Startup CEO Arrested for Child Abuse, Assault, and Attempted Murder

News broke on Friday that Zain Jaffer, ex-CEO of mobile ads startup Vungle, was arrested for child abuse (including a charge of oral copulation of a person under 14), assault, and attempted murder.  The company replaced Jaffer as CEO a day before the allegations were reported in the tech press. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s website […] Read more »

Trading Technologies acquires Chicago AI startup Neurensic

(Reuters) – Trading software provider Trading Technologies International Inc said on Tuesday it has acquired Neurensic LLC, a startup that uses artificial intelligence for market surveillance and compliance, for an undisclosed amount. Neurensic’s team and technology, which allows market participants, exchanges and regulators to identify risks in real time from complex trading patterns, have moved […] Read more »

Indonesia's first ever IPO by a startup draws robust investor interest

JAKARTA (Reuters) – E-commerce firm PT Kioson Komersial Indonesia Tbk drew strong investor interest for Indonesia’s first ever IPO by a startup, and its shares surged on their trading debut in very thin volumes on Thursday. The response to the IPO could potentially pave the way for more technology companies in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy […] Read more »

DreamPitch: Claire Product-Testing Startup Makes The Cut

Claire wants to help companies launch more successful products, so it offers an online testing service based on Facebook Messenger and chatbots. Here’s how it won praise at Dreamforce 2016. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Startup CEO Arrested for Child Abuse, Assault, and Attempted MurderTrading Technologies acquires Chicago AI startup NeurensicIndonesia's first ever IPO by a startup […] Read more »

Why Salesforce just bought this startup

Hard on the heels of its Demandware acquisition in June, Salesforce confirmed on Monday that it’s acquiring cloud collaboration software maker Quip. The purchase price is $ 582 million, plus the value of Salesforce’s previous investments in the company, according to a regulatory filing late last week. According to one estimate, the total value amounts to roughly $ 750 […] Read more »

Apple Buys Education Software Startup LearnSprout

Some of the tech industry’s biggest players — including Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, are battling for the supremacy in the education market. Apple’s acquisition of LearnSprout adds to its arsenal. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Companies Training In CompTIA Networking Support ConsideredTop 5 Cases for the Apple iPadThe TrendyDigital Waterproof iPad Case Puts Your iPad in a […] Read more »

This big-data startup wants to manage your data lake in the cloud

Big data may offer companies a world of untold potential, but realizing the benefits is typically no walk in the park. That’s why “big data as a service” platforms have begun to emerge, and it’s also why Bigstep is taking a like-minded approach to the increasingly common data lake. Launched last year, U.K.-based Bigstep has […] Read more »

VMware scoops up hot email startup Boxer

While VMware parent company EMC has generated plenty of attention with its massive $ 67 billion merger with Dell, VMware itself has made a deal of its own with the purchase of email and task management startup Boxer. The acquisition, announced today at the company’s annual european VMworld event, is part of VMware’s strategy to provide apps for […] Read more »

SDN startup PLUMgrid opens up on OpenStack

SDN start-up PLUMgrid this week unveiled the latest version of its software for building OpenStack clouds. Version 4.0 of PLUMgrid’s Open Networking Suite (ONS) for OpenStack supports multiple OpenStack distributions, Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS) plugins, high availability and dynamic Tunnel Heatmap for improved visibility into physical and virtual layers. To read this article […] Read more »

Demo Traction: This start-up can read your poker face

BOSTON — The cameras inside a McDonalds recently captured the facial expressions of customers and employees. Every tick, twitch, smile or frown was fed into a computer algorithm. The algorithm, from start-up Emotient, determined how everybody was feeling about the service: Employees who were stressed out during the lunch hour rush transmitted their stress to […] Read more »