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SAP is acquiring survey software maker Qualtrics for $8 billion

SAP is acquiring survey software maker Qualtrics for $8 billion

Finance
SAP is acquiring Qualtrics for $ 8 billion, snapping up the survey software company just before its planned IPO. The all-cash deal has been approved by the boards of both companies and by Qualtrics shareholders, SAP said in a statement on Sunday. Qualtrics competes with SurveyMonkey, which went public in September. Qualtrics is bigger and growing faster than SurveyMonkey and is also more profitable. SAP has been counting on new cloud products for growth as the transition away from traditional desktop software has taken business from its core enterpris...
Survey: Majority don't use prescribed epinephrine in emergency

Survey: Majority don't use prescribed epinephrine in emergency

Health
June 21 (UPI) -- A majority of people with potentially life-threatening allergies don't use their epinephrine auto-injectors in an emergency, according to a study. The results are based upon surveys of 917 people, including 450 adults. The findings were published Thursday in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. More than 50 million Americans experience various types of allergies each year, including 4.2 million children with food allergies. Other allergic reactions are to medication, latex and/or insect stings. Although 89 percent of the adults surveyed said they filled their prescriptions, 45 percent said they didn't have their device during their most severe allergic reaction -- despite having had previous medical emergencies. Seventy-eight person said they had been hospitaliz...
WH Smith voted UK's worst High Street shop in Which? survey

WH Smith voted UK's worst High Street shop in Which? survey

Business
WH Smith has been voted the worst retailer on the UK High Street in a survey of more than 10,000 consumers.Customers complained the shops were out-of-date, products were expensive and staff were rude in the survey by consumer group Which?Cosmetics chain Lush, discounter Savers and toy chain Smyths Toys came top in the survey, which asked shoppers for their thoughts on about 100 retailers.WH Smith said just 184 shoppers had commented on its stores in the survey."We serve 12 million customers each week, and despite a challenging retail environment we continue to open new shops, and to maintain our presence on the UK High Street," a spokesperson said. Which? said its ranking was based on customers' experiences of buying items other than groceries, their leve...
Hardest part of work for autistic adults is getting a job, survey says

Hardest part of work for autistic adults is getting a job, survey says

Health
May 10 (UPI) -- From computer programming and factory work to acting and retail, autistic adults have a skill set that mirrors the wide spectrum of their disorder, but they face challenges and perceptions that non-autistic workers don't encounter. These challenges include tougher obstacles to getting and retaining a job, according to a new survey that found more than two-thirds of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder are unemployed or underemployed. In the first global study on employment of adults with ASD, adults in the United States, Sweden and Australia were asked about work interests, satisfaction and frustration of obtaining and keeping a job, and doing so despite issues with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. The findings were presented Wednes...
InSight probe to survey Mars for secrets inside the planet

InSight probe to survey Mars for secrets inside the planet

Science
May 4 (UPI) -- As NASA's Insight probe begins its trip to Mars on Saturday, the spacecraft is tasked with studying Mars' insides. But the probe's observations could offer insights into the formation and evolution of all rocky planets, including Earth."As a smaller planet, Mars' interior convection has slowed dramatically or stopped entirely," Elizabeth Barrett, a planetary scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told UPI this week. "Thus, Mars' frozen interior preserves a snapshot of the past of the core, mantle and crust."Barrett is coordinating surface operations for the mission's science and instrument teams."By studying Mars we can learn about the formation of Earth itself," she said. "Eventually Earth's convection will slow, so the InSight mission can help us predict what the f...