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Drone.io, Packet team on free continuous delivery service for open source developers – TechCrunch

Drone.io, Packet team on free continuous delivery service for open source developers – TechCrunch Drone.io, makers of the open source Drone continuous integration/continuous delivery tool (CI/CD), announced Drone Cloud today, a new CI/CD cloud service that it’s making available for free to open source projects. The company is teaming with …

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Standard Cognition raises $40M to replace retailers’ cashiers with cameras – TechCrunch

Standard Cognition raises $40M to replace retailers’ cashiers with cameras – TechCrunch The Amazon Go store requires hundreds of cameras to detect who’s picking up what items. Standard Cognition needs just 27 to go after the $27 trillion market of equipping regular shops with autonomous retail technology. Walk into one …

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“Rent tech” focused RET closes first fund; pours $5M into management platform SmartRent – TechCrunch

“Rent tech” focused RET closes first fund; pours $5M into management platform SmartRent – TechCrunch Today, Real Estate Technology Ventures (RET) Ventures announced the final close of $108 million for its first fund.  RET focuses on early-stage investments in companies that are primarily looking to disrupt the North American multifamily …

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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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SAP agrees to buy Qualtrics for $8B in cash, just before the survey software company’s IPO – TechCrunch

SAP agrees to buy Qualtrics for $8B in cash, just before the survey software company’s IPO – TechCrunch Ryan Smith of Qualtrics speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 Enterprise software giant SAP announced today that it has agreed to acquire Qualtrics for $8 billion in cash, just before the …

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Sentieo raises $19M to be the AI-powered Bloomberg Terminal – TechCrunch

Sentieo raises $19M to be the AI-powered Bloomberg Terminal – TechCrunch To get an edge on the market, investors must look beyond traditional financial info like revenue and profits. Our every online activity generates data exhaust like web traffic, Twitter mentions, app downloads, and search trends. It’s the ability to …

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China & other markets trail the US – TechCrunch

China & other markets trail the US – TechCrunch Chinese startups rule the roost when it comes to total reported venture dollars raised so far in 2018. That is, mostly. In one key category at least — software-as-a-service, better known as SaaS — they do not. Ant Financial raised the largest-ever …

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Twilio shops, Uber and Lyft IPO scuttlebutt, and Instacart raises $600M – TechCrunch

Twilio shops, Uber and Lyft IPO scuttlebutt, and Instacart raises $600M – TechCrunch Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the Three Excellent Friends (Connie Loizos, Danny Chrichton, and Alex Wilhelm) on hand to kick things …

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Seva snares $2.4M seed investment to find info across cloud services – TechCrunch

Seva snares $2.4M seed investment to find info across cloud services – TechCrunch Seva, a New York City startup, that wants to help customers find content wherever it lives across SaaS products, announced a $2.4 million seed round today. Avalon Ventures led the round with participation from Studio VC and …

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