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McAfee, the cybersecurity company founded by tech eccentric John McAfee, has set the terms for its initial public offering, hoping to raise as much as $682 million in a deal that could value the company at $3.64 billion.

McAfee, based in San Jose, plans to sell 37 million shares at a price of $19 to $22 each. The stock will trade on Nasdaq, with the ticker symbol MCFE, the company said in an SEC filing.

Of the 37 million shares, 30,982,558 will come from the company and 6,017,442 from existing stockholders. McAfee expects to have 165.44 million Class A shares outstanding after the IPO.

In the six months through June 27, McAfee posted profit of $31 million, swinging from a loss of $146 million in the year-earlier period. Revenue rose 9% to $1.4 billion from $1.29 billion.

John McAfee founded McAfee Associates in 1987 and ran it until 1994, when

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Eargo Proposes Terms For $100 Million IPO

October 12, 2020 | technology | No Comments

Eargo (EAR) aims to raise $100 million in an IPO of its common stock, according to an S-1 registration statement.

San Jose, California-based Eargo was founded to develop modern hearing aid products that can be worn in the ear in a virtually invisible manner, reducing the stigma of hearing loss treatments.

Management is headed by president and CEO Christian Gormsen, who has been with the firm since 2014 and was previously at GN Group, an intelligent audio solutions company.

Below is a brief video of Eargo’s product commercial:

Source: Eargo

The company’s primary offering is its Neo HiFi in ear hearing aid.

Eargo has received at least $153 million from investors including New Enterprise Associates, Maveron, Future Fund, Pivotal Alpha, Cooperative Glide Healthcare, Longitude Venture Partners and The Charles and Helen Schwab Living Trust.

The company markets its hearing aid directly to consumers via online and offline media and a

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Intrusion, which provides a family of software products for enterprise security, announced terms for its IPO on Monday.

The Richardson, TX-based company plans to raise $44 million by offering 3.1 million shares (35% insider) at $14.32, the last close of its shares on the OTCQB (INTZ). At the proposed price, Intrusion would command a market value of $242 million. 

Intrusion develops, markets, and supports a family of entity identification, high speed data mining, cybercrime and advanced persistent threat detection products. Its end-user customers include US federal government entities, state and local government entities, large and diverse conglomerates, and manufacturing entities, among others. Its product families include TraceCop, a database of worldwide IP addresses, registrant information, and their associations; Savant, a high speed network data mining and analysis hardware and software product; and Shield, which is currently in development to be a next generation intrusion detection and protection solution.

Intrusion

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fuboTV Prepares Terms For $150 Million IPO

October 1, 2020 | technology | No Comments

fuboTV (FUBO) intends to raise $150 million from the sale of its common stock in an IPO, according to an amended registration statement.

New York, NY-based fuboTV was founded to offer a combination subscription and advertising revenue platform to stream mostly sports events to user devices such as SmartTVs, mobile phones and other computing devices.

In 2019, pre-acquisition, fuboTV generated a monthly ARPU of $54, which represented an increase of 42% over the previous year.

Management is headed by Chief Executive Officer Mr. David Gandler, who has been with the firm since April 2020 and was previously president and CEO of fuboTV and Vice President Ad Sales at DramaFever, a video streaming service.

Below is a brief overview video of a consumer review of fuboTV:

Source: Home Theater Hobbyist

The company’s primary offerings include:

  • Live television for sports events
  • Over 700 channel access to local TV
  • Other streaming providers such
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SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the process of making a website more visible in search results, also termed improving search rankings.

Search engines crawl the web, following links from page to page, and index the content found. When you search, the search engine displays the indexed content. Crawlers follow rules. If you follow those rules closely when doing SEO for a website, you give the site the best chances of showing up among the first results, increasing traffic and possibly revenue (for ecommerce and ads).

Search engines give some guidelines for SEO, but big search engines keep result ranking as a trade secret. SEO combines official search engine guidelines, empirical knowledge, and theoretical knowledge from science papers or patents.

SEO methods fall into three broad classes:

technical
Tag the content using semantic HTML. When exploring the website, crawlers should only find the content you want indexed.
copywriting
Write content using
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A terms of use agreement serves as a contract between a website operator and a website user, essentially allowing the operator to set ground rules for the website’s use. These agreements have become a near-necessity for website operators because they help show that users understand how they are permitted to interact with the website and that they have agreed to adhere to those parameters of interaction. Thus, any company with an online presence should consider including a well-crafted terms of use agreement for several reasons.

The Agreement Can Help Protect Your Website’s Content

Within a terms of use agreement, the operator can inform users of how they may use the website and how they may not use a website. Further, if the website allows account registration, the agreement may include a termination clause, which permits the operator to terminate the account and ban the user from the site, typically at … Read More

Agile software development is an increasingly popular approach to creating custom software. Through the process of agile development, solutions emerge from combinations of self-organizing, multi-functional teams. Using the agile methodology, businesses actively embrace the unpredictability of the software development lifecycle. The agile methodology promotes an active and flexible response to change, while utilizing project planning, progressive development, timely distribution, and constant improvement.

In the past, many companies implemented a waterfall approach to software development. In the past decade an alternative agile approach has grown in popularity. The waterfall methodology lacked communication and adaptability that is typically required to excel in today’s fast-paced world of product development.

Agile Software Development – 5 Terms To Know

Because a growing number of businesses are implementing an Agile methodology, it’s important to understand the basic terminology associated with this unique approach to software development. Here are 5 terms commonly used during the agile software … Read More