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Google acquires AppSheet, a no-code app development platform

  • ZDNet
  • 4 months ago

Google on Tuesday announced it has acquired AppSheet, a no-code development platform for building workplace apps. AppSheet's platform. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Seatte-based company was founded in 2012, and its platform has been live for more than five years. Its customers include Pepsi, KLB Construction, Toyota, Whirlpool, the Global Cancer Institute, Costco and the University of Michigan.

Google expects to integrate AppSheet's ability to power workplace applications -- such as applications for CRM, field inspections or personalized reporting -- with Google Cloud's focus on key verticals, including financial services, retail and media. The AppSheet team will join Google Cloud and continue to run its existing services, supporting new and existing customers.

Google acquires AppSheet, a no-code app development platform

Cloud video collaboration platform Frame.io raises $50 million, heads to Hollywood

  • TechCrunch
  • 6 months ago

New York-based Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform now used by over a million customers, has raised $50 million in Series C funding to further expand its investment in cloud-based video workflows. The round was led by Insight Partners, and included participation from existing investors Accel, FirstMark, SignalFire, and Shasta Ventures.

Founded in 2014 by the owner of a post-production company Emery Wells and technologist John Traver, Frame.io was created to solve the workflows challenges filmmakers faced in their daily lives.

Today, the Frame.io platform helps creative professionals streamline the video creation process by centralizing media assets, including dailies, scripts, storyboards, work-in-progress, and more, while also allowing for frame-accurate feedback and comments, annotations, and real-time approvals. The company additionally touts faster upload speeds than other cloud hosting services, like Vimeo, Box, Dropbox, and others.

Cloud video collaboration platform Frame.io raises $50 million, heads to Hollywood

ThreeKit raises $20 million to generate 3D product renderings on the fly

  • VentureBeat
  • 6 months ago

Threekit, a product visualization software platform used by the world’s top brands and retailers to create, manage, and scale interactive eCommerce experiences, today closed a $20 million series A led by Shasta Ventures. Additional investors included Salesforce Ventures, former San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer Steve Young, Marketo Co-Founder Phil Fernandez, and serial SaaS entrepreneur Godard Abel (G2, Steelbrick, and BigMachines).

Using the Threekit platform, businesses can upload product information and design files to instantly and inexpensively create unlimited numbers of interactive, augmented reality and photorealistic 3D visuals for any product’s many material, color, and configuration options.

Threekit customers have increased conversion by as much as 40 percent, decreased product returns by as much as 80 percent, and saved nearly 90 percent on marketing costs compared to traditional photography. Threekit customers include Crate & Barrel, CIROC, Tailored Brands, and Modarri.

ThreeKit raises $20 million to generate 3D product renderings on the fly

Rob Coneybeer

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