Showing posts from March 14, 2015

Funding intended to the digital economy this week.

While shabby in terms of kitty (about $7M) , the Seed funding reemerges in various segments, focusing this week on personalized Android home screen; platform for managing discussions, and on actionable data. salutes this performance and encourages the exciting commitment of Rakuten who invested $530M inLyft (carpooling.). About $1.48 Billion have been generated this week.
Among major investors this week, Index Ventures ; Greylock Partners ; Benchmark ; Andreessen Horowitz ; Khosla Ventures ; RRE Ventures ; Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers ; Accel Partners; Meritech Capital Partners and others have been more active; investing in IT infrastructure platform, digital currency, and subscription models across commerce, billing, and finance processes.
Overall, has captured the following funding:
Pager ($10M / Series A), isa mobile app that offers doctor house calls in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Founded in 2014, Pager will use the Series A to expand into ne…

Amazon CloudFront henceforth gives you a new way to secure your private content.

CloudFront signed HTTP cookies, is a new way to secure your private content at Amazon CloudFront; meaning inter alia that, henceforth you can control who is able to access your CloudFront content by including the signature in an HTTP cookie . 

According to Omid Behzadian, Senior Product Manager, this lets you restrict access to multiple objects (e.g., whole site authentication) or to a single object without needing to change URLs. ‘’Signed HTTP cookies make it easy to restrict viewer access to your streaming media content’’.
Yu can learn more with the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide.

‘Enterprises Disappointed With Consulting Providers' Ability to Drive Innovation throughout Organizations’.

As a critical component of each project, at, we define Innovation as the real-time abilities to generate regular excitements, bring concrete solution to real problems, and deliver actionable insights for sustainable productivity and growth when needed. International Data Corporation (IDC) has published a new MarketScape report profiling and positioning the leading vendors in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business consulting services market. A significant and key component of this evaluation is the inclusion of business consulting buyers' perception of both the key characteristics and the capabilities of these consulting providers. notes that the report, IDC MarketScape: EMEA Business Consulting Services Vendor Assessment, evaluates vendors including: Accenture, BearingPoint, Boston Consulting Group, Capgemini, Deloitte, EY, IBM, KPMG, McKinsey, and PwC.
Unfortunately, according to this report, enterprises are generally disappointed w…