Zoom Video Communications is getting into the call center software market by acquiring Five9 in an all-stock deal worth $14.7 billion, in a move to diversify beyond video conferencing and voice-over-IP products. Five9, a 20-year-old company led by former Symantec and Cisco executive Rowan Trollope, had a market capitalization of around $12 billion at the close of trading Friday. It competes...
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Fear and Longing in the AI Wars
Hi, welcome to your Weekend! This is Abe filling in for Jon, who returns as Weekender-in-Chief next Saturday.If the cars, brain implants and spaceships don’t pan out, Elon Musk has a promising future as a fear-monger. His was the leading name attached to a widely discussed open letter published this week that urged a halt in artificial intelligence research, warning that AI poses “profound...
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