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What downturn? The total cloud market reached $126B in Q1 2022

Imagine for a second that you could roll up the entire cloud market, everything from SaaS to infrastructure to platform, CDNs (content delivery networks), managed private clouds, data center rentals &

Google and the Internet Archive are the first customers to pay for commercial access to Wikipedia content

Google is going to start paying for its use of Wikipedia information to help power its knowledge panels in Google Search. The search giant, along with the digital library the Internet Archive, are the

Helios wants to tame the microservices development chaos

Helios, a Tel Aviv–based startup that wants to make it easier for developers to understand, troubleshoot and test their distributed systems during the development phase, today announced its general

April taps AI to help personalize and autofill tax filings

Most Americans dread doing their taxes. Surveys show as much. But as many as 40% rely on money from tax refunds to satisfy some financial obligation. Ben Borodach, a former Deloitte fintech strategist

Hasura now lets developers turn any data source into a GraphQL API

Since its launch a few years ago, GraphQL platform Hasura has made it easier for developers to use GraphQL by simplifying the process of connecting their data sources to their applications and then ac

Lightbits Labs lands $42M to speed up server data transfers

Data centers with servers attached to solid-state drives (SSDs) can suffer from an imbalance of storage and compute. Either there’s not enough processing power to go around, or physical storage limi

Databricks launches Project Lightspeed, its next-gen Spark streaming engine

At its Data + AI Summit, Databricks today made the requisite number of announcements one would expect from a company’s flagship developer event. Among those are the launch of Delta Lake 2.0, the

Gloat nabs $90M to build AI-powered internal jobs marketplaces

Gloat, an internal marketplace for corporate talent, today announced that it raised $90 million in a Series D round led by Generation Investment Management, bringing the startup’s total raised t

Flagright offers transaction monitoring with usage-based pricing

Startups face many challenges, but one outsized one is having to navigate regulatory requirements that differ in each jurisdiction. Particularly when it comes to financial compliance, implementing sol

Heyday lands $6M to build a knowledge base from the services you already use

Ever spend much too long trying — and failing — to rediscover articles you’ve partially read? This reporter’s been there, and it seems I’m not the only one. According to

Sharebite bags $39M to expand its corporate food ordering program

Sharebite, a startup that partners with restaurants to deliver food to corporate clients, today announced that it raised $39 million in a Series B round led by Prosus with participation from Fiserv, C

Opaque Systems secures cash to keep data private while enabling collaboration

Opaque Systems, a startup developing what it describes as “AI for confidential computing,” today announced that it closed a $22 million Series A funding round led by Walden Catalyst Partne

Google Cloud’s new sustainability platform aims to bring enterprise climate goals down to earth

If you ask most executives if they want to do the right thing by the planet, chances are they are going to say yes, even if they don’t know exactly what that involves. Some companies could exaggerat

Right-size your tech stack to withstand the downturn

It’s tempting to over-invest in best-in-class technologies to drive efficiencies and stand out, but that technological desire to keep up with the Joneses can come at a significant cost.

After several bruising months, industry analysts see Zendesk sale as pressure release

Maybe now, as Zendesk goes private, it can take a deep breath and get back to work outside of the white-hot public investing spotlight where activist investors can lurk, sometimes wreaking havoc.

Incredibuild powers up with $35M to boost its distributed, faster approach to games and software development

Incredibuild, an Israeli startup that has picked up a lot of traction in the worlds of gaming and software development for a platform that drastically speeds up (and reduces the cost of) the shipment

Red Sox CTO: Baseball teams need modern tech stack as much as any other biz

The Red Sox are no different than most businesses when it comes to a tech stack.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Non-dilutive biotech capital, long-term angel investing, WayRay’s $80M pitch deck

As a veteran startup worker who has been laid off during economic downturns, it's dissonant to hear investors say this is a good time to launch a software startup. They're not wrong, however.

Zendesk’s final selling price is a warning shot for unicorns

Zendesk selling for a mid-single-digit multiple with positive free cash flow, 30% revenue growth and a recent re-acceleration of top-line expansion should be downright terrifying for unicorns.

Zendesk drama concludes with $10.2 billion private equity acquisition

Zendesk has had a difficult time over the last several months. It has been hounded by activist investors, Jana Partners. It turned down a $17 billion acquisition in February believing it was worth mor
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