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Flexport CEO expresses some remorse in taking cash from Peter Thiel

Remember when we found out billionaire investor Peter Thiel is in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump? At TechCrunch Shanghai 2016, Flexport CEO Ryan Peterson, who has received significant funding from Thiel, candidly spoke about his discomfort around Thiel’s backing of Trump. Show More Summary

Bee Partners closes $30 million fund to seed very early-stage startups

Bee Partners in San Francisco has raised a $30 million fund, its second, to lead investments in very early stage startups based in the U.S. Founded in 2009, the firm is best-known as the first investor in TubeMogul, now a publicly traded adtech company. Show More Summary

President Obama calls for diversity efforts and openness at Global Entrepreneurship Summit

President Barack Obama praised tech companies’ efforts to improve diversity in their workforces and called for governments around the world to embrace openness and transparency today at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Obama encouraged...Show More Summary

Workato unveils Personal Workbot to silence some of the Slack bot noise

Bots can be useful little pieces of technology to help you work smarter, and in Slack they can help make the communications tool a kind of centralized enterprise application dashboard. The trouble is that they also can generate lots of unwanted noise in the form of over-messaging. Show More Summary

Narvar raises $22 million to help internet retailers deliver physical goods without frustrating customers

Battery Ventures led a $22 million, Series B investment in Narvar Inc., a company helping internet retailers keep their customers happy post-purchase, meaning until their packages are delivered, and if need be, successfully returned for an exchange or refund. Show More Summary

Salesforce Communities update shoots for simplification and personalization

As companies try to move to more of a self-service type of approach to customer service, online forums become more important than ever to help users find the right answers quickly, whether troubleshooting a problem or making a buying decision. Show More Summary

NGINX’s Amplify monitoring tool is now in public beta

NGINX today launched Amplify, its new application monitoring tool, out of private beta. While the cloud-based tool is still officially in beta, it’s now available to all NGINX users — both those who run the paid NGINX Plus edition or the free open-source version. Show More Summary

Lystable gets $11M Series A to push its gig economy SaaS in the US

Ahoy there gig economy… Lystable, which makes a software tool focused on helping businesses manage freelancers, has closed an $11 million Series A round led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Goldcrest Capital. Spring Partners also participated in the round. Read More

Microsoft expands its support for Docker containers

Docker is hosting its developer conference in Seattle this week and showcasing the quickly growing ecosystem that has grown up around its container tools. One of the companies on stage today was Microsoft, which announced that it isShow More Summary

Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS

Microsoft announced this morning the launch of a new mobile app for SharePoint customers aimed at bringing a company’s SharePoint-powered intranet portal and its content to users’ smartphones and tablets. The app is initially available on iOS – meaning it will work on iPhone and iPad – but it will arrive on both Android and Windows platforms before year end,… Read More

As Red Hat aims for $5 billion in revenue, Linux won’t be only driver

Last year Red Hat, which has been mostly known for selling Linux in the enterprise became the first $2 billion open source company. Now it wants to be the first to $5 billion, but it might not be just Linux that gets it there. A couple...Show More Summary

Confirmed: Dell sells software division to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management

TechCrunch has confirmed that Francisco Partners and Elliott Management have agreed to acquire Dell’s software division. Elliott Management, Francisco Partners and Dell issued a joint press release confirming the acquisition this morning. Rumors about this acquisition were first reported by Reuters over night. Show More Summary

Rocketrip raises $9 million to help companies save, employees make money on business travel

Rocketrip believes you can motivate employees to spend less on business travel by rewarding them with gift cards. For each trip, the startup establishes a “budget to beat” and helps employees split the savings with the company. The concept...Show More Summary

Docker builds container orchestration right into its core Docker Engine

Docker, which is hosting its sold-out developer conference in Seattle this week, today announced a major addition to its core Docker Engine. While the company previously split up many of the features it takes to use containers in production...Show More Summary

The next wave in software is open adoption software

There’s a big shift happening in how enterprises buy and deploy software. In the last few years, open technology — software that is open to change and free to adopt — has gone from the exception to the rule for most enterprises. We’ve seen the IT stack redrawn atop powerful open-source projects, with developers opting for an “open-first” approach to… Read More

Flipping the office telepresence model

What if I told you that you could visit three continents in one day without leaving your office and truly feel like you were there in person? That you could move down a hallway or across a stage, make eye contact and feel, well, more like a human being than just a face on a screen? Read More

DIRTT’s ICEreality puts VR to use for interior, office design

Manufacturers of custom prefabricated elements to be built into office and other workspaces, DIRTT Environmental Solutions is the latest corporation to adopt virtual reality for the enterprise, rather than entertainment. The company unveiled their ICEreality software this week at an annual construction industry trade show, called Neocon, in Chicago. Show More Summary

ContainerX’s container management platform caters to both Linux and Windows shops

When it comes to choosing a container management platform, you’re spoiled for choice these days. If you want an out-of-the-box multi-tenant platform that supports both Linux and Windows, though, you don’t quite have as many options. ContainerX, which is launching out of beta today, supports both Docker and Windows Containers (still experimental for now, as Microsoft… Read More

Private equity strikes again with $130M LogicMonitor investment

Private equity firms have certainly been flexing their muscles this year, whether Thomas Bravo snagging Qlik for $3 billion or Vista Equity Partners grabbing Marketo for $1.9 billion and Ping Identity for another $600 million. Apparently...Show More Summary

Microsoft makes some moves to lift Dynamics CRM marketshare

Microsoft has been searching for ways to strengthen its flagging Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) tool, and it made a couple of moves this week (one quite significant) with an eye toward making life easier for sales people and enhancing its marketshare in the process. Show More Summary

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