Enterprise

The 21 hottest New York City startups to watch

New York City has long been known as a hub for finance, ecommerce, and health care startups.<p>But recent years have seen a rise in another breed of startups tackling issues ranging from crime to housing, sports to beauty.<p>In many ways, New York has become a hub for diverse companies — with even more …

Business

In Tewksbury, Hiltz twins key to the enterprise

Blake Hiltz has been just a bit bigger than his identical twin Braden since they were in the womb.<p>During the pregnancy, there was a very real …

Boston

REVIEW: Microsoft's newest laptop is my new favorite computer

Microsoft's original Surface Book was my favorite computer.<p>It may have been the company's first-ever laptop, but when I tested it last year a few months after it debuted, I immediately liked it better than any of Apple's MacBooks that I'd ever used.<p>I now have a new favorite computer, and it's the …

Laptops

Sprinklr, a $1.8 billion social media marketing startup, is being sued for $50 million for allegedly stealing another startup's technology

• <b>Sprinklr, a $1.8 billion social media management startup, is being sued by Portland, Oregon-based Opal Labs, which accuses Sprinklr of stealing its intellectual property.</b>• <b><br>The lawsuit alleges that one of Sprinklr's workers illicitly used an Opal employee account to view confidential information about</b> …

Business

Algorithmia now helps businesses manage and deploy their machine learning models

Algorithmia started out as an online marketplace for — can you guess it? — algorithms. Many of these algorithms that developers offered on the service focused on machine learning (think face detection, sentiment analysis, etc.). Today, with the boom in ML/AI, that’s obviously a big draw and …

Machine Learning

Redhat; making open source technologies for the enterprise - Cape Business News

<b>But that was just the beginning.</b><p>Today, redhat delivers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services using the same open, collaborative business …

Business (South Africa)

This is what it's like to be a 'Dreamer' working at IBM and fighting to keep from being deported

• <b>IBM brought some of the so-called Dreamers that work for the company to Washington DC.</b>• <b><br>Dreamers are children who were brought to the US illegally with their parents, and who now have jobs and roots in the country.</b>• <b><br>IBM is fighting to ensure the 30 Dreamers it employs are not deported as Congress</b> …

U.S. Politics

New Venzee tool brings data transformation and validation to your blockchain project

If the blockchain is going to be an immutable record, you need to start with clean data. The question is, how do you get clean data into a blockchain database to begin with. It’s kind of a quandary for use cases not starting with a green field, but Venzee, a startup that has been helping customers …

Technology

Google launches a paid enterprise edition of its Dialogflow chatbot builder

Google today announced the beta launch of its enterprise edition of Dialogflow, its tool for building chatbots and other conversational applications.<p>In addition, Dialogflow (both in its free and enterprise version) is now getting built-in support for speech recognition, something that developers …

Business

A Sequoia Capital partner explains why he's not scared of blockchain startups and how it's changing the VC business

Venture capitalists are supposed to be on the front lines of new technology.<p>But when it comes to cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups, VCs have been gun shy.<p>The wariness is understandable to Matt Huang, a partner at Sequoia Capital. After all, investing in blockchain startups means betting on …

Venture Capital

8 perks Googlers rave about — from free gourmet food to tons of time off

<b>• Google is famous for throwing tons of perks at its employees.</b><p><b>• The tech giant's company benefits currently have a 4.6 out of 5 star rating on Glassdoor.</b><p><b>• Current and former Googlers especially praise the free food and 401k plan.</b><p>Google pulls out all the stops when it comes to attracting top talent.<p>…

Business

Republicans have removed the controversial part of the tax bill that had tech startups up in arms

• <b>Members of the tech community were concerned about a provision in the Senate's tax bill that would've taxed stock options as soon as they vested.</b>• <b><br>Many thought the tax bill as written would harm the growth of tech startups in the US.</b>• <b><br>In a win for tech startups and VCs, the Senate removed the provision</b> …

U.S. Politics

Email marketer SendGrid up 13% following IPO

Marketing email company SendGrid had a decent first day on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. After pricing shares at $16, the company closed at $18.03, or up almost 13%.<p>The Denver-based company had raised $131 million after pricing its IPO at $16, above the expected range of $13.50 to …

Danielle Morrill

Square's Venmo rival is testing a feature that lets users buy and sell bitcoin

• <b>The payment company Square is rolling out a new feature that lets users of its Cash app buy and sell bitcoin.</b>• <b><br>Unlike some competitors, Cash doesn't yet let users pay or accept payment in bitcoin.</b>• <b><br>The move allows Square to enter the bitcoin business; the cryptocurrency has seen its value and</b> …

Cryptocurrency

You're not alone, no one reads terms of service agreements

• <b>A new Deloitte survey found that over 90% of consumers accept legal terms and conditions without reading them.</b>• <b><br>When faced with no choice, users are willing to accept potential consequences in exchange for access.</b><p>If you've ever tapped "I agree" to a legal terms and conditions agreement after hardly …

Business

Splunk had a classic 'beat and raise' quarter and Wall Street is cheering

• <b>Splunk's revenue and adjusted earnings per share in its fiscal third quarter topped Wall Street expectations</b>• <b><br>The company's guidance was also better than expected</b>• <b><br>Splunk's stock surged past its 52-week high in after-hours trading</b><p>Shares of Splunk jumped as much as 12% in after-hours trading Thursday …

Markets

Cisco meets analyst expectations in first quarter results for fiscal year 2018

Cisco announced its first-quarter earnings for fiscal year 2018 today.<p>Here are Cisco's results:<p><b>Revenues (GAAP)</b> were $12.1 billion, compared to analyst estimates of $12.11 billion.• <b><br>Earnings per share (adjusted)</b> were $0.61, compared to analyst estimates of $0.60 per share.• <b><br>Projected revenues</b><b>(GAAP)</b> for …

Markets

Google Cloud Spanner update includes SLA that promises less than five minutes of downtime per year

Cloud Spanner, Google’s globally distributed cloud database got an update today that includes multi-region support, meaning the database can be replicated across regions for lower latency and better performance. It also got an updated Service Level Agreement (SLA) that should please customers.<p>The …

Business

Google caused a minor controversy when it announced it had 'forked' Apple's Swift programming language — but Google tells us it's all a misunderstanding

• <b>Google stirred a minor controversy when it came out that it had "forked" Swift — a mega-popular programming language created by Apple.</b>• <b><br>If it had forked Swift, it would mean that Google was looking to take the Swift language and make its own version, which could split the Swift community in</b> …

Programming

Microsoft makes Databricks a first-party service on Azure

Databricks has made a name for itself as one of the most popular commercial services around the Apache Spark data analytics platform (which, not coincidentally, was started by the founders of Databricks). Now it’s coming to Microsoft’s Azure platform in the form of a preview of the imaginatively …

Technology

Two compliance companies merge to build a $100M firm

Once upon a time there were two compliance companies. Smarsh was owned by Los Angeles-based private equity firm, K1 Investment Management. It worked with mostly SMBs. Another called Actiance worked with larger companies like the world’s biggest banks. This is the story of how K1 is bringing these …

Business

Adeptmind raises $4.5M from Fidelity to bring smarter search to retailers

If you’ve ever searched for a product on any website that’s not Amazon or Google, you’ve probably had a bad time trying to find something — and then go straight back to Google or Amazon.<p>That’s a significant problem for retailers, which need to ensure that potential customers that are already …

Startups

Dropbox partners with Autodesk to help users collaborate on large design files

Dropbox announced a couple of products today to make it easier for Autodesk users to access and share large design files. The products include an integrated desktop app for opening and saving Autodesk files stored in Dropbox and an app for viewing design files without the need for owning …

Business

Facebook open sources Open/R distributed networking software

Facebook is no stranger when it comes to open sourcing its computing knowledge. Over the years, it has consistently created software and hardware internally, then transferred that wisdom to the open source community to let them have it. Today, it announced it was open sourcing its modular network …

Open Source Movement

SendGrid raised $131 million in a successful IPO but the founders aren't the big financial winners

• <b>SendGrid, the Denver-based startup responsible for sending 36 billion emails a month, completed a $131 million IPO on Wednesday.</b>• <b><br>With that, SendGrid has become the first company out of TechStars to go public and the second IPO of a company backed by Dave McClure's 500 Startups accelerator seed</b> …

Startups

A legendary software company is trying to make the tech industry more ethical with a new way to track and fix bugs

• <b>Fog Creek Software, a small but well-known software company in New York, released Manuscript, a new tool to help programmers track bugs and new features.</b>• <b><br>Manuscript is taking on Atlassian Jira, a mega-popular bug-tracking tool.</b>• <b><br>Unlike Jira, though, Fog Creek designed Manuscript to encourage</b> …

Business

LinkedIn rolls out its Career Advice mentoring program to US, UK and India

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social platform for the working world with some 530 million members, has made a big push in the last couple of years to position itself not just as a place to look for new jobs and network, but as a place for professional development — including services for online …

Technology

When he was a kid, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wrote video games for Atari computers — and you can now see videos of them

• <b>In the 1980s, long before he founded Salesforce, Marc Benioff programmed video games for Atari 8-bit computers.</b>• <b><br>Benioff posted a bunch of his old work on Twitter on Wednesday after a video game enthusiast uploaded videos of the games to YouTube.</b>• <b><br>One of the games even included music written by his</b> …

Business

Microsoft’s period of congenial cooperation could be over

A couple of years ago while a guest of Marc Benioff on stage at Salesforce’s Dreamforce customer conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that seemed to signal a new period of amicable cooperation for his company. Several pieces of evidence seem to suggest that the period of friendly …

Technology

Watch Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his younger brother give a rare interview about growing up together

• <b>Amazon's CEO and founder Jeff Bezos joined his younger brother Mark Bezos at Summit 2017 in Los Angeles in early November to discuss life as kid and dish out advice to the entrepreneurial set.</b>• <b><br>Bezos revealed some surprising anecdotes: he spent his childhood summers working on a ranch with his</b> …

Business