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Google goes all in on generative AI at Google Cloud Next

Not to minimize what Google had on display, but the company failed to give all but a passing nod to its core business — except in the context of generative AI, of course.

8:00 am PDT • April 13, 2024
Google goes all in on generative AI at Google Cloud Next

Vancouver, Washington–based Digs, a collaboration platform that provides homebuilders, vendors and — eventually — homeowners with something akin to a digital twin of a home, today announced that it has…

Digs raises $7M for its collaboration platform for home builders

As companies look to stave off technical debt, a process of aging systems limiting a company’s ability to modernize, the first step is simply understanding the state of your architecture.…

SAP nabs German startup LeanIX to help companies modernize faster

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Chronic technical debt could be holding your company back

Companies mired in tech debt, with older, brittle systems, could face big issues when game changing technologies come along.

9:00 am PDT • August 22, 2023
Chronic technical debt could be holding your company back

DocuSign announced today that it has hired Allan Thygesen as its next CEO, effective October 10. Thygesen was most recently at Google where he was president of the Americas and…

DocuSign has hired former Google ad exec Allan Thygesen as its new CEO

Depending on your business, your job and your living situation, the pandemic showed that many workers didn’t need to be sitting in a cubby farm inside a big building to…

How will tech companies cope with an office-free future?

Consumer and business file storage and sharing service Dropbox will report its first-quarter earnings tomorrow, and for the former unicorn and present-day public company, the stakes appear quite high.

As Dropbox heads into earnings, it desperately needs a win

UiPath, the RPA company that went public a year ago, was once hotter than hot in a space that was sizzling. Consider that it raised $750 million in February, 2021…

UiPath names former Google Cloud exec co-CEO to steer its future

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Why a 35-year-old travel IT company decided to slash its technical debt

It’s not just giants like Amadeus that face tech debt. Even much smaller companies have to deal with technical debt eventually and come to terms with massive technology changes.

7:08 am PDT • April 7, 2022
Why a 35-year-old travel IT company decided to slash its technical debt

The irrational exuberance of web3

11:11 am PST • December 14, 2021

This year’s hottest new tech terms are definitely “web3” and “metaverse.” The former refers to a decentralized web, based on the blockchain, while the latter is a combination of the…

The irrational exuberance of web3

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world’s supply chains for a number of reasons — from a lack of raw material to labor shortages — but whatever the reason,…

Microsoft announces new tools to modernize supply chain and manufacturing

South Korean travel tech startup Yanolja has acquired a 70% stake in a listed South Korean e-commerce pioneer, Interpark, for about $250 million.  The company plans to use the acquisition…

SoftBank-backed travel tech startup Yanolja acquires Korean e-commerce company Interpark 

The pandemic has triggered more demand for contactless and staffless operations in the hospitality sector, and now H2O Hospitality, the unmanned hotel management company, has closed a $30 million round…

H2O Hospitality secures $30M Series C to expedite hotel digital transformation

Most buildings are beginning their digital transformation and are looking for ways to bring people back, keep people healthy and create environments where people want to spend time.

How to cut through the promotional haze and select a digital building platform

Since we were off yesterday for Memorial Day, today’s roundup is brief, but we’ll have much more to recap on Friday.

Extra Crunch roundup: Inside Sprinklr’s IPO filing, how digital transformation is reshaping markets

Leaders need to embrace an all-new learning curve: How to engage in digital transformation that includes ethics by design.

How to lead a digital transformation — ethically

Digital transformation has been one of the biggest catchphrases of the past year, with many an organization forced to reckon with aging IT, a lack of digital strategy, or simply…

Upstack raises $50M for its platform and advisory to help businesses plan and buy for digital transformation

The success of your transition into a no-code company relies on how you strategically engage employees and key stakeholders to build a culture of empowerment where anyone can automate processes…

3 steps to ease the transition to a no-code company

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Indonesian payments infra startup Xendit raises $64.6M in Accel-led Series B

Fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, digital transformation is happening all over the world. And Southeast Asia is no exception. Indonesia’s Xendit, a startup focused on building digital payments infrastructure for the region, has just raised $64.6 million in a Series B led by Silicon Valley heavyweight Accel. The funding brings the total amount raised by…

7:00 am PST • March 2, 2021
Indonesian payments infra startup Xendit raises $64.6M in Accel-led Series B

SAP today announced a new offering it calls ‘RISE with SAP,’ a solution that is meant to help the company’s customers go through their respective digital transformations and become what…

SAP launches ‘RISE with SAP,’ a concierge service for digital transformation

Customer experience and digital transformation are two terms we’ve been hearing about for years, but have often remained nebulous in many organizations — something to aspire to perhaps, but not…

Customer experience and digital transformation concepts are merging during the pandemic

Earlier this week, TechCrunch covered a grip of earnings reports showing that some companies helping other businesses move to modern software solutions are seeing accelerated growth. Inside the Software as…

The accelerating digital transformation, redux

The coronavirus pandemic is, without doubt, the greatest challenge the world has faced in a generation. But the wheels of the world keep turning, albeit slower than during normal times.…

Top cybersecurity VCs share how COVID-19 has changed investing

Retail tech SaaS platform Mercaux has closed a £3.5 million (~$4.5M) Series A funding round led by European VC fund Nauta Capital.  The 2013 founded London-based startup sells software for retailers to…

Mercaux bags $4.5M to help bricks-and-mortar retail tool up to sell more

The interconnectedness of the cloud has allowed us to share content widely with people inside and outside the organization and across different applications, but that ability has created a problem…

Box builds a digital hub to help fight content fragmentation

As we increasingly hear about automation, artificial intelligence and robots taking away industrial jobs, Parsable, a San Francisco-based startup sees a different reality, one with millions of workers who for…

Parsable secures $40M investment to bring digital to industrial workers

Pivotal has kind of a strange role for a company. On one hand its part of the EMC federation companies that Dell acquired in 2016 for a cool $67 billion,…

Pivotal CEO talks IPO and balancing life in Dell family of companies

Box announced a new consulting organization today called Box Transform. It is designed to help companies understand that transformation requires a new way of working and thinking as an organization,…

Box launches new consulting unit to help customers struggling with digital transformation

GE is a great example of a traditional company that has recognized the need to transform into a digital organization, but by all measures 2017 has been a tough year for…

In spite of digital transformation, 2017 did not yield the desired financial results for GE

How GE avoided Kodak’s fate

4:43 am PDT • April 29, 2017

George Eastman founded Kodak in 1888 in Rochester, New York. Four years later and 200 miles down the road, Thomas Edison and some pals founded General Electric. The two industrial…

How GE avoided Kodak’s fate