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Developer Services Lumped Together In The Oracle "Cloud" With Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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Oracle made a gesture to developers today with a new platform play it unveiled at Oracle OpenWorld. But a closer look shows Oracle is lumping developer services with every possible “cloud” offering you can imagine that the company sells. It’s all of course still on the Oracle cloud, a beast of...
Developer Services Lumped Together In The Oracle "Cloud" With Everything But The Kitchen Sink
Kontagent Puts Its App Analytics On The iPhone, iPad For Exec Clients

With SaaS, it's not just about your apps -- it's how you connect those apps, too

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Enterprise applications have long been a means for companies to gain competitive advantage. The process would go something like this: The better the information and process flows, the more efficient the business, which in turn lowered the cost of doing business, which then created a competitive advantage. Demand for this...
With SaaS, it's not just about your apps -- it's how you connect those apps, too

GetSalesDone gives sales folk a better CRM interface, with an iPhone app and Salesforce integration

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Not many entrepreneurs manage a big-bucks exit to a tech giant such as BlackBerry (formally known as RIM) , but that’s exactly what TAT-founder Hampus Jakobsson did more than two years ago. TAT stands for The Astonishing Tribe, and back in December 2010, the Swedish team joined RIM in the...
GetSalesDone gives sales folk a better CRM interface, with an iPhone app and Salesforce integration

Google's BigQuery Gets Big Dashboards and Expanded Multiple Queries

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Google has been busy adding features to its BigQuery service in the six weeks since it became available. There are new visualization dashboards, the ability to process more concurrent queries and additional commands. Clearly, Google is trying to make this a go-to service for ad hoc data processing. Let's look...
Google's BigQuery Gets Big Dashboards and Expanded Multiple Queries

Netvibes Reaches Profitability

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At Netvibes, we’ve always taken a different approach to the way we look at our products and business model. We’ve rejected common notions, like you can’t satisfy both consumers and businesses. That you need to stamp your logo on every page to build brand awareness. That the only startup model...
Netvibes Reaches Profitability

Newvem offers insights into your Amazon Web Services usage, raises $4m from Greylock, Index, Eric Schmidt

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Two Israeli entrepreneurs with a track record in starting and selling enterprise software companies have put their weight behind a new startup called Newvem. The company’s SaaS solution – dubbed KnowYourCloud Analytics – enables Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to analyze and optimize their cloud usage. Today, Newvem is announcing...
Newvem offers insights into your Amazon Web Services usage, raises $4m from Greylock, Index, Eric Schmidt
Forrester Report Shows Amazon AWS Reigns Supreme With Developers As Windows Azure Gains Momentum

Open Stack, Open Compute And How Opening Up Is The Only Way To Reach The Data Heavens

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“Open” this, “open” that: It seems like everything is “open” these days. Well hello, people, Bill Gates’ gravy boat has run aground. It’s time to get out the Starship and fly in those open clouds. Hokey? You bet your SaaS this is hokey. But come on, take a look...
Open Stack, Open Compute And How Opening Up Is The Only Way To Reach The Data Heavens

AgilOne Raises $10M From Mayfield And Greylock To Help Marketers Tap Into Big Data

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AgilOne, a a cloud-based predictive marketing intelligence company, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Mayfield Fund, with participation from Sequoia Capital. This brings AgilOne’s funding to a total of $16 million to date. AgilOne’s SaaS parses through marketing data to give companies insight and analytics into...
AgilOne Raises $10M From Mayfield And Greylock To Help Marketers Tap Into Big Data

Seven More Questions for Andreessen Horowitz Enterprise Dude Peter Levine

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A few weeks ago, I published some highlights from a conversation I had with Peter Levine of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. At the time, I promised that I’d add a second installment from more of our talk, which was pretty interesting, and here it is. At the point where...
Seven More Questions for Andreessen Horowitz Enterprise Dude Peter Levine
Platform-as-a-service CEOs bet their futures on mainstream PaaS adoption

Sociable Labs’ EverShare Adds FB Auto-Sharing And Pinterest Boards To Any Site

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Referral traffic is pouring out of Pinterest and Facebook’s Open Graph frictionless sharing. With Sociable Lab’s licensable EverShare you can snatch their functionality without any serious development work and soak up some page views. EverShare lets you host your own Pinterest-style product or content boards to give your users their social...
Sociable Labs’ EverShare Adds FB Auto-Sharing And Pinterest Boards To Any Site

Offline Over The Weekend? Catch Up Now with All the Tech News You Missed

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You may well have been too busy out enjoying the weekend to sit around reading tech news, but we weren’t. Here’s a roundup of what you missed over the last two days from The Next Web and beyond.  News from the weekend: Turkish PM Blasts Twitter and Social Media For...
Offline Over The Weekend? Catch Up Now with All the Tech News You Missed

Appcore secures $6M funding for auto-cloud platform

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Appcore, a Des Moines, Iowa-based cloud computing automation platform startup, has just announced its latest round of funding: a $6 million cash infusion. This is Appcore’s second round of institutional funding; its Series A was a $5 million round from Interstate Communications, Omnitel Communications and Broadhorn Capital almost exactly...
Appcore secures $6M funding for auto-cloud platform

Signifyd Raises $2M From Andreessen Horowitz To Help Online Businesses Use Data To Prevent Payments Fraud

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Signifyd, a fraud precention software founded by PayPal vets has raised $2 million Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, IA Ventures, QED Investors, Resolute.VC, Tekton Ventures, Capital One founder Nigel Morris and other angel investors. Signifyd was founded un 2011 by a team of risk expert from PayPal to figure out the...
Signifyd Raises $2M From Andreessen Horowitz To Help Online Businesses Use Data To Prevent Payments Fraud
The SaaS churn challege: How to hold onto your customers
Innovation teams don't work. Here's what does
Bizodo Launches SignupasaService At AngelHack NYC To Cut Registration Woes Out Of The Design Process

Gamification: Insights And Emerging Trends

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Editor’s note: Tim Chang is a managing director at Mayfield Fund. Follow Tim on Twitter @timechange. He’s hosting a workshop on gamification at the Mayfield Fund offices on June 6 and has reserved 10 spots for TechCrunch readers — more details at the end of this post. I have been active in the...
Gamification: Insights And Emerging Trends

The Seven Most Interesting Startups At 500 Startups Demo Day

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Halfway to living up to its moniker, 500 Startups held a series of demo days this week and last, where a group of 33 scrappy startups presented their wares to investors in both New York and San Francisco. As we are wont to do with these things, we visited the...
The Seven Most Interesting Startups At 500 Startups Demo Day
Percolate is Solving the One Problem its Social SaaS Competitors Won't Touch

How the Cloud Cuts VC Dependencies and Democratizes Entrepreneurship

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A decade ago, investors funded projects. Today, venture capital funds scaling up already successful companies. This shift isn't just because VCs have become more rational in their investments. Plenty of startups just don't go looking for cash. The main reason startups can postpone or turn down VC money is cloud...
How the Cloud Cuts VC Dependencies and Democratizes Entrepreneurship

Railsonfire joins the Seedcamp flock and rebrands to Codeship (because it helps coders ship)

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Formerly known as Railsonfire, Berlin-based Codeship is today announcing not only its rebranding, but also the launch of a fresh platform with support for more technologies, and the fact that they’re now part of the Seedcamp startup accelerator family. Codeship bills itself as the provider of a “B2D (business-to-developer) SaaS...
Railsonfire joins the Seedcamp flock and rebrands to Codeship (because it helps coders ship)

How Cloud Computing Can Help A Small Business Get Out of the Recession

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Cloud computing creates enough disruptions for small businesses that it seems almost folly when we hear some of the stories we do. We heard one story about an IT department that said that the company could not afford to have more people accessing the Internet. Yes, the Internet is too...
How Cloud Computing Can Help A Small Business Get Out of the Recession

Big Data And SaaS Will Become Relevant For Small Businesses In 2013

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Editor’s note: Chris Luo is VP of marketing at FiveStars. Previously, he ran small business marketing at Facebook and acquisition marketing in Asia-Pacific for Google AdWords. Follow him on Twitter @chrisluo. Over the past few years, most of us who work at mid to large-sized companies have seen our productivity multiply because of...
Big Data And SaaS Will Become Relevant For Small Businesses In 2013

6 Strategies For Cracking The Enterprise Tech Market In 2013

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With all the recent teeth gnashing about startup investment shifting from consumer to enterprise technology, it's worth noting that successfully cracking the enterprise market is no easy task: 70% of the U.S. economy hinges on consumer spending. Even with the pending fiscal cliff, it's kind of hard to ignore the...
6 Strategies For Cracking The Enterprise Tech Market In 2013

7 Rules For Doing Business When Competition Comes From Everywhere

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This Series On The Future Of The Workplace Is Brought To You By Cognizant. What industry do you work in? Are you sure? Thanks to the rapid pace of innovation lead by the tech industry, there are now so many creative ways to run a business that "the whole...
7 Rules For Doing Business When Competition Comes From Everywhere

E-Invoicing Service Senddr Exits Beta To Give Tradeshift A Run For Its Money

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Just a few years ago, e-invoicing was mainly the realm of large companies, with SMEs ruled out by legacy systems that carried prohibitive licensing fees and were expensive to implement. More recently, the cloud has helped to change this with a number of startups offering free e-invoicing for small companies....
E-Invoicing Service Senddr Exits Beta To Give Tradeshift A Run For Its Money

SugarCRM: Speed, Search and the Data Deluge

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Sugar CRM is launching a new user interface as part of Sugar 6. It comes with a focus on what is becoming a prerequisite: an emphasis on speed, search and deeper integration with third party applications and mobile devices. The speed issue is one that SaaS providers always seek to...
SugarCRM: Speed, Search and the Data Deluge
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