More tech job market misery as Dell lays off 5% of worldwide workforce
Tech workers took another big hit today when Dell announced it was laying off 5% of its worldwide employees in the face of plunging PC sales and general economic uncertainty. That’s 6,650 people
Stripe eyes an exit, Dell bets on the cloud, and Shutterstock embraces generative AI
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Dell has acquired cloud orchestration startup Cloudify, sources tell us for up to $100M
Dell is making an acquisition to beef up its cloud services business, specifically its offerings in DevOps: The company is buying Cloudify, an Israeli startup that has built a platform for cloud orche
Should Oracle or Alphabet buy VMware instead of Broadcom?
The fact that we did not foresee Broadcom as a potential suitor underscores our view that we don’t fully grok if it’s the correct buyer for VMware.
It’s official: Broadcom to acquire VMware in massive $61B deal
Sometimes when there is smoke, there is actually fire. Such was the case with the rumors of Broadcom’s interest in VMware this past weekend. It turns out that fire was burning hot, and today, Broadc
Cisco’s latest results indicate a reckoning may soon be at hand
Cisco's acquisitive approach has helped it report decent revenue growth over the years, but the disruption dogs might have finally caught up.
All the tech that got our attention at F1 Miami Grand Prix
All eyes are on Miami this weekend as the international glitterati arrives for the city’s inaugural Formula One Grand Prix. The European racing event has attracted American fans in droves, thanks to
Canalys: Worldwide PC shipments soared in 2021 to 341 million units
It would be easy to think PC sales dropped worldwide last year amid chip shortages, but that conventional thinking would be wrong. As it turns out, Canalys reports that PC shipments grew 15% year over
Intel doubles down on hybrid chip architecture, unveils 28 new 12th-gen Intel Core mobile processors and 22 desktop processors
CES may be going ahead as a shortened, pared-down operation this year, but we’re still seeing a decent swathe of announcements prepared for the event still coming out into the wild, in particular am
Alienware’s Concept Nyx is an at-home gaming server that may never exist
Over the last few years, Dell (and its gaming brand, Alienware) has grown fond of showing off concept devices — as a potential look at what may be coming down the road. In fact, it’s a growing
Five stories that shook up the enterprise in 2021
There is often a mistaken impression that covering the enterprise is kind of dull when compared to the consumer side of the house, but having followed the space for a couple of decades now, I can tell
Merge raises $15M Series A for its B2B integrations platform
Merge, an integrations platform that focuses on B2B use cases, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Addition, with participation from existing investor NEA, w
One Identity has acquired OneLogin, a rival to Okta and Ping in sign-on and identity access management
More consolidation is afoot in the world of cybersecurity, specifically around services to help organizations manage identity and access. Today, One Identity — which provides tools for managing
Tile secures $40 million to take on Apple AirTag with new products
Tile, the maker of Bluetooth-powered lost item finder beacons and, more recently, a staunch Apple critic, announced today it has raised $40 million in non-dilutive debt financing from Capital IP. The
Ahead of Dell’s spin out, VMware appoints longtime exec Raghu Raghuram as its new CEO
Five months after it was announced that Pal Gelsinger would be stepping down as CEO of VMware to take the top job at Intel, the virtualization giant has finally appointed a permanent successor. Raghu
Equity Monday: TechCrunch goes Yahoo while welding robots raise $56M
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri
Dell dumps another big asset, moving Boomi to Francisco Partners and TPG for $4B
It’s widely known that Dell has a debt problem left over from its massive acquisition of EMC in 2016, and it seems to be moving this year to eliminate part of it in multi-billion-dollar chunks.
What the MasterClass effect means for edtech
MasterClass, which sells a subscription to celebrity-taught classes, sits on the cusp of entertainment and education. It offers virtual, yet aspirational learning: an online tennis class with Serena W
Once VMware is free from Dell, who might fancy buying it?
If you accept that VMware is in play, the prospective price tag means that the number of firms that could afford such a purchase are few and far between.
Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
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