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Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Quora raises $85M round led by Y Combinator to expand internationally and develop its ads business; CEO Adam D'Angelo says the platform has 190M monthly uniques   —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Quora is known for being an under-the-radar company.  But in an exclusive interview with VentureBeat …
Apr 21, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Gladly raises $36M Series C led by GGV Capital to help businesses manage customer service across multiple platforms   —  Gladly, which provides software to help businesses deliver better customer service, announced today funding of $36 million, led by GGV Capital.
Apr 20, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Mozilla releases Firefox 53 with two new themes, separate graphics process on Windows that utilizes system's GPU, reader mode, no support for Windows XP, Vista   —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 53 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.  The new version includes two new themes on desktop …
Apr 19, 2017, 7:00 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Yahoo beats expectations with $1.33B GAAP revenue in final quarter as an independent company, with Verizon sale “anticipated to complete in June”   —  Yahoo ($YHOO) reported its first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, revealing that it generated $1.37 billion in revenue, a 26 percent increase …
Apr 18, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Facebook surpasses 800M monthly gamers, up 23% YoY, and announces updates to Instant Games, Gameroom, and Gaming Video   —  Facebook has provided updates on its progress with its major gaming initiatives: Instant Games, Gameroom, and Gaming Video.  That's all part of its vision to become …
Apr 18, 2017, 2:38 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Spotify to launch Facebook Messenger bot and will let you listen to song snippets inside Messenger   —  Spotify has announced a new Messenger bot to help users share and find music directly within Facebook's omnipresent messaging app.  —  The music-streaming giant published a blog post detailing …
Apr 18, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Peloton raises $60M Series B from Omnitracs, Intel Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, Volvo Group, and others for its driver assist system for fleets of trucks   —  Peloton Technology ("Peloton"), a connected and automated vehicle startup that's setting out to improve the safety and efficiency …
Apr 14, 2017, 9:15 AMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google is testing Google Hire, a tool for managing the job application process, with outside companies   —  Google has finally begun to provide hints about the app that's been under development by Bebop, the startup created by VMware cofounder Diane Greene that Google acquired in 2015.
Apr 13, 2017, 6:35 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Instagram says Stories has 200M daily active users, passing 161M DAUs Snapchat reported in S1; update today brings selfie stickers, pinning stickers to videos   —  Instagram is seeing continued growth in the number of people using its Snapchat Stories-like feature.
Apr 13, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Yext closes at $13.41, up 21.9% on a first day of trading, after raising $115M in its IPO   —  Yext, a 10-year-old enterprise tech business that manages “digital knowledge” — mmmkay! — started trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange at $14 per share, up by more than 27 percent from its IPO price of $11 per share.
Apr 13, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context

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