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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zain Jaffer, CEO of video ad startup Vungle, put on indefinite leave after charges for attempted murder, lewd act on a child, and more; Vungle has raised $25.5M   —  Zain Jaffer, who founded mobile ad firm Vungle and was its CEO until this week, was arrested on Tuesday for attempted murder …
Oct 20, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Flickr says it's closing its Wall Art print service and offloading its photo book service to self-publishing platform Blurb   —  Many have speculated about what would happen to Yahoo's image-hosting offspring Flickr after the (former) internet giant became part of Verizon's family.
Oct 19, 2017, 12:50 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google Calendar for web gets a design refresh and new features including more detailed meeting information in G Suite   —  Google is giving its Calendar web app a bit of a spit-shine today in addition to rolling out a bunch of new features for G Suite users.  —  The new Google Calendar borrows from the existing native mobile app.
Oct 17, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Tim Hardin / VentureBeat:
In 2016, total VC commitments in China exceeded $50B, nearly matching the US for the first time; 75% of China's VC total in 2016 came from domestic sources   —  GUEST:  —  Twenty years ago, China's manufacturing-based economy was one-ninth the size of the U.S. economy.
Oct 16, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Dockless bike-sharing startup LimeBike raises $50M Series B led by Coatue Management, claims 250K registered users with 10K bikes in 12 cities   —  Just a few months after launching with a $12 million seed round, dockless bike-sharing startup LimeBike announced today that it has secured a whopping $50 million to expand nationwide.
Oct 16, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Pornhub to start using an AI-powered system that uses facial recognition to automatically identify porn stars and tag videos   —  Popular “adult entertainment” site Pornhub will begin using a new AI-powered system that taps facial recognition technology to automatically identify porn stars.
Oct 11, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft opens up Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK to all and renames Windows Store to Microsoft Store   —  During its Windows Developer Day event today, Microsoft launched the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update software development kit (SDK).  Developers can download the new SDK now from developer.microsoft.com/windows.
Oct 10, 2017, 8:50 PMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Cloud-based digital payments platform Bill.com raises $100M led by JP Morgan Chase and Temasek   —  Bill.com, a cloud-based payments platform for U.S. businesses, announced today that it has raised an additional $100 million to digitize payments.  JP Morgan Chase and Temasek co-led the round …
Oct 10, 2017, 10:10 AMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Microsoft mixed reality researcher Alex Kipman: AltspaceVR communication will be VR's killer app, no timeline yet for mixed reality on Xbox or mobile   —  When Microsoft announced its Windows Mixed Reality platform last week, it talked about how the combination of virtual reality …
Oct 9, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
UK luxury travel deals site Secret Escapes raises $111M Series D led by Singapore's Temasek   —  Secret Escapes, a members-only travel club for discounted luxury holidays, has closed a $111 million series D funding round led by Singapore-based investment firm Temasek, with participation from France's Idinvest Partners.
Oct 6, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context

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