Tag: Enterprise


Salesforce promotes Quip CEO Bret Taylor to chief product officer

Salesforce promoted Quip CEO Bret Taylor to serve as its president and chief product officer, putting him in charge of global product vision, go-to-market strategy, design and development. He replaces Alex Dayon, who has gone on to become the tech giant’s president and chief strategy officer. It’s a shift for Taylor, who joined Salesforce last year…


Salesforce appoints Bret Taylor as chief product officer

 Salesforce has named Bret Taylor, the former chief technology officer at Facebook and founder of Quip, as president and chief product officer. Taylor first joined Salesforce in 2016, when Salesforce acquired word processing app Quip for $750 million. As chief product officer, Taylor will be tasked with leading Salesforce’s product vision, design, development and launches….


Microsoft just took a big swing at AWS and VMware with new cloud offerings

Microsoft is gunning for VMware and AWS with the announcement of two new services today that are designed to let enterprises bring more workloads to Azure. The company announced a beta service for its customers today that runs VMware’s virtualization technology on top of Microsoft’s bare metal servers. It’s supposed to help customers move applications…


Facebook will meet Russian regulators to discuss compliance with local laws

(Reuters) – Facebook plan to meet Russian regulators in late December or early January to discuss compliance, TASS news agency cited the head of Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor as saying on Tuesday. “We will discuss with them all the issues, including localization of databases and prompt removal of prohibited content,” TASS quoted Alexander Zharov as…


Playment raises $1.6 million to improve AI training through crowdsourced data tagging

EXCLUSIVE: While the tech community is busy trying to automate everything it can through AI-powered bots and machines, Playment relies on human intelligence to provide training data for computer vision and machine learning. The Bangalore, India-based startup announced today that it has raised $1.6 million from investors that include Y Combinator, Sparkland Capital, SAIF Partners, and…


PayPal’s new Facebook Messenger extension helps sellers invoice buyers and receive payment

PayPal has announced a new integration with Facebook Messenger that’s designed to make it easier for small-scale sellers at garage sales, on Craigslist, or even on Facebook Marketplace to request and receive payments. PayPal has for some time supported Facebook’s Messenger app across a number of initiatives, including adding B2C transactions last year  and a peer-to-peer (P2P)…


Capital One begins journey as a software vendor with the release of Critical Stack Beta

 If every company is truly a software company, Capital One is out to the prove it. It was one of the early users of Critical Stack, a tool designed to help build security into the container orchestration process. In fact, it liked it so much it bought the company in 2016, and today it’s releasing…


HPE adds recommendations to AI tech from Nimble acquisition

 When HPE acquired Nimble Storage in March for a cool billion dollars, it knew it was getting some nifty flash storage technology. But it also got Nimble’s InfoSight artificial intelligence capabilities that not only monitored the underlying storage arrays, but all of the adjacent datacenter technology. Today, the company announced it has enhanced that technology…


GitHub’s new collaboration tool is a place for teams to plan and share information

GitHub has announced a new collaboration tool to facilitate conversations around group projects. While it is already possible to have conversations on GitHub in response to specific pull requests or issues, for example, things can get pretty messy, with unrelated tidbits creeping into the chats. With team discussions , however, GitHub is serving up a place…