BI Prime Tech 2020-03-13T12:00:00Z
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Silicon Valley's startups are facing the biggest crisis in a generation. Here's what venture capital investors are telling founders they need to do to survive.

Top Silicon Valley investors have weathered downturns before. They said savvy startups can make it through coronavirus uncertainty, too.
Enterprise 2020-03-13T02:45:34Z
satya nadella

Microsoft is canceling its massive Build developer conference due to the coronavirus outbreak, and will do it online instead

Microsoft is canceling its Build developer conference — one of its largest events of the year — and moving it online.
Enterprise 2020-03-13T00:24:50Z
Satya Nadella

The Pentagon says it 'wishes to reconsider' the award to Microsoft of the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract

Amazon had challenged the Pentagon's decision to award JEDI to Microsoft on technical grounds, and accusations of political bias.
BI Prime Tech 2020-03-12T23:40:00Z

'Eye-popping': A standout number in Amazon's financial report hints at growing momentum with the world's largest companies

Amazon's performance obligations jumped 54% to a record $29.8 billion in its most recent quarter — but its growth could slow due to the coronavirus.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-12T23:37:21Z

Slack has seen a 'significant spike' in new users from the coronavirus, but says it's too early to tell if it will help its business

Slack is seeing many new users for its free product amid the spike in remote work due to coronavirus, but its true growth comes from deals with large companies.
BI Prime Tech 2020-03-12T23:20:30Z

Silicon Valley's most famous startup training program just scrapped its famous 'Demo Day' founder pitches and will instead make startups submit investor-friendly slides

The slides will be available starting March 16, a full week earlier than planned, after the in-person event was canceled on Friday.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-12T23:06:53Z

Oracle CEO Safra Catz said it's 'business a usual' as the impact of the coronavirus on the tech giant remains unclear

Oracle CEO Safra Catz said the pandemic's impact on its business is unclear and it's been largely 'business as usual.'
Enterprise 2020-03-12T20:48:50Z

Slack stock falls as much as 20% after it reported earnings that show slowing growth and weaker guidance than expected

All eyes are on Slack, amid the coronavirus pandemic — but its slowing growth seems to be making investors nervous.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-12T18:54:24Z

Microsoft in internal memo offers paid leave to employees who can't work from home while schools are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak

Microsoft is offering paid leave to parents who can't work remotely as schools close across Washington state, Business Insider has learned.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-12T17:34:20Z

Amazon says the Pentagon's decision to award the $10 billion JEDI contract to Microsoft was 'incurably tainted' amid President Trump's feud with Jeff Bezos

Amazon hit back at the Pentagon in its dispute over a $10 billion contract, saying the Pentagon refused to explain why it went to rival Microsoft.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-12T17:22:00Z

These two founders say they moved their startups from Amazon's cloud to Oracle's because of better, friendlier customer service

These founders say that for all of Amazon's appeal to startups, Oracle was just a better fit for their businesses.
Tech 2020-03-12T16:42:11Z

Google quietly reached a major milestone in its battle with Microsoft to rule the workplace

Google's G Suite now as 2 billion monthly active users, making it a more formidable challenger to Microsoft.
BI Prime Tech 2020-03-12T16:27:02Z

Meet the 21 startups cofounded by women that reached unicorn status in 2019, hitting a valuation of $1 billion or more

These women cofounded billion-dollar startups in everything from fashion, to office catering, to hardcore AI.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-12T16:20:28Z

Researchers say well-funded Chinese hackers have used coronavirus phishing emails to attack government agencies in neighboring Mongolia in search of information

Researchers from Check Point cybersecurity say a well-funded and established group of hackers in China are attacking neighboring Mongolia.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-12T16:00:00Z

$30 billion Atlassian is putting its acquisition of a popular app to work by launching a new 'no code' feature for its flagship product Jira

Last October, Atlassian acquired Code Barrel, which built the app Automation for Jira. Now, these features are included in Atlassian's Jira software.
Tech 2020-03-12T15:28:00Z
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-12T14:00:00Z

The CEO of popular spreadsheet app Airtable says its revenues have quadrupled in under 2 years, as it opens a pair of new offices to support its growth

Airtable is a buzzy startup trying to reinvent what spreadsheets can do — and it's catching on with users, the CEO says.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-12T13:00:00Z

The 35 hottest Israeli startups of 2020, according to insiders in the local tech scene

We talked to over a dozen people in Israel's tech community to find the startups that everyone is buzzing about.
Tech 2020-03-12T03:00:00Z

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 2020-03-11T23:03:44Z

Magic Leap, the hyped-up smart-glasses startup that raised over $2.6 billion from investors like Google, is reportedly exploring a sale

Magic Leap, a hyped-up augmented reality startup, is reportedly facing disappointing sales of its first flagship smart goggles.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-11T21:03:28Z

The head of Microsoft's multibillion-dollar headquarters renovation just took a job at Netflix mid-project

Keith Donovan – former Microsoft head of development for the Puget Sound region – is now global head of design and construction at Netflix.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-11T20:29:00Z

VMware is putting all its multi-billion dollar acquisitions around red-hot cloud technology Kubernetes under a single leader — and it just launched its first products

VMware's former CTO Ray O'Farrell is leading this new business unit. He explains why VMware is betting on the Google-born cloud project Kubernetes.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-11T17:46:50Z

Customer relationship startup Narvar just hired its first CFO as it helps small businesses take on Amazon. Here's the pitch deck the startup used to raise $64 million.

San Francisco startup Narvar wants to give startups the ability to take on Amazon with similar technology of their own.
Tech 2020-03-11T16:11:00Z

The strange love-hate relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

Microsoft's Bill Gates and Apple's Steve Jobs had periods of civility. Other times, they were at each other's throats.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-11T15:54:32Z

Cisco has issued a mandatory 2-week work-from-home policy for most of its employees all over the world thanks to coronavirus fears

Cisco says it's well-prepared to run as a remote company for a little while as it sends employees home for two weeks.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-11T14:54:07Z

Leaked email reveals Microsoft is telling sales people not to cancel customer visits to its briefing center in Redmond. Microsoft says it's 'open for business.'

Microsoft says its huge, state-of-the-art customer hosting facilities are business critical and healthy employees should report to duty.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-11T13:00:00Z

IBM built language-processing AI technology that was a hit after debating against humans. Now it's ready for businesses needing to plow through data.

IBM's AI head said the company is commercializing its famous "Debater" technology, which became a hit for debating with humans.
Tech 2020-03-11T12:14:30Z

From Apple to Uber, the coronavirus aftermath is not just about Zoom video calls

In this week's Trending we take a look at the toll that the coronavirus is taking on tech today, and the impact it could have in the future.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-11T00:14:20Z

Microsoft quietly adds a chief scientific officer to its upper leadership in the wake of AI chief Harry Shum's retirement

The changes come in the wake of the February retirement of Harry Shum, the exec charged with overseeing Microsoft's artificial intelligence strategy.
Enterprise 2020-03-10T23:59:16Z

Amazon Web Services is canceling a conference in San Francisco due to coronavirus fears

Amazon Web Services has canceled its summit in San Francisco, following other tech companies like Google, IBM, and Facebook.
Enterprise 2020-03-10T22:06:59Z

Two attendees of the RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco tested positive with coronavirus, after it became one of the few big tech trade shows not to cancel

Two attendees of the RSA conference have tested positive for the coronavirus and one is reportedly very ill. The show went on despite virus fears.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-10T19:26:00Z

The FBI arrested the alleged hacker behind the 'Amazon.com of cybercrime,' which it says sold $17 million worth of stolen accounts for Gmail and other sites

The FBI cracked open "the Amazon.com of cybercrime" with the arrest of the alleged admin of an online marketplace selling usernames and passwords.
Enterprise 2020-03-10T18:13:25Z

Here's what you need to know about why developers love Swift, the Apple programming language that developers are using to build most new iPhone apps

Apple launched Swift at its Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014. Since then, it has been embraced by Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, and Square.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-10T18:05:00Z

A judge just gave Microsoft a big sign that its defense in Amazon's lawsuit over a $10 billion Pentagon cloud deal is going to be harder than it expected

Amazon's lawsuit might be more contentious than Microsoft anticipated as the company hoped to resume work this spring, the analyst said.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-10T16:20:05Z

Coronavirus fears could undermine Oracle's business in what's usually its strongest quarter, analyst warns

A Wall Street analyst says the tech giant could point to problems in the current quarter which is its "typically strongest" period.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-10T14:00:00Z

$3.4 billion cloud company Nutanix was founded in the midst of the Great Recession. Here's how its CEO plans to steer it through another crisis as coronavirus takes its toll on its business.

Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey grew up poor in India and launched the company during the Great Recession which shaped his view of leadership.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-10T13:38:00Z

Hot automation startup UiPath brings on a veteran exec who was at Microsoft for over 20 years to help scale its business ahead of a potential IPO next year

Ted Kummert will come onboard the hot startup as its new executive vice president of product and engineering.
BI Prime Tech 2020-03-09T23:05:09Z

The cafe owned by $2.6 billion startup Brex has closed 'until further notice' after a worker tested positive for COVID-19

The credit card startup opened the cafe in 2019 as it continued to aggressively grow its suite of products and services.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-09T22:33:05Z

CEO Marc Benioff told investors that Salesforce was built to endure any kind of crisis, but a new filing shows all the ways the company is concerned about coronavirus

Despite Marc Benioff's reassurances that the company can withstand crises, Salesforce admits it could be affected by the coronavirus in several ways.
Enterprise 2020-03-09T20:22:13Z

Cybersecurity company Cloudflare is making a directory of free tech services to support the surge in remote workers during the coronavirus outbreak

Cloudflare, the software-as-a-service cybersecurity company, has created a hub for free tech products small businesses can use in virus outbreak.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-09T20:00:00Z

The CEO of $850 million analytics startup Amplitude explains why it's making its first acquisition ever, even when most of them don't work out

Amplitude's CEO said he knew acquisitions are risky, but said buying AI startup ClearBrain is a smart decision.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-09T19:16:47Z

A judge says Amazon can likely prove that the Pentagon made an error in the $10 billion JEDI cloud deal process that affected its chances to win against Microsoft

Amazon claims the Department of Defense improperly evaluated an aspect of Microsoft's proposal. A judge believes it can prove it. Microsoft disagrees.
Tech 2020-03-09T17:43:35Z

Amazon and Microsoft kick $1 million each toward Seattle-based fund for coronavirus response as Washington state suffers 19 deaths from virus

Both Amazon and Microsoft are based in Washington, where 19 people have died and nearly 150 have tested positive for coronavirus.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-09T17:23:00Z

Here are the top 5 companies hiring programmers with skills in Kubernetes, the Google-made open source software that rivals like Microsoft have embraced

An Indeed report says Kubernetes jobs have quickly increased in the past five years. Here's why giants like IBM and Microsoft are hiring those roles.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-09T17:20:00Z

Meet the 10 VMware power players helping turn the legacy tech company into a major powerhouse in the cloud computing wars

These 10 key VMware executives are helping CEO Pat Gelsinger expand the tech giant's presence in cloud computing.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-09T16:29:15Z

Cybersecurity experts warn that hackers are targeting people now working from home amid the coronavirus outbreak: 'They're not always as diligent'

With a surge in remote working due to the coronavirus, isolated employees face hackers looking to capitalize on the crisis.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-09T16:28:37Z

One top Cisco exec is leaving to take a CEO post, while another is going on leave, as the tech giant shakes up its engineering team leadership

A key Cisco exec is joining Western Digital as its new CEO as the tech giant revamps its team again.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-09T15:42:07Z

A Wall Street analyst warns tech investors reeling from the coronavirus market slide that we haven't hit the bottom just yet

Investors look to the semiconductor industry as an indicator of economic performance — and it's taken a hit.
BI Prime Enterprise 2020-03-09T12:00:00Z

Here are the two big challenges one of the leads of Adobe's enterprise businesses says all companies face when undergoing digital transformation

Adobe has invested heavily in making business software tools that helps companies modernize and digitize how they interact with their customers.
Tech 2020-03-08T17:36:00Z

Only 2 of Facebook's earliest employees stayed at the company — here's what Facebook's first 20 employees are up to now

Facebook launched 16 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. Here's where the company's first 20 employees ended up.
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