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Credit Karma Exits Tax Prep, Square Enters

Released Wednesday, 2nd December 2020
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03:30 - Amazon cloud-computing outage Wednesday triggered by effort to boost system’s capacity https://www.inquirer.com/business/technology/amazon-web-services-failure-added-capacity-20201128.html

AWS Outage Interrupts Service for Spotify, Square And Others

People Can't Vacuum Or Use Their Doorbell Because Amazon's Cloud Servers Are Down - Eminetra Australiahttps://eminetra.com.au/people-cant-vacuum-or-use-their-doorbell-because-amazons-cloud-servers-are-down/74505/

06:30 - Will Zoom Apps be the next hot startup platform?

08:44 -  Salesforce in Acquisition Talks with Slack – Good News or not? https://customerthink.com/salesforce-in-acquistion-talks-with-slack-good-news-or-not/

13:54 - Salesforce buying Slack would mark the first big software deal in a boom year for the cloud https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/28/salesforce-slack-would-be-first-big-deal-in-boom-year-for-software.html

14:05 - Expensify Surpasses $100 Million in Annual Recurring Revenue

19:28 - Tudor, the Virtual Accounting Robot, launched by Connections

27:22 - Pentagon fails audit yet again, could pass around 2027, comptroller says

29:45 - Some in Scottsdale will get deliveries from Walmart in autonomous Cruise vehicles

31:52 - Pandemic Speeds Americans’ Embrace of Digital Commercehttps://www.wsj.com/articles/pandemic-speeds-americans-embrace-of-digital-commerce-11605436200

34:07 - FinTech Stripe Eyes Funding Round, $100B Valuation

34:46 - Second Share Purchase Values Toast POS At $8B

35:58 - TurboTax maker Intuit wins U.S. antitrust nod for Credit Karma

Credit Karma To Divest Tax Unit In Merger https://www.pymnts.com/news/partnerships-acquisitions/2020/credit-karma-to-divest-tax-unit-to-square-in-7-1b-merger-with-intuit/

38:22 - Square and Xero: Enhanced integration and point-of-sale features for UKhttps://www.xero.com/blog/2020/11/square-xero-enhanced-integration-uk/

39:05 - Xero's cash mountain suggests a major deal is on the horizon

39:56 - Crunch Free is a new online accounting platform aimed at the self-employedhttps://www.techradar.com/uk/news/crunch-free-is-a-new-online-accounting-platform-aimed-at-the-self-employed

41:21 - Latest product news – December 2020https://www.xero.com/blog/2020/11/latest-product-news-december-2020/

41:52 - New: Easily Manage Your Bills With Accounts Payable

42:30 - FreshBooks Ramps Up Its Focus on the UK Small Business Market, Announcing a Partnership with Barclays, and Launching a Suite of New Features

42:53 - Biden confirms he wants Janet Yellen to be his Treasury secretary — what that means for cash-strapped American familieshttps://www.marketwatch.com/story/janet-yellen-is-poised-to-become-treasury-secretary-in-a-biden-cabinet-what-that-means-for-cash-strapped-american-families-2020-11-24

43:17 - Virtual HQs race to win over a remote-work-fatigued market

48:48 - Surge in interest temporarily overwhelms .cpa platform

50:34 - A message from CAP Listener Sarah Seagraves. Thank you! 

54:50 - Chris Macksey's "guide to making a dope cheeseboard to impress your friends... For accountants #taxtwitter"

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