Seattle-based Avalara said today it had raised another round of $96 million, bringing its overall fundraising total to $300 million. The company, which offers a cloud-based tax compliance system for businesses, said the latest round includes $46 million to "repurchase shares from early investors." The balance will be used for growth and possible acquisitions.
The company known as Google continues to find itself under scrutiny from a growing number of international regulators. The issues cover taxes, competition, and privacy, but the result is that more and more investigators feel emboldened to take on the U.S. tech giant.
Financially speaking, Oracle has been on an incredible march of mediocrity over the past five years. In its 2012 fiscal year, the company reported $37.12 billion in revenue. At the end of its fiscal year 2016 last May, the company reported $37.05 billion in revenue.
With the tech IPO market still rolling in the gutter, tech companies looking for exits have begun to shift their focus toward being acquired. There has been a wave of big deals this quarter that seems to indicate a lot of activity around M&A.
The scenes may not be as massive or boisterous as in the early days, but even after 9 years of iPhones you can count on some hardcore Apple fans to lineup in advance of the first day of sales.
If you're hoping to stroll into an Apple Store tomorrow and grab any version of the new iPhones, you may be in for some disappointment. In a statement, Apple said initial supplies of the iPhone 7 Plus as well as the jet black iPhone 7 are already gone.
Uber announced today that is has launched a test of its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh where certain customers will be able to experience them for free. "We're inviting our most loyal Pittsburgh customers to experience the future first," the company wrote in a blog post.
Pandora appears to have accidentally confirmed reports it is about to unveil its new on-demand music streaming service as soon as today with a test blog post. The Oakland-based online radio streaming service, confirmed this week that it had signed the pacts it needed with record labels to launch the new service to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.
Apple's latest update to its mobile operating system, iOS 10, lands today. While it's not a radical overhaul, it does pack some fairly big changes. Officially, the release time is 10 a.m. on the west coast.
Steel City Container Skyscraper, Mumbai; As part of an architectural contest, a firm proposed building 2 towers of 2,400 shipping containers each in Mumbai. (Photo: CRG Architects) Like any good entrepreneur, Frederik Noltenius Busck had big ambitions for his new start-up in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".