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Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Aurora Innovation, founded by ex-CTO of Google's self-driving car project Chris Urmson, has raised $3.1M+ last month, according to an SEC filing   —  Aurora Innovation, the stealth startup founded by the former CTO of Alphabet's self-driving car project, has raised over $3 million in venture capital funding, according to an SEC filing.
Apr 5, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Amazon says it will shutter its Quidsi division, bought for $545M in 2011 and home of Soap.com and Diapers.com, after failing to make it profitable   —  Amazon is shutting down its Quidsi division, owner of Diapers.com and Soap.com, because it's not profitable, as Bloomberg first reported and the company confirmed to Axios.
Mar 29, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Okta files for IPO, looking to raise $100M, and discloses fiscal 2016 loss of $76.3M, up from $59.1M in 2015   —  Okta, a provider of cloud-based tools for business to manage employee access of software and devices, has filed for a $100 million IPO.  —  Offering details: The San Francisco …
Mar 13, 2017, 5:15 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Uber CEO says he was unaware of former employee allegations; board member Arianna Huffington to work with Uber's new HR chief on “independent” investigation   —  Another tale of sexism and unacceptable workplace behavior in Silicon Valley company has emerged.
Feb 19, 2017, 7:42 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Vine co-founders Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll launch Hype, a live broadcasting app that lets users add music and animations to their videos   —  As Twitter continues its attempts to get its business back on track, the company announced on Thursday that it's shutting down Vine, a short-form video service it acquired in late 2012.
Oct 30, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Flywheel's TaxiOS, an app that replaces taxi fare meters and payment systems, granted license by New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission   —  Soon enough, New York City taxis will have a new alternative to the taximeters and credit card processors installed in their cars.
Sep 22, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Fortune:
Sources: Airbnb raises at least $555M in primary equity at $30B valuation, could grow to $850M; WSJ says Google Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures led round   —  Airbnb has held a first close on its massive new funding round, Fortune has learned from multiple sources.
Sep 22, 2016, 2:52 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Airbnb Friendly Building Program lets landlords share in the revenue tenants earn through home-sharing on Airbnb as well as set custom rules for doing so   —  A common story: An apartment tenant has a few short trips coming up, and decides to list their abode on home-sharing service Airbnb …
Sep 13, 2016, 3:35 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
CellSavers raises $15M Series A to expand its on-demand mobile device repair service   —  It finally happened: You cracked your new iPhone's screen—accidentally, of course.  Since your smartphone is effectively an extra appendage, you need to get it fixed as soon as possible.  —  And you do.
Aug 19, 2016, 11:00 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Uber launches UberCentral, a website for businesses to book and pay for multiple Uber rides   —  Transportation has long been a helpful extra service that businesses like hotels have used to enhance their customer experiences, and Uber wants a piece of that business.
Jul 28, 2016, 7:15 PMIn context

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