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Kevin Kelleher / VentureBeat:
Redfin closes at $21.70, up 44%+ on its first day of trading, after raising $138M in an IPO   —  Redfin is not exactly a household name in the world of consumer tech — it's a residential real estate brokerage built on the internet — but it's the closest thing the tech IPO market has to a hero as we enter the second half of 2017.
Jul 28, 2017, 4:40 PMIn context
Kevin Kelleher / VentureBeat:
Adobe buys Mettle's SkyBox tools to build up its VR offerings; Mettle cofounder Chris Bobotis to join Adobe   —  ANALYSIS:  —  In a bid to strengthen its virtual reality offerings, Adobe is buying SkyBox technology from VR software company Mettle.  Mettle makes plugins that enable 360-degree and VR tools for Adobe's Creative Cloud.
Jun 21, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Kevin Kelleher / VentureBeat:
Apple Pay coming to iMessage in iOS 11, letting you pay chat contacts; money received will go on your Apple debit card, which can offload to bank account   —  ANALYSIS:  —  Apple is adding person-to-person payments to Apple Pay and integrating the technology into Messages …
Jun 5, 2017, 4:00 PMIn context
Kevin Kelleher / VentureBeat:
CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and others decry Trump's decision to withdraw US from Paris climate accord as Musk exits Trump advisory councils   —  ANALYSIS:  —  President Trump announced he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a move that will weaken efforts …
Jun 1, 2017, 5:34 PMIn context
Kevin Kelleher / VentureBeat:
Desktop virtualization startup Frame raises $16M Series A with Microsoft Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, In-Q-Tel participating, says revenue tripled in 2016   —  COMMUNITY:  —  Frame raised $16 million to help build out a cloud-based platform that hosts desktop workspaces capable of handling data-intensive applications.
May 21, 2017, 8:35 PMIn context
Kevin Kelleher / Fortune:
Will Adobe's new cloud strategy pay off?   —  A risky makeover of the king of shrinkwrapped software is starting to win over skeptics.  —  FORTUNE — Adobe chief Shantanu Narayan and a dozen of his top executives were sequestered in a tony Carmel Valley spa in California.
Dec 10, 2012, 9:15 PMIn context
Kevin Kelleher / Fortune:
The checkered past of Groupon's chairman   —  Groupon's largest shareholder and chairman, Eric Lefkofsky, has a back story investors might want to know.  FORTUNE — “Lets start having fun... lets get funky... let's announce everything... let's be WILDLY positive in our forecasts …
Jun 10, 2011, 3:40 PMIn context
Kevin Kelleher / Fortune:
How Facebook learned from MySpace's mistakes   —  Facebook and MySpace were neck and neck competitors for years, but with yesterday's announcement, Mark Zuckerberg became the clear victor of this round of social.  Here's how Facebook did it.  In six fast years, Facebook has grown from startup into a billion dollar enterprise.
Nov 19, 2010, 3:50 PMIn context
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
Debunking the Myths About Facebook's Stock Split   —  What is it about a stock split that sets off speculation?  It is one of the most mundane and technical developments in the stock market, with little or no impact on a company's fundamental performance, and yet news of a split can set a stock's valuation soaring.
Oct 2, 2010, 4:16 PMIn context
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
The Return of the Tech Dividend   —  It says something about the state of the tech industry that one of the biggest stories in the sector this week is that Cisco is paying dividends to investors.  They won't start until next summer, and payments will be equal to one or two percent of the stock's price.
Sep 19, 2010, 9:20 PMIn context

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Microsoft:
Expanding the fight against child labor in mining  —  Microsoft commitment will enable nonprofit Pact to expand its critical work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Missed our Virtual Reality webinar ft. VentureBeat?  —  We ran it like a podcast and had a really informative discussion around VR payments.  Listen now, on-demand.