Saturday, February 27, 2021

SAP continues to build out customer experience business with Emarsys acquisition – TechCrunch

SAP seemed to be all in on customer experience when it acquired Qualtrics for $8 billion in 2018. It continued on that journey today when it announced it was acquiring...

Unity, JFrog, Asana, Snowflake and Sumo Logic file for IPOs in rapid-fire fashion –...

We can't do a column on each, so here's a super-long roundup After far too few startups appeared ready to take advantage of warm public market conditions and ecstatic IPO receptions,...

Cisco acquires Modcam to make Meraki smart camera portfolio even smarter – TechCrunch

As the Internet of Things proliferates, security cameras are getting smarter. Today, these devices have machine learning capability that helps the camera automatically identify what it’s looking at — for...

‘We have way too many manual processes in businesses’ – TechCrunch

Box CEO Aaron Levie has been working to change the software world for 15 years, but the pandemic has accelerated the move to cloud services much faster than anyone imagined....

SaaS stocks defy gravity amid pandemic, record job losses – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. This week shares of SaaS and cloud companies reached new record...

Cloud Foundry renews its focus on developer experience as it looks beyond the enterprise...

The Cloud Foundry Foundation (CFF) just went through a major leadership change, with executive director Abby Kearns stepping down after five years (and becoming a CTO at Puppet) and the...

Bridgecrew announces $14M Series A to automate cloud security – TechCrunch

In today’s grim economic climate, companies are looking for ways to automate wherever they can. Bridgecrew, an early-stage startup that makes automated cloud security tooling aimed at engineers, announced a...

Databricks makes bringing data into its ‘lakehouse’ easier – TechCrunch

Databricks today announced the launch of its new Data Ingestion Network of partners and the launch of its Databricks Ingest service. The idea here is to make it easier...

Alibaba Cloud revenue reaches $1.5B for the quarter on 62% growth rate – TechCrunch

Alibaba issued its latest earnings report yesterday, and the Chinese eCommerce giant reported that cloud revenue grew 62 percent to $1.5 billion U.S., crossing the RMB10 billion revenue threshold for...

German football league Bundesliga teams with AWS to improve fan experience – TechCrunch

Germany’s top soccer (football) league, Bundesliga, announced today it is partnering with AWS to use artificial intelligence to enhance the fan experience during games. Andreas Heyden, executive vice president for...

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