Communication & Collaboration News

The latest news and industry commentary on communication and collaboration platforms and the businesses building them.

Platform News: Sprinklr

Software start-up Sprinklr targets $5 billion valuation in US IPO

Software start-up Sprinklr has said it was looking to raise as much as $380 million through a US initial public offering, targeting a valuation of about $5 billion.

Platform News: Google

Google to work with UK regulator in plan to remove browser cookies?

Google would not be able to eliminate user-tracking technology that is important to advertisers from its Chrome browser without sign-off from the UK governments competition regulat...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Frequent run-ins with India gov’t cloud US tech expansion plans

Another spat between India’s government and U.S. big tech has exacerbated disillusion among firms which have spent billions to build hubs in their largest growth market, to t...

TRump, TikTok and WeChat

Biden drops Trump attempt to ban TikTok, WeChat; orders new review

The Biden – Harris White House has withdrawn a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department r...

Platform News: Facebook like

Facebook says on track to reopen all US offices by October

Facebook Inc expects to reopen all its US offices by October, with plans to offer flexible work-related options to employees, the social media platform has said.

Amy Klobachur

US Senate passes bill to raise fees on biggest mergers

The US Senate has passed a bill that would increase fees that companies planning the biggest mergers pay to government antitrust agencies and give those agencies bigger budgets.

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

US Senate passes sweeping bill to address China tech threat

The US Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to approve a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country’s ability to compete with Chinese technology.

Tim Cook of Apple

Apple adds virtual IDs on iPhone, video plans that rival Zoom, Teams

Apple Inc, facing accusations from rivals that it has too much control over its App Store, outlined plans to increase user privacy and keep consumer data out of other companiesR...

Platform News: Google

Google to change global advertising practices in landmark antitrust deal

Google said it would make changes to its global advertising business to ensure it did not abuse its dominance, bowing to antitrust pressure for the first time in a landmark settlem...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook rolls out business messaging changes in e-commerce push

Facebook is opening up ways for businesses to interact with customers on Instagram and WhatsApp, it has said at its virtual developers conference ‘F8 Refresh.’

Platform news: London skyline

Silicon Catalyst targets British innovation with UK launch

Silicon Catalyst, an incubator of start-up companies, has chosen the UK as the site of its first European operation, saying it hoped to capitalise on the UK’s record of innov...

Platform News: Zoom communications logo

Zoom forecasts upbeat revenue, expects boost from hybrid work

Zoom has forecast current-quarter revenue above estimates, as increased adoption of hybrid work models by companies is expected to drive steady demand for its video conferencing to...

Platform News: Sprinklr

Software provider Sprinklr reveals 19% jump in revenue in IPO filing

Software start-up Sprinklr has made public its plans for a stock market listing in the United States, revealing a 19.3% rise in annual revenue.

SalesForce CRM

Salesforce raises annual revenue, profit outlook

Salesforce.com Inc raised its full-year forecast for revenue as well as profit, and reported quarterly revenue that beat analysts’ estimates, following increased demand for i...