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Cloud spending said to top $30B in Q4 as Amazon, Microsoft battle for market share
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We all know the cloud infrastructure market is extremely lucrative; analyst firm Canalys reports that the sector reached $30.2 billion in revenue for Q4 2019. Cloud numbers are hard to parse because companies often lump cloud revenue into a single bucket regardless of whether it’s generated by infrastructure or software. What’s interesting about Canalys’s numbers […]

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Startups Weekly: Asana numbers likely to be what the market wants
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[Editor’s note: Want to get this weekly review of news that startups can use? Just subscribe here.]  Asana may get more attention than the average SaaS company due to the Facebook pedigrees and outspoken views of its founders, but in practice it’s a low-profile, cash-efficient machine. Today, the productivity toolmaker does not need to raise […]

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Tesla Surges Past $100 Billion Market Value, Usurping VW
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Tesla’s market value has climbed above Volkswagen AG’s for the first time to more than $100 billion. From a report: The electric-car maker’s shares jumped as much as 4.6% shortly after the open of regular trading Wednesday. At the early intraday high of $572.11, Tesla’s market capitalization was roughly $103.1 billion, exceeding Volkswagen’s $99.8 billion […]

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Streaming now accounts for 80 percent of the US music market
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Streaming has completely reshaped the face of the music industry over the last decade, with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music proving to be overwhelmingly popular with music fans. The Recording Industry Association of America has revealed some sta…

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Now, Facebook Experiments with Market Research
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When you have billions of users scrambling to get on to a platform, it makes best business sense to put them to best use. Having served up targeted ads, promoted brands and converted users into influencers in the past, Facebook is now all set to launch a market research and product-testing program that also pays […]

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New smartphone figures highlight continued struggles to grow market
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In some corners, the smartphone market is showing its first signs of life in some time. Recent figures from Canalys indicate a small but notable uptick in the European market as shipments grew 3%, year-over-year in Q3. The analyst firm put global growth at 1% globally in another recent report. Generally, such numbers wouldn’t warrant […]

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Global PC market plunges at least 3% in first quarter     – CNET
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Decline blamed on continuing shortage of Intel chips and Windows 10 migrations.

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Lyft cruises onto Wall Street with a pop in stock market debut     – CNET
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The ride-hailing company is set to become the first tech unicorn to go public in a year expected to be loaded with IPOs.

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India, the World's Second Largest Internet Market, Is Turning Its Back on Silicon Valley
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An anonymous reader shares a report: For years, India has wanted foreign companies to thrive in the country. When the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power in 2014, one of its early major pushes was to formulate plans and structure incentives to attract foreign investment. In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to liberalize […]

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