A high-tech mecca rises to rival Silicon Valley

An investor would be crazy to ignore Utah today, where the Silicon Slopes — a stretch of cities along the Rocky Mountains, from Ogden in the north to Provo in the south and Salt Lake City in between — has emerged this decade as a hotbed of tech entrepreneurship, plucky start-ups and impressive software companies worth at least $1 billion on paper.

Samsung to acquire Joyent

Container pioneer and Sun alumni lair Joyent has been bought by Samsung.

Since the buyer is a world-spanning industrial powerhouse, the acquisition is too small for Samsung to have to talk about the price.

Joyent's probably most famous as the first corporate steward of node.js and one of the language's largest users. It's also got containers-as-a-service under the Triton brand, and the Manta object-storage-as-a-service.

From Joyent's point of view the rationale behind the deal is simple. As CEO Scott Hammond – formerly of Cisco, not Sun – says, it's about scale: Joyent lacks it and Samsung has it in spades.

Samsung is also going to become an “anchor tenant” for Triton and Manta, Hammond writes, before drifting off into the inevitable corporate-speak about a “culture of innovation and technical excellence”.

As reassurance for customers who regularly see products consigned to the bin after acquisition, Hammond promises a strong future for Joyent's technology.

SilverVue Raises Institutional Financing to Accelerate the Platform for Patient Choice

SALT LAKE CITY, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverVue®, provider of patient transitional care technologies, announced today an institutional financing round led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital and GE Ventures.  Other participants in the round include Epic Ventures.

SilverVue's patient choice platform called SilverSearch is used in hospitals to help patients choose their post-acute care provider based on CMS ratings, zip codes and insurance plans. Patients can now easily select service providers on SilverVue-provided tablets based on the specialized care they need as they leave the hospital, such as long-term acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing or home health services. The platform is simple for both patients and case managers to use, ultimately improving the patient's experience and increasing their engagement when transitioning out of the hospital, even as it reduces costs.

Anita Pramoda Joins Health Catalyst Board

 

 SALT LAKE CITY, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Catalyst, a leader in healthcare data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement, announced that healthcare IT veteran Anita Pramoda has joined the company's Board of Directors as an independent board member and a member of the Audit Committee.

Signal Launches Australia’s First Independent People-Based Advertising Solution

Signal, a global leader in people-based marketing, today announced the launch of a new addressable media solution that gives digital advertisers and media buyers the ability to offer consumers more relevant and meaningful content, across devices and channels on publisher sites throughout Australia.

Marketers have long relied on email to have one-on-one engagement with their customers, but now advertisers can use the very same approach to provide consumers with more relevant advertising which will deliver a better return on their advertising investment. Signal’s addressable media platform helps brands extend the power of email marketing into the world of media.

SpinGo launches Event Master platform to manage event workflow

SpinGo wants to handle every aspect of event creation and their plan starts with the launch of their newest platform, SpinGo Event Master.

 

The Draper-based company, which grew its revenue last year by 400 percent, connects event makers and producers with communities. In the past they’ve done this through their discovery platform and marketing strategies.

 

Today, they are taking it one step further. SpinGo Event Master is an all-in-one management platform that combines ticketing and scheduling solutions with management solutions for volunteers, contractors, special guests, panelists and more. Some of the features include RFID integration, interactive venue maps and event guides.

The Best Cloud Computing Companies And CEOs To Work For In 2016 - Forbes

Employees would most recommend ZertoFusionOpsGoogle,OutSystemsAppDirectSumo LogicClouderaHyTrust,Tableau Software and Domo to their friends looking for a cloud computing company to work for in 2016. These and other insights are from an analysis completed today to determine the best cloud computing companies and CEOs to work for this year.

Shape Security Raises $25M to Fuel International Growth

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 13, 2016) - Shape Security today announced it raised $25M in Series D funding to accelerate deployments of the Shape Botwall Service with customers across the globe. With this funding, Shape has raised $91M in total and now counts many of the largest enterprises in the world as customers. Beijing-based Northern Light Venture Capital joined the round to assist Shape with expansion into China.

"There is a highly increasing demand in China's e-commerce market for bot detection and corresponding services," said Feng Deng, founder of Northern Light Venture Capital and previously the founder of Netscreen (acquired by Juniper). "We invested in Shape because we believe the botwall product and service could be an excellent complementary solution together with products from other network and endpoint security vendors."