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News Corp Agrees to Acquire Opcity

News Corp today announced that its subsidiary Move, Inc., operator of realtor.com®, has entered into an agreement to acquire Opcity, the market-leading real estate technology platform that matches qualified home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals in real time. The planned acquisition of Opcity, based in Austin, Texas, will broaden realtor.com®’s lead generation product portfolio, allowing real estate professionals to choose between traditional lead products that offer professionals the opportunity to work leads themselves or a concierge-based model that provides highly vetted, transaction-ready leads, which is the expertise Opcity brings to realtor.com®. The acquisition purchase price is $210 million, subject to adjustments.


Exabeam Raises $50 Million in Series D Funding to Disrupt SIEM Market


Skyworks to Acquire Smart Interface Innovator Avnera Corporation



TuneIn Launches New Hip-Hop Station ‘The Element’ Hosted By DJ Carisma

TuneIn, Inc., the leading global live audio streaming service, today announced the launch of ‘The Element,” a new hip-hop station hosted by West Coast trendsetter and co-creator of the Young California movement DJ Carisma. This will be followed in the coming weeks with the launch of West Coast-specific version called ‘The Element West,” also hosted and curated by DJ Carisma.

“‘The Element’ combines my personal passion of breaking and supporting new artists with TuneIn’s commitment to deliver the world’s best listening experiences,” said DJ Carisma, Hip-Hop / R&B curation and artist relations lead at TuneIn. “I’ve dedicated my life to promoting the music and artists I believe in and ‘The Element’ takes this dedication to a whole new level. We are changing the industry!”



Reputation.com Announces Customer Experience Management Integrations at Dreamforce 2018

Reputation.com, the first and only complete cloud-based enterprise reputation management platform, today announces the latest version of its platform, which unifies customer experience intelligence and real-time service recovery to turn customers into champions and generate more business.

The Reputation.com platform bridges Salesforce Sales Cloud, Marketing Cloud and Service Cloud by collecting and analyzing real-time customer experience data from social media, online reviews and direct customer surveys, and triggering corrective action to improve customer satisfaction, advocacy and online reputation.



Teladoc Health Launches Teladoc Global Care Services

(NYSE: TDOC), the global leader in virtual care, announced today the launch of Teladoc Global Care, the first virtual care offering of its kind to uniquely meet the needs of globally mobile individuals in need of general medical care. The addition of Teladoc Global Care services enables multinational organizations to provide expats and travelers with a single solution for convenient and easy-to-navigate access to quality care, regardless of geographic location.



Delphix Adds Penny Herscher to Board of Directors

Delphix, the company accelerating innovation through DataOps, today announced the addition of Penny Herscher to its Board of Directors, effective August 2018. With deep experience in building and growing sustainable software companies, Penny will join a seasoned board to help usher in the next phase of the company’s growth.

“Penny has a wealth of experience helping companies grow quickly and accelerate true business transformation and I’m thrilled to add her to our board,” said Chris Cook, CEO of Delphix. “She will be instrumental in helping us extend our leadership position in the DataOps market, freeing more companies from the pain of data friction, and empowering them to accelerate application development in the location of their choice: on public, private or hybrid clouds.”



Free Health Visits, Available Through Teladoc Health, to Residents Impacted by Hurricane Florence

Teladoc Health (NYSE:TDOC), the global leader in virtual care, is providing free, 24/7 general medical visits to those impacted by Hurricane Florence, currently affecting many parts of the mid-Atlantic. Carolina residents and those displaced by the hurricane can call 855-756-8708 to access care from the Teladoc Health network of board-certified, state licensed physicians for many non-emergency illnesses. Teladoc Health has also activated a separate dedicated hotline for use by those being helped by the American Red Cross.



Datrium Closes $60M Series D Funding

Datrium, the leader in unified hybrid cloud computing and data management, today announced that it has closed an oversubscribed $60M round of Series D funding. Led by Samsung Catalyst Fund, with participation from Icon Ventures, and existing investors NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners.  Michael Mullany of Icon Ventures, who has had a rich career in Silicon Valley including a role as VP of Marketing and Products for VMware, will join the Datrium Board of Directors in conjunction with the financing.

“As a world leader in memory and storage technologies, we’re always looking for novel and innovative ways to advance datacenter technology,” said Shankar Chandran, senior vice president and managing director, Samsung Catalyst Fund. “At this unique moment in time—when data is powering the economy—cutting-edge infrastructure, like Datrium’s hybrid cloud platform, will help enterprises overcome major obstacles in data analysis and storage. We are excited to be an investor in their future.”



Exabeam Named to Forbes 2018 Cloud 100

Exabeam, the next-gen security information and event management company, has been named to the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 privately-held cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.

Exabeam is a hot new company in the cybersecurity market—and it is aggressively growing. After just five years in business, it is already claiming a significant piece of the security information and event management (SIEM) market. It has seen 250 percent market growth in 2017 and 300 percent growth in 2016 and is on track to more than double its market size in 2018.



Bill.com International Business Payments now Widely Available With new Multi-Currency and Mobile App Support

Bill.com, the leading digital business payments company, today announced the general availability of International Business Payments. Now all Bill.com customers can make electronic international business payments just as easily as they make domestic payments.

Small and mid-size companies in the United States can now pay vendors in nearly 40 countries, including India, China, the Euro Zone, and many other countries. Payments can be made in both U.S. dollars or local currencies. Additionally, Bill.com International Business Payments is now supported on iOS and Android, making it that much simpler to complete payments. The general availability follows a highly successful pilot which included hundreds of businesses making payments across the globe.



Branch Acquires TUNE’s Attribution Analytics In Landmark Mobile Marketing Acquisition

Branch (www.branch.io), the fastest growing cross-platform solution for links and measurement, is acquiring TUNE’s Attribution Analytics platform and team. The acquisition will combine Branch’s cross-platform deep linking and measurement with TUNE’s mobile attribution expertise to form the industry’s leading marketing and measurement platform.

“This is an exciting outcome for the team at TUNE. I am proud of the attribution platform and team we built to serve mobile marketers, and I believe that Branch is the absolute best partner to bring our industry to the next level,” said Peter Hamilton, CEO of TUNE. “I was amazed to learn just how much the product and engineering teams at Branch have accomplished in the last year, outpacing the competition in our space. Combining Branch’s fresh approach to linking and technology with TUNE’s service level and experience in measurement will have a major impact on the ongoing success of our customers.”



TrustArc Expands Industry Leading Compliance Solutions with​ First Privacy Certification for Data Processors (APEC PRP)

TrustArc, the leading data privacy management company, today announced an expansion of its offerings to include the new Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) Certification. As the only approved U.S. provider, TrustArc, via its TRUSTe LLC subsidiary, is the first company authorized as an Accountability Agent to offer the new certification, which enables businesses who operate as data processors to demonstrate their high commitment to privacy and data protection standards recognized across the 21 member APECeconomic region.

The APEC Privacy Framework, which includes both the new Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) certification for data processors, and the Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) certification for data controllers, were developed by governments and regulators within APEC. Over the past year, more economies, including South Korea and Singapore, have announced participation in the system, making it easier for businesses to seamlessly move data across borders, while following recognized privacy principles and operating standards. TrustArc is the only authorized U.S. provider of these two international privacy certifications.

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