Aussie accommodation comparison website fined $44.7M by Federal Court for misleading consumers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) initially launched legal proceedings against Trivago in 2018, alleging the site’s hotel comparison service had been misleading consumers for nearly four years. The highlighted prices were often not the cheapest, but instead those Trivago was prioritising for advertisers willing to pay the best cost-per-click rates for promotion.

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Coherent Raises $75 Million to Access Spreadsheet Logic with APIs

April 28, 2022

You’ll exit through a gift shop selling snake oil harvested from vendors over-promising what can be done with a self-service, no-code interface.  I’ll have to be selective, though since I do like the promise made by Coherent to transform business logic within a spreadsheet into an API accessible by other applications.  They just raised a $75 million Series B, bringing total funding to $89 million.

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Amperity Launches New Lakehouse Offering

May 17, 2024

Amperity has launched Lakehouse CDP,  which delivers CDP functions within “lakehouse” data stores including Snowflake and Databricks.  Amperity tools for data modeling, data quality, identity resolution, generative AI, segmentation, and performance measurement will send all results to a company’s own lakehouse rather than a separate Amperity-managed database. Modules can be used independently but the real benefit here is that Amperity is one of the few “composable” CDP vendors who offer a complete set of pre-integrated CDP functions.

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