Forecast raises $5.5M for its AI-powered project management software

Posted on: March 21, 2020, in Blog

Forecast, a Denmark-based startup that has developed “AI-powered” project management software, has raised $5.5 million in new funding. The round is led by Crane Venture Partners, with participation from existing backers SEED Capital and Heartcore. Forecast has raised $10 million in total funding to date. Founded in late 2016, Forecast describes itself as an AI-powered […]

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Google launches TensorFlow Enterprise with long-term support and managed services

Posted on: February 28, 2020, in Blog

Google open-sourced its TensorFlow machine learning framework back in 2015 and it quickly became one of the most popular platforms of its kind. Enterprises that wanted to use it, however, had to either work with third parties or do it themselves. To help these companies — and capture some of this lucrative market itself — […]

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Webiny announces $347K seed to build open-source serverless CMS

Posted on: February 24, 2020, in Blog

Webiny, a London startup developing a serverless content management system, announced a $347,000 (£247,000) seed round today led by EU investment firm Episode 1. Webiny founder Sven Al Hamad says that Webiny is the first full-feature content management built for a serverless environment. “That means that we built Webiny from the ground up, and architected […]

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Daily Crunch: Facebook launches its News section

Posted on: February 21, 2020, in Blog

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook starts testing News, its new section for journalism Facebook’s news section, which was previously reported to be imminent, is here: […]

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Microsofts Windows Virtual Desktop service is now generally available

Posted on: February 17, 2020, in Blog

Microsoft today announced that Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), its Azure-based system for virtualizing the Windows and Office user experience it announced last September, is now generally available. Using WVD, enterprises can give their employees access to virtualized applications and remote desktops, including the ability to provide multi-session Windows 10 experiences, something that sets Microsoft’s own […]

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Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein is rewriting the e-commerce playbook

Posted on: February 13, 2020, in Blog

More than two years after Julie Bornstein — Stitch Fix’s former chief operating officer — mysteriously left the subscription-based personal styling service only months before its initial public offering, she’s taking the wraps off her first independent venture. Shortly after departing Stitch Fix, Bornstein began building The Yes, an AI-powered shopping platform expected to launch […]

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True Balance raises $23M to bring its payments app to more small cities and towns in India

Posted on: February 10, 2020, in Blog

South Korean startup True Balance, which operates an eponymous financial services app aimed at tens of millions of users in small cities and towns in India, has closed a new financing round as it looks to court more first-time users in the world’s second largest internet market. True Balance said on Tuesday that it has […]

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Salesforce adds integrated order management system to its arsenal

Posted on: February 7, 2020, in Blog

Salesforce certainly has a lot of tools crossing the sales, service and marketing categories, but until today when it announced Lightning Order Management, it lacked an integration layer that allowed companies to work across these systems to manage orders in a seamless way. “This is a new product built from the ground up on the […]

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Combining StitchFix and Instagram, FlipFit ushers in the next phase of social retail

Posted on: February 3, 2020, in Blog

Nooruldeen Agha has been thinking about what’s next for fashion retail for years. The serial entrepreneur behind the Dubai-based online fashion retailer Elabelz and marketing studio Elephant Nation had always wanted to redesign the shopping experience for how customers actually shopped in stores and online. We met at a party. At midnight,” Ellman says. “At […]

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Apples control over the App Store is no longer sustainable

Posted on: January 30, 2020, in Blog

Last week, Apple caved to the Chinese government and pulled an app called that was being used by Hong Kong protestors to crowdsource the location of police forces. While Apple CEO Tim Cook defended Apple’s stance, the move is a reminder that Apple is the only judge and jury regarding what’s acceptable in the […]

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