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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
European startup Dashdash, which is developing a spreadsheet-like platform to help less technical people develop apps, raises $8M Series A led by Accel   —  Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today.  We've seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools …
May 16, 2018, 2:30 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon makes Sumerian, its browser-based tool to build AR, VR, and 3D apps with minimal coding, generally available   —  Last November, AWS announced a new product called Amazon Sumerian, a toolkit and platform for developers to build “mixed reality” apps — that is, using virtual reality …
May 15, 2018, 2:59 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Favstar says it will shut down on June 19 as creator Tim Haines blames upcoming Twitter API changes that will discontinue user streams   —  As Twitter develops an ever-closer hold on how it manages services around its real-time news and social networking service, a pioneer in Twitter analytics is calling it quits.
May 14, 2018, 9:37 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Silver Lake to buy ZPG, owner of UK property portals Zoopla, PrimeLocation, and SmartNewHomes, for about £2.2B, a 30% premium on its Thursday closing price   —  The UK housing market has cooled down on the heels of the EU/Brexit referendum vote, but that hasn't stopped M&A activity around property market companies.
May 11, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Amazon Experience Centers, hosted inside Lennar's model home demos across the US, to showcase smart home devices, Dash Buttons, and more   —  Last week, we reported on how Amazon was leveraging a new relationship with home builder Lennar to expand its smart home business …
May 9, 2018, 11:00 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
eBay says it made $1.1B from its stake in Flipkart, which sold a majority stake to Walmart for ~$16B, and plans to relaunch eBay India   —  Last year, eBay appeared to throw in the towel in India after it sold its business in the country to Flipkart and took a minority stake in the country's e-commerce leader.
May 9, 2018, 10:30 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Intel Capital announces $72M in funding for 12 startups in AI, IoT, cloud services, and silicon; total invested this year so far is $115M   —  Intel Capital, the investment arm of the computer processor giant, is today announcing $72 million in funding for the 12 newest startups to enter its portfolio …
May 8, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Swedish payments and financial services startup iZettle plans IPO on Nasdaq in Stockholm to raise ~$227M, valuing it at ~$1.1B   —  The strong climate for tech IPOs at the moment is leading yet more mature startups to set up their own plans to list, and the latest development on that front …
May 8, 2018, 7:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Pay, first debuted in 2016 as Microsoft Wallet, will roll out to Outlook users over coming months, integrating Stripe, Braintree, Sage, Wave, and more   —  Microsoft Pay — Microsoft's answer to Android Pay and Apple Pay that was originally launched in 2016 as Microsoft Wallet — is getting a little more useful today.
May 7, 2018, 3:36 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Nokia has acquired SpaceTime Insight, a California-based IoT startup that provides predictive analytics based on machine learning algorithms   —  Nokia last week said that it was selling off its digital health business, after failing to develop it into a substantial business itself …
May 7, 2018, 7:10 AMIn context

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