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10 things in tech you need to know today

Apple Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Apple unveiled a bunch of new tech yesterday. The company announced its new iPhones (including an iPhone Mini!) with better camera features and battery life. Plus, it released a new Apple Watch with a slew of updates (including that it can tell if you fall off your bike). ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Instagram, Microsoft, New York City, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Databricks, Newsletters, Steve Wozniak, Dara Khosrowshahi


Daily Crunch: Apple urges users to update all devices after hacktivists reveal zero-day flaw

Hello and welcome back to Daily Crunch for September 13, 2021. This is Alex and I am back! A big thanks to Greg for taking over last week while I was on staycation. It is lovely to be back with you all. Before we dive into the news, a reminder that Disrupt is next week. So, make sure you have a ticket and get hype. More here. It’s going to be a heck of a show. TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 The TechCrunch Top 3+ The Apple-Epic war far from over: While the internet digests the recent, controver...
Tags: Apple, TC, Instagram, China, Boston, Africa, Tech, Ford, Alibaba, Gm, Alex, Shopify, Databricks, Unicorn, Sapphire Ventures, Mike


Big Tech salaries revealed: How much engineers, developers, and product managers make at companies including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Uber, IBM, and Salesforce

Business Insider analyzed salary data for workers at top tech companies. SrdjanPav/Getty Images Business Insider analyzed salary data for thousands of workers to reveal how much large tech companies pay. We crunched the numbers for companies including Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, Snap, and Uber. The data, which US companies report in visa applications for foreign workers, sheds light on how engineers, designers, and others are compensated in the competiti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Uber, New York, Texas, Enterprise, Microsoft, California, US, Trends, Tech, Pay, Intel


Private equity giveth, and private equity taketh away

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Alex and Grace and Chris gathered to dig through the week’s biggest happenings, including some news of our own. As a note, Equity’s Monday episode will be landing next Tuesday, thanks to a national holiday here in the United States. And we have something special planned for Wednesday, so stay tuned. Ok! Here’s the rundown from the show: Apollo complete...
Tags: Apple, TC, Y Combinator, Ipo, Boston, Tech, Sustainability, United States, Alex, S-1, Drift, Grace, Databricks, Chris, Toast, Natasha


Daily Crunch: Databricks reaches $38B billion valuation with $1.6B Series H

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for August 31, 2021. Today the TechCrunch machine was busy covering the first day of Y Combinator’s Demo Day event, so expect to see all sorts of coverage on the site after this hits your inbox. We’ll bring you a recap in tomorrow’s edition, though we do have a first taste down below. In Disrupt news, TechCrunch is and will have ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, China, India, Tech, Peak, Databricks, Yc, Suez Canal, Morin, Newsletters, MANCHESTER England, Apple Watches, Peloton, Jeff Morin, SoftBank Vision Fund


Databricks raises $1.6B at $38B valuation as it blasts past $600M ARR

Databricks this morning confirmed earlier reports that it was raising new capital at a higher valuation. The data- and AI-focused company has secured a $1.6 billion round at a $38 billion valuation, it said. Bloomberg first reported last week that Databricks was pursuing new capital at that price. The Series H was led by Counterpoint Global, a Morgan Stanley fund. Other new investors included Baillie Gifford, UC Investments and ClearBridge. A grip of prior investors also kicked in cash to the ro...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Bloomberg, Artificial Intelligence, Morgan Stanley, Snowflake, Databricks, Data Warehouse, Database, Data Lake, ARR, Ali Ghodsi, Ghodsi


The plan to vaccinate America has stalled. These ad execs have some ideas to get it jumpstarted.

Hello!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Matt Turner, Insider's co-Editor in Chief of business. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.What we're going over today:How to sell the vaccine to the unvaccinated, according to 6 advertising executives who are pros at persuasion.Spotify spent $230 million on Gimlet. Leaked data shows it's lagging behind other ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Microsoft, America, Trends, Getty Images, Portland, Nashville, Goldman Sachs, Heinz, Morgan Stanley, Snowflake, Jamie Dimon, Amazon Web Services, Databricks


Andreessen Horowitz just rolled out a $400 million fund that’s expressly for seed deals

Andreessen Horowitz is begun to announce new funds almost as routinely as some startups have begun announcing follow-on rounds. After announcing a third biotech fund in February 2020 that’s currently investing $750 million; a pair of new funds totaling $4.5 billion last November; and, most recently, a new $2.2 billion crypto-focused fund, the firm is rolling out a brand new fund: a $400 million vehicle that is focused expressly on backing seed-stage companies. In the broader historical context o...
Tags: Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Databricks, Marc Andreessen, Casado, Martin Casado, Coinbase Pictured


10 things in tech you need to know today

ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. The Boring Company wants a tunnel that will help SpaceX staff get to work easier. Elon Musk's company reportedly wants to build a tunnel that would link South Padre Island to Boca Chica, where SpaceX's Texas launch base is located. Get the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Microsoft, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Aws, Jaguar, Epa


Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: SaaS

TechCrunch Sessions is back! On October 27, we’re taking on the ferociously competitive field of software as a service (SaaS), and we’re thrilled to announce our packed agenda, overflowing with some of the biggest names and most exciting startups in the industry. And you’re in luck, because $75 early-bird tickets are still on sale — make sure you book yours so you can enjoy all the agenda has to offer and save $100 bucks before prices go up! Throughout the day, you can expect to hear from indust...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Linkedin, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Ford, Computing, Gm, Firewall


Men are a niche demographic

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Danny was back, joining Natasha and Alex and Grace and Chris to chat through the week’s coming and goings. But, before we get to the official news, here’s some personal news: Danny is stepping back from his role as co-host of the Friday show! Yes, Mr. Crichton will still take part in our mid-week, deep dive episodes, but this is the conclusion of his run as part of...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Media, Tech, Brazil, Yik Yak, Equity, Alex, Unicorns, Grace, Databricks, Decacorns, Chris, Maven, Monte Carlo


Daily Crunch: Under pressure from ‘banking partners and payout providers,’ OnlyFans bans explicit content

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for August 19, 2021. Today is a good day, with lots of interesting news, and even a hot, fresh newsletter from the TechCrunch team. More on that in a moment. Before we start, UiPath CEO Daniel Dines is coming to our October SaaS event. It’s going to be, as the kids say, lit. — Alex UiPath CEO Daniel Dines is coming to TC Sessions...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Congress, China, Tech, Chicago, United States, Standard Oil, Gm, Vr, Bird, Graham, Chinese communist party, Databricks, Lucas Matney, Venrock


UIPath CEO Daniel Dines is coming to TC Sessions: SaaS to talk RPA and automation

UIPath came seemingly out of nowhere in the last several years, going public last year in a successful IPO during which it raised over $527 million. It raised $2 billion in private money prior to that with its final private valuation coming in at an amazing $35 billion. UIPath CEO Daniel Dines will be joining us on a panel on automation at TC Sessions: Saas on October 27th. The company has been able capture all this investor attention doing something called Robotic Process Automation, which prov...
Tags: TC, Technology, Enterprise, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Automation, Machine Learning, Salesforce, Databricks, Servicenow, Crunchbase, Dave Wright, RPA


Would the math work if Databricks were valued at $38B?

Databricks, the open-source data lake and data management powerhouse has been on quite a financial run lately. Today Bloomberg reported the company could be raising a new round worth at least $1.5 billion at an otherworldly $38 billion valuation. That price tag is up $10 billion from its last fundraise in February when it snagged $1 billion at a $28 billion valuation. Databricks declined to comment on the Bloomberg post and its possible new valuation. The company has been growing like gangbuster...
Tags: TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Bloomberg, Rumors, Snowflake, Databricks, Bessemer, Ali Ghodsi, Data Lakes, Today Bloomberg


Affordable student passes available for TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

If you’re a current student or a recent grad with a burning passion for data, software and artificial intelligence, we want you to join us on October 27 for TC Sessions: SaaS 2021. The software-as-a-service sector keeps growing rapidly — both in size and sophistication, and it’s going to require a deep bench of thinkers, makers and technologists to create and wrangle a data-driven future. We want to foster the next generation, and we’ve set aside discounted, budget-friendly passes especially for...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Software, SaaS, Computing, Head, Databricks, Software As A Service, Business Models, Olo, Monte Carlo, Javier Soltero, Ali Ghodsi, UiPath, Co-founder


VCs are betting big on Kubernetes: Here are 5 reasons why

Ben Ofiri Contributor Ben Ofiri is the co-founder and CEO of the Kubernetes troubleshooting platform Komodor. He previously worked at Google, where he served as product lead for the company’s flagship conversational AI project, Google Duplex. I worked at Google for six years. Internally, you have no choice — you must use Kubernetes if you are deploying microservices and containers (it’s actually not called Kubernetes inside of Google; it’s called Borg). But what...
Tags: Google, Startups, Cloud, Column, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Tech, New Relic, Web Services, Linux, Ubuntu, Databricks, Kubernetes, Red Hat, Datadog, Openshift


Salesforce’s Kathy Baxter is coming to TC Sessions: SaaS to talk AI

As the use of AI has grown and developed over the last several years, companies like Salesforce have tried to tap into it to improve their software and help customers operate faster and more efficiently. Kathy Baxter, principal architect for the ethical AI practice at Salesforce will be joining us at TechCrunch Sessions: SaaS on October 27th to talk about the impact of AI on SaaS. Baxter, who has more than 20 years of experience as a software architect, joined Salesforce in 2017 after more than ...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Salesforce, Einstein, Databricks, Baxter, Casey Aylward, Sarah Guo, SAP Oracle, Abby Kearns, Daniel Dines Puppet, Kathy Baxter, Ali Ghodsi UiPath


Big Tech salaries revealed: How much engineers, developers, and product managers make at companies including Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Uber, IBM, and Salesforce

Business Insider analyzed salary data for workers at top tech companies. SrdjanPav/Getty Images Business Insider analyzed salary data for thousands of workers to reveal how much large tech companies pay. We crunched the numbers for companies including Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, Snap, and Uber. The data, which US companies report in visa applications for foreign workers, sheds light on how engineers, designers, and others are compensated in the competitive industr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Enterprise, Microsoft, US, Trends, Tech, Pay, Intel, Features, Snapchat, Artificial Intelligence, Cruise


Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses will join us at TC Sessions: SaaS

Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses joins the data panel at TC Sessions: SaaS. See you there! As the clock ticks down on TechCrunch’s upcoming SaaS-focused event, we’re excited to announce that Monte Carlo co-founder and CEO Barr Moses will join us. Specifically, the startup exec will be joining our data-focused panel. What does Monte Carlo do? The startup works in the realm of data observability, making sure that companies’ data ingestion work is bringing in actual information, and not bunk. When I covere...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Data, SaaS, Moses, Databricks, Monte Carlo, Casey Aylward, Tc Sessions, Sarah Guo, Abby Kearns, Barr Moses, TC Sessions: SaaS 2021, Yotam Hadass Moses


Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses will join us at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses joins the data panel at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021. See you there! As the clock ticks down on TechCrunch’s upcoming SaaS-focused event, we’re excited to announce that Monte Carlo co-founder and CEO Barr Moses will join us. Specifically, the startup exec will be joining our data-focused panel. What does Monte Carlo do? The startup works in the realm of data observability, making sure that companies’ data ingestion work is bringing in actual information, and not bunk. When I c...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Data, SaaS, Moses, Databricks, Monte Carlo, Casey Aylward, Tc Sessions, Sarah Guo, Abby Kearns, Barr Moses, TC Sessions: SaaS 2021, Yotam Hadass Moses


Group discounts let you take the whole team to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

If you want to get the most value out of attending TC Sessions: SaaS 2021, a day-long deep dive into the rapidly changing and expanding world of software-as-a-service, don’t go it alone — take your team. It’s a smart way to cover more ground on October 27, make more connections and increase your ROI. We’re talking a sweet group discount, people. The early-bird pricing won’t remain in play forever, so get your group passes now and cross that money-saving task off your to-do list before the prices...
Tags: TC, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Ford, Computing, Gm, Databricks, Software As A Service, Business Models, Ali Ghodsi, As-a-service, Melika Jahangiri, Karin Maake, FlashParking, TC Sessions: SaaS 2021


Informatica bids to become Switzerland of data with SaaSy governance and catalogue tool

Stakes claim for neutral territory after Databricks and cloud vendors make play to manage your data Informatica has launched a SaaS product that aims to manage data governance and catalogues in a single system.…
Tags: Software, Switzerland, Databricks, Informatica


Opaque raises $9.5M seed to secure sensitive data in the cloud

Opaque, a new startup born out of Berkely’s RISELabs, announced a $9.5 million seed round today to build a solution to access and work with sensitive data in the cloud in a secure way, even with multiple organizations involved. Intel Capital led today’s investment with participation by Race Capital, The House Fund and FactoryHQ. The company helps customers work with secure data in the cloud while making sure the data they are working on is not being exposed to cloud providers, other research par...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Data, Encryption, Machine Learning, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Databricks, Intel Capital, Data Security, Popa


Databricks co-founder and CEO Ali Ghodsi is coming to TC Sessions: SaaS

In many industries, Databricks has become synonymous with modern data warehousing and data lakes. Since it’s exactly these technologies that are at the core of what modern businesses are doing around operationalizing their data, data engineering and building machine-learning models — and since Databricks is at the forefront of startups that offer these services on a SaaS-like platform, who better to join us at TC Sessions: SaaS on October 27 than Databricks co-founder and CEO Ali Ghodsi. Ghodsi ...
Tags: Google, TC, Technology, Sweden, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Software, SaaS, Computing, Machine Learning, Databricks, Apache Spark, Software As A Service


Tech stocks look cheap and could explode in coming decades with their true value still in the early stages of being unlocked, an investment chief says

Francis Scialabba. Francis Scialabba Tech stocks are "ridiculously cheap" despite antitrust fears, said Ram Parameswaran, founder and CIO of tech-focused fund Octahedron Capital. Speaking on Bloomberg's Odd Lots podcast, Parameswaran said big tech stocks, are undervalued in part because antitrust fears are overblown. Parameswaran is also bullish on smaller tech companies directly competing with the likes of Amazon: "There are riches in niches." Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Tech, Markets, Bloomberg, Alibaba, Antitrust, Aws, Shopify, Databricks, Wayfair, Peloton, Amazon Alibaba, Amazon He, Parameswaran, Opening Bell Global


Snowflake agrees it's good to share... on its platform, while Databricks opts for a more vendor-neutral approach

Enterprise newcomer has its work cut out in the data marketplace field Among the blizzard of new language support for Snowflake's data warehouse this week was a plan to beef up its data marketplace, which promises users somewhere to buy, sell, and otherwise share data on the platform. The problem is that it is far from the only game in town.…
Tags: Software, Databricks


Leaving Spark behind, Databricks enters new territory as it eyes 2021 IPO

Will its vision for unified analytics fly? Databricks, the commercial company founded around the popular Apache Spark data lake, is making a strike for new class workloads and enterprise data management jobs in its make-or-break IPO year.…
Tags: Software, Databricks


Databricks introduces Delta Sharing, an open source tool for sharing data

Databricks launched its fifth open source project today, a new tool called Delta Sharing designed to be a vendor neutral way to share data with any cloud infrastructure or SaaS product, so long as you have the appropriate connector. It’s part of the broader Databricks open source Delta Lake project. As CEO Ali Ghodsi points out, data is exploding and moving data from Point A to Point B is an increasingly difficult problem to solve with proprietary tooling. “The number one barrier for organizatio...
Tags: Google, TC, Open Source, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Delta, Snowflake, Data Sharing, Databricks, The Linux Foundation, Amazon Microsoft, Ali Ghodsi, Ghodsi, Microsoft IBM, Delta Lake


Atlan raises $16M led by Insight Partners to build a collaboration hub for data-driven teams

Young startup Atlan, which has built a SaaS data collaboration platform and is courting customers in international markets, has now won the trust of some high-profile investors. Atlan said on Tuesday it has raised $16 million in its Series A financing round that was led by Insight Partners. Bob Muglia (former CEO of Snowflake), Bob Moore and Jake Stei (founders of Stitch) and Auren Hoffman (founder of Safegraph and Liveramp), and Akshay Kothari (co-founder and COO of Notion) also invested in the...
Tags: India, Funding, Nigeria, Tech, Google Analytics, SaaS, Snowflake, Databricks, Bob Muglia, Figma, Data Analytics, Stitch, Sankar, Liveramp, Auren-hoffman, Banka


10+ users can lead to washout: Data lakes struggle with SQL concurrency, says Gartner

We're working on it, Spark backer Databricks declares Data lakes are struggling to support more than 10 users when they try to perform the SQL queries that were once seen as only fitting for data warehouse technologies, according to Gartner.…
Tags: Software, Gartner, Databricks