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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Statcounter report: Android now accounts for a larger share of internet usage than Windows for the first time   —  Mobile is today as important, if not more important, than desktops when it comes to the internet and apps.  A clear reminder of that comes with news of a report claiming …
Apr 3, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Grab acquires Indonesian payment startup Kudo, source says in a deal that is a mix of cash and equity potentially worth $80M to $100M in total   —  Grab, Uber's biggest rival in Southeast Asia, has completed its first major acquisition after it bought up Indonesian startup Kudo to boost its nascent mobile payments platform.
Apr 3, 2017, 1:25 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Telegram introduces voice calls, touting end-to-end encryption   —  Telegram is the latest messaging app to get a major new feature, but unlike Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, Hike and countless others, it isn't cribbing from Snapchat.  That's because Telegram is introducing voice calls.
Mar 30, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Sources: Amazon has finalized a deal to acquire Middle Eastern rival Souq.com for $650M, below its $1B valuation from February 2016   —  Mar 23, 2017, 8:48 amMar 23, 2017, 9:50 am  —  Amazon continues its march across the globe, and one of its newest targets is the Middle East.
Mar 23, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Viva Republica, fintech startup behind popular Korean P2P payments app Toss, raises $48M Series C from Goodwater Capital, PayPal, Bessemer, others   —  Viva Republica, the company behind Korean financial services app Toss, has closed a $48 million Series C funding round that includes a strategic investment from payment giant PayPal.
Mar 10, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Amazon acquires meeting productivity startup Do.com, plans to integrate it into Chime, its new conferencing tool for businesses   —  Mar 8, 2017, 3:05 amMar 8, 2017, 7:51 am  —  Amazon has quietly made one more acquisition to build out the productivity services on its cloud platform AWS.
Mar 9, 2017, 8:35 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
iflix, a Netflix-like streaming service targeting emerging markets, raises $90M from Liberty Global, Sky, others; the company recently let 50 employees go   —  iflix, a Netflix-like service that covers Southeast Asia and other emerging markets, has closed $90 million in new funding to expand its service into new countries.
Mar 7, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Twitch co-founder Justin Kan leaves partner role at Y Combinator to launch his own startup incubator program called Zero-F   —  Serial entrepreneurJustin Kan, best known for co-founding Twitch, Justin.tv and Socialcam, has left his position as a partner at Y Combinator to start his own startup incubator program.
Mar 6, 2017, 5:10 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Klook raises $30M Series B led by Sequoia China to help Asia-to-Asia travelers find trip activities   —  Klook, a service for finding and booking travel activities, has closed a $30 million Series B funding round led by Sequoia China.  Existing backers Matrix Partners and Welight Capital …
Mar 6, 2017, 5:05 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud debuts SoundCloud Go $4.99/month plan with 120M tracks ad free, will still offer its SoundCloud Go+ $9.99/month plan, which offers 150M tracks   —  SoundCloud has rebooted its paid membership plan with a new budget option less than a year after it launched.
Feb 28, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context

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