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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Sources: Airbnb in talks to acquire social payments startup Tilt for $50M+, a significant drop from the $400M valuation it had in May of 2015   —  We'd been hearing murmurs for a while that Tilt was up for grabs and was talking to a few folks in recent weeks, and in early January we caught wind …
Jan 24, 2017, 5:35 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Netflix reports $2.35B in Q4 revenue, up from $1.67B in Q4 2015, as it adds 1.93M new US subs vs 1.3M expected, 5.12M global subs vs 3.8M expected; stock up 8%+   —  Holy cow, we have quite the beat for Netflix.  —  Netflix added nearly 2 million new subscribers domestically …
Jan 18, 2017, 4:20 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
GM will work with 500 Startups to give separate seed investments to five startups in each class, some of which will be outside of automotive tech   —  GM has made a number of big acquisitions and investments in the past few years.  It picked up self-driving company Cruise earlier this year …
Dec 21, 2016, 4:30 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Twitter CTO Adam Messinger and VP of Product Josh McFarland to leave company; McFarland to join Greylock Partners as a general partner   —  Twitter CTO Adam Messinger, who has been the company's CTO for almost four years and with the company for five years, said today he was leaving the company.
Dec 20, 2016, 6:00 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Executive assistant app Accompany raises $20M, led by Ignition Partners, and debuts UK Beta   —  Accompany, an app that Amy Chang bets will be able to replace the chief-of-staff or personal assistant of an executive, launched just a few months ago.  The app had been in the works for a while …
Dec 5, 2016, 4:50 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Amazon debuts AWS X-Ray, which helps developers debug distributed code by showing a graph of processes to identify bottlenecks and see performance of functions   —  Amazon today is rolling out a tool to help developers dive deep into their existing applications to diagnose each element …
Dec 1, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Facebook SEC filings reveal $6B stock buyback program that starts Q1 2017, and chief accounting officer's resignation, effective February 17   —  Facebook today said it is authorizing a $6 billion stock buyback that will go into effect in the first quarter next year.
Nov 18, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Salesforce reports Q3 2017 revenue of $2.14B, up 25% YoY, vs $2.12B expected   —  Despite a weak second quarter and a lot of eyes on the end of the year, Salesforce is already starting to look pretty good again to Wall Street.  —  The company beat analyst expectations today in its third-quarter earnings report across the board.
Nov 17, 2016, 4:27 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Pinterest launches an Explore section for trending topics and ideas; app now has native video player and auto-play videos in Explore section   —  Pinterest today is launching a new section of the app that is geared around surfacing trending and top ideas that'll get additional new content in front of users.
Nov 15, 2016, 1:15 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Square beats with Q3 revenue of $439M vs $431M expected, says it processed 35K+ business loans for about $208M, up 70% YoY   —  While Jack Dorsey's other company Twitter might be struggling, Square continues on a roll that's keeping Wall Street happy.  —  There's going to, as always …
Nov 1, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context

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