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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Index Ventures raises $1.65B for its two newest funds: $650M for its early-stage fund and $1B for its growth fund   —  Make way for more money into the startup investing pool: today, Index Ventures announced that it has closed a total of $1.65 billion in new funds — $1 billion that it plans …
Jul 9, 2018, 9:10 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Zebra Technologies is buying Xplore, which makes rugged tablets and other hard-wearing hardware, for around $90M in cash   —  Some more consolidation is afoot in the world of enterprise mobility.  Today, Zebra Technologies — a company that makes handheld scanners, printers and other portable hardware …
Jul 5, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Following CTO's departure in June, TiVo loses its CEO Enrique Rodriguez to Liberty Global after just eight months amid broader uncertainty about its future   —  After less than a year in the role, the CEO of Tivo is leaving the troubled company and jumping to Liberty Global, where he will become its CTO.
Jul 5, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Sources: Airbnb aims for IPO between July 2019 and late 2020, as it tweaks staff compensation and adds a cash bonus program   —  Airbnb, the accommodation rental business, has been building up a larger profile as a travel services powerhouse to fill out its $31 billion valuation …
Jul 1, 2018, 9:55 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
BitSight, which rates the security practices of 1,200+ firms, raises $60M Series D at an estimated $600M valuation led by Warburg Pincus   —  As the tech world continues to grapple with how best to deal with the growing issue of malicious hacking and other security breaches …
Jun 28, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Amazon acquired PillPack in a deal valued at just under $1B; PillPack had been in acquisition talks with Walmart, which was outbid by Amazon   —  A week after appointing a CEO for its healthcare joint venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan, Amazon today announced an acquisition …
Jun 28, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Google leads $22M Series A in feature phone OS KaiOS, which powers over 40M phones made by OEMs including Nokia, Micromax, and Alcatel   —  Google is turning startup investor to further its goal of putting Google services like search, maps, and its voice assistant front and center for the next billion internet users in emerging markets.
Jun 27, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK judge grants Uber a 15-month license to operate in London, provided it meets TfL conditions and pays £425K, after its license was revoked in September 2017   —  After failing to secure a renewal for a license to operate a private hire vehicle service in London last September, Uber …
Jun 26, 2018, 12:31 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AT&T confirms it is buying ad platform AppNexus, reportedly for between $1.6B-$2B   —  Another legacy carrier built on offering phone services is now taking a deeper dive into the world of advertising and specifically ad tech to help catapult itself into the next generation of tech and communications.
Jun 25, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited, a $2.99/month subscription service of curated content for kids, launches on iOS   —  Five and half years after it launched, one of the more popular apps for kids' reading and entertainment has finally arrived on the iOS.  Amazon FreeTime Unlimited …
Jun 22, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context

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