Two is bringing a consumer-like experience to B2B payments
When individuals make purchases online, they place items in the digital shopping cart and use a credit or debit card to complete the transaction instantly. Businesses operate differently, typically lo
AWS takes a hit in latest round of Amazon layoffs
When Amazon announced it was laying off another 9,000 employees today, AWS employees were not exempt with Amazon CEO (and former AWS CEO) Andy Jassy announcing the cloud division would be included int
Is generative AI really ready for the enterprise?
While ChatGPT has taken the world by storm since it was released, there are some serious questions about its use in the enterprise.
The long goodbye at Salesforce continues with more layoffs reported today
It would be easy to think that when Salesforce announced that it was laying off 10% of the workforce in January that it would let those folks know, and it would be over with — but some employees
ThoughtSpot adds GPT-3 integration to help customers query data
So far this week we’ve seen generative AI come to CRM from Salesforce and to customer service chatbots from Forethought — and that’s just the ones I’ve covered. Today, we look at ThoughtSp
Forethought aims to build more accurate chatbots with constrained generative AI models
Forethought has been building chatbots since 2017 with increasing levels of sophistication, intelligence and automation. Today, the startup announced the next phase in their development. It’s bringi
Is $12.4B a fair price for Qualtrics?
Qualtrics, a once high-flying startup, was acquired for $12.4 this week. Was it a fair price given current market conditions?