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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches a new Click-to-WhatsApp ad unit that enables calls or messages via WhatsApp, gradually rolling out worldwide except in Europe   —  WhatsApp has always said that it has no plans to put ads into its own app, but this is not stopping Facebook, which now owns WhatsApp …
Dec 14, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Swedish payments startup iZettle raises $47M Series D, reportedly at a $950M valuation, led by Dawn Capital   —  iZettle — the commerce platform based out of Stockholm that competes against companies like Square, Paypal and SumUp to provide card transactions using smartphones and tablets …
Dec 13, 2017, 6:00 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who had a close relationship with the tech industry, has died of a heart attack aged 65   —  Ed Lee, the mayor of San Francisco who worked closely with leaders in the city's tech industry, has died after a heart attack aged 65.  A statement issued by his office confirmed …
Dec 12, 2017, 9:15 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Apple confirms Shazam acquisition; sources say deal was for about $400M, and Snap and Spotify also expressed interest   —  After we broke the story last week that Apple was acquiring London-based music and image recognition service Shazam, Apple confirmed the news today.
Dec 11, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook appears to have quietly killed its Ticker feature, which displayed a real-time feed of friends' activity   —  As Facebook continues to tinker with its layout and services to spur more interactions and engagement, it seems that not even the most well-known or oldest features are spared.
Dec 10, 2017, 9:05 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Sources: Apple to acquire music recognition app Shazam; one source puts the deal at about $400M; Shazam's post-money valuation after its 2015 funding was $1.02B   —  Update : this story has now been confirmed.  —  As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move …
Dec 8, 2017, 3:48 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
London-based money transfer service WorldRemit raises $40M Series C, sources say at a ~$670M valuation, led by LeapFrog Investments   —  WorldRemit, a London-based startup with some 2 million users that offers a quick way for people to send money to each other with a focus on developing markets …
Dec 7, 2017, 2:25 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Berlin-based Contentful, which makes software to manage content across digital platforms and devices, raises $28M Series C led by General Catalyst   —  There has been a veritable explosion of connected devices that people are using these days to interact with apps and the internet …
Dec 4, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
GoFundMe drops 5% platform fee for personal campaigns in the US, will instead rely on optional tips; 2.9% payment processing fee remains   —  GoFundMe, the popular fundraising juggernaut that now has 50 million users and has raised over $5 billion in funding for causes to date …
Nov 30, 2017, 5:05 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Industrial predictive analytics startup Uptake raises $117M Series D at a $2.3B valuation led by Baillie Gifford   —  A company that is seizing the opportunity to provide predictive analytics to the industrial world — regardless of whether a business has made the (often costly) …
Nov 30, 2017, 9:20 AMIn context

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