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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Fashion Marketplace Farfetch Raises $86M Led By DST At A $1B Valuation   —  Some big news today in the world of fashion e-commerce.  Farfetch, the London-based online marketplace for high end fashion retailers, is announcing a raise of $86 million.  The funding vaults Farfetch into the unicorn club …
Mar 4, 2015, 11:15 AMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Facebook Is Said to Be Working on Competitor to Twitter's MoPub   —  (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. is working on a competitor to Twitter Inc.'s mobile-advertising distributor MoPub, according to people with knowledge of the matter, a bid to win more business in a growing market.
Mar 4, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Game developers favor Steam and PC over other platforms   —  Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015.  GamesBeat Summit is invite-only — apply here.  Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific!
Mar 3, 2015, 9:55 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Oculus Has Hired Mary Lou Jepsen Away From Google X   —  Facebook-owned Oculus has hired away big-time Google X executive Mary Lou Jepsen, according to sources familiar with the move.  —  Jepsen, who spent the last three years running the Display Division at Google X, is joining …
Mar 3, 2015, 7:10 AMIn context
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mark Zuckerberg praises carriers at MWC, attempts to allay concerns that Internet.org is a threat to their business   —  Zuckerberg: Carriers will connect the world, not sci-fi  —  Facebook's CEO downplays Google's drone and balloon ideas for broadening Net access, saying it's the carriers …
Mar 2, 2015, 8:25 PMIn context
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
PayPal announces NFC-enabled card reader coming to Australia and the U.K. this summer, U.S. later this year   —  Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015.  GamesBeat Summit is invite-only — apply here.
Mar 2, 2015, 12:40 PMIn context
Felix Salmon / Fusion:
Disadvantages of staying private for tech companies: difficulty raising additional capital, onerous liquidation preferences   —  Why staying private sucks, if you're a tech company  —  Three years ago, I wrote a feature for Wired under the headline “For High Tech Companies, Going Public Sucks.”
Mar 1, 2015, 5:05 PMIn context
Chris Hall / Pocket-lint:
HTC partners with Valve to launch Vive VR headset and VR Controllers by the end of this year   —  This is HTC Vive, the Steam VR headset built by HTC and Valve  — Share on Facebook - Tweet about it - Pint It - Share on LinkedIn - Post on Google+ - Share via Email
Mar 1, 2015, 11:00 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Tinder building out ad product, approaching potential partners including Facebook, Twitter   —  Tinder Is Building Out Its Ad Product  —  Dating app Tinder is ready to make some money.  —  The Los Angeles-based startup, which isn't generating any substantial revenue, is building out its first ad product …
Feb 27, 2015, 6:20 PMIn context
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Facebook adds custom entry to gender selection list, with free-form field for those who don't identify with pre-set options   —  Facebook stops defining gender for its users  —  Last year Facebook took a socially responsible step forward when it allowed users to choose from preset custom genders like “cisgender” or “transgender.”
Feb 27, 2015, 12:00 AMIn context

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