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Looker platform update adds new app development capabilities

Looker 21, which the vendor unveiled July 21, features the general availability of Looker's new portal for application developers and support for hosting on Microsoft Azure.


SAS, Microsoft a possible pairing after Broadcom talks end

Acquisition talks between SAS and Broadcom broke down a day after they were reported, but SAS may have hoped all along to attract another potential buyer.


Expert: It's time for the death of the analytics dashboard

Dashboards take substantial time to build and maintain, and they've become outdated with the current pace of business, says ThoughtSpot's chief data strategy officer.


Analytics vendor SAS an acquisition target of Broadcom

Longtime independent business intelligence vendor SAS Institute Inc. is in talks to be acquired by Broadcom, with a reported purchase price of $15 billion to $20 billion.

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