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Yahoo is acquiring Instagram co-founders’ AI-powered news startup Artifact

TechCrunch: M&A

Yahoo is acquiring Artifact, the AI-powered news app from Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the company announced on Tuesday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Artifact will no longer operate as a stand-alone app, and its AI-powered personalization technology will be integrated across Yahoo, including the Yahoo News app in […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Carrots and Sticks: DOJ’s Push to Incentivize Voluntary Disclosure of Corporate Misconduct (Part II of II)

JD Supra: Mergers

DOJ has been on a public relations campaign to push a simple message for corporations: if companies learn of misconduct, companies should disclose such misconduct to earn valuable benefits. The quintessential question remains — should companies disclose misconduct to the Department of Justice or should the company remediate the misconduct and maintain its silence?

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Are You Really Ready To Hang Up Your Dancing Shoes?

H. Friedman Search

This question came to me after I reviewed the calls I had last week. I had been given an assignment to fill an underwriter position, a rare task as most of my recruiting is opportunistic. It was a very specific assignment in this case and one that I felt I was definitely challenged by. Being an experienced recruiter, I resorted back to my old recruiting day tactics where I searched for a specific job order.

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Trading Treadmills for Acquisitions: Reid Tileston's Journey to Entrepreneurial Success

How2Exit

b' E201: Trading Treadmills for Acquisitions: Reid Tileston's Journey to Entrepreneurial Success - Watch Here rn rn About the Guest(s): rn Reid Tileston, a seasoned professional with a fascinating background in finance and a passion for fitness, shared his journey on the How2Exit Podcast. Born to two Northern California hippie runners, Reid's entrepreneurial spirit was nurtured from an early age.

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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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DataStax acquires the startup behind low-code AI builder Langflow

TechCrunch: M&A

DataStax made a name for itself by commercializing the open source Apache Cassandra NoSQL database, but these days, the company’s focus is squarely on using its database chops to build a “one-stop GenAI stack.” One of the first building blocks for this was to bring vector search capabilities to its hosted Astra DB service last […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Poor Nations Are Writing a New Handbook for Getting Rich

The New York Times: Banking

Economies focused on exports have lifted millions out of poverty, but epochal changes in trade, supply chains and technology are making it a lot harder.

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Franchising: Unveiling the Wealth-Building Power of Franchising with Ralph Yarusso

How2Exit

b' E199: Franchising: Unveiling the Wealth-Building Power of Franchising with Ralph Yarusso - Watch Here rn rn About the Guest(s): rn Ralph Yarusso brings a wealth of experience to the table, with a diverse background that began in military service. As an Air Force veteran, Ralph's technical and leadership skills were honed early, leading to a successful post-service career.

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Robot delivery firm Kiwibot buys Taipei chipmaker, citing US/China tensions

TechCrunch: M&A

Bay Area/Colombia-based delivery robotics firm Kiwibot this week announced that it has acquired Auto Mobility Solutions. The Taipei firm produces chips specifically for the world of robotics and autonomous driving. Details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Kiwi founder and CEO Felipe Chávez Cortés does, however, tell TechCrunch that rising tensions between the U.S. […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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FDIC Proposes Limitations on Use of Non-Competes

JD Supra: Mergers

On March 21, 2024, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) issued its proposed Statement of Policy on Bank Merger Transactions (the “Proposal”) for public comment. The Proposal seeks to update guidance, last amended in 2008, on how it will evaluate bank merger transactions with respect to competition, financial resources, the convenience and needs of communities, financial stability, and money laundering.

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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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U.S. consumer plays in China are more than coffee and iPhones. Stocks to watch

CNBC: Investing

While Starbucks has warned of price competition in China and Apple tries to drum up momentum with a new store, other U.S. brands are seeing growth in the country.

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E200: Buying or Selling a Small Business? Get the Insider Tips You Need to Secure Your Deal

How2Exit

b' E200: Buying or Selling a Small Business? Get the Insider Tips You Need to Secure Your Deal - Watch Here rn rn About the Guest(s): rn Patrick O'Connell is an experienced mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisor with a profound depth of knowledge in buying and selling small businesses valued between one to $20 million. Patrick brings his expertise from a solid educational foundation with a degree in accounting from James Madison University to his current position as the founder and managing

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TechCrunch Minute: Yahoo buys Artifact news app from Instagram’s co-founders

TechCrunch: M&A

News that Yahoo is buying Artifact stirred the technology watercooler yesterday. Artifact was an interesting app, employing AI to help its users find and consume more, and more targeted news. It had some devoted fans, but never reached the sort of scale that would have made it an attractive long-term project. So, the Instagram founders […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Lexology In-Depth - Acquisition And Leveraged Finance

JD Supra: Mergers

It was a muted start to the year for the acquisition and leveraged finance market due to a challenging macroeconomic climate. Interest rate hikes at one of the fastest paces on record, surging inflation (particularly in Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States), heightened geopolitical tensions and concerns over the prospect of a global recession have all continued to weigh on the market.

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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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Controllers: Del. Supreme Says “Yes, MFW Does Apply Beyond Squeeze-Outs”

Deal Lawyers

At the risk of sounding like we have absolutely no lives, John and I have been eagerly awaiting the Delaware Supreme Court’s decision in the In Re Match Group Inc. Derivative Litigation for quite some time — at least since the December oral arguments. Yesterday, the comparatively short, 52-page opinion In Re Match Group Inc.

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Here are the best places in the world to do business

CNBC: Investing

"Singapore will remain the best geography in the world to do business, as it has for the past 16 years," according to the EIU's business environment ranking.

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Deal Talks Between Paramount and Skydance Heat Up

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

David Ellison, the founder of the Skydance media company, met with Paramount’s board of directors late last month to discuss the deal.

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California’s AB 3129 Continues National Trend of Scrutinizing Private Equity Investments in the Health Care Industry

JD Supra: Mergers

The California legislature is considering a bill that could severely impact the ability for private equity companies and hedge funds to operate in the California health care industry. AB 3129, introduced by Assembly Member Jim Wood, would (1) require prior notice and approval by the California Attorney General (“AG”) prior to a change of control or acquisition between certain health care entities and private equity groups or hedge funds and (2) limit the ability for private equity companies or.

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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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Capstone’s Abigail Iaconis Earns MMP Certification

Successful Acquisitions

Capstone’s Abigail Iaconis Earns MMP Certification Capstone Strategic is pleased to announce that Senior Analyst Abigail Iaconis has received her certification as a Middle-Market Professional (MMP) from the Association for Corporate Growth. In order to receive the MMP certification, students must complete a 4-to-6-week self-study course, and successfully pass an exam.

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Steve Cohen says he owns a 'little bit' of bitcoin because of his son

CNBC: Investing

Hedge fund billionaire and New York Mets owner Steve Cohen said he's bought a little bit of bitcoin and discussed its potential as a new asset class.

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Euronext MTS to facilitate European Central Bank’s euro-denominated bonds electronic trading platforms

The TRADE

Euronext’s dealer to client trading platform MTS BondVision has secured the contract to supply the European Central Bank (ECB) with electronic trading platforms for euro-denominated bonds. MTS BondVision covers rates, credit and repo. The contract agreed with the ECB covers euro-denominated European government bonds and bills, corporate bonds, senior unsecured bank bonds, covered bonds, and supranational, agency and sovereign bonds.

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Tips For Navigating Company Mergers And Acquisitions

JD Supra: Mergers

According to research from Harvard Business Review, the vast majority—between 70 and 90 percent—of mergers and acquisitions fail. Successful corporate transitions begin by anticipating potential challenges.

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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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5 Things to Know About India’s Economy Under Modi

The New York Times: Banking

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks a third term, India’s growth has received the attention of the world’s investors but inequality has deepened.

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These stocks could rally in 'second phase' of bull market, Morgan Stanley Investment Management says

CNBC: Investing

Slimmon advised investors to lean more cyclical, pointing out that the best-performing sectors in March were energy, materials and industrials.

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Navigating the Multicloud Journey with Cisco’s New Certifications [Infographic]

Cisco: M&A

It’s time to expand your multicloud expertise. According to the Cisco 2022 Global Hybrid Cloud Trends Report , 93 percent of organizations already operate in multicloud environments.

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SFC’s Proposed Changes for Privatisation of Hong Kong’s Real Estate Investment Trusts

JD Supra: Mergers

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published a consultation paper on 28 March 2024 proposing a statutory scheme of arrangement and compulsory acquisition mechanism for real estate investment trusts (REITs).

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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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New Questions on How a Key Agency Shared Inflation Data

The New York Times: Banking

A government economist had regular contact with “super users” in finance, records show, at a time when such information keenly interests investors.

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Buy the Atlanta Braves tracking stock since it will likely be bought by a billionaire, analyst says

CNBC: Investing

Rosenblatt Securities hiked its price target on Atlanta Braves Holdings, a tracking stock for one of the top Major League Baseball franchises.

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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain security due diligence: A guide to hedge risk

Cisco: M&A

Blockchain technology has experienced remarkable adoption in recent years, driven by its use across a broad spectrum of institutions, governments, retail investors, and users.