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18 months after acquisition, MuleSoft is integrating more deeply into Salesforce
A year and a half after getting acquired by Salesforce for $6.5 billion, MuleSoft is beginning to resemble a Salesforce company — using its language and its methodologies to describe new products and services. This week at Dreamforce, as the company’s mega customer conference begins in San Francisco, MuleSoft announced a slew of new services […] [...]
Gremlin brings Chaos Engineering as a Service to Kubernetes
The practice of Chaos Engineering developed at Amazon and Netflix a decade ago to help those web scale companies test their complex systems for worst-case scenarios before they happened. Gremlin was started by a former employee of both these companies to make it easier to perform this type of testing without a team of Site […] [...]
Bill McDermott takes reins as ServiceNow CEO sooner than expected with new CFO
It was pretty unexpected when former SAP CEO Bill McDermott announced he was stepping down in October after a decade in the position. He indicated at that point he would stay until the end of the year to help with the transition to new leadership — then ServiceNow hired him to be its CEO just a […] [...]
Ohi raises $2.75M to power same-day delivery for brands that aren’t Amazon
The world has gotten so much faster. Amazon has made two-day shipping the standard and same- or next-day shipping commonplace. And that doesn’t even include the collection of on-demand players that can get us everything from groceries to alcohol to services like concierge storage and in-home cleaning with the press of a button. But the […] [...]
Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life
Last year at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s enormous annual customer conference, Apple and Salesforce announced the beginnings of a partnership where the two organizations would work together to enhance Salesforce products running on Apple devices. Today, as this year’s Dreamforce conference begins, the companies announced the fruits of that labor with general availability of two new tools […] [...]
Why Salesforce is moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure
When Salesforce announced this week that it was moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure, it was easy to see this as another case of wacky enterprise partnerships. But there had to be sound business reasons why the partnership came together, rather than going with AWS or Google Cloud Platform, both of which are also Salesforce […] [...]
Three of Apple and Google’s former star chip designers launch NUVIA with $53M in series A funding
Silicon is apparently the new gold these days, or so VCs hope. What was once a no-go zone for venture investors, who feared the long development lead times and high technical risk required for new entrants in the semiconductor field, has now turned into one of the hottest investment areas for enterprise and data VCs. […] [...]
AWS confirms reports it will challenge JEDI contract award to Microsoft
Surely just about everyone was surprised when the Department of Defense last month named Microsoft as the winner of the decade-long, $10 billion JEDI cloud contract — none more so than Amazon, the company everyone assumed all along would be the winner. Today the company confirmed earlier reports that it was challenging the contract award […] [...]
Adobe announces GA of customer data platform
The customer data platform (CDP) is the newest tool in the customer experience arsenal as big companies try to help customers deal with data coming from multiple channels. Today, Adobe announced the general availability of its CDP. The CDP is like a central data warehouse for all the information you have on a single customer. […] [...]
Salesforce announces it’s moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure
In the world of enterprise software, there are often strange bedfellows. Just yesterday, Salesforce announced a significant partnership with AWS around the Cloud Information Model. This morning, it announced it was moving its Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure. That’s the way that enterprise partnerships shimmy and shake sometimes. The companies also announced they were partnering […] [...]
Moveworks snags $75M Series B to resolve help desk tickets with AI
Moveworks, a startup using AI to help resolve help desk tickets in an automated fashion, announced a $75 million Series B investment today. The round was led by Iconiq Capital, Kleiner Perkins and Sapphire Ventures. Existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bain Capital Ventures and Comerica Bank also participated. The round also included a personal investment […] [...]
Eigen nabs $37M to help banks and others parse huge documents using natural language and ‘small data’
One of the bigger trends in enterprise software has been the emergence of startups building tools to make the benefits of artificial intelligence technology more accessible to non-tech companies. Today, one that has built a platform to apply the power of machine learning and natural language processing to massive documents of unstructured data has closed […] [...]
Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US
Big changes are afoot for Wire, an enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service that advertises itself as “the most secure collaboration platform”. In February, Wire quietly raised $8.2 million from Morpheus Ventures and others, we’ve confirmed — the first funding amount it has ever disclosed — and alongside that external financing, it moved its […] [...]
AWS, Salesforce join forces with Linux Foundation on Cloud Information Model
Last year, Adobe, SAP and Microsoft came together and formed the Open Data Initiative. Not to be outdone, this week, AWS, Salesforce and Genesys, in partnership with The Linux Foundation, announced the Cloud Information Model. The two competing data models have a lot in common. They are both about bringing together data and applying a […] [...]
Freshworks raises $150M Series H on $3.5B valuation
Freshworks, a company that makes a variety of business software tools, from CRM to help-desk software, announced a $150 million Series H investment today from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG (formerly Google Capital) and Accel on a hefty $3.5 billion valuation. The late-stage startup has raised almost $400 million, according to Crunchbase data. The company has been […] [...]
Atlassian expands Jira Service Desk beyond IT teams
Atlassian today announced a set of new templates and workflows for Jira Service Desk that were purpose-built for HR, legal and facilities teams. Service Desk started six years ago as a version of Jira that was mostly meant for IT departments. Atlassian, however, found that other teams inside the companies that adopted it started to […] [...]
Mirantis acquires Docker Enterprise
Mirantis today announced that it has acquired Docker’s Enterprise business and team. Docker Enterprise was very much the heart of Docker’s product lineup, so this sale leaves Docker as a shell of its former, high-flying unicorn self. Docker itself, which installed a new CEO earlier this year, says it will continue to focus on tools […] [...]
Work collaboration startup Notion cozies up to Silicon Valley’s top accelerators
Startups building work software for other startups have been a huge focus of investment in Silicon Valley as eager VCs hope to grab a piece of the next Slack. Notion Labs, a profitable work tools startup that recently hit a reported $800 million valuation, isn’t making it easy for VC firms to give them money, […] [...]
Loop Returns picks up $10 million in Series A led by FirstMark Capital
Loop Returns, the startup that helps brands handle returns from online purchases, has today announced the close of a $10 million Series A funding round led by FirstMark Capital. Lerer Hippeau and Ridge Ventures also participated in the round. Loop started when Jonathan Poma, a co-founder and COO and president, was working at an agency […] [...]
Lawyers hate timekeeping — Ping raises $13M to fix it with AI
Counting billable time in six-minute increments is the most annoying part of being a lawyer. It’s a distracting waste. It leads law firms to conservatively under-bill. And it leaves lawyers stuck manually filling out timesheets after a long day when they want to go home to their families. Life is already short, as Ping CEO […] [...]

Security News

Google Healthcare Project Targeted by Congress Committee
A US congressional committee on Monday asked for a briefing on a Google project to modernize healthcare while giving the internet titan access to millions of people's medical data. read more [...]
Vulnerability in ABB Plant Historian Disclosed 5 Years After Discovery
It took Swiss-based industrial technology solutions provider ABB five years to inform customers of a critical vulnerability affecting one of its products, and the researcher who found it says this increased the chances of threat actors discovering and exploiting the security flaw. read more [...]
1Password Raises $200 Million in Series A Funding
Popular password manager 1Password has closed a $200 million Series A round, which the company says is the first outside investment following 14 years of growth and profitability.  read more [...]
First Cypriot to Be Extradited to US, on Hacking Charges
A 20-year-old Cypriot wanted for hacking offences in the United States is set to be the country's first citizen to be extradited there, his lawyer said Monday. The FBI accuses Joshua Epifaniou of extorting thousands of dollars from US firms while still a teenager by breaking into their IT systems and threatening to leak their data if they didn't pay. read more [...]
DDoS-for-Hire Service Admin Gets 13 Months in Prison
An Illinois man was sentenced to 13 months in prison for his role as administrator of stresser services that launched millions of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. read more [...]
Security of North American Energy Grid Tested in GridEx Exercise
A major exercise whose goal was to test the cyber and physical security of North America’s grid has enabled the energy industry and governments to review and improve incident response plans and collaboration. read more [...]
WhatsApp Vulnerability Allows Code Execution Via Malicious MP4 File
A security vulnerability in WhatsApp that was made public last week could be abused to execute arbitrary code remotely on affected devices. read more [...]
Zero-Day Exploits Earn Hackers Over $500K at Chinese Competition
White hat hackers have earned $545,000 for successfully demonstrating zero-day exploits targeting products from VMware, Microsoft, Google, Apple, D-Link, and Adobe at the 2019 Tianfu Cup hacking competition that took place over the weekend in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province. read more [...]
Fears Grow on Digital Surveillance: US Survey
Americans are increasingly fearful of monitoring of their online and offline activities, both by governments and private companies, a survey showed Friday. The Pew Research Center report said more than 60 percent of US adults believe it is impossible to go about daily life without having personal information collected by companies or the government. read more [...]
New GitHub Security Lab Aims to Secure Open Source Software
GitHub this week announced GitHub Security Lab, a new initiative aimed at making open source software more secure.  read more [...]
Two Massachusetts Men Arrested and Charged in SIM Swapping Scheme
Two Massachusetts men were arrested and charged this week for employing SIM swapping in attacks aimed at stealing cryptocurrency from their victims’ accounts. The two, Eric Meiggs, 21, of Brockton, and Declan Harrington, 20, of Rockport, were charged in an 11-count indictment, the United States Department of Justice announced. read more [...]
Undocumented Access Feature Exposes Siemens PLCs to Attacks
Siemens is working on addressing a vulnerability that can be exploited by a skilled attacker to execute arbitrary code on its SIMATIC S7-1200 programmable logic controller (PLC) by abusing a hardware-based access mode. read more [...]
InfoTrax Settles With FTC Over Data Breach
Backend operation services provider InfoTrax Systems has reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over a data breach discovered in 2016, the agency announced this week. read more [...]
Over 100,000 Fake Domains With Valid TLS Certificates Target Major Retailers
Venafi, a company that helps organizations secure cryptographic keys and digital certificates, says it has uncovered over 100,000 typosquatted domains with valid TLS certificates that appear to target major retailers. read more [...]
LINE Launches Public Bug Bounty Program on HackerOne
Japan-based communications company LINE Corporation today announced the launch of a public bug bounty program on hacker-powered pentest and bug bounty platform HackerOne. Launched in 2011, LINE has grown to become one of the largest social platforms in the world, with hundreds of millions of users globally. read more [...]
Corellium: Apple Sued Us After Failed Acquisition Attempt
Florida-based virtualization company Corellium claims that the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Apple comes in response to a failed acquisition attempt. read more [...]
Securing Autonomous Vehicles Paves the Way for Smart Cities
As homes, workplaces, and cities digitally transform during our Fourth Industrial Revolution, many of those charged with securing this digital future can find it difficult to “level up” from the endpoints and focus on defining and solving the larger problem sets. read more [...]
DLL Hijacking Flaw Impacts Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection is the latest antivirus product found to unsafely load DLLs into a process that runs with SYSTEM privileges. read more [...]
Online Retailers Ill-Prepared for Holiday Season
"The retail industry is experiencing more breaches than any other industry in 2019," starts a new report on threats to the retail industry. This is somewhat surprising to those accustomed to see healthcare, education, manufacturing and finance at the head of breach statistics. Nevertheless, retail as a breach sector is growing rapidly. read more [...]
Visa Warns of New JavaScript Skimmer 'Pipka'
A new JavaScript skimmer targets data entered into the payment forms of ecommerce merchant websites, Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) warns. Dubbed Pipka, the skimmer was discovered on an ecommerce website previously infected with the JavaScript skimmer known as Inter, but it has infected at least sixteen other merchant websites as well. read more [...]