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London-based Improbable raises $502M, led by SoftBank with participation from a16z, to create a platform for building virtual and simulated worlds   —  Improbable, the London startup that has developed a platform for third parties to build vast virtual and simulated worlds …
May 11, 2017, 5:10 PMIn context
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Peter Thiel-backed German fintech firm Kreditech raises $120M from Naspers' PayU, to expand in high-growth markets like India   —  Kreditech, the German startup backed by Peter Thiel, Rakuten and the IFC that creates credit ratings and provides finance to people who may not otherwise have credit histories …
May 11, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
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Cabify nets $100M to take on Uber in Latin America, reportedly raising $400M more   —  One more regional on-demand transport startup is raising a big round of funding to fortify itself for the next phase of competition against the likes of Uber and incumbent taxi firms.
May 9, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon adds voice calling and messaging on all Echo devices and the Alexa app   —  Amazon may have flopped with the Fire Phone, but don't count it out of the telephony game just yet.  Alongside Amazon unveiling its newest Echo device earlier today — the Echo Show with a seven-inch video screen …
May 9, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon unveils Echo Show, an Alexa-powered speaker with a 7" touchscreen and video calling for $229.99; preorders open now, ships June 28   —  Look out, world: Alexa is coming to a screen near you.  Today Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device with a seven-inch screen …
May 9, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Open source database developer MariaDB gets $27M investment from European Investment Bank, structured as a long term loan with some equity   —  As open source database architecture continues to grow in popularity, one of the bigger developers in the area has picked up some funding to target the opportunity.
May 8, 2017, 2:01 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Music royalty collector Kobalt raises $75M Series D led by Hearst Entertainment at a $775M valuation, to expand its platform to cover more streaming sources   —  As music streaming continues to grow in ubiquity, a company that's built a platform to collect royalties on music played across billions …
May 8, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Whirlpool Corporation acquires recipe search engine and aggregator Yummly, which was valued at $100M in 2015 having raised $23M   —  Some consolidation in the world of subject-specific search and social networks, as a legacy player from the world of white goods makes a play for a wider audience.
May 4, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Groupon reports Q1 revenue of $673.6M, missing expectations, and shutters 11 more international operations; stock opens down 13%+   —  Groupon — the once-dominant daily deals business that has more recently tried to shift to other kinds of local commerce — today reported first-quarter earnings …
May 3, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Airbnb has acquired its partner Deco Software, which had developed an IDE to build React Native apps; Deco IDE will be open sourced   —  Airbnb — the peer-to-peer marketplace that started with accommodation rentals but has now expanded to other travel services — has made an acquisition …
May 3, 2017, 10:45 AMIn context

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