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Meet the 'super angel' investors, the power players of streaming, and the top M&A bankers of 2019

Hello! One of the things we try to do here at Business Insider is to introduce our readers to the individuals shaping their industries. After all, companies don't do things; it's the people working there that make things happen. With that in mind, I wanted to highlight stories focused on key players in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Wall Street this week. First off, in Silicon Valley, a special breed of investor known as 'super angels' are raising their own venture-capital funds as solo general...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Texas, Microsoft, Wall Street, Softbank, Digital, US, Trends, Tesla, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Mars


The head of Microsoft 365 dismissed rivals like Slack and Dropbox as 'point players,' saying its product can be 'best in class' and 'best in integration' (MSFT)

On Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Microsoft 365 Corporate Vice President Jared Spataro said the company was going after a "no-compromise strategy." This means that Microsoft wants to have the best capabilities and best integrations, especially in security. Microsoft 365 competes with Google's G Suite, Slack, Zoom, Box, and Dropbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Microsoft competes with Slack and Google's G Suite, Microsoft executive ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Spataro, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Jared Spataro, Thomas Kurian, G Suite Microsoft


As it takes on Google and Slack, the head of Microsoft 365 says the company has a 'no compromise strategy,' especially in security (MSFT)

On Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology Internet Conference, Microsoft 365 corporate vice president Jared Spataro said the company is going after a "no-compromise strategy." This means that Microsoft wants to have the best capabilities and best integrations, especially in security. Currently, Microsoft 365 competes with Google's G Suite, Slack, Zoom, Box, and Dropbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Microsoft competes with Slack and Google's G Suite, Microsoft exec...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Martin Luther King Jr, Georgetown, Spataro, Jared Spataro, Thomas Kurian, G Suite Microsoft, Goldman Sachs Technology Internet Conference


As Microsoft 365 takes on Google and Slack, its head says the company has a 'no-compromise strategy,' especially in security (MSFT)

On Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Microsoft 365 Corporate Vice President Jared Spataro said the company was going after a "no-compromise strategy." This means that Microsoft wants to have the best capabilities and best integrations, especially in security. Microsoft 365 competes with Google's G Suite, Slack, Zoom, Box, and Dropbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Microsoft competes with Slack and Google's G Suite, Microsoft executive ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Spataro, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Jared Spataro, Thomas Kurian, G Suite Microsoft


Google Cloud just closed its $2.4 billion acquisition of data analytics company Looker, and CEO Thomas Kurian says it will make more acquisitions 'when the time is right' (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Wednesday, Google Cloud announced it closed its acquisition of the data analytics company Looker, as well as smaller companies like Alooma, Elastifile, and CloudSimple.  At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said that acquisitions are a way for the company to expand its reach. Kurian also said that Google Cloud is not dependent on acquisitions to grow, but it will make acquisitions "appropriately when the time is right." Visit Bus...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Vmware, Alphabet, Looker, Elastifile, Chronicle, Microsoft Amazon, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Google Cloud, Kurian, Thomas Kurian, Alooma Elastifile


Google closes $2.6B Looker acquisition

When Google announced that it was acquiring data analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion, it was a big deal on a couple of levels. It was a lot of money and it represented the first large deal under the leadership of Thomas Kurian. Today, the company announced that deal has officially closed and Looker is part of the Google Cloud Platform. While Kurian was happy to announce that Looker was officially part of the Google family, he made it clear in a blog post that the analytics arm would ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Google Cloud Platform, Exit, Looker, Data Analytics, Bien, Google Cloud


Google Cloud is preparing to close its $2.4 billion acquisition of data analytics company Looker, and CEO Thomas Kurian says it will make more acquisitions 'when the time is right' (GOOG, GOOGL)

In the past year, Google Cloud has announced it will acquire the data analytics company Looker, as well as smaller companies like Alooma, Elastifile, and CloudSimple.  At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said that acquisitions are a way for the company to expand its reach. Kurian also said that Google Cloud is not dependent on acquisitions to grow, but it will make acquisitions "appropriately when the time is right." Visit Business...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Vmware, Alphabet, Looker, Elastifile, Chronicle, Microsoft Amazon, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Google Cloud, Kurian, Thomas Kurian, Alooma Elastifile


Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy says his biggest surprise is 'how long it took' for other tech giants like Microsoft and Google to enter the cloud market (AMZN)

Amazon Web Services boss Andy Jassy spoke on Wednesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference about how AWS had a head start in the cloud industry. Jassy says he was surprised at how long it took for other technology giants to build a cloud like Amazon's. Currently, Microsoft and Google Cloud are competing with AWS in the cloud industry. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon Web Services started offering its cloud services in 2006, well ahead of its rival...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Walmart, Aws, Seattle, Amazon Web Services, Andy Jassy, AMZN, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Jassy, Thomas Kurian


All the companies and divisions under Google's parent company, Alphabet, which just made yet another shake-up to its structure (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google reorganized to become Alphabet in 2015, but the way the company is structured is still rather confusing. Alphabet is organized in two parts: Google and "Other Bets," which each house the various other parts of the company's business. Here's a breakdown of all the divisions under Alphabet.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been more than four years since Google blew up its entire corporate structure to form a new parent company: Alphabet. The shake-up was intende...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Microsoft, New York City, Toronto, Trends, Mit, Larry Page, Hawaii, Sergey Brin, Project Loon, Atap, Susan Wojcicki, Tony Fadell, Kansas City, Sundar Pichai


The CEO of Deep Instinct, which just raised $43 million, explains why he he's committed to a cybersecurity IPO instead of selling out

On Wednesday, cybersecurity startup Deep Instinct announced it raised $43 million in series C funding. Deep Instinct uses "deep learning," a branch of artificial intelligence that creates computer programs to work similarly to human brains, to prevent attacks. Despite the trend of cybersecurity startups selling themselves to big companies, Deep Instinct CEO and co-founder Guy Caspi says he plans for Deep Instinct to go down the IPO path – and he says he's even turned down a few acquisition off...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Ipo, Samsung, Trends, Nvidia, Goldman Sachs, Symantec, Vmware, McAfee, Caspi, Deep Instinct, Thomas Kurian, Eli David, Guy Caspi


Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian lays out his master plan for taking on Amazon and Microsoft and says deals over $50 million more than doubled in 2019 (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said Google Cloud was growing its business as "an important part of Alphabet's overall revenue-growth plan." Kurian said the cloud market, where Google Cloud competes against Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, was still in its "superearly stages," and he compared it to the Super Bowl playoff game between Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans. Google Cloud is working to focus on specific indus...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Houston, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, Houston Texans, Sundar Pichai, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Houston Texas, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Google Cloud


Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian lays out his master plan for taking on Amazon and Microsoft and says deals over $50 million have more than doubled in 2019 (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said Google Cloud is growing its business as 'an important part of Alphabet's overall revenue growth plan." Kurian says the cloud market, where Google Cloud competes against Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, is still in its "super early stages," and he compared it to the Super Bowl playoffs between Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans.  Google Cloud is working to focus on specific industrie...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Houston, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, Houston Texans, Sundar Pichai, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Houston Texas, Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, Google Cloud


Google Cloud makes strides but still has a long way to go

In earnings reported this week, Alphabet announced that Google Cloud generated a robust $2.61 billion for the quarter, a number that includes revenue from both Google Cloud Platform and G Suite. That puts the division on a nice little run rate of $10.44 billion. It feels like a lot until you consider that Microsoft had a combined software and infrastructure cloud revenue run rate of $12.5 billion in , while AWS reported almost $10 billion for the quarter. While Google is not even close to th...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Alphabet, Diane Greene, Mueller, Constellation Research, Google Cloud, Holger Mueller, Cloud Market Share, Thomas Kurian, TechCrunch Alphabet


5 years ago, a top exec said Google's cloud would drive more revenue than ads by 2020. Google's first peek at the numbers shows that it's off to a good start, but way off that vision. (GOOG, GOOGL)

In 2015, top Googler Urs Hölzle made a big prediction: By 2020, Google would make more money from the cloud than it does from ads.  It's now 2020, and Google Cloud revealed that it did $2.6 billion in revenue for the last three months of 2019 — a minuscule fraction of the $46 billion that Google parent company Alphabet booked in the quarter. In fairness to Hölzle, he later walked it back, saying that it might not happen on his original timetable. But the results underscore how Google is still ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Microsoft Office, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Activision Blizzard, Alphabet, Google Cloud Platform, Diane Greene, Greene, Javier Soltero, Azure Office


Google Cloud is spending big to hire the right salespeople and developers, but analysts say the bet could pay off by making it more competitive with Amazon and Microsoft (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Monday, Google Cloud reported that it generated $2.6 billion in revenue this past quarter, and $8.9 billion across all of 2019. Analysts estimate that Google Cloud is on its way to closing the gap with its rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, and one even guesses that the unit's revenue will surpass $19 billion in 2021. Google Cloud is spending big as it hustles to close that gap: Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent company Alphabet, said that the company is hiring senior staff and gro...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Amazon Web Services, Alphabet, Business Insider, Ruth Porat, Looker, BMO Capital Markets, Porat, Ives, James Lee, Wedbush Securities, Google Cloud


Google's cloud business is in the same place Amazon was 5 years ago, but 'will need to deliver faster growth' to make Wall Street happy, an analyst says (GOOG)

A Wall Street analyst said Google's cloud business, which posted revenue of $9 billion, up 50% year-over-year, is the size of Amazon's cloud business about five years ago. But Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak said Google's cloud division is growing at a slower pace, noting that Amazon Web Services was expanding at a rate of 60% year-over-year in the 2015-2016 period. Nowak said Google needs to post a faster growth rate for its cloud business for him to consider the division as a key growth d...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Accenture, Morgan Stanley, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Nowak, HCL, Brian Nowak, Synergy Research Group, Thomas Kurian


Google just reported cloud revenue for the first time ever, showing that it's growing fast but nowhere close to Amazon Web Services (GOOG)

Google on Monday reported quarterly revenue for its cloud business, disclosing that the platform which seeks to challenge Amazon and Microsoft is now on track to rake in about $10 billion in annual revenue. Google Cloud, the search giant's cloud computing unit, reported revenue of $2.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, up about 34% from the year-ago period. That's a solid report card for Thomas Kurian, who just wrapped his first full year as CEO of Google Cloud. Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Youtube, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Google Cloud Google, Thomas Kurian, Amazon Web Services GOOG


Alphabet earnings show Google Cloud on $10B run rate

Today after the bell, Alphabet reported its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results. The company’s revenue grew from $39.3 billion in 2018 to $46.1 billion in 2019. The firm’s net income also expanded from $8.9 billion to $10.7 billion over the same time frame. The figures, when compared to expectations, . Alphabet beat analyst estimates on profit, but missed on revenue. Shares of the company are off around 4% in after-hours trading, following its disclosure. Why do we care? The com...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Cloud, Microsoft, Youtube, Azure, Tech, Earnings, Aws, Oracle, Sap, Alphabet, Diane Greene, Greene, Google Cloud


Google Cloud will make its cloud software work way better with Microsoft Office as part of a new sales strategy to win customers over slowly, not all at once (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google will start pitching its G Suite productivity software at individual departments within a company, meaning a customer can start using it a little bit at a time rather than all at once, according to sources familiar. As part of this strategy, Google Cloud will begin to position G Suite as coexisting with the dominant Microsoft Office and other business apps like Slack and Cisco's WebEx, rather than replacing them outright. It's a way to help Google win bigger deals and possibly convert cu...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Gmail Google, Javier Soltero, WebEx, Google Cloud, Kurian, G Suite, Slack Cisco, Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud Google Cloud, Microsoft Outlook Google


Here are the 10 fastest-growing workplace apps of 2019, according to $9 billion identity management company Okta (OKTA)

Okta has released its annual report that identifies the fastest-growing and most popular workplace apps of the year.  The report is based on data that Okta collects from its unique vantage point as a way for workers to quickly and easily log into their cloud software, without having to remember passwords. The report finds that 2019 saw a rise in popularity of apps focused on data and privacy and security — a change from years past, when collaboration apps like Slack and Zoom were the leader ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Okta, India, Trends, Amazon Web Services, Atlassian, Google Cloud Platform, Todd Mckinnon, Looker, McKinnon, Google Cloud, Google Cloud Platform Google, Amazon Web Services Microsoft


Google is shutting down a tool for non-programmers to make apps, in a move that shows it's getting more strategic in the cloud wars with Amazon and Microsoft (GOOGL)

Google is shutting down App Maker — a tool to make it easy for non-programmers to make simple apps — a week after it acquired Seattle-based startup AppSheet.  AppSheet and App Maker have some overlap in functionality, and Google is encouraging users to make the switch after App Maker fully shuts down in 2021. Some users aren't happy about that. However, by shutting down App Maker, Google can put more resources into building out AppSheet and double down on its larger ambitions in the market for...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Gartner, Seattle, Amazon Web Services, Business Insider, Newman, Wong, Daniel Newman, Google Sheets, Google Cloud, Jason Wong, G Suite Google, Futurum Research


Google takes on AWS and Azure in India with Airtel cloud deal

Google has inked a deal with India’s third-largest telecom operator as the American giant looks to grow its cloud customer base in the key overseas market that is increasingly emerging as a new cloud battleground for AWS and Microsoft . Google Cloud announced on Monday that the new partnership, effective starting today, enables Airtel to offer G Suite to small and medium-sized businesses as part of the telco’s ICT portfolio. Airtel, which has amassed over 325 million subscribers in In...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Cloud, Asia, Microsoft, India, Tech, Aws, Airtel, ICT, Amazon Microsoft, NASSCOM, Google Cloud, G Suite, Microsoft Google Cloud, Thomas Kurian


A small acquisition from Google Cloud could mark the beginning of a big new expansion into helping companies deal with a coming developer shortage (GOOGL)

Google Cloud made a big bet on the burgeoning market for no code/low code tools by acquiring Seattle-based startup AppSheet earlier this week. AppSheet makes it easy for even nontechnical people to build custom apps that connect to external services like Microsoft Office 365 or Salesforce — without needing to write a single line of code. That makes the AppSheet acquisition strategic for Google Cloud, which is looking to expand its appeal to larger enterprise customers amid its major push again...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Gartner, Seattle, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Newman, Wong, Moorhead, Moor Insights Strategy, Daniel Newman, Google Cloud, Jason Wong, G Suite, Futurum


The CIO of Nutanix explains why she's joining the board of SADA Systems, one of Google Cloud's top partners, as the cloud giants form alliances (GOOG, GOOGL, NTNX)

On Tuesday, SADA Systems announced that Nutanix CIO Wendy Pfeiffer is joining its board of directors. SADA Systems specializes in helping customers move to and use Google Cloud services — making it a key ally, as the company looks for any advantage in its push against Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Pfeiffer says Google Cloud has historically struggled with winning over enterprise customers, but she sees "tremendous opportunity" in joining the board of SADA Systems because Google Clou...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Pfeiffer, SADA, AWS Microsoft, Google Cloud, Kurian, GCP, Wendy Pfeiffer, Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud Right now Google Cloud, Robert Enslin, Tony Safoian


Google Cloud is inviting outside partners to its internal sales kickoff conference for the first time ever (GOOG, GOOGL)

For the first time ever, Google Cloud is inviting partners to its Accelerate sales kickoff conference, which has historically been for the company's own employees, Business Insider has learned. This year's conference comes as Thomas Kurian hits his one-year anniversary as CEO of Google Cloud, following a long tenure at Oracle. Partners have become crucial in the cloud wars, as Google looks to build alliances in the market as it chases the dominant Amazon Web Services and second-place Microsoft...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Aws, Las Vegas, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Business Insider, Diane Greene, Looker, HCL, Google Cloud, Kurian, Enslin, Thomas Kurian


Welcome to the '20s, fasten your seat belts

Happy New Year, and welcome back to Trending, the newsletter where we highlight BI Prime's biggest tech stories of the week. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor. I just returned from the snowy climes of Wyoming, land of jagged peaks, bison chili and phenomenal backcountry skiing. If you want to talk tech, or skiing, hit me up at [email protected] And if this is your first time reading Trending, here's how you can get it in your i...
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Google could acquire Salesforce and spin out its cloud business to catch up to Amazon and Microsoft, analyst predicts (GOOG, CRM, MSFT, AMZN)

RBC Capital Markets says that Google could buy Salesforce, with a projected purchase price of as high as $250 billion — a premium of almost 70% to its market cap at the time of writing. On a separate, but related, note, RBC believes that Google could spin out its cloud business into a standalone company valued at as much as $226 billion. Acquiring Salesforce would allow Google to "instantly jump" to the No. 2 spot in the cloud market behind Amazon, displacing Microsoft, RBC projects. This isn'...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Larry Page, Gartner, Aws, Goldman Sachs, Salesforce, Sundar Pichai, Amazon Web Services, Splunk, Google Cloud Platform, Servicenow, Business Insider, Nutanix


Here are four public companies that Google should consider buying to catch up with Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud wars, according to a Wall Street analyst (GOOG, MSFT, AMZN)

Google Cloud's strategy to catch up to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in the cloud-computing market could include a "major strategic acquisition" of a public cloud vendor, Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives predicts. Ives told Business Insider potential Google Cloud acquisition targets include Workday, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, and Splunk. Google Cloud is the No. 4 player in the cloud market behind Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Alibaba. According to a source who spoke to B...
Tags: Google, Amazon, UK, Microsoft, Trends, Alibaba, Aws, Msft, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Splunk, Google Cloud Platform, Servicenow, Business Insider, Diane Greene, Looker


After a year of unrest at Google, insiders are reacting with a weird lack of emotion to the leadership change (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from Google leadership on December 3, and employees say the company hasn't announced any major changes under new Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. Pichai has served as Google CEO since 2015, and has largely been the face of the company. Workers say Page and Brin haven't made public appearances at the company in more than six months. Some workers say they wish Brin and Page expressed more sympathy for employees that had been fired for for viol...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Workers, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Pichai, Business Insider, Page, Brin, Watch Google, Sundar, Memegen


We asked 13 software execs whether Microsoft can topple Amazon in the cloud, and they say there's a chance but it'll be a hard battle (MSFT, AMZN)

Amazon Web Services has the largest share of the public cloud market. However, Microsoft is catching up — not only in market share, but also by beating AWS to win the crucial $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract with the Pentagon. We talked to 13 executives at companies that partner with these cloud platforms for their take on the rivalry between the two, and whether Microsoft can win. The verdict: Amazon's lead will be hard, but not impossible, to beat, they say...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Azure, Trends, Department Of Defense, Alibaba, Aws, Pentagon, Dell, Amazon Web Services, Cto, Jedi, Andy Jassy, Ratmir Timashev, Eva Chen