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Roger Parloff / Fortune:
Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft launch Partnership on AI, a nonprofit to advance best practices in AI; the group isn't intended to lobby government   —  Five tech giants announced on Wednesday that they are launching a nonprofit to “advance public understanding” …
Sep 28, 2016, 5:27 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Mobile ad startup AppLovin, which has raised less than $5M to date, agrees to be acquired by Chinese PE firm Orient Hontai Capital for $1.4B   —  Unlike most advertising technology startups, San Francisco-based AppLovin never raised any traditional venture capital.
Sep 26, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Flywheel's TaxiOS, an app that replaces taxi fare meters and payment systems, granted license by New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission   —  Soon enough, New York City taxis will have a new alternative to the taximeters and credit card processors installed in their cars.
Sep 22, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Fortune:
Sources: Airbnb raises at least $555M in primary equity at $30B valuation, could grow to $850M; WSJ says Google Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures led round   —  Airbnb has held a first close on its massive new funding round, Fortune has learned from multiple sources.
Sep 22, 2016, 2:52 PMIn context
Kirsten Korosec / Fortune:
Vroom raises $50M Series E to expand its online used-car business, bringing total raised to $218M since its founding in 2013   —  Vroom, an online used-car sales startup, has raised $50 million in its latest funding round as the company prepares to push into new markets, as well as expand inventory and staff.
Sep 20, 2016, 12:40 PMIn context
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Profile of Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat, an ex-Wall Street exec who is overseeing a fiscal tightening of the Other Bets divisions, prompting concern among Googlers   —  CFO Ruth Porat is pushing Google “creatives” to bring their costs under control.  —  Subfreezing temperatures didn't stop Ruth Porat …
Sep 17, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
David Meyer / Fortune:
De-Cix, operator of the world's largest Internet exchange point, is suing German government over Federal Intelligence Service's mass surveillance requests   —  The operator of the world's largest Internet exchange point, De-Cix, is suing the German government in an attempt to stop mass surveillance by the country's spies.
Sep 16, 2016, 5:05 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Alibaba's Ant Financial acquires US biometric authentication startup EyeVerify; source says for $100M   —  Alibaba's payments arm, Ant Financial, has acquired EyeVerify, a maker of optical recognition technology used byWells Fargo along with dozens of regional banks and credit unions across the country.
Sep 13, 2016, 8:45 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Airbnb Friendly Building Program lets landlords share in the revenue tenants earn through home-sharing on Airbnb as well as set custom rules for doing so   —  A common story: An apartment tenant has a few short trips coming up, and decides to list their abode on home-sharing service Airbnb …
Sep 13, 2016, 3:35 PMIn context
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
HP announces it is moving from Salesforce and Oracle products to Microsoft CRM to manage its sales and post-sales processes   —  HP Inc. plans to use Microsoft Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) software to run its sales processes, the two companies said Monday.
Sep 12, 2016, 2:50 PMIn context

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