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Zendesk’s Double-Digit Growth in APAC Cements its Commitment to Developing Tech Talent Across the Region

Zendesk Set to Further Expand Its Singapore Product and Engineering Teams, Fueled by a Renewed Partnership with the Economic Development Board Zendesk, Inc., a San Francisco-headquartered customer experience and engagement software company, has solidified its position as one of Asia Pacific’s (APAC) fastest-growing technology companies with the expansion of its Singapore office. Today, the company announced that in partnership with the Economic Development Board (EDB) it will invest in and develop local talent that will…

Cisco Acquires UAE-Based AI Start-Up Wrappup (Voicea)

Dubai-based start-up Wrappup, which was acquired by Voicea last year has now been taken over by tech giants Cisco. The AI-powered voice-to-text note-taking company was incubated at the IN5 innovation center which has incubated over 160 companies in Dubai. Wrappup (Voicea) represented the UAE at the annual Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) 2018. GSEA encourages students to own and operate a business while attending college. Wrappup which was run by Ayush Chordia, Rami Salman and Rishav Jalan opted to go for the…

RKD Group Announces Acquisition of Direct Point Group

Toronto-Based Firm to Add New Solutions to Growing Suite of Marketing and Fundraising Services for Nonprofits RKD Group, a leading provider of marketing and fundraising solutions for nonprofits, announced the acquisition of Direct Point Group (DPG), a Toronto, Canada-based direct-response fundraising agency. "We are truly excited to welcome the DPG team to RKD Group.  DPG has a stellar reputation for providing breakthrough direct response fundraising and marketing services to a wide range of Canadian and US-based…

Mediafly Transforms Sales Enablement Landscape with Acquisition of iPresent

Combined Solution Provides “Sales Enablement for All,” Ensures Sales Teams of Any Size Have Easy Access to Effective Tools That Impact Revenue Mediafly, a provider of sales enablement technology, content management and advisory services that create interactive, value-based selling experiences, announced it has acquired iPresent, a UK-based pioneer of sales enablement. The acquisition brings a sophisticated yet flexible sales enablement solution to any company, of any size and expands Mediafly’s global footprint.…

Like Minded Entertainment Announces the Acquisition of Canadian Tech Company Vantrix, Creating the New Content and Technology Group Like…

LME acquires leading global supplier of media distribution technology to AT&T, Sprint, Bell Canada, O2 and Vodaphone Initial LMMV Entertainment-Tech projects include a 360-degree streaming platform for the Rogers Cup tennis tournament and the Chris Evans nonpartisan civic engagement website “A Starting Point” RBC to co-finance new technology incubator Like Minded Labs; technology entrepreneur Joe Kiani to join Like Minded boards Like Minded Entertainment’s (LME) founder, filmmaker and actor Mark Kassen announced…

Cloudera’s Acquisition of Arcadia Data to Accelerate Time-To-Insight for Data Analytics

Arcadia’s Patent-Pending Arcengine Technology Enables Enterprises to Generate Actionable Insights The enterprise data cloud company, Cloudera recently announced its acquisition of certain assets of Arcadia Data. Arcadia Data makes use of Artificial Intelligence to provide superior solutions. It is known for providing cloud-native AI-powered Business Intelligence and real-time analytics. Its architecture provides deeper and quicker insights from modern data platforms like cloud object stores, Apache Kafka, and Apache…

Alibaba Acquires Import E-Commerce Platform Kaola from NetEase for Approximately US$2 Billion

Alibaba Also Agrees to Take a Minority Stake in Netease Cloud Music NetEase, Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Limited announced Alibaba's acquisition of NetEase's import e-commerce platform Kaola for approximately US$2 billion. The transaction paves the way for the two internet companies with deep roots in Hangzhou to further identify and explore business collaborations. Alibaba plans for Kaola to continue to operate independently under its current brand. Tmall Import and Export General Manager Alvin Liu will serve as…

Bigtincan Takes Aim at Revenue Enablement with AsdeqLabs Acquisition

Integration for an Industry First offering Cements Leadership in Sales Enablement Market Bigtincan, the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, announced the acquisition of AsdeqLabs, whose platform provides support for field-based employees and mobile service capabilities, helping to usher in the next evolution of service enablement and customer engagement for revenue accountability. With AsdeqLabs, Bigtincan strengthens its revenue enablement platform by expanding its content management and…

Drift Announces Acquisition of Giant Otter & Launch of Drift Automation

Conversational Marketing leader unveils first marketing automation product built for the customer era at HYPERGROWTH 2019 Drift, the leading conversational marketing platform, announced the acquisition of Giant Otter and the launch of Drift Automation. Giant Otter was led by Jeff Orkin, Ph.D., who has been developing AI systems to understand human behavior and language for the past 20 years. As CEO of Giant Otter, Dr. Orkin built on research he conducted at the MIT Media Lab. Prior to MIT, Dr. Orkin spent a decade…

Voyant Accelerates Mobile Capabilities with Acrobits Acquisition

Acrobits' Mobile Softphone and SDKs to Bolster Voyant's Market Leading UCaaS and CPaaS Services Voyant, a leading UCaaS and CPaaS service provider to businesses, announced the acquisition of Acrobits, the market leader of mobile communication apps based in Prague, Czech Republic. Acrobits' portfolio includes mobile communication softphones for smartphones, WebRTC clients for browsers, and software development kits (SDKs) for developers. Acrobits has tens of millions of softphone endpoints deployed across a broad customer…

FairWarning Appoints Technology Veteran Ed Holmes as Chief Executive Officer

FairWarning, a global privacy company providing solutions that protect data in electronic health records (EHRs), Salesforce and hundreds of other cloud-based applications, announced the appointment of Ed Holmes as Chief Executive Officer. Holmes is taking over from Interim CEO Patrick Marschall. Holmes was previously the CEO of Peoplenet, a leading provider of cloud software for the staffing industry, until its acquisition by Bullhorn in 2017, at which time Holmes became the SVP of Workforce & Revenue…

Leading Live Festival Event Experience Platform Acquires Event Genius

Today’s hot start-up announcement involves a leading live music experience platform and its latest acquisition. Festicket, the world’s largest music festival experience platform, has announced the deal leading to the acquisition of Event Genius platform. Event Genius is an award-winning British ticket and point of sale (POS) cashless platform. According to the official press release, this transaction also includes the brand aimed at users, Ticket Arena. Founded in 2013 by Jerome Elfassy, Jonathan Younes, and Zack Sabban,…

Airship Acquires Apptimize to Create Industry’s Leading End-to-End Mobile Customer Experience Platform

Digital customer engagement leader adds the industry’s most popular solution for testing and optimizing mobile apps and cross channel user experiences  Customer engagement company Airship announced that it has acquired Apptimize, the most adopted solution for testing and innovating user experiences across mobile apps and other digital channels. This move provides marketers and developers with a single solution to optimize the entire user experience across messaging channels and digital properties. Airship enables…

1WorldSync to Expand Product Content Management and Syndication Portfolio Through the Acquisition of LANSA Content Syndication Toolset

LANSA Data Sync Direct and SyncManager enhance 1WorldSync's robust product offerings 1WorldSync, the leading provider of product content solutions, announced that they have acquired Data Sync Direct and Sync Manager, product content syndication solutions from LANSA, (a division of Idera, Inc.), a provider of low-code application development platform tools. Marketing Technology News: BitGo Appoints Pete Najarian as Chief Revenue Officer Now, 1WorldSync provides more flexibility for customers to integrate product…

Syncsort Acquires Pitney Bowes’ Software Solutions Business to Create a Leading Data Management Platform

Transformational Acquisition Strengthens Data Quality Software Leadership Combines Best-in-Class Location Intelligence, Data Enrichment, Customer Information Management and Engagement Solutions with Powerful Data Integration and Optimization Software Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pitney Bowes’ Software Solutions business. Together, Syncsort and the Pitney Bowes software & data business becomes one of the largest data management…

Splunk Decides to Buy AIOps Start-Up SignalFx for $1.05 Billion

AIOps and Log Management company- Splunk, has announced signing a definitive agreement to acquire SignalFx for $1.05 billion. SignalFx is a SaaS leader in real-time monitoring and metrics for Cloud infrastructure, microservices, and applications. With this acquisition, Splunk is expected to further enhance its leadership stance in the ITOM and an AIOps industry. SignalFx would enable Splunk developers to deliver observability and APM for organizations at every stage of their Cloud journey, starting from Cloud-native apps to…

vCita Expands its Business Management Suite with WiseStamp Email Marketing Tool Acquisition

vCita, the complete business management application, will be able to offer their customers an enhanced email marketing service after acquiring email marketing tool WiseStamp. The acquisition comes a few months after vCita received around $15 million in funding from capital investment group Forestay Capital. vCita is an application that focuses on all aspects of managing a business. It offers booking, payments, customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing as its four primary services, which are targeted at small…

Upland Software Announces Acquisition, Raises Guidance

Acquisition of Cimpl Creates First It Financial Management Cloud with Enterprise-Class Telecom Expense Management Capabilities Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based enterprise work management software, has acquired Cimpl, a leading cloud-based telecom expense management platform. The addition of Cimpl to Upland’s Project & Financial Management Solution Suite creates the market’s first IT Financial Management Cloud (ITFM Cloud) with enterprise-class IT financial management and full lifecycle telecom expense…

Sabre Reaffirms Benefits of Farelogix Acquisition and Will Challenge DOJ Lawsuit

Acquisition Will Speed the Delivery of Innovative Next-Generation Airline Technology Solutions Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider to the travel industry, announced that it will challenge the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking to block the company's planned acquisition of Farelogix, Inc. Farelogix, a recognized innovator in the highly competitive airline technology space whose New Distribution Capability (NDC) technology is used by a number of airlines around the world, will bring…

Experian A/NZ Acquires Australian Fintech Look Who’s Charging to Bolster Open Data Offering

Experian Australia & New Zealand announces its acquisition of Look Who's Charging, the Australian fintech startup which has solved the everyday frustrating problem of unrecognised bank transactions by providing instant clarification on the merchant behind a transaction. Look Who's Charging is integrated with a number of Australian banks, with their data available to millions of Australians directly within existing digital banking applications. The move will combine Experian's global open data solutions with Look…