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Autodesk agrees to buy PlanGrid for $875 million – TechCrunch

Autodesk agrees to buy PlanGrid for $875 million – TechCrunch Autodesk announced plans to acquire PlanGrid, a San Francisco startup that helped moved blueprints from paper to the iPad when it launched in 2011. This digitization of construction fits with Autodesk’s vision of digitizing design in general and CEO Andrew …

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Microsoft acquires FSLogix to enhance Office 365 virtual desktop experience – TechCrunch

Microsoft acquires FSLogix to enhance Office 365 virtual desktop experience – TechCrunch Back in September, Microsoft announced a virtual desktop solution that lets customers run Office 365 and Windows 10 in the cloud. They mentioned several partners in the announcement who were working on solutions with them. One of those …

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Analysts weighing in on $8B SAP-Qualtrics deal don’t see a game changer – TechCrunch

Analysts weighing in on $8B SAP-Qualtrics deal don’t see a game changer – TechCrunch SAP CEO Bill McDermott was jacked up today about his company’s $8 billion  Qualtrics acquisition over the weekend. You would expect no less for such a big deal. McDermott believes that the data that Qualtrics provides …

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Vista snaps up Apptio for $1.94B, as enterprise companies remain hot – TechCrunch

Vista snaps up Apptio for $1.94B, as enterprise companies remain hot – TechCrunch It seems that Sunday has become a popular day to announce large deals involving enterprise companies. IBM announced the $34 billion Red Hat deal two weeks ago. SAP announced its intent to buy Qualtrics for $8 billion …

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Travel startups are taking off – TechCrunch

Travel startups are taking off – TechCrunch The second wave of Internet-era travel companies has captured the attention of venture capitalists. In the last five years, travel companies have raised more than $1 billion in venture capital funding. That includes short-term rental startups, travel and tourism apps, marketplaces for “experiences” …

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Failed drone startup Airware auctions assets, Delair buys teammates – TechCrunch

Failed drone startup Airware auctions assets, Delair buys teammates – TechCrunch Airware desperately sought cash for 18 months before running out of money and shutting down last month, leaving about 120 employees without jobs after the startup had burned $118 million in funding. Bandaid strategic investments from construction company Caterpillar …

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