from Jonathan Shieber
Confirming earlier reports, The We Company and SoftBank Group agreed to a new capital infusion which will see SoftBank committing $5 billion in new financing and issuing a tender offer for another $3 billion in buybacks for shareholders.
The company also said it would accelerate an existing commitment to put $1.5 billion into the short-term real estate rental company.
Under the specific terms of the deal, WeWork will receive $1.5 billion committed from SoftBank's April 2020 cash infusion into the company at $11.60 per share. With that money expected to [...]
Sponsored by RACV
Almost everyone is impressed by the futuristic applications offered by today's smart home tech. However, the potential difficulty in setting up (and affording) your own smart home up can make it seem like something best left to either the super rich or super geeky. In 2019, though, that no longer has to be the case.
Most people will know the RACV as one of Victoria's top automobile clubs. However, it's also put together a kit offering a compelling set of devices that can turn any home into a smart one. The RACV Smart Home Starter Kit collects together six [...]
from Sarah Perez
North Carolina has been rising as an entrepreneurial hub. It's now home to massive deals, like IBM buying Red Hat for $34 billion and Fortnite maker Epic Games raising a landmark $1.25 billion, both which helped to put the state — and the Triangle region, in particular — on the map. And now it's just minted another unicorn with Pendo's last fundraise. But its tech hub potential can still be threatened by the state's political swings, said Salesforce Ventures head John Somorjai, who spoke today at a tech event in Durham.
On a panel at Bull [...]
On November 12 Verizon will begin offering 12 months of Disney+ to all of its new and existing 4gLTE and 5G unlimited wireless customers, the companies said today in a joint statement.
It's a great way for Disney to juice its early subscriber numbers and for Verizon to add a tantalizing perk as competition heats up for both streaming media companies and telecoms whose media strategy still seems a little… muddled.
While Comcast and AT&T each have their own successful media properties, Verizon (which owns Verizon Media Group, which owns TechCrunch) has seen its fortunes in the media landscape wane as much [...]
Currently over 160,000 organizations utilize Mailgun's email API solutions to deliver their transactional and marketing email. With the acquisition of Mailjet, the two brands will now server over 290,000 companies in over 150 countries and make it easier for developers and marketers alike to send smarter emails.
Mailgun's CEO Will Conway explained the company's reasoning behind acquiring Mailjet, saying:Email marketers prefer Gmail, Microsoft and Verizon as their webmail clientsMailchimp expands email offering to full marketing serviceHostinger [...]
from Mack Degeurin, Business Insider
They drove to collect Froot Loops as a reward.[...]
from Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post
Some are calling it a game-changer.[...]
WE'RE NOT MAKING THIS UP.[...]