Fri.Apr 19, 2024

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Webflow acquires Intellimize to add AI-powered webpage personalization

TechCrunch: M&A

Webflow, a web design and hosting platform that’s raised over $330 million at a $4 billion valuation, is expanding into a new sector: marketing optimization. Today, Webflow announced that it acquired Intellimize, a startup leveraging AI to personalize websites for unique visitors. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. But a source familiar with the […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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SEC Prevails in Novel "Shadow Trading" Insider Trading Trial

JD Supra: Mergers

The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") won at trial in its first "shadow trading" case, holding a corporate official liable for insider trading for using nonpublic information about his company's acquisition to trade in securities of a third-party company that was not involved in the acquisition.

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FTC Open Meeting: Non-Competes on the Agenda Next Tuesday

Deal Lawyers

This week, the FTC announced an open meeting next Tuesday, April 23rd. The Commission is scheduled to vote on final rules — previously proposed in January 2023 — that “would generally prevent most employers from using noncompete clauses.

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FTSE 350: Snapshot of AGM Key Trends – 2024 Update

JD Supra: Mergers

We have gathered and examined data from AGM Notices published by FTSE 350 companies since January 2024. We have set out the approach companies have taken on a number of key aspects of their meetings, including where the meetings are being held, the arrangements made for Q&As and the varying levels of shareholder engagement being offered. We have also identified the categories of resolutions that received 20% or more dissenting votes at AGMs last year and show the trend this year to date.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Bitcoin just completed its fourth-ever 'halving,' here’s what investors need to watch now

CNBC: Investing

In the wake of the latest Bitcoin halving, there may be some speculative trading. Other key events will also be in focus.

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This investor, mentored by Peter Lynch, hasn't abandoned the 'Mag 7,' but is placing bets on these mid-caps

CNBC: Investing

The investor has outperformed this year by staying invested in "Magnificent Seven" names, but said that he is hunting for opportunities in the small- and mid-cap space.

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Introducing the 7th Annual Partner Innovation Challenge: Featuring an Exciting New Prize Category

Cisco: M&A

Cisco’s 7th annual Partner Innovation Challenge has ascended to global prominence, captivating partners from an astounding 96 countries and distributing over $3.3 million USD in collective rewards.

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A low-cost way to protect against further market declines and position for an eventual comeback

CNBC: Investing

Jeff Kilburg presents a trade that protects profits, yet positions him to be long after further carnage to the downside.

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China’s Export Dominance: What to Know

The New York Times: Banking

From cars to solar panels to furniture, China is using lavish bank lending and enormous investments in robotics to cement its global leadership in manufacturing.

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Predictions You Can Rely On: How Data Drives Successful Financial Forecasting

Speaker: Robbie Bhathal, Founder & CEO, and Matthew Acalin, Head of Credit Intelligence

In today's volatile financial environment, how confident are you in your company’s financial forecasting? To get the most accurate cash predictions that will lead to long-term financial survival, real-time data is critical. Innovative cash management strategies can lead to better credit opportunities, more sustainable growth, and long-term financial prosperity.

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Goldman Sachs is strong, Netflix raises questions: What we learned from earnings this week

CNBC: Investing

Earnings from major banks, as well as UnitedHealth Group and Netflix, kicked off what could be a rocky earnings season.

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How We’re Delivering Next-Gen Workforce Collaboration with Cisco Private 5G

Cisco: M&A

In a few days, we’ll be at Hannover Messe to show some of the amazing work we’ve been doing on our Cisco Mobility Services Platform with our Private 5G partners, Nokia and Logicalis.

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Insurance stocks are rallying as a way to play one of the hottest spots for inflation

CNBC: Investing

Several insurance stocks have hit all-time highs this year as the cost of auto and homeowners insurance has surged.

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Ex-Credit Suisse equity trader joins BMO Capital Markets in electronic trading role

The TRADE

BMO Capital Markets has appointed Harj Bagria within its electronic trading division, The TRADE can reveal. Bagria joins BMO from Credit Suisse, where he spent nearly five years. Most recently, Bagria held an EMEA equity trading position, based in London. Elsewhere in his tenure at Credit Suisse, Bagria held APAC equity trading and electronic sales trading positions, based in Hong Kong.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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How BlackRock’s Rick Rieder would reimagine the 60/40 portfolio with today’s higher rates

CNBC: Investing

The so-called balanced portfolio of 60% equities and 40% fixed income could use a rethink as rates remain high.

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Mixing It Up: Combining Seller Financing, Equity Investment, and All-Cash Elements in Mergers and Acquisition Deals

Sun Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are complex financial transactions that often involve various components to structure a successful deal. In the world of M&A, it’s not uncommon to see a mix of seller financing , equity investment, and all-cash elements coming together to create a mutually beneficial arrangement for buyers and sellers. This blog post explores the advantages and considerations of using these elements in M&A deals.

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Needham upgrades Netflix, sets $700 price target on future AI benefits

CNBC: Investing

Don't overlook Netflix's stake in the artificial intelligence race, according to Needham.

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Se acerca la famosa ‘reducción a la mitad’ de los bitcoines

The New York Times: Banking

Los aficionados al bitcóin esperan que la reducción programada del número de nuevas monedas en circulación haga que el precio de la criptomoneda se dispare.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Friday's analyst calls: Netflix earnings reaction, beauty stock gets a downgrade

CNBC: Investing

Netflix and a popular beauty stock were featured among Friday's biggest analyst calls.

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ALSTOM SA: Alstom announces the sale of its North American conventional signalling business. An important milestone in the implementation of the group’s deleveraging plan.

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Alstom announces the sale of its North American conventional signalling business. An important milestone in the implementation of the group’s deleveraging plan.

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Former Odey Asset Management trader joins Sarasin & Partners in a multi-asset role

The TRADE

Sarasin & Partners has appointed a former Odey Asset Management trader to join its ranks as a multi-asset dealer, The TRADE can reveal. Neil Palan joins Sarasin & Partners as a multi-asset dealer after over 16 years with Odey Asset Management. Sarasin & Partners had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publishing. Palan began his career at State Street in 2006 as a fund administrator, joining Odey in a similar role just over a year later.

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ALSTOM SA: Alstom annonce la vente de son activité de signalisation conventionnelle en Amérique du Nord. Une étape importante dans la mise en œuvre du plan de désendettement du groupe. 

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Alstom annonce la vente de son activité de signalisation conventionnelle en Amérique du Nord. Une étape importante dans la mise en œuvre du plan de désendettement du groupe.

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.

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Another way to play the commodity breakout with a copper stock forming a 'bull flag' chart pattern

CNBC: Investing

Todd Gordon on the breakout in metals and a stock to play it.

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The Lex Newsletter: investment banking is back — sort of

Financial Times - Banking

Dealmaking may have picked up but there is still a need for caution after a protracted slump

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Earnings momentum: Analysts are getting more bullish on these names reporting next week

CNBC: Investing

Analysts are upwardly revising estimates on this collection of stocks due to report earnings next week.

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Athabasca Minerals Inc. Announces Court Approval of Reorganization and Delisting From TSX Venture Exchange

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

EDMONTON, Alberta, April 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Athabasca Minerals Inc. (TSXV: AMI) (“ Athabasca ” or the “ Corporation ”) announced today that it has applied to delist its common shares (the “ Common Shares ”) from the TSX Venture Exchange (the “ TSXV ”). The delisting is being pursued in accordance with the terms of the subscription agreement between the Corporation and Badger Mining Corporation (“ Badger ”) dated February 9, 2024 (the “ Agreement ”), whereby, among other things, Badger

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Embedded Analytics Insights for 2024

Organizations look to embedded analytics to provide greater self-service for users, introduce AI capabilities, offer better insight into data, and provide customizable dashboards that present data in a visually pleasing, easy-to-access format. To better understand the factors behind the decision to build or buy analytics, insightsoftware partnered with Hanover Research to survey IT, software development, and analytics professionals on why they make the embedded analytics choices they do.

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STOXX 600 hits one-month low on geopolitical woes; L’Oreal shines

Global Banking & Finance

STOXX 600 hits one-month low on geopolitical woes; L’Oreal shines By Ozan Ergenay and Johann M Cherian (Reuters) -European stocks dropped to their lowest levels in more than one month on Friday after a ramp-up in the Middle East conflict spooked investors, while L’Oreal’s shares rose as the French cosmetic giant’s quarterly sales trounced estimates.

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Form 8.3 - Lok’n Store Group Plc

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

Downing LLPLEI: 213800G3X76VBG9SB50419 April 2024Form 8.3 re. Lok’n Store Group Plc PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH.

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Explainer-Bitcoin’s ‘halving’: what is it and does it matter?

Global Banking & Finance

Explainer-Bitcoin’s ‘halving’: what is it and does it matter? LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s long-anticipated ‘halving’ is, depending on where you sit, a vital event that will burnish the cryptocurrency’s value as an increasingly scarce commodity, or little more than a technical change talked up by speculators to inflate its price.

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