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Ping Identity expands mission to customers with UnboundID acquisition

Ping Identity announced its first acquisition since being acquired by Vista Equity Partners in June for $600 million, grabbing Austin-based UnboundID for an undisclosed purchase price. The purchase, which Ping CEO Andre Durand says wouldn’t...Show More Summary

Distil scores $21 million Series C to crush bad bots

Distil Networks, a company that helps discover and eradicate bad bots, announced a $21 million Series C round today. Funders include new investor Silicon Valley Bank along with previous participants Bessemer Venture Partners, Foundry Group and TechStars. Show More Summary

Salesforce buys word processing app Quip for $750M

Salesforce is continuing its buying spree to expand the kinds of cloud-based apps and services that it offers to its customers beyond basic CRM. The company has just announced that it is acquiring Quip, the cloud-based word processing app that was co-founded by Bret Taylor, formerly CTO of Facebook. Show More Summary

Verizon buys Fleetmatics for $2.4B in cash to step up in telematics

Hot off the heels of its acquisition of Yahoo last week for $4.8 billion, today Verizon announced another huge purchase: it’s buying Fleetmatics, a telematics company based out of Dublin, Ireland, for $2.4 billion in cash, to build out the products that it offers to enterprises in the areas of logistics and workforces that are on the move. Show More Summary

Dedrone partners with Airbus to bring drone detection to wide open spaces including airports

A startup that helps businesses determine when drones are flying unwantedly or otherwise into their airspace, Dedrone, has partnered with the electronics division of civil aircraft manufacturers Airbus to bring drone detection to wide open spaces and remote locations. Show More Summary

Big data integrator Talend pops 54% in Nasdaq debut, raising $94.5M

French/American big data startup Talend made its debut as a public company today with a pop. After pricing its shares at $18 last night (above the expected range of $15-17), the company began trading on Nasdaq under the ticker TLND at $27.66, up 54% on its IPO price, giving the company an implied valuation of $537 million. Show More Summary

Oracle takes the cloud revenue fast track with $9.3 billion Netsuite deal

When Oracle bought Netsuite yesterday for a cool $9.3 billion in cash, it let the world know it was now totally serious about growing cloud computing revenue — it wasn’t always the case. In the early days of the cloud, Oracle was content to sit on the sidelines and make fun, while it raked in traditional license and maintenance revenue. In fact, CEO Larry Ellison… Read More

Oracle buys enterprise cloud services company NetSuite for $9.3B

Oracle will acquire NetSuite for about $9.3 billion, or $109 per share in an all-cash deal, the companies announced Thursday. Both Oracle and NetSuite’s cloud service offerings aimed at enterprise customers will continue to operate and...Show More Summary

LivBlends renames itself Replenish and gives us a first look at it futuristic smoothie machine

Nearly one year ago LiveBlends was a Y Combinator smoothie delivery startup. The company has evolved since then, raised $3.8 million in seed from various investors and switched its name to Replenish. It’s also moved away from delivery and into manufacturing a line of Keurig-like self-cleaning smoothie machines. Show More Summary

OpenStack will soon be able to run in containers on top of Kubernetes

OpenStack, the open source project that allows enterprises to run an AWS-like cloud computing service in their own data centers, added support for containers over the course of its last few releases. Running OpenStack itself on top of containers is a different problem, though. Show More Summary

The giant’s fall

One of the saddest scenes in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy is watching the slow-moving Ents – the massive tree shepherds that took days to decide whether or not to react Sauron’s onslaught – are cut down by the wily Orcs. Only a fewShow More Summary

Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices

The popular password management utility Dashlane is making a move to go after the larger enterprise market today with the announcement of a new tool that will allow mobile employees to switch access both their personal passwords, as well as those assigned to them by their workplace, in the company’s mobile app. Show More Summary

Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN

A mass migration of IT services to the cloud, coupled with a huge growth of connected devices, has created a perfect storm for security breaches with some 400 million malware attacks identified last year alone according to IDC. Now,Show More Summary

Redis Labs raises $14M for its in-memory NoSQL database services

Redis Labs, the company behind the open source Redis data structure store, today announced that it has raised a $14 million Series C round led by Bain Capital Ventures and Carmel Ventures. The company’s existing investors, including Silicon Valley Bank and Tamar Ventures managing partner Zohar Gilon, also participated in this round. Show More Summary

SAP beats analysts’ expectations, reports “record-setting” revenue and profit

German IT services and enterprise giant SAP reported encouraging numbers for Q2 2016, beating analysts’ expectations and spiking its share price by nearly five percent in pre-market trading Wednesday as its non-IFRS EPS increased 2 percent to €0.82 ($0.90). Show More Summary

Google launches new API to help you parse natural language

Google today announced the public beta launch of its Cloud Natural Language API, a new service that gives developers access to Google-powered sentiment analysis, entity recognition, and syntax analysis. This new API joins Google’s other...Show More Summary

After 3 weeks, Worldpay still fumbling millions of Etsy transactions

Etsy users had another bad week as payment processor Worldpay continues to cause problems. Late last week, some Etsy users began reporting that they had experienced duplicate charges. The forum on Etsy for duplicate charges is approaching one thousand posts. Show More Summary

IBM beats the street in Q2 with sales of $20.24B, EPS of $2.95, cloud revenues up 30%

IT giant IBM has just posted its second quarter earnings, where came in at $20.24 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share are $2.95. The numbers beat analysts’ estimates of $20.03 billion in revenue and non-GAAP EPS of $2.89 per share. Show More Summary

Too much big data running through my brain

Big Data by all accounts is supposed to help humans perform better by augmenting our limited brain power. Computers, after all, have the ability to crunch data with lightning speed, something humans just haven’t been built to do. Conventional...Show More Summary

The email, data and privacy implications of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn

We all took a collective gasp when we saw the price tag of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we can pause and reflect on what this means from a data, privacy and email perspective — given that all three are potential strengths, weaknesses and concerns arising from the merger of two giants. Read More

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