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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
India's Uber rival Ola raises $1.1B led by Tencent, says it's close to finalizing a $2.1B round, which source says would give company a $7B post-money valuation   —  It's been a long while coming but Uber's chief rival in India is finally raising a big round, and joining the billion-dollar round club at the same time.
Oct 11, 2017, 1:52 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for a tone-deaf VR avatar tour of Puerto Rico devastation that he livestreamed   —  Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing today after his Facebook Live video discussing his company's efforts to aid Puerto Rico's recovery raised some serious eyebrows.
Oct 10, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Russian internet giant Yandex launches Alice, an AI-powered Russian language assistant for its platform   —  Yandex is virtually unknown here in the States, but it's become something approaching a Russian Google (and Amazon and Uber) in the 20 years since its founding.
Oct 10, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Virtual reality remote desktop app Bigscreen raises $11M Series A, led by True Ventures   —  Big screens apparently mean big money.  —  Virtual reality remote desktop app Bigscreen has added $11 million in Series A funding to its pocketbooks as it looks to weather some waning investor interest …
Oct 10, 2017, 2:28 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Wells Fargo says 5,000+ US ATMs will let customers withdraw money using NFC with Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, Wells Fargo's Android wallet app   —  Wells Fargo's ATMs are getting an upgrade.  The bank announced today that more than 40 percent - or over 5,000 of its ATMs …
Oct 10, 2017, 1:37 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Medium expands its partner program, now letting any author or publisher join it, so that anyone can publish behind its paywall   —  Medium is expanding its subscription efforts today by allowing any author or publisher to join its partner program.  —  That's the program where readers can pay a monthly fee …
Oct 10, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft brings Cortana into Skype, over a year after first announcing the integration, to offer in-context assistance within chats, such as restaurant options   —  Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana has finally arrived in Skype.  Announced at last year's Microsoft Build 2016 event …
Oct 10, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Waymo teams with MADD, NSC, and others to launch public relations campaign for self-driving tech, initially focused on Arizona   —  Waymo is working with a number of organizations on a new self-driving education campaign to help answer questions the public has about autonomous vehicles and technology.
Oct 9, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Collaboration and DevOps platform GitLab raises $20M Series C led by GV; WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg is joining the company's board   —  GitLab, a collaboration and DevOps platform for developers that's currently in use by more than 100,000 organizations, today announced that it has raised …
Oct 9, 2017, 8:45 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Walmart announces Mobile Express Returns program to refund and exchange online items in physical stores, to launch in November and roll out to all US locations   —  As Walmart continues to build out its e-commerce business to rival Amazon's, its latest development will build on some of the retail giant's …
Oct 9, 2017, 12:40 AMIn context

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