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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google's Digital News Initiative fund puts $26M into 124 news projects across 25 European countries to promote data journalism, use of AI, fact-checking, more   —  Google's ongoing effort to fix its reputation in the world of publishing in Europe took another step forward today.
Nov 17, 2016, 10:20 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia after failing to transfer Russian user data to servers located in the country as required by law   —  Amid a tense stand-off and attempt at negotiations, Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor has started to enforce a proposed block of LinkedIn …
Nov 17, 2016, 6:00 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Verizon expands its IoT strategy into “smart cities” by buying LQD WiFi, a maker of interactive hubs offering WiFi and locally-relevant info in public places   —  Verizon today has made another acquisition to build out its IoT business: the carrier has purchased LQD WiFi …
Nov 15, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
xAd raises $42.5M more, buys WeatherBug to boost location-specific marketing   —  xAd, the ad network that serves you ads in apps and mobile web pages based on your location, is today announcing another hefty round of funding, as well as its first acquisition in the world of consumer apps to grow its audience and data set.
Nov 14, 2016, 5:00 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Home Services adds 20 more metro regions to bring total to 50, a week after job openings for a new role at Amazon called “Home Assistant” were spotted   —  Amazon is beefing up its Home Services business — a marketplace rival to the likes of Angie's List, HomeAdvisor …
Nov 14, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook adds analytics support for Messenger bots, opens its developer program FbStart to bot developers   —  Facebook has been putting a big effort into growing Messenger as a bot platform this year.  Now there are 34,000 of these bots in existence, built to automatically feed you news and entertainment …
Nov 14, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Music Unlimited expands to the UK, Germany and Austria today   —  Amazon's new on-demand, streaming music service, Amazon Music Unlimited, has taken its first steps abroad after launching last month in the U.S. to go head to head with Apple Music, Spotify, Google and the rest.
Nov 14, 2016, 5:30 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Graph database company Neo Technology, whose platform powered the Panama Papers, raises $36M Series D led by London-based Greenbridge Partners   —  Facebook popularized the idea of a “graph” (specifically social graph) to describe the relationship between you and the web of people and interests …
Nov 10, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn launches self-serve marketing service “Sponsored InMail”, a platform for delivering paid-for messages to InMail inboxes   —  It's gloves off for social media companies that have patiently built audiences for their platforms and weaned them on steady diets of ad-free content …
Nov 9, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook opens sponsored messages to all advertisers in latest version of Messenger, as well as “click to Messenger” ads that appear in News Feed   —  As Messenger continues its steady growth as a communications channel distinct from its social network parent Facebook …
Nov 8, 2016, 11:20 AMIn context

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