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Selling software to big companies is a 'baroque tribal ritual bloodletting,' says investor

In 2007, Casado cofounded networking startup Nicira, which raised $41.82 million in venture funding before VMware gobbled it up in 2012 for $1.26 billion.<p>At VMware, Nicira's networking-virtualization technology became a $600 million business, before Casado left for Andreessen Horowitz just a few …

Startups

Why Microsoft, Uber And 500 Startups Went To Downtown Cairo

CAIRO — Outside the entrance of the GrEEK Campus, the line to get into the third RiseUp Summit was an hour long at 9 a.m., but everyone was waiting more-or-less patiently.<p>Sobhieh Yaafury had come from Lebanon with her three daughters, 26, 24 and 10. The two older daughters already work in …

Startups

Intel and Oracle setup a secret team to take on cloud computing, IBM

The two companies have been partners for decades but now, they have a new common competitor: IBM.<p>This now that IBM has sold its Intel-based computer server business to Lenovo and is now concentrating on selling only the more expensive, higher-margin computer servers that use its own Power chip.<p>So a …

Oracle

Oracle's Larry Ellison: IBM and SAP were our biggest competitors but 'we no longer pay any attention' to them

As expected, he talked about cloud computing and more cloud computing.<p>Oracle, like all the classic IT vendors, is madly racing after cloud computing because business customers are going gaga for it, ditching their traditional way of buying software and hardware and renting it from companies like …

Customers

NASA announces next-generation exoplanet hunter

Kepler has been amazing, but its field of view is small. TESS will be able to survey the entire sky, seeking planets orbiting other stars.<p>NASA …

Chocolate and agar recipe can halve the fat

<b>Chemists have found a new way to halve the fat of chocolate using liquids which does not change the "mouthfeel".</b><p>Low-fat preparations of chocolate are well known, but their textures tend not to match the real thing.<p>A report at an American Chemical Society meeting described a method using the popular …

American Chemical Society