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DocuSign has reportedly filed confidentially for an IPO

DocuSign has confidentially filed to go public, according to Tech Crunch. The company plans to hit the public markets in the next six months. It’s been a long-time-coming for the 15-year-old digital signature company, though its timing aligns with a deluge of other public offerings in the enterprise tech space. …

economy

THE VOICE APPS REPORT: The issues with discoverability, monetization, and retention, and how to solve them

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. The voice app ecosystem is booming. In the US, the number of Alexa skills alone surpassed 25,000 in January 2018, up from just 7,000 the …

investments

J.K. Rowling had a heartwarming response to this struggling 'Harry Potter' fan

When she's not busy hammering trolls into the ground on Twitter, J.K. Rowling likes to take time to interact with her fans. She's previously comforted people on Mother's Day and Christmas, and reached out directly to people who tweeted at her to ask for help and advice. And on Monday, …

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Facebook’s content issues are creating a ‘tailwind’ for Amazon’s ad business (AMZN)

Amazon’s advertising business may be benefiting from social media content issues elsewhere, says Jefferies analyst Brent Thill. Amazon’s ads won’t be affected by questionable content found on social media. Amazon’s e-commerce and digital ad synergy is a killer combination, Thill said. Thill expects Amazon’s already growing digital ad market share …

economy

Facebook is sliding on report FTC looking into its use of personal data (FB)

Markets Insider Shares of Facebook are sliding Tuesday morning following a report the Federal Trade Commission is probing the company’s use of personal data.  The FTC is looking into whether the social media giant “violated terms of a consent decree over its use of personal data,” Bloomberg says, citing a person …