“I’m a dad, I’ve got 2 kids,” project co-founder Jacob Colvin told me this morning. “I had a really close friend who lost their child while we were actually visiting them. We want to be able to provide parents with peace of mind.”
India is rolling out a surveillance program that will give government agencies the ability to tap directly into emails and phone calls without oversight by courts or parliament. The government said this widespread monitoring is in an effort to safeguard national security.
Want to plug database and caching stats into your New Relic dash? No problem, thanks to a new API and two SDKs (Ruby and Java) as well as a UI builder to keep your dashboard clean and your process fast.
Andresseen Horowitz leads the first round of venture funding for PagerDuty, which provides IT alerting and incident tracking software.
Formed in 2005, the company provides a suite of IT monitoring and reporting tools to its customers — primarily large enterprises. Today, it has pulled in an impressive $150 million in funding from Bain Capital Ventures.
Personal security service MyForce promises it app will protect you from danger.
In the movies, corporate barons and evil geniuses have command and control centers with giant screens displaying the disposition of their empires. A new product from HootSuite may not make you James Bond or Dr. Evil … but it will give you the ability to see and showcase your social media status in a very big way.
Sports fans typically know much more about the performance of their favorite team and how well its key players are performance than execs know about the internal processes of their IT infrastructure … and how they impact profitability.
That’s what the new DevOps Dashboard from AppFirst is built to solve.
Behind every cloud, there’s.. a cloud. Cloud services may not actually be saving you money.
Web application monitoring service New Relic is adding a new site speed index to its product line-up, offering website and web application managers new insights into how they rank compared to similar sites … even competitors.
Seesmic, a client for reading status updates across Twitter, Facebook and other services, today announced it has secured a third round of funding of $4 million from popular customer relationship management service Salesforce.com, and a Softbank Group company managed by Softbank Holdings Inc.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Greg Collier is the founder and CEO of Geebo.com. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Sprout Social, a social media management and monitoring tool for businesses, today announced its official unveiling and public availability to all businesses. The company announced in May that it won backing from Groupon founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, through their recently launched investment fund Lightbank.
Marketwire, a press release distribution company, today announced that it has acquired social analytics company Sysomos for an undisclosed amount.
Attensity, a data analysis company, has agreed to acquire social media monitoring software company Biz360 according to Venturewire. The company has since made an official announcement. Terms of the deal have not been released.