Tech news roundup: Oracle acquires Moat, Walmart in talks to buy Bonobos and more

April 20, 2017

Oracle acquires Moat

This week, Oracle acquired New York-based Moat, which helps advertisers and publishers measure whether people see and interact with online ads. The Moat team will join Oracle through the acquisition, but Moat will continue to operate as an independent platform within Oracle Data Cloud. [TechCrunch]


SeatGeek acquires TopTix, announces Series D funding

SeatGeek, a marketplace for third-party sports, concert and theater tickets, has acquired TopTix, an Israeli ticketing software company that has processed over 80 million ticket sales. SeatGeek bought the company for $56 million and following the acquisition, TopTix will operate as a subsidiary of SeatGeek. [Fortune]


CLEAR raises $15 million

CLEAR, the biometric security firm popular in U.S. airports and stadiums, raised $15 million from T. Rowe Price this week. The company, led by CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker, is already partially owned by Delta Airlines and will use the capital to expand its footprint. [TechCrunch]


Walmart in advanced talks to acquire Bonobos

Walmart is in advanced discussions to acquire New York-based e-commerce retailer Bonobos. Sources say the two sides have agreed on a price and that the deal is in its final due diligence stages. [Recode]


Sisense launches Sisense Pulse

This week, Sisense released a new product that leverages machine learning technology to analyze and learn data patterns that detects anomalies in business analytics. This new alerting system deeply personalizes business intelligence and makes it easier for companies to track their valuable KPIs. [Press Release]


Shine raises $2.5 million to help boost morale

Brooklyn-based Shine, the SMS messaging startup that aims to make wellness more accessible announced it raised a $2.5 million round this week. The financing was co-led by Betaworks and Eniac Ventures. [VentureBeat]


Andela launches new podcast

Andela, a program that provides companies with access to the top one percent of tech talent across the African content, launched a podcast this week called 'Building for the Next Billion.' The podcast will cover tech talks with global leaders about their companies and software trends. The first three episodes will feature Jon Chan, founder at Bento and developer at Stack Overflow, Wade Foster, co-founder and CEO of Zapier and Chris Woodford, Head of Engineering at Gobble. [Andela Blog


Zola Expands Beyond Registry

This week, Zola announced the launch of a new platform called Zola Weddings, which will provide couples with a free suite of wedding planning tools. In addition to the company's all-in-one wedding registry, Zola now offers wedding websites, a customized checklist and an easy-to-use guest list manager. [PR Newswire

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