Salesforce Acquires MetaMind To Add AI to Services

Artificial intelligence startup MetaMind launched in late 2014 with $8 million in funding from Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff and Khosla Ventures. Now, Salesforce has has acquired it. Salesforce will integrate MetaMind’s technology into its services. “With MetaMind and Salesforce coming…

Google Apps Admins Get Improved Device Management

Google announced three new capabilities to make it easier for Google Apps administrators to set up mobile management and define policies. You can click Manage Now on the Admin console to set up mobile management with a predefined set of…

Salesforce Launches Wave for Community Cloud

In 2014, Salesforce launched Community Cloud, propelling itself into the fast-growing enterprise collaboration market. Last year, it launched Wave Analytics. Now, the company is introducing Wave for Community Cloud, which gives businesses analytics tools that can be applied across their…

Slack Gets Voice Calling on Desktop

Fellow team members can now talk to each other using their voices in Slack on the desktop. TechCrunch reported on Tuesday that Slack would roll this feature out soon after attending a conference in San Francisco. Josh Constine wrote: Slack…

Gmail Improves Data Loss Prevention Features For Enterprise Customers

Back in December, Google announced the availability of Data Loss Prevention in Gmail for Google Apps Unlimited customers. This week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Google VP of Security & Privacy Engineering Gerhard Eschelbeck spoke, and announced new…

Microsoft Launches New Windows Security Tool

Microsoft announced a new service called Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, which it calls the next step in its efforts to protect enterprise customers. The service helps enterprises detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks on their networks, building on…

AWS Marketplace Gets SharePoint Enterprise

Amazon announced that SharePoint Enterprise is now available to purchase and deploy in AWS Marketplace. Amazon’s Jeff Barr says, “Designed to suit the needs of many different types and sizes of organizations up to and including multinational enterprises, SharePoint Enterprise…

Salesforce Introduces Updated App Cloud

Last fall, Salesforce announced Salesforce App Cloud, which it called the “next evolution” of the Salesforce1 Platform. It brought together Force.com, Heroku Enterprise, and the previously announced Lightning user interface, in addition to a learning resource called Trailhead, which includes…

Lenovo Tapping Google’s Project Tango for First Smartphone

Computer tech company Lenovo is dancing its way into the smartphone market — with Google. Lenovo took the lid off plans for its first consumer mobile device at CES 2016 in Las Vegas this week. “To break new ground in…

Google To Invest $600M in New Clarksville Data Center

Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday that Google will invest $600 million to bring the company’s eighth U.S. data center to Clarksville and create 70 new jobs. “We are grateful for Google’s significant investment in Tennessee and the new jobs that…