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How startups can use Amazon’s SEO best practices to dominate new shopping verticals
Arman Tabatabai

Amazon dominates the top ranking positions of Google for tens of thousands of ecommerce queries, but there are plenty of products in newer categories where Amazon has not yet achieved SEO supremacy.

Dropbox relaunches as an enterprise collaboration workspace
Josh Constine

Dropbox is evolving from a file storage system to an enterprise software portal where you can coordinate work with your team. Today the company launches a new version of Dropbox that allows you to launch apps with shortcuts fo G Suite and more plus use built-in Slack message-sending and Zoom video calls. It lets you […]

Why is Dropbox reinventing itself?
Greg Kumparak

According to Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, 80% of the product’s users rely on it, at least partially, for work. It makes sense, then, that the company is refocusing to try and cement its spot in the workplace; to shed its image as “just” a file storage company (in a time when just about every big […]

Clumio raises $51M to bring enterprise backup into the 21st century
Frederic Lardinois

Creating backups for massive enterprise deployments may feel like a solved problem, but for the most part, we’re still talking about complex hardware and software setups. Clumio, which is coming out of stealth today, wants to modernize enterprise data protection by eliminating the on-premise hardware in favor of a flexible, SaaS-style cloud-based backup solution. For […]

Platform9 raises $25 million Series D for its managed hybrid cloud solution
Frederic Lardinois

Platform9, the startup best known for its SaaS-based, fully managed hybrid cloud platform, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series D round led by NGP Capital. Mubadala Ventures and existing investors Redpoint Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Canvas Ventures and HPE Pathfinder also participated in the round. The company’s managed services sit on top […]

Spotinst, the startup enabling companies to purchase and manage excess cloud capacity, acquires StratCloud
Steve O'Hear

Spotinst, the cloud automation and optimization startup founded in Tel Aviv but now with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London too, has acquired AWS partner StratCloud. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although I’m hearing it combines both cash and stock and was somewhere in the region of $5 million. As part of […]

On balance, the cloud has been a huge boon to startups
Ron Miller

Today’s startups have a distinct advantage when it comes to launching a company because of the public cloud. You don’t have to build infrastructure or worry about what happens when you scale too quickly. The cloud vendors take care of all that for you. But last month when Pinterest announced its IPO, the company’s cloud […]

Dropbox challenger pCloud just became profitable
Romain Dillet

Between Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and iCloud Drive, consumer cloud storage is a crowded space. And yet, a small Swiss company called pCloud has managed to attract over 9 million users over the past five years. The company recently reached profitability with a team of 32 people. If you’re familiar with Dropbox, pCloud won’t […]

Dropbox will start rolling out the new Dropbox app to everyone today
Greg Kumparak

Back in June, Dropbox debuted a preview version of the “new Dropbox.” Built around a standalone app interface and focused on integrating all of your work tools (your Slack, G Suite, Zoom calls, etc.) into one place, it’s a pretty dramatic overhaul from the simple shared folders that Dropbox has always been known for. Not […]

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