S|W: The SaaS Weekly – A depressingly common mistake


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FansUnite Entertainment to acquire Askott Entertainment and create new gaming tech company (BETAKIT)

The two companies have entered into a definitive agreement to merge Askott Entertainment with a new subsidiary of FansUnite.


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Zoom announces new Hardware as a Service offering to run on ServiceNow (TECHCRUNCH)

The new service allows companies to access low-cost hardware and pay for the software and hardware on a single invoice.

Video streaming software provider Haivision acquires Teltoo (BETAKIT)

Montreal-based Haivision, which develops video streaming solutions, has acquired Teltoo, a video startup based in Louisville, Colorado.

Slack acquires SaaS start-up Rimeto (CNBC)

Rimeto, which has raised $10 million in venture funding, builds a detailed employee dictionary for companies.

Akerna closes $46 million acquisition of Toronto-based Ample Organics (BETAKIT)

The deal was valued at $46 million and closed July 8, six months after the companies entered a definitive agreement on the acquisition.

The creators of the buzzy audio app Clubhouse made a depressingly common mistake (THE VERGE)

The $100 million startup is learning the hard way that content moderation needs to come first.

Calgary’s SensorUp closes $6 million Series A to strengthen location intelligence platform (BETAKIT)

Alberta-based SaaS startup SensorUp raised $6 million in a Series A financing round led by Evok Innovations.

The data-driven tech engine at the heart of Hollywood’s content factories (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

Coronavirus and the era of stay-at-home binge-watching is accelerating the entertainment industry’s reliance on analytics and data to target its productions to the increasingly fractured tastes of a nation.

Clearview AI to stop offering facial recognition technology in Canada (BETAKIT)

Clearview AI, an American company that provides biometric security software, will no longer offer its facial recognition services in Canada.

Cloud stocks look frothy, but companies are proving they can cut costs and keep growing (CNBC)

Investors are paying a hefty premium for subscription software companies that are getting major boosts from shelter-in-place orders.

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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