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Adobe Figma

News Analysis: Will Adobe + Figma Be the Collaboration Engine to Drive Us to The Metaverse?

Disintermediate or Be Disintermediated On September 15, 2022, Adobe announced the largest acquisition of a private software company and the largest acquisition in Adobe’s history. In a half cash, half stock deal for approximately $20 billion, San Francisco-based Figma would be acquired by San Jose-headquartered Adobe. Adobe is paying a 50 times annualized recurring revenue (“ARR”) multiple for Figma which is expected to surpass $400 million in ARR exiting 2022.
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News Analysis: Zuora Expands Capabilities With $44M Acquisition Of Zephr

Zephr Brings New Experiences to Zuora On August, 25th, 2022, the digital monetization leader Zuora acquired Zephr, a subscription experience platform, for $44 million cash on closing and an additional $6 million performance earn out. Zephr has been a key Zuora partner providing features such as dynamic paywalls, entitlements management, Intelligent trials, and identity management for the digital publishing and media industries.
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Big Tech Q2 2022

News Analysis: Big Tech Earnings in Q2 2022 Show Tech Rebound Among The MATANA Stocks

Not All Big Tech Companies Are Equally Created The MATANA stocks continue to do well despite a confluence of crises. MIcrosoft, Apple, Tesla, Alphabet, Nvidia, and Amazon, collectively showed that big tech, digital giants who:
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@rwang0 @BuschRo @jensenhuang @nvidia @siemens

News Analysis: Ready For The Industrial Metaverse?

Customers Can Expect Physics-Based And Photo Realistic Digital Twins Today On June 29th, 2022, a venerable digital industrial and one of the leaders in the metaverse, announced a collaboration to create an industrial metaverse. The goal - accelerate the adoption and mainstream use of industrial automation. Siemens and Nvidia...
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Apple WWDC 2022

News Analysis: Apple WWDC Brings Many Advancements For Enterprise Users

WWDC Announcements Do Not Disappoint On June 6th, 2022, Apple made some of its most significant announcements in a decade at the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). The live, in-person, Apple Park event, showcased the power of having a vertically integrated silicon to software approach and the benefits that over 30 million registered developers across its entire portfolio will enjoy in creating new experiences and outcomes for Apple customers.
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Disney+ Logo

News Analysis: Inside Disney's Earnings and Streaming Wars Among A Tech Market Rout

Disney's Performance Shows Strength and Depth Of Portfolio Quality balance sheets, predictable revenues are key to sustaining stock prices during this current market rout. Investors only care about future forecast guidance despite current quarterly performance. While Disney's Q1 2022 showed 23% YoY gains with $1.4 billion in operating profit, guidance has been muted in spite of the near pandemic comparables.
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Apple Business Essentials Features

News Analysis: Apple Business Essentials Now Generally Available For Organizations With Under 500 Employees

Smaller Enterprises Can Now Affordably Manage And Secure Devices Like Large Enterprises On March 31st, 2022, Apple officially announced general availability of its Business Essentials offering for organizations with up to 500 employees. Business Essentials provides device management features such as setup, on boarding, backup, security, support and updates for devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. Varying plan levels are based on number of devices and amount of storage.
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R "Ray" Wang Stuart Varney Fox Business Ukraine and Big Tech

News Analysis: Big Tech's Role In Supporting Ukraine

Massive Dilemma In Taking Action As famously put by Peter Parker in Spiderman, "With great power comes great responsibility.". The digital giants are walking a thin-gauged tight rope.
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It's Over For FAANG Varney and Co Fox Business

News Analysis: Goodbye FAANG, Hello MATANA

Goodbye FAANG, Hello MATANA. The FAANG stocks (i.e. Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) have had a great run as the large cap digital giant leaders. However, with Facebook and Netflix facing massive declines in year over year subscriber growth, their valuations have taken a hit along with the macro conditions of rising interest rates and global instability.
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Microsoft XBox Activision Blizzard

News Analysis: MIcrosoft Doubles Down On The Metaverse With $68.7 B Offer For Activision

Microsoft's Biggest Acquisition Is All About Moving To Metaverse On January 18th, 2022, MIcrosoft announced its intent to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in an all cash offer. As the metaverse economy heats up, this move gives MIcrosoft several advantages including:
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Apple Business Essentials

News Analysis: Apple Business Essentials Simplifies SMB Ownership Experience

Apple Launches New Business Essentials Service On Wednesday, November 10th, Apple introduced a new business service for companies up to 500 employees. Apple Business Essentials enables organizations to easily add users, onboard users, back up information, secure devices, receive 24/7 support, repair devices onsite, and manage the device lifecycle for deployment.
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Shopify Global ERP Program 2021

News Analysis: Shopify Launches Global ERP Program

Five Major Global ERP Vendors Join Shopify App Store Program On October 14th, 2021, Shopify announced a broad-based partnership with five leading ERP vendors to improve the data and workflow integration of Shopify Plus' commerce platform to key back office capabilities such as financials, order management, inventory, and supply chain.
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