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  1. Tableau update uses AI to increase speed to insight

    Tableau was acquired by Salesforce earlier this year for $15.7 billion, but long before that, the company had been working on its Fall update, and today it announced several new tools including a new feature called ‘Explain Data’ that uses AI to get to insight quickly. “What Explain Data does is it moves users from […]
  2. Aliro comes out of stealth with $2.7M to ‘democratize’ quantum computing with developer tools

    It’s still early days for quantum computing, but we’re nonetheless seeing an interesting group of startups emerging that are helping the world take advantage of the new technology now. Aliro Technologies, a Harvard startup that has built a platform for developers to code more easily for quantum environments — “write once, run anywhere” is one […]
  3. Salesforce brings AI power to its search tool

    Enterprise search tools have always suffered from the success of Google. Users wanted to find the content they needed internally in the same way they found it on the web. Enterprise search has never been able to meet those lofty expectations, but today Salesforce announced Einstein Search, an AI-powered search tool for Salesforce users that […]
  4. Salesforce is building an app to gauge a company’s sustainability progress

    Salesforce has always tried to be a socially responsible company, encouraging employees to work in the community, giving 1% of its profits to different causes and building and productizing the 1-1-1 philanthropic model. The company now wants to help other organizations be more sustainable to reduce their carbon footprint, and today it announced it is […]
  5. Boston-based DataRobot raises $206M Series E to bring AI to enterprise

    Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly large role in enterprise software, and Boston’s DataRobot has been helping companies build, manage and deploy machine learning models for some time now. Today, the company announced a $206 million Series E investment led by Sapphire Ventures. Other participants in this round included new investors Tiger Global Management, World […]
  6. IEX’s Katsuyama is no flash in the pan

    When you watch a commercial for one of the major stock exchanges, you are welcomed into a world of fast-moving, slick images full of glistening buildings, lush crops and happy people. They are typically interspersed with shots of intrepid executives veering out over the horizon as if to say, “I’ve got a long-term vision, and […]
  7. LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting

    LinkedIn, the social networking service for the working world, is today taking the wraps off its latest effort to provide its users with better tools for presenting their professional selves, and to make the process of recruitment on the platform more effective. It will now offer a new feature called Skills Assessments: short, multiple-choice tests […]
  8. GitLab hauls in $268M Series E on 2.75B valuation

    GitLab is a company that doesn’t pull any punches or try to be coy. It actually has had a page on its website for some time stating it intends to go public on November 18, 2020. You don’t see that level of transparency from late-stage startups all that often. Today, the company announced a huge […]
  9. Data storage company Cloudian launches a new edge analytics subsidiary called Edgematrix

    Cloudian, a company that enables businesses to store and manage massive amounts of data, announced today the launch of Edgematrix, a new unit focused on edge analytics for large data sets. Edgematrix, a majority-owned subsidiary of Cloudian, will first be available in Japan, where Edgematrix is based (Cloudian is based in San Mateo). It has […]
  10. Daily Crunch: Salesforce launches vertical clouds

    The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Salesforce doubles down on verticals, launches Manufacturing and Consumer Goods Clouds Salesforce unveiled two new business units today as part of […]
  11. Ten years after Adobe bought Omniture, the deal comes into clearer focus

    Ten years ago this week, Adobe acquired Omniture for $1.8 billion. At the time, Adobe was a software company selling boxed software like Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop to creatives. Many people were baffled by the move, not realizing that purchasing a web analytics company was really the first volley in a full company transformation to […]
  12. Walt Disney Studios partners with Microsoft Azure on cloud innovation lab

    Seems like everything is going to the cloud these days, so why should movie making be left out? Today, Walt Disney Studios announced a five-year partnership with Microsoft around an innovation lab to find ways to shift content production to the Azure cloud. The project involves the Walt Disney StudioLAB, an innovation work space where […]
  13. FOSSA scores $8.5 million Series A to help enterprise manage open-source licenses

    As more enterprise developers make use of open source, it becomes increasingly important for companies to make sure that they are complying with licensing requirements. They also need to ensure the open-source bits are being updated over time for security purposes. That’s where FOSSA comes in, and today the company announced an $8.5 million Series […]
  14. Salesforce doubles down on verticals, launches Manufacturing and Consumer Goods Clouds

    As legacy industries make the migration to cloud-based digital solutions to run and grow their businesses, Salesforce is hoping that it will get a cut of the action when it comes to their IT investments. The CRM giant has been doubling down on building specialised solutions for individual industry verticals, and today, it is unveiling […]
  15. Hear how to build a billion-dollar SaaS company at TechCrunch Disrupt

    There was a time when brick-and-mortar mom and pops framed their first $1 on the wall, but in the SaaS startup, the equivalent milestone is a $1 billion revenue run rate. Salesforce is the SaaS revenue king, reporting $4 billion in revenue for its most recent quarterly report, and there are many other relatively new […]
  16. Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney

    In November 2020, America will go to the polls to vote in perhaps the most consequential election in a generation. The winner will lead the country amid great social, economic and ecological unrest. The 2020 election will be a referendum on both the current White House and the direction of the country at large. Nearly […]
  17. The mainframe business is alive and well, as IBM announces new z15

    It’s easy to think about mainframes as some technology dinosaur, but the fact is these machines remain a key component of many large organizations’ computing strategies. Today, IBM announced the latest in their line of mainframe computers, the z15. For starters, as you would probably expect, these are big and powerful machines capable of handling […]
  18. SmartDrive snaps up $90M for in-truck video telematics solutions for safety and fuel efficiency

    Trucks and other large commercial vehicles are the biggest whales on the road today — are they also, by virtue of that size, some of the most dangerous and inefficient if they are driven badly. Today, a startup that has built a platform aimed at improving both of those areas has raised a large round […]
  19. IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together

    At the Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague, IBM today showcased its Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment on Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform. For the longest time, the open-source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service ecosystem and Red Hat’s Kubernetes-centric OpenShift were mostly seen as competitors, with both tools vying for enterprise customers who want to modernize their application […]
  20. Kubernetes co-founder Craig McLuckie is as tired of talking about Kubernetes as you are

    “I’m so tired of talking about Kubernetes . I want to talk about something else,” joked Kubernetes co-founder and VP of R&D at VMware Craig McLuckie during a keynote interview at this week’s Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague. “I feel like that 80s band that had like one hit song — Cherry Pie.” He doesn’t […]
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