Enterprise

Read the latest news on enterprise, from new products to large SaaS providers like Salesforce, Adobe, ServiceNow and Atlassian to funding for small SaaS companies and new products that help startups build their own SaaS.

During its Team ’24 conference in Las Vegas, Atlassian today launched Rovo, its new AI assistant. Rovo can take data from first- and third-party tools and make it easily accessible…

Atlassian launches Rovo, its new AI teammate

At its Team ’24 event in Las Vegas, Atlassian today announced that it is combining Jira Software with Jira Work Management into a single product under the “Jira” brand. The…

Atlassian combines Jira Software and Work Management tools

Developers have a problem. It used to be the case that only large enterprises needed to worry themselves with security, but today, every startup is capable of holding huge amounts…

Belgium’s Aikido lands $17M Series A for its ‘no BS’ security platform aimed at developers

A tech-wide reckoning that began in 2022 and ran throughout into 2023. Though 2024 has gotten off to a rough start, it has yet to reach the peak of the…

A comprehensive archive of 2023 tech layoffs

In 2019, Jyoti Bansal co-founded San Francisco-based security company Traceable alongside Sanjay Nagaraj. With Traceable, Bansal — who previously co-launched app performance management startup AppDynamics, acquired by Cisco in 2017…

Citigroup’s VC arm invests in API security startup Traceable

When a company raises $175M at a $3B valuation, it gets your attention. When that startup is a browser company, all the more.

With $175M in new funding, Island is putting the browser at the center of enterprise security

Pour one out for CodeWhisperer, Amazon’s AI-powered assistive coding tool. As of today, it’s kaput — sort of. CodeWhisperer is now Q Developer, a part of Amazon’s Q family of…

Amazon CodeWhisperer is now called Q Developer and is expanding its functions

Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday that its operating profit surged more than 930% in the first quarter of 2024, driven by soaring demand for its servers, memory chips and storage used…

Samsung’s operating profit soars 930% as AI tailwinds drive demand for memory chips

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With Backstage, Spotify’s getting serious about its enterprise and dev tools business play

You know that mildly jarring experience whenever that well-known celebrity shows up in an entirely different context — e.g. a musician making a horror flick cameo; an NFL player rearing their head in a comedy series; or a Hollywood movie icon selling mobile phone plans on TV? Well, it’s starting to feel like that with…

7:00 am PDT • April 30, 2024
With Backstage, Spotify’s getting serious about its enterprise and dev tools business play

French startup Carbonfact believes that the best carbon accounting solutions will focus on one vertical. That’s why the company has decided to provide a carbon management and reporting tool exclusively…

Carbonfact is a carbon management platform designed specifically for the fashion industry

Google’s trying to make waves with Gemini, its flagship suite of generative AI models, apps and services. So what is Gemini? How can you use it? And how does it…

Google Gemini: Everything you need to know about the new generative AI platform

GitHub’s new Copilot Workspace brings AI-powered assistive software engineering tools front and center.

Copilot Workspace is GitHub’s take on AI-powered software engineering

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MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria talks AI hype and the database evolution as he crosses 10-year mark

A lot has happened since Dev Ittycheria took the reins at MongoDB, the $26 billion database company he’s led as president and CEO since September 2014. Ittycheria has taken MongoDB to the cloud, steered it through an IPO, overseen its transition from open source, launched a venture capital arm, and grown the customer base from…

8:00 am PDT • April 28, 2024
MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria talks AI hype and the database evolution as he crosses 10-year mark

What’s the next big thing in enterprise automation? If you ask the tech giants, it’s agents — driven by generative AI. There’s no universally accepted definition of agent, but these…

How RPA vendors aim to remain relevant in a world of AI agents

Asheem Chandna says he was so impressed with founder Bipul Sinha’s grit and tech, he led Rubrik’s $40 million Series B in 2015.

How Rubrik’s IPO paid off big for Greylock VC Asheem Chandna

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The IBM-HashiCorp coupling could be more complicated than it seems

At a quick glance, the IBM-HashiCorp deal seems like a good one for both sides, but upon closer inspection, perhaps not.

10:39 am PDT • April 26, 2024
The IBM-HashiCorp coupling could be more complicated than it seems

Jeff Lawson, co-founder and recently departed CEO of Twilio, is the proud new owner of satirical online newspaper The Onion.

Area man, Twilio co-founder Jeff Lawson, buys The Onion

Darktrace is set to go private in a deal that values the U.K.-based cybersecurity giant at around $5 billion. 

Thoma Bravo to take UK cybersecurity company Darktrace private in $5B deal

Google Cloud had a blockbuster quarter, driving parent company Alphabet’s revenues — and stock price — to impressive highs.

It’s a sunny day for Google Cloud

Its latest version features avatars that provide more emotion, better lip tracking, and what Synthesia says are more expressive natural and human movements when they are fed text to generate…

Watch it and weep (or smile): Synthesia’s AI video avatars now feature emotions

With HashiCorp, Big Blue gets a set of cloud lifecycle management and security tools, and a company that is growing considerably faster than any of IBM’s other businesses.

IBM moves deeper into hybrid cloud management with $6.4B HashiCorp acquisition

Augment, a startup developing an AI-powered platform similar to GitHub’s Copilot, has launched out of stealth valued at nearly $1 billion.

Eric Schmidt-backed Augment, a GitHub Copilot rival, launches out of stealth with $252M

Dripos brings together point-of-sale, mobile payments, employee management and payroll, loyalty and marketing automation and administrative functions like accounting and banking.

Dripos raises $11M Series A to replace Square, Toast and 8 other pieces of software

Stainless, a startup building a platform to generate SDKs from APIs, has raised a seed round of funding from Sequoia.

Stainless is helping OpenAI, Anthropic and others build SDKs for their APIs

All-around, highly generalizable generative AI models were the name of the game once, and they arguably still are. But increasingly, as cloud vendors large and small join the generative AI…

Snowflake releases a flagship generative AI model of its own

Automation continues to be a major theme in the enterprise — underscored not least by the rise of AI as a tool to help fix some of the more routine,…

Tines taps $50M to expand its workflow automation beyond security teams

AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing business, wants to become the go-to place companies host and fine-tune their custom generative AI models. Today, AWS announced the launch of Custom Model Import (in…

Amazon wants to host companies’ custom generative AI models

Last week, TechCrunch broke the news that the workforce management software outfit Rippling was on the cusp of closing a new, $200 million round of funding at a hefty $13.4…

Rippling’s Parker Conrad on the company’s new round, new SF lease and, also, its newest critic

Nothing gets us going like a big M&A rumor, and history has shown where there’s smoke there has often been fire — but that’s not always the case. Last week…

Informatica makes a point to say it’s not for sale — to Salesforce or anyone else

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How United Airlines uses AI to make flying the friendly skies a bit easier

“I think the travel industry has so many different examples of where AI can be used both for the customer and for the employees,” said the company’s CIO.

8:00 am PDT • April 21, 2024
How United Airlines uses AI to make flying the friendly skies a bit easier