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INSIGHTS

Oracle’s ‘Box of Chocolates’

Oracle's acquisition of health IT company Cerner could turn out to be pure genius. But right now, I see a Gumpian box of chocolates, and what I notice acutely are the missing jobs and resources in CX.

As merchants begin to adopt crypto payments, currency preference will be an important factor. Both customers and merchants have expressed a desire to transact with the highest market cap currencies and stablecoins which are less volatile and offer increased scalability.

B2B software marketers need visibility into how customers and prospects interact with their products so they can improve product experiences. This integration enhances the streamlining of operations, improves marketing opportunities, and reduces the risk of customer churn.

Walmart and Netflix are teaming up to sell merchandise pegged to the streaming media provider's content. "The Netflix Hub brings together some of its most popular shows in its first digital storefront with a national retailer," Walmart EVP Jeff Evans wrote in a news release Monday. The new partnersh...

Intuit on Monday announced an agreement to acquire Mailchimp, a global customer engagement and marketing platform for small and mid-market businesses, for $12 billion in cash and stock advances. The purchase could be the linchpin that thrusts the mostly financial software company into solving more f...

Adobe on Aug. 19 announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire cloud-based video collaboration platform Frame.io. The acquisition joins Adobe Creative Cloud's video capabilities with Frame.io's cloud-first workflow functionality to create an end-to-end video collaboration platform.

ANALYSIS

Making Sales Safe for Process

A sales process is a set of protocols that an organization uses to conduct selling. One's process needs not be complex, many organizations settle on processes that have around seven steps. But a sales process that everyone in the organization adheres to is fundamental to that organization's success....

With the recent completion of the Slack acquisition, Salesforce can look forward to improving the quality of the customer-facing business processes that it supports with more and better collaboration. However, the presence of Slack may now highlight the reality that while vendors operate at the spee...

A definitive merger agreement has been announced for Amazon to acquire MGM for $8.45 billion. MGM will bring to Amazon's table more than 4,000 movies and 17,000 TV shows. All totaled, MGM productions over the years won more than 180 Oscars and 100 Emmy awards. MGM will continue to operate as a label...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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