Africa’s ride-hail markets are hot spots for startups and VC – TechCrunch

Africa’s ride-hail markets are hot spots for startups and VC – TechCrunch

When it comes to VC, vehicles, and startups, Africa’s ride-hail markets are becoming a multi-wheeled and global affair. The big players such as Uber and Bolt are competing in Kampala and Nairobi—where in addition to car-service—they offer rickshaw taxis. On-demand motorcycle startups are multiplying and piloting EVs with funds from international partners. And many ride-hail companies in Africa […]

Now That You Have IoT, How Do You Manage It?

Now That You Have IoT, How Do You Manage It?

A key to success with an IoT strategy is to keep the IT group involved in the process even at the pilot stage. Organizations face challenges in how to manage new infrastructure and data that come with IoT. Ensuring data integrity, security, connectivity and data uploads and updates are concerns, as are issues with vendor management […]

CrunchMatch simplifies networking at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019 – TechCrunch

CrunchMatch simplifies networking at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019 – TechCrunch

Get ready to experience world-class networking TechCrunch-style at TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019. On September 5, more than 1,000 of the top enterprise software minds and makers, movers and shakers will descend on San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It’s a day-long conference featuring distinguished speakers, panel discussions, demos and workshops. It’s also a […]

Unity, now valued at $6B, raising up to $525M – TechCrunch

Unity, now valued at $6B, raising up to $525M – TechCrunch

Unity’s private valuation is climbing but it’s growing unclear whether the company’s leadership is planning to take the 15-year-old gaming powerhouse public anytime soon. The company announced today that is has received signed agreements from D1 Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Light Street Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Silver Lake Partners to fund a […]

What CES Announcements Mean for Enterprise IT

What CES Announcements Mean for Enterprise IT

CES exhibitors continue their tradition of zany tech announcements, almost all of which are cool. However, some of the innovations signal trends IT should consider. CES 2019 continued its tradition of being the destination for consumer electronics news. At one time, the show had little, if any, relevance to IT, but with BYOD and beyond, […]

BlackBerry’s comeback continues — sales and profits top forecasts

BlackBerry’s comeback continues — sales and profits top forecasts

BlackBerry’s transformation from struggling smartphone company into a burgeoning leader in cybersecurity software and connected cars is on track. The company now generates more than 90% of its total revenue from software and services. And 81% of those sales are recurring. In other words, BlackBerry is no longer subject to the fickle tastes of consumers […]

Is space truly within reach for startups and VC? – TechCrunch

Is space truly within reach for startups and VC? – TechCrunch

Elon Musk’s SpaceX managed to pull off something very few people thought it could — by disrupting one of the most fixed markets in the world with some of the most entrenched and protected players ever to benefit from government contract arrangements: rocket launches. The success of SpaceX, and promising progress from other new launch […]

How Retail is Advancing AI, IoT

How Retail is Advancing AI, IoT

Combining computer vision, IoT, and AI creates a system that delivers more value than those three technologies in isolation, as the retail industry is highlighting. While enterprise organizations have traditionally tended to stay away from emerging tech, preferring to wait until the major bugs have been worked out before making the leap, the arrival of […]

Investor Jocelyn Goldfein to join us on AI panel at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise – TechCrunch

Investor Jocelyn Goldfein to join us on AI panel at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise – TechCrunch

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming a foundational technology for enterprise software development and startups have begun addressing a variety of issues around using AI to make software and processes much more efficient. To that end, we are delighted to announce that Jocelyn Goldfein, a Managing Director at Zetta Venture Partners will be joining on us […]

10 Tech Startups to Watch for 2019

10 Tech Startups to Watch for 2019

These hot startups are finding innovative ways to use technologies such as AI and IoT to help businesses work better, and in addressing the problems of the world. 1 of 11 It’s something of a tradition for technology publications to put out lists of startups to watch in January, and InformationWeek is no stranger to […]

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