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The Garmin Fenix 5S is the fitness watch I don't want to take off

Get ready to cough up $600<p>It turns out that a giant multisport watch doesn’t have to be a giant multisport watch.<p>Case in point: the new Garmin Fenix 5. Garmin has taken its big, aggressive, I Am A Serious Outdoors Person line of Fenix multisport watches and shrunk it into something that looks a …

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think

By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, Calif. What many of you might not realize, however, is just how fast the SEO industry is changing because of it. In this …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's one of the most interesting predictions for the future of bitcoin

2015 has seen the digital currency's volatility stabilise and price jump , but it has also seen much of the hype dissipate. And there's been a divergence between bitcoin and the technology that underpins it — blockchain.<p>Blockchain, which uses complex cryptography to regulate and record …

Bitcoin

Holvi's internet banking service now open to those in Finland

Holvi’s online banking service for “makers and doers” is opening up its service for users in Finland to sign up without an invitation.<p>The company’s banking service makes it easy for businesses, sole traders and others to quickly set up an online store, send out invoices and receive money in a …

Box Introduces Specialized Tools for Financial Services

Just two weeks after introducing new technology to bring the cloud to high-security organizations, Box is now making a greater push towards financial services customers.The company says it’s needed three specific enhancements to properly move into the space.<p>Firstly, the Enterprise Key Management …

With $3M In Funding, Airtable Makes Complex Databases Usable On Your Mobile Phone

A startup called Airtable wants to make data more accessible on mobile devices, by combining the ease-of-use of spreadsheets with the power of relational databases. It’s raised $3 million to pursue that goal and get its application more widely distributed.<p>Airtable was designed to take everything …

A cloud for every industry — real estate, health care, & beyond

Jonathan Bush and Todd Park didn’t mean to start a software revolution. They just wanted to get paid.<p>In 1997, the duo founded a birthing clinic in San Diego, with plans to franchise the model. Before long, things started to go wrong. Their company lacked a system to keep track of insurance claims. …

Real Estate

Confluence Mobile

Enterprise Objects Framework

The <b>Enterprise Objects Framework</b>, or more commonly simply <b>EOF</b>, was introduced by NeXT in 1994 as a pioneering object-relational mapping product for its …

Amazon turns to Twitter to build shopper wishlists

Amazon shoppers can now add products to their wishlists with a single tweet.<p>The e-commerce company's second shopping hashtag, #AmazonWishlist, which launched Wednesday, builds on its nascent social-media shopping efforts. This type of marketing is on the rise, offering retailers another way to …

Why Red Hat needed to buy FeedHenry, and what the deal means to everyone else

<i>Updated Friday with comment from Red Hat on the growth of Red Hat’s core businesses.</i><p>Red Hat, a tech vendor that sells operating-system and cloud software for big companies, made a necessary move today. It announced that it’s buying FeedHenry, a startup with tools for building, running, and managing …

Apple Puts 20 Productivity Apps on Sale in iOS App Store for Limited Time

Apple today debuted limited-time deals on 20 productivity apps in the iOS App Store in a section of the store called "Amazing Productivity Apps", with popular apps like <i>Clear</i>, <i>Notability</i> and <i>Fantastical 2</i> getting special prices for a limited time.<p>The apps' new prices range from $0.99 to $6.99, and …

Simple 2.0 for iPhone is the most gorgeous banking app ever

Simple is the bank that refuses to be just a bank. Existing entirely online through its web and mobile apps, Simple offers slick budgeting tools, instant money transfers between accounts, and a great design.<p>Today Simple 2.0 for iOS and Android was released with a beautiful, iOS 7-inspired redesign …

Apps

How Capitaine Train Is Disrupting Train Ticket Booking Through Engineering

French startup Capitaine Train wants to improve the cumbersome process of booking train tickets online and on your phone. It’s not yet another travel agency, it’s an alternative to popular European ticket booking services with an emphasis on efficiency.<p>“We want our clients to leave the site as soon …

inPowered’s Content Discovery Tools Are Now Free — But Advertisers Still Have To Pay

inPowered, a company that helps businesses find and promote positive press coverage of their products, opened the doors to parts of its platform today.<p>Specifically, inPowered said its “content discovery and amplification” platform is now free to anyone. Users can search for any term and find …

Top Mobile Marketers Team Up To Push A New Specification For Cross-Linking Apps

A new specification for mobile deep linking – a technology that lets apps work more like the web by supporting links that can move users from app to app – is being introduced today, along with a series of best practices. The project, called MobileDeeplinking.org, has the support of several …

Get Cash For Your Startup Stock - Without An IPO

Over the past year, the IPO market has revved up. Just last week, Varonis Systems (VRNS) came public and soared 100%. And expect the momentum to continue as hot companies like Box, Grubhub, King and GoPro will soon hit the markets.<p>While all this is great for the tech industry, the fact is that an …

Meet ZenMate, the encryption startup that lets you watch Netflix & keep your privacy

The NSA spying program and the media frenzy surrounding it well and truly brought the subject of online security to the forefront of Internet users’ minds last summer. A blow for the credibility of many large Internet sites, the scandal did, however, provide a publicity boost for services …

Honey: A Social Network For Businesses That’s Flexible Enough To Fit Any Workflow

This new enterprise social service rolls the functionality of corporate intranets, company-specific Wikis, and email lists into one beautiful package.<p>Communication is essential to success in any business, and it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that in our increasingly digital workplaces, email …

BVP Cloud Computing Index Crosses the $100 Billion Market Milestone

BVP Cloud Comp Sheets are updated weekly to include the Cloud Index and the key metrics of 30 public cloud computing companies; free and easily …

Bessemer Venture Partners Launches $100 Billion Cloud Index

Image copyright Maksym Darakchi<p>Still doubtful about the whole cloud computing thing? Here’s a new metric that should probably change your mind. The …

Venture Capital

Predicting Enterprise Cloud Computing Growth

69% of enterprises who have separate budgets for cloud computing are predicting spending increases this year and into 2014.<p>This is one of several key take-aways from a research study published today by TheInfoPro, a service of 451 Research. TheInfoPro Wave 5 Cloud Computing Study is based on …

Microsoft's Bermuda Subsidiaries Subject To Tax Inquiry, Documents Show

Three Bermuda subsidiaries of Microsoft Corp. are involved in a tax inquiry launched by another country, according to documents made public by the Bermuda Supreme Court. The look into the three shell companies, the existence of which Microsoft does not acknowledge in public filings with regulators, …

LiveOps Raises Another $30M, Acquires UserEvents To Expand Its Cloud Contact Center Platform

LiveOps, an early mover in the area of cloud-based enterprise services — focusing specifically on contact center and customer service — is today announcing a $30 million round of funding; the creation of a new subsidiary structure, LiveOps Cloud Platform and LiveOps Agent Services; and a new …

Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.<p>When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, …

Traditional Banks At Risk Due to Digital Disruption

According to two recent reports from Accenture, 35 percent of banks' market share in North America could be in play by 2020 as traditional branch …

Roundup of Cloud Computing Forecasts Update, 2013

Time-to-market, more flexible support for business strategies by IT, and faster response time to competitive conditions are combining to accelerate cloud computing adoption today.<p>Of the enterprises I’ve spoken with over the last several months including several Fortune 500 corporations to small …