Vertical Professional Networks

By Dave Sumner Smith | Managed by Vertical Networks specialist WordZone

GitHub is raising a secondary round

We’re hearing from several sources that a secondary financing round is in the works for GitHub, following its last $250 million financing round that valued it at $2 billion in July last year. However, there’s a little bit of interesting chatter beyond that they’re raising a secondary for potential …

Secondary

GitHub boosts collaboration with new project management tools

At its Universe conference in San Francisco, GitHub announced handy new features that have been added to its code repository hosting platform, which have been designed to make it easier to collaborate on software projects.<p>GitHub now offers a project management tool to help you organize issues and …

Project Management

GitHub gets built-in project management tools and support for formal reviews

GitHub is hosting its Universe developer conference in San Francisco today. Unsurprisingly, the company used this event to announce a number of new features for its Git-based code hosting service. The company calls it its “biggest update to the platform yet,” though how important these changes …

Project Management

Why GitHub finally abandoned its bossless workplace

Two years ago, Chris Wanstrath gathered the employees of his software startup GitHub into a meeting to notify them of a major change: They were all getting bosses.<p>When Wanstrath and his co-founders started GitHub in 2008, they were adamant that they use a flat corporate structure without managers …

MIT Sloan

LinkedIn Deal Shows Social Media's Golden Era Is Over

The heyday of standalone social networking companies may already be in the past.<p>Trumpeting his company's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn Monday morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella offered no shortage of rationales for the deal. LinkedIn's vast trove of data showing who in the corporate world …

Satya Nadella

Facebook's director of product design on why websites may be a dying business

It feels like we were facing the end of print only years ago, but the time may be ripe to begin lamenting the end of the website.<p>After the dominance of URLs, we're entering the platform era where more design diversity online is not necessarily better, Jon Lax, director of product design at …

UX Design

GitHub's Electron reaches 1.0 release

Electron, GitHub’s tool for creating cross-platform desktop applications, has reached its 1.0 release which the company says is “a major milestone in API stability and maturity.”<p>Formerly known as Atom Shell, Electron 1.0 has API demos with code snippets so you can get up and running faster. It also …

JavaScript

Vimeo acquires VHX to boost its video-on-demand business

Vimeo, which has been moving over the past several months to further invest in its original content and creator community, announced this morning it has acquired VHX, a company providing a platform for premium over-the-top subscription (OTT) video channels. Deal terms were not revealed, but Vimeo …

Startups

Social networking comes (at last) to the workplace

After a slow start, corporate social media may be coming into its own.<p>Two years ago, Randy Bragdon’s real-estate brokerage tried out Yammer, the corporate social-networking software Microsoft MSFT, -1.20% purchased in 2012 for $1.2 billion. On Yammer, co-workers can collaborate on projects, message …

The Workplace

A Full Introduction To Edmodo

Twitter for GitHub adds your @handle to profiles

If there’s one thing to be said for Twitter and GitHub, it’s that developers tend to make a home at both. So a new Chrome extension that adds your Twitter handle to a GitHub profile is pretty much a no-brainer.<p>It doesn’t even have a clever name: Twitter for GitHub. And really, the name says it …

Chrome Web Store

GitHub suffers “major outage,” cause unknown

Code-sharing site GitHub has been hit by a major service outage, however the cause of the disruption is a mystery.<p>GitHub said it was investigating …

How Vertical Social Networks Will Transform Your Professional Opportunities

Spiceworks Steals Away Twitter VP Amir Movafaghi to Prepare for IPO

Spiceworks, one of the biggest social networks you've never heard of, is one step closer to going public.<p>Spiceworks, one of the biggest social networks you’ve never heard of, is one step closer to going public. The company, which caters to IT professionals around the world, has landed the CFO that …

Startups

Health 2.0: David Shaywitz interviews Doximity CEO Jeff Tangney

Galaxy Explorer app for Microsoft HoloLens released as open source project on GitHub

After less than two months of development, Microsoft has released its Galaxy Explorer app for the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset as …

Where LinkedIn went wrong — and how it can save itself

LinkedIn’s valuation has been hotly debated by everyone from technology publications to Wall Street insiders in recent months. According to Morgan Stanley’s analysts, “continued faster than expected deceleration and/or misexecution will likely cause the stock to be range-bound (best case) or trend …

Enterprise Software

Facebook adds 36K Telenor employees to Facebook at Work as it gears up for global launch

Facebook at Work — the enterprise version of Facebook that lets businesses build their own secure social networks — has racked up over 60,000 companies on a waiting list while still in closed beta. And as it gears up for a full global launch and new features like an app platform later this year, …

Facebook

GitHub responds to letter regarding developers' concerns, says 'surprises' are coming

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Software

429 Calm down

Large companies using GitHub now have more support for large-scale operations.<p>For those with at least 10,000 developers, GitHub Enterprise 2.5 has clustering for large installations with multiple instances to allow growing companies to add more users in one spot.<p>IT also sports improved resilience …

Software

GitHub apologizes for ignoring community concerns

GitHub, under fire by developers for allegedly ignoring requests to improve the code-sharing site, has pledged to fix the issues raised.<p>Brandon …

GitHub

Before You Get Too Excited About That GitHub Study…

Another day, another study purporting to find that Tech Is Sexist. Since it’s showing up here, you probably already guessed how this is going to end. …

Gender

How to generate revenue from Vertical Markets

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United States

It’s True, Black Female Founders Receive Basically Zero Venture Capital

In “The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Founders Women,” a recent report by #ProjectDiane, you’ll come across several startling statistics like, for example, of all venture deals from 2012 to 2014, only 0.2% (24 of 10,238 deals) went to went to black female founders.<p>In researching the state of black …

Venture Capital

Why $2 billion startup GitHub is apparently in crisis, again

GitHub's internal culture seems to be melting down.<p>A struggle between factions is taking place, according to a report by The Information, which matches what several sources have told Business Insider.<p>On the one side are top executives who want to grow the company's revenues by landing big …

Startups

429 Calm down

According to corroborating reports from The Information and Business Insider, GitHub is having major internal issues about which way to steer the company.<p>According to both reports, GitHub brass wants to score more enterprise contracts, which are lucrative. Others at GitHub want to continue on its …

GitHub

GitHub Updates Its Enterprise Product With Clustering Support, Updated Design

GitHub Enterprise, the company’s on-premises solution for managing code, is getting a major update today. It comes at a time when there seems to be some upheaval in the company around the importance management has been putting on this product.<p>The marquee feature of GitHub Enterprise 2.5 is support …

Software Development

GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart — and we have the full inside story

We've been hearing about a lot of drama going on at $2 billion startup GitHub, the hugely important and popular site used by millions of computer programmers where 10 or more executives have departed in recent months.<p>The more we write about the inner turmoil, the more people step forward to share …

Startups