Jim Cramer: Twilio Shouldn’t Be Up on the Acquisition of Segment

Twilio  (TWLO) – Get Report announced that it plans to buy customer-data platform Segment for $3.2 billion of stock.

“Data silos destroy great customer experiences,” Jeff Lawson, co-founder and chief executive of the San Francisco company, said in a statement.

Closely held Segment, also San Francisco, “lets developers and companies break down those silos and build” complete pictures of customers.

“Combined with Twilio’s customer engagement platform, we can create more personalized, timely and impactful engagement across customer service, marketing, analytics, product and sales,” he said.

“The businesses that deliver the best experiences are the ones that know their customers well and use customer data to provide more relevant interactions,” Twilio said.

“However, wrangling these customer insights is extremely difficult as the information is typically spread across disparate systems and functions throughout an organization. … Twilio can now alleviate this pain for businesses by delivering a single, unified view

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Chemical Segment to Present Lucrative Opportunities in Air Separation Plants Market, China to Exhibit Promising Growth

Owing to the increased adoption of air separation plants in chemical, healthcare and food industry, revenue is set to steer up tremendously through 2029.

DUBAI, UAE / ACCESSWIRE / October 12, 2020 / The air separation plant market expected to surpass US$ 4870.6 million by 2029 as a part of which China and India is expected to witness a positive graph for the demand and production of air separation plants market. Due to increasing demand in major industries, manufacturers are working on developing on-site customized plant systems to gain a steady growth.

“Among the others, though chemical industry will hold maximum share, it will not outsell other major industries. It will surely dominate the market and will hold a considerable share but customized side of it will help the profit rise tremendously. Manufacturers are also focussing on better utilization of resources, raw materials and decreasing labour cost to enhance revenue

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Twilio buys Segment, and Airkit raises $28M for its low-code platform

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So, what was on our minds this morning?

  • Headlines: The Twilio-Segment deal is real, happening, and is priced about where we expected. Big names in the ex-China Internet want to make encryption worse. And, how the United States government would break up Google is becoming clearer by the week.

  • On the Twilio Segment deal, as TechCrunch and Forbes anticipated, the transaction came in around $3.2 billion, forming something of a API monster from their combined

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Twilio surges 6% after it agrees to acquire Segment for $3.2 billion

Jeff Lawson, co-founder and CEO of Twilio, launched his business during the recession.
  • Twilio surged to record highs on Monday after it agreed to acquire Segment for $3.2 billion in an all-stock deal.
  • “Segment lets developers and companies break down those [data] silos and build a complete picture of their customer,” Twilio co-founder Jeff Lawson said.
  • The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Twilio hit record highs on Monday after it agreed to acquire Segment for $3.2 billion in an all-stock deal.

Segment is a data platform that provides businesses with a unified customer view “to better understand customers and engage more effectively,” Twilio said.

“By joining forces and applying our customer data platform to Twilio’s engagement cloud, we’ll be able to make the entire customer experience seamless from end-to-end,” Segment

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Twilio is buying customer data startup Segment for between $3B and $4B

Sources have told TechCrunch that Twilio intends to acquire customer data startup Segment for between $3 and $4 billion. Forbes broke the story on Friday night, reporting a price tag of $3.2 billion.

We have heard from a couple of industry sources that the deal is in the works and could be announced as early as Monday.

Twilio and Segment are both API companies. That means they create an easy way for developers to tap into a specific type of functionality without writing a lot of code. As I wrote in a 2017 article on Segment, it provides a set of APIs to pull together customer data from a variety of sources:

Segment has made a name for itself by providing a set of APIs that enable it to gather data about a customer from a variety of sources like your CRM tool, customer service application and website and pull

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Twilio to buy cloud customer data startup Segment for $3.2 billion: Forbes

FILE PHOTO: A banner for communications software provider Twilio Inc., hangs on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate the company’s IPO in New York City, U.S., June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – Cloud communications platform provider Twilio Inc TWLO.N plans to buy customer data infrastructure company Segment for $3.2 billion, Forbes reported on Friday.

The deal, which had not been finalized as of Friday afternoon, was expected to be at least partially based on Twilio stock, the report added, citing two sources it did not name.

San Francisco-based Segment has recently been open to acquisition offers, according to the report.

Twilio declined to comment to Reuters. Segment was not immediately available for comment outside regular business hours.

Segment raised $175 million in a Series D funding round in April 2019. The startup said in September that it worked with more than 20,000 businesses including

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$45.5 billion cloud communications company Twilio is reportedly getting ready to acquire data startup Segment for $3.2 billion



a man sitting on a leather couch: Jeff Lawson, co-founder and CEO of Twilio, launched his business during the recession. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)


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Jeff Lawson, co-founder and CEO of Twilio, launched his business during the recession. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

  • Cloud communications company Twilio is set to acquire data startup Segment for $3.2 billion, sources tell Forbes, though a deal is not yet final.
  • Twilio has emerged as a winner in the pandemic economy, with its stock price just about tripling since the beginning of the year. The company now commands a market cap of over $45 billion.
  • Segment was last valued at $1.5 billion in an April 2019 funding round, and counts Accel, Y Combinator, and Alphabet’s GV (formerly Google Ventures) among its investors.
  • Segment laid off 10% of its staff in May, in anticipation of a tougher IT spending environment amid the pandemic. However, the company indicated in September that it now has over 20,000 customers — up from 19,000
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At This Valuation, Intel’s IoT Segment Could Provide The Only Growth They Need (NASDAQ:INTC)

After my last article on 7nm’s inability to kill off “dinosaur” tech over the last 8 quarters, I wanted to extrapolate on some of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSM) revenue data in order to get a bigger picture view. This will be most pertinent for an investor looking to analyze the potential revenue trends for the chipmakers that are TSMC’s direct customers and/or their customers’ competitors, such as Intel (INTC), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Nvidia (NVDA), Broadcom (AVGO), Qualcomm (QCOM), Micron (MU) and others.

It will especially help in analyzing the potential in Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IOTG), and also provide some supplemental context on how much the 7nm delay is likely to influence Intel’s long-term profitability and revenue prospects in the segments which most rely on cutting edge technology nodes for semiconductors (like high performance computing) moving forward.

My last article showed the movements in TSMC’s revenue

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Yet another entrant in Rs 10,000 smartphone segment



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Realme seems to be on a different path. The company is in no mood to slow down and is launching a bunch of devices every month. The Chinese brand is aiming to offer more options at each price point for the customers. But, this will make it more difficult for users to choose the right device. We recently witnessed the launch of Realme C11, Realme C12, and Realme C15. These are budget phones that are priced under Rs 10,000.

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Global Terahertz (THz) Technology Market 2020 Research Report Segment Outlook, Growth Potentials and Analysis of COVID-19 Worldwide Outbreak

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Sep 20, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The report entitled Global Terahertz (THz) Technology Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 contains top to bottom information and data on the market definition and applications. The report investigates the market’s historical data, key vendors, region-wise market, and projections for 2020 to 2025 time-period. The report offers a tactical assessment of growth opportunities, competition, value chain, and future trends, most recent market patterns such as market development openings, size, share, and drivers. The report briefs market overview, development scope, existing trends, profitability position, and business expansion plans of key players in the global Terahertz (THz) Technology market. In the later section, market dynamics are covered including market growth factors, limitations, market opportunities, and challenges are mentioned.

Market Scope And Features:

The report reveals market

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