Amazon

Amazon learns how to fail faster

Is Amazon, the legendary master of all things e-commerce, cutting back on its due diligence? Or is it simply adjusting to what seems to be a much faster pace for 2015?

Box sign balloons

What Box’s IPO means for the company and its competitors

Cloud file-sharing company Box, one of the original cloud software startups, will enjoy a great deal of press attention and a financial booster shot this week when it goes public. But the significance of the spectacle will ripple well beyond company headquarters in Los Altos, Calif.

Joel Spolsky, chief executive of Stack Exchange.

With this $40M, Q&A startup Stack Exchange could become a dev-hiring powerhouse

Software luminary Joel Spolsky figured out some years ago that if you want your startup to get big really fast, venture capital can help. And Spolsky, the chief executive of Stack Exchange, the company that runs question-answering websites like the popular programmer hangout Stack Overflow, is completely convinced that Stack Overflow could become the premiere place on the Internet for finding and hiring the best developers around.

Egnyte cofounder and chief executive Vineet Jain makes the case for "content intelligence" at company headquarters in Mountain View, Calif, on Jan. 9.

Egnyte starts using data to take guesswork out of file sharing & storage

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Egnyte already stands apart from cloud-based file sharing services like Box and Dropbox, because it can store files on companies’ existing data center infrastructure as well as clouds. That means companies can keep working with the gear they’ve invested in. But this distinction on its own is no longer enough.

Docker

Here’s how big Docker got last year

In case you’re still looking for proof that Docker’s technology is taking off and becoming interesting as a supplement or alternative to virtual machines that run on top of physical servers, check out these stats.