Sunday October 25, 2020

BlackBerry Goes Shopping Again, Buys Good Technology

 BlackBerry pulled a surprise move this morning when it announced that it’s purchasing mobile device management vendor Good Technology for $425 million in cash. It signals that BlackBerry, which has lost most of its worldwide handset marketshare, is shifting its focus by expanding its mobile enterprise security platform. In a way, this shift makes sense, as BlackBerry […]

Neo Technology Bags $20M As Graph Databases Get Hot

 Neo Technology, developers of the neo4j graph database have been growing steadily, and investors have noticed, rewarding them with a $20M Series C pay day. Creandum led the round joined by Dawn Capital and current investors Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, Sunstone Capital and Conor Venture Partners. The company’s last funding round was in November, 2012 for $11M, and this latest… Read […]

Sources: Good Technology Axes More Than 100 Jobs

 According to multiple sources, Good Technology, a company that sells mobile device management services, has laid off more than 100, and perhaps as many as 140 of its staff. According to LinkedIn, the company has more than 1,000 employees, making it a significant reduction to its workforce, if the rumor is correct. Good Technology filed for a […]

Facebook Buys Secure Server Technology Provider PrivateCore

 Facebook announced this morning it has acquired PrivateCore, a Palo Alto-based secure server technology company. The deal does not appear to be solely an acqui-hire, as Facebook says that it plans to deploy PrivateCore’s technology into Facebook’s server stack in order to better protect its own servers and customers. Terms of the deal were not […]

Facebook’s New Open-Source Data Switch Technology Is Designed For Flexibility And Greater Control

 Today Facebook announced new modularized top-of-rack networking switch technology and a new Linux OS to control these switches. The company will eventually share this technology as part of its Open Compute Project. Jay Parikh, Facebook’s VP of Infrastructure Engineering, made the announcement at GigaOm’s Structure Conference in an interview with Derrick Harris. Read More Tweet […]

Microsoft’s Bill Gates “Steps Up” To New Role As Technology Advisor: Was He Pushed Or Did He Jump?

Along with the news today that Satya Nadella will be the next CEO of Microsoft, another big change in the executive ranks: Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, is leaving his role as chairman of the board and is taking a new role as “Founder and Technology Advisor”. Microsoft terms the change as a “step up” from […]

Technology of the Year 2014: The best hardware, software, and cloud services

A bumper sticker philosopher once said, “The best things in life aren’t things.” We can’t be sure the deep thinker had cloud computing in mind, but the same thought occurred to us as we drew up

Box Acquires dLoop To Enhance Security With Fine-Grained Data Analytics Technology

Box has acquired dLoop, a startup that provides ways for IT administrators to control access to content with finer granularity. The acquisition will give Box a level of data analytics that is often a required feature for enterprise customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to the company blog, joining Box from dLoop is its co-founder Divya […]

ClearStory Data Designs An Analytics Platform That Is About The Experience As Much As The Technology

ClearStory Data has launched a data analytics service that the company says is one of the first to offer a core back-end technology that includes rich visuals and sharing capabilities. On the back-end, ClearStory has a platform for integrating a company’s internal and external data using an in-memory database technology, said CEO Sharmila Shahani-Mulligan in a […]

Bromium Raises $40M For Security Technology That Traps Malware And Limits Attacks

Bromium has raised $40 million for its micro virtual machine (micro-vm) technology that traps malware and analyzes it for IT administrators to examine once an attack takes place. The oversubscribed Series C funding round was led by new investor Meritech Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners, Highland Capital Partners, and […]