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DroneDeploy raises $20 million to empower enterprise with aerial drone data

DroneDeploy raises $20 million to empower enterprise with aerial drone data

San Francisco-based drone startup DroneDeploy has just raised an impressive $20 million in Series B funding, bringing the company's total funding to-date up to $31 million. The latest funding round was led by Scale Venture Partners, along with other contributions from existing investors and High Alpha Capital. DroneDeploy says that it will use the new funding to not only to increase its market penetration, but also to further develop its enterprise-focused features. DroneDeploy does not actually manufacture drones. Instead, it offers mobile drone software as a subscription service that upgrades a wide range of common DJI drone types, allowing them to be used for aerial mapping,... more »
The millennial impact on healthcare tech: Convenience rules

The millennial impact on healthcare tech: Convenience rules

Millennials’ unique exposure to technology provides them new and different views on health than previous generations. Millennials may have the greatest interest in digital health initiatives, which align with the current advances in telehealth, the use of telecommunications technologies supporting long-distance health care. With telehealth, physicians can diagnose and prescribe necessary medicines without physically having to see a patient. Harris Poll (Harris Interactive, Inc.) found 74 percent of millennials are interested in utilizing telehealth, and 63 percent believe that they would be provided a better diagnosis using this technology. Healthcare organizations are engaging more millennials by improving means of virtual communication.... more »
Catapulting more women into leadership roles, a micro-step at a time | #WomenInTech

Catapulting more women into leadership roles, a micro-step at a time | #WomenInTech

Regardless of the industry, women are still lagging behind men when it comes to leadership positions. One woman who is championing inclusion for females in leadership roles in the creative field is Kat Gordon, founder of The 3% Conference and advertising creative director. She developed The 3% Movement Manifesto: Diversity = Creativity = Profitability. Gordon joined Jeff Frick, cohost of the theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, to talk about the inequity in women leadership roles and her movement to change the dynamic for all women in all industries one “micro-step” at a time. Gordon is this week's theCUBE Women In Tech featured guest. What... more »
Yahoo in review: A labor of love's rise and decline | #CUBEconversations

Yahoo in review: A labor of love's rise and decline | #CUBEconversations

In a move some see as inevitable, Yahoo, Inc. has thrown in the towel on its efforts to survive independently. For $4.8 billion, Verizon acquired the seminal technology company last month. In an industry that ruthlessly throws overboard the familiar in favor of the fresh, stories like Yahoo's are all too common. We spoke with a man who worked for Yahoo in its early stages about what made the company great and what eventually led to its faltering. Jim McCarthy, founder of Jim McCarthy Leadership, recently wrote a blog post called, "The Hippie Values Which Made Yahoo the Coolest Company in the... more »
VMworld preview: Hybrid storage goes head-to-head with all-flash | #CUBEconversations

VMworld preview: Hybrid storage goes head-to-head with all-flash | #CUBEconversations

It's safe to say you can expect a lot of companies to make big announcements at this year's VMworld conference in Las Vegas, starting on August 28. While the Dell-EMC merger is the overarching theme on everyone's minds, there are many other questions that will be explored at the show. One of them is the ascent of all-flash storage and whether hybrid is still in the game. Randy Arsenau, CMO at Infinidat, Inc., said that while all-flash is undoubtedly a buzz term these days, companies should be less concerned about form and more about function of their storage solution. He told Dave... more »
Auth0 raises $15M to make building authentication functionality into apps a breeze

Auth0 raises $15M to make building authentication functionality into apps a breeze

Most of the authentication providers out there cater to IT personnel seeking to better regulate how line-of-business users access third party services, but Auth0 Inc. is different. The Washington-based outfit is working to help companies improve the security of their own software, an effort that received a$15 million boost today from Trinity Ventures and three other backers. The capital will be spent on widening the adoption of Auth0’s namesake sign-in service, which promises to ease the implementation of login management functionality in websites and applications. Its features are exposed through a set of straightforward APIs that developers can plug into their applications in... more »
Think tech has an inclusion problem? Be glad you're not in advertising | #theCUBE

Think tech has an inclusion problem? Be glad you're not in advertising | #theCUBE

The dearth of women in technology is increasingly discussed in the media and at Silicon Valley conferences. Organizations have sprung up with the aim of getting young girls interested in tech careers, but the field remains overwhelmingly male. You may be surprised to know that advertising is another field that skews heavily male, and some say it has more to apologize for than tech. Kat Gordon, founder of the 3% Conference and advertising creative director, said there are important differences between the two industries' inclusions issues. "Tech has a pipeline problem," she told Jeff Frick (@JeffFrick), cohost of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team. "Tech... more »
Study: Most U.S. IT pros now make over $100K annually

Study: Most U.S. IT pros now make over $100K annually

Working in IT has never been more lucrative. According to the newest DevOps Salary Report from infrastructure automation giant Puppet Inc., some 58 percent of enterprise technology practitioners in the U.S. now earn over $100,000 annually. This figure represents a massive 11 percent increase over 2015 when less than half of the community counted itself in the six-figure club. Application developers and systems engineers benefited the most from the increase, with more than 60 percent of those who participated in Puppet’s survey having told its pollsters that their compensation exceeds $100,000 per year. Professionals specializing in DevOps fall in the same... more »
UC Berkeley entrepreneurs are in The House, a new startup institute

UC Berkeley entrepreneurs are in The House, a new startup institute

Stanford University is well-known for spawning startups, from Hewlett-Packard to Google to Instagram. The University of California at Berkeley, across San Francisco Bay from Stanford? Not so much. Truth be told, UC Berkeley has produced more than its share of successful startups, including the likes of Nextdoor, TubeMogul, Cloudera, and Databricks, not to mention 486 startups last year alone, according to the venture and private equity database Pitchbook. The lack of recognition of UC Berkeley’s startup generation, though, does reflect a less overt emphasis at the university on entrepreneurship as a career path -- a situation Cameron Baradar aims to fix. Today, the... more »
GE's Predix: designed for analytics when milliseconds matter

GE's Predix: designed for analytics when milliseconds matter

There are a lot of cloud analytics platforms out there, but you’ve never seem one quite like GE Predix. Optimized for the unique characteristics of industrial environments, with their multitudes of machines and processing needs, Predix is designed to support complex systems in which application logic goes where it’s needed. That may be in individual sensors, networks of sensors, controller nodes, gateways, on-premise servers, the cloud and any combination of the above. No two industrial companies have identical needs, and that’s why Predix was designed to provide the ultimate in flexibility for Internet of things (IoT) environments. “It’s a complete edge-to-cloud platform,”... more »
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