software

Platform News: Confluent Inc

Benchmark-backed Confluent aims for $8 billion valuation in US IPO

Confluent Inc is aiming for a valuation of about $8.3 billion in a US initial public offering, cashing in on a surge in demand for live-streaming software as companies move online ...

Platform industry news: Oracle Corp

Cloud ramp up weighs on Oracle’s profit view, shares fall

Oracle Corp has forecast current-quarter profit below Wall Street estimates, as the business software maker ramps up investments in its cloud computing business to take on rivals i...

Dye and Durham: cloud software

Software maker Dye & Durham gets offer from management-led group

Dye & Durham Ltd, a Canada-based cloud-based software vendor, has received a buyout offer from a management-led shareholder group worth about C$3.4 billion (approximately $2.8 ...

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.

Platform News: IBM

IBM to acquire software provider Turbonomic for over $1.5 billion

IBM has said it has agreed to acquire Turbonomic, a provider of software that helps companies monitor the performance of their business applications, the latest in a series of clou...

SaaS Vendors

Top 25 SaaS businesses in 2021

We are often asked to compile lists as to what we deem the leading movers and shakers within the forever growing and expanding platform economy. One such request that has a recurri...

Platform News: SolarWinds

Software vendors would have to disclose breaches under new order

A planned executive order by President Joe Biden will require many software vendors to notify their federal government customers when the companies have a cybersecurity breach, acc...

UK PM Boris Johnson, Conservative

Is England’s $32 billion COVID test and trace making difference?

A UK parliamentary committee has said England’s controversial $32 billion test and trace system has not made a significant impact on the COVID-19 pandemic and failed its key ...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Apple to set up $1.2 billion silicon design centre in Germany

Apple has said it would establish an EU-based silicon design centre in Munich, Germany, and invest more than 1 billion euros (approximately $1.2 billion) over the next three years ...

Platform News: IBM logo

IBM revenue disappoints as software sales mark rare decline

IBM Corp missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue, hurt by a infrequent earnings decline in its software unit as customers shied away from longer-term prices as a result ...

SalesForce CRM

Salesforce.com adapts its software for pandemic vaccine distribution

Salesforce.com has said it has adapted a number of its business applications to help healthcare organizations and government entities distribute vaccines for the novel coronavirus ...

Ubisoft

Ubisoft announces staff departures after misconduct allegations

French video games maker Ubisoft has announced several staff departures after conducting a review in response to allegations of misconduct at the company, which earlier reports sai...

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

Arm to transfer two software businesses to SoftBank and focus on chips

British-based Arm Ltd plans to transfer two software businesses to its Japan-based parent, SoftBank Group Corp, in a strategic shift to focus on growing its core chip businesses, t...

Facial Recognition software

Face recognition vendor vows new rules after wrongful arrest in US using its technology

Facial recognition vendor Rank One Computing said it would “add legal means” and research other ways to thwart misuse after its software was involved in the first known...

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