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Two global investors will talk token sales at Disrupt Berlin

 Token sales, also called ICOs, are the new normal when it comes to early stage cash. Originally envisioned as a way to create new and unique rails for payments, customer interaction, and peer-to-peer networking the token is now both an integral part of most companies and a great way to fund a great (or awful)…

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Reports of bad iPhone 8 sales have been greatly exaggerated, analyst claims

Are Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus selling poorly? It depends how you look at it.  According to often-accurate Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, via MacRumors , iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sales are less than stellar simply because a lot of potential buyers are holding out for the iPhone X.  SEE ALSO: Report claims…

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Drift raises $32 million to expand sales automation with bots

Conversational marketing company Drift today announced that it has raised $32 million to further its goal of automating conversations between brands and businesses. Based in Boston, Drift has launched a series of bots since it was founded in April 2016. The startup plans to use the new funds to open a San Francisco office, hire…

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Intercom launches Live Chat for Sales to generate leads at scale

Leads are the most divisive currency in any sales organization. Salespeople always want more leads, and they blame the marketing team when those leads aren’t good enough. The marketing team blames the salespeople for not being able to close the leads they’re given. It’s the oldest story in the book. Today, customer messaging platform Intercom  is…

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HubSpot acquires Motion.ai to launch marketing bot platform

Marketing and sales company HubSpot today announced it has acquired bot creation platform Motion.ai . Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will bring bots to HubSpot’s more than 34,000 customers for the first time. “We are going to bring the two products together and make sure that it comes as part of the…

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Apttus scores $55M as it closes in on an IPO

 Apttus, the unicorn quote-to-cash vendor built on the Salesforce platform, announced a $55 million round, which is likely its final private investment on the way to an IPO. While CEO Kirk Krappe wouldn’t definitively confirm the company was going public, he did say that today’s round was about gaining the confidence of future investors. “We…

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Drift will slide marketing automation tools into email

EXCLUSIVE: Drift plans to bring its sales and marketing automation services to emails soon to expand upon existing services provided through live chat with a human or an automated bot. “We started with web and app messaging, and in September we’ll announce we’re getting heavily into the email side of things — both inbound and…