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John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Chorus.ai raises $16M Series A led by Redpoint for its sales calls analysis software   —  Just about everyone can benefit from an extra ear listening in at the right time.  And while an ear dedicated to helping me remember the items my housemate asked me to pickup at the store last week …
Feb 11, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Amazon reports Q4 revenue of $43.7B, up 22% YoY, vs $44.68B expected, as net income reaches $749M; stock down 3%+   —  Mixed faces in Seattle today as Amazon delivered its Q4 2016 earnings.  The e-commerce company reported lower than expected revenue of $43.74 with better than expected earnings per share of $1.54.
Feb 2, 2017, 4:20 PMIn context
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Facebook to let users search for photos using keywords to describe them, powered by its Lumos AI, which has been used to help the visually impaired   —  Initially used to improve the experience for visually impaired members of the Facebook community, the company's Lumos computer vision platform …
Feb 2, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Amazon and Techstars partner on 13-week conversational AI startup accelerator offering $20K initial investment and $100K convertible note option upon completion   —  Big tech companies have been creating accelerators left and right to evangelize their brands and get developers engaged with APIs and other open-source efforts.
Nov 30, 2016, 8:15 PMIn context
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
GoPro reports Q3 2016 revenue of $240.6M vs $314M expected and a loss of $0.60 per share vs $0.36 expected, stock closes down almost 7%   —  Expectations were already incredibly low for GoPro this go around and yet somehow the company managed to eclipse even the worst fears of analysts.
Nov 3, 2016, 4:40 PMIn context
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Braintree founder Bryan Johnson invests $100M in his startup, Kernel, which aims to make an implantable chip for brains to help people with neurological damage   —  Earlier this year, former Braintree founder Bryan Johnson publicly announced his plans to forge Kernel, a company with the sole purpose …
Oct 20, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
CrunchBase Pro service debuts for $29/month with more advanced search, market trend analytics, and lists for tracking industries, people, companies, investors   —  Today, live on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage, CrunchBase announced CrunchBase Pro, a major update to its heavily used startup database.
Sep 12, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Microsoft debuts new online form for reporting hate speech across its services like Docs.com, OneDrive, Outlook, Skype, Sway, and Xbox Live   —  Microsoft today pushed out in a blog post for users of its consumer services new resources to reduce hate speech.
Aug 29, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Etsy beats expectations with Q2 revenue of $85.3M, up 39% YoY, merchant sales hitting $669.7M, up 22.6% YoY; Etsy stock up 5%+ after hours   —  If you're an Etsy investor, you're somewhere between ecstatic and off the rails after two days of gains totaling more than 23 percent.
Aug 2, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Medium acquires rich media embedding API platform Embedly; financial terms not disclosed   —  Medium announced today that it has acquired Embed.ly to support publishers with backend APIs for embedding content.  —  Embed.ly supports writers by providing analytics on content and customized recommendations and promotions.
Aug 2, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context

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