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The Importance of Payback Period for SaaS Startups

One of the most powerful levers for SaaS companies to master is payback period. Payback period is the number of months a company requires to payback …

Startups

The Future of Work

Snapchat -- producers of the eponymous photo messaging application -- is reportedly raising a new round of funding that would value the company at up to $19 billion. Created in a Stanford dorm room in 2011, Snapchat has for the past few years had a mere 35 employees. While this extraordinary market …

Intelligence

Do You Connect? Collaboration's New Kids on the Block #SXSW

Assuming you weren’t one of the Meerkat minions running around live-streaming your every experience at SXSW Interactive, you probably noticed that …

ChatWork

Look no more.<br>Everything you need is<br>all in one place.<p>You know it's there. Somewhere in the 21,396 unread emails and paper piles on the desk. So what …

Dropbox for Android Gets a PDF Viewer and Text Search

Dropbox for Android is getting a bit more convenient today. The app has been updated with an in-app PDF viewer and the ability to search for text in documents.<p>The PDF viewer works even if you’re offline (as long as the file has been downloaded to your device, of course). You can also share files …

IDC: Tablet shipment growth slows to a crawl, will grow just 2% in 2015

The International Data Corporation is scaling back its expectations for tablet shipments this year.<p>In a new report, the corporation indicates that tablet makers will ship 234.5 million units in 2015, up only 2.1 percent from 2014. IDC first reported that tablet sales were declining in early …

Chrome 42 beta brings push notifications, ES6 Classes, and Add to Home Screen promotion on Android

A week after releasing the stable version of Chrome 41, Google released Chrome 42 beta for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. While the new version actually arrived on Monday, the company today offered details about the new features, including push notifications, ES6 Classes, and Add to Home Screen …

JavaScript

Pexip® Showcases New Features of Award-Winning Videoconferencing Platform at Enterprise Connect 2015

Infinity Adds Enhanced User Benefits to Further Transform How Enterprises Communicate and Collaborate<p>OSLO, Norway — March 11, 2015 — Pexip®, a …

How To Change User Habits With Interaction Design

As Duhigg suggests, here’s a simple framework for designing new habits:<p>Find the cue and the reward<br>• Don’t modify the cue or reward. Create a new routine.<p>For example, let’s look at Groupon as an example. Before the company came along, if users saw a product they liked (cue), they would need to scour …

Zuora lands a massive $115M as the world goes “-as-a-service”

Subscription platform Zuora is today announcing a whopping $115 million in funding so it can help make this more of an “-as-a-service” world.<p>The new funding brings the total raised so far to $250 million, a clear vote of confidence that investors have in the company’s servicing of subscription …

Startups

Box hits $62.6M in revenue in first quarterly earnings report

Google Calendar launches for iPhone

Google today launched Google Calendar for iPhone. You can download the new app now directly from Apple’s App Store.<p>Until now, Google Calendar was only available on iOS via Google Sync. Now the company has finally released a native app for Apple’s mobile platform.<p>Because the app has the same …

Google

OneDrive for Business Web App Updated for Ease of Use

Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business Web app is getting an update to make it easier to create, share and find your files in the cloud.<p>For starters, a simplified right-click menu for files and folders gives you options to quickly edit, download, share, copy or move and delete them. The contextual menu …

Are ESNs Just Intranets In New Clothing?

The term "intranet" has been around for a relatively long time in technology-speak. And while it seems that every time an upstart comes on the scene …

How consumers are quietly driving billion-dollar valuations in the enterprise

From the Box IPO to Slack’s seemingly overnight billion dollar valuation, disruptive enterprise collaboration apps are one of the hottest tickets in tech right now, with analysts and pundits calling Box’s roaring NYSE debut a “validation of the space” and a “cause célèbre” for Silicon Valley.<p>There …

Box buys Subspace, a startup that built a browser for secure cloud apps

More Collaboration Equals More Value

Greater complexity demands more collaboration equals more value.<p>As the world becomes more complex, there is an increasing need to specialize in order …