Salesforce acquires Slack for $27.7 billion

Salesforce acquires Slack for $27.7 billion

Salesforce has confirmed that it’s buying team collaboration platform Slack, in a deal worth $27.7 billion. Salesforce said that it plans to combine Slack with Salesforce Customer 360, a tool it first introduced back in 2018 allows companies to connect Salesforce apps, map teams, and reconcile various data sources. Rumors first circulated last week that […]

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Andy Jassy's AWS keynote revealed little about multicloud plans

Andy Jassy’s AWS keynote revealed little about multicloud plans

In the shadow of the pandemic, a skittish post-US election economic climate, and the semi-permanent shift to work-from-home, cloud vendors are facing a groundswell of customer demand for multicloud solutions. We’ve recently seen two of the Big Three cloud vendors increasingly embrace multicloud. Azure announced expansion of support for hybrid and multicloud environments, and Google […]

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The D20 Beat -- My fall RPG download

The D20 Beat — My fall RPG download

This fall feels different for role-playing games. Sure, we’ve seen a lot of new titles hit, but between the paucity of RPGs on the new consoles and the biggest launch this fall being the unfinished Baldur’s Gate III, I feel like many smaller games haven’t garnered a lot of attention. Of course, the launch of […]

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EverQuest studio Daybreak Games acquired by EG7

EverQuest studio Daybreak Games acquired by EG7

EG7 announced today that it has acquired Daybreak Games, the development studio best known for online role-playing games like EverQuest and DC Universe, in a deal valued at $300 million. EG7 is a group that contains over 170 developers, including Sniper Elite studio Sold Out. Most of its dev houses are on the smaller side, […]

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Microsoft Teams now supports Apple CarPlay, saves call recordings, and identifies spam calls

Microsoft Teams now supports Apple CarPlay, saves call recordings, and identifies spam calls

Microsoft today streamlined the Teams calling experience to bring all related elements (dial pad, call history, voicemail, contacts, and settings) into a single location. The company also added features like Apple CarPlay support, saving call recordings to OneDrive and SharePoint, spam call identification, and call merging. Microsoft further outlined new advanced business calling capabilities and […]

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Flock Freight raises $113.5 million to consolidate truck freight shipments with algorithms

Flock Freight raises $113.5 million to consolidate truck freight shipments with algorithms

Flock Freight today closed a $113.5 million round to accelerate developments of its algorithmic pooling technology for truckload shipping and logistics. The injection of capital comes after Flock Freight reached 12,000 in pooled shipments across thousands of shippers, a 296% increase between 2018 and 2019. Roughly 80% of all cargo in the U.S. is transported by […]

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