Qatalog exits stealth with $18.5 million to unify SaaS tools in the workplace
  • Qatalog, a London-based startup is emerging from stealth with a $15 million series A round, led by Atomico. The company had also raised a $3.5 million seed round led by Mosaic Ventures last October that it announced for the first time today.
  • The goal is to unify enterprise tools and projects, making it easier for workers to find the people and data they need across the myriad SaaS applications they use each day.
  • A core component of Qatalog is its ability to “automate routine work,” making it easier to document, assign, and track internal processes such as managing vacation requests or onboarding new hires. Companies can, for exam… Show more

October 8th

G Suite is now Google Workspace

Google is rebranding G Suite, its set of online productivity and collaboration tools for businesses that include the likes of Gmail, Drive, Docs and Meet.

The new name is Google Workspace, a name the company already hinted at when it first introduced a set of new collaboration tools and Google Meet integrations for the service earlier this year.

Now those new tools are coming out of preview and with that, the company decided to also give the service a new name and introduce new logos for all the included productivity apps, which are now being used — and paid for — by more than 6 million businesses.

October 7th

Slack is getting Instagram-like stories and push-to-talk audio calls for the pandemic era
  • Slack is getting ready to introduce Instagram-like stories and push-to-talk audio into its communications software before the end of 2020.
  • Slack is hoping these features might cut down on constant video calls or inefficient text conversations, and bring back the impromptu office interactions most people haven’t experienced for months.
  • Slack sees the video snippets as a way for remote workers to check in and provide status updates, for example, or to set the daily agenda for a team.
Casey Newton
Who will be the first person to get fired for something they did on Slack stories
Anthony Franklin

Ah geez another stories feature just like inserts any social media company

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October 6th

An Excel error may have led England to under-report COVID-19 cases
  • A day after the UK government announced its highest number of new coronavirus cases in England, the reason behind the drastic rise has reportedly been revealed.
  • A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet containing laboratory results reached its maximum size, meaning that as many as 15,841 cases between September 25th and October 2nd were not uploaded to the UK government’s COVID-19 dashboard.
  • Public Health England (PHE) has not confirmed that an Excel glitch was to blame, but instead cited a “technical issue” in its a “data load process” that allows officials to share positive test results online. Microsoft Excel spreadsheets can contain up t… Show more