This incredible Black Friday deal just slashed the price of the best smartwatch

We’ve just seen perhaps one of the best Black Friday smartwatch deals we’ll see all year, thanks to several retailers slashing the price of the Samsung Galaxy Watch. Black Friday sales from Amazon cut the price of the smartwatch from its initial £279 cost for the 42mm model with Bluetooth down to £179. That’s the lowest we’ve ever seen it for, and now several other retailers are offering the same deal too, so if it sells out from one place it’s still available if you shop around. The Samsung Galaxy Watch currently tops the list of our best smartwatches, thanks to its long battery life, great design and impressive software.… Read More

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Automattic raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation from Salesforce Ventures

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce and soon Tumblr, has closed a $300 million funding round at a $3 billion post-money valuation. The Series D round has a single investor, Salesforce Ventures. Founding rounds are something special for Automattic . While the company has been around for nearly 15 years, it hasn’t raised a ton of money. It closed a $160 million Series C round back in 2014 and raised little money before that. Automattic and the WordPress open source project have a shared history. Many people are already familiar with WordPress, the most popular content management system on the planet. The company contributes to the open source project and… Read More

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