Enterprise

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  • Mirantis and SUSE team up to give OpenStack users new support options

    Mirantis and SUSE team up to give OpenStack users new support options

    Mirantis, which specializes in offering software, support and training for running OpenStack, today announced that it is partnering with Germany-based SUSE, best known for its Linux distribution, to offer its customers support for SUSE’s enterprise Linux offering. The two companies also said that they will work on making SUSE Linux Enterprise Server a development platform for use… Read More

  • Pingpad hitches wagon to Slack with new collaboration tool aimed at enterprise

    Pingpad hitches wagon to Slack with new collaboration tool aimed at enterprise

    Today, Pingpad, which launched last year as a consumer mobile app, did an about-face, announcing it has built a collaboration tool on top of the popular Slack enterprise communications platform. It shut down the consumer mobile app recently to concentrate on this approach. Ross Mayfield, one of the founders of PingPad, has been around since the earliest days of Enterprise 2.0, founding… Read More

  • Hadoop vendor MapR raises another $50M as it sets its sights on IPO

    Hadoop vendor MapR raises another $50M as it sets its sights on IPO

    The use of Hadoop-based open source big-data technology continues to grow among enterprises, and today MapR Technologies, one of the bigger startups in the space, has announced another $50 million in funding to secure its place as a leading vendor and gear up for an IPO. The investment is being led by Future Fund — Australia’s sovereign wealth fund — and also includes… Read More

  • Shyp’s business efforts ramp up with bulk shipments and new pricing

    Shyp’s business efforts ramp up with bulk shipments and new pricing

    For the past two years, Shyp has been ramping up its efforts to appeal to businesses as a go-to, more simplified shipping service. That started off with a big partnership with eBay to help sellers ship their products. And that’s continuing today with a new model for business shipments that caters directly toward sellers looking to move a large number of products. Starting today, Shyp… Read More

  • Tilt dives into one-to-one payments

    Tilt dives into one-to-one payments

    Here’s a sentence you might not have expected to read: a service built around crowdfunding is building in a one-to-one payments option in what might be one of the most increasingly crowded spaces in the U.S. That’s what Tilt, an app geared toward crowdfunding events like parties or travel plans, is hoping will make its service even more sticky and a one-stop destination for… Read More

  • Randstad buys Monster for $429M as recruitment consolidation continues

    Randstad buys Monster for $429M as recruitment consolidation continues

    Yet one more significant piece of M&A in the online recruitment industry. Today Randstad Holdings, an Amsterdam-based human resources and recruitment specialist, announced that it would acquire job hunting portal Monster Worldwide, for $429 million in cash. The deal works out to $3.40 per share in cash and is a premium on Monster’s share price at closing on Monday of $262 million. Read More

  • Twilio beats expectations with revenue of $64.5M in solid Q2 earnings

    Twilio beats expectations with revenue of $64.5M in solid Q2 earnings

    Twilio, exceeded revenue expectations in Q2 earnings released today after the bell. Immediately share prices increased in after-hours trading before falling back to the market closing price. The cloud-communications company reported revenue of $64.5 million and a loss per share of $0.08. Twilio beat revenue by over 10 percent. Analysts had expected a loss of $0.14 per share on revenue… Read More

  • Berlin-based Spectrm delivers the news via Facebook Messenger

    Berlin-based Spectrm delivers the news via Facebook Messenger

    The media industry is changing rapidly, and publications are forced to adapt accordingly. That’s where Spectrm, a new Berlin-based startup, comes into play. Spectrm bets big on bots, delivering news content via messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, Slack, and Telegram on behalf of publishers. Since launch in the summer of 2015, Spectrm has been able to give unique insights to… Read More

  • Google buys Orbitera, a platform for cloud marketplaces, for $100M+

    Google buys Orbitera, a platform for cloud marketplaces, for $100M+

    Google today announced another acquisition that will help the company improve how it competes against Amazon’s AWS, Salesforce and Microsoft in the area of enterprise services, and specifically selling enterprise services in the cloud: it has acquired Orbitera, a startup that developed a platform for buying and selling cloud-based software. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed but… Read More

  • HR 2.0 is the poster child for the next wave of SaaS innovation Crunch Network

    HR 2.0 is the poster child for the next wave of SaaS innovation

    The path for SaaS domination of a market segment has historically followed one of two routes: bringing previously offline workflows online, or moving on-premise software processes online. In short, SaaS would take over segments that previously were not SaaSified. Yet, the current wave of HR SaaS innovators the past few years is proving that there can be more to the story. Read More

  • Elation Health receives $15M to take another crack at electronic health records

    Elation Health receives $15M to take another crack at electronic health records

    Kyna and Conan Fong were at dinner trying to convince their father, who ran a medical practice, to try something different than just keeping paper records. There’s a good reason for that — they’re slow, they’re hard to transfer and share (often requiring paper delivery or faxes), and there’s a lot of information that can be lost along the way. But despite that being… Read More

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