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We’re Beginning to Realize the Cloud’s Full Potential at the Edge

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the first “public cloud” offering third-party data storage and compute services, launched in March 2006, and by 2012, there were multiple credible competitors. The hype was strong. Back then, cloud evangelists were predicting that essentially everything in the enterprise data center would migrate to one of just a few public clouds. […]

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ProsperOps Seeks Spot in the Growing Cloud as Amazon Still Dominates

Austin—[Updated 1:28 p.m. See below.] Cloud computing is big business, and Amazon Web Services is the biggest. A new Texas startup is carving its own space in this growing sector, but it’s not doing it by competing with Amazon’s AWS head on. The founders of ProsperOps have tied their firm’s growth, at least initially, to […]

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Retailers, Startups Work to Offer Efficient E-Commerce Delivery

The on-demand delivery war in retail is on. In its quarterly earnings call Thursday, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced it would switch to one-day shipping for Prime members, halving the time the 100 million-plus people who subscribe to the service must wait before receiving their purchases. The Seattle e-commerce giant told analysts the move would cost around […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: 2019 Blockchain Outlook — Reality Check

After a breakout year in 2017, the blockchain sector suffered a series of blows in 2018, from crashing cryptocurrency prices to increased regulatory scrutiny of crypto ventures and deepening skepticism about whether the technology was actually useful. Now, the industry has entered a crucial phase where blockchain developers need to overcome the limitations of the […]

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Fidelity Vets Launch Castle Island Ventures, a $30M Blockchain Fund

There’s a new venture fund in town, focused on the hypiest of hyped sectors right now: blockchain systems and cryptocurrencies. It’s a small fund, but what’s interesting about Castle Island Ventures is the pedigree of the Boston firm’s founders and the careful approach they’re taking. In an exclusive interview, co-founder and partner Matt Walsh says […]

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Bright Cellars, AmFam, Coinigy & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

Stay current on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines: —Bright Cellars, a monthly wine club that seeks to help its subscribers develop more sophisticated palates, said it raised a $2.8 million funding round. Participating investors included Chicago-based Cleveland Avenue, Northwestern Mutual’s Cream City Venture Capital fund, and return backer CSA Partners. Richard […]

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Ojo Labs, AI-Enabled Chatbot Maker for Real Estate, Raises $20.5M

Austin—Ojo Labs, which is developing artificial intelligence-enabled chatbots designed for the real estate industry, has raised $20.5 million. The new Series B funding round comes from investors such as Realogy Holdings, Royal Bank of Canada, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, and ServiceMaster, along with Texas venture capital firms LiveOak Venture Partners and Silverton Partners. Ojo Labs […]

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Startups Peddle Innovative Tools to Fight Tech’s #MeToo Problem

As the last year has shown, the tech industry has a significant problem with sexual harassment and ensuring that women are treated equitably in the workplace. Now, some founders are seeking to use tech tools such as chatbots, artificial intelligence, analytics, and mobile to help clients remedy those deficiencies. One of those founders is Heather […]

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Siemplify Scores $10M to Streamline Cybersecurity Operations

Siemplify, a cyber-threat management and analysis firm with outposts in both Tel Aviv, Israel, and New York City, announced a $10 million round of Series A financing Tuesday, continuing what has been a busy month for cybersecurity investments across the country. The new investment, led by 83North Venture Capital and G20 Ventures, brings Siemplify’s total […]

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BitSight Nabs $40M as Cybersecurity Ratings Sector Picks Up Steam

BitSight Technologies wasn’t looking to raise more money from investors when GGV Capital came calling in April. The cybersecurity ratings startup still had nearly $20 million stashed in the bank from the Series B funding round it raised in June 2015, says Tom Turner, BitSight’s chief operating officer and president. But BitSight executives decided they […]

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