Enterprise

How cloud computing, big data and new devices are changing work

  • Headstart wants to better analyze candidates to fit them with the best jobs

    Headstart wants to better analyze candidates to fit them with the best jobs

    Nicholas Shekerdemian has a pretty typical startup story: he dropped out of college, met up with a technical co-founder and then ended up starting a company. But Shekerdemian, who at the time was helping match English teachers with Chinese citizens, wanted to start a company that would solve his own problem: actually getting a job at a cookie cutter company where everyone else applies. So… Read More

  • Algorithmia raises $10.5M Series A round led by Google’s new AI fund

    Algorithmia raises $10.5M Series A round led by Google’s new AI fund

    Word recently spread that Google had quietly launched a new fund for investing into AI companies. Now this fund has made its first (or at least its first public) investment, leading a $10.5 million Series A into Algorithmia, a marketplace and enterprise solution that allows developers to easily tap into its catalog of 3,500 algorithms, functions and machine-learning models. Read More

  • Fleet management tracking provider Samsara raises $40M

    Fleet management tracking provider Samsara raises $40M

    Rapid changes in the shipping industry has caught the attention of investors who are starting to pour large sums of money into the industry. And likely for good reason: as a future where trucks are run autonomously becomes ever clearer, the sensors and software behind that is going to have to be able to keep up. One company, Samsara, is working on just those kinds of sensors and products to… Read More

  • MongoDB launches Stitch, a new backend as a service, and brings Atlas to Azure and GCP

    MongoDB launches Stitch, a new backend as a service, and brings Atlas to Azure and GCP

    MongoDB is hosting its annual developer conference in Chicago this week and no good developer conference would be complete without a few product launches. Read More

  • Agentology, the referral network for real estate agents, closes on $4.5 million

    Agentology, the referral network for real estate agents, closes on $4.5 million

    Real estate is one of those industries that has been rather slow on the uptake of technology, which makes a lot of sense. Buying and selling a home is one of the biggest, most personal decisions in a person’s life, and the shift to online browsing, transactions, etc. was bound to take longer than other sectors. Brokers, too, have grown accustomed to their ways and are usually hesitant to… Read More

  • Google launches its AI-powered jobs search engine

    Google launches its AI-powered jobs search engine

    Looking for a new job is getting easier. Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search for jobs across virtually all of the major online job boards like LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder and Facebook and others. Google will also include job listings its finds on a company’s homepage. The idea here is to give… Read More

  • Blue Apron’s up IPO is not a surprise, as unicorns fare well in 2017

    Blue Apron’s up IPO is not a surprise, as unicorns fare well in 2017

    Blue Apron’s IPO moved closer to reality this week as the firm set a price range for its shares. The company is set to go public at a higher IPO price than its last private round, undercutting worry that future unicorn IPOs may only point one direction: down. The meal-kit startup may IPO at a price between $15 and $17. At midpoint, Blue Apron is worth “just under $3… Read More

  • Dropbox announces massive network expansion

    Dropbox announces massive network expansion

    When Dropbox announced it was leaving AWS last year and bringing the bulk of the operation in-house, you had to figure it was working on a significant network expansion, and today the company announced a massive global network growth plan that is designed to increase syncing speed for users and cut costs for the company. The plan involves several approaches including custom-built… Read More

  • Cloud Foundry makes its mark on the enterprise

    Cloud Foundry makes its mark on the enterprise

    Today, more than ever, it’s open source projects that are leading the charge in how modern software is developed, deployed and managed. There’s Kubernetes for containers and OpenStack for running enterprise-grade infrastructure, for example. But over the course of the last few years, another platform — Cloud Foundry — has changed the way enterprises are developing… Read More

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