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Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Pivotal scores $253 million Series C led by Ford on hefty $2.8 billion valuation   —  Pivotal has a couple of new friends with big wallets.  Today it announced that Ford and Microsoft were joining EMC, VMware and GE as investment partners on a massive $253 million Series C investment with a whopping $2.8 billion valuation.
May 5, 2016, 7:35 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Concerns raised over DeepMind's data-sharing deal with UK's NHS as new report finds Google has been given broader access to patient data than publicly announced   —  Concerns raised over broad scope of DeepMind-NHS health data-sharing deal  —  Concerns have been raised about the scope …
May 4, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram testing business profiles that feature a contact button, directions, and more   —  Instagram Business Profiles to feature ‘Contact’ buttons, directions and more  —  Instagram had confirmed earlier this year that it was developing business profiles - basically, the Instagram equivalent to a Facebook Brand Page.
May 4, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google enables HTTPS for all sites on its Blogspot domain, two years after Wordpress   —  Google enables HTTPS for all Blogspot sites  —  Google today made HTTPS connections the default for all of the sites on its Blogspot domain.  —  Google first enabled HTTPS for Blogspot last September, but at the time, it was an opt-in feature.
May 4, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Age of Learning, a quiet giant in education apps, raised $150M at a $1B valuation from Iconiq   —  Some startups raise a lot of money with much fanfare before they've ever shipped a product, but some grow under the radar, building something that clicks, and then slowly amassing users and revenues before most even realise they've arrived.
May 4, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Opera's ad blocker comes to its stable release channel and Opera Mini for Android   —  Opera today announced that its built-in ad blocker, which was previously only available in the experimental developer release channel, is now coming to all of its desktop users.
May 4, 2016, 4:05 AMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Twilio partners with Virgil Security to help developers quickly integrate strong encryption into their messaging services   —  Adding end-to-end encrypted messaging to your app just got a lot easier  —  Setting up encrypted communication by yourself is hard.
May 3, 2016, 9:00 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Uber Offers, which gives users ride rebates for purchases at select merchants, tested at national level for the first time with ProFlowers for Mother's Day   —  Uber Offers get merchants to pay for your ride  —  Uber wants to be your car, and the billboard.
May 3, 2016, 5:30 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
After failing to close its Series C last year and laying off staff, Jolla now closes a $12M Series C for its Sailfish mobile OS licensing business   —  Jolla closes $12M Series C for its Sailfish mobile OS licensing business  —  Alternative mobile OS maker, Jolla, whose Sailfish licensing business aims …
May 3, 2016, 4:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
In iOS app redesign, Spotify ditches the unintuitive “hamburger” menu for more conventional navigation bar buttons; Android redesign is slated for July   —  Spotify ditches the controversial ‘hamburger’ menu in iOS app redesign  —  Spotify is one of the more popular music streaming apps …
May 3, 2016, 3:15 PMIn context

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