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Armed military in the Capitol. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Facebook tracked a rise in violent rhetoric. Signals Facebook flagged ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration included digital flyers promoting future protest, some of them featuring...
Tags: Google, Facebook, US, Trends, Walmart, Joe Biden, Intel, Nancy Pelosi, Fintech, Signal, Vmware, Fred Wilson, Trump, Capitol, Pat Gelsinger, Amazon Alexa


VMware has the strategy and culture to thrive after CEO Pat Gelsinger's exit to Intel

Virtzilla’s next boss has container-centric challenges tho nothing as hard as the task of making Intel great again Analysis A VMware employee of my acquaintance once told me a story about a customer meeting he attended alongside departing CEO Pat Gelsinger, who has just been revealed as the new CEO of Intel.…
Tags: Intel, Software, Vmware, Virtzilla, Pat Gelsinger


VMware completes first year of Tanzu with Advanced Edition GA, announces magic tool for app modernization

Enterprise customers 'are struggling with the implementation of Kubernetes at scale' says virty cloud giant VMware has completed the first phase of its Kubernetes-based Tanzu project by making the Advanced Edition generally available, and has a new (but delayed) tool in the works which promises to simplify application modernization.…
Tags: Software, Vmware, Tanzu, Advanced Edition GA


VMware stock drops over 7% after news that CEO Pat Gelsinger will head to Intel

Former VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger VMware Shares of VMware, Inc. slipped over 7% Wednesday on news the company's CEO Pat Gelsinger is headed to Intel. Gelsinger will be replaced by CFO Zane Rowe in the interim while the board and majority stakeholder Dell Technologies decide on a replacement. Michael Dell, Chairman of the Board at VMware, commented on Gelsinger's departure, saying, "I speak for the VMware Board of Directors, executive management and employees in expressing our gratitude to Pa...
Tags: Trends, Markets, Intel, Palo Alto, Michael Dell, Dell, Wall Street Journal, Vmware, Pat, RBC Capital, Müller, Pat Gelsinger, EMC Corp, Zane, VMware Inc, Zane Rowe


Pat Gelsinger stepping down as VMware CEO to replace Bob Swan at Intel

In a move that could have wide ramifications across the tech landscape, Intel announced that VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger would be replacing interim CEO Bob Swann at Intel on February 15th. The question is why would he leave his job to run a struggling chip giant. The bottom line is he has a long history with Intel, working with some of the biggest names in chip industry lore before he joined VMware in 2009. It has to be a thrill for him to go back to his roots and try to jump start the company. “I ...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Tech, Intel, Taiwan, Michael Dell, Nvidia, Dell, Vmware, Pat, Maxim, Omar Ishrak, Moorhead, Pat Gelsinger, Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights Strategy


Intel is replacing CEO Bob Swan with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Intel boss Robert "Bob" Swan. Christoph Dernbach/Getty Images Intel CEO Bob Swan will be replaced by CEO of VMware Pat Gelsinger, the company said Monday. The change will go into effect on February 15 and comes after the chip giant saw a rough year in 2020. Last summer, it announced that production problems would delay its next-generation chips. When Swan became CEO in January 2019, some expressed concern over the executive's lack of technical background to helm a company historically led ...
Tags: News, Trends, Intel, Cnbc, Vmware, Cto, Pat, Tech Companies, Brian Krzanich, Pat Gelsinger, CEOs, Krzanich, Swan, Tech Insider, Bob Swan, Katie Canales


Intel CEO Bob Swan is stepping down to be replaced by VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Someone with technical nous could be good for Chipzilla – the markets certainly think so Intel CEO Bob Swan's time at the head of Chipzilla is coming to an end and Intel's first CTO, Pat Gelsinger, is to replace him.…
Tags: Intel, Software, Vmware, Chipzilla, Pat Gelsinger, Bob Swan


Intel stock surges 7% on news CEO Bob Swan to be replaced by VMware's Pat Gelsinger

Intel boss Robert "Bob" Swan announces the chip group's new microprocessors called "Tiger Lake" at the technology fair CES. The new chips are expected to significantly accelerate games and AI. Christoph Dernbach/Getty Images Shares of Intel are up over 7% on Wednesday on news CEO Bob Swan will be replaced by VMware's Pat Gelsinger. The news comes after activist hedge fund Third Point LLC, which holds a $1 billion stake in Intel, urged "immediate change" at the company. Third Point CEO ...
Tags: New York, America, Trends, Markets, Intel, Ces, Nvidia, Amd, Santa Clara, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Pat, East Asia, Loeb, Omar Ishrak, Pat Gelsinger


Intel CEO Bob Swan To Step Down in February, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger To Replace Him

Intel CEO Bob Swan is set to step down effective Feb. 15. From a report: VMWare CEO Pat Gelsinger will take over the position, sources told CNBC. Intel's stock was up about 13% in premarket trading following the news. VMWare's stock was down nearly 5%. Swan was named CEO in January 2019 after serving as interim CEO for seven months. During Swan's tenure, Intel has suffered blows from competitors. Over the summer, Intel reported that its latest generation chips would be delayed while AMD's were a...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Intel, Amd, Vmware, Pat Gelsinger, Bob Swan, CNBC Intel


Intel CEO Bob Swan to Step Down in February

Intel CEO Bob Swan is to step down as of February 15, according to CNBC. CEO of VMWare, Pat Gelsinger, is expected to take over the position. During Swan's tenure, Intel has faced a range of considerable setbacks. In the summer of 2020, Apple announced that it was severing its partnership with Intel to favor its own custom silicon instead. Microsoft, another major Intel client, is expected to follow suit in the near future. Intel also reported last year that its latest 7nm processors would b...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Amd, Cnbc, Vmware, Pat Gelsinger, Swan, Gelsinger, Bob Swan, Intel Third Point, Swan Gelsinger




Intel CEO Bob Swan to be replaced with VMWare's Pat Gelsinger

Intel CEO Bob Swan is poised to step down from the tech company as of Feb. 15.
Tags: Intel, Vmware, Pat Gelsinger, Bob Swan


Intel CEO Bob Swan to step down, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger to replace him

Swan was named CEO in January 2019 after serving as interim CEO for seven months.
Tags: Intel, Vmware, Pat Gelsinger, Bob Swan


WORKFLOW ORCHESTRATION MARKET IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS BY KEY PLAYERS | MICROSOFT, IBM, CISCO, ORACLE, VMWARE, CA TECHNOLOGIES, BERTELSMANN SE&CO.KGAA, AND MORE - The Pinstripe Empire

WORKFLOW ORCHESTRATION MARKET IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS BY KEY PLAYERS | MICROSOFT, IBM, CISCO, ORACLE, VMWARE, CA TECHNOLOGIES, BERTELSMANN SE&CO.KGAA, AND MORE   The Pinstripe Empire
Tags: Seo, Bertelsmann, Vmware, IBM Cisco, Bertelsmann SE Co KGaA, Co KGaA


NSO used real people’s location data to pitch its contact-tracing tech, researchers say

Spyware maker NSO Group used real phone location data on thousands of unsuspecting people when it demonstrated its new COVID-19 contact-tracing system to governments and journalists, researchers have concluded. NSO, a private intelligence company best known for developing and selling governments access to its Pegasus spyware, went on the charm offensive earlier this year to pitch its contact-tracing system, dubbed Fleming, aimed at helping governments track the spread of COVID-19. Fleming is ...
Tags: Health, Security, Facebook, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Government, Tech, Spyware, United States, Telecommunications, United Arab Emirates, Pegasus, Espionage, Simulation, Bahrain, Mobile Phone


VMware Sues Former Executive Who Left for CEO Job at Nutanix

VMware said that one of its former top executives, Rajiv Ramaswami, violated his contractual obligations while being courted to be the chief executive officer of rival Nutanix, adding another dimension to a bitter rivalry between the two software makers. From a report: VMware's lawsuit against Ramaswami, who was named CEO on Dec. 9, was filed Monday in California state court in San Jose. The company accused its former chief operating officer of products and cloud services of meeting with Nutanix...
Tags: California, Tech, Palo Alto, San Jose, Beard, Vmware, Nutanix, Rajiv Ramaswami, Dell Technologies, Ramaswami, Brooks Beard


Daily Crunch: Judge dismisses Apple copyright claims against Corellium

Apple faces a major setback in one of its legal fights, VMware sues a former executive and Google tests a new short-form video feature. This is your Daily Crunch for December 29, 2020. The big story: Judge dismisses Apple copyright claims against Corellium Apple filed a lawsuit last year against Corellium, a company that allows security researchers to create virtualized iOS devices in the browser in order to discover potential security flaws. Apple argued that Corellium’s product both in...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Europe, Instagram, US, Seattle, Smith, Vmware, 23andMe, Rodney Smith, Madrona, Rajiv Ramaswami, Tiktok, Daily Crunch


VMware files suit against former exec for moving to rival company

Earlier this month, when Nutanix announced it was hiring former VMware COO Rajiv Ramaswami as CEO, it looked like a good match. What’s more, it pulled a key player from a market rival. Well, it seems VMware took exception to losing the executive, and filed a lawsuit against him yesterday for breach of contract. The company is claiming that Ramaswami had inside knowledge of the key plans of his former company and that he should have told them that he was interviewing for a job at a rival organ...
Tags: Cloud, Lawsuit, Enterprise, Drama, Tech, Vmware, Nutanix, Dheeraj Pandey, Personnel, Constellation Research, Rajiv Ramaswami, Holger Mueller, Ramaswami, Board of Directors of Nutanix Inc, Ramawami


Several tech giants, including Microsoft, Google, Cisco and VMware, have filed a brief backing Facebook's lawsuit against Israel-based...

Several tech giants, including Microsoft, Google, Cisco and VMware, have filed a brief backing Facebook's lawsuit against Israel-based...
Tags: Facebook, Israel, Vmware, Microsoft Google Cisco


Looking ahead after 2020’s epic M&A spree

When we examine any year in enterprise M&A, it’s tempting to highlight the biggest, gaudiest deals — and there were plenty of those in 2020. I’ve written about 34 acquisitions so far this year. Of those, 15 were worth $1 billion or more, 12 were small enough to not require that the companies disclose the price and the remainder fell somewhere in between. Four deals involving chip companies coming together totaled over $100 billion on their own. While nobody does eye-popping M&A quite like the ch...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, United States, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Atlassian, Vmware, COVID-19, Halp


Daily Crunch: Stimulus bill increases penalties for illegal streaming services

The stimulus bill includes significant changes to copyright law and enforcement, the Biden administration may have to build a presidential Twitter following from scratch and we round up the startups that shut down this year. This is your Daily Crunch for December 22, 2020. The big story: Stimulus bill increases penalties for illegal streaming services While we wrote several stories yesterday about the tech implications of the new stimulus bill (and highlighted it in yesterday’s Daily Crunch), mo...
Tags: Microsoft, White House, Tech, Nasa, Policy, Nvidia, Biden, Vmware, Kennedy Space Center, ARR, Thom Tillis, Google Cisco, NSO Group, Horizon Robotics, Daily Crunch, ReturnSafe


Microsoft and Google Join Facebook's Legal Battle Against Hacking Company NSO

Tech giants, including Microsoft and Google, have joined Facebook's legal battle against hacking company NSO, filing an amicus brief in federal court that warned the Israeli firm's tools were "powerful, and dangerous." From a report: The brief, filed before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, opens up a new front in Facebook's lawsuit against NSO, which it filed last year after it was revealed that the cyber surveillance firm had exploited a bug in Facebook-owned instant messaging p...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Washington, Tech, Internet Association, Vmware, U S Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Northern District of California, NSO, Microsoft Alphabet, Google Cisco Dell Technologies


Google, Cisco and VMware join Microsoft to oppose NSO Group in WhatsApp spyware case

A coalition of companies have filed an amicus brief in support of a legal case brought by WhatsApp against Israeli intelligence firm NSO Group, accusing the company of using an undisclosed vulnerability in the messaging app to hack into at least 1,400 devices, some of which were owned by journalists and human rights activists. NSO develops and sells governments access to its Pegasus spyware, allowing its nation-state customers to target and stealthily hack into the devices of its targets. Spywar...
Tags: Security, Microsoft, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Government, Social Media, Tech, Spokesperson, Vulnerability, Whatsapp, Spyware, Software, Internet Association, Computing, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia


OneTrust nabs $300M Series C on $5.1B valuation to expand privacy platform

OneTrust, the 4-year old privacy platform startup from the folks who brought you AirWatch (which was acquired by VMWare for $1.5B in 2014), announced a $300 million Series C on an impressive $5.1 billion valuation today. The company has attracted considerable attention from investors in a remarkably short time. It came out of the box with a $200 million Series A on a $1.3 billion valuation in July 2019. Those are not typical A round numbers, but this has never been a typical startup. The Series ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Privacy, Funding, Tech, Atlanta, Black Lives Matter, Vmware, Gdpr, TCV, Recent Funding, Kabir Barday, Onetrust, Alan Dabbiere, Dabbiere


VMware adds vim and vigor to vMotion between different vCenter servers

Improved cloud-hopping capability started as a mere Fling, make AWS an easier target VMware has added a new and simpler way to move virtual machines between private clouds, or private clouds and the public cloud.…
Tags: Software, Vmware


Extra Crunch roundup: ‘Nightmare’ security breach, Poshmark’s IPO, crypto boom, more

The rest of the world may be slowing down as we prepare for Christmas and the new year, but we are not taking our foot off the gas. Alex Wilhelm keeps a close watch on the public markets in his column The Exchange, but this week, he branched out to look at some of the metrics underpinning soaring cryptocurrency prices and turned his gaze on StockX, the consumer reseller marketplace that just raised $275 million in a Series E that values the company at approximately $2.8 billion. “Selling a tenth...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Transportation, Ecommerce, Asia, Utah, Washington, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Ipo, India, US, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce


2020’s top 10 enterprise M&A deals totaled a staggering $165B

While 2020 won’t be remembered fondly by many of us for much of anything, it was a blockbuster year for enterprise M&A with the top 10 deals totaling an astounding $165.2 billion. This is the third straight year I’ve done this compilation. Last year the number was $40 billion. The year prior it was $87 billion. Those numbers pale in comparison to 2020’s result. Last year’s biggest deal — Salesforce buying Tableau for $15.7 billion — would have only been good for fifth place on this year’s list. ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Enterprise, Tech, ERP, Vista, Switzerland, M&a, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morgan Stanley, Year In Review, KKR, Intuit, Vmware, Credit Karma


Alibaba Cloud sets its VMware partnership snowballing with hybrid storage appliances

Reveals on-prem storage offerings and new push to have consultants sell ‘em As Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent gabfest kicked off a couple of weeks back, Alibaba Cloud told the world it had “revamped” its hybrid cloud offering with a couple of new appliances – but didn’t reveal any details about the devices.…
Tags: Software, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Alibaba Cloud


Google just delayed its office reopening until September 2021. Here's how other major Silicon Valley companies are thinking about the future of work.

JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images The world's biggest tech companies have varying plans for the future of work.  Some companies, like Twitter and Slack, have said employees never need to return to the office. Others, like Microsoft, are reportedly adopting a hybrid model where employees report to the office only a few days per week.  Companies like Amazon and Salesforce are adopting new benefits to help out working parents, like subsidized back-up childcare and extended paid leave. At Fac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Twitter, Cook, Microsoft, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Features, Netflix


New Nutanix CEO and Azure HCI debut reboot the hyperconverged infrastructure market

VMware’s Rajiv Ramaswami gets Dheeraj Pandey’s job, and the task of fending off Microsoft’s new contender Over the last five years, hyperconverged infrastructure went from being a slightly outré software-defined concept to an infrastructure option that earned a place on almost every infrastructure shopping list.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software, Vmware, Dheeraj Pandey, Rajiv Ramaswami, Azure HCI