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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Facebook's implementation of Safety Check is poor, inviting unnecessary worry about unaffected users who don't mark themselves as “safe”   —  Facebook's Safety Check feature was activated today, following news that a fire had engulfed a 24-storey block of flats in West London.
Jun 15, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Sources: Verizon will cut about 15% of AOL-Yahoo staff, or as many as 2.1K jobs, after merger closes   —  The proportion of jobs being made redundant across AOL and Yahoo is around 15 percent globally, we have confirmed with our sources.  —  This shakes out to as many as 2,100 jobs being lost as part of the corporate merger.
Jun 8, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Peer-to-peer payments app Verse, which is now live in 27 countries, raises $20.5M Series B led by Spark Capital to power its push beyond Europe   —  Social payments app Verse has closed a $20.5 million Series B round of funding from its existing investors.  The round is led by Spark Capital …
May 22, 2017, 3:30 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
UK's StarLeaf, which provides cloud-based video and conferencing services, raises $40M from Highland Europe and Grafton Capital   —  UK teleconference company StarLeaf, which sells cloud-based video and conferencing services to businesses, has taken on its first external capital close to a decade after first being founded, back in 2008.
May 15, 2017, 2:55 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Developer scraped 40K Tinder selfies from Bay Area and uploaded dataset to machine-learning platform Kaggle; Tinder says terms of service violated   —  Tinder users have many motives for uploading their likeness to the dating app.  But contributing a facial biometric to a downloadable data set …
Apr 30, 2017, 8:20 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
F-Secure acquires Jonathan Zdziarski's Mac security app Little Flocker, will continue to offer it rebranded as Xfence for download   —  Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski revealed he was joining Apple earlier this month, and now it turns out his Mac security app, Little Flocker, has gone awol because it's joining F-Secure.
Apr 6, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
HotelTonight raises $37M Series E, valuing the firm at $463M, led by Accel with participation from RSC Capital, GGV Capital, others   —  Last minute hotel booking app HotelTonight has closed a $37 million Series E round of funding — having last raised in early 2014.
Mar 22, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter nixed 636k+ accounts between mid-2015 and end of 2016 in its effort to tackle extremism   —  Twitter has revealed it suspended a total of 376,890 accounts between July 1 through December 31 last year for violations related to promotion of terrorism.  It says the majority of the suspensions …
Mar 21, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Luxembourg-based local job finder app, Job Today, says it signed a new media for equity deal worth $35M with RTL, others; plans to launch in Germany this year   —  Job finder app Job Today has inked a new media-for-equity deal worth $35 million.  —  The Luxembourg-based startup …
Mar 10, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
HTC reports Q4 revenue of $720.7M, down 13% YoY, and a quarterly operating loss of $116.8M, despite reducing the business' costs by 34% over 2016   —  HTC's latest financials make for another fairly dismal read for the mobile device and VR headset maker, though — crumbs of comfort — it's making a slightly smaller year-over-year loss.
Feb 14, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context

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