Salesforce announces its buy of Slack, Amazon accompanies the Mac mini to the cloud and Google Maps gets a newsfeed. This is your Daily Crunch for December 1, 2020.
The large-scale legend: Salesforce buys Slack for $27.7 B
” This is a pair procreated in heaven ,” said Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff.” Together, Salesforce and Slack will mold the future of enterprise software and transform the way everyone works in the all-digital, work-from-anywhere world .”
This cash-and-stock deal should obligate Salesforce a more serious competitor in the enterprise communication market. It likewise seems that Slack( which proceeded public last year) was an obvious target for a takeover, due to an underwhelming furnish expenditure and a net loss of $ 147.6 million during the two districts ceasing on July 31 of this year.
The tech giants
Google Maps takes on Facebook with start of its own news feed — The feed is designed to make it easier to find the most recent news and recommendations from trusted regional sources.
Facebook’s self-styled’ oversight’ board hand-pickeds first cases, most dealing with hate speech — The Facebook-funded body that the tech whale set up to distance itself from tricky content moderation decisions has announced the first define of cases it will consider.
Startups, fund and venture capital
SoftBank takes a $690 M stake in cloud-based Swedish patron participation firm Sinch — Sinch supplies cloud-based “omnichannel” voice, video and messaging services to help enterprises communicate with customers.
Voi, the European’ micromobility’ rental company, heightens $160 M added equity and indebtednes funding — Voi says the new funding will be used to invest in technology development, gasoline swelling in current Voi business and introducing its recent e-scooter model to more cities.
Floww elevates $6.7 M for its data-driven marketplace matching founders with investors, based on merit — Having originated more than 160 investments himself, benefactor Martijn De Wever says he recognized the need for a pulpit connecting investors and startups.
Advice and analysis from Extra Crunch
Bottom-up SaaS: A framework for mapping pricing to customer appraise — For the first time, individual employees are influencing the tooling the actions of their companies.
Who’s building the food market of the future ? — Startups offering cashierless checkout, software analytics and robotics will clean up on aisle five.
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China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander successfully acre on the moon — China’s Chang’e-5 mission will be the third ever to bring back soil or boulder tests from the moon.
US shopping app downloads on Black Friday reached a record 2.8 M invests — Many U.S. buyers expended this year’s Black Friday sales event shopping from dwelling on mobile devices.
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