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PS5 Restock Updates: Check PS5 Stock At GameStop, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, And Amazon

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Despite recent PS5 restocks at stores like Walmart and GameStop, including ones on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s been frustratingly difficult to find a PS5 or PS5 Digital available to buy directly from a major retailer for many months now. Now that we’re officially in December and Christmas is just weeks away, it makes sense to wonder when stores like Walmart, GameStop, Target, and Best Buy will have more PS5 units available for shoppers. A tweet from Sony confirmed that “more inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year,” but that doesn’t make the scramble to get your hands on a PS5 console any

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Amazon In Talks To Buy Podcast Publisher Wondery: Report

Internet giant Amazon is in talks to buy podcast publisher Wondery, which serves up hit audio shows “Dr. Death” and “Serial,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

West Hollywood-based Wondery boasts being the world’s largest independent podcast publisher, and has reportedly also explored the potential for acquisition with Apple and Sony Music Entertainment.

Industry tracker Podtrac ranked Wondery as being the fourth most listened to podcast publisher in the US in November, with slightly more than 9 million people tuning in to audio programs it hosts.

Podcasts have boomed in popularity, with people tuning in to hear compelling real or scripted stories as well as interviews.

Launched in 2016, Wondery has won audiences for shows such as Dr. Death, Dirty John, Business Wars, The Shrink Next Door, and Gladiator.

Wondery is seeking $300 million or more from a suitor, according to US media reports.

Amazon is reportedly interested in acquiring the podcasting group Wondery to expand its streaming media portfolio Amazon is reportedly interested in

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Xbox Restock Updates: Check Xbox Series X Stock At Walmart, Best Buy, Target, GameStop, And More

The busy holiday sales period brought by Cyber Monday and Black Friday is finally behind us, and now that Christmas is just weeks away, hopeful Xbox Series X and Series S buyers are likely wondering if another Xbox restock is planned before the holidays. Microsoft’s next-generation consoles have been out of stock since nearly the moment they launched, and subsequent Xbox restocks have sold out immediately, including ones on launch day and Black Friday. Bots and scalpers have made the situation even harder by snatching up stock as soon as it appears and reselling it on Ebay. With both demand and product shortages heightened by the current pandemic, it’s been extremely hard to buy the Xbox Series X for months now, so if you’re still finding yourself empty-handed, you’re not alone.

Now that Black Friday sales are over, there’s no other obvious restock period left in 2020, and Microsoft has

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Salesforce to buy Slack in $27.7 billion deal

Salesforce is buying workplace messaging app Slack for $27.7 billion, marking the largest acquisition in the San Francisco-based cloud-based company’s history.



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Under the terms of the agreement, Slack shareholders will receive $26.79 in cash and 0.0776 shares of Salesforce stock per Slack share. Salesforce announced the deal Tuesday in conjunction with its earnings release for its third quarter of fiscal 2021.

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The move will allow Salesforce, which sells cloud-based customer relationship management software and other enterprise applications, to bolster its business offerings.

Slack’s stock was essentially flat in after hours trading Tuesday. Salesforce shares fell more than 4%.

Salesforce on Tuesday posted third quarter revenue of $5.42 billion, up 20% from the same period in the prior year, and diluted earnings per share of $1.15. The results beat analyst expectations, but revenue growth slowed compared to the two earlier quarters in this fiscal year.

The company

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Salesforce To Buy Slack In $27.7 Bn Software Megadeal

Salesforce on Tuesday announced a $27.7 billion deal to buy online collaboration firm Slack, giving the business software giant a broader array of tools as the pandemic fuels a remote work trend.

San Francisco-based Salesforce will mesh Slack messaging technology with its platform for managing marketing and sales teams.

“Together, Salesforce and Slack will shape the future of enterprise software and transform the way everyone works in the all-digital, work-from-anywhere world,” Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff said in a release.

The deal gives Salesforce the popular workplace messaging software developed by Slack which has faced increased challenges during the coronavirus pandemic from video-based services such as Zoom.

Slack co-founder and chief executive Stewart Butterfield said: “As software plays a more and more critical role in the performance of every organization, we share a vision of reduced complexity, increased power and flexibility, and ultimately a greater degree of alignment and organizational

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Salesforce to Buy Software Maker Slack for $27.7 Billion

(Bloomberg) — Salesforce.com Inc. agreed to buy Slack Technologies Inc. for $27.7 billion in cash and stock, giving the corporate software giant a popular workplace-communications platform in one of the biggest technology deals of the year.



an open laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Slack signage on a laptop computer in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Salesforce.com's expected purchase of Slack Technologies Inc. will likely be valued in the high $20 billions, according to the WSJ.


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Slack signage on a laptop computer in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Salesforce.com’s expected purchase of Slack Technologies Inc. will likely be valued in the high $20 billions, according to the WSJ.

The transaction, Salesforce’s largest-ever acquisition, is expected to close by the end of July, the San Francisco-based company said Tuesday in a statement. Slack investors will receive $26.78 for each company share as well as 0.0776 share of Salesforce — representing a 55% premium to Slack’s price on Nov. 24, the day before reports about deal talks between the companies.

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Salesforce Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff has orchestrated more than 60

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Facebook to buy customer service startup Kustomer

FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Illustration

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Monday it would buy customer service startup Kustomer, as the world’s largest social network adds tools to attract more sellers to its platforms.

Kustomer allows businesses to aggregate customer conversations from multiple channels into a single-screen, and also to automate some of the responses to prospective buyers. The New York-based firm already has its services integrated on Facebook Messenger and Instagram.

The deal will also enable Facebook to scale up its WhatsApp Business service, as more companies flock to the instant messaging app to answer customer queries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

The Wall Street Journal, which first reported about a likely acquisition, said the transaction valued Kustomer at $1 billion.

Facebook has doubled down on

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Facebook Confirms To Buy Kustomer For $1 Billion

Facebook has reached an agreement to acquire Kustomer, a top-rated CRM that enables businesses to effectively manage all customer interactions across channels. With this acquisition, Facebook wants to give businesses access to best-in-class tools that deliver excellent service and support. The deal was valued at a little more than $1 billion.

Facebook has made customer service a central part of its business strategy on WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging service, and the platform also has many commerce related integrations such as rolling out payment services in India recently, and this means more customer support service interactions. “Any business knows that when the phone rings, they need to answer it. Increasingly, texts and messages have become just as important as that phone call — and businesses need to adapt. We’ve witnessed this shift firsthand as every day, more than 175 million people contact businesses via WhatsApp. This number is growing

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GlobalWafers in Talks to Buy Siltronic for $4.5 Billion

(Bloomberg) — Siltronic AG, a German manufacturer of silicon wafers, said it’s in advanced talks to be acquired by Taiwan’s GlobalWafers Co. for 3.75 billion euros ($4.5 billion), adding to a record year for deals in the global semiconductor industry.



A silicon wafer made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is arranged for a photograph at the company's headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan.


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A silicon wafer made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is arranged for a photograph at the company’s headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Siltronic expects GlobalWafers to make an offer at 125 euros a share, a 10% premium from Friday’s close and a price that the executive board considers “attractive and appropriate.” Siltronic’s largest shareholder Wacker Chemie AG, which has a 30.8% stake, is prepared to sell at the same price, according to a statement.

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“The merger would create a leading player in the wafer industry,” Siltronic said in the statement, adding the deal would prohibit job losses in Germany until the end of 2024.

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