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  • NYU’s Sarah Kaufman talks about the shape of cities to come

    NYU’s Sarah Kaufman talks about the shape of cities to come

    On this week’s episode of Technotopia we talk to Sarah Kaufman, the Assistant Director at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management. Kaufman is working to create new transit opportunities for New Yorkers – and the world – and expects the future to be quite interesting. Her prediction? As we move towards self-driving cars we will see more options for… Read More

  • App maker Appian soars 25% on first day as a public company

    App maker Appian soars 25% on first day as a public company

    It was off to the races for Appian, which debuted on the Nasdaq on Thursday, soaring 25 percent on its first day on the stock market. After pricing shares at $12, the company closed the day above $15, valuing the company at about $900 million. Read More

  • Rackspace acquires TriCore, adds enterprise applications to cloud management mix

    Rackspace acquires TriCore, adds enterprise applications to cloud management mix

    Rackspace announced today it was purchasing TriCore, giving it an enterprise applications management play to go along with its cloud management services. The announcement comes just one day after the company announced it was bringing a new CEO onboard, make it a busy week for the firm. The companies did not share the terms of the deal, but Rackspace called it the largest acquisition in… Read More

  • Red Hat to acquire Codenvy as part of its growing container strategy

    Red Hat to acquire Codenvy as part of its growing container strategy

    Red Hat, which has made its name as the enterprise Linux company, has been making clear in recent years that it sees the cloud and containerization as a significant part of its future. Today, it announced its intent to acquire San Francisco startup Codenvy to continue building on that strategy and give developers access to a cloud-based integrated development environment. The company did… Read More

  • Meta SaaS raises $1.5 million from Mark Cuban and others

    Meta SaaS raises $1.5 million from Mark Cuban and others

    Meta SaaS is a product that helps you cancel other products. Like Cardlife and Cleanshelf, Meta SaaS looks at all of your software-as-a-service subscriptions and tells you which ones you use and, more important, which ones you don’t. Founded by Arlo Gilbert and Scott Hertel, the product raised $1.5 million in seed from Mark Cuban with participation from Barracuda Networks, Capital… Read More

  • Appian prices application software IPO at $12

    Appian prices application software IPO at $12

    After a long journey as a private company formed in the dot-com boom of 1999, Virginia-based Appian is finally braving the public markets. Appian announced Wednesday they priced their IPO at $12 per share, raising $75 million for the company. Appian provides app development software for its business and government customers. Read More

  • Airbnb is running its own internal university to teach data science

    Airbnb is running its own internal university to teach data science

    Tech companies, and increasingly even non-tech companies, are struggling with the fact that there are not enough trained data scientists to fill market demand. Every company has their own strategy for hiring and training, but Airbnb has taken things a step further — running its own university-style program, complete with a custom course-numbering system. Read More

  • Tennis star Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey’s board

    Tennis star Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey’s board

    Serena Williams (yes, THAT Serena Williams) has joined the board of consumer survey startup SurveyMonkey, along with Intuit CEO Brad Smith. This is the tennis superstar’s first venture into Silicon Valley and, according to a SurveyMonkey spokesperson, came about at the suggestion of fellow board member and Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Read More

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