Startup News

Tech companies scramble to protect themselves after the Capitol riots

Companies ban incendiary posts and drop support for apps that promote violent content that violate their terms of service. We can expect to see more of this as purported “free speech” platforms arise after Parler’s demise.

Tech Companies shielding

‘Big Mail’ continues the endless fight to make email better

'The Not So Big Company' opened up its beta registration for their new email app called Big Mail. They are the latest company attempting to fix how we experience email.

Big Mail

SugarCRM acquires AI software company Node Inc.

SugarCRM is investing in the connective intelligence power of Node Inc. to bring CRM-focused AI to its CX platform, which includes sales CRM, marketing automation, and customer service modules.

SugarCRM and Node

Drift introduces Prospector and rebrands to ‘Revenue Acceleration Platform’

The Prospector tool combines the Drift Conversational Marketing and Sales tools with buyer activity data from third party software. The company has also changed their branding in order to better fit today’s combined sales and marketing teams.

Drift

Stack Overflow Raises Series E Funding for Teams Product

Stack Overflow raised $85 million in Series E funding for its Teams knowledge management product following a strong first two years of growth. Investor and consumer interest shows how digital work has changed knowledge management needs for many companies.

Stack Overflow

Alphabet is quietly fighting attacks on free speech through its Jigsaw incubator

Jigsaw has six projects it's currently working on to help activists and journalists protect their freedom of speech. They include technology to prevent hacking and to detect disinformation campaigns.

Jigsaw

GitHub to make software deployment more secure with purchase of Semmle

Microsoft’s GitHub acquired Semmle, a code analysis platform for finding zero-days and automating variant analysis.

GitHub and Semmle

Fathom Analytics launches cookie-free tracking that supports unique visits and GDPR

Creators of privacy-focused Fathom Analytics, Jack Ellis and Paul Jarvis, announce cookie-free tracking that anonymizes pageviews and unique visits and maintains automatic GDPR compliance.

Fathomo

Razer shutters OUYA indie gaming platform and Forge TV

The once successful Kickstarter wasn’t able to convince enough gamers to play its console, and Razer’s own ambitions couldn’t save it either.

Game Controller