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We Company CEO in hot water over being both a tenant and a landlord
The company formerly known as WeWork has come under scrutiny for potential conflict of interest issues regarding CEO Adam Neumann’s partial ownership of three properties where WeWork is (or will be) a tenant. TechCrunch has seen excerpts of the company’s prospectus for investors that details upwards of $100 million in total future rents WeWork will […] [...]
Nvidia’s T4 GPUs are now available in beta on Google Cloud
Google Cloud today announced that Nvidia’s Turing-based Tesla T4 data center GPUs are now available in beta in its data centers in Brazil, India, Netherlands, Singapore, Tokyo and the United States. Google first announced a private test of these cards in November, but that was a very limited alpha test. All developers can now take these new […] [...]
Infor lands $1.5 billion investment ahead of IPO
Infor, a NYC-based enterprise software company, announced a massive $1.5 billion investment today that could be the precursor to an IPO in the next 12-24 months. One analyst is estimating that the valuation could be at least $60 billion. The investment is being led by Koch Industries’ investment arm, Koch Equity Development, and Golden Gate […] [...]
HyperScience, the machine learning startup tackling data entry, raises $30 million Series B
HyperScience, the machine learning company that turns human readable data into machine readable data, has today announced the close of a $30 million Series B funding round led by Stripes Group, with participation from existing investors FirstMark Capital and Felicis Ventures, as well as new investors Battery Ventures, Global Founders Fund, TD Ameritrade and QBE. […] [...]
Box hires former SAP exec as chief information security officer
Box announced today that it has hired Lakshmi Hanspal to be the company’s new chief information security officer (CISO). She boasts 20 years of security experience, including holding executive security roles at SAP Ariba and Bank of America. She also spent time in a senior role at PayPal. In a blog post announcing the hire, […] [...]
Microsoft continues to build government security credentials ahead of JEDI decision
While the DoD is in the process of reviewing the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract RFPs (assuming the work continues during the government shutdown), Microsoft continues to build up its federal government security bona fides, regardless. Today the company announced it has achieved the highest level of federal government clearance for the Outlook mobile app, […] [...]
Campaign Monitor acquires email enterprise services Sailthru and Liveclicker
CM Group, the organization behind email-centric services like Campaign Monitor and Emma, today announced that it has acquired marketing automation firm Sailthru and the email personalization service Liveclicker. The group did not disclose the acquisition price but noted that the acquisition would bring in about $60 million in additional revenue and 540 new customers, including […] [...]
Data management startup Rubrik gets $261M at a $3.3B valuation as it moves into security and compliance
There is a growing demand for stronger security at every point in the IT ecosystem, and today, one of the the more successful enterprise startups to emerge in the last several years is announcing a big round of funding to provide that. Rubrik, which provides enterprise data management and backup services across on-premise, cloud and […] [...]
Smartsheet acquires Slope to help creatives collaborate
Smartsheet, the project management and collaboration tool that went public last April, announced the acquisition of Seattle-based TernPro, Inc., makers of Slope, a collaboration tool designed for sharing creative assets. The companies did not share the acquisition price. Bringing Slope into the fold will enable Smartsheet users to share assets like video and photos natively […] [...]
Salesforce Commerce Cloud updates keep us shopping with AI-fueled APIs
As people increasingly use their mobile phones and other devices to shop, it has become imperative for vendors to improve the shopping experience, making it as simple as possible, given the small footprint. One way to do that is using artificial intelligence. Today, Salesforce announced some AI-enhanced APIs designed to keep us engaged as shoppers. […] [...]
Daily Crunch: How the government shutdown is damaging cybersecurity and future IPOs
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. How Trump’s government shutdown is harming cyber and national security The government has been shut down for nearly three weeks, and […] [...]
OneLogin snares $100M investment to expand identity solution into new markets
OneLogin is not a young startup by any means. The identity access management company was founded in 2009 and has watched while companies like Ping Identity, Duo Security and Okta had tidy exits. But as CEOs are fond of pointing out, the total addressable market is large and where investors see a chance, they take […] [...]
AWS gives open source the middle finger
AWS launched DocumentDB today, a new database offering that is compatible with the MongoDB API. The company describes DocumentDB as a “fast, scalable, and highly available document database that is designed to be compatible with your existing MongoDB applications and tools.” In effect, it’s a hosted drop-in replacement for MongoDB that doesn’t use any MongoDB […] [...]
New Synergy Research report finds enterprise data center market is strong for now
Conventional wisdom would suggest that in 2019, the public cloud dominates and enterprise data centers are becoming an anachronism of a bygone era, but new data from Synergy Research finds that the enterprise data center market had a growth spurt last year. In fact, Synergy reported that overall spending in enterprise infrastructure, which includes elements […] [...]
Baidu Cloud launches its open-source edge computing platform
At CES, the Chinese tech giant Baidu today announced OpenEdge, its open-source edge computing platform. At its core, OpenEdge is the local package component of Baidu’s existing Intelligent Edge (BIE) commercial offering and obviously plays well with that service’s components for managing edge nodes and apps. Because this is obviously a developer announcement, I’m not […] [...]
Microsoft’s latest Teams features take aim at shift workers
Collaboration tools tend to be geared toward workers who are sitting at a desk for much of the day, but there are plenty of shift workers, also known as first-line workers, who rarely use a computer, but still need to communicate with one another and management. Microsoft released several new features today aimed at including […] [...]
Baidu announces Apollo Enterprise, its new platform for mass-produced autonomous vehicles
Baidu made several big announcements about Apollo, its open-source autonomous vehicle technology platform, today at CES. The first is the launch of Apollo Enterprise for vehicles that will be put into mass production. The company claims that Apollo is already used by 130 partners around the world. One of its newest partners, Chinese electric vehicle […] [...]
Managed by Q ends 2018 with a fresh $25 million in funding
Managed by Q, the office management platform that launched back in 2013, has today revealed that it raised an additional $25 million as a part of its Series C, led by existing investors RRE and Google Ventures, with participation from new investors DivCo West, Oxford Properties and others. The fresh capital brings the total round […] [...]
Amid a legal fight in LA, IBM’s Weather Company launches hyperlocal weather forecasts globally
While IBM is getting sued by the city of Los Angeles, accusing it of covertly mining user data in the Weather Channel app in the U.S., it’s testing the waters for another hyperlocal weather feature that — coincidentally — relies on data that it picks up from sensors on app users’ smartphones, among other devices, […] [...]
Update: Amazon has acquired Israeli disaster recovery service CloudEndure for around $200M
Amazon has reportedly acquired Israeli disaster recovery startup CloudEndure. Neither company has responded to our request for confirmation, but we have heard from multiple sources that the deal has happened. While some outlets have been reporting the deal was worth $250 million, we are hearing it’s closer to $200 million. Note: After we published, CloudEndure confirmed on its […] [...]

Security News

Vulnerability Allowed Fortnite Account Takeover Without Credentials
Hacking game accounts is a popular -- and enriching -- pastime. The rise of in-game marketplaces that can be used for buying and selling game commodities has attracted hackers who break into gamers' accounts, steal their game commodities (and anything else they can find from personal data to parents' bank card details) and sell them on for cash.  read more [...]
More .gov Domains Hit by Government Shutdown
The number of US government domains for which TLS certificates were left to expire due to the government shutdown has now exceeded 130, UK-based cybersecurity solutions provider Netcraft reported on Wednesday. read more [...]
WordPress to Warn on Outdated PHP Versions
In an effort to improve the security of websites, WordPress will display a warning starting in April 2019 when encountering outdated PHP versions. In December last year, the free and open-source content management system (CMS) announced that 85% of websites running WordPress 5.0 were already using PHP 5.6 or above.  read more [...]
The Rise and Fall of Ashiyane - Iran's Foremost Hacker Forum
Iranian Cyber Activity read more [...]
Hackers Can Abuse Legitimate Features to Hijack Industrial Controllers
Hackers can abuse legitimate features present in industrial controllers to hijack these devices and leverage them to gain a foothold in a network, a researcher warns. read more [...]
Oracle Patches 33 Critical Vulnerabilities With January Updates
Oracle Delivers 284 Fixes With January 2019 Critical Patch Update (CPU) Oracle this week released its first set of security patches for 2019, delivering a total of 284 new security fixes across the company’s product portfolio.  read more [...]
Zix to Acquire AppRiver for $275 Million in Cash
Email security solutions provider Zix on Tuesday announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire AppRiver, a company that specializes in cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity services. read more [...]
Huawei Founder Says Company Would Not Share User Secrets
The founder of Huawei said Tuesday his company would refuse to disclose secrets about its customers and their communication networks, trying to lay to rest concerns the Chinese tech giant might spy for the Communist government. read more [...]
Researchers Link Chilean Interbank Attack to North Korea
A recently disclosed attack on Chilean interbank network Redbanc appears linked to notorious North Korean hacking group Lazarus, Flashpoint reports.  read more [...]
New Variant of BEC Seeks to Divert Payroll Deposits
Payroll Diversion Scams Attempt to Steal Employee Pay read more [...]
Researchers Create PoC Malware for Hacking Smart Buildings
Researchers at IoT security company ForeScout have created a piece of malware to demonstrate how malicious actors could remotely hack into smart buildings. read more [...]
U.S. Charges 8 in Securities Hacking Scheme
US authorities on Tuesday charged eight people in a scheme to profit from stolen corporate information hacked from a government database, court papers showed. read more [...]
Defense Department Continuously Challenged on Cybersecurity
A recently published report from the United States Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General shows that, while the Department has improved its security posture, it still faces challenges in managing cybersecurity. read more [...]
Old RF Protocols Expose Cranes to Remote Hacker Attacks
Cranes can be hacked read more [...]
As IoT Grows, Confidence in Security Remains Low
Despite the growth in use and the need for security in the use of embedded devices (IoT), almost half of all businesses are unable to detect a breach in any of their devices. The situation is worse in the UK (it rises from 48% overall to almost 60%), even though the UK government introduced a code of practice for manufacturers and developers last year. read more [...]
IAM Provider OneLogin Raises $100 Million
Cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) provider OneLogin announced that it has raised $100 million in growth financing. The company has now secured over $170 million in funding to date. read more [...]
Why it's So Hard to Implement IoT Security
Harmonizing Security Across IoT Infrastructures that are Connected to Both Brownfield and Greenfield Systems is Easier Said Than Done read more [...]
Cloud Security Firm Sonrai Emerges From Stealth With $18.5 Million in Funding
Sonrai, a company that offers data and identity control solutions for cloud environments, on Tuesday emerged from stealth mode with $18.5 million raised in a Series A funding round. read more [...]
Schneider Electric Teams With Nozomi on Critical Infrastructure Security
Schneider Electric has teamed up with industrial cybersecurity firm Nozomi Networks to offer anomaly detection, vulnerability assessment, and other services to customers in the critical infrastructure and other industrial sectors. read more [...]
Researchers Invited to Hack a Tesla at Pwn2Own 2019
Researchers can earn up to $300,000 and a car if they manage to hack a Tesla Model 3 at this year’s Pwn2Own competition, Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) announced on Monday. read more [...]