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Alice Woodhouse / Financial Times:
Chinese bike-sharing company Mobike announces $600M round led by Tencent to fuel global expansion, plans to be in 200 cities this year, up from current 100   —  Read next … Chinese bike-sharing company Mobike has raised more than $600m in a funding round led by internet giant Tencent to fuel its global expansion.
Jun 15, 2017, 11:15 PMIn context
Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
Google's Contributor services now let some publishers ask ad-block users to whitelist sites or pay a small fee per page view to make up for lost ad revenue   —  Group to launch ‘funding choices’ and charge people through new Contributor service  —  Read next
Jun 2, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Nicholas Megaw / Financial Times:
Alfa, a UK-based financial software provider, closed up 30% on its first day of trading Friday, after raising £254M in what was UK's biggest tech IPO since 2015   —  Stock market capitalisation of financial software group rises to more than £1bn  —  Read next
May 29, 2017, 4:55 AMIn context
Jane Croft / Financial Times:
How technology from startups like Ravn, Luminance, and Lex Machina are automating the tasks currently done by junior lawyers and paralegals   —  ‘Lawtech’ sifts and summarises data with speed and precision to replace routine tasks  —  Read next … After more than five years at a leading City law firm …
May 8, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context
Financial Times:
Spotify, Deezer, Rocket Internet, others sign letter to European Commission urging antitrust action against Apple and Google   —  Brussels urged to take action against those abusing mobile and app store dominance  —  Read next … Spotify and a host of European internet businesses have called …
May 5, 2017, 4:40 PMIn context
Nicole Bullock / Financial Times:
Cloudera prices IPO at $15/share, above $12-$14 range, raising $225M and valuing the company at about $1.9B   —  Sign that unicorns are being forced to accept big discounts on former valuations  —  Read next … Cloudera, once one of the most highly valued private tech companies …
Apr 27, 2017, 11:00 PMIn context
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
British digital health firm Babylon raises $60M to improve its AI that diagnoses illnesses, sources say at a valuation of over $200M   —  UK tech group says new funding will help its software predict future health problems  —  Read next … British digital healthcare company Babylon …
Apr 25, 2017, 5:25 AMIn context
Leslie Hook / Financial Times:
Sources: Lyft raises $500M at a $6.9B valuation, a 50% increase over its January 2016 valuation   —  Read next … Lyft has raised more than $500m at a valuation of $6.9bn, according to three people familiar with the matter, as investors back the Uber rival's continued expansion across the United States.
Apr 6, 2017, 1:19 PMIn context
Pan Kwan Yuk / Financial Times:
Yext, maker of a “knowledge engine” that helps businesses sync their data across services like Google Maps, Instagram, and Siri, has filed for $100M IPO   —  Read next … Make way for another tech IPO.  —  Hot on the heels of Snap's frenzied debut, Yext …
Mar 13, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Financial Times:
Sources: Softbank to sell 25% of UK chip designer ARM, worth about $8B, to SoftBank-led Saudi-backed $100B Vision Fund   —  Son puts stake worth $8bn in UK's largest tech company into $100bn Vision Fund  —  Read next … Japan's SoftBank is set to sell a roughly $8bn stake in Arm …
Mar 8, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context

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