Software For The Full-Stack Era

newspapers The history of software is dominated by companies that automated how the biggest companies in the world did business. IBM automated clerical tasks, SAP unified corporate financials, and Siebel digitized Rolodexes for relationship-driven salespeople. With that focus in mind, it’s no wonder that many of the world’s largest technology companies survive based on their ties to IT… Read More

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It’s Your Fault Email Is Broken

email As an email startup CEO, I hear it every week. “I hate email. Email sucks. Why can’t anyone fix it? And why would you want to spend your life working on something everyone hates?” Email is an obvious target for blame, since we collectively send 183 billion of them every single day. But blaming email is like shooting the messenger (or shooting the envelope, rather). Read More

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Cazena Raises $20M Series B For Its Enterprise Big Data-As-A-Service Platform

4746718211_b06e579af9_o Cazena, a new platform that wants to make it easier for enterprises to process their data, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series B round led by Formation 8. Other participants include Andreessen Horowitz and North Bridge Venture Partners, who both also participated in the company’s $8 million series A round last October. Read More

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Of Course Microsoft Will Push Windows 10 Updates To Consumers

windows 10 Freak out, everyone, Microsoft intends to update its software. That it said it would update. That it said it would update on a continuous basis. Because it’s trying to build and release Windows 10 as a service. So it’s going to push new code. LOSE YOUR SHIT. Kidding. But really, I’m slightly confused. I had to spend the morning on trains to meet an unelected political… Read More

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Virtual Desktop Startup Workspot Scores $5M To Target The World’s Biggest Companies

Workspot Workspot, an aptly-named virtual desktop startup, is planning to improve its tech and expand its enterprise sales team after raising $5 million in new funding led by Helion Ventures, with participation from Translink Capital and Qualcomm Ventures. Read More

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One Year Later Apple And IBM Remain Oddest Couple In Tech

Guy in jeans shaking hands with guy in suit. It was just a year ago today, that Apple and IBM shocked the world when they announced a partnership. Apple, the consummate consumer company was teaming up with IBM, the quintessential buttoned-down corporation with an enterprise pedigree. It seemed to be the oddest of odd couples, but one year in and 32 apps later, the partnership seems to be flourishing and giving both companies… Read More

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BitTorrent Supersizes Sync, With An Enterprise App Built By Onehub And An Expanded API

sync BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer networking company, is today taking the wraps off two big updates to Sync, a file-sharing app that BitTorrent presents as server-less alternative to cloud-based storage and file-sharing services like Dropbox.
First, in partnership with Onehub, BitTorrent is making its first play as a software maker for large enterprises. Read More

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Data Virtualization Company Delphix Lands $75M

Big Data concept picture with ones and zeros going off into infinity. Delphix, a “data-as-as-service” startup, has received $75 million in new funding led by Fidelity Management and Research Company. Other participants in the round include Credit Suisse NEXT Investors, The Kraft Group, and returning investors Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Icon Ventures. Read More

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