Maria Deutscher

Maria Deutscher

Maria Deutscher is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE covering all things enterprise and fresh. Her work takes her from the bowels of the corporate network up to the great free ranges of the open-source ecosystem and back on a daily basis, with the occasional pit stop in the world of end-users. She is especially passionate about cloud computing and data analytics, although she also has a soft spot for stories that diverge from the beaten track to provide a more unique perspective on the complexities of the industry.

Latest from Maria Deutscher

IBM launches new Watson services for customer and video data

IBM Corp. is expanding its lineup of Watson-based services once again. The technology giant has introduced two new tools that employ the artificial intelligence to help companies make more out of their data. Watson Marketing Insights, the first service, was unveiled on Sunday and focuses on uncovering patterns in customer information. It can analyze how users […]

Snap shells out $7.7 million for a single patent to stave off future lawsuits

Taking a page from the book of its fellow technology giants, Snap Inc. is stocking up on intellectual property to prepare against potential litigation. Anonymous sources told TechCrunch on Thursday that the messaging giant has paid a hefty $7.7 million to acquire a much sought-after patent from an Israeli firm called Mobli Ltd. It covers […]

Q&A giant Quora raises $85M in late-stage funding round

Quora Inc. is entering a new phase of its growth effort as it starts to look toward an initial public offering. Adam D’Angelo, chief executive of the question-and-answer giant, revealed in an interview with VentureBeat today that his team has closed an $85 million investment led by Y Combinator Continuity and Collaborative Fund. The two […]

Shopify extends its reach with new card reader, software hooks

After growing the user base of its online payment processing service to 400,000 merchants in 2016, Shopify Inc. is looking to move into physical stores. The e-commerce giant today introduced a homegrown card reader that will enable retailers to process in-person transactions at their brick-and-mortar locations. It comes in the form of a flat, white […]

Eyeing wireless devices, Riverbed buys Wi-Fi equipment maker Xirrus

The growing number of connected devices in the enterprise is driving strong demand for Wi-Fi equipment that networking firm Riverbed Technology Inc. is determined to seize. To bolster its efforts, the provider on Wednesday acquired wireless access point maker Xirrus Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The deal buys Riverbed a line of WiFi equipment that targets […]

Conga launches new service aimed at speeding up contract negotiations

For salespeople, one of the most time-consuming tasks involved in negotiating large deals is hammering out the contractual terms. AppExtremes Inc., which does business as Conga, today launched a service that aims to streamline the process by removing the need to consult the legal department at every turn. Conga Contracts enables companies to put together […]

Docker launches program to help firms take legacy workloads to containers

Despite their hefty technology budgets, large enterprise often struggle to adopt new solutions due to the time and effort involved in upgrading an organization worth of infrastructure. Docker Inc. is tackling the challenge today with a new program aimed at lowering the entry barrier to its container platform. Announced at an event in Austin, the Modernize Traditional […]

Sapho raises $14M to turn old enterprise software into modern apps

While most other application development startups focus on streamlining greenfield software projects, Sapho Inc. is working to help companies make better use of their existing investments. The three-year-old firm entered the industry spotlight today after securing a $14 million investment led by a low-key San Francisco fund called Caffeinated Capital. Sapho will spend the money […]

Alphabet’s Verily launches 10,000-person study to understand human health

As IBM Corp. has demonstrated with its Watson artificial intelligence, a sufficiently large trove of medical data can help diagnose even the most elusive conditions. The problem is that the necessary information is often difficult to come by, which is why Alphabet Inc. has set out to collect its own. Verily Life Sciences LLC, the […]

CyberGRX raises $20M to help firms spot security risks in their ecosystems

Large companies’ security operations focus on more than just their own internal infrastructure. They also individually vet each supplier to ensure they don’t introduce any unnecessary risks into the picture, a historically time-consuming task that CyberGRX Inc. is looking to automate. The startup has raised $20 million in funding today from a group of investors […]