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‘Our Velocity is Blowing the Doors Off’ — HootSuite Sells $20 Million Stake to OMERS Ventures

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HootSuite has hit the venture big leagues. The three-year-old, Vancouver-based social enterprise company announced a $20 million secondary sale to OMERS Ventures, marking one of the largest Canadian VC transactions in the last ten years. It’s more impressive when you realize HootSuite had only raised $1.9 million in VC funding...
‘Our Velocity is Blowing the Doors Off’ — HootSuite Sells $20 Million Stake to OMERS Ventures

Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Microsoft (MSFT)

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Aaron Levie grew up in Microsoft's backyard. Today, Box's young CEO faces a strange problem with Microsoft. Redmond is Box's biggest competitor AND one its most important partners. Box's mainstay is a secure file-sharing and collaboration product. One of Microsoft's key products is SharePoint, which is, yes, a file-sharing and...
Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant

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Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant: Larry Dignan for ZDNet: Microsoft's second quarter results were a mixed bag relative to estimates as its enterprise products fared well, but details about Surface units, hidden within the Windows division, were largely missing in action. The second quarter was all about Windows...
Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant
Founder Stories: MemSQL's Eric Frenkiel on Building an Enterprise Product

Jive Tackles Social Intranets For The Enterprise, Adds Gamification For Groups

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Social enterprise company Jive has been providing a social collaboration product to businesses for some time now; and many customers have been using the platform as an intranet of sorts, says Jive. But today, Jive has taken what customers have liked with its existing internal social networks, and packaged up...
Jive Tackles Social Intranets For The Enterprise, Adds Gamification For Groups

Calm Down, Wall Street – Marc Benioff Is Right About Salesforce’s Margins

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I haven’t always been the biggest Marc Benioff fan. And not just because, arguably, that title is held by Marc Benioff. As the PT Barnum of enterprise software, Benioff grabbed ink through stunts and quips that reporters couldn’t ignore. But I never felt comfortable writing about him, because I always...
Calm Down, Wall Street – Marc Benioff Is Right About Salesforce’s Margins

Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

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Ever feel like you are spending too much time on Facebook? Facebook's Jocelyn Goldfein, a top engineering manager, says that far from feeling guilty, you should let yourself feel good about it. This might sound like an obvious perspective from someone with a vested interest in getting people to use...
Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)
The 5 Best Things Microsoft Just Said To Its Enterprise Customers (MSFT)
NetSuite chief spells out the opportunity in the social, mobile and cloud-based enterprise

ScaleXtreme Debuts iPhone App To Let IT Admins Manage Data Centers On The Go

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Enterprise company ScaleXtreme, which provides cloud-based server automation products for data centers, an iPhone app today. Basically, ScaleXtreme for the iPhone gives IT admins an on-the-go view of their physical servers, virtual machines and public cloud instances. As we’ve written in the past, ScaleXtreme offers a simple, data center automation...
ScaleXtreme Debuts iPhone App To Let IT Admins Manage Data Centers On The Go

Tibco acquires Streambase to bring real-time analytics tech to Wall Street

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Tibco today acquired Streambase to augment its analytics offering, and appeal to the largest financial firms on Wall Street. Neither company would not disclose the final sum. But Tibco released the news on its website today,...
Tibco acquires Streambase to bring real-time analytics tech to Wall Street

17-Year Apple Veteran Will Help Startups Pitch Themselves To Media Companies

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In San Francisco, technology rules. However, Media Camp, a new accelerator funded by Turner Broadcasting, is focused on media, not technology.  David Austin, who worked at Apple for 17 years, is heading it up. "The whole idea is to help startups understand that they are selling to a media...
17-Year Apple Veteran Will Help Startups Pitch Themselves To Media Companies

"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee

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Earlier today, I wrote an anti-Microsoft post. Actually, it wasn’t so anti-Microsoft, I thought I was decidedly fair. My thesis was basically that Microsoft was done in the consumer space, but that they’d continue to do well as an enterprise company going forward.  Essentially, they’d follow the IBM path. Nothing...
"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee
'Broforce': 7 startup CEOs now working (out) at Salesforce.com
Startup Spotlight: Nomanini's orange box helps poor South Africans see more green

HP Finance Chief Tried To Stop $11.7 Billion Acquisition, But Lost

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HP's chief financial officer Cathie Lesjak blindsided her old boss at a board meeting and told assembled directors she was totally opposed to HP's $11 billion acquisition of enterprise search company Autonomy. Fortune reports that Lesjak had told then-CEO Leo Apotheker in private that she was opposed to the deal,...
HP Finance Chief Tried To Stop $11.7 Billion Acquisition, But Lost

Oracle pushes Java 7 Update 13 out early, after one of 50 vulnerabilities addressed is exploited in the wild

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Just a day after news broke that Apple had blocked Java for the second time this month, Oracle on Friday announced the release of Java 7 Update 13 to address 50 vulnerabilities. The patch comes more than two weeks early (the February 2013 Critical Patch was originally scheduled for February...
Oracle pushes Java 7 Update 13 out early, after one of 50 vulnerabilities addressed is exploited in the wild

Why CIOs are learning to stop worrying and love the cloud

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Joe Coyle, VP and CTO, CapGemini(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger, Pinar@pinarozger.com The era of cloud computing has finally passed a long-running phase of  hype and hysteria and has now become a simple reality of today’s business life. That was the  message from Joseph Coyle, the CTO of IT consultancy giant CapGemini,...
Why CIOs are learning to stop worrying and love the cloud

Here's Why Dell Went Overboard And Spent $2.4 Billion To Nab Quest Software (DELL, QSFT)

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Dell and Quest software officially revealed what the world already knew: that Dell was in a bidding war against a band of private equity firms to buy Quest Software. The two companies announced that Dell would buy Quest for $2.4 billion -- slightly more than Dell's own last bid of...
Here's Why Dell Went Overboard And Spent $2.4 Billion To Nab Quest Software (DELL, QSFT)

Everybody Hates Meetings, But These 5 Tips Will Make Them Less Painful

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Meetings can be like torture chambers. But they don't have to be. Web conferencing company SalesCrunch has created a guide to "meetings that don't suck." It's gathered the data from its management software, which tracks things like if people are really paying attention (looking at the screen or not),...
Everybody Hates Meetings, But These 5 Tips Will Make Them Less Painful

Why In-Q-Tel investment is a 'stamp of approval' for enterprise startups

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale The hottest enterprise startups will take investment from In-Q-Tel, regardless of whether or not they need the cash. Today, a well-funded enterprise company called Apigee revealed it has taken a highly-strategic investment from the firm. But the details of...
Why In-Q-Tel investment is a 'stamp of approval' for enterprise startups

Another Enterprise Company Gets Social as Workshare Acquires IdeaPlane

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Cloud-based work collaboration company Workshare announced Wednesday that it had acquired IdeaPlane, an enterprise social networking company. The plan is to integrate IdeaPlane’s social products into the Workshare platform. It’s in line with a string of recent enterprise-level social acquisitions over the past year, including Salesforce’s purchase of Buddy Media...
Another Enterprise Company Gets Social as Workshare Acquires IdeaPlane

Dell Has A New Platform As A Service That Actually Makes Sense

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Dell has a new platform as a service (PaaS) and it actually makes sense in comparison to the other cloud wannabes. The service is called Project Fast PaaS, part of the new Dell Cloud Labs, which also includes Project Sputnik, the Linux laptop for developers and Crowbar, the open-source cloud deployment...
Dell Has A New Platform As A Service That Actually Makes Sense

The Story Behind Qualtrics, The Next Great Enterprise Company.

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Editor’s note: Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 35-city event series hosted in 15-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs. He also founded Commonred and is ex-Electronic Arts. I met Ryan Smith about nine years ago in a college apartment in Provo Utah. We were both attending school, and after asking him what...
The Story Behind Qualtrics, The Next Great Enterprise Company.

Electric car company Better Place shuts down, after burning through $850M

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Better Place, the electric car company that hoped to change the world with its ambitious battery-swapping stations, said today it is shutting down. The closure brings to an end arguably the most audacious “clean-tech” companies ever attempted. The news was reported this morning by AP. Entrepreneur Shai Agassi launched the...
Electric car company Better Place shuts down, after burning through $850M
Steve Ballmer Just Said Something That Should Really Scare Microsoft Investors (MSFT)

App Annie's new intelligence tool helps tie consumer app-buying decisions with business objectives

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App Annie, the app ranking and market intelligence firm, launched a new product it believes will help publishers, marketers, and investors make better and quicker decisions. Called App Annie Intelligence, it’s a tool that can be accessed not only on the Web, but through Tableau Software’s platform, enabling companies to...
App Annie's new intelligence tool helps tie consumer app-buying decisions with business objectives

Open Source Enterprise Company MuleSoft Raises $12 Million From SAP And Others

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MuleSoft, a startup that develops open-source technology integration services, has raised $12 million in Series C funding from SAP Ventures with Bay Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participating. This funding brings the startup’s total funding to nearly $30 million. Founded in 2006, MuleSoft,...
Open Source Enterprise Company MuleSoft Raises $12 Million From SAP And Others

Dell Is Buying Its Way Into The 'Post PC' Era (DELL)

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Dell is serious about not being a PC company anymore. Today, Dell announced it is buying Wyse Technology, an early pioneer of a kind of technology that can make a cheap piece of hardware without a hard drive act like a full PC. Dell wouldn't say how much it...
Dell Is Buying Its Way Into The 'Post PC' Era (DELL)

Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)

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Windows 8 will probably not be a  killer success right out of the gate. But that doesn't really doesn't matter. This week two more stories circulated that made people cry out "Windows 8 is doomed and Microsoft is doomed with it!" Intel CEO Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that...
Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)
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