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Business Insider › Finance › 14 hours ago
The Employee Stock Option, or ESO, Fund, which is based in Silicon Valley, offers a way for startup workers to exercise their stock options in exchange for a cut of the shares when the startup goes public or is acquired, plus fees and interest...
Business Insider › Finance › 16 hours ago
Scott Dorsey is hoping to help build Indianapolis into a tech hub. Dorsey was the cofounder of Indianapolis-based ExactTarget, which Salesforce bought in 2013 for $2.5 billion. He now runs a venture firm and startup studio in the city called High Alpha...
Business Insider › Finance › 1 day ago
While best known as the headquarters of Amazon and Microsoft, experts believe the Seattle area is on the precipice of a major startup boom because of a confluence of factors including a critical mass of talent, and the increasing availability of...
Business Insider › Technology › 2 days ago
Oracle is not in the process of hiring a second CEO to work alongside Safra Catz, chairman Larry Ellison said on Thursday. Questions have lingered over the post since Mark Hurd stepped away as co-CEO earlier this year for a medical leave. Hurd passed...
Business Insider › Politics › 2 days ago
On Thursday, police reportedly raided the Moscow office of the web server company NGINX, and the authorities are said to have detained two of of the company's cofounders. NGINX was acquired by F5 Networks earlier this year for $670 million. This raid...
Business Insider › Technology › 2 days ago
Cisco, the networking gear maker, announced Wednesday that it will now also sell chip processors to customers like Facebook or Microsoft. CEO Chuck Robbins tells Business Insider that Cisco has embraced a more flexible strategy based on the different...
Business Insider › 3 days ago
Google senior staff software engineer James Stout programs with his voice because of a health condition he has called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which makes it painful for him to type and makes him more prone to muscular injuries. Stout started voice...
Business Insider › Finance › 3 days ago
Hello, Welcome back to Trending, the newsletter where we highlight BI Prime's biggest tech stories of the week. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast bureau chief and global tech editor. If this is your first time reading Trending, here's...
Business Insider › Technology › 3 days ago
The United States and Microsoft are not happy about how Amazon selectively shared information about the bidding process for the multi-billion dollar Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract with the Pentagon. At one point, Amazon...
Business Insider › Technology › 3 days ago
Salesforce's goodwill balance, or the premium it paid beyond the book value of its acquisitions, jumped to $25 billion last quarter. That's nearly twice the size of the previous quarter's balance, bringing it to over half of the company's total assets...
Business Insider › Technology › 3 days ago
Amazon Web Services released Amazon Kendra, a machine learning-based service that allows companies to build a search engine for internal documents. Kendra is designed to "get rid of information silos" and add content from a mix of sources such as...
Business Insider › Technology › 3 days ago
Gary Reback, the veteran Silicon Valley lawyer who fought big antitrust battles against Microsoft, Google and Oracle says the FTC has reached out to Amazon's cloud rivals in what could be the start of an antitrust probe of the tech giant's cloud...
Business Insider › Technology › 3 days ago
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed the company's strategy for edge computing during its recent shareholders meeting. Edge computing is a buzzword, but it basically means processing data where its collected, instead of offsite in the cloud. Think of a...
Business Insider › Technology › 3 days ago
Analysts predict that there will be a battle between VMware and Red Hat as they race to help customers use Kubernetes, a popular open source cloud project started at Google. VMware has been expanding its portfolio of Kubernetes products by making...
Business Insider › Finance › 3 days ago
Iterable announced Tuesday that it's raised $60 million in series D funding; the round is the second it's closed this year, and the company expects the financing to take it to profitability. The company is challenging the likes of Salesforce and Oracle...
Business Insider › Technology › 4 days ago
On Monday, Oracle announced that Vishal Sikka joined its board. Buried in the SEC forms announcing the appointment was a tidbit about a three-month consulting contract, where Oracle paid Sikka $2,000 an hour for up to 50 hours worth of consulting work...
Business Insider › Technology › 4 days ago
On the night of her wedding anniversary, Agnes Valenti pushed roasted cauliflower around her plate at the restaurant while her husband talked on the phone. Their daughter, Erin Valenti, was calling from 2,900 miles away, in Palo Alto, California, where...
Business Insider › Technology › 4 days ago
Starting next year, Oracle will move its annual OpenWorld conference from San Francisco to Las Vegas, CNBC's Ari Levy first reported. Oracle has reportedly signed a three-year agreement to host its event at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas. An email viewed...
Business Insider › Technology › 4 days ago
Analysts say that Amazon Web Services' conference AWS re:Invent shows that the cloud giant is more reactive than ever to competition from Microsoft and Google Cloud. Although AWS is still well ahead of its competition, analysts say that Microsoft is...
Business Insider › Technology › 4 days ago
Microsoft is hiring for a new team to a company executive once explained is part of a vision to "win back" the "magic" it lost with customers. The company is advertising open roles posted as recently as Thursday for the team, called Modern Life and...
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