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RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.<p>In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing …

Terminal’s Containers Pioneer A New Way Of Developing Apps From The Cloud

Terminal, a San Francisco-based startup founded by some ex-Facebook and Google technical talent, is trying to transform the way we do software development.<p>They’ve built system supporting containers, or ultra-fast virtual machines that will let developers write, ship and collaborate on code directly …

Security Will Need Big Insight, Not Just Big Data

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Neill Occhiogrosso is a partner at Costanoa Venture Capital.</i><p>In looking for new opportunities in security and many other sectors, we look for the echoes of the current IT mega-trends: cloud, mobile, big data. These trends, and especially the interactions between them, are dramatically …

Appsee Bags Further $2M To Let Mobile App Developers Measure User Behaviour

Israeli startup Appsee, the mobile analytics service that offers an array of tools for measuring user behaviour within an app, has topped up its funding by closing a modest $2 million series A round. Backing comes from existing investors Giza VC, and Moshe Lichtman, as well as new investor Flint …

Stamplay Is IFTTT For Back-End Development

If you are a front-end developer, setting up signup forms and integrations with popular APIs can be very painful. Stamplay wants to make back-end development as easy as playing with Lego bricks. The best analogy would be to think of it as an IFTTT for developers.<p>Coding using Stamplay is all about …

Alteryx Lands $60M To Boost Data Analytics App-Building Platform

Alteryx, a company that has been providing a way to build analytical apps from a variety data sources via a workflow interface, got a big boost in funding today, announcing a $60M Series B round.<p>The round was led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from existing investors SAP Ventures …

This Is The Internal Grading System Google Uses For Its Employees — And You Should Use It Too

The OKR system came from Intel. Google took to OKRs pretty much immediately and has been using it ever since.OKRs are a simple way to create structure for companies, teams, and individuals. Even if your company doesn't use OKRs, they can be helpful in your personal life, or for yourself at …

Google Launches Drive For Education With Unlimited Storage

Students whose school use Google Apps for Education will soon be able to store as many files in their Google Drive folders as they like.<p>Earlier this year, Google launched Drive for Work, its premium $10/month version of Google Drive with unlimited storage and a couple of additional enterprise …

Adobe Brings Photoshop For Chromebooks To Its Education Customers

For the longest time, pundits said that Google’s Chromebook initiative wouldn’t amount to much because Chrome OS couldn’t run complex applications like Photoshop. Those pundits will have to find another example now, because starting today, Photoshop will run on Chrome OS and on Chrome for Windows …

With New Ad Publishers On Board, Appsfire Becomes A Solid Alternative Mobile Advertising Network

Advertising technology startup Appsfire provides some of the best interactive advertising formats on mobile devices. Yet, on mobile, Facebook, Google and now Twitter seem to be the overwhelmingly dominant advertising networks. To counter this idea, Appsfire just announced some of its first …

AppDynamics Extends APM Coverage To Native Mobile Apps

AppDynamics, the company that helps monitor application performance issues typically on the server side, announced an upgrade today that adds performance monitoring to native mobile apps. The new functionality came out of Beta this morning.<p>As CEO Jyoti Bansal explained, they have been monitoring …

We Can’t Talk About Inequality Without Talking About Talent

Anyone thinking about democracy and capitalism today needs to take account of Thomas Piketty’s monumental book, <i>Capital in the 21st Century.</i> There lots of similarities between his argument and the one I make in my most recent HBR article. We both look squarely at the same phenomenon — income …

5 Tips for New Team Leaders

I’ve been a new manager five times in my career: once as a first-time manager at Google going from being a teammate to leading peers, three times as I was promoted within Google, and most recently as the new Chief Revenue Officer for UberConference, a teleconferencing startup in San Francisco. What …

Kony Unveils a Revolutionary New Mobile App Design and Development Solution

<b>Kony Visualizer 2.0 Reduces App Development Time by Up to 50 Percent; First Collaborative, Cloud-enabled Design Environment for Business and IT called “WYSIWYM™” (What You See Is What You Mobilize)</b><p>ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 22, 2014–<p>Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, …

Twitter engineer joins Mesosphere to push the open-source project he helped make

Inside an academic lab, Ben Hindman created key parts of Apache Mesos, an open-source tool for efficiently running lots of applications in data centers. He found himself at Twitter for four years, putting the system in place. But now he is doing what he arguably was destined to do: working on the …

$100K revenue via 1 in-app message? Mobile app marketing automation is taking off

How does your mobile app pull in $100,000 with a single in-app message?<p>Well naturally, it helps to have a massive audience. But increasingly, it also depends on being able to segment and target that massive audience in real time with relevant multichannel messaging and customized offers.<p>“One of our …

Funding Daily: Security, weddings, and valet parking

Here’s today’s roundup of funding news. And yes, that is a wedding logistics company there pulling in $10 million, another wedding company getting $1.2 million, along with a company aimed at simplifying paying for valet parking that landed $3 million.<p>Nice work if you can get it.<p>Fortunately for our …

On the heels of the iCloud security mess, Duo Security raises $12M for its two-factor authentication service

Apple’s iCloud recent security issues occurred as the company was readying to announce the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch — ill timing, considering customers won’t buy any product that doesn’t keep our data safe. Thanks to this episode, one of the proposed Band-Aid solutions known …

Mobile analytics startup puts Southeast Asian telcos to work collecting data

Dippak Khurana and his mobile analytic startup Vserv are letting large telecommunication firms in South East Asia do the heavy lifting for them.<p>Khurana’s info derives from a proprietary algorithm that enables Vserv to collect data from carriers while simultaneously connecting clients to information …

Kinvey gets $10.8M because even big businesses want to make mobile apps

The people at Kinvey, a startup with a cloud service for constructing and running mobile applications, have watched competitors get acquired, one after another. Now some key investors are placing bets on the startup in a $10.8 million round Kinvey is announcing today.<p>NTT Docomo Ventures and Verizon …

Salesforce focuses on apps as 'new channel' with Journey Builder for Apps

Mobile is computing’s new center of gravity, and apps are the core of mobile. To help marketers direct their efforts toward this critical part of digital experience, Salesforce is releasing its “Journey Builder for Apps” today.<p>In July, Salesforce launched its Journey Builder for creating unified …

AWS, Google, and Azure — what would Pinterest, Yelp and Feedly do?

<b>Join us for this live webinar: “Showdown between AWS, Google, and Azure” on Wednesday, September 24th at 11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern. Register here for free.</b><p>You’re trying to decide between the three big cloud platforms, or maybe you’re reevaluating past choices (and trying to figure out why your …

App tester BlazeMeter buys Loadosophia, which analyzes test results

BlazeMeter, a startup that tests to see if websites and apps work by stretching their limits with loads, has bought Loadosophia, a startup that provides analytics tools for results stemming from the Apache JMeter open-source load-testing project.<p>Loadosophia customers will be able to keep using that …

Push notifications don't have to be so annoying — here's how

When did push notifications get such a bad rap?<p>There has been a fair amount of controversy lately around something that was once revolutionary for the smartphone user: the push notification. Some critics, like Farhad Manjoo of <i>The New York Times</i>, argue that the beeping and buzzing meant to alert you …