Day: May 25, 2021

Aurora Solar, whose software helps solar companies determine how many solar panels fit on a property and an installation’s output, raises $250M at $2B valuation (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:Aurora Solar, whose software helps solar companies determine how many solar panels fit on a property and an installation’s output, raises $250M at $2B valuation  —  – Aurora Solar valued at $2 billion in the funding round  — Electrification, fintech and software among Coatue’s focuses Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210525/p51#a210525p51

VMware patches a new bug in vCenter Server, a virtualization management product used by an estimated 43K organizations, that could allow remote code execution (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:VMware patches a new bug in vCenter Server, a virtualization management product used by an estimated 43K organizations, that could allow remote code execution  —  Remote code execution flaw in vCenter Server poses “serious” risk to data centers.  —  Data centers around the world … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210525/p43#a210525p43

Intuit Reports Third Quarter Results and Raises Full Year Guidance; Grows Small Business Online Ecosystem Revenue 28 Percent in Third Quarter – Business Wire

Intuit Reports Third Quarter Results and Raises Full Year Guidance; Grows Small Business Online Ecosystem Revenue 28 Percent in Third Quarter  Business Wire Source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210525005789/en/Intuit-Reports-Third-Quarter-Results-and-Raises-Full-Year-Guidance-Grows-Small-Business-Online-Ecosystem-Revenue-28-Percent-in-Third-Quarter

Satya Nadella teases a “next generation of Windows” announcement “very soon”; the revamped Windows will likely have big UI changes, a new store, and more (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Tom Warren / The Verge:Satya Nadella teases a “next generation of Windows” announcement “very soon”; the revamped Windows will likely have big UI changes, a new store, and more  —  Windows is getting big UI changes, a new store, and more  —  Microsoft isn’t talking about its big Windows plans … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210525/p34#a210525p34

Sinch, a Twilio competitor that offers messaging and marketing APIs, raises $1.1B from investors including SoftBank and Temasek (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:Sinch, a Twilio competitor that offers messaging and marketing APIs, raises $1.1B from investors including SoftBank and Temasek  —  Sinch — a Twilio competitor based out of Sweden that provides a suite of services to companies to build communications and specifically “customer engagement” … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210525/p14#a210525p14

Gartner: tech M&A activity in the US, Canada, and Europe peaked in Q4 2020 to reach 1,264 transactions, beating the previous high of 1,070 recorded in Q4 2018 (Mike Wheatley/SiliconANGLE)

Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:Gartner: tech M&A activity in the US, Canada, and Europe peaked in Q4 2020 to reach 1,264 transactions, beating the previous high of 1,070 recorded in Q4 2018  —  Consolidation in the technology business is expected to reach new highs in 2022, according to a report by Gartner Inc. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210525/p3#a210525p3