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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Scale, a managed marketplace for contractors who examine and categorize visual data to train AI systems, raises $18M Series B led by Index Ventures   —  The artificial intelligence revolution is underway in the world of technology, but as it turns out, some of the most faithful foot soldiers are still humans.
Aug 7, 2018, 5:45 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
eBay's Q2 filing shows company paid $573M to acquire ecommerce platform Qoo10 Japan in February, not the $700M rumored at the time of acquisition   —  EBay is a very distant second behind Amazon when it comes to e-commerce sales in the U.S., but abroad — and in particular in Asia …
Jul 20, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
eMarketer estimates Amazon will account for $258.22B or 5% of US retail sales in 2018, about 49.1% of total US online retail spend   —  Amazon has already been in the crosshairs of the White House when it comes to threats of antitrust investigations, and while some say this is simply Trumpian bluster …
Jul 14, 2018, 4:10 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Workplace collaboration tools startup Monday.com, formerly known as Dapulse, raises $50M Series C led by Stripes, sources say at a $500M pre-money valuation   —  The more that we digitise our interactions with work colleagues, the more we will need tools to help handle that process more smoothly.
Jul 11, 2018, 9:00 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Postmates expands to another 100+ cities in the US, adding coverage for 50M more people, bringing the total number of cities covered in the US and Mexico to 385   —  As rumors circle that delivery startups might consider merging to bulk up against larger competitors like Amazon or Uber …
Jul 10, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
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

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