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From left: Stewart Butterfield, Marc Benioff and Bret Taylor. Photos by Getty; Bloomberg.
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How Slack’s Marriage to Salesforce Crumbled
Two years ago, Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff gushed about his software company’s $28 billion purchase of messaging app Slack, describing it as a “match made in heaven.” It was also the most expensive subscription software acquisition of all time, with Salesforce paying around 26 times Slack’s forward revenue—a price tag that carried high expectations.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Photo by Bloomberg
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Microsoft Eyes ‘Super App’ to Break Apple and Google’s Hold on Mobile Search
Microsoft recently considered building a “super app” that could combine shopping, messaging, web search, news feeds and other services in a one-stop smartphone app, in what would be an ambitious move by the software giant to expand further into consumer services, according to people with direct knowledge of the discussions.
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Sequoia Capital partner Divya Gupta is leaving the firm just weeks after the storied venture capital firm apologized to limited partners about its $214 million investment in the now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX.
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Zhang Lei, chairman and chief executive officer of Hillhouse Capital Group. Photo by Bloomberg.
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Hillhouse Capital Group, the Chinese sprawling investment powerhouse that has drawn comparisons to Tiger Global Management, has a new challenge: growing outside China.