cloud services

Kaptivo looks to digitally transform the lowly whiteboard

At Kaptivo, a company that’s bringing high-tech image recognition, motion capture and natural language processing technologies to the lowly whiteboard, executives are hoping that the second time

Amazon’s next conquest will be apparel

Sunny Dhillon Contributor Sunny Dhillon is a partner at Signia Venture Partners. More posts by this contributor The rise of experiential commerce Approaching e-commerce investments in the age of Amazo

AWS adds automated point-in-time recovery to DynamoDB

One of the joys of cloud computing is handing over your data to the cloud vendor and letting them handle the heavy lifting. Up until now that has meant they updated the software or scaled the hardware

Dropbox sets IPO range $16-18, valuing it below $10B, as Salesforce ponies up $100M

After announcing an IPO in February, today Dropbox updated its S-1 filing with pricing. The cloud services and storage company said that it expects to price its IPO at between $16 and $18 per share wh

Lucidworks launches site search as a service tool

Lucidworks has been helping large organizations like Reddit with complex content build search tools that reach across massive content stores, but the company wanted to make the underlying search techn

Microsoft and Xiaomi to collaborate on AI, cloud computing and hardware

After Microsoft signed a deal to test Windows 10 on Xiaomi devices in 2015 and then Xiaomi bought a trove of patents to help run other Microsoft services on its devices in 2016, today the two companie

Ink raises $7M to make printing on college campuses less painful

Ink, a Nebraska-based startup focused on revamping on-campus printing, has raised $7 million from VTF Capital, SQN Venture Partners, Invest Nebraska and NE Angeles. This brings total funding to $15 m

Alibaba is now the official cloud services provider of the Olympics

Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Alibaba and the International Olympic Committee announced that Alibaba will become the official “Cloud Services” provider for the Olympics. The

AWS moves into IT training and job placement with re:Start, a UK cloud skills program

Amazon’s cloud storage business AWS has been gradually expanding into a range of cloud services for people not to simply host their business or app with AWS, but to use the platform for produc

Alibaba gives its fast-growing cloud computing business another global push

Alibaba continues to put its chips into the cloud after it announced the opening of four new data centers across the world. A new facility in the Middle East (Dubai) went online today, while further l

India’s Wipro buys cloud consultancy and work marketplace Appirio for $500M

Some more consolidation afoot in the cloud services industry, specifically around integration services. Wipro, a IT services company originally founded in India, announced that it has acquired Appiri

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

IBM inks video deals with AOL, CBC, more; debuts quality live-stream over ‘commodity’ Internet

IBM today unveiled some significant strides forward in its bid to be a major player in the world of online and cloud-based video services, three months after the company acquired live-streaming startu

GoDaddy launches AWS-style servers and apps to build, test and scale cloud services

GoDaddy, the web hosting and domain registration company that went public last year, is adding new cloud services to grow the revenues it makes from the 14 million small businesses that make up t

IBM Inks VMware, GitHub, Bitly Deals, Expands Apple Swift Use As It Doubles Down On The Cloud

While a large part of the mobile industry swirls around the streets of Barcelona, IBM is playing host at its own big InterConnect event in Las Vegas, where it unveiled a rush of deals that underscor

More Money Into The Cloud As NewVoiceMedia Gets $30M For Its Contact Center Solutions

As more businesses move their IT from on-premise solutions and into networked, cloud-based services, startups that are building products for them to do this are raking in yet more funding as they gro

En Route To IPO, Jitterbit Gets $20M Led By KKR To Grow Its Cloud Integration Platform

Jitterbit, an enterprise software company whose cloud-based app integration platform is used by some 35,000 customers to knit together disparate apps, is today announcing a $20 million round of fun

Amazon’s AWS Is Now A $7.3B Business As It Passes 1M Active Enterprise Customers

Today Amazon's AWS business kicked off its big Re:Invent conference with some stats that speak to how the company's enterprise division continues to dominate the cloud-based data services space. Andy

It’s Time To Embrace, Not Fear, Shadow IT

At this very moment, the IT department at a typical enterprise is staring at a mind-numbing list of IT project requests from employees and business units -- ranging from building a custom mobile app f

Google Acquires Odysee, An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing, Team Joins Google+

Google may be soon adding more offline and private sharing features to its Google+ Photos service. It has acquired Odysee, an iOS and Android app that let users automatically back up photos and vid
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