Traction Tech Council launches to help IT execs spend money on the right startups

 Sourcing the right technology for a company has always been challenging, but today it is an entirely different beast. There are tens of thousands of startups out there hawking their technology services, and the pace of innovation has increased dramatically. Hundreds of startups claim to use artificial intelligence or blockchain technology in their software, but do they actually solve the… Read More

InfluxData scores $35 million Series C to expand time series database business

 In a world where sensors are capturing ever-increasing amounts of data, being able to collect that high volume and measure it over time becomes increasingly important. InfluxData, the startup built on top of the open source time series database platform, announced it has received a $35 million Series C investment today led by Sapphire Ventures, the investment arm of enterprise software… Read More

10 Tuesday AM Reads

My Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • Eichengreen: The Lessons of Black Monday (Project Syndicate) • How to tell a bear market from a bull market blip (USA Today) see also What Investors Really Fear (The Atlantic) • Amazon Becomes PR Genius, for Good or Ill (Bloomberg Businessweek) • 9 questions about the Senate immigration debate you were too embarrassed to ask (Vox) • Facebook has a…

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