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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook improves its “lightweight video” Slideshow ads, including support for mobile ad creation   —  Facebook today is rolling out a number of improvements to its “Slideshow” ads, announced last fall as a means of offering an alternative to video ads in developing markets where bandwidth may be limited.
Aug 23, 2016, 1:30 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Y Combinator Summer 2016 Demo Day 1: 44 startups and a focus on consumers, developer tools, security, hardware, marketplaces, and nonprofits   —  Farm drones, autonomous security guards and next-generation tampons were among the products presented at today's Y Combinator startup accelerator Summer 2016 Demo Day 1.
Aug 22, 2016, 10:55 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft tests Project Sonoma, a team chat app for managing shift workers' schedules   —  Microsoft has quietly released a new productivity application to both Google Play and theiTunes App Store called Project Sonoma.  The app is aimed at those who work outside of a traditional office environment …
Aug 22, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Android Nougat is out of beta, now available for select Nexus devices, Pixel C tablet, more; Google says the roll-out to all supported phones may take weeks   —  Google surprised everyone when it launched a public beta of the Android Nougat back in March.  Annual updates are nothing new for Android …
Aug 22, 2016, 1:15 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Email and file encryption service Virtru, built by ex-NSA engineer, raises $29M Series A led by Bessemer Venture Partners   —  Talk about being at the right place and at the right time.  Following revelations of government spying, data breaches, malicious hacking, identity theft and other online threats …
Aug 22, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Rakuten acquires IP and assets of Bitnet, a Bitcoin wallet startup it had invested in, for undisclosed sum, and will open a blockchain R&D lab in Belfast, UK   —  Rakuten has confirmed that it has acquired the assets of Bitnet, a bitcoin wallet startup it invested in …
Aug 21, 2016, 5:00 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Sources: seed-stage firm Rothenberg Ventures near collapse as executives depart; employees blame out-of-control spending by the firm's fame-seeking founder   —  Rothenberg Ventures, the four-year-old, San Francisco-based seed-stage venture firm, may be on the brink of implosion, say several sources close to the firm.
Aug 20, 2016, 6:15 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft launches Evernote to OneNote import tool for Mac, says it has moved 71M Evernote pages to OneNote via OneNote Importer tool on Windows   —  Microsoft is making it easier for Mac users to ditch Evernote in favor of OneNote, its rival note-taking app, and a part of the Microsoft Office suite.
Aug 20, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Lifestage, an app for high school students to create a profile with videos   —  “What if I figured out a way to take Facebook from 2004 and bring it to 2016?  What if every field in your profile was a full video" asks Facebook's 19-year old product prodigy Michael Sayman.
Aug 19, 2016, 6:35 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft open sources PowerShell, brings it to Linux and OS X   —  Microsoft today announced that it is open sourcing PowerShell and bringing it to Linux and OS X.  —  PowerShell is Microsoft's command line shell for Windows power users, as well as an extensible scripting language for automating system tasks.
Aug 18, 2016, 5:35 PMIn context

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