Venture capitalist EQT launches €1.1 billion fund to boost tech startups
Sweden's EQT Ventures is on the lookout to scale European startups through its recent €1.1 billion fund.
Many companies are struggling to find adequate funding as investors have a reduced appetite for funding startups. However, some are in luck due to the long-term funding of venture capitalis... Read more
Zoomtopia 2022: Zoom brings mail and calendars to platform
Zoom announces Mail and Calendar. Users can integrate their mail and calendar services with the conferencing platform or use services from Zoom itself.
The new features were announced at the annual Zoomtopia event. In a presentation prior to the event, Zoom says it wants to make work easier for ... Read more
Microsoft Teams update speeds up chat and channel switching by 30 percent
Microsoft has dramatically decreased latency for Windows and Mac users of the Teams desktop client.
Jeff Chen, a Microsoft Principal Group Program Manager for Microsoft Teams, said on Thursday that navigating between chat and channel threads is now more than 30 percent faster.
Chen adde... Read more
Dstny acquires German cloud communications provider easybell
The move will give Dstny a truly robust, pan-European footprint.
This week, European cloud communications provider Dstny announced that it has acquired easybell, its German rival. The acquisition is "essential to Dstny's growth strategy and adds a new country as well as new capabilities to the g... Read more
Major Cisco Webex update brings features for hybrid work
Cisco is giving Webex a major update. The networking giant wants to offer the most suitable platform for hybrid working. Among other things, its collaboration with Microsoft is being expanded.
According to Cisco, hybrid working remains a major challenge for companies -- especially when it comes ... Read more
Google launches Project Starline, real-world testing commences
Google commenced real-world trials for a video booth project that promises to bring the future of video meetings to businesses.
Google announced a video booth idea in 2021 during one of its keynote sessions at Google I/O. While the concept had been on the back burner as Google focused on some o... Read more
DataStax and Intel collaborate on Apache Cassandra and Apache Pulsar
DataStax and Intel have established a collaborative partnership to enhance technology performance.
DataStax's collaboration with Intel revolves around the most recent Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the open-source Cassandra database and Apache Pulsar streaming technologies. The companies want t... Read more
Thoma Bravo spends $2.3 billion to acquire ForgeRock
ForgeRock, an identity management service provider, is being acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo.
ForgeRock recently caught the eye of Thoma Bravo. The identity management service provider announced that Thoma Bravo bid $2.3 billion for an all-cash buyout. The acquisition amount has skyr... Read more
Cisco partners with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft announced a partnership with Cisco. Cisco's conferencing equipment will soon be certified for Microsoft Teams. Cisco attempted to compete with Microsoft by delaying the collaboration for years, but Teams has become too big to ignore.
As part of the collaboration, Microsoft Teams will ... Read more
Google announces slew of Workspace updates to improve collaboration
Google is on a quest to make workplace collaboration more engaging, anticipating that better communication leads to more creativity and ideas. In light of this objective, Google announced several changes to its Workspace suite of productivity tools at the Google Next 2022 conference.
Unsurprisin... Read more