Enterprise

10 years after cold calling his way into a job, this Ghanaian founder just got $15 million to grow his thriving start-up

• <b>10 years after cold calling his way into a job, Nyansa co-founder and CEO Abe Ankumah has a burgeoning startup in his hands.</b>• <b><br>The company, Nyansa, just raised $15 million in a Series B led by Intel Capital.</b>• <b><br>Nyansa has a networking analytics product that helps companies like Tesla and Uber monitor how</b> …

Business

Companies will spend $3.7 trillion on IT in 2018, led by trendy new tech like blockchain, IoT and AI

• <b>Businesses are gearing up for a healthy 2018 and will increase their spending on IT projects to support planned growth.</b>• <b><br>Overall IT spending is estimated to grow to $3.7 trillion in 2018, up 4.5% over 2017 spending, reports market researcher Gartner</b>• <b><br>Up-and-coming new tech like artificial intelligence,</b> …

Business

California's pain could be Colorado's gain as VCs shift investments outside Silicon Valley

Shutterstock<p><b>It's become ever more expensive for venture capitalists to invest in</b> <b>California-based startups.</b>• <b><br>So VC are increasingly investing in startups based in states other than California.</b>• <b><br>Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Florida all have emerging startup scenes and could benefit from the trend.</b><p>When …

Business

Nyansa lands $15 million led by Intel Capital to grow user performance management

Companies like New Relic and AppDynamics have been offering applications performance management solutions to help operations teams track external performance issues for years. Nyansa (pronounced ‘knee-ans-sah’) is bringing that kind of performance management to internal networks. Today, the company …

Startups

Cheerleader outfits and weird looks: I went to the biggest tech industry conference of the year for the first time, and it’s clear CES still has a woman problem

• <b>CES, an annual tech trade show, took place in Las Vegas last week.</b>• <b><br>Despite months of attention paid to sexual harassment and misconduct in the tech world and beyond, the show still featured "booth babes," scantily clad women working the parties, and zero women giving keynote addresses.</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

Business

There's a bitcoin rapper called CoinDaddy, and he's just one of the fantastic characters in San Francisco's bizarre crypto culture

• <b>Cryptocurrency entrepreneurs in San Francisco have formed their own subculture, complete with special clothing, music and language, according to a New York Times profile.</b>• <b><br>CoinDaddy is a former real estate agent who now raps about the so-called crypto life.</b>• <b><br>Many of the characters live in the Crypto</b> …

Business

Microsoft has a master plan to change the world with a new line of super-thin, super-light PCs with cell service

• <b>Microsoft is touting "Always Connected PCs," a new initiative with its partners for super-thin LTE-enabled laptops with as much as 20 hours of battery life.</b>• <b><br>From Microsoft's perspective, cell service is getting so much better, so much faster, that one day, you might not even want WiFi anymore —</b> …

Technology

Intel is having reboot issues with its Spectre-Meltdown patches

It hasn’t been a fun time to be Intel. Last week the company revealed two chip vulnerabilities that have come to be known as Spectre and Meltdown, and have been rocking the entire chip industry ever since (not just Intel). This week the company issued some patches to rectify the problem. Today, …

Business

IBM may be prepping for massive changes at Global Technology Services group

IBM has been a company adrift for the last several years with 22 straight quarters of declining revenue. Against that backdrop, The Register published an article yesterday suggesting there could be massive changes afoot for the company’s Global Technology Services group.<p>Global Technology Services …

Business

Intel tried desperately to change the subject from Spectre and Meltdown at CES

Intel had a bad week last week.<p>It was so bad that the chip maker has to be thrilled to have CES, the massive consumer technology show going on this week in Las Vegas, as a way to change the subject and focus on the other work they are doing.<p>For starters, CEO Brian Krzanich had to deal with the …

Technology

$10 billion Dropbox has filed the paperwork for an IPO

Dropbox, the cloud computing storage company valued at $10 billion, has confidentially filed the paperwork for an IPO, according to a Bloomberg report citing anonymous sources.<p><i>This story is developing...</i><p>Visit Markets Insider for constantly updated market quotes for individual stocks, ETFs, indices, …

Business

The company that wanted to pay employees $10,000 to leave San Francisco is now a $35 million business

• <b>Zapier, a software integration startup best known for offering to pay employees $10,000 to leave the San Francisco Bay Area, tells Business Insider that it's on a $35 million annualized run rate (ARR), a key measure of revenue.</b>• <b><br>Zapier was founded in 2011, and has been profitable since 2014 after</b> …

Business

Bugsnag snares $9 million Series B, now gives you a software stability score

Bugsnag, the cloud service that helps developers find bugs inside their software, announced a $9 million Series B today. They also released a new version of their dashboard that features a stability score than can give customers an unbiased grade of the current stability of their software.<p>Let’s …

Startups

IBM just quietly replaced its chief financial officer

• <b>IBM veteran James J. Kavanaugh will take over as CFO.</b>• <b><br>Kavanaugh replaces Martin J. Schroeter, who's served as CFO since 2014. Schroeter will take on the role as SVP of global markets.</b>• <b><br>Both role changes went into effect Thursday, according to the filing.</b><p>IBM just quietly prompted artificial …

Business

Dropbox needs to find a new 'ethos' and more business customers for an IPO home run

• <b>Dropbox is aiming to have its IPO in the first half of 2018, according to reports.</b>• <b><br>Analysts aren't at all surprised, but have a few things at front of mind when it comes to anticipating how Dropbox will do as a public company.</b>• <b><br>The market for collaboration tools is huge, analysts say, but Dropbox</b> …

Business

The 25 best high-paying jobs in America for 2018

When choosing a career, it's important to seek out jobs that are meaningful, will allow balance in your life, and that will be around in the future.<p>But a high salary doesn't hurt, either.<p>US News & World Report recently released its 2018 Best Jobs rankings, which determines the best occupations in …

Careers

Ginni Rometty, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and other tech CEOs warn of 'significant costs' and 'disruptions' if Congress doesn't save the Dreamers by January 19

• <b>Over the past couple of days, it's been hard to tell how much progress has actually been made towards solving the DACA situation.</b>• <b><br>But business leaders have a message for Congress: Pass a law to save DACA Dreamers by January 18 or you will be causing US companies a lot of disruption and expense.</b>• <b><br>Over</b> …

U.S. Politics

A dad-and-son cybersecurity firm impressed investors with its 'unique' software that plays a kind of hide-and-seek with hackers

• <b>CryptoMove, a cybersecurity startup led by a father-and-son team, just raised $6 million in a Series A funding round.</b>• <b><br>The round was led by Social Capital, a venture capital firm founded by ex-Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya.</b>• <b><br>Social Capital was intrigued by CryptoMove's approach to security,</b> …

Markets

IBM led on patents in 2017, Facebook broke into top 50 for the first time

Patents may sometimes get a bad rap for how they are abused (and misused) by some companies for commercial gain, but they also remain a marker of how a tech company is progressing with its R&D and pushing ahead on innovation. For one measure of that advance, today, IFI Claims, the patent analytics …

Business

Starry Internet and Marvell want to bust open the ISP industry

Expanding and upgrading wireless networks requires an astounding amount of investment, both in terms of time and resources. As we head into the era of 5G connectivity, that investment only increases.<p>But Starry Internet, founded by Chet Kanojia, is looking to lower the cost for the entire industry …

Startups

August Access, in-home delivery first tested with Walmart, expands to all retailer

August Home, the smart lock startup that was acquired by lock giant Assa Abloy in October last year, is stepping up its delivery game. At CES today, the company announced a service it’s calling August Access, where retailers can work with August and its partner Deliv to open your front door and …

Gear & Gadgets

Here are the most common uses of AI on your smartphone today

Artificial intelligence is starting to permeate the technology that we use everyday.<p>That's especially true in smartphones, where apps that rely on machine learning and AI are increasingly common.<p>Statista mapped out the survey results of Deloitte's Global Mobile Consumer Survey which determined just …

Business

Collibra snags $58 M Series D led by Iconiq and Battery Ventures to simplify data governance

Collibra, a company that wants to help firms understand data governance, announced a $58 million Series D funding round today led by Iconiq Capital and Battery Ventures.<p>All of the investors involved in this round were coming back for another dip in the well. In addition to Iconiq and Battery …

Business

Igloo, a Jive-style enterprise collaboration platform, raises $47M

The market for social media and collaboration services for enterprises — made popular by the recent, rapid growth and emergence of platforms like Slack, Facebook’s Workplace and Microsoft Teams — continues its hot streak. Today, Igloo Software, a Canada-based startup that has built a Jive-like …

Business

Kodak stock gets a blockchain bounce — it more than doubled after the company announced a new cryptocurrency

• <b>Kodak's stock more than doubled in price early Tuesday following news that the photo company will launch a new blockchain-based rights-management service.</b>• <b><br>Kodak will use a blockchain, which is the technology behind bitcoin, to track the online use of photographs licensed through its system. The</b> …

Business

Germany’s Smava raises $65M to expand its consumer loan portal

While Google dominates the world when it comes to search, portals for those looking for products and services in specific niches continue to have a place in our online world. In one of the latest developments, Smava, a German startup that has built a marketplace/portal for people to search for and …

Startups

Coinbase blames extreme buyer demand for last month's bitcoin cash disaster

• <b>Massive demand for bitcoin cash sent prices spiking on December 19, the first day the popular exchange Coinbase let its users trade the new cryptocurrency, according to the company.</b>• <b><br>Some 90% of requests on the exchange were from people looking to buy, according to Coinbase, which meant demand for</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Cisco has created a Gigabit network for your car and Hyundai will be using it next year

• <b>1Gbps Cisco networks are coming to cars next year.</b>• <b><br>Cisco has partnered with Hyundai to offer super high-speed networks in 2019 vehicles.</b>• <b><br>These networks will have tons of bandwidth, and security, to support all the sensors cars need for autonomous features, Cisco promises.</b><p>Chances are, you don't have a …

Business

It's not just you, Slack is having an outage

The popular enterprise messaging tool Slack went offline for many users midday Tuesday.<p>Users of the service got an outage notice around 11:20 AM PT, though the Slack status page indicated that there was nothing wrong.<p>Luckily, we have Twitter.

Technology

Google managers kept blacklists of conservative employees — and one manager even considered holding 'trials', alleges a new lawsuit

• <b>Employees at Google who express "conservative viewpoints in politically-charged debates" may find themselves blacklisted by managers at the company, alleges an explosive new lawsuit.</b>• <b><br>And by blacklisted, that means their names may appear on actual lists, the suit contends.</b>• <b><br>Google employees who</b> …

U.S. Politics