Category Archives: Android

SAP is buying identity management firm Gigya for $350M

SAP, the German enterprise software giant, today announced an acquisition to strengthen its hybris e-commerce division. It has acquired Gigya, a firm that helps online properties manage customer identities and profiles. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed officially, but our sources tell us

The cambrian moment in our innovation economy

Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor: According to Re-Imagine group chairman and serial tech entrepreneur Peter

The new electronic police state

Matthew Feeney Contributor Matthew Feeney is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute. According to the government, your privacy protections evaporate the moment you set foot in an airport. Although the Fourth Amendment protects us and our “effects” from “unreasonable searches and seizures,” Customs and

The abyss of analytics | TechCrunch

I want to talk about a mistake I see client after client making. (I work at a tech consultancy. We have a lot of clients. Not all of them make this mistake! …But many do.) That mistake is to obsess over analytics data, without any

How to announce a funding round

Tiffany Spencer Contributor Tiffany Spencer runs marketing and communications for Bessemer Venture Partners. Attracting investment is a milestone for any startup – it’s a vote of confidence from a respected outside expert in your space and a signal that your company is positioned for the

Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I dread the prospect of being weighed down by

Automakers accelerate their interest in startups

When it comes to startup investment, carmakers are all over the road. Over the past two years, we’ve seen a massive spike in venture funding by major auto manufacturers. Deal counts are up, more automakers are investing and more big rounds are getting done. However,