How open source software took over the world

Mike Volpi Contributor Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business … Read moreHow open source software took over the world

Tesla adds Larry Ellison to its board after SEC slapdown

“In conducting a widespread search over the last few months, we sought to add independent directors with skills that would complement the current board’s experience,” Tesla’s board said in a statement. “In Larry and Kathleen, we have added a preeminent entrepreneur and a human resources leader, both of whom have a passion for sustainable energy.” … Read moreTesla adds Larry Ellison to its board after SEC slapdown

Tesla names Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Walgreens executive to board as part of SEC settlement

Tesla has added two independent directors to its board — Oracle founder, chairman and CTO Larry Ellison and Walgreens executive Kathleen Wilson-Thompson — as part of a settlement with U.S. securities regulators over CEO Elon Musk’s infamous tweets about taking the company private. The pair joined the board as of December 27, Tesla said in an … Read moreTesla names Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Walgreens executive to board as part of SEC settlement

Pimcore closes $3.5M for its open-source data platform to expand in the US

Pimcore, an open-source platform for data and customer experience management which has emerged out of Austria, has closed $3.5 million in a Series A funding led by German Auctus Capital Partners AG. The funding will be used for its U.S. expansion. Pimcore is aimed at any channel, device or industry that wants to manage its … Read morePimcore closes $3.5M for its open-source data platform to expand in the US

Oracle is suing the US government over $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract process

Oracle filed suit in federal court last week alleging yet again that the decade-long $10 billion Pentagon JEDI contract with its single-vendor award is unfair and illegal. The complaint, which has been sealed at Oracle’s request, is available in the public record with redactions. If all of this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same argument the … Read moreOracle is suing the US government over $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract process

White House to host innovation talk with tech CEOs

The Trump administration and the tech world have had a rocky relationship. The president has made accusations of bias against multiple companies and a number of CEOs, including Schwarzman, left his advisory councils last year following disagreements with the administration and the president. Further, companies and their leaders have also been outspoken about Trump’s decision … Read moreWhite House to host innovation talk with tech CEOs

An early test of the GDPR: taking on data brokers

Formal complaints to European regulators under the GDPR by UK non-profit Privacy International were also filed against ad-tech companies Criteo, Quantcast and Tapad as well as credit agencies Equifax (the subject of a massive breach just last year) and Experian. “Our complaints target companies that, despite exploiting the data of millions of people, are not … Read moreAn early test of the GDPR: taking on data brokers