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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google acquires Indian AI startup Halli Labs, which was building AI tools to address “old problems and domains”   —  Some more M&A news in the world of artificial intelligence.  Today it was made public that Google has acquired Halli Labs, a very young (its first public appearance …
Jul 12, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Samsung quietly acquires Greek text-to-speech startup Innoetics, which also has voice-to-speech tech that replicates voices, for under $50M   —  With the launch of Bixby and reports that Samsung is building its own competitor to Amazon's Echo, the consumer electronics giant has now made an acquisition …
Jul 11, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK cybersecurity startup Darktrace raises $75M Series D led by Insight Venture Partners, at an $825M valuation   —  With cybercrime projected to reap some $6 trillion in damages by 2021, and businesses likely to invest around $1 trillion over the next five years to try to mitigate that …
Jul 11, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Baidu acquires Seattle-based natural language startup Kitt.ai, which helps build and power chatbots and voice-based apps across multiple platforms and devices   —  China's search giant Baidu has made another acquisition to continue its push into artificial intelligence, and specifically to help …
Jul 5, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK's Tide raises $14M Series A to challenge big banks with a mobile-first service for SMBs, partners with iwoca to start a loan program offering up to £100K   —  Europe has seen a large wave of startup banks pop up in the last few years — companies like N26, Atom and Monzo that are taking …
Jul 4, 2017, 12:50 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Gaming firm Razer seeks to raise over $600M in Hong Kong IPO   —  Gaming firm Razer has filed to go public through an IPO in Hong Kong as it looks to raise more than $600 million to go after growth opportunities.  —  The U.S.-based company, which traces its origins back to Singapore, filed initial paperwork on Friday.
Jul 1, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Microsoft buys Tel Aviv-based Cloudyn to incorporate the startup's cloud management products into its portfolio; sources say the price was $50M-$70M   —  Back in April, we began hearing that Microsoft was in the process of buying Israeli cloud startup Cloudyn, a company that helps customers manage …
Jun 29, 2017, 11:07 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Filing: Sean Parker and Klaus Hommels leave Spotify board as ex-Disney COO Thomas Staggs, ex-YouTube exec Shishir Mehrotra, others join ahead of rumored IPO   —  As Spotify inches its way to a public listing, the streaming music company — which now has 140 million users — has made some significant changes to its board of directors.
Jun 22, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Neighborhood social network Nextdoor says it's used in 160K neighborhoods, of which 145K are in US, and expands to Germany   —  Nextdoor, the social network that connects you with people in your neighborhood, is taking another step up in its global growth, after launching in the Netherlands and the UK last year.
Jun 20, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Samsung quietly acquired VR app studio VRB, sources say for $5.5M   —  Samsung has been bullish on virtual reality hardware, hoping that its early moves in headsets and devices to shoot content will give it a stronger position in the space as (and if!) it continues to expand to more applications and users.
Jun 16, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context

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