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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Source: used goods marketplace LetGo quietly raised $100M at $1B+ valuation, nine months after raising $175M   —  LetGo, a startup that has built a marketplace for people to buy and sell used goods, is one of the fastest growing apps in the U.S. at the moment according to comScore …
Sep 28, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
South African media and internet giant Naspers acquires another 13% stake in Berlin-based food delivery firm Delivery Hero for ~€660M from Rocket Internet   —  Naspers, the South African media and internet giant, has upped its stake in Delivery Hero, the Berlin based food-delivery giant …
Sep 28, 2017, 5:31 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Cloudflare launches Stream, a service for sites and apps that want to build businesses hosting and streaming videos, combining encoding, delivery, and player   —  Cloudflare has made a name for itself as a content delivery platform and security company, offering services to help keep websites up and running …
Sep 27, 2017, 9:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Walmart, the world's largest private employer, says it has joined Facebook's Workplace platform and plans to roll out the software across its whole business   —  Workplace — Facebook's bid to take on the Slack, Microsoft and the rest of the players in the market of business chat and collaboration …
Sep 26, 2017, 12:07 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SAP to acquire identity management firm Gigya, sources say for $350M   —  SAP, the German enterprise software giant, today announced an acquisition to strengthen its hybris e-commerce division.  It has acquired Gigya, a firm that helps online properties manage customer identities and profiles.
Sep 24, 2017, 5:50 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app, first in the Philippines   —  Twitter today has nearly four times as many monthly active users outside the U.S. as it does in its home market — 260 million versus 68 million — and this week it quietly launched a new app in an effort to boost those numbers further.
Sep 23, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Banking tech firm 10x, founded by the ex-CEO of Barclays, raises $46M Series A to help modernize large banks with legacy infrastructure   —  The fintech revolution continues apace, and while many startups are hoping that newer and better tech will help them take business away from traditional banks …
Sep 21, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sweden-based payments processor iZettle raises $36M in debt from European Investment Bank, earmarked for AI tech   —  iZettle, the startup based out of Sweden that competes against the likes of Square and PayPal to provide card transaction services from smartphones and tablets …
Sep 19, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Fast-charging battery startup StoreDot raises $60M led by Daimler's trucking unit with Samsung Ventures among investors, plans phone battery cases for next year   —  As we continue to see a proliferation of wireless connected devices make their way into the mainstream consumer electronics market …
Sep 18, 2017, 12:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google debuts Tez, a mobile payments app that uses ultrasonic sounds to let you exchange money, launching today on iOS and Android in India   —  After several weeks of speculation and leaked details, today Google officially unveiled its first big foray into mobile payments in Asia.
Sep 17, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context

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