Enterprise

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  • BentoBox, the website builder for restauranteurs, cooks up $4.8M Series A

    BentoBox, the website builder for restauranteurs, cooks up $4.8M Series A

    Restaurant owners have a lot of responsibilities and a wide array of skills to handle those responsibilities. That said, building a website isn’t usually within that skill-set. That’s where BentoBox comes in. The company, which helps restaurant owners quickly build full-featured websites for their restaurants, has just closed a $4.8 million Series A funding round. The round was led… Read More

  • Microsoft earnings beat expectations thanks to strong cloud performance

    Microsoft earnings beat expectations thanks to strong cloud performance

    Following its longstanding tradition of reporting quarterly earnings for its fourth financial quarter of the year in July, Microsoft today announced non-GAAP revenue of $24.7 billion and GAAP earnings per share of $0.83 (and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.98) for the last three months. Operating income was $7.0 billion non-GAAP. Read More

  • Google Cloud gets a new networking algorithm that boosts internet throughput

    Google Cloud gets a new networking algorithm that boosts internet throughput

    Google today announced that TCP BBR, a new congestion-control algorithm is now available to its Cloud Platform users. The general idea here is to improve on the existing congestion-control algorithms for internet traffic, which have been around since the 1980s and which typically only take packet loss into account (when networking buffers fill up, routers will discard any new packets). Read More

  • Freshdesk owner Freshworks acquires Joe Hukum as it plans a move into chatbots

    Freshdesk owner Freshworks acquires Joe Hukum as it plans a move into chatbots

    After raising $55 million last year to build its business beyond its existing help desk services, today Freshworks (the parent company of Freshdesk) has made an acquisition to help it fill out that strategy. The company has acquired Joe Hukum, a startup out of India that offers a platform for businesses to build their own chatbots. I’ve asked, but the companies are not revealing any terms… Read More

  • LiveStories nabs $10M to organize, analyze, and visualize fragmented civic data

    LiveStories nabs $10M to organize, analyze, and visualize fragmented civic data

    Big data analytics continues to be a key driver in how organizations utilise their vast quantities of information to run their businesses, and now a startup that has built a big data platform specifically focusing on data from the public sector has raised a round of funding. LiveStories, a Seattle-based company that works with governments, education institutions and other public entities… Read More

  • Jeremy Bloom’s Integrate raises $8 million for marketing software

    Jeremy Bloom’s Integrate raises $8 million for marketing software

    You may know Jeremy Bloom from his days as an Olympian on the U.S. ski team or from when he was a professional football player. These days, he’s busy running an enterprise software startup for marketers. With clients like Salesforce and Dell, Phoenix-based Integrate has raised $8 million in funding from Iron Gate Capital and existing investors. Read More

  • Clara Labs nabs $7M Series A as it positions its AI assistant to meet the needs of enterprise teams

    Clara Labs nabs $7M Series A as it positions its AI assistant to meet the needs of enterprise teams

    Clara Labs is announcing a $7 million Series A led by Basis Set Ventures. Slack Fund also joined in the round, alongside existing investors Sequoia and First Round. The startup will be looking to further differentiate within the crowded field of email-centric personal assistants by building in features and integrations to address the needs of enterprise teams. Read More

  • Google Glass never really left

    Google Glass never really left

    When Google released a new enterprise version of Glass on Tuesday, a bevy of headlines suggested Glass was back. But it never really left. Even though the Explorer program aimed at consumers ended in January, 2015, Google has continued to sell Glass to businesses. In that context, yesterday’s release wasn’t a comeback so much as a continuation of an enterprise strategy for Glass. Read More

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