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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Russian search giant Yandex launches Yandex.Phone, its first smartphone, with 5.65-inch display, 4GB RAM, Android, and Snapdragon 630 for ~$270   —  Yandex, the internet titan often referred to as the Google of Russia, has launched its first smartphone.  —  Yandex.Phone, as the device is called …
Dec 5, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Online pharmacy Alto, which offers same-day deliveries and medication management apps, raises $50M Series C from Greenoaks Capital and others   —  Next-gen pharmacy Alto Pharmacy has raised $50 million in a series C round of funding from Greenoaks Capital, Zola Capital, and Jackson Square Ventures.
Dec 5, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Huawei launches StorySign, an Android app developed with non-profit European Union for the Deaf, that translates children's books into sign language   —  Chinese smartphone giant Huawei has launched a new Android app that leverages AI tools such as image recognition and optical character recognition …
Dec 3, 2018, 6:00 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft rolls out a search function, powered by Bing, for SwiftKey on Android in the US, UK, India, France, Canada, and elsewhere   —  Microsoft-owned mobile keyboard company SwiftKey is today rolling out a search feature for Android users that lets them browse the internet for content directly from within the keyboard.
Nov 29, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft says HockeyApp, the beta-testing service for app developers it acquired in 2014, will fully transition to Visual Studio App Center on Nov. 16, 2019   —  Microsoft has revealed that it is sunsetting HockeyApp, the beta-testing service for app developers, on November 16, 2019.
Nov 17, 2018, 1:10 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
BlackBerry to acquire cybersecurity firm Cylance, which provides an AI-based advanced threat detection platform, for $1.4B in cash   —  The rumors, it seems, were true — BlackBerry is acquiring cybersecurity startup Cylance in an all-cash deal worth $1.4 billion.
Nov 16, 2018, 6:15 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Firefox debuts Price Wise, an experimental price-tracking plug-in that lets users add products from Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Walmart, Home Depot to a watch list   —  Mozilla is introducing a duo of new experimental Firefox features today as part of its Test Pilot program.
Nov 12, 2018, 3:50 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Framer, an Amsterdam-based UI prototyping platform, raises $24M Series B led by Atomico, with Accel and AngelList participating   —  Dutch design prototyping startup Framer has raised $24 million in a series B round of funding led by Atomico, with participation from Accel and AngelList.
Nov 12, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Xiaomi opens its first UK store in London and rolls out the flagship Mi 8 Pro, alongside other products, as it continues its push into Europe   —  Xiaomi marked its official entry into the U.K. today with the launch of the Mi 8 Pro, a smartphone with a 6.21-inch screen, alongside a range of other products …
Nov 8, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
RealtimeBoard, a whiteboarding platform that allows teams to collaborate remotely, raises $25M Series A led by Accel, with Altair Capital participating   —  RealtimeBoard, a whiteboarding platform that allows teams to collaborate remotely, has raised $25 million in a series A round of funding led by Accel …
Nov 8, 2018, 9:10 AMIn context

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