Enterprise

Can 4 activist investors play nice in the Salesforce sandbox?

What do the investors want from Salesforce, which is hardly in full distress? Sure, the stock is down, but it raked in $8 billion last quarter. That could be why they're so interested.

Apple Pay gets the green light to launch its service in South Korea

A South Korean financial regulator said on Friday that the country had approved the Apple Pay launch to allow local credit card firms to introduce the Apple Pay service. The announcement comes nearly

AWS says growth dropped to mid-teens to start new year as customer cost-cutting continues

Yesterday Amazon reported earnings, with AWS growing a modest 20% for the quarter over the prior year to $21 billion. But perhaps even more troubling, the company reported in the earnings call with an

GitHub CEO on why open source developers should be exempt from the EU’s AI Act

GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke says that open source developers should be made exempt from the European Union’s (EU) proposed new artificial intelligence (AI) regulations, adding that the opportunity

Usage-based pricing is rising, but not replacing other models

Today we're unpacking OpenView's second State of Usage-Based Pricing report.

Samooha launches with tech that lets companies securely share data

Samooha, a startup developing a “cross-cloud” data collaboration platform, today announced that it raised $12.5 million in a funding tranche backed by Altimeter Capital and Snowflake Ventu

Some Salesforce employees just found out they’re part of the 10% layoff announced last month

When Salesforce announced it was laying off 10% of its workforce last month, you might have assumed that meant that everyone who was affected was informed at that time. With social media flush with pe

ToolJet, an open source low-code app builder, wants to help companies do more with less

“Do more with less” has emerged as something of a business mantra over the past year, with companies across the industrial spectrum facing growing economic headwinds. Organizations of all

Dashlane publishes its source code to GitHub in transparency push

Password management company Dashlane has made its mobile app code available on GitHub for public perusal, a first step it says in a broader push to make its platform more transparent. The Dashlane And

Penpot, the open source platform for designers and their coders, draws up $12M as users jump to 250K

Open source projects continue to stand out as compelling alternatives to proprietary software for those who are looking for more flexibility or price leverage in the tools that they use to work. Today

Lavender lands $13.2M for its AI-powered email marketing engine

Years ago, Will Allred and William Ballance were developing a tech platform, Sorter, to apply personality and communication psychology to marketing campaigns. Just as Sorter was heading to market, the

Optimizing freemium products: Challenges and opportunities

Enabling freemium can bring organizational and operational challenges, even if it adds value to the business.

New Red Hat partnerships with SAP and Oracle could bode well for owner IBM

It’s been a good week for Red Hat, and by extension IBM, the company that owns it. That’s because Red Hat signed two partnership agreements this week, one with Oracle and the other with SAP. Those

Netlify acquires front-end platform Gatsby

Web development platform Netlify today announced that it has acquired its competitor Gatsby, the company behind the opensource GatsbyJS framework. Gatsby, which had raised a total of $46.8 million, in

Digs is a Figma-like collaboration tool for home builders and suppliers

Digs, a Vancouver, Washington-based startup that is developing a collaboration tool for homebuilders and their vendors, is coming out of stealth today and announcing a $7 million seed funding round fr

Portugal’s Coverflex raises a €15M Series A to make employee benefits more flexible and engaging

In the current environment, startups are having to do a couple of seemingly contradictory things at the same time. First, they have to keep employees (the ones they want to keep, at least) happy. Then

Passthrough raises $10M to simplify the process of investor onboarding

Tim Flannery, Alex Laplante and Ben Doran were working together at Carta’s investor services team when they realized that onboarding funds to invest in startups was a taxing (no pun intended) proces

Risilience, a climate analytics and risk assessment platform for enterprises, raises $26M

Risilience, a SaaS-based analytics platform that helps companies assess their climate risk and plan their transition toward net-zero carbon emissions, has raised $26 million in a Series B round of fu

Which open source startups rocketed in 2022?

A report shines a light on the world of open source startups, including which ones are growing and which are raising cash.

ValueBase, backed by Sam Altman’s Hydrazine, raises $1.6 million seed round

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman believes AI can help usher in “unbelievable abundance,” but he says he wants to ensure that such abundance is shared. Toward that end, Altman has embraced a theory of
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