Philly Enterprise Bits 4/20

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Video conferencing company Zoom prices IPO at $36 per share, giving it a $9.2 billion valuation — 9 times its last private valuation https://t.co/AgbXm2chRN

That’s alot of $$$
— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 17, 2019

Salesforce says it’s buying MapAnything, which helps companies make location-based workflows on Salesforce’s platform; MapAnything has raised more than $84M (Ron Miller/TechCrunch) https://t.co/mUyd1PO0aZ #mustreadblogs #feedly— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 17, 2019

Mike Ettling takes the CEO reins at Unit4 https://t.co/r6X9Swn5rZ via @diginomica— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 17, 2019

(Was SAP Cloud Exec)

Marlin acquires Skuid – PE Hub: https://t.co/GUCbzQieWl— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 17, 2019

interesting Chattanooga company

Gartner revises its IT spending forecast, warns of slower growth across all segments https://t.co/Dq5FLhibxT #mustreadblogs #feedly— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 18, 2019

Bill McDermott’s outsized SAP valuation ambition – a Rubicon crossed or a bridge too far? https://t.co/KHE0tjeDZk via @diginomica— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 18, 2019

SAP veteran Robert Enslin joins Google Cloud https://t.co/4pfsxqloOk via @ZDNet & @stephcondoncbs— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 18, 2019

See how our partnerships with leading open-source data management & analytics companies will make it easier for our enterprise customers to build on open-source technologies ↓ #GoogleNext19https://t.co/eV8WIsTEsz— Google Cloud (@googlecloud) April 9, 2019

MyPOV: not yet. On this way! #googlenext19 https://t.co/IasATsrv6B— R “Ray” Wang (王瑞光) #SlackFrontiers #WDaySummit (@rwang0) April 19, 2019

is Google truly in the enterprise biz now? https://t.co/mXs7lrgYKO
— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 19, 2019


Though now that I think of it these DNA shifts can take what seems like eons to actually take root. @Microsoft made Its first enterprise software acquisition in 2000 (Great Plains) and then spend YEARS getting to where it was actually ready to be a player.— Josh Greenbaum (@josheac) April 17, 2019

IBM is preparing to close its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat but Wall Street has ‘real question marks’ after its ‘mediocre’ quarter (IBM, RHT) https://t.co/aSBggRWQYl #mustreadblogs #feedly— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 18, 2019

IBM Watson cuts back on drug discovery, Redox's $33M Series C and more digital health news briefs https://t.co/1j9zUqhcmI via @MobiHealthNews— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 18, 2019

Zoho announced at #Zoholics19 that they are building a new campus in Austin, TX! https://t.co/dUhHp6e8Rr pic.twitter.com/TSivJKs6Yg— Melissa Rogozinski (@RPCStrategies) April 17, 2019

ha! https://t.co/5mK8FgNktV— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 19, 2019

Bristol-based SDI Launches ZEUS Platform to Enable Digital Supply Chain https://t.co/5t4O11Ovm1 via @PRWeb— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 20, 2019

Villanova-based rooundCorner was recently acquired by Salesforce.org

Publicis to buy Epsilon

Publicis announces $4.4 billion deal to acquire data marketing company Epsilon https://t.co/1yk04m69oQ— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 14, 2019

In my first job out of B school, one of our founders passed around a red herring (prelim to an S-1) for Epsilon and said, “thats what we ought to be”. But we failed to develop any thing like that. Should have just bought it. Would have been just a small acquisition for my company at the time

philly enterprisetech highights 4/13

TechCrunch’s first story on Uber (then UberCab) way back in 2010 by @Leenarao https://t.co/a5AfMZ3bH3— Lucas Matney (@lucasmtny) April 12, 2019

+1. Highly recommend this plan. @visitphilly https://t.co/bCHSla0v92
— PhillyForce (@PhillyForce) April 13, 2019

Why is Safeguard Scientifics on a planned path to its demise:?
— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 13, 2019

Analyst: Verizon Should Partner with Charter, Comcast on Wireless Infrastructure https://t.co/0gNwt71610
— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 13, 2019

T-Mobile relaunches Layer3 TV service as TVision Home https://t.co/uYwZZMHgts via @Verge
— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 12, 2019

Amazon boss snubs ‘expensive’, ‘sub-optimal’ relational databases. Here’s looking at you, Larry https://t.co/bv1vlPwlVl
— The Register (@TheRegister) April 12, 2019

#TBT: Muni Wi-Fi in Philly; mobile gaming grows; AOL adds VoIP … this week in 2005 https://t.co/E4GP172a9V via @rcrwirelessnews
— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 12, 2019

Who Will Win? https://t.co/mLExtnztDB?
— Tom Paine (@phillytechnews) April 12, 2019






ENTERPRISE BITS 4/4

“After I started buying it, I felt I still didn’t understand the business. Particularly after my experience with IBM, I don’t think I understand exactly where the cloud is going.”

Waren Buffett, on unloading hia Oracle shares, finds himself in company with Oracle and IBM .

Sungard Availability Is Said to Prepare Bankruptcy Filing https://t.co/DoWUD66YKk

April 4, 201

Comcast and Independence Health Group joint venture Quil Health names a CEO https://t.co/GdVvKvBW7e

Ariba Live 2019: SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass Joining Forces and Other News https://t.co/z4SpYEAntX #prime #feedly April 3, 2019

Exclusive: Amazon moving thousands of employees out of Seattle, relocating key division to nearby city https://t.co/V4zwJFlHEY #prime #feedly —) April 3, 2019

Accenture Interactive’s CEO says its acquisition of Droga5 will give the consulting firm more than just a creative agency (ACN) https://t.co/TZd2GmNiDHApril 4, 2019

Wayne’s Evolve IP acquires startup that uses AI to transcribe calls https://t.co/MS0LcJtAY9April 2, 2019

Amid its breakneck expansion, WeWork finds that banks need more convincing https://t.co/Ql8IdESCOiApril 1, 2019

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