• Datadog, an app performance monitoring and analytics platform, raises $648M in US IPO, valuing the company at $7.83B, after rejecting Cisco’s acquisition offer (Crystal Tse/Bloomberg)
  • Sources: Cisco approached Datadog recently with a takeover offer significantly higher than the $7B valuation it is aiming for in an IPO expected this week (Bloomberg)
  • Dental Intelligence, a Utah-based analytics and workflow automation platform for dental practices, raises $34M Series A (FinSMEs)
  • Sources: AT&T is considering parting ways with its DirecTV unit, including spinning it off into a separate public company or combining assets with Dish (Wall Street Journal)
  • Medium adds a “Save to Medium” bookmarking feature that lets users save articles to a reading list via sharing extensions on mobile and in Chrome (Jay Peters/The Verge)

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