Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is acquiring Anaplan, a provider of cloud-based business planning software that went public in 2018, for $10.7 billion in cash. The deal is Thoma Bravo’s latest big splash in enterprise software, following last year’s $12.3 billion acquisition of cybersecurity company Proofpoint and $6.4 billion purchase of Medallia, which sells software for analyzing customer...
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Instagram Launches Chatbots Modeled on MrBeast, Charli D’Amelio
It’s Kalley Huang, reporting from Menlo Park, Calif., where Meta Platforms’ developer conference is taking place in person for the first time since 2019. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, on a stage set up in the middle of Meta’s campus, unveiled a suite of generative artificial intelligence products, several directed at creators.The most interesting are 28 chatbots, many modeled on celebrities and...
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