S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Salesforce’s sustainability gauge

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One year after Elevate hackathon win, StableHacks launches first product(BETAKIT)

TrustD allows communities to post events and items to give away or lend, share knowledge and skill opportunities, and give advice to members.

Salesforce is building an app to gauge a company’s sustainability progress(TECHCRUNCH)

Patrick Flynn, VP of sustainability at Salesforce, says that it sees sustainability as a key issue, and one that requires action right now.

Microsoft plans to rearchitect Azure Stack by making it container-based(ZDNET)

Microsoft’s ‘Project Saturn’ is an effort to rearchitect its Azure Stack hybrid computing platform and, possibly one day, to allow key Azure services and APIs to run anywhere.

TouchBistro raises $158 Million CAD in Series E funding(BETAKIT)

TouchBistro has raised $158 million CAD in a Series E round of funding that saw participation from a large number of investors.

Digital identity solution startup Syntizen raises Pre-Series A funding from Mastercard and ACPL(YOURSTORY)

The latest round of funding will enable Syntizen to strengthen its product offerings, as well as drive aggressive expansion in India and across the world.

Lawn care, snow removal platform Yardly raises $1 million seed round(BETAKIT)

Yardly, an online platform offering lawn care and snow removal through monthly subscriptions, has closed a $1 million seed round.

New Relic launches platform for developers to build custom apps(TECHCRUNCH)

Company co-founder and CEO Lew Cirne explained that in order to be a platform, by definition, it is something that other people can build software on.

BlackBerry and L-SPARK seeking second cohort for joint accelerator(BETAKIT)

Launched last year, the accelerator program gives startups free licenses and training on BlackBerry QNX technology, which provides the foundation for IoT systems.

Oracle updates SaaS tools with more AI, more industry-specific features(ZDNET)

Oracle extends the capabilities and reach of its Digital Assistant across its cloud applications, while also adding features across its applications for specific verticals.

Ernst & Young acquires cybersecurity firm ElevatedPrompt(BETAKIT)

Ernst & Young (EY) has acquired ElevatedPrompt Solutions, a Vancouver-based cybersecurity firm that targets enterprises.

Seattle SaaS startup, Unearth, raises $7 million in Series A funding to simplify GIS(GW)

Founded in late 2016, Unearth initially focused on improving productivity in construction with place-based data management.

Classcraft raises $10 million to use video games in education(BETAKIT)

Sherbrooke, Que.-based Classcraft, which uses video games to help kindergarten to grade 12 students be more engaged at school, has closed a $10 million Series A.

London-based cybersecurity startup Red Sift raises €8 million Series A(EUSTARTUPS)

The news of the Series A funding comes as Red Sift plans to expand into the US and makes its latest product, OnINBOX, publicly available.

Next36 startup Correly acquired by Ottawa-based GenM(BETAKIT)

Toronto-based startup Correly, which provides companies that streamline product demos, has been acquired by Ottawa-based marketing education company GenM.

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