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Dynatrace Wants To Link Performance Monitoring With Customer Experience

Dynatrace released the latest version of its application performance monitoring (APM) product today, which it hopes will shift the company from pure monitoring into the realm of customer experience. Although this is a major release with...Show More Summary

Confluent Closes $24M Series B Round For Its Apache Kafka-Based Stream Data Platform

The open source Kafka real-time stream data service was incubated at LinkedIn over five years ago. Since then, Kafka has become an official Apache open-source project and the original developers left LinkedIn last year to launch Confluent, an enterprise startup that — unsurprisingly — focuses on Kafka. Read More

Mirantis Partners With Redapt To Launch Certified OpenStack Appliances

Mirantis, one of the largest players in the OpenStack distribution ecosystem, today announced that it is launching a new hardware initiative that will make it easier for businesses to adopt OpenStack. These ‘Mirantis Unlocked Appliances‘ will be certified by the company and built by its partners. Show More Summary

Abacus Expands Its Reimbursement Platform To Interview Candidates And 1099 Workers

Abacus (YC W14) is a platform that provides an easy way for employees to get reimbursed for company expenses. Instead of submitting a form at the end of each month, Abacus lets employees snap a picture of a receipt on the fly and, after company approval, get reimbursed just a day or two later. Show More Summary

YC Alum PipelineDB Releases Open Source Streaming SQL Database

PipelineDB, a Y Combinator Winter 2015 graduate, announced the availability of the open source version of its streaming SQL database product today. A commercial version is expected later this year. The product is an open-source database...Show More Summary

Former Head of HP Enterprise Bill Veghte Is New SurveyMonkey CEO

When Bill Veghte, former head of HP Enterprise stepped down last week quite suddenly, nobody knew where he would land. Today we found out as he was announced as the new CEO at SurveyMonkey. SurveyMonkey board chairman Zander Lurie has...Show More Summary

Exponential Organizations Are The Future Of Global Business And Innovation

Here’s a strange thought: Not very long ago, vertical integration was the cutting edge of global business. Indeed, well into the last century, the companies considered to be at the forefront of innovation were those resting atop the largest and most sprawling networks of operation. Read More

The Sexiest (And Last?) Job Of The 21st Century

Data scientist, according to a 2012 Harvard Business Review article, is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Given its authors, Thomas H. Davenport and D.J. Patil, the declaration is hardly surprising. Nonetheless, the IT industry is besotted with the term and expecting huge shortages of skilled workers. Read More

John Sculley And David Steinberg Explain How Zeta Interactive Works with Big Brands to Track Engagement

Last week we had a chance to sit down with the founders of Zeta Interactive, an online marketing service — which isn’t the first company that brought CEO David Steinberg and former Apple CEO John Sculley together. Zeta Interactive focuses on using data-mining and analytics to basically track where a customer came from. Show More Summary

Here’s How Microsoft Will Release Windows 10

After some general market confusion and bad headline writing, Microsoft this morning detailed how it will roll out Windows 10 to testers, consumers, and large-scale customers. First, scale: Microsoft said in its blog post this morning that there are now 5 million Windows Insiders, up from 3.7 million in May. Show More Summary

Harvard Reveals It Had An IT Breach In June Impacting 8 Colleges And Administrations

A seventeenth-century university has become the victim of a twenty-first-century crime. Harvard University on Wednesday announced that on June 19, it discovered a breach in the IT systems of its Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration, currently impacting eight different schools and administrative organizations at the university. Show More Summary

Enterprises Don’t Have Big Data, They Just Have Bad Data

PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel commonly harps on the tech community for overusing buzzwords like “cloud” and “big data.” He’s not the only one who’s been saying this, but the message still doesn’t appear to be sinking in with most enterprises. Read More

Windows 8’s Market Share Maxes Out At 16% As Windows 10 Looms

Windows 8’s days atop the Microsoft operating system hierarchy are all but over. Windows 10, a wide-ranging replacement, will be released later this month, meaning that Windows 8’s market share is about to start shrinking. Read More

VMware Agrees To Pay $75.5M To Settle Illegal Pricing Allegations

In a significant settlement that could embolden American employees who witness company misconduct, VMware and government contractor Carahsoft Technology Corporation agreed to pay the $75.5 million today to settle illegal pricing allegations. Show More Summary

Square Launches Payroll Product For Small Businesses, Pricing Starts At $25/Month

Mobile payment startup Square has been gradually building out the products it offers to small businesses to position itself as a one-stop shop for their various front-of-house and back-office needs. Today sees the latest developmentShow More Summary

Cloud Finance Intelligence Startup Adaptive Insights Gets $75M, Reportedly At A Unicorn Valuation

The rise of the CFO from back-office number cruncher to business leader is being played out across a number of companies, from tech leaders like Twitter through to consumer giants like PepsiCo. That shift of gravity, it turns out, is...Show More Summary

Microsoft Will Power AOL Search, Transfer Some Advertising Work As It Sheds Hundreds Of Employees

Update: In an interview, Microsoft indicated that Bing now doesn’t lose money. That’s a several quarters ahead of its stated public cashflow schedule.  Following the news that it will shed around 100 employees to Uber in a mapping technology...Show More Summary

When Facebook Grappled With The Ultimate Build Versus Buy Decision

A company like Facebook encounters that kind of choice constantly, but back in the 2009/2010 timeframe, it had an extraordinary one. It was growing faster than just about any company on the planet and was having issues keeping up with that scale. Show More Summary

Intuit Lays Off 399 Employees In Company Realignment

Intuit has confirmed to TechCrunch that the company has laid off 399 people, or just under 5% of the company’s roughly 8,000 employees, in a re-alignment of the company. We had heard a few stories about layoffs within the company over...Show More Summary

Playbasis Lands $1.8M To Fuel Its Gamification For Enterprise Push

Playbasis, a company that offers gamification solutions for business and enterprises, has closed a $1.85 million Series A round as it bids to broaden its services and develop new technology such as virtual reality for companies. Read More

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