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ably

Adobe is buying Figma because building collaborative experiences is hard

Yesterday, Thursday 15th September, Adobe agreed to buy the collaborative design tool Figma for $20bn. Figma is a browser-based tool that enables team members to work together simultaneously to create, modify and comment upon designs in realtime. It’s part of a new breed of online tools that enable the creative process to be live and collaborative. Figma was rumored to be in the running for acquisition by Microsoft, and Adobe has paid top price to snap it up.

tricentis

Why now is the right time to move on from Micro Focus

Organizations relying on testing tools from Micro Focus (and before that, HPE) to ensure the quality of their digital initiatives recently received sobering—if not surprising—news: Micro Focus announced that it was being acquired by OpenText, giving the company’s aging testing products their second “new home” in five years (Micro Focus acquired ALM/Quality Center, UFT, and LoadRunner as part of their 2017 purchase of HPE’s software business).

snowflake

Gaining Insights and a Competitive Edge from Unstructured Data - Snowflake Announces Intent to Acquire Applica

About 80% of the world’s data is unstructured. Unstructured data within documents, emails, web pages, images, comments on blogs and social media sites, and more can be extraordinarily valuable, making the ability to process this kind of data vital for organizations that want to make data-driven decisions.

tricentis

Testim and qTest integration for broader visibility into your web application's quality

In February of 2022, Tricentis acquired Testim, an AI-powered SaaS-based test automation platform for UI testing of cloud-native and web applications. Upon joining the Tricentis product family, one of the key goals was to create valuable integrations between Testim and other Tricentis products.

Cigniti

Propelling into the Digital Orbit: Cigniti's Digital Journey and Insights into our Acquisition of Aparaa Digital (RoundSqr)

Successful companies are those that are becoming Digital First. Research shows operating models, EBIDTA margins, market share and brand longevity are all tied to Digital experiences that companies can offer to their end customers. No vertical segment is exception to this. Digital today is a dialogue that confluences a cross section of CXOs inside a company whose goals are tied to Digital outcomes that they own and deliver. As Marc Anderseen famously said, Software is eating the world.