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Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Sources: Roku in advanced discussions to raise $200M at a post-money valuation of ~$1.5B   —  This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune's newsletter about deals and dealmakers.  Sign up here.  —  Roku is in advanced discussions to raise at least $200 million in new funding …
Feb 24, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Google's Jigsaw unveils Perspective, an AI-powered tool for publishers to weed out abusive comments, available as an API for free   —  A research team tied to Google unveiled a new tool on Thursday that could have a profound effect on how we talk to each other online.
Feb 23, 2017, 7:45 AMIn context
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Google to discontinue Site Search on April 1, its search tool for publishers' websites, according to email to customers and partners   —  This spring, Google plans to discontinue Google Site Search, a product it has sold to web publishers that wanted to apply the industry's leading search technology to their own sites.
Feb 21, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Rackspace lays off 6% of US workforce, about 276 jobs, plus an undisclosed number of overseas jobs   —  Three months after being taken private in a $4.3 billion buyout, Rackspace is cutting 6% of its U.S. workforce along with an undisclosed number of jobs overseas.
Feb 8, 2017, 5:05 PMIn context
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Open-source networking software startup SnapRoute raises $25M Series A led by Norwest Venture Partners, with Lightspeed, AT&T, Microsoft Ventures participating   —  SnapRoute, a new-age networking startup founded by former Apple aapl engineers, now has $25 million in Series A funding.
Feb 7, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
3D printing startup Desktop Metal raises $45M Series C from GV, BMW, and Lowe's, valuing the startup at $305M pre-money   —  This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune's newsletter about deals and dealmakers.  Subscribe here.  —  Two years after it was created, Desktop Metal …
Feb 6, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
How the AppDynamics-Cisco deal came together at the last minute during the startup's IPO roadshow, aided by M&A firm Qatalyst, which worked largely on its own   —  This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune's newsletter about deals and dealmakers.  Subscribe here.
Jan 25, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Polina Marinova / Fortune:
Facebook's first official startup incubator “Startup Garage” to open at Paris' Station F startup campus, will host 10-15 data driven startups every six months   —  As if you needed another reason to move to Paris.  —  Today, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg announced …
Jan 17, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Microsoft buys Maluuba, a Canadian AI startup focused on natural language processing   —  Microsoft is buying Maluuba, a Canadian startup focused on giving software a better understanding of human language.  This natural language processing technology is a key underpinning of artificial intelligence (AI.)
Jan 13, 2017, 12:50 PMIn context
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
Instagram will put full-screen, auto-playing, skippable ads in its Stories feature, which now has 150M daily active users five months after launch   —  If you're one of the millions of Instagram users who likes the service's recently added “Stories” sharing feature, get ready …
Jan 11, 2017, 9:20 AMIn context

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