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  • Spend management startup Ramp valued at $8.1B after raising $750M

    Spend management startup Ramp valued at $8.1B after raising $750M

    Ramp Business Corp., a startup that helps companies issue corporate payment cards to workers and manage spending, is now valued at $8.1 billion after raising $750 million in new financing.  Ramp announced the financing today. The startup closed its previous funding round, a $300 million Series C investment, less than a year ago. Of the […]

  • CommerceIQ raises $115M to streamline brands’ e-commerce operations

    CommerceIQ raises $115M to streamline brands’ e-commerce operations

    E-commerce software startup CommerceIQ Inc. today announced that it has closed a $115 million funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 at a valuation exceeding $1 billion. All the startup’s existing institutional investors participated as well. The group included Insight Partners, Trinity Ventures, Shasta Ventures and Madrona Venture Group. For consumer brands, selling a […]

  • Q&A: Overcoming gender bias in the tech startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem

    Q&A: Overcoming gender bias in the tech startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem

    “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” These are the words of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second (and first Jewish) woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Women like Ginsburg forged their way across the traditional, unequal and non-inclusive professional environments.   Although many organizations […]

  • Outage takes multiple Apple services and internal systems offline

    Outage takes multiple Apple services and internal systems offline

    A technical issue in Apple Inc.’s information technology infrastructure took many of its services offline today and reportedly affected multiple internal systems as well. The outage was resolved after about four hours.  According to Protocol, data from outage detection service Downdetector indicates that the incident began around 11:20 a.m. ET. Within an hour, Apple users […]

  • Women in STEM: Breaking stereotypes and overcoming personal bias and fear

    Women in STEM: Breaking stereotypes and overcoming personal bias and fear

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme #BreakTheBias focused on gender equality and diversity, as well as elevating and advancing gender parity in technology while celebrating the women forging innovation. Breaking stereotypes is imperative to achieving this mission, according to Karla Wong (pictured), country sales leader for the commercial sector in Peru at Amazon Web Services Inc. “When you […]

  • Startups spotlight cloud-native solutions for ‘Data as Code’ event on April 5

    Startups spotlight cloud-native solutions for ‘Data as Code’ event on April 5

    The data as code movement is gaining traction in the enterprise. Consuming and sharing data for the benefit of all users across an organization has led to the growth of a number of startups focused on using data as code to streamline the use of monitoring and analytics tools for enterprise systems. TheCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s livestreaming […]

  • AWS works to improve diversity within its technical teams

    AWS works to improve diversity within its technical teams

    A societal change like workplace equality doesn’t happen all at once. But steps need to be taken to ensure that the momentous progress made is steadily improved. Amazon Web Services Inc. is taking the lead and doubling down on an inclusive recruitment philosophy. “We are studying to push harder, to bring more information to the ladies, to […]

  • Biden warns of need to improve cybersecurity as risk of Russian attacks rises

    Biden warns of need to improve cybersecurity as risk of Russian attacks rises

    U.S. President Joe Biden today once again warned of the need to improve cybersecurity amid a warning that Russia may be exploring options for potential cyberattacks in response to sanctions placed on the country. The president said in a statement that the administration has worked to strengthen national cybersecurity defense, including mandating extensive cybersecurity measures […]

  • HubSpot hack results in data breach at leading cryptocurrency companies

    HubSpot hack results in data breach at leading cryptocurrency companies

    Marketing software firm HubSpot Inc. has been hacked, resulting in a data breach at several leading cryptocurrency-related companies. According to HubSpot, the hack occurred on March 18 and involved a bad actor compromising an employee account. HubSpot did not disclose how the compromise took place, saying only that their investigation is still underway. Fewer than […]

  • Russian court bans Meta, calling Facebook and Instagram ‘extremist’

    Russian court bans Meta, calling Facebook and Instagram ‘extremist’

    A Russian court today ruled that Meta Platforms Inc.’s Facebook and Instagram apps are both “extremist” in nature and should be banned in Russia. Russia had already blocked the platforms earlier in the month. Prosecutors then said they were seeking to designate Meta as an “extremist organization” following a surprise move by Meta to allow […]