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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Filing: Sean Parker and Klaus Hommels leave Spotify board as ex-Disney COO Thomas Staggs, ex-YouTube exec Shishir Mehrotra, others join ahead of rumored IPO   —  As Spotify inches its way to a public listing, the streaming music company — which now has 140 million users — has made some significant changes to its board of directors.
Jun 22, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Neighborhood social network Nextdoor says it's used in 160K neighborhoods, of which 145K are in US, and expands to Germany   —  Nextdoor, the social network that connects you with people in your neighborhood, is taking another step up in its global growth, after launching in the Netherlands and the UK last year.
Jun 20, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Samsung quietly acquired VR app studio VRB, sources say for $5.5M   —  Samsung has been bullish on virtual reality hardware, hoping that its early moves in headsets and devices to shoot content will give it a stronger position in the space as (and if!) it continues to expand to more applications and users.
Jun 16, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Conviva raises $40M from Time Warner Investments, others, to continue building machine learning-powered video analytics service; source says valuation is ~$300M   —  As more video providers finding audiences directly through apps and the web — and away from pay-TV-based packages …
Jun 15, 2017, 8:15 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Middle Eastern ride-hailing startup Careem, currently operating in 80 cities, closes $500M Series E, sources say led by Rakuten at a $1.2B valuation   —  Amid ongoing struggles at Uber, one of its stronger regional rivals in transportation on demand has raised a significant round of funding …
Jun 15, 2017, 2:25 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M Series A led by Data Collective   —  The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products …
Jun 14, 2017, 9:20 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
GoFundMe expands to France and Spain, plans to be in 18 countries by the end of summer, compared to 6 now, says 40M donors made $4B donations as of today   —  If you've ever contributed to a charitable fundraising campaign online in the last seven years, chances are that one of those campaigns …
Jun 9, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Sirius XM invests $480M in Pandora for a 16% stake; Pandora sells Ticketfly, which it acquired for $450M in October 2015, to Eventbrite for $200M   —  Jun 9, 2017, 6:04 amJun 9, 2017, 11:48 am  —  Troubled streaming music service Pandora has finally found a white knight of sorts to boost …
Jun 9, 2017, 10:10 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SoftBank is buying robotics firms Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet   —  Here's a surprise turn of events: SoftBank — maker of the friendly Pepper robot and a major M&A player in the tech world — has just announced that it is acquiring two more robotics companies from Google owner Alphabet …
Jun 8, 2017, 8:50 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Microsoft to acquire Israel-based cybersecurity company Hexadite, sources say for $100M, to bolster its advanced threat detection services   —  Yet more activity in the world of cybersecurity.  Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Hexadite, an Israeli startup that uses AI to identify and protect against attacks.
Jun 8, 2017, 11:05 AMIn context

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