Stride, Atlassian’s Slack competitor, opens its API to all developers

February 20, 2018 No Comments

 The arrival of Stride, Atlassian’s Slack competitor, was probably the company’s biggest launch of 2017. While the company generally allows developers to easily integrate with its products, Stride’s API remained in closed beta for significantly longer than the product itself, which exited beta last September. Today, however, Atlassian is opening the Stride API to all… Read More
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Oracle grabs Zenedge as it continues to beef up its cloud security play

February 17, 2018 No Comments

 Oracle announced yesterday that it intends to acquire Zenedge, a 4-year old hybrid security startup. They didn’t reveal a purchase price. With Zenedge, Oracle gets a security service to add it to its growing cloud play. In this case, the company has products to protect customers whether in the cloud, on-prem or across hybrid environments. The company offers a range of services from… Read More
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Traction Tech Council launches to help IT execs spend money on the right startups

February 13, 2018 No Comments

 Sourcing the right technology for a company has always been challenging, but today it is an entirely different beast. There are tens of thousands of startups out there hawking their technology services, and the pace of innovation has increased dramatically. Hundreds of startups claim to use artificial intelligence or blockchain technology in their software, but do they actually solve the… Read More
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Sylabs launches Singularity Pro, a container platform for high-performance computing

February 10, 2018 No Comments

 Sylabs, the commercial company behind the open source Singularity container engine, announced its first commercial product today, Singularity Pro. Sylabs was launched in 2015 to create a container platform specifically designed for scientific and high performance computing use cases, two areas that founder and CEO Gregory Kurtzer, says were left behind in the containerization movement over… Read More
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Mayfield joins Velocity Network to connect enterprise startups with NYC execs

February 6, 2018 No Comments

 Last year two venture capital firms, General Catalyst and CRV, launched a program called the Velocity Network to get their startups in front of Fortune 500 executives in New York City. Today they announced that Mayfield has joined as the third VC firm in the network. New York is home to financial, insurance, security, retail, media, and other Fortune 500 companies — the very types of… Read More
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Dell confirms it’s considering combining with VMware and other options in SEC filing

February 3, 2018 No Comments

 This morning, Dell confirmed previously published reports in an SEC filing, that it is considering various options to possibly reorganize itself. Reports emerged last week suggesting the Dell board was planning a meeting to discuss options for dealing with the enormous debt it took on when it acquired EMC in 2015 for $ 67 billion. The SEC filing confirmed earlier reports that it was… Read More
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Strix Leviathan wants to build a better enterprise platform for crypto trading

January 27, 2018 No Comments

 We are still in the early days of cryptocurrency — or at least that’s what all of the startups that are jumping into this space NOW hope. And when there’s a gold rush, there’s plenty of money to be made by selling shovels (or ASIC rigs) to miners. It’s no surprise, then, that we are now seeing the emergence of a new class of B2B startups in crypto, too. Read More
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Sumo Logic expands security toolset with FactorChain acquisition

January 23, 2018 No Comments

 When we heard from Sumo Logic last June, the company was announcing a $ 75 million Series F. Today, they announced they were acquiring FactorChain, a security startup that has raised $ 3.6 million. The companies would not disclose the purchase price, but indicated the acquisition closed at the end of Q4 and all 12 FactorChain employees have joined Sumo Logic, including CEO Dave Frampton and CTO… Read More
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Intel is having reboot issues with its Spectre-Meltdown patches

January 13, 2018 No Comments

 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. This week the company issued some patches to rectify the problem. Today, word leaked that some companies were having a reboot issue after installing them. A bad week just got worse. Read More
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Google Cloud launches preemptible GPUs with a 50% discount

January 6, 2018 No Comments

google data center Google Cloud today announced the launch of preemptible GPUs. Like Google’s preemptible VMs (and AWS’s comparable spot instances), these GPUs come at a significant discount — in this case, 50 percent. But in return, Google may shut them down at any point if it needs these resources. All you get is a 30-second warning. You also can only use any given preemptible GPU for up to… Read More
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