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Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Apple hires Virginia Tech computer science professor and virtual reality expert Doug Bowman   —  Apple hires leading virtual reality researcher  —  Apple has hired one of the top US researchers in virtual reality, as it looks to catch up to Facebook, Alphabet, Microsoft and Samsung …
Jan 21, 2016, 9:25 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Sources: Walgreens and UnitedHealth among possible bidders for all or part of WebMD   —  WebMD in talks with potential buyers  —  WebMD, the US online health information publisher, is exploring the possible sale of all or part of its business, according to people familiar with the situation.
Jan 14, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Murad Ahmed / Financial Times:
UK-based travel search site Skyscanner raised $192M, at what sources say was $1.6B valuation   —  Fundraising values Skyscanner at $1.6bn  —  Skyscanner has received nearly $192m from new investors, in a move that sees the Edinburgh-based online travel site enter the small club of British ‘unicorns’ …
Jan 12, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple Music now has more than 10M subscribers   —  Apple's music streaming subscribers top 10m  —  Apple has passed 10m subscribers for its music streaming service, taking six months to hit a milestone which took its arch-rival Spotify six years to hit, according to people familiar with the matter.
Jan 10, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context
Financial Times:
On-demand food delivery service Deliveroo raises $100M Series D led by DST and Greenoaks to expand to new markets in Asia, Australia, and Middle East   —  Takeaway start-up Deliveroo nets $100m in latest fundraising  —  Murad Ahmed and Malcolm Moore in London
Nov 23, 2015, 8:10 PMIn context
Kathrin Hille / Financial Times:
Russia's internet regulator changes position, says Twitter must store local user data within the country   —  Twitter told to store Russian data in Russia  —  The Russian government has demanded that Twitter store the data of its Russian users on servers hosted in the country …
Nov 11, 2015, 6:45 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Microsoft launches German data centers controlled by a third-party to shield customers from US government surveillance   —  Microsoft unveils German data plan to sidestep US snooping  —  Murad Ahmed in Berlin and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  Microsoft will allow foreign customers …
Nov 11, 2015, 5:55 AMIn context
Financial Times:
Fidelity wrote down the value of its stake in Snapchat by 25% in the third quarter   —  Snapchat stake marked down by investor Fidelity  —  Snapchat has been marked down by one of its most high-profile investors, raising further questions about the soaring valuations of private technology companies.
Nov 10, 2015, 12:05 PMIn context
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Snapchat says it now has 6B daily video views, up from 4B in September, and 2B in May   —  Snapchat triples video traffic as it closes the gap with Facebook  —  Snapchat is closing the gap with Facebook in the social networks' battle for scale in video.  The number of videos viewed …
Nov 8, 2015, 12:10 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Sources: Facebook's Notify app for news alerts to launch next week with dozens of media partners including Vogue, the Washington Post, and CBS   —  Facebook links with media groups to launch news app  —  Facebook is preparing its latest push into news with a new standalone app called Notify …
Nov 4, 2015, 2:50 PMIn context

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