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[ADV] SysAid – The Enterprise-Level Solution That Can Streamline Your Organization’s IT

Just about every company’s IT infrastructure goes through its share of growing pains. When your company is growing, it’s often difficult to get your IT team organized enough to manage the wide variety of issues and tickets that can come up in a day. Fortunately, there is a bevy of great helpdesk software packages out there that are designed to make the process somewhat easier. A good helpdesk package will make managing tickets more streamlined, it will provide a mobile platform for your IT team...
Tags: Startups, It, Sla, Others, Sysaid, IT infrastructure, Business Infrastructure, Enterprise Solution


SmartDrive Raises Capital, Rolls Out Distracted Driving Technology

At the American Trucking Association Management Conference in Orlando, FL, this week, San Diego’s SmartDrive Systems announced that Michelin North America has led a new investment round in the company, though SmartDrive wouldn’t say how much it has raised. SmartDrive, founded in 2004, specializes in dashboard video cameras and related analytic technology to identify dangerous driving behavior. The telematic technology is intended to help fleet managers reduce risk by coaching operators to...
Tags: Deals, Hardware, Funding, Trends, Web, It, Devices, Vc, Software, Innovation, Venture Capital, San Diego, Wireless, Michelin, Financing, New Enterprise Associates


After Natural Disasters, Bluelock Helps Companies Recover Their Data

When hurricanes and other natural disasters strike, buildings and other physical structures aren’t the only things at risk of being destroyed. Crucial data and IT infrastructure can also be lost as a result of inclement weather, and a sector called “disaster-recovery-as-a-service” (DRaaS) has emerged, along with new cloud-based tools, to help mitigate the damage. Indianapolis-based Bluelock is a DRaaS company that launched 11 years ago offering its customers infrastructure-as-a service, o...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Data, Indiana, Indianapolis, It, Cybersecurity, Software, Disaster Recovery, Data Recovery, Natural Disasters, The Cloud, Infrastructure As A Service, Jennifer Wiseman, National blog main


Solvy Raises $12M Seed Round for AI-Enhanced Customer Self-Service

Customers who try to get straight answers from retail support desks or telecom companies often end up leaning on their phone’s “Operator” button after a robot voice comes on the line and says, “How can I help you? I can understand spoken questions.” Nope. And how many people have ever replied with an enthusiastic “Yes!” when a chatbot asks, “Was my answer helpful?” We don’t, because most automated customer service agents still can’t understand what we want. Solvy, one of the artificial in...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Vc, Software, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Salesforce, True Ventures


Solvvy Raises $12M Series A for AI-Enhanced Customer Self-Service

[Corrected 10/23/17, 9:30 am. See below.] Customers who try to get straight answers from retail support desks or telecom companies often end up leaning on their phone’s “Operator” button after a robot voice comes on the line and says, “How can I help you? I can understand spoken questions.” Nope. And how many people have ever replied with an enthusiastic “Yes!” when a chatbot asks, “Was my answer helpful?” We don’t, because most automated customer service agents still can’t understand wha...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Vc, Software, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, Salesforce, True Ventures


Devoted Health, Led by Athenahealth Alums Ed & Todd Park, Bags $62M

[Updated 10/23/17, 12:27 pm. See below.] Devoted Health, a new healthcare company created by former Athenahealth leaders, has raised nearly $62 million from investors, according to a document filed with the SEC. Devoted has now raised a total of $69 million from Venrock and other groups and individual investors, spokesman Kenneth Baer said in an e-mail to Xconomy. [This paragraph added.—Eds.] The Newton, MA-based startup plans to launch Medicare Advantage health insurance plans in 2019, a...
Tags: Startups, Boston, Barack Obama, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Medicare, SEC, Telemedicine, Seniors, Castlight Health, Venrock, Life Sciences


Devoted Health, Led by Athenahealth Alums, Bags $62M for Senior Care

Devoted Health, a new healthcare company created by former Athenahealth leaders, has raised nearly $62 million from investors, according to a document filed with the SEC. The Newton, MA-based startup plans to launch Medicare Advantage health insurance plans in 2019, according to its website. The seniors covered by its insurance will receive support from the company’s “personal health guides,” who will help answer patients’ questions and make house calls when they need extra assistance. De...
Tags: Startups, Boston, Barack Obama, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Medicare, SEC, Telemedicine, Seniors, Castlight Health, Venrock, Life Sciences


‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Tops International Box Office With China Debut

Spy spoof “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” has led the international box office with $48.7 million this weekend — most of that coming from an impressive $40.3 million launch in China. Fox’s sequel to 2015’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is playing in 62 markets abroad and has now topped $250 million worldwide, including $35 million in […]
Tags: Asia, China, It, Box Office, Geostorm, Kingsman, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Never Say Die, Blade Runner 2049


Will 2018 Be the Year of the Personal Drone?

Drones have gotten a lot of attention over the past few years as they've created new markets for everyone from weekend hobbyists to realtors to professional drone racers. Personal unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) -- purchased mainly by consumers for shooting pictures and videos -- make up 94% of the market. Unit sales spiked 60% in 2016, according to research firm Gartner, which forecasts a further pop of 39% this year. After such a huge increase in personal drone sales, some investors may  wonde...
Tags: Finance, It, Gartner, Technology and Telecom, AMBA, Chris Neiger, 175644a6-b595-11e7-b856-0050569d4be0


Techstars Mobility Event: Detroit’s Momentum Clear as Startups Shine

Eleven startups that spent the summer working in the Techstars Mobility accelerator program took to the stage to pitch their technologies to a packed house of investors, entrepreneurs, media, and other stakeholders at the Detroit Film Theatre Wednesday. According to Techstars, this demo day event is the world’s largest of its kind. Each company was introduced by a prominent collaborator, mentor, or investor, and the pitches that followed were short and sweet. This year’s Techstars Mobilit...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Entrepreneurship, Trends, It, Vc, Software, Drones, Innovation, Venture Capital, Automotive Industry, Mobility, Detroit, TechStars, Carpooling, Mapbox


Leerink’s Cozzens on New Health IT Fund, A.I.’s Future as a Platform

Despite uncertainty over the future of the Affordable Care Act, investors continue to see opportunities to build successful businesses in healthcare technology and related services. For several years, the common refrain among healthtech investors has been that the implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs) and the shift from a fee-for-service payments structure to so-called value-based care are the two most significant trends reshaping the healthcare industry—and they will contin...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Ge, Washington, Ipo, Boston, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act, Silicon Valley, General Electric, Bain Capital


JPMorgan Chase to Buy WePay; Venmo Adds Merchant Payments

Banks and financial technology companies are scrambling for territory in the online payments arena, as they compete to offer the safest and most convenient digital transaction mechanisms for both consumers and merchants. This week, JPMorgan Chase announced an agreement to acquire WePay, a Redwood City, CA-based company that helps software makers build a payment function into their apps. Terms of the deal weren’t given. But the Wall Street Journal, as cited by CNBC, reported that the purch...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Y Combinator, Internet, Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, Trends, Bank Of America, Web, Paypal, It, Software, Innovation, Wireless, Online Payments


With Pitches for HQ2 Made, Cities Wait on Amazon’s 2018 Decision

From Portland to Pittsburgh, it’s likely that every city in the U.S. with more than 1 million people has made its case to Amazon to locate the company’s second headquarters there. At least, hopefully they have already, because today—if you haven’t heard—was the deadline to apply. Amazon sent North America into a frenzy after announcing plans to build a second headquarters (which it calls HQ2) outside of Seattle, bringing with it tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, New York, Texas, Technology, Jobs, Whole Foods, Boston, Immigration, Employment, Toronto, Trends, Atlanta, Economy


Lab Focused on Human-Centered Design Moves to Put San Diego on Map

For Michèle Morris, the big question hanging over organizers as they laid the groundwork last year for the first Design Forward Summit was whether the innovation community in San Diego understood the value of design. “We didn’t know who was going to show up—and 600 people showed up,” said Morris, who is associate director of the Design Lab at UC San Diego and a founder of the Design Forward Summit. Now, with the second Design Forward Summit set to begin Wednesday on San Diego’s downtown w...
Tags: Startups, Design, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, Trends, It, People, Devices, Software, Innovation, San Diego, Design Thinking, Morris, UC San Diego, Scott Robinson, National blog main


NYPD has no backup for its seized property database, recording millions in annual seizures

The Property and Evidence Tracking System (PETS) is the NYPD's huge database where it stores ownership information on the millions in New Yorkers' property it takes charge of every year (including about $68m in cash and counting), through evidence collection and asset forfeiture. (more…)
Tags: Post, Corruption, News, Police, New York City, It, Civil Forfeiture, Nypd, Asset Forfeiture, Ny, Forfeiture, Property and Evidence Tracking System


Movie Ticket Prices Edge Down Slightly to $8.93 for Third Quarter

Average movie ticket prices were slightly down during the third quarter to $8.93 — 2 cents below their all-time high during the second quarter — according to the National Association of Theatre Owners. Wednesday’s release by NATO, the lobbying arm for the exhibition industry, underlines how expensive it’s become to go to the movies. The […]
Tags: News, It, Nato, Box Office, Dunkirk, National Association of Theatre Owners, National Association of Theater Owners


Ann Arbor Unicorn: After $70M Series D, Duo Security Valued at $1.1B

[Updated at 1:05 p.m. on 10/17/2017 to add comments from Duo CEO Dug Song; see below.] Ann Arbor, MI-based cybersecurity startup Duo Security today announced that it has closed on a Series D financing round valued at $70 million, bringing the company’s total valuation to $1.17 billion just seven years after its inception. According to the Michigan Venture Capital Association, this is the largest round of funding and highest valuation of any venture-backed company in the Great Lake State’s...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Etsy, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Trends, It, Cybersecurity, Two-factor Authentication, Vc, Software, Innovation, Venture Capital, True Ventures, Detroit, Zillow


After FDA Nod, TransEnterix Preps to Bring Surgical Robot to Market

TransEnterix now has regulatory clearance to bring its surgical robot to the market, but don’t expect to see surgeries performed with the technology in U.S. hospitals for at least a year, perhaps longer. Hospitals need four to six quarters to work through purchasing decisions for new capital equipment, says CEO Todd Pope. In the meantime, Research Triangle Park, NC-based TransEnterix (NYSE MKT: TRXC) is gearing up for medical conferences, building its sales staff, and preparing a Florida ...
Tags: Startups, Florida, Trends, It, Software, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pope, Biotech, Life Sciences, Medtronic, National blog main, San Francisco blog main, Raleigh-Durham blog main, Health IT, Mazor Robotics


How to Invest in Semiconductors

Semiconductor stocks have had a great year with the industry up double digits so far in 2017. With billions of devices expected to be put into use in the years ahead, growth for chip makers could continue. Here's what investors need to know.Data by YCharts.Continue reading [Author: [email protected] (Nicholas Rossolillo)]
Tags: Finance, It, Amd, INTC, Mu, Adi, SMH, Cy, NVDA, Amat, On, Technology and Telecom, TXN, Nicholas Rossolillo, LRCX, SOXX


Cisco using AI and machine learning to help IT predict failures

 We have known for some time that the number of signals coming from your IT systems surpassed the ability for humans to keep track of them years ago. Machines can help and have been for some time. The advent of artificial intelligence and machine learning has accelerated that ability and today, Cisco announced that it is using these technologies to help customers find failures before they… Read More
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Tech, Cisco, It, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Appdynamics


250ok Raises $2.6M Series A, Plans to Expand E-mail Management Tech

E-mail is ubiquitous to modern corporate life, but despite its popularity, it’s not always an effective way to communicate. Between automated inbox filters that barely work, productivity-killing overload, and suspicious communications sent by malicious actors, e-mail can be a potential minefield without the proper visibility into how it’s functioning. That’s the premise behind Indianapolis-based 250ok, an e-mail management startup that last week announced the close of a $2.6 million Serie...
Tags: Startups, Adobe, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Social Media, E-commerce, Data, Spam, Indiana, Indianapolis, Analytics, It, Inbox, Vc, Software


Boston Tech Watch: Akamai, DraftKings, Grapevine, M33, Zemcar & More

This week in Boston tech, we’re tracking another new growth equity fund focused on healthcare and software, acquisitions by Akamai Technologies and Grapevine, layoffs at video game maker Disruptor Beam, DraftKings’ expansion, and more. Read on for details. —There’s another new venture capital firm in town: M33 Growth announced it raised $180 million for its debut fund, which will invest primarily in North American software, healthcare, and services companies that were bootstrapped and are...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Layoffs, Boston, Marketing, Barack Obama, Trends, Tech, It, Cybersecurity, Vc, Software, Austria, Ireland, Dns, Draftkings


In This It Parody, Anderson Cooper's Greatest Fear is a Bad Guest

Anderson Cooper’s, newscasting’s most likeable talking head, is largely unflappable. In a new digital short, Saturday Night Live taps into Stephen King’s horror to see what really scares Cooper. We all float down here, Coopy. Read more...
Tags: Science, Stephen King, It, Anderson Cooper, Saturday Night Live, Cooper, Kellyanne Conway


All the King’s works: Upcoming Stephen King movies and shows

With the success of 'It' and 'Gerald's Game,' 2017 has been a very good year for Stephen King fans, and the streak is set to continue with these upcoming Stephen King movies and shows. The post All the King’s works: Upcoming Stephen King movies and shows appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Stephen King, Trends, It, Home Theater, Gerald, Movies & TV


Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Slays With $26 Million Opening

“Happy Death Day” is poised to dominate the box office its opening weekend, with a projected $26 million at 3,149 locations, significantly ahead of its initial $15-20 million predictions. The Blumhouse film brought in  $11.6 million Friday, which includes $1 million from Thursday night previews. Backed by Universal, the horror flick stars Jessica Rothe as a woman who […]
Tags: It, Box Office, The Mountain Between Us, The Foreigner, Blade Runner 2049, Jessica Rothe, Happy Death Day


MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards Stress Optimism as Tech Reshapes Work

Digital technologies have helped create immense wealth and societal progress, but not everyone has shared in that prosperity. The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy created the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to highlight and support businesses and nonprofits that use technology to improve economic opportunities for people with low- and mid-level incomes. The winners of the second annual challenge, who will split more than $1 million in prize money, were announced Thursday evening a...
Tags: Google, Work, Startups, Boston, Trends, Tech, It, Mit, Software, Automation, Nonprofits, Eric Schmidt, Digital Economy, Andrew McAfee, EFL, National blog main


Healthcare + A.I. at Pfizer on Nov. 2: Here’s the Agenda

Whether it’s drug companies trying to harness machine learning or doctors using software to make diagnoses, artificial intelligence is moving into healthcare—and moving fast. On November 2, Xconomy is gathering an elite group of technology and medical leaders to map out the future of healthcare and A.I.—for patients and doctors, startups and big organizations, and everyone else. It’s all happening at Pfizer’s offices in Cambridge, MA, and we’ve just released the full agenda. Some highlig...
Tags: Startups, Ge, Boston, Events, Trends, It, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Ibm, Pfizer, GE Ventures, Ibm Watson Health


Fueling Startups: New Firms Emerge on Texas Venture Capital Landscape

A perceived weakness in Texas’s startup communities is a lack of early stage investment capital available for budding tech entrepreneurs. Texas tech entrepreneurs share anecdotes about the difficulty they can have in securing funding. And data compiled by industry organizations show that venture capital activity in the state is a fraction of what is seen in bigger-name startup hubs like Boston or San Francisco. By far, Austin companies raised the most of all Texas cities with $976.26 mill...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Boston, Funding, Trends, Investment, It, Austin, Innovation, Venture Capital, M&a, Dallas, Silicon Valley, Kpmg, Houston, North Carolina


CarGurus Drives Off With $150M in Boston’s First Tech IPO of 2017

Amid another sluggish year for tech IPOs, advocates of Boston’s tech scene can breathe a sigh of relief—the area won’t be shut out this year. CarGurus and its stockholders raised about $150.4 million in the company’s initial public offering, marking the Boston area’s first tech IPO of 2017. The Cambridge, MA-based software firm is expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange Thursday under the ticker symbol “CARG.” CarGurus, which runs an online marketplace for buying and sellin...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Internet, Ipo, Boston, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Tripadvisor, Nasdaq, Stock, Cargurus, Cambridge MA, National blog main


Android Founder on VR, Voice & the Future of Human-Machine Collaboration

Within 20 years, computer keyboards will be relegated to the technology dustbin, says Android co-founder Rich Miner. Miner helped shape the smartphone era with Android, a mobile operating system startup that Google acquired in 2005. Android software now powers over 2 billion devices. On Tuesday, Miner spoke at a mobile software developer conference in Boston organized by Facebook, part of the city’s HUBweek festival. He shared his vision for the future of human-machine “interfaces,” which...
Tags: Google, Android, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Elon Musk, Boston, Trends, Tech, It, Smartphones, Computer, Vc, Software, Brain