Microsoft says Teams now has 13M daily active users

Posted on: July 30, 2019, in Blog

Teams, Microsoft’s two-year-old Slack competitor, is the company’s fastest-growing application in its history. That’s something Microsoft has said in the past, but for the first time, Microsoft today also announced actual user numbers for the service ahead of its Inspire partner conference next week. Teams now has 13 million active daily users, Microsoft said, and […]

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Clever Cloud launches GPU-based instances

Posted on: July 29, 2019, in Blog

French startup Clever Cloud is a cloud-hosting company that operates a Platform-as-a-Service (or PaaS). The company just launched GPU-based instances for machine learning purposes under a new brand, Clever Grid. Behind the scene, the company uses Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070. You get billed by the minute and the most basic instance costs €0.42 per hour, […]

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Sources: Currencycloud, the API for cross-border payments, has raised ~32M in first part of a Series E round

Posted on: July 28, 2019, in Blog

Currencycloud, the provider of an API and service for cross-border payments that is used by a host of fintechs and larger companies, including most recently Visa, has closed the first part in a round of Series E funding. According to sources, the over 10 year old London headquartered company announced internally that it was closing […]

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What startup names are most effective?

Posted on: July 27, 2019, in Blog

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Twitters underrated Lists feature finally gets some attention

Posted on: July 26, 2019, in Blog

Twitter Lists have never gotten the attention they deserve. A feature largely adopted by Twitter power users, lists allow you to create custom timelines by adding only those users whose tweets you want to track. And this can be done without having to also follow those Twitter accounts, which keeps your main timeline clutter-free. But […]

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Facebook squeezes money from Instagram with new ads in Explore

Posted on: July 25, 2019, in Blog

Half of Instagram’s billion-plus users open its Explore tab each month to find fresh content and creators. Now the Facebook-owned app will do more to carry its weight by injecting ads into Instagram Explore for the first time. But rather than bombard users with marketing right on the Explore grid, Instagram will instead only show […]

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Google launches a new portal for small businesses

Posted on: July 24, 2019, in Blog

To celebrate International Small Business Day, Google today launched a new website that will suggest its products that seem like the best fit for a specific business. The Google for Small Business portal was announced today at the Grow with Google Learning Center in New York City, where the company offers a variety of workshops and […]

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The next service marketplace wave: Vertical market-networks

Posted on: July 23, 2019, in Blog

Ivan Smolnikov (Image via Getty Images / Lidiia Moor) The $50 billion translation industry is a prime example of complex B2B services marketplaces. On the supply side are roughly 50,000 small agencies around the globe responsible for more than 85% of this $50 billion industry. (Note we are referring to agencies here as suppliers, though […]

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Wire collaborates with EY for on-premise end-to-end encrypted messaging app

Posted on: July 22, 2019, in Blog

End-to-end encrypted messaging app and service Wire announced a partnership with accounting and consulting company EY. Essentially, Wire is providing an on-premise version of its messaging service so that EY can control the servers and use it for their communication needs. Both companies announced the deal a few weeks ago, and I talked with Wire […]

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5G reportedly coming to premium iPhones in 2020, all models in 2021

Posted on: July 21, 2019, in Blog

The latest report from renowned Apple leaker Ming-Chi Kuo already has an eye on 2020 and beyond. The news lines up with other reports around future iPhones, noting that the high-end versions of the handset are set to get 5G in the second half of next year. By 2021, all models are set to be […]

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