Afternoon Coffee: Coupa Hires New Chief Revenue Officer, Uber Bags a Win in Court

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Coupa announced Wednesday it brought on Steve Winter as its chief revenue officer. Winter will be in charge of “driving better integration and alignment of all revenue-connected aspects of the business,” which includes sales and marketing functions, the P2P provider said in a press release. Prior positions held by Winter include leadership roles at Marketo and SAP.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that most of Uber’s contract workers must resolve their disputes with the rideshare provider individually rather than as a group, the Wall Street Journal reported. While the decision related to Uber’s background check policies, the reasoning could likely be applied to the more high-profile case over drivers’ classification as independent contractors.

Earlier this week, Oracle announced it had acquired warehouse management provider LogFire. While Atlanta-based LogFire will remain separate and available for now, it will eventually join Oracle's supply chain management cloud division.

And finally, lawyers representing auto parts supplier Clark-Cutler-McDermott accused General Motors of lying about promises to continue buying (paywall) from the struggling auto-parts supplier. The lawsuit claims GM didn’t intend to buy parts from the company despite assurances that it would.

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