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Evergage Lands $10M Funding Round, Episerver Hires New CIO and More News

Evergage Lands $10M Funding Round, Episerver Hires New CIO and More News

Evergage, a Somerville, Mass.–based SaaS personalization platform, has secured $10 million in Series C funding to double down on its customer experience. The round — which brings Evergage's total venture funding to $31.5 million — was led by Arrowroot Capital, with participation from previous investors G20 Ventures and PJC.

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Oracle Updates Cloud Suite, Accenture Buys Search Technologies, More News

Oracle Updates Cloud Suite, Accenture Buys Search Technologies, More News

Oracle released new capabilities and enhancements to its Oracle Cloud Applications suite this week. Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13 offers enhanced user experiences for customer experience, finance, HR and supply chain professionals.

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SAP Leonardo’s New IoT Solutions, Accenture’s Latest Buy, More News

SAP Leonardo's New IoT Solutions, Accenture's Latest Buy, More News

SAP unveiled new solutions built on its SAP Leonardo IoT platform at its SAP Leonardo Live conference this week in Frankfurt, Germany.  The solutions build off releases unveiled during the Walldorf, Germany-based company's SAPPHIRE NOW  conference in May.

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Microsoft Introduces Workplace Analytics for Office 365, More News

Microsoft Introduces Workplace Analytics for Office 365, More News

Microsoft released a tool this week designed to provide insights on how employees spend their time — all with an eye to increase workplace productivity.  The solution — Microsoft Workplace Analytics — is an add-on for Office 365 enterprise edition.

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Freshdesk Rebrands, Slack Introduces Highlights, More News

Freshdesk Rebrands, Slack Introduces Highlights, More News

Freshdesk wants to remain "fresh," but under a new name. The customer support software provider has created a new umbrella brand called Freshworks. The company will place its suite of business software applications under the Freshworks brand, including: Freshdesk: customer support helpdesk Freshservice: cloud-based service desk

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LinkedIn, Vista Equity Partners Acquire Sales Tech Companies, More News

LinkedIn, Vista Equity Partners Acquire Sales Tech Companies, More News

LinkedIn and Vista Equity Partners each went after their share of the sales technology pie through separate acquisitions this week. LinkedIn announced it acquired Redwood City, Calif.-based sales tech provider Heighten in a move designed to bolster its Sales Navigator platform. Officials at LinkedIn made the announcement on Tuesday.  Meanwhile,

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Lithium Finds Brands Still Stink at Social, More News

Lithium Finds Brands Still Stink at Social, More News

Nearly all brands are stuck in old “broadcast” modes of social media practices and rely too much on push tactics rather than listening and engaging. This was one of the findings out of San Francisco-based Lithium Technologies State of Social Engagement report, released this week.

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Zeta Global Secures $140M to Fuel Growth, More News

Zeta Global Secures $140M to Fuel Growth, More News

Zeta Global is looking to grow, and received an influx of cash this week to do so.  Earlier this week, the New York City-based provider of multichannel campaign management announced its largest funding round to date: $115 million in equity capital.

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Gartner Closes $3.3B CEB Buy, IT Operational Hurdles, More News

Gartner Closes $3.3B CEB Buy, IT Operational Hurdles, More News

Gartner has officially completed its $3.3 billion acquisition of best practice and talent management insight provider CEB, Inc. The Stamford, Conn.-based IT research firm acquired CEB in January. CEB stockholders approved the merger during a special meeting held April 4.  Gartner officials said its IT, marketing and supply chain research

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