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Adobe announces deeper data sharing partnership with Microsoft around accounts

Microsoft and Adobe have been building a relationship for some time, and today the two companies announced a deeper integration between the two platforms at Adobe Summit in Las Vegas. It involves sharing Marketo data, the company that Adobe acquired last September for $4.75 billion. Because it’s marketers, they were duty-bound to give it a new name. This data sharing approach is being dubbed Account Based Experience or ABX for short. The two companies are sharing data account data between a numb...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, TC, Adobe, Adobe Summit 2019, LinkedIn, Marketing, Microsoft, Partnerships


Game streaming’s multi-industry melee is about to begin

Almost exactly 10 years ago, I was at GDC participating in a demo of a service I didn’t think could exist: OnLive. The company had promised high-definition, low-latency streaming of games at a time when real broadband was uncommon, mobile gaming was still defined by Bejeweled (though Angry Birds was about to change that), and Netflix was still mainly in the DVD-shipping business. Although the demo went well, the failure of OnLive and its immediate successors to gain any kind of traction or launc...
Tags: Cloud, Gadgets, Gaming, Media, TC


Adobe and Salesforce announce Customer Data Platforms to pull data into single view

Marketing analytics is an increasingly complex business. It’s meant to collect as much information as possible across multiple channels from multiple tools and provide marketers with as complete a picture of their customers and their experience in dealing with you as possible. Perhaps not coincidentally, Adobe, which is holding its Adobe Summit this week in Las Vegas, and Salesforce both made Customer Data Platform (CDP) announcements this week. The Customer Data Platform is a complex construct,...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Enterprise, Adobe, Adobe Summit 2019, Marketing, Salesforce


Adobe announces two new analytics tools to help marketers fill in the customer picture

Today at Adobe Summit in Las Vegas, Adobe announced some enhancements to its Analytics Suite that are supposed to help marketers understand their customers more deeply, including a new tool to track the entire customer journey, and one to help see the relationship between advertising and marketing success, which is surprisingly harder than you would think to understand. The first is called Journey IQ, and as the name suggests, the idea is to provide a better understanding of the entire customer ...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, Adobe, Adobe Analytics, Customer Experience Management


Vlocity nabs $60M Series C investment on $1B valuation

As we wrote last week in How Salesforce paved the way for the SaaS platform approach, the ability to build extensions, applications and even whole companies on top of the Salesforce platform set the stage and the bar for every SaaS company since. Vlocity certainly recognized that. Targeting five verticals, it built industry-specific CRM solutions on the Salesforce platform, and today it announced a $60 million Series C round on a fat unicorn $1 billion valuation. The round was led by Sutter H...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, Startups, Salesforce, Salesforce Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures


Scalyr launches PowerQueries for advanced log management

Log management service Scalyr today announced the beta launch of PowerQueries, its new tools for letting its users create advanced search operations as they manage their log files and troubleshoot potential issues. The new service allows users to perform complex actions to group, transform, filter and sort their large data sets, as well as to create table lookups and joins. The company promises that these queries will happen just as fast as Scalyr’s standard queries and that getting started w...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Ceo, Machine Learning, Chairman, Giphy, Flexport, Newman, Barracuda Networks, Spiceworks, Okcupid, Scalyr, Christine Heckart, Steve Newman


How Salesforce paved the way for the SaaS platform approach

When we think of enterprise SaaS companies today, just about every startup in the space aspires to be a platform. That means they want people using their stack of services to build entirely new applications, either to enhance the base product, or even build entirely independent companies. But when Salesforce launched Force.com, the company’s Platform as a Service in 2007, there wasn’t any model. It turns out that Force.com was actually the culmination of a series of incremental steps after th...
Tags: Cloud, Developer, Enterprise, TC, App Stores, Appexchange, Force.com, Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Salesforce


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi group uses Microsoft cloud platform for connected cars

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is launching a new cloud platform for its cars. Based on Microsoft Azure, the Alliance Intelligent Cloud will enable features like connected services and over-the-air updates. The post Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi group uses Microsoft cloud platform for connected cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cloud, News, Microsoft, Cars, Trends, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault, Microsoft Azure, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance


LogRocket nabs $11M Series A to fix web application errors faster

Every time a visitor experiences an issue on your website, it’s going to have an impact on their impression of the company. That’s why companies want to resolve issues in a timely manner.  LogRocket, a Cambridge, MA startup, announced an $11 Million Series A investment today to give engineering and web development teams access to more precise information they need to fix issues faster. The round was led by Battery Ventures with participation from seed investor Matrix Partners. When combined with...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Developer, Boston, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Bloomberg, Mit, Cambridge, Columbia, Battery Ventures, LogRocket, Web Application Troubleshooting, Matrix Partners When


Portworx raises $27M Series C for its cloud-native data management platform

As enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies like containers to build their applications, the next question they often have to ask themselves is how they adapt their data storage and management practices to this new reality, too. One of the companies in this business is the four-year-old Portworx, which has managed to attract customers like Lufthansa Systems, GE Digital and HPE with its cloud-native storage and data-management platform for the Kubernetes container orchestration platform. Portw...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Storage, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Tech, Mysql, Abu Dhabi, GE Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Portworx, Mubadala Investment Company, Recent Funding


Salesforce finally embedding Quip into platform, starting with Sales and Service Cloud

When Salesforce bought Quip in 2016 for $750 million, it was fair to wonder what it planned to do with it. While company founder Bret Taylor has moved up the ladder to Chief Product Officer, Quip remained a stand-alone product. Today that changed when the company announced it was embedding Quip directly into its sales and customer service clouds. Quip is a collaboration tool with built-in office suite functionality including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. As a stand-a...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Collaboration, Salesforce, Alan Lepofsky, Quip, Bret Taylor, Lepofsky, Salesforce Quip, TechCrunch Quip, Microsoft Dropbox Google Slack


Here’s all the news from the Google Stadia GDC presentation

Google announced its new game streaming service Stadia during GDC 2019. Here is all the news from the event, including news on YouTube streaming and quickly accessing your favorite new games. The post Here’s all the news from the Google Stadia GDC presentation appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Gaming, Cloud, News, Youtube, Trends, Game Streaming, Stadia, Google Stadia GDC


AI has become table stakes in sales, customer service and marketing software

Artificial intelligence and machine learning has become essential if you are selling sales, customer service and marketing software, especially in large enterprises. The biggest vendors from Adobe to Salesforce to Microsoft to Oracle are jockeying for position to bring automation and intelligence to these areas. Just today, Oracle announced several new AI features in its sales tools suite and Salesforce did the same in its customer service cloud. Both companies are building on artificial i...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, Adobe, Microsoft, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Salesforce, Oracle, CRM, Greenberg, Chatbot, Paul Greenberg, Oracle Microsoft, Abhay Parasnis


Vonage brings number programmability to its business service

Chances are you still mostly think of Vonage as a consumer VOIP player, but in recent years, the company also launched its Vonage Business Cloud (VBC) platform and acquired Nexmo, an API-based communications service that competes directly with many of Twilio’s core services. Today, Vonage is bringing its VBC service and Nexmo a bit closer with the launch of number programmability for its business customers. What this means is that enterprises can now take any VBC number and extend it with the...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, Voip, Developer, Tech, Broadband, Telecommunications, Api, Nexmo, Twilio, Patel, Vonage, Jay Patel, Vonage Business Cloud VBC


Groove Music finally dies this month, ditching OneDrive streaming

Microsoft’s attempt at getting in on the music streaming hype didn’t go so well and it’s last remnants are now finally being retired. Microsoft’s Groove Music had a storied past that unfortunately never led anywhere. It was released to replace their Xbox Music store and offer a slicker more accessible modern music service. Unfortunately it didn’t have much of an impact and was discontinued at the end of 2017. The service closed down but users were able to access their music in the Groov...
Tags: Cloud, Music, Microsoft, Support, Service, Streaming, Stream, OneDrive, Music Stores, Forza Horizon, Groove Music


Salesforce update brings AI and Quip to customer service chat experience

When Salesforce introduced Einstein, its artificial intelligence platform in 2016, it was laying the ground work for artificial intelligence underpinnings across the platform. Since then the company has introduced a variety of AI enhancements to the Salesforce product family. Today, customer service got some AI updates. The goal of any customer service interaction is to get the customer answers as quickly as possible. Many users opt to use chat over phone, and Salesforce has added some AI fea...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Customer Service, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Salesforce, Chat, Einstein, Quip, Salesforce Service Cloud, Martha Walchuk


Nvidia announces its next-gen RTX pods with up to 1,280 GPUs

Nvidia wants to be a cloud powerhouse. While its history may be in graphics cards for gaming enthusiasts, its recent focus has been on its data center GPUs for AI, machine learning inference, inference and visualization. Today, at its GTC conference, the company announced its latest RTX server configuration for Hollywood studios and others who need to quickly generate visual content. A full RTX server pod can support up to 1,280 Turing GPUs on 32 RTX blade servers. That’s 40 GPUs per server, ...
Tags: Cloud, Hollywood, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Arkansas, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Electricity, Dell, Turing, Lenovo, Gpu, Video Cards, Mellanox, GTC


SenNheisner announces availability of usb-enabled headsets integrated to amazon connect and amazon Chime

Ballerup, March 18th, 2019 – Sennheiser, a leading provider of premium audio solutions for business, announces the immediate availability of USB headsets fully integrated to Amazon Connect and Amazon Chime. Today, Sennheiser will be part of AWS Partner Network through The post appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Amazon, Cloud, Seo, Aws, News Trends, AWS Partner Network, Amazon Connect and Amazon Chime Today Sennheiser


ClimaCell bets on IoT for better weather forecasts

To accurately forecast the weather, you first need lots of data — not just to train your forecasting models but also to generate more precise and granular forecasts. Typically, this has been the domain of government agencies, thanks to their access to this data and the compute power to run the extremely complex models. Anybody can now buy compute power in the cloud, though, and as the Boston and Tel Aviv-based startup ClimaCell is setting out to prove, there are now also plenty of other ways to ...
Tags: Energy, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Boston, Tel Aviv, Tech, Nature, Cell Phones, New England Patriots, United, Microwave, Weather Forecasting, Forecasting, Elkabetz


WorkClout brings SaaS to factory floor to increase operational efficiency

Factory software tools are often out of reach of small manufacturers, forcing them to operate with inefficient manual systems. WorkClout, a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2019 class, wants to change that by offering a more affordable SaaS alternative to traditional manufacturing software solutions. Company co-founder and CEO Arjun Patel grew up helping out in his Dad’s factory and he saw first-hand how difficult it is for small factory owners to automate. He says that traditional floor manage...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Y Combinator, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, Manufacturing, Dad, Cto, Patel, WorkClout, Y Combinator Winter 2019 class, Arjun Patel, Bryan Trang, Richard Girges


Slack hands over control of encryption keys to regulated customers

Slack announced today that it is launching Enterprise Key Management (EKM) for Slack, a new tool that enables customers to control their encryption keys in the enterprise version of the communications app. The keys are managed in the AWS KMS key management tool. Geoff Belknap, chief security officer (CSO) at Slack, says that the new tool should appeal to customers in regulated industries, who might need tighter control over security. “Markets like financial services, health care and governmen...
Tags: Security, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Encryption, Slack, CSO, Geoff Belknap, Belknap, Encryption Key Management, TechCrunch Slack, Slack Belknap


Apple’s iCloud is having an outage, too

Facebook has only just recovered from one of its worst outages to date, and Gmail and Google Drive also experienced a worldwide outage this week. Now, apparently, it’s Apple’s turn. According to the company’s System Status dashboard, a number of iCloud services are experiencing issues, including iCloud Drive, Mail, Calendar, Notes, Keychain, Reminders, iWork, Photos, News and others. According the System Status page, the issues began today at 11 AM ET/8 AM PT. The page doesn’t offer much in term...
Tags: Apple, Google Drive, Cloud, Facebook, Tech, Icloud, Outage, Facebook Instagram


Apple’s iCloud recovers after a four-hour outage

Facebook has only just recovered from one of its worst outages to date, and Gmail and Google Drive also experienced a worldwide outage this week. Now, apparently, it was Apple’s turn. The company’s system status dashboard was blanketed in yellow warning notes for more than four hours Thursday, indicating mass outages of its iCloud service. iCloud Drive, Mail, Calendar, Notes, Keychain, Reminders, iWork, Photos, News and others all experienced downtime. The issues lasted from 11:00 am to 3:28 pm ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google Drive, Cloud, Facebook, Icloud, Outage, Facebook Instagram


Microsoft open sources its data compression algorithm and hardware for the cloud

The amount of data that the big cloud computing providers now store is staggering, so it’s no surprise that most store all of this information as compressed data in some form or another — just like you used to zip your files back in the days of floppy disks, CD-ROMs and low-bandwidth connections. Typically, those systems are closely guarded secrets, but today, Microsoft open sourced the algorithm, hardware specification and Verilog source code for how it compresses data in its Azure cloud. Th...
Tags: Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Open Compute Project, OCP, Compression, Kushagra Vaid, Intel AMD Ampere Arm Marvell SiFive Broadcom


Microsoft launches Game Stack, brings Xbox Live to Android and iOS

Microsoft today announced a new initiative that combines all of the company’s gaming-related products for developers like Xbox Live, Azure PlayFab, Direct X, Mixer, Virtual Studio, Simplygon and Azure under a single umbrella. That umbrella, Microsoft Game Stack, is meant to give game developers, no matter whether they are at a AAA studio or working solo, all the tools they need to develop and then operate their games across devices and platforms. “Game Stack brings together our game development ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Gaming, Cloud, Microsoft, Developer, Azure, Tech, Xbox, Nintendo, Sdk, Xbox Live, Mixer, Kareem Choudhry, PlayFab, Simplygon


F5’s $670M Deal for Nginx Expands Firms’ Control of Web Servers, Apps

Internet users are celebrating the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday this week by reminiscing about early Web technologies like America Online and dial-up modems. But users’ Web experiences—from the 1990s to today’s social media-dominated digital landscape—are only possible with behind-the-scenes Internet infrastructure in place. The value of that infrastructure was highlighted in F5 Networks’ recent announcement that it has agreed to acquire Nginx for $670 million in cash.F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Ng...
Tags: Deals, Security, Cloud, Internet, Cloud Computing, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Www, Cybersecurity, M&a, Data Centers, Api, Seattle, Nginx, World Wide Web


Asigra and Secret Double Octopus Partner to Provide Top-flight Authentication for Cloud-based Data Backups Susceptible to Ransomware Attacks

TORONTO and TEL AVIV, Israel, March 13, 2019 — Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider and Secret Double Octopus, the pioneer of Password-Free Enterprise Authentication, announced today their partnership to provide a critical layer of Read more… The post Asigra and Secret Double Octopus Partner to Provide Top-flight Authentication for Cloud-based Data Backups Susceptible to Ransomware Attacks appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News...
Tags: Cloud, Technology, Toronto, Seo, It, Network, Service Providers, Asigra Inc, Data Backups Susceptible, Password Free Enterprise Authentication


Vtrus Gets $2.9M For Drones That Inspect Indoor Industrial Equipment

Vtrus, a Seattle-based startup developing drones designed to autonomously inspect equipment in factories and other indoor settings, has raised more than $2.9 million to support its commercialization efforts, according to a regulatory filing.Nine investors participated in the equity funding round, the filing shows.Reached by phone on Thursday, a spokesperson for Vtrus declined to comment on the startup’s technology, timeline for reaching the market, or plans with the new cash.Many people first l...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Cloud, Facebook, Photography, Video, Maps, Cloud Computing, Wi-fi, Trends, Tech, Vc, Cameras, Drones, Vr, Oculus


Attom Data Solutions launches cutting edge, cloud-based service

Attom Data Solutions has unveiled a cloud-based system it believes could save clients money and ultimately do for data what Netflix did for streaming video.
Tags: Cloud, Technology, Cloud Computing, Data, Netflix, Radio, Database, Lovell Minnick Partners, ATTOM Data Solutions, Todd Teta


Okta to acquire workflow automation startup Azuqua for $52.5M

During its earnings report yesterday afternoon, Okta announced it intends to acquire Azuqua, a Bellevue, Washington workflow automation startup for $52.5 million. In a blog post announcing the news, Okta co-founder and COO Frederic Kerrest saw the combining of the two companies as a way to move smoothly between applications in a complex workflow without having to constantly present your credentials. “With Okta and Azuqua, IT teams will be able to use pre-built connectors and logic to create s...
Tags: Security, Startups, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Okta, Identity Management, San Francisco, Tech, Bellevue, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Northwest, Vmware, Exit, Bellevue Washington