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With Workfront, Adobe combines automated workflow with customer experience

Five months ago, Adobe purchased (for $1.5 billion) Workfront, a company that helps build marketing department workflows. Today the company is officially announcing how it intends to use it. As market

Tellius announces $8M Series A to build ML-fueled business data query tool

Getting actionable business information into the hands of users who need it has always been a challenge. If you have to wait for experts to help you find the answers, chances are you’re going to

Kandji nabs $60M Series B as Apple device management platform continues to thrive

During the pandemic, having an automated solution for onboarding and updating Apple devices remotely has been essential, and today Kandji, a startup that helps IT do just that, announced a hefty $60 m

With $30M extension, BigID boosts Series D to $100M at $1.25B valuation

When we last heard from BigID at the end of 2020, the company was announcing a $70 million Series D at a $1 billion valuation. Today, it announced a $30 million extension on that deal valuing the comp

As UiPath closes above its final private valuation, CFO Ashim Gupta discusses his company’s path to market

TechCrunch spoke with UiPath CFO Ashim Gupta today to learn more about his company's foray into the public markets.

Authzed scores $3.9M seed to build permissions API service

Authzed, an early-stage startup that wants to make it easier for developers to build permissions in their applications, announced a $3.9 million seed round today. The investment was led by Work-Bench

IBM breaks latest revenue losing streak as cloud revenue shows modest growth

For IBM, much of the last eight years simply posting positive revenue growth was a challenge. In fact, the company had a period between 2013 and 2018 when it experienced an astonishing 22 straight qua

Cape Privacy announces $20M Series A to help companies securely share data

Cape Privacy, the early-stage startup that wants to make it easier for companies to share sensitive data in a secure and encrypted way, announced a $20 million Series A today. Evolution Equity Partner

Mastercard is acquiring identity verification company Ekata for $850M

As online identity management grows in importance, Mastercard swooped in this morning and bought identity verification company Ekata for $850 million. Mastercard certainly sees the rapid digital trans

Zoom launches $100M Zoom Apps investment fund

When Zoom launched Zoom Apps and the Marketplace as a place to sell them last year, it was a big signal that the company wanted to be more than just a popular video conferencing application. It wanted

Once VMware is free from Dell, who might fancy buying it?

If you accept that VMware is in play, the prospective price tag means that the number of firms that could afford such a purchase are few and far between.

Should Dell have pursued a more aggressive debt-reduction move with VMware?

The spin-out generates a large slug of cash Dell can use for debt relief, but could it have squeezed more money out of the deal?

Tecton teams with founder of Feast open source machine learning feature store

Tecton, the company that pioneered the notion of the machine learning feature store, has teamed up with the founder of the open source feature store project called Feast. Today the company announced t

Bigeye (formerly Toro) scores $17M Series A to automate data quality monitoring

As companies create machine learning models, the operations team needs to ensure the data used for the model is of sufficient quality, a process that can be time-consuming. Bigeye (formerly Toro), an

Dell is spinning out VMware in a deal expected to generate over $9B for the company

Dell announced this afternoon that it’s spinning out VMware, a move that has been suspected for some time. Dell acquired VMware as part of the massive $58 billion EMC acquisition (announced as $

5 product lessons to learn before you write a line of code

To uncover some basic truths about building products, we spoke to three entrepreneurs who have each built more than one company.

Deeplite raises $6M seed to deploy ML on edge with fewer compute resources

One of the issues with deploying a machine learning application is that it tends to be expensive and highly compute intensive. Deeplite, a startup based in Montreal, wants to change that by providing

Zoho launches new low code workflow automation product

Workflow automation has been one of the key trends this year so far, and Zoho, a company known for its suite of affordable business tools has joined the parade with a new low code workflow product cal

Microsoft goes all in on healthcare with $19.7B Nuance acquisition

When Microsoft announced it was acquiring Nuance Communications this morning for $19.7 billion, you could be excused for doing a Monday morning double take at the hefty price tag. That’s surely

Microsoft is acquiring Nuance Communications for $19.7B

Microsoft agreed today to acquire Nuance Communications, a leader in speech to text software, for $19.7 billion. Bloomberg broke the story over the weekend that the two companies were in talks. In a p
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