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Aaron Levie: ‘We have way too many manual processes in businesses’
Box CEO Aaron Levie has been working to change the software world for 15 years, but the pandemic has accelerated the move to cloud services much faster than anyone imagined. As he pointed out yesterday in an Extra Crunch Live interview, who would have thought three months ago that businesses like yoga and cooking classes […] [...]
Salesforce stock is taking a hit today after lighter guidance in yesterday’s earning’s report
In spite of a positive quarter with record revenue that beat analysts’ estimates, Salesforce stock was taking a hit today because of lighter guidance. Wall Street is a tough audience. The stock was down $8.29/share, or 4.58%, as of 2:15 pm ET. The guidance, which was a projection for next quarter’s earnings, was lighter than […] [...]
How startups can leverage elastic services for cost optimization
The landscape shifts quickly, but managed services providers enable organizations to repurpose full-time staff members from impacted operations to more strategic product lines or initiatives. [...]
Cisco to acquire internet monitoring solution ThousandEyes
When Cisco bought AppDynamics in 2017 for $3.7 billion just before the IPO, the company sent a clear signal it wanted to move beyond its pure network hardware roots into the software monitoring side of the equation. Yesterday afternoon the company announced it intends to buy another monitoring company, this time snagging internet monitoring solution […] [...]
Mirantis releases its first major update to Docker Enterprise
In a surprise move, Mirantis acquired Docker’s Enterprise platform business at the end of last year, and while Docker itself is refocusing on developers, Mirantis kept the Docker Enterprise name and product. Today, Mirantis is rolling out its first major update to Docker Enterprise with the release of version 3.1. For the most part, these […] [...]
Wasabi announces $30M Series B as cloud storage business continues to grow
We may be in the thick of a pandemic with all of the economic fallout that comes from that, but certain aspects of technology don’t change, no matter the external factors. Storage is one of them. In fact, we are generating more digital stuff than ever, and Wasabi, a Boston-based startup that has figured out […] [...]
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg shares his COVID-19 strategy and tactics
This week, Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg joined us for an episode of Extra Crunch Live. Vestberg is leading the company through the midst of one its biggest rollouts to date with the push into 5G connectivity. In our discussion, he spoke about how he’s managing the organization during this global crisis, his thoughts on […] [...]
Docker expands relationship with Microsoft to ease developer experience across platforms
When Docker sold off its enterprise division to Mirantis last fall, that didn’t mark the end of the company. In fact, Docker still exists and has refocused as a cloud-native developer tools vendor. Today it announced an expanded partnership with Microsoft around simplifying running Docker containers in Azure. As its new mission suggests, it involves […] [...]
RudderStack raises $5M seed round for its open-source Segment competitor
RudderStack, a startup that offers an open-source alternative to customer data management platforms like Segment, today announced that it has raised a $5 million seed round led by S28 Capital. Salil Deshpande of Uncorrelated Ventures and Mesosphere/D2iQ co-founder Florian Leibert (through 468 Capital) also participated in this round. In addition, the company also today announced […] [...]
Toro snags $4M seed investment to monitor data quality
Toro’s founders started at Uber helping monitor the data quality in the company’s vast data catalogs, and they wanted to put that experience to work for a more general audience. Today, the company announced a $4 million seed round. The round was co-led by Costanoa Ventures and Point72 Ventures, with help from a number of […] [...]
Census raises $4.3M seed to put product info in cloud data warehouses to work
Companies spend inordinate amounts of time and money building data warehouses and moving data from enterprise applications. But once they get the data in, how do they get specific information like product data back out and distribute it to business operations, which can use it to better understand customers? That’s where Census comes in. It […] [...]
Kentik raises $23.5M for its network intelligence platform
Kentik, the company once known as CloudHelix, today announced that it has raised a $23.5 million growth funding round led by Vistara Capital Partners, with existing investors August Capital, Third Point Ventures, DCVC and Tahoma Ventures also participating. With this round, Kentik has now raised a total of $61.7 million. The company’s platform allows enterprises […] [...]
Extra Crunch Live: Join Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg for a live Q&A right now
As the leader of a publicly traded corporation with 135,000 employees, Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg has a unique perspective on the state of the world. When he appears today on Extra Crunch Live, our virtual speaker series for Extra Crunch members, we’ll ask him about this extraordinary moment in history and his plans for […] [...]
Baton raises $10M Series A to organize post-sale implementation
Baton, an early-stage startup that wants to help customers organize the post-sales implementation process, emerged from stealth today with a $10 million Series A investment. Activant Capital led the round, with help from Global Founders Capital and Hybris founder Carsten Thoma. Like so many startups, the idea for Baton stemmed from a pain point that […] [...]
Scandit raises $80M as COVID-19 drives demand for contactless deliveries
Enterprise barcode scanner company Scandit has closed an $80 million Series C round, led by Silicon Valley VC firm G2VP. Atomico, GV, Kreos, NGP Capital, Salesforce Ventures and Swisscom Ventures also participated in the round — which brings its total raised to date to $123M. The Zurich-based firm offers a platform that combines computer vision […] [...]
IBM confirms layoffs are happening, but won’t provide details
IBM confirmed reports from overnight that it is conducting layoffs, but wouldn’t provide details related to location, departments or number of employees involved. The company framed it in terms of replacing people with more needed skills as it tries to regroup under new CEO Arvind Krishna. “IBM’s work in a highly competitive marketplace requires flexibility […] [...]
Extra Crunch Live: Join Box CEO Aaron Levie May 28th at noon PT/3 pm ET/7 pm GMT
We’ve been on a roll with our Extra Crunch Live Series for Extra Crunch members, where we’re talking to some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley about business, investment and the startup community. Recent interviews include Kirsten Green from Forerunner Ventures, Charles Hudson from Precursor Ventures and investor Mark Cuban. Next week, we’re pleased […] [...]
12 VCs share their thoughts on enterprise startup trends and opportunities
Compared to other tech firms, enterprise companies have held up well during the pandemic. If anything, the problems enterprises were facing prior to the economic downturn have become even more pronounced; if you were thinking about moving to the cloud or just dabbling in it, you’re probably accelerating that motion. If you were trying to […] [...]
6 CISOs share their game plans for a post-pandemic world
CISOs have shifted their roles quickly and dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many have had to fight fires they never expected. [...]
Salesforce Commerce Cloud releases four quick-start pandemic business packs
As we move deeper into the pandemic, it’s clear that the way we conduct business is changing, maybe forever. That means that business has to change too — and fast. But if you’ve never conducted business digitally or only nominally, how do you suddenly transform on the fly? Salesforce Commerce Cloud CEO Mike Micucci says […] [...]

Security News

Google Takes Action Against Misleading and Malicious Notifications in Chrome
Google announced on Thursday that it’s taking action against misleading and malicious notifications in Chrome with the release of version 84, which is scheduled for July 14. Browser notifications can be useful for certain types of services but some websites abuse them to mislead users, deliver malware, or phish personal information. read more [...]
New Yorker Indicted for Stealing Card Data via SQL Injection Attacks
The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) this week announced that a New York City man was charged for his participation in a cybercrime scheme involving the theft and trafficking of payment card data. read more [...]
NSA Publishes IOCs Associated With Russian Targeting of Exim Servers
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) on Thursday published information on the targeting of Exim mail servers by the Russia-linked threat actor known as Sandworm Team. read more [...]
NetBeans Projects on GitHub Targeted in Apparent Supply Chain Attack
GitHub revealed on Thursday that tens of open source NetBeans projects hosted on its platform were targeted by a piece of malware as part of what appears to be a supply chain attack. read more [...]
Cisco to Buy Network Intelligence Firm ThousandEyes
Cisco on Thursday said that it plans to acquire privately held network intelligence firm ThousandEyes, as the networking giant looks to boost network visibility and intelligence across its enterprise networking, cloud and application services portfolios. read more [...]
Germany Confronts Russian Ambassador Over Cyberattack
Germany said Thursday it is seeking EU sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence shows he was working for Russian intelligence. read more [...]
Design Marketplace Minted Confirms Recent Data Breach
Minted, an online marketplace of crowdsourced art and graphic designs, this week confirmed that it was the victim of a data breach earlier this month. read more [...]
Cisco Servers Hacked via Salt Vulnerabilities
Cisco this week announced that it has patched two actively exploited Salt vulnerabilities, but not before malicious actors leveraged the flaws to hack some of the company’s servers. read more [...]
Japanese ICT Solutions Provider NTT Com Discloses Data Breach
NTT Communications (NTT Com), a subsidiary of Japanese tech giant NTT Corp, on Thursday disclosed a data breach impacting hundreds of customers. read more [...]
NSA: Russian Agents Have Been Hacking Major Email Program
The U.S. National Security Agency says the same Russian military hacking group that interfered in the 2016 presidential election and unleashed a devastating malware attack the following year has been exploiting a major email server program since last August or earlier. read more [...]
Google Adds GKE Open-Source Dependencies to Vulnerability Rewards Program
Google this week announced an expansion for its Vulnerability Rewards Program (VRP) to include critical open-source dependencies of Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). read more [...]
3 Ways Effective OT Security Enables Your Business
OT Networks Are Often a Black Box for Security Teams and Don’t Have the Telemetry to See and Monitor Industrial Environments read more [...]
Industrial Suppliers in Japan, Europe Targeted in Sophisticated Attacks
Threat actors have targeted industrial suppliers in Japan and several European countries in sophisticated attacks that employed various techniques to make malware detection and analysis more difficult, Kaspersky’s ICS CERT unit reported on Thursday. read more [...]
Arizona Takes Google to Court Over Location Tracking
The US state of Arizona filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing Google of committing fraud by being deceptive about gathering location data. read more [...]
Crowdsourced Security Testing Firm Synack Raises $52 Million
Crowdsourced security testing provider Synack on Thursday announced that it closed a $52 million Series D funding round, bringing the total raised by the company to $112.1 million. read more [...]
Researchers Unmask Brazilian Hacker Who Attacked Thousands of Websites
Researchers at cybersecurity company Check Point said on Thursday that they have found the real identity of VandaTheGod, a Brazilian hacker involved in both hacktivist operations and financially-motivated cybercrimes. read more [...]
Improved Version of Valak Malware Targets Enterprises in US, Germany
Recent versions of the Valak malware have been used in attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange servers at organizations in the United States and Germany, Cybereason’s Nocturnus researcher team warns. read more [...]
Google Says Iran-Linked Hackers Targeted WHO
Google reported on Wednesday that it continues to see attacks launched by the Iran-linked threat group named Charming Kitten against medical and healthcare professionals, including employees of the World Health Organization (WHO). read more [...]
Israeli Cyber Chief: Major Attack on Water Systems Thwarted
Israel’s national cyber chief Thursday officially acknowledged the country had thwarted a major cyber attack last month against its water systems, an assault widely attributed to arch-enemy Iran, calling it a “synchronized and organized attack” aimed at disrupting key national infrastructure. read more [...]
CISO Conversations: Mastercard, Ellie Mae Security Chiefs Discuss the People Problem
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