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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn launches Talent Insights, which provides business intelligence reports on companies, talent pools, skills, and more   —  LinkedIn may be best known as a place where people and organizations keep public pages of their professional profiles, using that as a starting point for networking …
Sep 25, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Stripe is testing a new cash advance service, providing financing to its business customers, following similar moves by Square and Paypal   —  Stripe, the fast-growing payments startup that is now worth over $9 billion, is working on a new product to help it fill out some of the gaps …
Sep 24, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple has closed its acquisition of music recognition app Shazam and says it will soon become ad-free, in a deal sources say was for $400M   —  Last year, we broke the news that Apple was buying the music recognition startup and app Shazam for about $400 million, and nearly one year later, the deal has finally closed.
Sep 24, 2018, 12:59 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Tile appoints GoPro COO CJ Prober as new CEO, announces investment from Comcast; sources: “sizable investment” was at a higher valuation than previous round   —  There's a changing of the guard, and a new strategic partnership, over at Tile, the startup that helps you keep tabs …
Sep 24, 2018, 8:45 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Israel-based WalkMe, which helps users navigate the features of other web-based services, raises $40M Series F led by IVP, source says at a $1B+ valuation   —  Designing for digital interfaces has come a long way since the first days of the web, but there remains a place for tech …
Sep 20, 2018, 10:30 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Cloud-based unified communications provider Vonage to acquire NewVoiceMedia, a UK-based startup that builds cloud-based contact centers, for $350M   —  More consolidation is afoot in the world of cloud-based voice services.  Today, Vonage — once a VoIP pioneer that today offers cloud-based …
Sep 20, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Zurich-based WayRay, which develops holographic AR hardware and display tech for cars, raises $80M Series C led by Porsche, source says at a $500M valuation   —  The large, legacy car industry has pinned a lot of hopes and dreams on innovative startups to build the next generation of automotive technology …
Sep 18, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Getty Images partners with Amazon to provide images from its catalog of 200M digital pics for searches on the Echo Show and Echo Spot   —  On the heels of the Getty family regaining control of Getty Images, reportedly for about $3 billion, the company is announcing a move to expand use of its images to a wider set of eyeballs.
Sep 17, 2018, 2:50 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Hybrid cloud data specialist Datrium raises $60M Series D at an estimated $282M post-money valuation led by Samsung's Catalyst Fund   —  Cloud services — where our data, apps and computing power are all being managed in servers owned by others, many miles from where we are sitting …
Sep 13, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
PayPal debuts Funds Now, instant payouts for sellers on its platform, following similar functionality brought by rivals like Stripe   —  PayPal, now with 19.5 million businesses and 250 million customers using its payment rails to sell and buy goods and services, is today taking the wraps off …
Sep 11, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context

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