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Microsoft announces global Teams ad push as it combats Slack for the heart of enterprise comms – TechCrunch

Microsoft announces global Teams ad push as it combats Slack for the heart of enterprise comms – TechCrunch

The long-running contest between Microsoft and its Teams service and Slack’s eponymous application continued this morning, with Redmond announcing what it describes as its first “global” advertising push for its enterprise communication service. Slack, a recent technology IPO, exploded in the back half of last decade, accreting huge revenues while burrowing into the tech stacks […]

Cloud services provider DigitalOcean is laying off staff, sources say 30-50 affected – TechCrunch

Cloud services provider DigitalOcean is laying off staff, sources say 30-50 affected – TechCrunch

After appointing a new CEO and CFO last summer, cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean is embarking on a wider reorganisation: the startup has announced a round of layoffs, with potentially between 30 and 50 people affected. DigitalOcean has confirmed the news with the following statement: “DigitalOcean recently announced a restructuring to better align its teams to its […]

Customer data platform ActionIQ raises $32M – TechCrunch

Customer data platform ActionIQ raises $32M – TechCrunch

ActionIQ co-founder and CEO Tasso Argyros knows there are plenty of companies promising to help businesses use their customer data to deliver personalized experiences — as he put it, “The space has gotten very, very hot over the last couple of years.” But in the face of growing competition, ActionIQ (founded in 2014 and headquartered […]

Cloudinary passes $60M ARR without VC money – TechCrunch

Cloudinary passes $60M ARR without VC money – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re continuing our exploration of companies that have reached material scale, usually viewed through the lens of annual recurring revenue (ARR). We’ve looked at companies that have reached the $100 million ARR mark and a […]

Former Docker CEO Steve Singh joins Madrona – TechCrunch

Former Docker CEO Steve Singh joins Madrona – TechCrunch

Madrona Venture Group announced today that is has hired former Docker CEO Steve Singh as a managing director at the firm. Singh stepped down as CEO of Docker last May and Seattle-based Madrona seems like logical landing spot. He is a long-time resident of Seattle, and has been working behind the scenes with Madrona for […]

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