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VMware acquires Bitnami to deliver packaged applications anywhere
VMware announced today that it’s acquiring Bitnami, the package application company that was a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2013 class. The companies didn’t share the purchase price. With Bitnami,  the company can now deliver more than 130 popular software packages in a variety of formats, such as Docker containers or virtual machine, an approach that should be attractive for VMware  as it makes its transformation to be more of a cloud services company. (Fonte: TechCrunch)

Tealium, a big data platform for structuring disparate customer information, raises $55M at $850M valuation
The average enterprise today uses about 90 different software packages, with between 30-40 of them touching customers directly or indirectly. The data that comes out of those systems can prove to be very useful — to help other systems and employees work more intelligently, to help companies make better business decisions — but only if it’s put in order: now, a startup called Tealium, which has built a system precisely to do just that and works with the likes of Facebook and IBM to help manage their customer data, has raised a big round of funding to continue building out the services it provides. Today, it is announcing a $55 million round of funding — a Series F led by Silver Lake Waterman,  the firm’s late-stage capital growth fund; with ABN AMRO, Bain Capital, Declaration Partners, Georgian Partners, Industry Ventures, Parkwood and Presidio Ventures also participating. (Fonte: TechCrunch)

Con Amazon Counter si ritira anche al bar
Amazon ha annunciato l’avvio di una nuova rete di punti di ritiro chiamati Counter, in Italia e Regno Unito. I clienti potranno ricevere i propri ordini presso punti vendita fisici che aumenteranno in futuro con l’estensione del network dei partner. La spedizione presso i punti di ritiro Counter è disponibile sia per le spedizioni standard, sia per quelle con consegna in un giorno. I clienti Prime possono usufruire del servizio senza costi aggiuntivi. Counter fa parte della gamma di servizi Amazon Hub e va ad aggiungersi ad Amazon Lockers. (Retail Institute Italy)

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