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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grants Uber a 15-month license to operate in London, provided it meets TfL conditions and pays £425K, after its license was revoked in September 2017   —  After failing to secure a renewal for a license to operate a private hire vehicle service in London last September, Uber …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
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
PayPal to buy Simility, a specialist in AI-based fraud and risk management, for $120M in cash; Simility had raised about $25M and was last valued at $52.75M   —  Payment provider PayPal continues apace with its acquisitions streak to bring more modern tools into its platform to serve its 237 million customers.
Jun 21, 2018, 5:35 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
VIPKID, which links native English speakers with online learners, raises $500M Series D+ reportedly at a $3B+ valuation, says it has 40K teachers, 300K students   —  The online language school market is continuing to heat up, and a startup that connects English teachers with an audience …
Jun 21, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
German startup Silexica, which optimises how disparate applications work together on autonomous cars, raises $18M Series B led by EQT Ventures   —  As we inch closer to building increasingly autonomous cars, the complexities that these vehicles will present as programmable hardware are increasing …
Jun 21, 2018, 4:35 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Fitness class app Aaptiv raises $22M Series C led by Millennium Technology Value Partners, sources say at a $200M+ valuation   —  Health and wellness has been one of the biggest categories for development in the tech industry, with huge range of wearable devices and connected equipment …
Jun 20, 2018, 1:45 PMIn context

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