Enterprise 2.0 News

28.06.2022
Gloat, an internal marketplace for corporate talent, today announced that it raised $90 million in a Series D. The list of employee recruitment, acquisition and jobs boards products is practically endless — see Workday, LinkedIn and SAP SuccessFactors to start. But Gloat is unique in that it started by powering a solution for internal mobility. Across the market, there are a number of recruiting … tools to source external candidates, but internal mobility poses unique and nuanced challenges. It requires a real understanding of transferable skills and titles that may not be obvious without the deep, organization- and industry-specific insight Gloat’s technology was built to offer.
24.06.2022
Zendesk turned down a $17 billion acquisition in February believing it was worth more. Today it was acquired for $10.2 billion by a consortium of private equity firms, well below that original offer. But the SaaS market has shifted dramatically over the last few months, and Zendesk has been caught in the middle of it in a maelstrom of investor drama. Earlier this month, the company concluded it would stay independent, a move that caused the stock price to plunge.
23.06.2022
Google has redesigned its new service. The new Google News has a simplified, two-column design, with most of the navigation residing on top of the page, and it's a big improvement. There's a big focus on customization and personalization. Google's choice of "top stories" and "picks for you" sit on top of the page; scroll down, and you'll get a more detailed breakdown of the topics you follow, which you can change by clicking on the "customize" button. Google also made local news easier to find; the section now resides in the top menu, among the other news categories.
23.06.2022
Startup called JobGet has raised $52 million in funding to fuel its ambitions to build a similar kind of go-to hub for a related but actually very different, sector of the labor market: waged or hourly workers. Built specifically for them, JobGet provides them with listings for jobs and an opportunity to connect with others doing similar work; access for recruiters to tap people for openings they might have; and down the line more tools such as training and development to help them along their own career ladders.
23.06.2022
Facebook Pay has officially been renamed Meta Pay. The current product features and overall user experience that people are used to with Facebook Pay will remain the same across across Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. The change is rolling out in the United States and will then launch globally over time. Zuckerberg says although the service will remain the same, the rename represents Meta’s first step toward creating a digital wallet for the metaverse. He says his vision for a digital wallet in the metaverse will let users securely manage their identities, what they own and how they pay.
22.06.2022
Ataccama, which today raised $150 million, develops data governance, data catalog, data quality and data management capabilities for enterprises. Ataccama’s platform falls under the category of “data fabric,” a combination of technologies that help to identify, connect, clean and enrich data to uncover the relationships between data points. Among other services, Ataccama provides data quality checks, monitoring and remediation. The platform can automatically discover data across a range of on-premises and public cloud sources as well as transform this data and capture or create metadata (e.g., lineage) from it.
22.06.2022
Appsmith, that is building an open source platform for internal development teams to build the custom apps they need, has raised $41 million Series B. While the company frames it as low code, it’s designed to speed up the development process for experienced developers rather than helping a line of business users build applications, as some low-code applications environments aim to do. It does this by providing a lot of the components you need to build the application, whether that’s front-end pieces, data connectors or access control, pieces developers often have to build from scratch.
22.06.2022
Personio — a startup that styles itself as a Workday and ServiceNow focused on the small and medium businesses, has raised another $200M. Personio’s core premise is that its software is built tailored to SMBs and how they are most likely to use software, with options for self-service integration and no requirements to have dedicated staff to support it. It made its name initially with its a tight offering of recruiting, onboarding and basic HR management tools. But as SMBs have grown in their IT ambitions, so too has Personio. The company has added third-party app integrations (which now number 100) and last year the company started to expand into workflow automation to help carry out task management, approvals processes, electronic signatures and other productivity tools.

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