Verizon Leads Flint Mobile’s $9.4M Round As Payment Service Comes To The Web

flint Flint Mobile, a point-of-sale mobile payments solution originally built around snapping photos of your credit card instead of dongles or using other hardware to make payments, is today announcing that it has raised another $9.4 million in funding led by new, strategic investor Verizon via its Verizon Ventures arm; as well as an expansion of its service to the wider internet in a new… Read More


Progress Software Buys Telerik for $262.5M As Buying Spree Continues

canstockphoto19542244 In a deal today involving two companies with links to the Boston area, Progress Software, which helps companies build business software, announced it was buying Telerik for $262.5M. Telerik’s portfolio includes a .net toolbox, a mobile development platform and a CMS called Sitefinity, as well as access to a developer community of over 1.4M people. According to Karen Tegan… Read More


Amazon Gets More Enterprise-Friendly With Launch Of AWS Directory Service

aws_logo Amazon has been moving into the enterprise world with the launch of corporate I.T.-friendly Fire HD and HDX tablets, its own secure storage service Zocalo, its virtual desktop computing platform WorkSpaces, and not to mention the cloud computing behemoth that is Amazon Web Services. Today, the company is making the combination of on-premise and cloud resources, easier to manage with the launch… Read More


Snowflake Computing Emerges From Stealth With $26M In Funding To Modernize The Data Warehouse

Data Warehouse concept picture. Two databases with zeros and ones flying out of them. Snowflake Computing came out of stealth today and announced $26M in Series B funding. They hope to modernize the data warehouse by creating a cloud-based system that can process both structured and semi-structured data in a single system, giving their customers what they believe to be the best of both worlds.
The funding is led by Redpoint Ventures along with Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing… Read More


Mirantis Scores $100M To Continue Quest To Be Enterprise OpenStack Leader

14371758950_1e58e574b6_k Mirantis jumped on the OpenStack bandwagon a few years ago when most companies had never heard of it, and it has ridden the wave as the project has grown increasingly popular with each passing year. Today, the company announced $100M in Series B funding to continue its quest to be the leader in enterprise OpenStack, a chunk of change that should help it keep marching forward. It’s… Read More


Here’s What You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Cloud Event

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 7.03.43 PM Today in San Francisco, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella and his lieutenant Scott Guthrie detailed the status of their company’s cloud efforts, breaking out a few growth metrics, and announcing several new features that they hope will spur growth. Microsoft is hellbent to be a winner in the cloud space. With self-claimed $4.4 billion in yearly cloud run rate  — expect a… Read More


Iranian Users Petition Microsoft For Greater Windows Support

windows-101 Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system preview has attracted more than 1 million testers to date, and tens upon tens of thousands of votes on its user forums. Curiosuly, one dominating theme has emerged over the past few days: Requests for better support in Iran.
The Verge’s Tom Warren wrote a post last week detailing the top 10 Windows 10 requests, noting that users are… Read More


10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT

 When it comes to corporate IT, revolution is in the air. The way companies buy, build, manage, optimize and secure information technology is changing dramatically. From cloud computing to big data analytics to ubiquitous mobile connectivity, corp…