Mio raises $8.7M Series A to make enterprise messaging interoperable
Mio, a startup that helps enterprise teams collaborate across messaging services like Zoom Chat, Microsoft Teams, Slack and Cisco’s Webex, today announced that it has raised an $8.7 million Seri
Google Workspace opens up spaces for all users
Google is tying everything together with a handbook for navigating hybrid work, which includes best practice blueprints for five common hybrid meetings.
How Cisco keeps its startup acquisition engine humming
Cisco has a rich history of buying its way to global success. And it's remained quite active, acquiring more than 30 startups over the last four years for a total of 229 over the life of the company.
Productivity startup Time is Ltd. raises $5.6M to be the ‘Google Analytics for company time’
Productivity analytics startup Time is Ltd. wants to be the Google Analytics for company time. Or perhaps a sort of “Apple Screen Time” for companies. Whatever the case, the founders recko
Interactio, a remote interpretation platform, grabs $30M after seeing 12x growth during COVID-19
Interactio, a remote interpretation platform whose customers include massive institutions like the United Nations, European Commission and Parliament along with corporates like BMW, JP Morgan and Micr
Interview: Apple executives on the 2021 iPad Pro, stunting with the M1 and creating headroom
When the third minute of Apple’s first product event of 2021 ticked over and they had already made 3 announcements we knew it was going to be a packed one. In a tight single hour this week, Apple la
Demodesk snags $8M Series A to continue developing sales demo platform
It is clear that as the pandemic has taken hold in 2020, in-person meetings have gone by the wayside. Yet sales teams still need a way to demo their products for potential customers, particularly SaaS
Cisco acquiring BabbleLabs to filter out the lawn mower screeching during your video conference
We’ve all been in a video conference, especially this year, when the neighbor started mowing the lawn or kids were playing outside your window — and it can get pretty loud. Cisco, which ow
Facebook Portal gets serious about remote work with BlueJeans, GoToMeeting, Webex and Zoom apps
Facebook’s Portal line didn’t get off to the smoothest start when it launched back in 2018. The company no doubt realized from the outset that it would have a lot to prove on the privacy front whe
Decrypted: iOS 13.5 jailbreak, FBI slams Apple, VCs talk cybersecurity
It was a busy week in security. Newly released documents shown exclusively to TechCrunch show that U.S. immigration authorities used a controversial cell phone snooping technology known as a “st
Is Zoom the next Android or the next BlackBerry?
As someone who was at both BlackBerry and Android during their heydays, my biggest learning takeaway is that product experience trumps everything else.
Looking back at Zoom’s ascent a year after it filed to go public
Zoom, a video chat service then popular with corporations, filed to go public on March 22, 2019. Best known in venture and corporate circles, Zoom was far from a household name at the time. However, t
NEA, venture capital’s quiet giant, closes on $3.6 billion
While many venture capital firms spend their days either chasing the limelight or shunning it, for the last 42 years, New Enterprise Associates has just done the work of investing capital and building
Smart TV hub Solaborate secures $10M Series A and a go-to-market partnership
When siblings Labinot and Mimoza Bytyqi fled the war in Kosovo in 1999, arriving as refugees on the West Coast of the U.S., they would have had no idea they’d go on to launch a technology company to
Microsoft Teams gets Yammer integration, secure private channels and more
You’re forgiven if you thought Yammer — Microsoft’s proto-Slack, not quite real-time chat application — was dead. It’s actually still alive (and well) — and still s
The SaaS gold rush will become the ‘Hunger Games’
SaaS has been the motherlode of enterprise software investing for two decades now. Venture investors, entrepreneurs, and Wall Street have all learned to pile on, leading to a shared consensus that clo
Cisco hit by an internal network outage
Not a great start to the day for Cisco employees, many of whom are struggling in the face of an internal IT outage. The technology and networking giant confirmed in a tweet it was “aware of some
A flaw in Webex and Zoom let researchers snoop on users’ video calls
A team of security researchers found they could tap into Webex and Zoom video meetings because many weren’t protected with a code. Researchers at Cequence, a startup focused on protecting applic
The Exit: The acquisition charting Salesforce’s future
Before Tableau was the $15.7 billion key to Salesforce’s problems, it was a couple of founders arguing with a couple of venture capitalists over lunch about why its Series A valuation should be
Social Capital reincarnated
Social Capital tried to disrupt VC and fell apart. Tribe Capital is picking up the pieces.