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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Canadian point-of-sale firm Lightspeed POS raises $166M Series D led by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, hopes to be IPO-ready by mid-2019   —  E-commerce and digitally-based financial transactions have consistently been one of the biggest and most lucrative areas of the tech world …
Oct 18, 2017, 7:40 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms it's testing a resume “work histories” feature for private sharing with job applications   —  As LinkedIn ads in video and other features to look a little more like Facebook, Facebook continues to take on LinkedIn in the world of social recruitment services.
Oct 17, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple to appeal a $440M final judgement in VirnetX patent infringement case, after US District Court for Eastern District of Texas denies all of Apple's motions   —  Apple lost a retrial a year ago in an ongoing patent dispute with VirnetX over secure communications protocols in FaceTime …
Oct 16, 2017, 11:00 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Walmart announces Mobile Express Returns program to refund and exchange online items in physical stores, to launch in November and roll out to all US locations   —  As Walmart continues to build out its e-commerce business to rival Amazon's, its latest development will build on some of the retail giant's …
Oct 9, 2017, 12:40 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Truphone raises $339M at $491M valuation via rights issue to existing shareholders to retire debt and grow its IoT connectivity business   —  Truphone, a mobile company based out of London that made a name for itself through low-cost international mobile voice and data plans …
Oct 2, 2017, 8:50 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Rovio closes flat, at €11.50, on its first day of trading, valuing the company at $1B   —  Rovio, maker of the Angry Birds gaming franchise, saw a small pop of 4.3 percent in its first day of trading as a public company, but like the very birds that get catapulted in Rovio's original blockbuster game, the rise was not to last.
Sep 29, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AI-based identity verification startup Onfido raises $30M Series C led by Crane Venture Partners, with participation from Microsoft and Salesforce   —  Malicious hackers and security breaches that have exposed personal information of millions of people have pushed the issue of online security …
Sep 29, 2017, 5:01 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Source: used goods marketplace LetGo quietly raised $100M at $1B+ valuation, nine months after raising $175M   —  LetGo, a startup that has built a marketplace for people to buy and sell used goods, is one of the fastest growing apps in the U.S. at the moment according to comScore …
Sep 28, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
South African media and internet giant Naspers acquires another 13% stake in Berlin-based food delivery firm Delivery Hero for ~€660M from Rocket Internet   —  Naspers, the South African media and internet giant, has upped its stake in Delivery Hero, the Berlin based food-delivery giant …
Sep 28, 2017, 5:31 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Cloudflare launches Stream, a service for sites and apps that want to build businesses hosting and streaming videos, combining encoding, delivery, and player   —  Cloudflare has made a name for itself as a content delivery platform and security company, offering services to help keep websites up and running …
Sep 27, 2017, 9:55 AMIn context

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