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Platform News: Contentful

Germany’s Contentful explores options including a US IPO

Contentful, a website platform whose customers include Spotify and WeWork, is exploring options including a US IPO that could value it at close to $5 billion, people familiar with ...

Founder of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners Lee

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee says “fad” of platform giants will pass

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has said the dominance of internet giants is a “fad” that does not have to endure, adding that urgent change was ne...

Platform News: Wix

Wix.com hits 200 million user milestone, says will continue to invest

Wix.com, which helps small businesses build and operate websites, has said it had reached 200 million users globally after adding by more than 31 million users in 2020.

Platform News: Microsoft-owned professional networking giant LinkedIn

LinkedIn says tech issue on platform resolved

LinkedIn, the worlds leading professional networking platform, has said it has fixed a technical glitch, after thousands of users reported difficulties in accessing the platform.

Platform News: Wikipedia website

Wikipedia launches new rules to combat abuses on the platform

Wikipedia is in the process of launching its first global code of conduct, seeking to address the criticism it has received over allegedly failing to combat harassment and suffers ...

Facebook

Solomon Islands prepares to ban Facebook after government criticism on platform

The Solomon Islands is likely to ban the use of Facebook for an indeterminate period after inflammatory critique of the authorities was aired on the social media stage, the Solomon...

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SAP users face cost squeeze, pressure to digitalise

The clients of software group SAP are enduring severe declines in revenue and earnings while at the same time confronting intensifying pressure to hike IT spending to go digital, a...

Cloud IaaS

PaaS player Twilio to buy cloud customer data start-up for $3.2 billion

Cloud communications platform provider Twilio Inc intends to buy customer data infrastructure firm Segment for about $ 3.2 billion, the publication Forbes reported late last week.

Siemens

Siemens to launch flexible working app for 100,000 staff

German tech giant Siemens is rolling out its Comfy mobile phone app to hundreds of its offices around the world to help staff safely return to the office after the coronavirus shut...

Platform News: Microsoft-owned professional networking giant LinkedIn

LinkedIn users ditch polite networking for real talk on race and inequity

“This is white supremacy. This is institutionalised racism,” Aaisha Joseph, an executive assistant in New York City, posted on LinkedIn in early June, calling out the B...

JOOX Tencent

Music streaming platform JOOX sees usage spike across Southeast Asia

Lockdowns and travel restrictions prompted by the new coronavirus have been a boon to Tencent’s JOOX music streaming platform, driving a whopping 50% growth to its karaoke se...

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Swedish start-up Epidemic Sound tunes into demand for original music

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Epidemic Sound, backed by Spotify’s investors, is one of a new wave of music companies expanding rapidly on the back of demand for easy access to ...

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Russia’s Sberbank, Mail.Ru to invest $1 billion in online food, taxi venture

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian internet company Mail.Ru and state lender Sberbank have finalised the terms of a joint food and taxi platform and plan to invest 64.6 billion roubl...

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Apple Extends its Security Bounty Platform

Apple Inc have announced that it is expanding the company’s Security Bounty program. It will now cover the entirety of the Cupertino, California-based company’s ecosyst...