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Snapchat is a popular way to send a quick photo to friends, but the app has its limitations in the workplace.

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Snapchat is a popular way to send a quick photo to friends, but the app has its limitations in the workplace.

Why Snapchat and Business Aren’t a Perfect Match

Howard Lerman, the CEO of location-services provider Yext, was interested in acquiring a smaller company last August, but he didn’t know what its executives would be willing to sell for. So Lerman, whose company has received about $70 million in...

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, right, employs an acquisition policy that involves not meddling with startup culture.

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, right, employs an acquisition policy that involves not meddling with startup culture.

Beer Friday Is Key to VMware’s Acquisition Strategy

VMware Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger is not interested in taking away startups’ Friday beer parties. Preserving small companies’ cultures is a key to successful acquisitions, the former EMC executive said today on a panel at the Economist magazine’s Ideas...

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AT&T and Microsoft are joining forces in the hopes of reaching more business customers.

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AT&T and Microsoft are joining forces in the hopes of reaching more business customers.

AT&T Phones a Friend in Microsoft to Target Businesses

Skype was once the great threat to AT&T’s conventional phone system, with the carrier even banning it for a time from some of its mobile phones. Now, AT&T is hoping to use Lync, a unit of Skype’s Internet calling services, as a...

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Venture capitalist Matt Murphy says this year could be even bigger for corporate-software maker.

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Venture capitalist Matt Murphy says this year could be even bigger for corporate-software maker.

Kleiner Perkins to Invest $200 Million in Enterprise Startups This Year

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers will invest at least $200 million this year in mobile applications and cloud computing services for corporate users, investment partner Matt Murphy said. The Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, which boosted its enterprise-technology investments...

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CloudFlare, which has attracted nearly a million websites to use its services, doesn't like to boast about fundraising.

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CloudFlare, which has attracted nearly a million websites to use its services, doesn't like to boast about fundraising.

Why a Fast-Growing Startup Tries to Keep Its Venture Funding Secret

Announcing how much money you’ve raised is typically considered good startup hygiene. Chest-beating about big numbers brings attention, especially from prospective hires looking for a cash-rich company to work for. Not so, said Matthew Prince, the chief executive officer of...

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Sococo's Team Space software helps office workers collaborate virtually.

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Sococo's Team Space software helps office workers collaborate virtually.

After a Disaster, Japan Looks for Alternatives to the Office

Think your boss is stubborn about letting you work from home? Try going to Japan. Telecommuting is simply not built into the business culture there. Just 12 percent of Internet-connected Japanese office workers would conduct business from home if their...

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Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu doesn't want to bring in venture capitalists who could ruin the fun of running the business, he said.

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Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu doesn't want to bring in venture capitalists who could ruin the fun of running the business, he said.

No VC: Zoho CEO ‘Couldn’t Care Less for Wall Street’

This is the fourth in a five-part series called “No VC,” which highlights startups that have succeeded without venture capital, the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. At first, Sridhar Vembu couldn’t raise money for his enterprise software startup because he didn’t know how to...

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Thomas Isakovich is taking an entirely different approach to building his second storage company.

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Thomas Isakovich is taking an entirely different approach to building his second storage company.

No VC: Nimbus Takes ’21st Century Approach’ to Building Business

This is the second in a five-part series called “No VC,” which highlights startups that have succeeded without venture capital, the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. Thomas Isakovich started his first storage computing company, TrueSAN Networks, when he was 19. It...

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Leo Apotheker, the former HP CEO who oversaw the Autonomy acquisition, says due diligence was thorough.

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Leo Apotheker, the former HP CEO who oversaw the Autonomy acquisition, says due diligence was thorough.

Former HP CEO Apotheker Says Autonomy Diligence Was Meticulous

Leo Apotheker, who was chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard when it agreed to buy Autonomy, said due diligence around the deal was “meticulous and thorough” and that he was “stunned” by allegations that the company misrepresented its results. “The due diligence...

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SugarCRM Chief Executive Officer Larry Augustin took another open-source company, VA Linux, public in 1999.

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SugarCRM Chief Executive Officer Larry Augustin took another open-source company, VA Linux, public in 1999.

Salesforce.com Competitor SugarCRM May Shoot for IPO in 2013

SugarCRM, which provides customer management software that competes with Salesforce.com and Oracle, may try to ride the wave of enterprise computing IPOs and go public as soon as next year, Chief Executive Officer Larry Augustin said. “Our goal is to...

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