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Xiaohuanggou, maker of smart garbage recycling machines that pay users cash based on the weight of the garbage, raises ~164M Series A

“It places smart garbage recycling machines close to residential areas, hotels and business centers” reports chinamoneynetwork.com. Chinese online smart recycling platform Xiaohuanggou announced that it has raised a RMB1.05 billion (US$163.67 million) series A round from Beijing-headquartered asset management firm Zhongzhi Enterprise Group. Source: chinamoneynetwork.com Share This:

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CIOs Play Growing Leadership Role, ServiceNow CEO John Donahoe Says

“The ServiceNow platform enables your CIO or head of human resources to build one integrated experience” writes Angus Loten Wsj for wsj.com. Donahoe about the changing role of technology and CIOs in the workplace.The ServiceNow platform structures and automates workflows.They are being asked to help drive digital transformation across the enterprise.As CEOs look around the C-suite, they’re asking who is going to help lead this digital transformation. Source: wsj.com Share This:

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Tableau acquires Empirical Systems, an AI startup with MIT roots

“Tableau said that Analytics Engine guides workers through activities such as mapping out the relationships among different variables” writes Mike Wheatley for siliconangle.com. Tableau Software Inc. is looking to enhance its data visualization platform through the newly announced acquisition of Empirical Systems Inc., an artificial intelligence startup with roots at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.As part of the transaction, made public this morning, Tableau is gaining Empirical’s Analytics Engine, a software tool designed to take much of the complexity out of large-scale data modeling.Empirical is the latest of several startups that Tableau…

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OroCommerce Augments B2B Payments Capabilities With Limonetik

“B2B eCommerce software provider OroCommerce is integrating payments capabilities into its platform through a new collaboration with Limonetik” reports pymnts.com. Together, the companies facilitate seamless ordering and payment of goods on the OroCommerce platform, a deal that also highlighted PayPal’s increasing presence in the B2B payments market.OroCommerce cited data from Forrester that estimates B2B buyers made at least half of their purchases online last year, up from 32 percent of purchases made online in 2014.A press release issued Monday (June 11) revealed OroCommerce is turning to the cross-border payments FinTech…

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Companies Eager to Expand Digital Business Learn Value of the Once-Obscure API

“Gartner Inc. estimates that by 2020 more than 75% of businesses will have multiple delivery and operating systems running their digital business tools” writes Angus Loten for wsj.com. San Francisco-based API maker MuleSoft was acquired in March by Salesforce.com Inc. for $6.5 billion, the business-software giant’s largest acquisition to date.First, however, it needed to confront a lingering problem: An ever-growing pile of incompatible data trapped inside a patchwork of old and new IT systems.Once considered the duct tape of enterprise IT, the use of APIs has grown rapidly in recent…

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Thales and Microsoft partner on cloud system for armed forces

“(Reuters) – French defense electronics group Thales is partnering with Microsoft to jointly develop a common defense cloud solution for armed forces, the companies said on Tuesday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Based on Microsoft’s Azure Stack platform, the “flexible cloud application platform” will allow armed forces to keep sensitive data inside their own infrastructures.Thales will integrate its connectivity and end-to-end cybersecurity and encryption solutions into Microsoft’s cloud platform which is delivered as an integrated system. “Together with Thales, we will be able to provide a flexible cloud platform…

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Coinbase is adding Ethereum Classic to its exchange

“Coinbase, the largest U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, has only supported four coins so far: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash” writes Stan Schroeder for mashable.com. This will undoubtedly bring a new level of visibility to Ethereum Classic, which is a decentralized smart contract platform similar to Ethereum. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Coinbase Plans to Add Ethereum Classic

“Coinbase, the popular cryptocurrency wallet and exchange, announced Monday that it plans to add Ethereum Classic (ETC) to its list of coins available for trading” reports sludgefeed.com. Coinbase emphasizes in their latest announcement that customers who previously had an Ethereum Classic balance on its platform as a result of the 2016 Ethereum hard fork and did not elect to withdraw their funds prior to January 2017 will receive a corresponding Ethereum Classic credit.In the announcement, Coinbase details the process for adding a new altcoin to its trading platform, suggesting that the technical integration…

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Roku stock gains after KeyBanc cites customer growth acceleration

“We expect that accelerating vMVPD growth would accelerate platform growth for Roku, and bolster ad-supported video adoption on The Roku Channel.”” writes Emily Bary for marketwatch.com. “When vMVPDs and other content publishers sign agreements to be on the Roku platform, they typically share economics,” he wrote.Wingren also sees growth acceleration in virtual multichannel video programming distributors (vMVPDs), which he thinks also bodes well for Roku.ROKU, +5.22% are up 4.7% in Monday morning trading after KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Evan Wingren said that his checks indicate “accelerating growth in customers on…

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Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Loves EOS but Hates…

“One altcoin that has seen tremendous interest over the last few weeks is EOS. However, not all is golden as Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings said that, while they love the coin, they hate its centralization” writes Jeffrey Francis for livebitcoinnews.com. There are only 21 block producers for the platform, and each individual token allows its holder to vote for 30 different block producers. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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