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Where Are All The Enterprise Tech Buyers?

Enormous tech M&A deals have been announced recently: EMC/Dell, WDC/SanDisk, Lam-Research/KLC-Tencor. These follow a very busy year of large tech M&A, with Avago/Broadcom, Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent and Intel/Altera. This year is shaping up to be a record one for M&A activity across all industries. Show More Summary

Cisco Snags Acano for $700 Million To Enhance Video Conferencing Capability

Cisco announced today it plans to buy video conferencing firm Acano for the widely reported price of $700 million. The company, which is based in the UK, has developed video infrastructure and collaboration software. You’re probably thinking that Cisco already offers that same time of service and you would be right. Show More Summary

Recruitment Soonicorn Greenhouse’s First Acquisition Is Parklet

Hiring is only half the battle. You still have turn that new team member into a productive cog in your master plan. But Greenhouse didn’t help with that. The $60 million-funded recruitment software startup only assists with sourcing candidates, running interviews, and deciding who gets the job. Show More Summary

Apixio’s New Iris Platform Uses Your Doctor’s Notes To Derive Insights

Data science applications for healthcare are finally trying to catch up to the rest of the world, with one new effort coming from six-year-old Apixio in San Mateo, CA. This morning, the company is launching a cognitive computing platform called Iris that derives insights from clinical data and other information in the health system. Show More Summary

IBM Wants to Help Professional Sports Teams Enter The Digital Age

Say what you will about IBM, they are constantly trying new ways to generate business, and their latest initiative involves helping professional sports team modernize stadium operations and update the way they interact with fans. The project is two-fold. Show More Summary

PlanGrid Lands $40 Million Investment To Expand Product

PlanGrid, the company that digitized the construction industry, announced today that it has landed a $40 million investment. Tenaya Capital led the round. Additional investors include Sequoia, Founders Fund, YC Continuity and Northgate. Show More Summary

Oak Labs, With $4.1M In Seed, Launches A Smart Fitting Room Mirror

Though the world of fashion is trying desperately to catch up to the digital age, retail is still fundamentally unchanged. Oak Labs is looking to shake things up with a smart mirror to be placed in the fitting room of clothing stores and boutiques. Show More Summary

Docker Launches New Commercial Service To Help Enterprises Deploy And Manage Their Apps

Docker announced the Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP) at its developer conference in Barcelona today. The UCP is a new paid service in Docker’s portfolio that is meant to help ops teams easily set up a cluster and enable developers to deploy dockerized apps to it. Show More Summary

Aaron Levie, Box And A Whole Pile Of Apps

Box’s recent platform push is more than a new product direction for the company. The service may become a key revenue driver for the enterprise-facing productivity shop. I recently sat down with Aaron Levie, the CEO of Box, and his recently hired head of platform, Jeetu Patel, to dig into the matter. Show More Summary

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Places A Big Bet On Containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is launching a slew of updates and new products related to containers at Docker’s developer conference in Barcelona today. Together, all of these amount to a big bet on containers on HPE’s part. “We view containers as a disruptive technology,” HPE’s acting VP in charge of the company’s incubator partners and strategic… Read More

Zenefits Launches Its Own Payroll Platform

Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad danced around a question about building out payroll services at Disrupt SF 2015. “I can’t announce anything about new products specifically, but you know payroll’s a very important spoke,” Conrad said at the time. But the cloud-based HR unicorn has built a payroll product, launching out of beta today. As Conrad tells it, a select group of… Read More

At GitHub You Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Office, But There Is A Nice One If You Do

If you want to work for GitHub, the software development collaboration hub built on the open source Git project, you have to be independent and able to work outside the confines of what most organizations would consider normal operational guidelines. You don’t have to come to the office. Show More Summary

Box’s Head Of PR Ashley Mayer To Exit For New Job At Social Capital

Tonight Ashley Mayer who runs PR at Box, announced in a Medium post that she was leaving the company after six years for a new job running brand and talent at Social Capital. Mayer, who went to high school with the co-founders, started...Show More Summary

Here’s What Is Next For Windows 10

Microsoft has a big Windows 10 boost out today. The company is calling it the “first major update” to Windows 10 for both normal PCs, and tablets. At its most basic, Microsoft wants to better position Windows 10 — its new operating system — for both consumers and enterprise clients. Show More Summary

New Relic Now Lets Developers Dive Deeper Into Their Analytics

New Relic is launching a new analytics component for its application and server monitoring suite today that allows developers to drill even deeper into the data their code (and users) generate. The New Relic Software Analytics Cloud is now available to all paying New Relic customers. Show More Summary

HackerOne Snags Former HP Exec Mårten Mickos As CEO

HackerOne, the bug bounty platform, announced today that it has hired Mårten Mickos as CEO. He was formerly an HP executive and CEO at Eucalyptus and MySQL. Mickos replaces co-founder Merijn Terheggen who will continue to work on key...Show More Summary

Suddenly Every Company Is Becoming A Venture Capitalist

It has often been said that every company is a software company or even a big data company, but as I attended the Intel Capital Global Summit last week, another thought occurred to me: every company is now also an investment company....Show More Summary

Enterprise Tech Vendors Explore Strategies To Fight Disruption

We are in the midst of a tectonic shift in enterprise technology as the cloud has an ever-growing impact on how businesses provision infrastructure and software. Established vendors used to selling copious amounts of hardware and software...Show More Summary

Microsoft Goes For Another Israeli Security Firm Buying Secure Islands

Israel is a small country with a thriving security startup industry, and Microsoft appears to be have a taste for them. Today it announced an agreement to buy Secure Islands, its third Israeli security firm in the last year. While Microsoft did not reveal a specific price, various reports peg the deal at between $77 million and $150 million. Show More Summary

Ericsson + Cisco Ink Strategic Deal Projected To Bring Each $1B More In Sales By 2018

It’s not another massive enterprise merger, but two of the biggest companies whose equipment and technology underpin a lot of our communications networks today are now teaming up. Ericsson and Cisco have announced a strategic partnership,...Show More Summary

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