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SaaS Updates for April 6, 2017

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Google pushed the roll out back of a new Google Accounts login page back a few days based on customer feedback. “The Google Accounts login page will have a new look and feel, consistent across computers, phones, and tablets. The rollout will start with a small set of users on April 10 and ramp up slowly over the course of several weeks,” says Google.

Google is also announcing more investment in their undersea cables, particularly in the Southeast-Asia region. “Many people are coming online across Asia, including businesses that depend on the cloud. That’s why it’s so important to enable better internet connectivity across the region, and why Google, alongside AARNet, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel, SubPartners and Telstra, is building a new international subsea cable system in Southeast Asia, called INDIGO.”

According to Google, the cable will connect Perth, Sydney, and Singapore as well as serve a branch to Jakarta. Alcatel Submarine Networks, the company enlisted to build the undersea cable (Crazy to think about what that process is like), is expected to be complete the project by mid-2019.

Slack is making it easier for you to pay them by accepting Euros, British Pounds, and Japanese Yen. For the many companies outside the U.S., this will greatly streamline billing. (Bitcoin is still not an option for those wondering.)

Lastly, Smartsheet announced a new user conference. Smartsheet ENGAGE, as their calling it, “will provide a forum for our 10 million registered users in more than 190 countries to hone their use of the Smartsheet platform and become charter members of a rapidly growing global community.”

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