Soul for sale

The exit: Hey founders, you weren’t using your soul, were you?

Here’s an extreme version of what you can expect to hear just before signing over your startup in an M&A deal: “Our counsel says including your first born child in reps and warranties is totally standard. We have never had any pushback on this!”

Building 42 on Microsoft's Redmond, Wash., campus, one of many buildings where company engineers work on the Microsoft Azure public cloud.

More open-source at Microsoft? You'd better believe it

REDMOND, Wash. — Following Microsoft’s announcement today about new partnerships with operating system startup CoreOS and big data company Cloudera, it’s clearer than it’s been in years the tech giant is committed to working with lots of partners and open-source technologies.

hubspot

Why Hubspot's IPO was more than just an IPO

When most companies have their IPOs, it’s a private celebration amongst founders, employees, investors, bankers and lawyers. But the debut of HUBS needs to be a more public celebration.

smile

Is there room for comedy in B2B ?

A funny thing happened at a conference. I learned things. And I remembered stuff. Oh, and I laughed. When talking about B2B technology, I laughed.

Apple Pay

How Apple Pay is set to change commerce

Apple finally has a chance to succeed in making a phone a wallet. The user experience is very slick, and this will draw an influential and affluent new segment of consumers into NFC payments.