Ericsson acquires data center automation service NodePrime

2016-04-04_1501 Ericsson today announced it has acquired NodePrime, a San Francisco-based startup that helps enterprises manage their data centers. NodePrime came out of stealth last September after the company raised $7 million in seed funding from Menlo Ventures, NEA, Formation 8, Initialized Capital, Crosslink Capital and TEEC Angel Fund. Ericsson also participated in this round and was already using… Read More

2016-04-04_1501 Ericsson today announced it has acquired NodePrime, a San Francisco-based startup that helps enterprises manage their data centers. NodePrime came out of stealth last September after the company raised $7 million in seed funding from Menlo Ventures, NEA, Formation 8, Initialized Capital, Crosslink Capital and TEEC Angel Fund. Ericsson also participated in this round and was already using… Read More

The top 5 startups from Y Combinator Fellowship’s Virtual Demo Day

ycf (1) Pre-natal genetic testing, VR drones, and fracking nanoparticles were a few of the products featured in Y Combinator’s first Virtual Demo Day. They come from the YC Fellowship, a program designed to let the startup school help idea- or prototype-stage companies, beyond the full-fledged businesses in its main accelerator. The 8-week full-time fellowship mostly offers remote guidance,… Read More

ycf (1) Pre-natal genetic testing, VR drones, and fracking nanoparticles were a few of the products featured in Y Combinator’s first Virtual Demo Day. They come from the YC Fellowship, a program designed to let the startup school help idea- or prototype-stage companies, beyond the full-fledged businesses in its main accelerator. The 8-week full-time fellowship mostly offers remote guidance,… Read More

Salesforce Announces Latest Lightning CRM Release With SteelBrick Integration

 This afternoon at a big presentation in San Francisco, Salesforce announced a new version of the Lightning CRM platform that includes built-in Wave analytics, intelligent email from its RelateIQ purchase in July, 2014 and configure-price-quote fe…

Salesforce logo on satellite. This afternoon at a big presentation in San Francisco, Salesforce announced a new version of the Lightning CRM platform that includes built-in Wave analytics, intelligent email from its RelateIQ purchase in July, 2014 and configure-price-quote features from its SteelBrick acquisition at the end of last year. In addition, the company announced a new built-in phone tool which allows sales people… Read More

A year after IPO, Depressed Stock Price Not Bringing Box CEO Down

Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith on stock exchange. It was just about a year ago that Box finally pulled the trigger and IPOed. It was a good day by all accounts, with an IPO price of $14 that promptly went up to $23 a share. Today that price sits below $10 a share, well below that $14 launch price and light years from that heady first day close.
All that said, Box CEO Aaron Levie reports he has no regrets about going public and insists he… Read More

Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith on stock exchange. It was just about a year ago that Box finally pulled the trigger and IPOed. It was a good day by all accounts, with an IPO price of $14 that promptly went up to $23 a share. Today that price sits below $10 a share, well below that $14 launch price and light years from that heady first day close.
All that said, Box CEO Aaron Levie reports he has no regrets about going public and insists he… Read More

SAP Melds Social And Learning In New Tool

Young business people in training. For many years, we’ve had social tools and formal learning management systems, but we have never really had anything that combined the two — until today, that is when SAP announced a new system called SAP Jam Collaboration for learning. The new tool is designed to bring various aspects of corporate learning together in a more social setting. It uses SAP Jam as a platform that… Read More

Young business people in training. For many years, we’ve had social tools and formal learning management systems, but we have never really had anything that combined the two — until today, that is when SAP announced a new system called SAP Jam Collaboration for learning. The new tool is designed to bring various aspects of corporate learning together in a more social setting. It uses SAP Jam as a platform that… Read More

New Cisco Service Helps IT Understand Employee Cloud Utilization

Businesswoman touch the virtual cloud button By now, every IT pro is acutely aware that cloud services are so easy to provision that people often do so without their knowledge. Tracking cloud usage has proven a challenge for IT as a result. Cisco announced a new product today called Cloud Consumption as a Service to help companies understand cloud utilization across a company. This ability to order infrastructure and services… Read More

Businesswoman touch the virtual cloud button By now, every IT pro is acutely aware that cloud services are so easy to provision that people often do so without their knowledge. Tracking cloud usage has proven a challenge for IT as a result. Cisco announced a new product today called Cloud Consumption as a Service to help companies understand cloud utilization across a company. This ability to order infrastructure and services… Read More

MyMusicTaste, A Crowdsourcing Platform For Concerts, Raises $10M Series A

 MyMusicTaste, a Seoul-based startup that gauges fan interest to help figure out where to plan concerts, plans to expand throughout Asia after landing a $10 million Series A led by Softbank Ventures Korea. Read More

concerts shutterstock MyMusicTaste, a Seoul-based startup that gauges fan interest to help figure out where to plan concerts, plans to expand throughout Asia after landing a $10 million Series A led by Softbank Ventures Korea. Read More

IBM Sells Salary.com Compensation Business To The Original Founding Team

money shutterstock This week at CES, IBM unveiled a some new Watson partnerships that underscore its push into big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. But at the same time, the company has quietly divested itself of an older asset. Today it was announced that Salary.com — a portal for people to find and compare remuneration data across lots of different industries, as well as look for… Read More

money shutterstock This week at CES, IBM unveiled a some new Watson partnerships that underscore its push into big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. But at the same time, the company has quietly divested itself of an older asset. Today it was announced that Salary.com — a portal for people to find and compare remuneration data across lots of different industries, as well as look for… Read More