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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Oracle says it is funding anti-Google research group The Google Transparency Project   —  Groups with words like “transparency” in their name are typically very open about how they operate.  That's why the “Campaign for Accountability,” a non-profit hatched in Washington this spring …
Aug 19, 2016, 11:35 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
CellSavers raises $15M Series A to expand its on-demand mobile device repair service   —  It finally happened: You cracked your new iPhone's screen—accidentally, of course.  Since your smartphone is effectively an extra appendage, you need to get it fixed as soon as possible.  —  And you do.
Aug 19, 2016, 11:00 AMIn context
Aaron Pressman / Fortune:
Intel making 10 nanometer ARM-based chips could lead to deals with Apple and others but problems like high price, scheduling setbacks for 10 nm process remain   —  Intel announced on Tuesday that it had snagged a leading phone maker as one of the first customers for its new service …
Aug 17, 2016, 6:40 PMIn context
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Data management startup Rubrik, founded by ex-Google, Facebook, and Oracle engineers, raises $61M round led by Khosla Ventures, brings total raised to $112M+   —  Managing and archiving corporate data may not be the most glamorous of jobs, but it's an important one.
Aug 16, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Used-car e-tailer startup Vroom debuts VR showrooms in Houston, Austin, the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, and Phoenix, enabling VR test drives   —  It used to be that anyone interested in buying a used car would have to visit a dealership and chum it up with insistent salespeople.
Aug 2, 2016, 6:10 PMIn context
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Cisco cybersecurity report: 9.5K ransomware victims pay ransoms each month, the average ransom is about $300, generating up to $34M a year for hackers   —  Companies are still using outdated technology leaving them prone to cyber attacks, security researchers are losing their confidence …
Jul 31, 2016, 5:20 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Uber launches UberCentral, a website for businesses to book and pay for multiple Uber rides   —  Transportation has long been a helpful extra service that businesses like hotels have used to enhance their customer experiences, and Uber wants a piece of that business.
Jul 28, 2016, 7:15 PMIn context
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Tim Cook says Apple Pay now accounts for 75% of all contactless payments made in the US   —  Apple reported better than expected earnings this afternoon, and one nugget shared on the call by CEO Tim Cook could be a good sign for the company's mobile payments service.
Jul 26, 2016, 10:15 PMIn context
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Jet.com execs talk about first 12 months since launch, future plans, say company is now on a $1.1B annual run rate   —  A year ago yesterday, Jet.com, the e-commerce upstart gunning for Amazon, opened for business.  It premiered with a huge amount of hype after getting hundreds of millions …
Jul 23, 2016, 9:05 AMIn context
Heather Clancy / Fortune:
Workday Buys Big Data Specialist Platfora to Strengthen Cloud Financial Apps   —  Cloud HR software pioneer Workday wday , which has been aggressively pitching its financial management applications, is buying big data analysis startup Platfora to lend more credibility to that message.
Jul 22, 2016, 12:50 PMIn context

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