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Contract management startup Icertis becomes unicorn with $115M new round

By Tech Crunch | July 18, 2019

Icertis, a Washington-headquartered startup that develops cloud-based software to help large companies manage contracts, has raised $115 million at more than a billion-dollar valuation to become the latest SaaS unicorn as it looks to further expand its footprint across the

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Amazon to spend $700 million retraining a third of its US workforce by 2025

By The Verge | July 11, 2019

Amazon has announced that it will spend $700 million to retrain 100,000 of its US employees by 2025, a move meant to help them pursue new paths at the company. The figure amounts to spending around $7,000 per employee on

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Apple disables Walkie Talkie app due to vulnerability that could allow iPhone eavesdropping

By Tech Crunch | July 11, 2019

Apple has disabled the Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app due to an unspecified vulnerability that could allow a person to listen to another customer’s iPhone without consent, the company told TechCrunch this evening. Apple has apologized for the bug and

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Etsy sellers aren’t happy with the platform pushing them to offer free shipping

By The Verge | July 10, 2019

Sellers are being told to include shipping price in their items, raising costs Etsy announced today that it will begin prioritizing items and shops that offer free shipping, and sellers aren’t thrilled. Starting July 30th, Etsy will give priority placement

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Slack: Why is this loss-making tech firm worth $20bn?

By BBC Tech | June 23, 2019

Another tech start-up made a blockbuster debut on the US stock market last week, with shares in Slack ending the week more than 40% higher. That values the Silicon Valley-based business at $20bn, not bad for a messaging app that

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Slack to take unusual route to public markets, likely valuing it around $16 billion

By CloudBuzz | June 20, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Slack Technologies, the fast-growing workplace messaging and communication platform, is poised for an unusual public listing on Thursday that will see it trade on the New York Stock Exchange and could value it at around $16

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Startup founders need to decide how much salary is enough

By Tech Crunch | June 17, 2019

Startup founders don’t typically launch a company as a get-rich-quick scheme. Most know that it will be a long, hard slog if they are to succeed. There will be lean years where the money is tight, and where they may

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Managed Cloud WordPress Hosting Services

By Daniel Price | June 16, 2019

Managed Hosting Providers Managed cloud servers are becoming especially popular among startups and other small businesses concerned about Web security. Prior to managed hosting services, most security-conscious companies hired system administrators to configure, secure, and maintain their Web servers—an expense

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Slack could be worth $17B: BBG

By CloudBuzz | June 12, 2019

When workplace chat company Slack Technologies goes public on June 20, it’s expected to be valued at $16 billion to $17 billion, Bloomberg reports, citing anonymous sources. That’s based on its projected revenue and current growth rate, up from $7.1 billion in

Wave to be acquired by H&R Block for $537 million

By CloudBuzz | June 11, 2019

Toronto accounting software firm Wave Financial Inc. has been purchased by tax services giant H&R Block, Inc. for US$405 million ($537 million). It’s the latest in a string of “exits” – takeovers or IPOs – of venture-backed Canadian firms this

Oracle News

Oracle Advances Safer, More Transparent Retail Supply Chain

By Oracle | June 7, 2019

Smarter software gives consumers peace of mind on the goods they buy and retailers the agility to resolve product issues quickly The retail industry is more complex than ever. Not only are consumers looking for high-quality goods at fair prices,

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Fashion Retailer Achieves Over 98 Percent Inventory Accuracy with Oracle

By Oracle | May 6, 2019

From inventory to in-store service, Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group LLC supports double-digit growth with modern retail technology Redwood Shores, Calif. and Dubai, UAE —May 6, 2019 Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group (“KOJ”) believes that trust is the secret to success with