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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Blend, which makes tools used by banks to evaluate mortgages, raises $100M Series D led by Greylock   —  San Francisco-based Blend is simplifying the process of mortgage applications for both borrowers and lenders, but is looking to expand into other lending products.
Aug 24, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon quietly opens its Influencer Program to YouTube influencers via self-service tool, earning them a commission on promoted products   —  Amazon's Influencer Program, a service that allows social media personalities to earn commissions on the Amazon products they promote …
Aug 24, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Baidu sells its Xiaodu food delivery business to Rajax's Ele.me; estimate puts value of the deal at ~$800M   —  The online food ordering-and-delivery market, once very hot, appears to be cooling down a little in China.  Today Baidu, the country's search giant, announced an exit from the business …
Aug 24, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Report: Roku's market share among streaming media players in US is up to 37%, with Amazon's Fire TV at 24%, Chromecast at 18%, and Apple TV down to 15%   —  Roku isn't only maintaining its lead as the top streaming media player device in the U.S., it's increasing it.
Aug 24, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Forward Networks raises $16M Series B led by DFJ to help prevent enterprise and service provider network outages   —  As IP networks continue to grow and become ever more complex, and people become ever more dependent on them staying up all the time, a startup that is building software tools …
Aug 23, 2017, 6:45 PMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Facebook is rolling out an option to take 360-degree photos and video from inside its mobile apps, allows 360-degree images to be used as Cover Photos   —  Facebook has been a big supporter of 360-degree photos and video, adding support for the immersive media formats early on Facebook itself.
Aug 23, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
List of the 57 startups presenting on the second day of Y Combinator's Summer 2017 Demo Day   —  Y Combinator is not just the most prestigious accelerator out there, it's also the largest.  And so, as has been the case for the past several years, there were too many companies to jam them all into one day.
Aug 23, 2017, 6:05 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google and Walmart announce partnership to offer voice shopping through Assistant on Google Home; Google drops $95/year fee for Google Express   —  Walmart and Google are today announcing a new partnership that will enable voice shopping through Google Assistant, Google's virtual assistant …
Aug 23, 2017, 1:45 AMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Salesforce beats estimates with Q2 revenue of $2.56B, up 26% YoY, on track to hit its $10B annual revenue run rate target   —  Earlier this year it looked as though Salesforce was starting to position itself as a company that would hit $10 billion in annual revenue run rate later this year …
Aug 22, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google debuts Chrome Enterprise subscription service for $50 per Chrome OS device per year, includes support for Microsoft Active Directory, VMware's AirWatch   —  Google is launching a new enterprise service for large businesses that want to adopt Chrome OS devices.
Aug 22, 2017, 12:41 PMIn context

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