Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft looking to bring advertising into more of its software?

It seems Microsoft is getting ready to integrate advertising into more of its products. Some Microsoft power users have noticed an advert in the latest iteration of Windows 11 File...

Platform Industry: SAP software logo

Software group SAP to buy majority stake in US FinTech firm Taulia

SAP has said it has agreed to buy a majority stake in privately held US FinTech firm Taulia as the German business software group seeks to expand its presence across supply-chain f...

South Korea Cartoons

South Korea’s “webtoon” leverage low-cost stories with huge upside

Netflix’s most-watched series in late November, “Hellbound”, is making a splash on TV, but it first appeared on much smaller screens as an online comic, or “...

Thoughtworks Inc

Thoughtworks valued at about $9 billion after shares surge in debut

Shares of Thoughtworks Inc jumped nearly 24% in their Nasdaq debut, valuing the company at nearly $9 billion, after the software consultancy business priced its initial public offe...

Cisco Systems

Cisco forecasts growth from software shift, but chip prices pressure profits

Cisco Systems has forecast that within four years, about half its revenue will come from software and other recurring sales, but its chief financial officer told Reuters high chip ...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft sees steady cloud growth after record quarterly profit

Microsoft Corp posted its most profitable quarter, beating Wall Street expectations for revenue and earnings, as PC sales declines stemming from a global chip shortage were more th...

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 2022

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 ...

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