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  • Traction Watch: Grovo Is Growing 20 Percent Per Month

    By John Brandon | 19 March, 2015 05:01

    With a name like Grovo, you'd expect some serious growth numbers.The micro-training platform uses 60-second videos to help large corporations teach employees new skills. For the past 17 months, the company has grown 20% in revenues month-on-month. That comes to nearly 800% annualized growth!

  • Traction Watch: BetterWorks Is ramping up to get your ducks in a row

    By John Brandon | 19 March, 2015 05:00

    Looks like the quantified workplace is paying off in spades. Known as FitBit for employee-related goals, Palo Alto-based BetterWorks has doubled their workforce in the last six months. They're on a hiring spree, shopping for technical writers, product managers, support techs, and everything in between. A year ago, they had only six employees. When the app debuted in September, 2014, they had 27 employees. Since acquiring funding from Kleiner that same month to the tune of $15.5 million, they have jumped up to 40 employees.

  • Linus Torvalds diversity gaffe brings out the best (and worst) of the open source world

    By Matt Weinberger | 24 January, 2015 05:59

    It all started at the Linux.conf.au Conference, when Nebula developer (and former colleague) Matthew Garrett kicked off a post-keynote Q&A session with Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds by asking about his often-abrasive, super-aggressive tone on official mailing lists.

  • Microsoft throws away $315 million on failed Nook deal

    By Gregg Keizer | 05 December, 2014 23:44

    Microsoft took a big loss on its 2012 investment in Barnes & Noble, getting less than half of its original upfront $300 million back when the two firms parted ways today.

  • Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter Earnings Tell Very Different Tales

    By Matt Kapko | 12 November, 2014 02:41

    Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn all recently announced their latest earnings, and the reports highlight profound differences in each of the platforms, as well as unique future opportunities. The companies, operators of three of the world's largest and most popular social networks, may be competitors, but when you enter their walled gardens the purpose and intent is increasingly varied.

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  • Traversing Energy Markets

    For a number of industries, there is room for delays caused by poor performance of IT infrastructure, and the importance of a solid monitoring system has never been greater. Read about how the Midcontinent Independent System Operator was able to tackle this challenge and effectively administer one of the world’s largest energy markets.

  • End-to-End Automation Drives Business Innovation