HootSuite announced this morning that it is partnering with IBM to integrate with big blue’s Connections product suite, which IBM calls “a leading social software platform” which makes “everything social.”
“It’s great to see the next generation of entrepreneurs focus on the enterprise,” said Charles Beeler, cofounder of Icon Ventures. “Frankly, it’s a huge market opportunity.”
In 2011, Chrysler tweeted that “no one in Detroit knows how to f*cking drive.” The same year, New York congressman Anthony Weiner accidentally tweeted a picture of his crotch to all of his followers. And last year, KitchenAid insulted Barack Obama and, incredibly, mocked the death of the president’s grandmother.
“Larry Ellison has done a lot of hand-waving about the cloud,” CEO Dave Kellogg told me this morning. “But I haven’t seen any traction for Oracle moving any existing products into the cloud. They’re trying, but their customers are getting there faster than Oracle is.”
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Application monitoring business New Relic has scored $80 million in new funds, which will help it secure a place alongside other sexy enterprise startups like Box and Palantir.
No. 3 PC maker Dell’s stock has skyrocketed 13 percent on a report that the company is “in talks” to go private.
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Platfora, the startup that made a splash at the recent Strata conference with its flagship product to “unleash the potential of Hadoop,” has raised its second round of funding.
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Tibbr, the enterprise social network from Tibco, has added new features including a social graph, API for developers, and new integrations with Box, Badgeville, Teamly, and more.
TribeHR, a human resources platform that focuses on the social aspects of personnel management, has announced a new integration with Facebook and LinkedIn.
Enterprise data software company Splunk has filed for a $125 million initial public offering, according to its SEC S-1 form.
HP will buy UK-based enterprise software company Autonomy for $10.3 billion, the company announced during today’s quarterly earnings call.
Virtualization software provider VMware posted strong fourth quarter and yearly results, but a trimmed outlook from the company indicates that enterprise spending could be weaker in 2011 now that pent-up demand for software and hardware that grew during the economic recession is mostly sated.
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William Adams, better known as Will.I.Am of the music group Black Eyed Peas, said he isn’t sure what the cloud is. But he knows what he wants it to do for his fans.
Proferi, a cloud startup that’s still in stealth mode, just raised $6.4 million from some of Silicon Valley’s big names: Greylock Partners (whose investments include Digg, Twitter, and LinkedIn), Andreessen Horowitz (which just led Foursquare’s latest round), and Dave Duffield, co-founder of PeopleSoft and Workday.
StatusNet, a microblogging service with similarities to Twitter but designed for businesses, today announced it secured a second round of funding for $1.4 million. The funding will be used to support and grow its sales team and continue targeting the world’s 1,000 largest businesses, it said in an announcement.