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Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Victorious, a startup that makes apps for online communities of superfans, raises $25M with existing investors Kleiner Perkins, Redpoint Ventures participating   —  When 20th Century Fox paid to take over Snapchat's filters before the release of the movie “X-Men: Apocalypse,” …
May 24, 2016, 10:15 PMIn context
Portia Crowe / Business Insider:
Sources: enterprise security company Blue Coat is expected to make its IPO filing public as soon as next week   —  Blue Coat Systems, the security-software company taken private six years ago, is close to kicking off an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.
May 24, 2016, 4:05 PMIn context
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
SEC filing: Salesforce paid $32.8M for MetaMind, $41.6M for two other startups, likely PredictionIO and YOUR SL, acquired in Q1   —  Salesforce spent roughly $75 million on the three startups it acquired last quarter, according to a regulatory filing submitted Friday.
May 23, 2016, 12:30 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
GM's Cruise settles with Jeremy Guillory, acknowledges him as co-founder   —  Self-driving car startup Cruise has settled a lawsuit against its former cofounder Jeremy Guillory.  —  The lawsuit came about after General Motors announced that it was buying the self-driving car company for a reported $1 billion earlier this year.
May 19, 2016, 6:50 PMIn context
Barbara Tasch / Business Insider:
French antidiscrimination organizations sue Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, accusing them of failing to remove racist and homophobic content   —  Two French anti-racism and anti-discrimination organisations, SOS Racisme and the UEJF (Union of Jewish students in France) are suing Facebook …
May 16, 2016, 10:25 PMIn context
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Comcast's FreeWheel unit buys French video ad tech startup StickyAds.tv; source says for at least $100M   —  Comcast has acquired France-based ad video tech company StickyAds.tv, Recode's Peter Kafka first reported on Sunday evening.  —  Business Insider confirmed the acquisition with a source …
May 15, 2016, 10:40 PMIn context
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Google for Work president Amit Singh moves to company's virtual reality division as vice president of business and operations   —  Amit Singh, who hopped from Oracle to Google about six years ago to help establish its Google for Work cloud tech, is now jumping to the company's new virtual-reality team.
May 13, 2016, 7:15 PMIn context
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Dropbox says it's cutting some employee perks including SF shuttle bus, gym laundry service, and unlimited dinner guests in leaked memo   —  Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the cold  —  When Dropbox employees walked …
May 7, 2016, 4:50 PMIn context
Akin Oyedele / Business Insider:
Fitbit beats estimates with Q1 revenue of $505M, up from $336.8M last year, but issues weak guidance for the current quarter; stock down over 11% after hours   —  Fitbit is getting destroyed  —  Fitbit shares fell as much as 17% on Thursday after the maker of smart wearables forecast second …
May 4, 2016, 5:10 PMIn context
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Microsoft has launched an IFTTT-like automation tool called Flow   —  LEAKED: Microsoft is working on a new tool to help automate your life  —  Meet Microsoft Flow: A free way to connect all of your cloud services — including Slack, GitHub, Twitter, and Google Drive — together in new and novel ways.
Apr 29, 2016, 11:35 AMIn context

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