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Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Las Vegas-based Data center operator Switch closes at $20.73, up ~22% on its first day of trading on the NYSE, after raising $531M in its IPO   —  Las Vegas-based data center operator Switch went public on the New York Stock Exchange today, under the ticker “SWCH.”
Oct 6, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Freight logistics startup Flexport raises $110M Series C led by DST Global, plans to offer freight financing, buy more warehouses   —  “We're actually out here trying to create value, not just give venture capital money away" says Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen.  “It's counterintuitive.
Oct 6, 2017, 3:55 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Sourcegraph raises $20M Series A led by Redpoint Ventures along with Goldcrest Capital for its semantic code search and cross-reference engine   —  Quinn Slack thinks we're close to the future that Back to the Future II promised back in the '80s — flying cars, artificial intelligence …
Oct 6, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
AOL is shutting down Instant Messenger (AIM) on December 15 after 20 years   —  The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug.  On December 15th, AOL Instant Messenger will shut down after running since 1997.  AIM dominated online chat in North America at the turn of the century.
Oct 6, 2017, 11:13 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing a chat app for Workplace users called “Workplace Chat” on Mac and Windows, with features including screen sharing   —  TechCrunch has discovered that Facebook has stealthily launched official desktop PC and Mac chat apps with screen sharing — two features users have been begging for.
Oct 5, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests button to provide additional context on links in News Feed, such as the publisher's Wikipedia entry, trending information, and related articles   —  Facebook thinks showing Wikipedia entries about publishers and additional Related Articles will give users more context about the links they see.
Oct 5, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Barcelona-based on-demand delivery startup Glovo raises €30M Series B led by Rakuten Capital and Cathay Innovation   —  Late last month, Spanish media got wind that the Barcelona-based on-demand delivery app Glovo had closed Series B funding, but now the company is making the news official.
Oct 5, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram starts rolling out feature to enable users to post Instagram Stories directly to Facebook Stories   —  Facebook Stories might not be a ghost town for long.  After testing in Portugal last month, TechCrunch spotted the option to syndicate your Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories appearing to US users.
Oct 5, 2017, 12:40 AMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Google is bringing new kid-focused features to Home, including story time, gaming, and parental controls   —  Google is bringing new features to Google Home so that kids and families can get more out of it.  —  The device will have some new kid-friendly features that brings story time and gaming to the device.
Oct 4, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google says Lens, its Google Assistant-connected image recognition app announced at I/O, will debut as preview on Pixel phones later this year   —  Google first demoed Lens, its smart Google Assistant-connected image recognition app, at its I/O developer conference earlier this year.
Oct 4, 2017, 1:39 PMIn context

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