AppDirect makes it easier for enterprises to buy cloud services from the likes of Box, Google, Symantec and others (and serves as a kind of referral service for these businesses). The company today announced that it has raised a $140 million funding round led by J.P. Morgan. All of the company’s existing institutional investors, including Foundry Group, iNovia Capital, Mithril Capital Management and Stingray Digital, also participated in this round.
AppDirect has now raised a total of $245.75 million, including a $50 million Series D round the company raised earlier this year.
As AppDirect president and co-CEO Daniel Saks told me, the company met with J.P. Morgan shortly after it closed its last funding found and the firm actually contributed additional capital to its Series D that it hadn’t previously disclosed. With this round, J.P. Morgan decided to “double down,” as Saks put it. “They saw how much faster we were moving,” he said.
"Hold my hand for ten seconds and I'll take a picture of you."
That's what you get to say to people when you're wearing Touchy. The idea's simple: You put on this camera-shaped helmet, and the shutters will keep you blind until you get help from someone by just touching him or her. As a bonus, if you manage to hold onto your new -- and maybe slightly terrified -- friend for ten seconds, the helmet will then automatically take a photo and display it on the back. This is the work of Hong Kong artist Eric Siu, who created Touchy in 2012 as a way to heal social anxiety, though we can't say we were entirely convinced when Siu approached us at CEATEC. That said, we now have a new idea for our Halloween costume.
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Impeccable timing has led to a drone flyer capturing stunning footage of two whales swimming next to a paddle boarder off the coast of Esperance in Western Australia.
Jaimen Hudson, a local from Esperance, told Mashable Australia about the marvellous footage he managed to capture of two southern right whales getting up close and personal with the paddle boarder, his neighbour Dave Price.
WHEN YOU HEAR THE TERM ‘high-performance computing', or HPC as it is better known, the images conjured in the mind are most likely of vast dark rooms illuminated only by thousands of blinking lights emitted from stacks of servers, married with the buzz of 100 fans working tirelessly to cool the towers of number-crunching machines.
These systems, which boast exceptional calculation and processing power, may appear space-age in their form, but they are far more significant than just looking like something from a sci-fi film. HPC has one chief motive: the pursuit of advanced scientific research missions. And even the fastest and most powerful machines out there still don't seem to be enough, especially for some governments.
VW is still in full damage-control mode over its cheating diesel cars, and slowly but surely, the pieces are falling into place: if everything goes to plan, the first cars in Europe will be recalled in January 2016, to be finished by the end of 2016. That’s a long time to use a rental.
Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.
Martin County Sheriff's Office screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET
Hands-free communication can be useful, especially if you're in control of a vehicle in motion.
Microsoft's new Windows 10 flagship phones, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, are coming next month — and they'll be the only way to experience the mobile version of Windows 10 for a while. In comments on the official Lumia Facebook page, Microsoft says that Windows 10 will begin rolling out to phones in December. How long that process takes is likely to depend on carriers as much as Microsoft.
The company says "it is our ambition" that the "majority of Lumia smartphones" get the update; 8GB of internal memory will be required, so owners of devices like the Lumia 530 are going to be out of luck. Only phones running Lumia Denim will be able to upgrade, according to a Microsoft support page, and "not every phone will support all possible Windows 10 features."