Who Wins The Battle of The Disrupted Tech Giants: HP Or IBM?

Two big football players wrestling for position. It’s been a rough several years for the once-mighty technology behemoths, HP and IBM, and while each has the cash and resources to chug along for years to come, both companies have struggled to find a foothold in a fast-changing market. HP once represented the archetypal Silicon Valley company, a pillar of the computer world, a place where a teenage Steve Jobs worked one summer and cut… Read More


With $50M Boost, Silent Circle Aims Blackphone At Enterprise Security

Blackphone Encrypted comms company Silent Circle, one half of the SGP Technologies joint venture behind the pro-privacy Android smartphone Blackphone, has just announced it’s reached an agreement to buy out its hardware partner, Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone. Read More


Samsung Filed The Most Patents In Europe In 2014, U.S. Led The Field By Country

4661050938_1f40e33d08_b While IBM is number-one when it comes to the number of patents filed in the U.S., in Europe, Samsung is leading the pack. Today, the European Patent Office released 2014 figures for patents filed in the region, which showed that the Korean company, and currently the world’s largest smartphone maker, filed 2,541 for the full year. In terms of countries, the U.S. dominated the list,… Read More


Google Makes A Push For The Mobile Enterprise Market With Launch Of Android For Work

android-work At a small press event in San Francisco today, Google officially launched Android for Work, a set of technologies that makes it easier for companies to adopt Android and allows their users to bring their own devices to work. The company first unveiled a preview of this technology during its I/O developer conference last summer, but as Google’s director for product management for… Read More


Webdata Solutions Raises $4.5M To Let E-Commerce Companies Monitor Competitors

 Leipzig, Germany-based Webdata Solutions is another startup playing in the retail intelligence space. The company, founded in 2012 as a spin-off from a Leipzig University research project, provides a big data-based service, called Blackbee, that …


IBM Goes Deep With Comprehensive Cloud Initiative

Receiver going long for a pass in a football game. IBM has been setting its sights on helping customers manage the hybrid cloud world, and today it announced a series of initiatives it hopes will make it simpler to manage a broad range of resources by treating them as a single entity. The hybrid cloud is a term used to describe a mixed computing environment that can include any combination of public cloud resources, private clouds and… Read More


Main Street Hub Lands $20M To Bring Social Media Marketing To Small Business

Main Street store fronts. Main Street Hub, a company that helps mom and pop businesses run social media marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation recently announced it has received $20M in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank. The company has raised a total of $40M. The most recent funding before this announcement was $14M in Series B in January, 2014. It has 6000 subscribers who… Read More


Wall Street-Backed Symphony Wants To Revolutionize Financial Services Communication

Two men sitting in front of bank of monitors with stock prices. The company’s backers include a who’s who of Wall Street financial companies: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNY Mellon, BlackRock, Citadel, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Jefferies, JPMorgan, Maverick, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and Wells Fargo. Last fall, these companies contributed $66M to finance Symphony, and using that money, purchased Perzo, a… Read More