xMatters snares $40 million Series D led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing

xMatters snares million Series D led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing When a crisis happens and your system is down, it’s easy for panic and chaos to ensue. Large companies use a range of tools to monitor system health, and finding the source of the problem and ensuring the proper personnel are involved is not always easy. That’s where xMatters comes in. It acts as an uber monitoring tool allowing you to understand the source of your problem and getting the right people involved to fix it. Today the…

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Qualcomm now plans to close the NXP acquisition for $44 billion as quickly as possible

Qualcomm now plans to close the NXP acquisition for billion as quickly as possible Qualcomm, Broadcom and NXP are on a boat. Broadcom wants to acquire Qualcomm, Qualcomm wants to acquire NXP. While Qualcomm has planned on buying NXP for over a year, NXP shareholders were a bit disappointed by Qualcomm’s initial price. Qualcomm just raised its bid and is now willing to pay $127.50 per share instead of $110 per share. It values NXP at $44 billion instead of $38 billion. There are a few reasons why it matters….

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Corbyn warns bankers: finance will serve Britain under Labour

Corbyn warns bankers: finance will serve Britain under Labour LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial sector will be “the servant of industry not the masters of us all” if the opposition Labour Party gets into power, its leader Jeremy Corbyn will say on Tuesday, accusing bankers of taking the economy hostage. Corbyn, a socialist who has won over many voters with his promises to renationalise services and increase public spending, has long targeted London’s lucrative financial sector, saying politicians have become in thrall of money makers for too long. In a…

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Snapchat adds GIF stickers via Giphy, plus new Friends and Discover screen tabs

Snapchat adds GIF stickers via Giphy, plus new Friends and Discover screen tabs Snapchat is bringing one of the best recent features of Instagram Stories to its own app, with the ability to add GIF stickers from Giphy to your posts. This is a notable reversal of the typical pattern we’ve seen of Instagram cloning Snapchat features, but it’s a good one for users since GIF stickers for Stories are basically the greatest thing ever invented on social media. The new GIF options, also powered by Giphy as mentioned, are…

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Business 

'Secret' report into RBS published

'Secret' report into RBS published After months of wrangling MPs have released a report by the financial regulator which said a unit of RBS of mistreated thousands of small firms. The Global Restructuring Group (GRG) was marketed as an expert service that could save a business, but according to the report took “inappropriate” action. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) had refused to publish the report, blaming legal reasons. But after a meeting, MPs on the Treasury Committee voted to publish it. Nicky Morgan, chair of the Treasury Committee, said MPs…

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Oxfam chief apologises for 'babies in cots' comment as more abuse reported

Oxfam chief apologises for 'babies in cots' comment as more abuse reported LONDON (Reuters) – Oxfam’s chief executive apologised on Tuesday for saying a wave of condemnation over sex abuse by its staff was disproportionate as it had not “murdered babies in their cots” after a scandal that has prompted new reports of abuse. Mark Goldring said Oxfam was investigating 26 cases of misconduct reported since the scandal broke earlier this month over the alleged use of prostitutes in Haiti in the aftermath of the island’s earthquake in 2010. Oxfam…

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BP sees self-driving electric vehicles crimping oil demand by 2040

BP sees self-driving electric vehicles crimping oil demand by 2040 LONDON (Reuters) – The emergence of self-driving electric cars and travel sharing are set to dent oil consumption by 2040, oil and gas giant BP (BP.L) said, forecasting a peak in demand for the first time. In its benchmark annual Energy Outlook, BP forecast a 100-fold growth in electric vehicles by 2040, with its chief economist Spencer Dale painting a world in which we travel much more but instead of using private cars, we increasingly share trips in autonomous vehicles….

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Disabled by alcohol – Van Sant brings cartoonist biopic to Berlin

Disabled by alcohol – Van Sant brings cartoonist biopic to Berlin BERLIN (Reuters) – It was a role Robin Williams wanted to play in honour of his friend “Superman” actor Christopher Reeve – the true story of a quadriplegic who despite his disability makes his name as a talented cartoonist. But while Williams, who committed suicide in 2014, never got the chance to play the part, his interest in cartoonist John Callahan helped bring the story to the screen, in a biopic competing for the top prize at the Berlin…

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Entertainment 

London Fashion Week: Is disability hidden in fashion?

London Fashion Week: Is disability hidden in fashion? Last year, Kelly Knox became one of the first disabled models to feature at London Fashion Week. Together with BBC Radio 5 live, here Kelly investigates why people with disabilities find it so hard to make it in the fashion industry… I was born without my left forearm. All my life I’ve known that my body may be ‘missing’ a bit, but my soul is whole, all-powerful and limitless. I never considered myself disabled until I started modelling. In 2008, I beat…

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Chariot co-founder and CEO Ali Vahabzadeh left Ford at the beginning of February

Chariot co-founder and CEO Ali Vahabzadeh left Ford at the beginning of February As automakers continue to work on their strategies for the next generation of transportation, one of the biggies is making a change to its leadership structure. Ali Vahabzadeh, the CEO and co-founder of ride-sharing startup Chariot, which Ford acquired Chariot in September 2016, has left the company. “We thank Ali for his passion and dedication to building Chariot into the growing mobility business it is today,” the company told TechCrunch in a statement. “We are glad he will continue…

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