Guest Post Appointing Sacks as CEO would be a radical departure for Microsoft. But it’s the kind of radical thinking Microsoft needs.
AdStage is building a “single ad campaign manager to rule them all.” Today the company announced closing $1.53 million, including funding from Jason Calacanis’ Launch Fund which was formed on stage during the Launch festival.
Launch founder Jason Calacanis will be starting a fund aimed at investing in 5-10 startups per year, all of which will come out of the events he produces.
Fresh launches a social review platform where hardware startups can connect with consumers to provide product feedback.
Employee feedback system 15five has raised $1M in seed money to improve communication flow between employees and managers.
Editor’s Pick Instagram v. Twitter! Yahoo v. Google! Can’t we all just get along? No. No, we cannot. Besides, it’s more amusing this way.
MyHeritage raises $25 million and acquires family tree site Geni.
Online community for mechanical engineers GrabCAD grabs $8 million in funding.
Editor’s Pick Debate raged at TechCrunch Disrupt over whether technology startups can unseat the powers-that-be.
[vimeo 38667389 w=558 h=314] The past week was packed with big news, thanks in part to the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin. Jolie O’Dell was there interviewing movers and shakers, so executive editor Dylan Tweney filled in as host of VBWeekly.
Editor's Pick The crisis that is the American software patent system has reached a tipping point. It’s no longer just established companies who are being hit with frivolous lawsuits, it’s startups as well. And in a new twist, American cities that are already strapped for cash are getting the shakedown from patent trolls.
People used to give their employers feedback by shoving slips of paper into wooden suggestion boxes. Technology has moved those suggestions boxes online where employees can more effectively have their voices heard. Happiily and 15Five are two new employee-feedback services that were introduced Thursday at the Launch Conference in San Francisco.
CapLinked, the startup that wants to make it easy to invest in private companies, has just taken in a $500,000 round of from a new group of investors.
If eavesdropping on the music-listening and video-watching behaviors of your Facebook friends on its real-time ticker satisfies the stalker within, you may experience equal delight (as much as possible in a work environment, that is) from Yammer’s newest tool.
One of Salesforce.com’s latest and most-touted features in its enterprise social network, Chatter, lets you bring in people from external businesses and customers, so they can participate in activity streams alongside your employees.
Business social networking company Jive Software has filed to go public and raise up to $100 million, according to a filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Enterprise social networking provider Yammer will now include data from customer relationship management software provider Salesforce.com.