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  • Salesforce’s Quip acquires ex-Facebook designer studio Unity&Variety

    Salesforce’s Quip acquires ex-Facebook designer studio Unity&Variety

    Some ex-Facebook designers will be adding extra pizzazz to Salesforce’s word processing company Quip, which today acquired Unity&Variety. Founded in 2015 by Joey Flynn and Drew Hamlin after several years designing products at Facebook, Unity&Variety released a cute mobile game called Pinchworm last year. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but we’re awaiting… Read More

  • Social media startup CultureSphere sues HCL, alleges misuse of confidential information

    Social media startup CultureSphere sues HCL, alleges misuse of confidential information

    Acquisition talks fall through all the time, but a new lawsuit from social media startup CultureSphere accuses global IT company HCL of something more serious — using those talks as a way to get access to confidential information for use in a competing product. HCL, meanwhile, has said the CultureSphere’s allegations are “totally baseless.” We wrote about… Read More

  • Microsoft launches StaffHub, a new Office 365 app aimed at shift workers

    Microsoft launches StaffHub, a new Office 365 app aimed at shift workers

    Microsoft today unveiled the newest addition to its Office 365 suite with the debut of an application for shift workers and management, called StaffHub. The program is aimed at those who don’t tend to work from desktop computers and have different schedules from week to week, such as in retail, hospitality, restaurants and other industries. The program was originally introduced in… Read More

  • Talend looks to ease big data prep with latest release

    Talend looks to ease big data prep with latest release

    Talend, the big data integration vendor that went public last July, announced its winter release today with new tools to help automate data preparation, a sticky problem for enterprise customers. Surely, there are ever-increasing amounts of data and companies struggle to keep up. There aren’t enough data scientists in the world to fill the need. It requires software to pick up some of… Read More

  • Roambee adds $3.1M and a partner to help businesses monitor assets in real-time

    Roambee adds $3.1M and a partner to help businesses monitor assets in real-time

    Internet of things news in the wake of CES is a bold move, but Roambee isn’t letting the over-saturation of connected everything (hairbrushes!) get in the way of its mission to take the pain out of asset monitoring for businesses. The startup just closed a $3.1 million strategic investment from  Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments and secured a partnership with the… Read More

  • Dedrone racks up 5 new investors, including CEOs of Aruba Networks and Meraki

    Dedrone racks up 5 new investors, including CEOs of Aruba Networks and Meraki

    It’s hard to build a drone that’s high performance and affordable enough to compete with DJI’s popular and pervasive models. That’s something drone companies who built their own “platforms,” a.k.a. original hardware and proprietary software, are grappling with these days. The industry has seen belt-tightening measures at Parrot SA, a changing of the guard… Read More

  • Google’s Cloud Platform gets a new key management service

    Google’s Cloud Platform gets a new key management service

    Google is launching a new key management service for its Cloud Platform today that will help enterprises — especially in regulated industries like healthcare and banking — create, use, rotate and destroy their encryption keys in the cloud. The aptly named Google Cloud Key Management Service (Cloud KMS) is now available as a beta in select countries. Enterprises have… Read More

  • FarmLogs raises $22 million to make agriculture a more predictable business

    FarmLogs raises $22 million to make agriculture a more predictable business

    Ann Arbor, Michigan-based FarmLogs has raised $22 million in a Series C round of funding for technology that helps farmers monitor and measure their crops, predict profits, manage risks from weather and pests and more. Naspers Ventures led the round, joined by the company’s earlier backers Drive Capital, Huron River Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, SV Angel and individual… Read More

  • Industrial drone platform Kespry brings in new CEO

    Industrial drone platform Kespry brings in new CEO

    Commercial drone maker Kespry, which launched in 2013, announced it was bringing in industry vet George Mathew as CEO today. Mathew, who most recently was president and COO at data analytics startup Alteryx, has also had stints as GM of Business Intelligence at SAP and director of Technical Account Management at Salesforce. It’s fair to say that Kespry was interested in his data… Read More

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