S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Warning Signal

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How SaaS startups move from seed to scale (BETAKIT)

A recent webinar by Sage Intacct explains the key growth metrics SaaS startups need to move from seed stage to growth stage.

Ottawa ready to give police more powers to go after social media companies and the people who use them (TORONTO STAR)

Additional law enforcement powers and an independent appeal process could be part of a new regulatory regime aimed at social media companies that Ottawa is in the final stages of completing, according to Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault.

Home buyers face higher costs after Dye & Durham hikes real estate software prices 400%, lawyers warn (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

The Globe interviewed six industry participants who said the move would force higher costs on every home buyer in Ontario.

TikTok rival’s $5.4 billion IPO draws big investor following (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

Chinese short-video app operator Kuaishou Technology will raise $5.4 billion from its Hong Kong listing, hitting its maximum fundraising target after meeting strong investor demand.

Squarespace says it’s filed confidentially to go public in U.S. (BNN BLOOMBERG)

Website-hosting service Squarespace Inc. said it submitted a draft filing to go public to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

TMX Group launches automated platform to help companies secure capital amid increase in private placements (BETAKIT)

TMX Group, which owns and operates the TSX and TSXV, has launched TMX dealLINX, a new automated private placement platform to help companies raise financing.

The battle inside Signal (THE VERGE)

The fast-growing encrypted messaging app is making itself increasingly vulnerable to abuse. Current and former employees are sounding the alarm.

Apple v. Facebook: After years of tension, a legal battle looms (NBC NEWS)

Apple said it was speeding up plans to give users the ability to stop apps from tracking their data across the web.

Why TD let its co-ops lead new product development (BETAKIT)

Chris Halabecki, the Lab Leader at TD Lab, and Charly Bax, summer co-op explain how TD Lab built a new product driven entirely by – and for – students.

Nextdoor is quietly replacing the small-town paper (MEDIUM)

While Facebook and Twitter get the scrutiny, Nextdoor is reshaping politics one neighborhood at a time.

The future of social networks might be audio (MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW)

The latest apps bring back the intimacy of the spoken word—but there are serious moderation issues to be addressed.

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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