The Tax Filing Software Bill That’s Pissing People Off Is Both Better and Worse Than It Seems

The Tax Filing Software Bill That’s Pissing People Off Is Both Better and Worse Than It Seems

Photo: GettyThere are few things as assuredly miserable as filing taxes, in part because filing taxes is unnecessarily complicated and also because the Internal Revenue Service’s customer service, you know, sucks. This week, the House passed a bill to revamp the IRS and drag it into the modern era after the House Ways and Means…

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CEO Jennifer Tejada just took PagerDuty public; we talked now about the roadshow, the IPO, and what comes next

CEO Jennifer Tejada just took PagerDuty public; we talked now about the roadshow, the IPO, and what comes next

PagerDuty debuted on the New York Stock Exchange today, and as we type, shares of the nine-year-old, San Francisco-based incident response software company are trading at nearly $39. That’s up more than 60 percent above their IPO range of $24 per share, which was itself adjusted from the range of $21 to $23 that had…

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Densify announces new tool to optimize container management in the cloud

Densify announces new tool to optimize container management in the cloud

Densify, a Toronto company that helps customers optimize their cloud resources to control usage and spending, announced a new tool today specifically designed to optimize container usage in the cloud. Company CEO Gerry Smith says that as containerization proliferates, it’s getting more difficult to track and control cloud infrastructure resource usage as software development and…

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Lidar and perception startup Innoviz raises $132 million

Lidar and perception startup Innoviz raises $132 million

Innoviz, the Israel-based startup developing solid-state lidar sensors and perception software for autonomous vehicles, has raised $132 million in a Series C funding round that includes major Chinese financial institutions. The round, which makes Innoviz one of the better capitalized lidar startups, includes China Merchants Capital (SINO-BLR Industrial Investment Fund, L.P.), Shenzhen Capital Group and…

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For Basecamp, brand identity and product development are all about the customer

For Basecamp, brand identity and product development are all about the customer

[Editor’s note: This is part of a series we’re writing about branding for startups. Join our latest initiative to find the best brand designers and agencies in the world who work with early-stage companies by nominating a talented brand designer you’ve worked with.]   Basecamp, maker of project management and team communications software, is a company…

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