Posts filtered by tags: Enterprise[x]


 

Microsoft delves deeper into IoT with Express Logic acquisition

Microsoft has never been shy about being acquisitive, and today it announced it’s buying Express Logic, a San Diego company that has developed a real-time operating system (RTOS) aimed at controlling the growing number of IoT devices in the world. The companies did not share the purchase price. Express Logic is not some wide-eyed, pie-in-the-sky startup. It has been around for 23 years building (in its own words), “industrial-grade RTOS and middleware software solutions for embedded and IoT d...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, San Diego, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Iot, George, Sam George, RTOS, Express Logic, William E Lamie, Azure Sphere Azure Digital Twins


CloudBees acquires Electric Cloud to build out its software delivery management platform

CloudBees, the enterprise continuous integration and delivery service (and the biggest contributor to the Jenkins open-source automation server), today announced that it has acquired Electric Cloud, a continuous delivery and automation platform that first launched all the way back in 2002. The two companies did not disclose the price of the acquisition, but CloudBees has raised a total of $113.2 million while Electric Cloud raised $64.6 million from the likes of  Rembrandt Venture Partners, U...
Tags: Enterprise, Developer, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing, Tech, Ceo, Software Development, Java, Devops, RRE Ventures, Kubernetes, Gitlab, Jenkins, Electric Cloud, Rembrandt Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners


Spotinst, the startup enabling companies to purchase and manage excess cloud capacity, acquires StratCloud

Spotinst, the cloud automation and optimization startup founded in Tel Aviv but now with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London too, has acquired AWS partner StratCloud. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although I’m hearing it combines both cash and stock and was somewhere in the region of $5 million. As part of the acquisition, StratCloud’s team of 15 people will be joining Spotinst, including founder Patrick Gartlan, who will become VP, Cloud Services at Spotinst. StratCloud ha...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, London, Enterprise, Samsung, Tel Aviv, Tech, Aws, Cto, Ron Miller, San Francisco New York, AWS Microsoft, Spotinst


Salesforce is buying MapAnything, a startup that raised over $84 million

Salesforce announced today it’s buying another company built on its platform. This time it’s MapAnything, which as the name implies, helps companies build location-based workflows, something that could come in handy for sales or service calls. The companies did not reveal the selling price, and Salesforce didn’t have anything to add beyond a brief press release announcing the deal. “The addition of MapAnything to Salesforce will help the world’s leading brands accurately plan: how many peo...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Salesforce, Stewart, John Stewart, Mohawk Industries, MapAnything, General Motors Ventures, MillerCoors Michelin Unilever Synchrony Financial


Google Cloud brings on 27-year SAP veteran as it doubles down on enterprise adoption

Thomas Kurian, the newly-minted CEO of Google Cloud, used the company’s Cloud Next conference last week to lay out his vision for the future of Google’s cloud computing platform. That vision involves, in part, a hiring spree to give businesses that want to work with Google more people to talk to and get help from. Unsurprisingly, Kurian is also looking to put his stamp on the executive team, too, and today announced that former SAP executive Robert Enslin is joining Google Cloud as its new...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Asia, Europe, Business, Enterprise, Tech, Ceo, Companies, United States, South Africa, President, Rob, Dell, Sap


The Exit: an AI startup’s McPivot

Five years ago, Dynamic Yield was courting an investment from The New York Times as it looked to shift how publishers paywalled their content. Last month, Chicago-based fast food king McDonald’s bought the Israeli company for $300 million, a source told TechCrunch, with the purpose of rethinking how people order drive-thru chicken nuggets. The pivot from courting the grey lady to the golden arches isn’t as drastic as it sounds. In a lot of ways, it’s the result of the company learning to say ...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Funding, Israel, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Chicago, New York Times, Venture Capital, M&a, Machine Learning, Mcdonalds


Meet the first judges for The Europas Awards (27 June) and enter your startup now!

I’m excited to announce that The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is really shaping up! The awards will be held on 27 June 2019, in London, UK on the front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — creating a fantastic and fun, garden party atmosphere in the heart of London’s tech startup scene. TechCrunch is once more the exclusive media sponsor of the awards and conference, alongside new ‘tech, culture & society’ event creator The Pathfounder. Here’s how to enter and be considere...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Europe, London, Enterprise, Berlin, Tech, Techcrunch Disrupt, Healthtech, London UK, Geffrye Museum


Airbase launches with $7M Series A to simplify spending control systems

Airbase is a startup with a plan to change the way you think about accounting around spending. Instead of multiple workflows, it wants to create a simpler one involving, well, Airbase. It’s a bold move for any startup to take on something as entrenched as financials, but it’s giving it a shot, and today the company launched with a $7 million Series A investment. First Round Capital was lead investor. Maynard Webb, Village Global, BoxGroup and Quiet Capital also participated. The deal closed a...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Finance, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, First Round Capital, Kote, Airbase, Maynard Webb Village Global BoxGroup, Quiet Capital, Thejo Kote, Segment Bill Trenchard General Partner, Airbase Airbase


Enterprise events management platform Bizzabo scores $27M Series D

Bizzabo, the New York and Tel Aviv-based events management platform, has raised $27 million in Series D funding. Leading the round is Viola Growth, along with new investor Next47. We’re also told that previous backers, including Pilot Growth, followed on. The new funding brings the total raised by the company to $56 million. Originally launched in 2012 as a networking app for event attendees, Bizzabo now claims to be the leading end-to-end “Event Success Platform”. As it exists today, one way...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, New York, Enterprise, Tel Aviv, Tech, Bizzabo, Eran Ben Shushan, Viola Growth, Catherine Shu, D. Bizzabo, Ben Shushan, Inbound SaaStr Forbes Dow Jones


Google expands its container service with GKE Advanced

With its Kuberntes Engine (GKE), Google Cloud Google has long offered a managed service for running containers on its platform. Kubernetes users tend to have a variety of needs, but so far, Google only offered a single tier of GKE that wasn’t necessarily geared toward the high-end enterprise users the company is trying to woo. Today, however, the company announced a new advanced edition of GKE that introduces a number of new features and an enhanced financially backed SLA, additional security...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Container, Kubernetes, Sla, GKE, Kuberntes Engine GKE Google Cloud Google, GKE Standard Google


Why it just might make sense that Salesforce.com is buying Salesforce.org

Yesterday, Salesforce .com announced its intent to buy its own educational/non-profit arm, Salesforce.org for $300 million. On its face, this feels like a confusing turn of events, but industry experts say it’s really about aligning educational and non-profit verticals across the entire organization. Salesforce has always made a lot of hay about being a responsible capitalist. It’s something it highlights at events and really extends with the 1-1-1 model that it created, which gives one percen...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Education, Microsoft, Charity, Tech, Salesforce, Non Profit Organizations, Nfp, Wang, Leary, Moorhead, Patrick Moorhead, Benioff, Ray Wang


Adobe launches an Adobe XD accelerator to woo developers

The design world is in a state of full-fledged competition. Never in history have designers and their respective teams had so many options to choose from. As both demand and supply grow, design players are working to build out the most comprehensive experience possible for their users. Adobe, the incumbent in the space, is today launching the Adobe Creative Cloud Plugin Accelerator. Essentially, individuals and teams interested in taking some time to build out plugins for Adobe XD can get themse...
Tags: Startups, TC, Accelerator, Enterprise, Adobe, Invision, Vinh, Adobe headquarters, Adobe HQ


Leapwork raises $10M for its easy process automation platform, plans US expansion

Most work involving computers is highly repetitive, which is why companies regularly have developers write code to automate repetitive tasks. But that process is not very scalable. Ideally, individuals across an entire business would be able to create automated tasks, not just developers. This problem has created a new category called process automation. Startups in this space are all about making companies more efficient. Most of the existing tools on the market are code-based and complicated, ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Enterprise, Berlin, US, Tech, SaaS, Copenhagen Denmark, DN Capital, Londons, Thomas Rubens, Gurugram India, LEAPWORK, London UK San Francisco USA Minsk Belarus


‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Delivers “Such Sweet Sorrow” With the Penultimate Episode of Season 2

I am beside myself. Why am I writing in italics? Because I know no other way to describe my anxiety after seeing the penultimate Season 2 episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Such Sweet Sorrow.” Billed as the first part of a two-part season finale, “Such Sweet Sorrow” increased the drama a thousand-fold. This episode had me literally screaming “What’s going to happen?!” and squirming in my seat. Perhaps some of that was the orange-vanilla coke I drank. But I think most of that was due to the...
Tags: Television, Movies, Enterprise, Sci-fi, Features, Spock, Rebecca Romijn, Michael, Po, Cbs All Access, Amanda, Jett, Pike, Sarek, Tilly, Star-Trek


Diving into Google Cloud Next and the future of the cloud ecosystem

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois and Ron Miller offered up their analysis on the major announcements that came out of Google’s Cloud Next conference this past week, as well as their opinions on the outlook for the company going forward. Google Cloud announced a series of products, packages and services that it believes will improve the company’s comp...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Cloud, Facebook, Enterprise, Developer, Government, Events, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Aws, Talent, Ron


OpenStack Stein launches with improved Kubernetes support

The OpenStack project, which powers more than 75 public and thousands of private clouds, launched the 19th version of its software this week. You’d think that after 19 updates to the open-source infrastructure platform, there really isn’t all that much new the various project teams could add, given that we’re talking about a rather stable code base here. There are actually a few new features in this release, though, as well as all the usual tweaks and feature improvements you’d expect. While the...
Tags: Metal, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Tech, Machine Learning, Linux, Openstack, Gpu, Denver, Mirantis, Kubernetes, Bryce, Sahara, Stein, OpenStack Foundation, Jonathan Bryce


Homeland Security warns of security flaws in enterprise VPN apps

Several enterprise virtual private networking apps are vulnerable to a security bug that can allow an attacker to remotely break into a company’s internal network, according to a warning issued by Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division. An alert was published Friday by the government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency following a public disclosure by CERT/CC, the vulnerability disclosure center at Carnegie Mellon University. The VPN apps built by four vendors — Cisco, Palo Al...
Tags: Security, Apps, Enterprise, Tech, Cisco, Password, Homeland Security, Vpn, Carnegie Mellon University, Microsoft Windows, Palo Alto Networks, Computer Security, Multi-factor Authentication, Security Token, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Cisco Palo Alto Networks Pulse Secure


Google Cloud makes some strong moves to differentiate itself from AWS and Microsoft

Google Cloud held its annual customer conference, Google Cloud Next, this week in San Francisco. It had a couple of purposes. For starters it could introduce customers to new CEO Thomas Kurian for the first time since his hiring at the end of last year. And secondly, and perhaps more importantly, it could demonstrate that it could offer a value proposition that is distinct from AWS and Microsoft. Kurian’s predecessor, Diane Greene, was fond of saying that it was still early days for the cloud ma...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Aws, Google Maps, Vmware, Google Cloud Platform, Diane Greene, Greene, Frederic Lardinois, Google Cloud, Kurian, GCP


Much to Oracle’s chagrin, Pentagon names Microsoft and Amazon as $10B JEDI cloud contract finalists

Yesterday, the Pentagon announced two finalists in the $10 billion, decade-long JEDI cloud contract process — and Oracle was not one of them. In spite of lawsuits, official protests and even back-channel complaining to the president, the two finalists are Microsoft and and Amazon. “After evaluating all of the proposals received, the Department of Defense has made a competitive range determination for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud request for proposals, in accordance with a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Government, US, Tech, Department Of Defense, Aws, Ibm, Pentagon, Smith, Oracle, Microsoft-azure


Rasa raises $13M led by Accel for its developer-friendly open source approach to chatbots

Conversational AI and the use of chatbots have been through multiple cycles of hype and disillusionment in the tech world. You know the story: first you get a launch from the likes of Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google or any number of other companies, and then you get the many examples of how their services don’t work as intended at the slightest challenge. But time brings improvements and more focused expectations, and today a startup that has been harnessing all those learnings is ann...
Tags: TC, Europe, Enterprise, Adobe, Berlin, San Francisco, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, HashiCorp, Zurich, Cto, Accel, Chatbots, conversational AI, UiPath, Rasa


Armis nabs $65M Series C as IoT security biz grows in leaps and bounds

Armis is helping companies protect IoT devices on the network without using an agent, and it’s apparently a problem that is resonating with the market, as the startup reports 700 percent growth in the last year. That caught the attention of investors, who awarded them with a $65 million Series C investment to help keep accelerating that growth. Sequoia Capital led the round with help from new investors Insight Venture Partners and Intermountain Ventures. Returning investors Bain Capital Ventu...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Internet Of Things, Enterprise, Funding, Sequoia Capital, Cto, Insight Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, IoT Security, Armis, Intermountain Ventures Returning, Bain Capital Ventures Red Dot Capital Partners, Nadir Izrael, Izreal


With consumer G+ dead, Currents hopes to make waves in the enterprise

Google today announced that Google+ in G Suite, the last remaining remnants of what was once Google’s attempt to rival Facebook and Twitter, will now be called Currents. We don’t need to belabor the fact that Google+ was a flop and that its death was probably long overdue. We’ve done that. Now it’s time to look ahead and talk about what’s next for Currents. To do that, I sat down with David Thacker, the VP of Product Management for G Suite, at Google’s Cloud Next conference. As Thacker tol...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Cloud, Facebook, Enterprise, Analytics, Google News, Thacker, David Thacker, Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud Next 2019, Google Currents


InVision announces new integrations with Jira

Today InVision announced even deeper integrations with Jira, letting users embed actual InVision prototypes right within a Jira ticket. The company also announced the Jira app for InVision Studio, letting designers in Studio see interactive Jira tickets in real time. InVision has already had lighter integrations with Atlassian products, including Jira, Confluence and Trello. It’s also worth noting that Atlassian participated in InVision’s $115 million Series F funding round. The partnershi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, Getty, Atlassian, Invision, Clark Valberg, Jira, Davidson, Mike Davidson, InVision Studio, Slack Dribbble, InVision Studio Plus InVision


Daily Crunch: Meet the new CEO of Google Cloud

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Google Cloud’s new CEO on gaining customers, startups, supporting open source and more Thomas Kurian, who came to Google Cloud after 22 years at Oracle, said the team is rolling out new contracts and plans to simplify pricing. Most importantly, though, Google will go on a hiring spree: “A number of cus...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Enterprise, Congress, Tech, Walmart, Oracle, Latin America, Irs, Udacity, Sebastian Thrun, Messier, Uber Lyft, Bill Clark, Thrun, Google Cloud


The right way to do AI in security

Artificial intelligence applied to information security can engender images of a benevolent Skynet, sagely analyzing more data than imaginable and making decisions at lightspeed, saving organizations from devastating attacks. In such a world, humans are barely needed to run security programs, their jobs largely automated out of existence, relegating them to a role as the button-pusher on particularly critical changes proposed by the otherwise omnipotent AI. Such a vision is still in the realm of...
Tags: Google, Security, TC, Lyft, Uber, Enterprise, Government, Funding, Tech, Cybersecurity, Mit, Hack, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Harvard University, Darpa


What’s left of Google+ is now called Currents

Google+ for consumers is officially dead, but it’s still alive for enterprise users. Only a few days after completely shutting down the public version of Google+, Google today announced that it is giving the enterprise version a new name. It’s now called Currents. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Google once offered another service called Currents, a social magazine app with Google+ integrations that was later replaced by Google Play Newsstand. That history clearly bodes well for...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Google Google, G Suite, Google Cloud Next 2019, Google Currents


Google makes the power of BigQuery available in Sheets

Google today announced a new services that makes the power of BigQuery, its analytics data warehouse, available in Sheets, its web-based spreadsheet tool. These so-called ‘connected sheets’ face none of the usual limitations of Google’s regular spreadsheets, meaning there are no row limits, for example. Instead, users can take a massive dataset from BigQuery, with potentially billions of rows, and turn those into a pivot table. The idea here, is to enable virtually anybody to make use of all ...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Airasia, Looker, Zalando, Google Sheets, Google Cloud, Google Data Studio, BigQuery, Google Cloud Next 2019, Nikunj Shanti, Rolf Seegelken


Salesforce and Google want to build a smarter customer service experience

Anyone who has dealt with bad customer service has felt frustration with the lack of basic understanding of who you are as a customer and what you need. Google and Salesforce feel your pain, and today the two companies expanded their partnership to try and create a smarter customer service experience. The goal is to combine Salesforce’s customer knowledge with Google’s customer service-related AI products and build on the strengths of the combined solution to produce a better customer serv...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Customer Service, Artificial Intelligence, Salesforce, Patterson, Chatbots, Salesforce Einstein, Salesforce Service Cloud, Bill Patterson, Einstein Salesforce, Google Cloud Next 2019


Google Cloud announces Traffic Director, a networking management tool for service mesh

With each new set of technologies comes a new set of terms. In the containerized world, applications are broken down into discrete pieces or micro services. As these services proliferate, it creates a service mesh, a network of services and the interactions that take place as they interact. For each new technology like this, it requires a management layer, especially for the network administrators to understand and control the new concept, in this case, the service mesh. Today at Google Cloud Ne...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Aws, Google Cloud Platform, Google Cloud, GCP, Service Mesh, Google Cloud Next 2019, Brad Calder


Google Cloud takes aim at verticals starting with new set of tools for retailers

Google might not be Adobe or Salesforce, but it has a particular set of skills, which fit nicely with retailer requirements and can over time help improve the customer experience, even if that means just simply making sure the website or app is running, even on peak demand. Today, at Google Cloud Next, the company showed off a package of solutions as an example its vertical strategy. Just this morning, the company announced a new phase of its partnership with Salesforce, where it’s using its con...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ikea, Retail, Deloitte, Salesforce, Shopify, Google Cloud Platform, Google Cloud, Salesforce SAP, Cloud Vision, Google Cloud Next 2019