Facebooks Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video

Posted on: December 11, 2019, in Blog

The rapid rise of Slack — which has recently broken the 100,000 mark for paying businesses using its service — has ushered in a rush of competition from other companies across the worlds of social media and enterprise software, all aiming to become the go-to conversation layer for businesses. Today, Workplace, Facebook’s effort in that […]

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Latest Adobe tool helps marketers work directly with customer journey data

Posted on: December 9, 2019, in Blog

Adobe has a lot going on with Analytics and the Customer Experience Platform, a place to gather data to understand customers better. Today, it announced a new analytics tool that enables employees to work directly with customer journey data to help deliver a better customer experience. The customer journey involves a lot of different systems, […]

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New Relic launches platform for developers to build custom apps

Posted on: December 5, 2019, in Blog

When Salesforce launched in 2007 as a place for developers to build applications on top of Salesforce, it was a pivotal moment for the concept of SaaS platforms. Since then, it’s been said that every enterprise SaaS company wants to be a platform play. Today, New Relic achieved that goal when it announced the […]

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With its Kubernetes bet paying off, Cloud Foundry doubles down on developer experience

Posted on: November 16, 2019, in Blog

More than 50% of the Fortune 500 companies are now using the open-source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service project — either directly or through vendors like Pivotal — to build, test and deploy their applications. Like so many other projects, including the likes of OpenStack, Cloud Foundry went through a bit of a transition in recent years […]

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Instagram launches a creators account to encourage more creation

Posted on: November 15, 2019, in Blog

Instagram deployed a new tool today that should help it continue to build a more viable alternative to YouTube for individual creators looking to try a different platform. It’s a dedicated account called @creators, which will deliver tips and tricks for people hoping to become more active on the platform. Based on the pinned FAQ […]

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Microsoft OneDrive Personal Vault rolls out worldwide, launches expandable storage

Posted on: November 14, 2019, in Blog

Earlier this summer, Microsoft introduced an extra layer of security to its Dropbox competitor, OneDrive. The security features, called OneDrive Personal Vault, allow users to protect their files with two-step verification, like a fingerprint or facial recognition, PIN code or a one-time code sent through email, SMS or Microsoft Authenticator. At the time of launch, […]

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Facebooks plan for our post-web future

Posted on: November 13, 2019, in Blog

Let us connect some dots. Five years ago, Facebook acquired VR pioneers Oculus for $2 billion. This week, it snapped up neural-interface pioneers CTRL-Labs for somewhere north of $500 million, and announced that its own massively multiplayer VR shared universe Horizon will launch early next year. Oculus became (somewhat creepily named) Facebook Reality Labs, headed […]

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Salesforce is building an app to gauge a companys sustainability progress

Posted on: November 12, 2019, in Blog

Salesforce has always tried to be a socially responsible company, encouraging employees to work in the community, giving 1% of its profits to different causes and building and productizing the 1-1-1 philanthropic model. The company now wants to help other organizations be more sustainable to reduce their carbon footprint, and today it announced it is […]

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HashiCorp announces fully managed service mesh on Azure

Posted on: November 11, 2019, in Blog

Service mesh is just beginning to take hold in the cloud-native world, and as it does, vendors are looking for ways to help customers understand it. One way to simplify the complexity of dealing with the growing number of service mesh products out there is to package it as a service. Today, HashiCorp announced a […]

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How to profit from valuable peer referrals hiding in Slack

Posted on: November 10, 2019, in Blog

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