Blogs

Verizon Leads Flint Mobile’s $9.4M Round As Payment Service Comes To The Web

Administrator's picture

flint Flint Mobile, a point-of-sale mobile payments solution originally built around snapping photos of your credit card instead of dongles or using other hardware to make payments, is today announcing that it has raised another $9.4 million in funding led by new, strategic investor Verizon via its Verizon Ventures arm; as well as an expansion of its service to the wider internet in a new…

Progress Software Buys Telerik for $262.5M As Buying Spree Continues

Administrator's picture

canstockphoto19542244 In a deal today involving two companies with links to the Boston area, Progress Software, which helps companies build business software, announced it was buying Telerik for $262.5M. Telerik’s portfolio includes a .net toolbox, a mobile development platform and a CMS called Sitefinity, as well as access to a developer community of over 1.4M people.

Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane Reminds Startups That Luck Takes A Lot Of Work

Administrator's picture

Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)-5 “Being lucky is just so much work,” Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane told our co-editor Alexia Tsotsis during a fireside chat at TechCrunch Disrupt London today. As a startup, you always have to try to embrace luck, Svane argued when asked about what role luck plays in the life of a new company.

Snowflake Computing Emerges From Stealth With $26M In Funding To Modernize The Data Warehouse

Administrator's picture

Data Warehouse concept picture. Two databases with zeros and ones flying out of them. Snowflake Computing came out of stealth today and announced $26M in Series B funding.

Mirantis Scores $100M To Continue Quest To Be Enterprise OpenStack Leader

Administrator's picture

14371758950_1e58e574b6_k Mirantis jumped on the OpenStack bandwagon a few years ago when most companies had never heard of it, and it has ridden the wave as the project has grown increasingly popular with each passing year. Today, the company announced $100M in Series B funding to continue its quest to be the leader in enterprise OpenStack, a chunk of change that should help it keep marching forward.

Here’s What You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Cloud Event

Administrator's picture

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 7.03.43 PM Today in San Francisco, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella and his lieutenant Scott Guthrie detailed the status of their company’s cloud efforts, breaking out a few growth metrics, and announcing several new features that they hope will spur growth. Microsoft is hellbent to be a winner in the cloud space.

Smartsheet Helps Businesses Visualize Themselves

Administrator's picture

Smartsheet Helps Businesses Visualize Themselves | TechCrunch Smartsheet, the spreadsheet-based project and work management platform, is now making it easier for companies to understand how their employees actually work (and who they mostly work with). Companies mostly use the service to manage their projects and help employees collaborate.

InstantAPI Lets You Build An API In An Instant

Administrator's picture

instant api-1 “In the world of cloud computing, APIs are the new currency,” Microsoft’s VP of its developer division S. “Soma” Somasegar told me last week. But if that’s true, then how can you best create an API for your services?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Dishes On The Cloud, Gender Inequality In Tech And Piracy-As-Freemium

Administrator's picture

satya nadella After recently managing to stuff two feet into his mouth at the same time, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stopped by CNBC for a wide-ranging interview covering not only his recent comments on women in the workplace, but also his company’s bets on the cloud, and how Microsoft has long had an implicitly freemium business model.

AOL CEO Says A CrunchBase Spinout Is Possible

Administrator's picture

Tim Armstrong Aol-2 Tim Armstrong, CEO of TechCrunch’s owner AOL, today confirmed at TechCrunch Disrupt that AOL is in early discussions to spin off CrunchBase, the database of tech companies and people that became a part of AOL as part of its acquisition of TechCrunch in 2010.

Syndicate content