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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
After pivoting from app sales to app analytics and intelligence, Apptopia raises another seed round of $2.7M, led by Sound Ventures   —  Apptopia, a startup that began its life as a marketplace for reselling apps before morphing into the app intelligence provider that's now used by Google …
Nov 27, 2016, 7:00 PMIn context
Lora Kolodny / TechCrunch:
Sprinklr acquires Little Bird, a tool for finding experts on anything via Twitter, co-founded by Marshall Kirkpatrick   —  New York marketing tech firm Sprinklr has acquired Portland-based Little Bird, according to Sprinklr founder and CEO Ragy Thomas.  —  Little Bird was founded in 2011 …
Nov 18, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Pay-per-mile auto insurance firm Metromile has raised $191.5M in 3 rounds since late 2014, will acquire Mosaic Insurance to start underwriting policies itself   —  The automotive industry is in flux with the rise of self-driving and electric cars, and the concept of car ownership altogether being thrown into question.
Sep 26, 2016, 7:30 AMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Leaked promotional video shows Snapchat's glasses, called “Spectacles”, in use; ring around camera in glasses frame apparently lights up when recording   —  Snapchat has been working on secret sunglasses for years, but a leaked video is the first glimpse at what the product will look like.
Sep 23, 2016, 8:15 PMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Backchannel:
Profile of Airbnb's Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer Belinda Johnson, second in command at the company   —  Belinda Johnson knew a decision needed to be made quickly.  She pulled her boss, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, into a small conference room in the company's highly designed downtown San Francisco headquarters.
Jul 16, 2016, 10:20 AMIn context
Rex Sorgatz / Backchannel:
Matching characters from HBO's “Silicon Valley” to real tech world personalities   —  The absolutely definitive, supremely authoritative, person-to-person mapping of “Silicon Valley” characters to real tech world personalities.  —  When we say that a television show is “realistic,” what do we mean?
Jun 11, 2016, 8:45 PMIn context
Julien Genestoux / Superfeedr Blog:
Medium acquires Superfeedr, maker of an API for generating and pushing RSS feeds   —  The web is very different from what it was 8 years ago.  We've said it several times: publishing and consuming content are new frontiers for most of the web giants like Facebook, Google or Apple.
Jun 2, 2016, 9:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
uBeam's former VP of engineering argues in 20 blogs posts that the company's technology won't work, says original CTO and new CFO have left   —  uBeam could be vaporware, according to a blogger claiming to be uBeam's former VP of engineering.  They accuse the startup of being unable to fulfill promises made about its technology.
May 11, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
Zack O'Malley Greenburg / Forbes:
Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary reveal their $30M fund is now valued at $250M with investments in 70+ startups including Airbnb, Uber, Shazam, Skype, and Spotify   —  How Ashton Kutcher And Guy Oseary Built A $250 Million Portfolio With Startups Like Uber And Airbnb
Mar 27, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Spotify Buys Cord Project And Soundwave To Expand Messaging And Social Features   —  On the same day that streaming rival Deezer announced a new cash injection of €100 million, Spotify has confirmed two new acquisitions, Cord Project and Soundwave.  The startups are based respectively …
Jan 20, 2016, 6:20 AMIn context

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