How cloud computing, big data and new devices are changing work

  • MomentFeed Gets $1.2 Million Seed Round To Help Enterprises Manage Specials By Location

    Geo-based marketing is just getting started, and local businesses are feeling their way around how best to use service like Foursquare, Facebook Places, Gowalla, and even Twitter. It’s hard enough if you have only one store. For chains and national retailers, managing Foursquare Specials across 400 stores is a nightmare. MomentFeed is trying to bring some order and analytics to this… Read More

  • DataSift Ingests $6 Million From GRP And IA Ventures

    We are a few years into the era of realtime data. Everyone is producing and consuming it, but there is still a huge need to filter it. For that reason, Mark Suster of GRP Partners is doubling down on Twitter by investing in DataSift, one of two companies with rights to re-syndicate Twitter’s firehose of more than 200 million Tweets a day (the other one is Gnip)). GRP and IA Ventures… Read More

  • Building An Enterprise Software Company That Doesn't Suck

    Thomas Wailgum, an editor at CIO.com, summed up the enterprise software industry best when he wrote, “It might appear that even tobacco companies enjoy a better level of overall ‘likeability’ than do enterprise software vendors.” The way successful enterprise software companies have historically operated has been more or less uncontested: licensing costs increase at… Read More

  • BMC Software Acquires Aeroprise To Enhance Its Mobile Know-How

    BMC Software this morning announced that it has acquired Aeroprise, which provides a mobility solution for BMC’s Remedy IT Service Management Suite. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. With support for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Mobile devices, Aeorprise’s solution helps enterprises and governments provide rapid access to IT service management… Read More

  • Fabless Chip Company Valens Raises $14 Million

    Valens Semiconductor, a provider of semiconductor products for the distribution of high-definition multimedia content and the inventor of the HDBaseT technology, this morning announced that it has raised $14 million in a Series B round of financing. The capital injection comes from Taiwan-based Pegatron and Japan-based Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, new VC investors Amiti Ventures and… Read More