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Travel startup Layla acquires AI itinerary building bot Roam Around

TechCrunch: M&A

Travel startup Layla — backed by firstminute capital, M13, Booking.com co-founder Andy Phillipps, Skyscanner co-founder Barry Smith and Paris Hilton — said today that it has acquired AI-powered itinerary building bot Roam Around. Layla didn’t disclose the valuation of the deal. Roam Around was founded last year by Shie Gabbai, a former Google employee who […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Beverage & Food Industry in 2024: 10 Hot Topics for Beverage & Food Industry Founders, Investors, and Executives

JD Supra: Mergers

2023 was a pivotal year for the beverage and food industry globally, creating new categories of winners and losers across the board. With a full year of operations largely relieved of pandemic-era restrictions, restaurant companies that survived the pandemic posted record numbers. On the other hand, packaged beverage and food companies, especially early stage packaged goods companies, faced a tight financing market and increased regulations, squeezing margins and, in some cases, driving.

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“I Know Everyone”: Where Does That Get You?

H. Friedman Search

“I Know Everyone!” It is a very simple phrase, to say the least, but what does it refer to exactly? It can mean one of two things when dealing with recruiting. It can be a hiring manager saying, “I know everyone, so there is no need for your services.” It can be from a potential candidate saying, “I know everyone, so I do not need assistance locating a new position.

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The stock market debate is trapped in the '90s with both bulls and bears drawing comparisons

CNBC: Investing

The market skeptics are busy flagging what they see as parallels between today and 1999, the year the '90s bull market went parabolic and sentiment came unhinged.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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AI-powered Estonian QA startup Klaus acquired by Zendesk

TechCrunch: M&A

Klaus — an Estonian-born startup which emerged in 2019 to aid customer services agents — has been acquired by global customer services platform Zendesk for an undisclosed amount. Last year Zendesk also acquired Tymeshift, a workforce management tool, to fold into its product. It would be remiss of us not to mention that the downturn […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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China’s Investors Are Losing Faith in Its Markets and Economy

The New York Times: Banking

As their losses pile up, Chinese investors are losing confidence not only in the stock market but in the government’s ability to turn the economy around.

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Berkshire Hathaway topped $600,000 a share last week, aiming at $1 trillion market value

CNBC: Investing

The Omaha-based juggernaut climbed 2% last week, reaching the $600,000-per-share mark for the first time ever on Thursday.

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Choose to Learn 2024: K-12 Parents Poised to Explore New Educational Options

Tyton Partners

Choose to Learn 2024: K-12 Parents Poised to Explore New Educational Options The Choose to Learn K-12 initiative, launched in 2022, investigates the evolving landscape of parents’ K-12 education options, shedding light on the motivations, barriers, and aspirations of parents actively exploring alternative educational pathways for their children. Building on insights gained from Choose to Learn 2022 , this latest work assesses the breadth of preferences from 2,000+ parents for alternative ed

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Jenner & Block Japan Newsletter - January 2024

JD Supra: Mergers

Welcome to the January 2024 edition of the Jenner & Block Japan Newsletter, a publication containing updates about legal developments in the United States that may be noteworthy to our clients and other leaders in the Japanese legal and business communities. This edition of the Japan Newsletter addresses a number of interesting subjects across industries and legal practice areas, including new laws that may affect companies that do business in the US.

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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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Why Reparations For Slavery Are Long Overdue

The New York Times: Banking

Federal reparations would help redress both the grievances of American history and the racial inequities that still define the present.

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Activist Ancora may turn to a reliable tactic to enhance value at Norfolk Southern

CNBC: Investing

There is no need for Ancora Advisors to reinvent the wheel at Norfolk Southern. Activists have used a key strategy at a slate of railways.

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How to Sell a Manufacturing Business: 10 Crucial Steps to Know

Lake Country Advisors

Selling a manufacturing business is a strategic decision that can bring about numerous benefits for business owners. Whether you’re looking to explore new opportunities, retire, or redirect your focus, understanding the advantages of selling your manufacturing business is crucial. Knowing the procedures involved in selling a manufacturing business is essential, regardless of your goals—retirement, exploring new options, or just moving on to a different endeavor.

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European Commission’s Revised Guidance on Market Definition Will Make It Easier to Allege Mergers Will “Significantly Impede Effective Competition”

JD Supra: Mergers

The European Commission’s (“Commission”) substantially revised Market Definition Notice (“Revised Notice”) will make it significantly easier for it to allege that mergers and other transactions (“mergers”) are likely to “significantly impede effective competition.”.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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As Home Insurance Bills Go Up, Owners’ Coverage Is Going Down

The New York Times: Banking

Frequent natural disasters and high inflation have led insurers to raise premiums, and forced many customers to pare back their policies.

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Traders should be worried if they're holding this Magnificent 7 member, according to the charts

CNBC: Investing

We'll break down the chart of Apple along with another technology name, Microchip Technology Inc., both of which have now tested and failed to eclipse key resistance levels.

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Refunds Guide: Why Do Refunds Take Time to Reach Customers?

Razorpay

Click Here to Track Refund Status or Contact Razorpay Support Your amount will be refunded to you in 1000002345 days – Every business ever. Has this ever happened to you while making an online purchase? You returned an item, and the money was promised to be credited to your account within 5-10 working days, or Your transaction was not completed but money was still deducted from your account You would expect that the refund would reflect instantly in your account, or want online refund sta

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Antitrust M&A Snapshot - Q4 2023

JD Supra: Mergers

IN THIS FEBRUARY 2024 ISSUE - UNITED STATES - New Merger Guidelines Released - The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) issued their updated Merger Guidelines on December 18, 2023. The new guidelines include several potential enforcement theories from the prior guidelines but also introduce new concepts not addressed in prior versions.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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Japan’s Economy Slips Into Recession and to No. 4 in Global Ranking

The New York Times: Banking

A slowdown in consumer and business spending held Japan back at the end of last year, with the economy contracting for the second straight quarter.

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Berkshire Hathaway once again keeps new stock purchase secret, trims giant Apple stake

CNBC: Investing

Berkshire requested that the Securities and Exchange Commission keep the details of one or more of its stock holdings confidential.

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The Managed Services Surge: Insights from Cisco Live EMEA

Cisco: M&A

Cisco Live EMEA 2024 is now in the books—what an incredible four days! The atmosphere was alive with the anticipation of the innovation and opportunity that lies ahead of us.

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M&A in 2024: How to Prepare for HSR Filings in a Year of Antitrust Uncertainty

JD Supra: Mergers

In June 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a proposed rule that would dramatically change, and increase the burden of, Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (the “HSR Act”) pre-merger antitrust filings. Many observers expect these rules to become effective by summer of 2024. However, the exact nature of the final rules, and when they will become effective, remain uncertain.

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Embedded Analytics: A Force Multiplier for Business

The possibilities for embedded analytics to drive real value for businesses, end users, and society are as fascinating as they are limitless. No matter the industry, brand after brand is finding that analytics can be the solution to a multitude of business challenges. Go deep with five insightsoftware customers as they share the details of their analytics journeys and discuss the transformative power of data.

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Strategies for Startups to Secure Venture Capital Funding

Global Banking & Finance

Strategies for Startups to Secure Venture Capital Funding Venture capital funding represents a significant milestone for startups, acting as a catalyst for growth and scaling opportunities. However, the path to securing this type of investment is fraught with challenges, requiring a well-thought-out strategy and a robust understanding of what investors are looking for.

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Top Wall Street analysts pick these 3 dividend stocks for the long haul

CNBC: Investing

TipRanks' analyst ranking service pinpoints Wall Street's best-performing stocks, including Verizon and Enterprise Products Partners.

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NIS2 compliance for industrial networks: Are you ready?

Cisco: M&A

Since the European Union (EU) signed the second version of the Network and Information Security (NIS2) Directive in December 2022, there has been a real frenzy all around Europe about it.

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Was the richest person in the world overpaid?

JD Supra: Mergers

Chancellor Kathleen McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery grappled with this question in a recent derivative lawsuit challenging Tesla’s performance-based equity award with a potential USD55.8 billion maximum value and USD2.6bn grant date fair value to Tesla CEO Elon Musk (the “2018 Grant”).

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The Essential Guide to Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports and analytics in your application presents unique opportunities and poses unique challenges. We interviewed 16 experts across business intelligence, UI/UX, security and more to find out what it takes to build an application with analytics at its core. No matter where you are in your analytics journey, you will learn about emerging trends and gather best practices from product experts.

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Litestream Ventures unveils plans for ‘click-to-invest’ TV series  

Growth Business

By Dom Walbanke on Growth Business - Your gateway to entrepreneurial success Litestream Ventures has revealed plans for an upcoming ‘click-to-invest’ TV series for startups and scaleups focusing on climate change and sustainability. The venture media firm is hoping the series, which is currently in development, will challenge the likes of Shark Tank and Dragons’ Den by championing innovators addressing the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Stanley Druckenmiller exits Alphabet, keeps winning AI plays Nvidia and Microsoft

CNBC: Investing

Stanley Druckenmiller dumped his stake in Alphabet entirely, while keeping his high-conviction bets on artificial intelligence through Microsoft and Nvidia.

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Award-Winning Centralized Platform Helps Unlock Value Through Simplicity

Cisco: M&A

From work style to vehicle choice, hybrid has become the new norm. In fact, we are surrounded by use cases that need a hybrid approach to problem solving. And as we all know, networks are evolving.

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