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Jul
20

Crownpeak Rebrands, Adds Denver Office

Crownpeak Rebrands, Adds Denver Office

Crownpeak and ActiveStandards move forward with rebranding of new merged entity

Crownpeak Digital Experience (DXM) and Digital Quality Management (DQM), announced today the introduction of a new branding and the concurrent refresh of portions of the company website. The developments signify the final phase of integration with ActiveStandards since merging in April. The combined company will move forward under the Crownpeak name.

New Denver Office

The company also noted that in addition to offices in Los Angeles and London, it has expanded to Denver. Supported by a 26,000 sq. ft. complex, Crownpeak’s new presence in the Mountain West highlights the strong levels of talent in the region and rise of the marketing technology industry. To continue to build on high rates of both internal and external growth, Crownpeak named Allan Stewart as Global VP of Sales, Frank Ronchetti as CFO and J.J. Gorsuch as VP of Products to the developing Crownpeak team.

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Jul
15

Drag and Drop Automated FarmBot Just Blew Past Its $100k Goal

Drag and Drop Automated FarmBot Just Blew Past Its $100k Goal

A friend of mine just shared a link to a very cool new Kickstarter project called FarmBot. It just so happens, they blew by their $100,000 goal today (they're at $103k and counting), with over two weeks to go on the crowdfunding platform. Powered by open source software, FarmBot is a CNC machine built for home farming. The basic unit is priced at $2,900 for pre-orders. The kit's footprint is approximately 4' x 10', big enough to sustain one person's diet of fresh vegetables year-round. It's also scalable and extensible, making FarmBot capable of delivering a commercially viable automated farming operation.

Founded and currently operated by a team of three (Rory, Rick and Tim) out of a home on Upham Street in San Luis Obispo, California, FarmBot is a Benefit Corporation, dedicated to open source hardware, software and business practices.  FarmBot has a great deal of community support from Kickstarter fans, but the support started much earlier, with a grant from the Shuttleworth Foundation. According to FarmBot, the grant helped to fund Founder Rory Aronson's work for a year, starting in March of 2014. Additionally, FarmBot credits support from OpenBuilds, Willowfields Enterprises, and 3Design Products.

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Jun
22

CrownPeak Preps For Merger

CrownPeak Preps For Merger

New executive team, new product enhancements

In preparation for its upcoming merger with ActiveStandards, CrownPeak announced today that they have unveiled "Realtime Indexing," a product enhancement for Search G2. The company also named Dave Gully as Chief Operating Officer, and Javier Muniz as EVP of Engineering.

The news coincides with an internal report noting that the CrownPeak customer base continues to strengthen and the company has seen net retention exceed 100% while experiencing 42% of bookings generated from existing customers. Additionally, CrownPeak has secured multiple new accounts in each of its target markets, including one the world’s largest multinational financial services organizations. The footprint expansion is indicative of the product developments and full integration of the ActiveStandards suite.

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Jun
20

OpenText Announces Enterprise World 2016

OpenText Announces Enterprise World 2016

July 11-14 in Nashville, Tennessee

By Mark Barrenechea, CEO of OpenText - The Digital Revolution is introducing another mass inflection in the development of enterprise technology. Over the next decade, cognitive systems will eclipse digital as the next big technology trend. Every organization will make a transformational journey to digital and embrace cognitive systems of insight. This is one of the key themes of our upcoming annual user conference, Enterprise World 2016.

We have moved from systems of record to systems of engagement. Systems of record help us protect and preserve our content—from capture through to archive and final disposition. With Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, we can rest assured that information is governed and compliant. New ways to work means that ECM should also foster collaboration, increase productivity, and deliver insights based on enterprise information. People work smarter and not harder, with the right information delivered to them at the right time.

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Jun
20

GoBone: Play With Your Dog at Home While You're at Work

GoBone: Play With Your Dog at Home While You're at Work

KickStarter sales for GoBone hit its goal in just five days.

The GoBone was recently pitched on KickStarter as a smartbone to keep dogs active with automatic, all­-day entertainment while the owner is away. They reached their goal of $60,000 in just five days, and as of today, the project is nearly at triple its goal, at nearly $150,000. The GoBone is for remote automated play, but it can also be used as an app­-controlled gaming device for owners to interact with and play with their dogs in a fun, unique way when they are apart, or together.

“As a dog owner and animal shelter volunteer, I know how much being bored and lonely can stress a dog,” says Santiago Gutierrez, CEO and founder. “When I created the GoBone, my original goal was to keep my dog Rufus entertained while he was home alone. But then I realized the GoBone could also be used to improve the bond between owners and their pets through interactive games they can play together. When we tested the GoBone initially, we did so with shelter dogs of all sizes. I saw the impact it made so donating to a local Dallas shelter just made sense as a great way to give back.”

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Jun
16

CloudCraze + IBM Watson Mix It Up On New BearNaked Granola Site

CloudCraze + IBM Watson Mix It Up On New BearNaked Granola Site

The Avianos implementation team recently launched new technology for BearNakedCustom.com Granola, powered by CloudCraze commerce and IBM Watson. Implemented by Avionos, this is CloudCraze's first direct-to-consumer offering.  The site allows consumers to order custom granola mixes online, choosing from 50 locally sourced ingredients to create personalized granola blends through an easy-to-use online order experience.

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Jun
15

Sitecore Launches New Experience Platform 8 eLearning for .NET Customers

 Sitecore today announced the global launch of its new Sitecore® Experience Platform™ 8 eLearning offering, specifically designed for business users and .NET developers. Starting today, these users can purchase eLearning courses online and start taking them immediately from anywhere in the world.

Sitecore is announcing two eLearning courses:

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Jun
13

Microsoft Announces LinkedIn Acquisition for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft Announces LinkedIn Acquisition for $26.2 Billion

Today, Microsoft and LinkedIn announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. Reid Hoffman, chairman of the board, co-founder and controlling shareholder of LinkedIn, and Weiner both fully support this transaction. The transaction is expected to close this calendar year.

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Jun
09

Nuxeo Closes $10 Million Financing Round

Nuxeo Closes $10 Million Financing Round

New York, NY, June 8, 2016 – Nuxeo, developer of a leading Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform which enables organizations to manage complex digital content at massive scale, announced today that it has closed a financing round with $10 million committed by Kennet Partners. The capital will be used to expand sales capacity in North America and support international growth in Europe and Asia.

Since its last funding in 2013, Nuxeo has experienced substantial growth, particularly in the US which now represents half of the company’s revenues, and has established itself as a key challenger in the ECM market.

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May
10

Just Released: Bolt 3.0

This news was just shared with us by Bob at Bolt CMS: We are proud and glad to present Bolt 3.0.0 stable to you, today. A lot has changed in Bolt 3, both under-the-hood as well as from a visual perspective and there are quite a few new features too. Bolt 3 has matured, and grown into a very extensible tool, that can be used both as a straightforward CMS, as well as a platform to build your custom applications on.

Bolt 3.0 Improvements:

Clean structure, easy updates

The default installation of Bolt is now a pre-packaged composer installation. In practice this means you can simply download a .tar.gz or .zip file to get started, and keep that updated by simply renaming one file, and running composer update. We provide a bunch of other installation options too, like 'composer installs', 'regular FTP', 'cloning from git'. As an added benefit, the default installation now keeps all PHP and configuration files outside of the webroot.

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