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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Interview with Bahtiyar Duysak, the Twitter contractor who deactivated Trump's account earlier this month, who calls the incident a “mistake”   —  s Twitter tries to figure out how to lock down the parts of its platform that enable harassment, as well as the spread of misleading information …
Nov 29, 2017, 7:30 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Nokia's HERE to buy Advanced Telematic Systems, a Berlin-based developer of secure OTA technology; deal expected to close Q1 2018   —  Here, the mapping company that powers location services in 100 million cars, is today announcing an acquisition to vastly improve how it distributes and updates its data.
Nov 28, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Adobe: US Cyber Monday sales hit record-breaking $6.59B, with purchases on smartphones also breaking a record with $1.59B in sales   —  Cyber Monday is off to a flying start for online shopping in the US.  As of 7am Pacific, $840 million has been spent, up 16.9 percent on Cyber Monday 2016.
Nov 28, 2017, 8:05 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
McAfee acquires cloud security startup Skyhigh Networks, which was last valued at $400M, amid ongoing consolidation in the security industry   —  After spinning out as a standalone security business from Intel earlier this year, McAfee has made its first acquisition.
Nov 27, 2017, 10:25 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Sumerian, a browser-based tool to build AR, VR, and 3D apps with minimal coding, available in preview today   —  We'd heard months ago that Amazon would be using its Re:Invent AWS event to roll out some a new service related to building in mixed reality — augmented reality and virtual reality.
Nov 27, 2017, 6:05 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Adobe: US Black Friday online sales were $5.03B, up 16.9% YoY, with 54.3% of all site visits and 36.9% of purchases made on mobile devices   —  The final figures for Black Friday online sales are in, and it's another record-breaking day e-commerce in the U.S. Adobe says that shoppers spent $5.03 billion online …
Nov 25, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Adobe: Thanksgiving day e-commerce sales were $2.87B, up 18.3% YoY, with 46% of all traffic to sites coming from smartphones   —  Black Friday, the day after a quiet Thanksgiving Thursday, traditionally has been thought of as the start of the holiday sales season, but the rise of e-commerce …
Nov 24, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK government debuts Autumn Budget with new tech-focused initiatives: looser rules for testing self-driving cars, AI advisory body, £2.5B+ investment fund, more   —  With the UK government continuing to face down criticism over how it is handling plans to remove the UK from the European Union …
Nov 22, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Sources: Apple acquired Vrvana, Canadian augmented reality headset startup, for $30M   —  As Apple reportedly ramps up work to ship an augmented reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there.  TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired Vrvana …
Nov 21, 2017, 6:22 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Airbnb acquired adtech startup AdBasis on Nov. 13; AdBasis will be available to customers until Feb. 2018, and team will be brought into Airbnb   —  It looks like accessibility isn't the only thing that Airbnb wants to upgrade on its platform.  On the same day that Airbnb announced …
Nov 16, 2017, 7:40 PMIn context

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