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Top VC deals: Data warehousing start-up Snowflake raises $450M; Dragonfly launches crypto fund

Allogene Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company developing new therapies for cancer, debuted on the public markets Thursday. The company raised $324 million in its IPO and saw shares rise 40 percent on the stock’s first day of trading. The company…

Michael Dell and Silver Lake in showdown with shareholders over VMware plan

A showdown is looming between Dell Technologies and the shareholders who own the tracking stock for its 81 percent stake in VMware. Amid widespread opposition to the plan for buying that tracking stock, Dell’s owners, Michael Dell and Silver Lake…

Bloomberg: Supermicro Motherboards Bugged by Operatives in China

(GlebStock/Shutterstock) Roiling the tech industry and intelligence community, a news story on the Bloomberg BusinessWeek site reports that  spies in China hacked Super Micro Computer servers widely distributed throughout the U.S. technology supply chain, including servers used by Amazon and…

Blockchain’s Next Use Case: Peer-to-Peer Enterprise Storage

Blockchain is best known as the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, but savvy technologists have recognized that it has even more-valuable applications beyond creating a new digital form of money. At its core, a blockchain is…

Google, Iron Mountain Take on the Data Growth-Analytics Gap

Source: Shutterstock There’s an institutionalized, seemingly intractable and ever widening gap in enterprise IT between data growth and HPDA’s (high performance data analytics) ability to access more than a small piece of it and convert it into “actionable insight.” Sadly,…

Google Goes Hollywood With LA Cloud Region

Google is launching its Los Angeles cloud region in July. It will be Google’s second region on the west coast (Oregon is the other one) and fifth in the U.S. In addition to giving users two availability zones on the…

Cloudian Making Inroads in Scale-Out Storage Wars

The $24B scale-out storage market (according to IDC) is heating up. The big incumbents like Dell EMC and NetApp seemingly had a vice grip on market share in the recent past, but the newer kids on the block are gaining…