Tech 2019-11-12T00:42:18Z
Stoke CEO and cofounder Shahar Erez

2 months after Israeli startup Stoke was founded, it raised $4.5 million. Here's the pitch deck it used.

Stoke Talent has developed a human-resources software system designed to help companies manage their freelance work forces.
Tech 2019-11-11T22:00:48Z
Magic Leap One (Shaq)

Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is raising even more money

AR startup Magic Leap is currently in the process of raising its Series E round of funding. Magic Leap previously raised around $2.6 billion.
Enterprise 2019-11-11T18:37:00Z
intuit ceo sasan goodarzi

The CEO of $67 billion Intuit has a plan to stop AI from killing jobs: Use the machines to make better use of humans

Intuit CEO Sasan Goodarzi says people will need to develop new skill sets for new jobs created by AI.
Tech 2019-11-11T17:05:22Z

A professional hacker reveals why so many companies are falling victim to data breaches, and the one thing every company should do to avoid getting hacked

Companies need to better scan and secure servers being used to store sensitive information, says a professional white-hat hacker.
Enterprise 2019-11-11T13:00:00Z

The CEO of Workato explains how a game to teach kids to code inspired his team to go from working out of his house to winning a new $70 million investment

Workato creates software that helps applications "talk to each other." Its CEO explains how it can take on MuleSoft, Dell Boomi, and Zapier.
Enterprise 2019-11-10T14:25:00Z

The president of Sapphire Ventures explains the 5 top blunders startup founders and entrepreneurs make in pitching to VCs

Here are the top 5 mistakes startup founders and entrepreneurs make when pitching to VCs, according to the founder of Sapphire Ventures
Enterprise 2019-11-09T17:18:55Z

Amazon Web Services quietly did a 'complete overhaul' of its pricing in a move that can save customers money while also making it harder for them to leave

Amazon is offering discounts to customers under a new pricing model that makes it harder to switch to competitors like Microsoft and Google.
Tech 2019-11-09T15:00:00Z

Efficiency-obsessed tech firms are sticking newsletters on toilet stall walls to keep employees productive while they poop

Google, Facebook, Yelp, and other Silicon Valley firms want workers to learn about the business while they do their business.
Enterprise 2019-11-09T13:45:00Z

The 10 most popular programming languages, according to the Microsoft-owned GitHub

GitHub, which was acquired by Microsoft last year, has released what the most popular programming languages on its site are.
Enterprise 2019-11-08T22:21:21Z

Microsoft built a wall around its customers that could stop Slack's growth in its tracks

A Wall Street firm has rated Slack's stock as underperform because it sees competition from Microsoft Teams hurting Slack's future growth prospects in a critical market.
Enterprise 2019-11-08T20:58:32Z

An exec at $2.75 billion startup GitLab resigns over claims that the company is 'engaging in discriminatory and retaliatory behavior' after proposing a ban on hiring in China and Russia

GitLab's Candice Ciresi has resigned after speaking out about its proposed block on hiring support and site reliability engineers in Russia and China.
Enterprise 2019-11-08T19:24:38Z

Leaked financials show that hot startup UiPath was missing revenue targets and burning more cash than expected before it laid off 400 people

UiPath cut hundreds of jobs because of soaring expenses and missed revenue targets, according to a presentation reviewed by Business Insider.
Tech 2019-11-08T19:00:00Z

Emergence Capital backed Salesforce before its IPO. Here's why one of the VC firm's partners thinks the $141 billion software giant is vulnerable to a next-generation enterprise software startup.

Santi Subotovsky thinks some major trends will allow the enterprise software sector to continue to boom — and make incumbents vulnerable.
Enterprise 2019-11-08T14:00:00Z

While Silicon Valley races to conquer quantum computing, HPE says it gave up on it years ago because it just wasn't practical: 'I wish them all the luck in the world'

Hewlett Packard Enterprise explains why it stopped its quantum computing efforts five years ago while IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Intel continue.
Finance 2019-11-08T00:26:58Z

Read the memo WeWork's new chairman just sent to all staff outlining its 5-year plan using the New York City Marathon as a metaphor

The plan calls for changes to organizational and compensation structures and financial changes meant to eliminate the need to raise more capital.
Enterprise 2019-11-07T22:03:53Z

EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager doesn't want to break up big tech companies like Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook

She's worried that by chopping off one head, seven more will grow back, meaning that by breaking them up "you just have many more problems."
Enterprise 2019-11-07T20:19:00Z

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels almost blew the company off when it first reached out to him 15 years ago, believing it was 'just a bookshelf'

Vogels' career story proves that initial opinions can often be dead wrong and that doors open to those who keep an open mind.
Tech 2019-11-07T20:02:00Z

THE CONNECTIVITY B2B ECOSYSTEM: How 5G and next-gen networks are transforming the role telecoms play in enterprise partnerships

Business Insider Intelligence unpacks the enterprise telecommunications ecosystem at the cusp of the 5G era.
Tech 2019-11-07T17:29:47Z

Saudi Arabia allegedly recruited Twitter employees to spy on users. That's just one of many ways Saudi agents use tech tools to spy on critics.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reportedly uses hacks, social media surveillance, and spies to keep tabs on dissidents.
Tech 2019-11-07T16:30:41Z

Airbnb's party problem and UiPath's curious trajectory

This week's edition of the Trending newsletter takes a look at Airbnb, UiPath, Facebook and the tech scene in Ohio.
Tech 2019-11-07T15:48:40Z

Facebook's ex-security chief says tech companies need to get better at hunting and detecting employees being recruited as spies, and warns the Twitter spy scandal is just the beginning

Alex Stamos warned "there will be more" spy scandals like the one at Twitter, where 2 employees allegedly spied on thousands of users.
Enterprise 2019-11-07T11:00:00Z

Here’s the pitch deck the founders of DEV used to raise $11.5 million to build the Facebook for software developers

DEV aims to be the Facebook for software developers. Here’s the pitch deck the startup used to raise $11.5 million.
Enterprise 2019-11-06T23:58:25Z

The former head of Google Analytics just scored $20 million more for his startup Productiv, which is helping businesses manage the sheer number of software subscriptions they use

Productiv, a startup that helps companies track and manage cloud applications, raised $20 million in a push to help companies manage their SaaS.
Tech 2019-11-06T23:29:37Z

Alphabet's board has launched a probe into the company's handling of sexual-misconduct charges, including those made against its top attorney

The investigation follows a lawsuit, a worldwide walkout by company employees, and a blog post accusing its chief legal officer of emotional abuse.
Enterprise 2019-11-06T19:22:34Z

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels tells us how he turned his favorite part of his job into a TV show starring himself and a bunch of startups

As CTO, Werner Vogels is the face of Amazon's cloud technology. Now he's using that fame to raise the profile of startups doing important work.
Enterprise 2019-11-06T18:05:10Z

The CEO of popular startup Glitch says that it’s allowing literally anybody to apply to be on its board of directors because it’s the best way to prevent the employee backlashes sweeping Silicon Valley

Glitch, a company that makes a collaborative coding tool, posted an open call for a new board member in what it says is an unprecedented move.
Enterprise 2019-11-06T17:43:22Z

The head of Microsoft's crucial new cloud AI team says that it can win against Amazon by focusing on practical tech that actually helps customers

Azure AI — formed during a Microsoft reorganization last year — might be a key in the company's cloud-computing battle against the market-leading AWS.
Enterprise 2019-11-06T17:34:26Z

Microsoft just introduced a new tool that lets customers use its services on rival clouds like Amazon and Google, and experts say it's because 'they don't have a choice'

At Ignite, Microsoft announced Azure Arc. Here's why experts say it's an offensive move against Google and a defensive move against Amazon.
Enterprise 2019-11-06T17:30:00Z

Here’s why 8.5 million users love Visual Studio Code, the free software that’s helping Microsoft win over programmers in the cloud wars with Amazon

Microsoft Visual Studio Code is the top open source project on GitHub. Here's how it's helping Microsoft attract developers and take on AWS and Google.
Enterprise 2019-11-06T17:00:00Z

Looker launched its first big update since announcing it was getting acquired by Google Cloud for $2.6 billion, and it uses a key Google Cloud strategy

Looker announced a new product called Looker 7. As Google Cloud and Looker prepare to close the deal, here's how Looker fits into Google's strategy.
Enterprise 2019-11-06T15:00:00Z

The company behind 'Pokémon Go' has a new plan to help businesses attract new customers, as it explores more responsible ways to make money than traditional advertising

Niantic says that there are more responsible ways to make money from "Pokémon Go" than getting pushy with ads.
Tech 2019-11-06T14:00:00Z

Bad managers are driving young employees away. Cultivate, a management training startup, thinks it can fix broken corporate cultures with $8 million in new funding

Cultivate cofounder and CEO Joseph Freed said that companies are bad at "change," but need to adjust to accommodate a younger workforce.
Tech 2019-11-06T12:00:00Z

A startup that pitched only 4 VC firms and got term sheets from all of them used this pitch deck to raise $15 million

Here's the pitch deck that the data startup Ascend used to raise $15 million in funding from top-tier venture-capital firms.
Enterprise 2019-11-05T20:08:00Z

Here’s why 8.5 million users love Visual Studio Code, the free software that’s helping Microsoft win over programmers in the cloud wars with Amazon

Microsoft Visual Studio Code is the top open source project on GitHub. Here's how it's helping Microsoft attract developers and take on AWS and Google.
Tech 2019-11-05T17:16:50Z

Microsoft researchers used a laser to encode Warner Bros. 'Superman' on a piece of glass, and the results are striking

The glass is designed to last hundreds of years and withstand being baked, microwaved, scoured, doused in water, demagnetized, and more.
Enterprise 2019-11-05T17:09:00Z

Adobe's CTO explains how it's competing with the rest of Silicon Valley for AI talent, and why it's trying to make its own products irrelevant before a competitor can

Adobe's CTO Abhay Parasnis says that it has a 'deep and healthy sense of paranoia' about the ability of AI to upturn its business.
Tech 2019-11-05T17:00:00Z

See the pitch deck that landed this Y Combinator startup more than $3 million in funding before they took the stage at the accelerator’s famed Demo Day

Glide cofounder David Siegel said he met with potential investors the week before Y Combinator's Demo Day in February.
Tech 2019-11-05T15:54:00Z

Microsoft's cloud-gaming chief reveals details about a new technology it's testing to stream Xbox games to your phone

Microsoft's vice president of cloud gaming, Kareem Choudhry, explains the company's strategy for Project xCloud, which can stream Xbox games to phones.
Tech 2019-11-05T14:00:00Z

Insight Partners, a prominent tech VC firm, is going all in on Israeli startups with a new office and $45 million Series A investment in payroll processing startup Papaya

Insight Partners director Teddie Wardi told Business Insider the new office would lead more early deals similar to its investment in Papaya.
Enterprise 2019-11-05T00:55:07Z

Insiders say the hot startup UiPath forced its CFO out because she tried to rein in its exorbitant spending amid layoffs that are sending ripples through the automation industry

When UiPath laid off 400 people, months after raising over half a billion dollars, it raised a lot of questions with no easy answers.
Tech 2019-11-04T21:55:06Z

The US Army wants mixed-reality headsets that detect enemy fire, translate languages, and see in the dark. Anduril, the startup founded by Oculus' Palmer Luckey, is on it.

Palmer Luckey's defense-tech startup, Anduril, said it would like to someday outfit American soldiers with augmented-reality headsets.
Enterprise 2019-11-04T21:27:31Z

Facebook is quietly laying the foundation for its own HQ2-style expansion by leasing enough office space in Seattle for 20,000 employees

The Seattle area is already the company's largest engineering outpost, and now it has enough space for an estimated 20,000 employees.
Tech 2019-11-04T17:16:40Z

Facebook wants you to know it owns Instagram and WhatsApp, so it's changing its corporate logo to make that clear

Facebook — the parent company of the social-media service, as well as Instagram and WhatsApp — has a new logo.
Enterprise 2019-11-04T14:15:00Z

Rackspace used to try to compete with Amazon's cloud. Now it's going 'all in' on Amazon Web Services with the acquisition of a consulting company.

Previously, Rackspace competed against Amazon Web Services. Now, it's supporting customers using AWS by acquiring consulting company Onica.
Enterprise 2019-11-04T14:00:00Z

The head of AI for Microsoft’s cloud says that its new tools will ‘make this stuff really simple’ for even the biggest customers

Simplifying artificial intelligence for cloud customers could make Microsoft more competitive in its fierce battle with Amazon Web Services.
Enterprise 2019-11-04T14:00:00Z

Adobe just released a new AI-powered smartphone camera app that edits photos in seconds, Adobe's CTO explains why

Adobe released a new smartphone app called Photoshop (Ps) Camera that relies on artificial intelligence to edit photos automatically.
Enterprise 2019-11-04T14:00:00Z

Microsoft is adding automation to its Power Platform tool that helps apps connect to one another

The Microsoft tool creates bots that turn manual tasks into automated workflows.
Enterprise 2019-11-02T13:00:00Z

How a college film major and his buddy built a $6 million business selling 'swag' that people don't throw in the trash

Jeremy Parker built a swag company selling to tech companies like Facebook and WeWork, and it's set to bring in about $6 million in revenues this year.
Tech 2019-11-02T11:00:00Z

The 13 biggest tech companies that bombed, died, or disappeared in the 2010s

Pour one out as we remember the startups and tech companies that didn't live to see what the 2020s will be like.
Tech 2019-11-01T23:27:00Z

This VC helped make VMware the giant it is today as its CTO. Here's why he thinks his background helps him score deals and sift through the hype.

Before he became a venture capitalist, Steve Herrod was an engineer and a chief technology officer. He says that background gives him a leg up.
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