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MuleSoft, a SaaS integration company valued at $1.5 billion by venture capitalists, this morning filed for an initial public offering.

The deal: San Francisco-based MuleSoft plans to raise $100 million, although that's likely a placeholder figure that will increase later. It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol MULE, with Goldman Sachs serving as lead underwriter.

Financials: MuleSoft reports a $50 million net loss on $188 million in revenue for 2016, compared to a $65 million net loss on $110 million in 2015 revenue. It raised over $250 million in total venture capital funding, from firms like Lightspeed Venture Partners, Hummer Winblad, NEA, Sapphire Ventures, Bay Partners, Morgenthaler, Meritech Capital and Salesforce Ventures.

Why it matters: Snap is sucking up all the tech IPO headlines, but MuleSoft is much more representative of the types of tech companies ― cloud-based enterprise software ― that are expected to hit market in 2017.

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Operation Warp Speed has an Achilles' heel: States need billions to distribute vaccines — and many say they don't have the cash.

Why it matters: The first emergency use authorization could come as soon as next month, but vaccines require funding for workers, shipping and handling, and for reserving spaces for vaccination sites.

Court rules Minnesota absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. Election Day

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An appeals court on Thursday ruled that Minnesota absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

Why it matters: The ruling, which comes just five days before the election, blocks the state's plan to count absentee ballots arriving late so long as they're postmarked by Nov. 3 and delivered within a week of the election. Now those ballots must be set aside and marked late.

Twitter labels tweet from RT implying voter fraud in U.S. elections

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Twitter on Thursday labeled a tweet from Russian state media outlet RT (formerly Russia Today) that included a video implying widespread voter fraud is plaguing, and potentially delegitimizing, the U.S. election.

Why it matters: It's the first time Twitter has labeled RT's account with a civic integrity label, or a designation used to highlight efforts to manipulate or interfere in elections or other civic processes.