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Microsoft’s Power BI business analytics tool learns new tricks

Back in 2015, Microsoft launched a highly visual Power BI data exploration and interactive reporting tool into general availability. The service is now in active use at 200,000 different organizations and the team has shipped 400 updates and new features over the course of the last two years. Show More Summary

HelloSign raises $16 million so you can stop signing paper documents

HelloSign, the eSignature platform, is announcing a $16 million financing round led by Foundry Group and Zach Coelius. Greylock Partners, U.S. Venture Partners and Tien Zhuo also participated. Although the San Francisco-based company has been around since 2010, they are calling it a Series B, since they’ve raised little outside capital. Show More Summary

How augmented reality could save tech from itself

Indeed, as technology marches relentlessly forward, it feels like many of today’s positions could soon be displaced. But just as with past technological inflection points — whether the steam engine, the telegraph, the computer or even industrial robots — technology will always give as much as it takes, as it always has. Show More Summary

Shedul raises $6 million for hair salon booking

Beauty parlors manage a lot of appointments, but about half of them are still using pen and paper, estimates Shedul. The startup is trying to change that, by offering scheduling software for the the salon and spa industry. And it’s been catching on because it’s free. Show More Summary

Facebook is speeding up training for visual recognition models

Every minute spent training a deep learning model is a minute not doing something else and in today’s fast paced world of research, that minute is worth a lot. Facebook published a paper this morning detailing its personal approach to this problem. Show More Summary

Scout RFP raises $15.5 million to help companies manage purchases

Running a company is expensive. And it’s more than just the product and employee costs that add up. From furniture to electronics, there’s a lot of day-to-day corporate spending that can be hard to keep tabs on. That’s why procurement software has become a big business. Show More Summary

Illumio, a specialist in segmented security, raises $125M at $1b+ valuation

Another day, another major round of funding for a security startup, underscoring just how active the area of IT protection is right now — both in terms of business need and as an investment opportunity. Today, Illumio — a startup that...Show More Summary

Matt Mitchell of CryptoHarlem is building an open source tool to help organizations prepare for data breaches

This morning on the stage of TC Sessions: Justice, Matt Mitchell of CryptoHarlem discussed his views on the link between surveillance and minority oppression and the importance of taking a preventative approach to security and privacy. Mitchell,...Show More Summary

Autopilot raises $12 million to help businesses with targeted client emails

Why hunt for new customers when you can make more money from the ones you already have? At least that’s the idea behind Autopilot, a startup which helps businesses reach out to existing clients. Blackbird Ventures and Salesforce Ventures are part of a group betting $12 million that this is the software businesses need. Show More Summary

Databricks releases serverless platform for Apache Spark along with new library supporting deep learning

Today to kick off Spark Summit, Databricks announced a Serverless Platform for Apache Spark — welcome news for developers looking to reduce time spent on cluster management. The move to simplify developer experiences is set to be a major theme of the event overall. Show More Summary

Box’s cloud content management vision showing results

For years, Box has been seen by many in the press, analyst and investor communities as a storage product and nothing more, which given its roots, was an understandable misperception. But CEO Aaron Levie and his company have always had a much broader ambition. Show More Summary

Cloud security broker Netskope raises $100m more led by Lightspeed and Accel

As enterprises continue to move more of their computing to the cloud, and across an ever-expanding range of devices from computers to phones and tablets and more, hackers continue to find ways to break into those systems — resulting an unprecedented number of breaches globally. Show More Summary

Storage provider Tintri’s IPO filing shows mounting losses

Blue Apron wasn’t the only venture-backed business to announce its IPO this week. Tintri, an enterprise cloud platform company, unveiled its filing.  The stock market is doing well and there’s been a strong appetite for tech offerings, so it’s a good time to go public.  But Tintri’s mounting losses could prove to be problematic. Tintri brought in $125.1 million… Read More

Yext passes its first test as a publicly traded company

Yext’s first earnings report as a publicly traded company seems to be a boringly pleasant one — but that’s a good thing for a company that needs to show strong performance out of the gate. Read More

Box looks to woo Wall Street with its positive cash flow story

Like Box’s last quarterly check-in, the company once again touted that it had free cash flow in the first quarter this year as part of its Q1 earnings report today — a signal that Wall Street may be looking for as a barometer of its future health as a company. Show More Summary

CoreOS updates its Tectonic container platform with the latest Kubernetes release, etcd as a service

CoreOS is hosting its user conference in San Francisco today. Unsurprisingly, the company had a few announcements to make at the event. Most of these centered around its Tectonic platform for managing Kubernetes-based container infrastructures. Show More Summary

Salesforce announces $50 million fund to invest in cloud consulting startups

Salesforce Ventures is announcing a $50 million fund to invest in “cloud consulting” startups. The corporate venture arm is making a special effort to finance companies that are synergistic to the tech giant’s business. The team has a “strong commitment to our consulting partners to make sure that we continue to have the partners that we need to grow Salesforce… Read More

Meta SaaS raises $1.5 million from Mark Cuban and others

Meta SaaS is a product that helps you cancel other products. Like Cardlife and Cleanshelf, Meta SaaS looks at all of your software-as-a-service subscriptions and tells you which ones you use and, more important, which ones you don’t....Show More Summary

Red Hat to acquire Codenvy as part of its growing container strategy

Red Hat, which has made its name as the enterprise Linux company, has been making clear in recent years that it sees the cloud and containerization as a significant part of its future. Today, it announced its intent to acquire San Francisco...Show More Summary

Rackspace appoints a new CEO

Rackspace today announced that its board has appointed Joe Eazor as its new CEO, effective June 12. Eazor will replace Rackspace president Jeff Cotten, who stepped in as the company’s interim CEO after former CEO Taylor Rhodes left the company about three weeks ago. Show More Summary

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