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Kaleido Insights’ Impact Analysis on Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality

By Jaimy Szymanski, Jeremiah Owyang, Jessica Groopman, and Rebecca Lieb of Kaleido Insights.<p>As VR/AR/MR make their way into the corporate ecosystem, …

Mixed Reality

Amazon's cloud boss told us something that should terrify a $140 billion industry

There's no question Amazon is turning the screws on the $140 billion data-center-tech industry.<p>Amazon has grown to become the largest player in the rapidly growing cloud industry as its cloud platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), celebrates its 10-year anniversary.<p>And in the process, AWS has sent …

Cloud Computing

PubNub Gets Another $20M To Scale Up Its Low-Latency Messaging Network

PubNub, a startup out of San Francisco that has built a data network focused on messaging for apps, IoT hardware and other low-latency services, has raised another $20 million in a Series C round of funding. It seems that 20 million is the magic number for PubNub at the moment: the company — which …

Messaging

Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech

Ross Fubini Contributor<p>Ross Fubini is a venture partner at Canaan Partners.<p>Slack’s valuation soared to $2.8 billion in less than two years, and has doubled in the past six months alone — all without any big marketing campaigns. The startup’s adoption curve and rave reviews are something many …

Startups

Enterprise Software’s Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

Aaron Levie Contributor<p>Aaron Levie is the Chief Executive Officer of Box.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Now the cloud wars (really) begin<br>• The Industrialist’s Dilemma<p>Outside of the tech industry, an unmistakable trend is sweeping the business world.<p>Companies in industries as far ranging as …

Innovation

Thumbtack, a Startup Backed by Google, Returns to Google's Graces After SEO Hiccup

A murky SEO tale reveals Google's continued Web dominance.<p>As the world’s most powerful Internet force, Google invites a wealth of conspiracy theories.<p>Here’s one: When Thumbtack, a Web startup that connects consumers with home service professionals, disappeared from Google’s search results last …

SEO

The Best Conditions For Building A Unicorn

If you were looking to build a company, and you were looking to build a unicorn, what conditions should be present for the best chance of success?<p>Based on current unicorns, your best chance is to start a business that is revenue-growth based, rather than user-growth based. It has to move money from …

Startups

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Business School

Zero-Fee Stock Trading App Robinhood Nabs $50M From NEA To Go Global

In case you thought paying $7 to $10 to trade a stock in the US was bad, it costs $65 in Australia. So now that its zero-fee stock trading app is thriving stateside with hundreds of thousands of users, Robinhood is planning to go international, starting in Australia. A $50 million Series B cash …

Stock Markets

10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Carol Broadbent and Tom Hogan are the founders and principals of Crowded Ocean, a Silicon Valley marketing agency that has launched over 35 startups, with 10 of those companies being either acquired or going public.</i><p>Having launched over 35 startups in our decade of operation, we’ve …

Startups
Internet of Things

Mobile App Design, Mobile App Development Stategy

50% of enterprise mobile apps will need to be completely rewritten or replaced in two years. With the odds of success being no better than a …

Tomasz Tunguz

I'm a partner at Redpoint. I write daily, data-driven blog posts about key questions facing startups. I co-authored the book, Winning with Data. Join …

Venture Capital

Walmart Labs Homepage

Electrode is a platform for building universal React/Node.js applications with standardized structure, best practices, and modern technologies baked …

NodeSource Raises $3 Million To Build New Programming Tools

NodeSource, a corporate software development toolkit for the node.js programming language, has raised $3 million in seed financing. Money for the round came from Crosslink Capital and Resolute Ventures and it’s yet another sign that distributed architectures are becoming de rigueur for …

Venture Capital
Databases
Big Data

The Rule of 40% For a Healthy SaaS Company

There are lots of blogs and anecdotes on (a) how to build a successful SaaS company and (b) what a successful SaaS company looks like. Yesterday’s …

SaaS
Data Science