Author Archives: Andrew Nusca
  • The bug that rocked the foundations of the web

    It's called Heartbleed, and it leaves much of the Internet at risk of exploitation. Here's how.

    By David Nield

    FORTUNE -- Late on Monday afternoon, the details of one of the most serious security problems to ever affect the modern web were posted online. Dubbed Heartbleed, the vulnerability has major companies scrambling this week to patch their systems and could have been exploited to harvest data from millions of users. The MORE

    Apr 9, 2014 10:23 AM ET
  • Boundary, an enterprise infrastructure firm, raises $22 million

    It's never been more important to keep services and applications online, which is why CEO Gary Read says his company can be bigger than ServiceNow.

    FORTUNE -- Boundary, a company that monitors the performance of companies' technical infrastructures to ensure that their applications and services stay online, announced this morning that it raised $22 million in a Series C funding round.

    The round was led by new investor Adams Street Partners MORE

    - Apr 3, 2014 7:51 AM ET
  • Can Twitter's new photo features attract more users without losing its ethos?

    Twitter's new features allowing users to post multiple photos and tag people in a single tweet go beyond the service's signature 140-character simplicity in an attempt to boost engagement. Is that a good thing?

    By Courtney Subramanian

    FORTUNE -- It's no surprise that the most retweeted tweet of all time was Ellen DeGeneres's celebrity-studded photo from this year's Academy Awards ceremony, with 871,000 retweets in less than an hour. Before that social experiment, U.S. president MORE

    Mar 31, 2014 12:52 PM ET
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  • DMI acquires KnowledgePath for $22 million

    Exclusive: Mobile commerce is the name of the game for DMI, the quiet giant that is carefully building an enterprise mobility empire.

    - Mar 25, 2014 1:22 PM ET
  • Backstage with Xerox CEO Ursula Burns

    On the problems facing the world's growing population, the challenges of M&A, and the one thing people don't understand about Xerox.

    FORTUNE -- Ahead of her keynote at her company's inaugural Simple@Work conference in New York City, Xerox (XRX) chief executive Ursula Burns sat down with Fortune senior editor Andrew Nusca for a wide-ranging discussion on the motivation of overpopulation, popular perception of Xerox, and her biggest business challenge for 2014. Below are her words, MORE

    - Mar 24, 2014 5:30 AM ET
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  • Coupa raises $40 million

    The San Mateo, Calif. company makes software that tracks corporate spending on expenses.

    FORTUNE -- Coupa, which makes cloud-based software to help companies track spending on expenses, announced this morning that it raised another $40 million, bringing its total financing to $87 million.

    Meritech Capital Partners led the round. Other investors included Icon Ventures, Northgate Ventures and all of its existing investors: BlueRun Ventures, Battery Ventures, El Dorado Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, MORE

    - Mar 20, 2014 8:23 AM ET
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  • Platfora, a big data analytics company, raises $38 million

    CEO Ben Werther asks: Who needs a gut feeling in business when you've got the facts?

    FORTUNE -- The big data startup Platfora announced on Wednesday that it raised $38 million in a series C round led by Tenaya Capital.

    The round also included Citi Ventures, Cisco, Allegis Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and In-Q-Tel and increases the San Mateo, Calif.-based company's total financing to $65 million.

    Ben Werther, the company's MORE

    - Mar 19, 2014 7:02 AM ET
  • MuleSoft raises $50 million, preps for IPO

    The company's technology is used to integrate business applications and software.

    FORTUNE -- MuleSoft, the San Francisco enterprise technology company that specializes in the integration of business applications, has raised $50 million in a new funding round.

    The round was co-led by New Enterprise Associates, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Meritech Capital. Cisco,, SAP Ventures, Morgenthaler, Hummer Winblad, and Bay Partners also participated. It brings the company's total raised to $131 million; MORE

    - Mar 13, 2014 7:05 AM ET
  • You've already been hacked. Here's why it's okay

    Newly appointed AVG chief executive Gary Kovacs on simplicity, Mark Twain, and what to do in a world where you've already been hacked.

    FORTUNE -- One of the first decisions Gary Kovacs had to make after he was appointed CEO of the cybersecurity firm AVG was whether to keep a $100 million toolbar business that most people hated. The former Mozilla CEO bit the bullet and jettisoned the longstanding project -- MORE

    - Mar 11, 2014 1:10 PM ET
  • Samsung's Galaxy S5: Why it matters

    The bad news? The company's latest iPhone competitor isn't groundbreaking. The good? It doesn't have to be to sell tens of millions.

    FORTUNE -- Investors are bullish on Samsung after the Korean giant unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. Shares for the company were up slightly after a 13% drop over the last year -- a big deal when the company's MORE

    - Feb 25, 2014 12:38 PM ET
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