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Salesforce gets its Slack deal over the line for $27.7 billion
Dec01

Salesforce gets its Slack deal over the line for $27.7 billion

Image Credit: The Republic Salesforce and Slack have jointly announced that a deal that transferred ownership of the later to the former has been agreed. What that means is that the cloud computing giant will now assume ownership of the workplace chat app for a whopping $27.7—and that is a lot of money in this “COVID economy.” “Under the terms of the agreement, Slack shareholders will receive $26.79 in cash and 0.0776 shares of...

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Facebook News to launch in the UK next January
Dec01

Facebook News to launch in the UK next January

Image Credit: The Verge Facebook News is set to launch in the UK next January as the social media giant finalizes plans to pay publishers for some articles, the BBC reports. The feature which has already made its debut in the US, will be added as a dedicated news tab on the Facebook app. The essence of paying publishers for their content is to give originality a priority. This will probably solve the age-long problem of content theft,...

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Microsoft Teams could stop working on Internet Explorer 11
Nov29

Microsoft Teams could stop working on Internet Explorer 11

Image Credit: The Statesman Microsoft Teams is on the verge of losing millions of users who usually access the videoconferencing service via Internet Explorer 11. This is mainly due to the fact that the hugely successful browser will no longer be accessible for those who access Teams via IE11. The exact date is Monday November 30; a date that was announced by Microsoft earlier this year. Barring any last minute change or announcement,...

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Microsoft’s new Productivity Score gets the knock for being a workplace surveillance tool
Nov28

Microsoft’s new Productivity Score gets the knock for being a workplace surveillance tool

Image Credit: Microsoft Newly launched Microsoft’s Productivity Score has come under the hammer for being a workplace surveillance tool. Privacy experts have knocked down the feature because it possesses all the ability to work as a surveillance tool for employers. The tool allows employers to break down how much time employees are spending on work tools such as Word, email, and Microsoft Teams. Managers can use Microsoft 365 to track...

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Facebook to launch Libra as a single stablecoin
Nov28

Facebook to launch Libra as a single stablecoin

Image Credit: Fortune Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency could hit the market as early as January 2021. Already faced with mounting legal and administrative hurdles, the coin could hit the scene as a single stablecoin. This is contrary to an earlier announcement made by the Libra Association, a consortium co-founded by Facebook that Libra will be launched to create multiple digital “stablecoins” of flat currencies including the dollar,...

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