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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi confirms he left the company   —  “Mr. Nivi has no role at the company” AngelList COO Graham Jenkin told TechCrunch in reponse to questions regarding the curious absence of the investment platform's co-founder.  It's atypical for the creator of such a high-profile company …
Jul 21, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Lyft creates a division to develop its own “open self-driving platform”   —  Lyft is betting the future of the road centers on sharing autonomous vehicles.  It aims to be at the forefront of that technology with a new self-driving division and a self-driving system car manufacturers could plug into their self-driving cars.
Jul 21, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Swedish e-commerce payments firm Klarna raises around $250M at a $2.5B valuation from private equity firm Permira   —  Klarna, the Swedish startup that works with e-commerce businesses and retailers to provide financing and other payment services, today announced that it has picked …
Jul 21, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Inside D-ID, an Israeli startup that's working to make faces unrecognizable to face recognition technology while remaining true to the original image   —  Unless you literally wear a mask all the time, it is almost impossible to completely avoid cameras and face recognition technology.
Jul 20, 2017, 8:40 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon confirms it is adding Alexa to its shopping app on Android starting this week   —  This spring, Amazon introduced Alexa to a wider audience by making the virtual assistant a feature that could be accessed within the retailer's main shopping app.  However, that integration …
Jul 20, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube TV expands to 10 new areas, including Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, D.C., Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, up from its five launch metros   —  YouTube TV, Google's entry in the crowded market of live TV streaming services, is now available in ten more U.S. metros, the company announced this morning.
Jul 20, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google brings its Motion Skills GIF- and video-making app to Android, 13 months after its iOS debut   —  Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stillsthat aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos - including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images …
Jul 20, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Memo: GoDaddy to shut down its AWS-style Cloud Servers service on December 31, after launching it in 2016   —  As web hosting and domain registration business GoDaddy prepares to report its quarterly results in a couple of weeks, the company is making some moves to reorganise its business.
Jul 20, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, maker of its shopping keyboard ShopChat; Chatter Commerce's CEO Zephrin Lasker will become Viber's global head of e-commerce   —  Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that lets …
Jul 20, 2017, 10:00 AMIn context
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Workflow automation startup Workato raises $10M Series A with Salesforce Ventures and Workday Ventures participating   —  It's a big day for Workato as the startup announced a $10 million Series A, and the latest release of its workflow automation platform dubbed ‘Turing.’
Jul 19, 2017, 5:25 PMIn context

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