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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Payments provider Stripe raises $150M Series D at a $9B valuation led by General Catalyst and CapitalG, bringing total amount raised by Stripe to about $440M   —  Stripe — the company that lets websites and apps incorporate payments services by way of an API and a few lines of code …
Nov 25, 2016, 8:25 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SV Angel raises $53M for its sixth seed investment fund, exceeding original $40M target   —  More money for more startup seed-stage investments: SV Angel, one of the more prominent early-stage investment firms in the Bay Area, has closed its latest (sixth) fund at $53 million, according to an SEC filing (via Dan Primack).
Nov 24, 2016, 2:55 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon quietly acquired video messaging app firm Biba for its patents and employees in 2015; sources say Amazon will announce new video chat service this month   —  Amazon's purchases of Twitch and Elemental Technologies appear to be only two parts of a bigger strategy at the company …
Nov 23, 2016, 9:35 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Oracle acquires DNS provider Dyn, the target of DDoS attacks that took many popular websites offline a month ago, for an undisclosed amount   —  A timely, if a little surprising, piece of M&A this morning from Oracle: the enterprise services company announced that it has acquired Dyn …
Nov 21, 2016, 8:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
French IoT startup Sigfox raises $160M Series E, sources say at a $637M valuation; Sigfox says it has around 10M devices registered on its network   —  Sigfox, the IoT company based out of France that is building a dedicated, global network to connect, monitor and control devices like smart-home alarms …
Nov 18, 2016, 9:00 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google's Digital News Initiative fund puts $26M into 124 news projects across 25 European countries to promote data journalism, use of AI, fact-checking, more   —  Google's ongoing effort to fix its reputation in the world of publishing in Europe took another step forward today.
Nov 17, 2016, 10:20 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia after failing to transfer Russian user data to servers located in the country as required by law   —  Amid a tense stand-off and attempt at negotiations, Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor has started to enforce a proposed block of LinkedIn …
Nov 17, 2016, 6:00 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Verizon expands its IoT strategy into “smart cities” by buying LQD WiFi, a maker of interactive hubs offering WiFi and locally-relevant info in public places   —  Verizon today has made another acquisition to build out its IoT business: the carrier has purchased LQD WiFi …
Nov 15, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
xAd raises $42.5M more, buys WeatherBug to boost location-specific marketing   —  xAd, the ad network that serves you ads in apps and mobile web pages based on your location, is today announcing another hefty round of funding, as well as its first acquisition in the world of consumer apps to grow its audience and data set.
Nov 14, 2016, 5:00 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Home Services adds 20 more metro regions to bring total to 50, a week after job openings for a new role at Amazon called “Home Assistant” were spotted   —  Amazon is beefing up its Home Services business — a marketplace rival to the likes of Angie's List, HomeAdvisor …
Nov 14, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context

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