Docker Makes Containers More Portable With New Networking Stack, Adds Plug-In Support

DSC00286 Docker is holding its developer conference in San Francisco today, so it’s no surprise that the company is rolling out quite a few updates to its software container solution. Maybe the biggest announcement of the day is the launch of the Open Container Project — an attempt to create a standard container format and runtime under the Linux Foundation that’s supported by the… Read More

Google Drops Cloud Computing Prices By Up To 30 Percent, Launches Preemptible Instances

PRY_22 Google today announced yet another round of price cuts for its cloud computing platform, as well as a new instance type that will allow businesses to save even more on some of their cloud computing tasks. Read More

ScaleFT Wants To Make Managing Public Clouds Safer, Raises $800K Seed Round

2015-05-11_1208 ScaleFT, a new devops startup founded by a number of former RackSpace executives and engineers, today announced that it has raised an $800,000 seed round with a strategic investment by Rackspace and participation from a number of angel investors, including CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi (who himself previously worked at Rackspace). Read More

Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

3046028613_6efa31be58_o In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even became common knowledge that most Seattle-based startups had only two viable exit strategies: go public, or get acquired by Microsoft. Read More

Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

3046028613_6efa31be58_o In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even became common knowledge that most Seattle-based startups had only two viable exit strategies: go public, or get acquired by Microsoft. Read More

Notifications Are The Next Platform

fbnotify As the world moves from web to mobile, we’ve been thinking deeply about how people will discover mobile products and services and how we will find and access all the things we need in our digital lives. Search (largely Google) has long been the access and discovery point for web services. This model was pull-driven (i.e. we proactively find information on websites as we need), and… Read More

Naspers Drops Off $40 Million For Brazilian Mobile Conglomerate Movile

468265643_fec5123aa2_o The on-demand delivery market has now raised more money in the first four months of 2015 than it did in all of 2014, and the latest beneficiary is the Brazilian mobile application and content developer Movile. The company has received a $40 million commitment from the South African technology investor and media company, Naspers . Read More

The VR-Smartwatch Continuum

ocwatch There’s a lot of enthusiasm at either end of the spectrum for “go big” virtual reality and “go small” smartwatches and other wearable devices. Is the “game-changing” hype of either justified? Or are they overblown? Read More

How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees

foreignsalary Legislative debate regarding expanding the H-1B visa program is heating up in the U.S. Senate. H-1B visas allow foreign workers—specifically those in technical roles—to legally work in the United States. In lobbying for an expansion of the current H-1B visa program, Google executive Eric Scmidt summarized, “We take very, very smart people, bring them into the country, give them… Read More

15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

tc-weekly-roundup1 This week’s tech news included big announcements from Facebook and Y-Combinator, a sighting of the Tesla Model X on the road, a controversial Indiana bill that has tech leaders up in arms, and the launch of Periscope, a Twitter app that has potential to change the way we communicate online. At TechCrunch HQ we launched our new daily show, Crunch Report, a roundup of tech news airing… Read More
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