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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Amazon expands AWS Simple Notification Service feature to 200 countries outside the US, updates admin controls for more flexibility   —  Public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced a bunch of updates for the Simple Notification Service (SNS) service that automatically sends SMS messages to phones.
Jun 29, 2016, 9:25 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Partech Ventures, with hubs in Paris, San Francisco, and Berlin, closes $440M fund aimed at growth-stage startups   —  Partech Ventures, an investment firm with hubs in Paris, San Francisco, and Berlin, has closed a €400 million ($440 million) fund aimed at later-stage startups.
Jun 28, 2016, 9:20 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
A free bot service, DoNotPay, has helped successfully challenge 160K+ traffic tickets in London, New York since launching last fall; Seattle expansion planned   —  A bot made to challenge traffic tickets has been used more than 9,000 times by New Yorkers, according to DoNotPay maker Joshua Browder.
Jun 28, 2016, 4:50 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Pinterest is rolling out a shopping bag, buyable pins on web, visual search with your camera   —  Pinterest, the startup whose app lets people pin photos and other content to boards and even buy things shown in pins, today announced that the buy buttons that first appeared on the app are now coming to the web version.
Jun 28, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
MeetMe acquires mobile flirting app Skout for $55 million in cash and stock   —  MeetMe announced today that it has acquired the mobile flirting app startup Skout for $28.5 million cash and approximately 5.37 million shares in the social discovery company — estimated at $54.6 million.
Jun 27, 2016, 8:45 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Twitch debuts Cheering beta feature, so you can tip streamers with animated “emotes”   —  Twitch has launched a new way of cheering players that could turn into an important new form of monetization.  Dubbed “Cheering,” the new form of celebration allows spectators to show support for broadcasters with animated emotes.
Jun 27, 2016, 4:10 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Uber partners with Pandora to give drivers streaming music option, first 6 months ad-free   —  As the battle for drivers continues to heat up, on-demand car services are tacking on more benefits to build up their respective armies.  Today, Uber is upping the ante with the launch of Pandora music on its driver app.
Jun 27, 2016, 3:35 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
YouTube announces live streaming is coming to its mobile app, available now for select creators, rolling out more broadly soon   —  YouTube announced that it is adding the capability to broadcast live video right from its mobile app.  This capability is said to be rolling out to select creators first …
Jun 23, 2016, 8:55 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Twilio stock closes at $28.53, jumping more than 90% in first day of trading   —  Twilio (TWLO) ended its first day as a public company with a bang.  Shares in the cloud communication company rose more than 90 percent to close at $28.53, a feat that beat analyst expectations and comes …
Jun 23, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Nest starts selling select Works With Nest products like Philips Hue in its Nest Store   —  Nest has taken another step to showcase its ability to be a platform by opening up its store to third-party products built off of its “Works with Nest” program.  While there are more than 100 supported products …
Jun 23, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context

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