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Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Messaging and video conferencing startup Fuze raises $150M; PitchBook: the raise was done at a $400M valuation, compared to previous raise at $765M   —  A steep downround as the workplace tool battles Slack and Zoom.  —  Fuze, a messaging and video conferencing company to use with your colleagues at work …
May 13, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Rani Molla / Recode:
YouGov survey finds Snapchat brand's user sentiment declined 73% among US consumers aged 18-34 following redesign; satisfaction levels similarly declined   —  Their opinion of Snapchat's brand has taken a major hit.  —  Snapchat users have a much more negative view of the brand since Snap redesigned the app in January.
May 11, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Facebook launching new team of fewer than 12 to explore blockchain tech, led by David Marcus and including Instagram's VPs of engineering and product   —  What is the blockchain?  Facebook wants to find out, too.  —  What is the blockchain?  And how should Facebook be using it?
May 8, 2018, 5:28 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook adds Jeff Zients, the director of the National Economic Council for Obama for three years, to its board, filling Jan Koum's seat   —  Zients, who is the CEO of Cranemere Group Limited, will officially join the board at the end of the month.  —  Facebook has a new board member …
May 8, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Facebook appoints CPO Chris Cox to lead Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger apps; CTO Mike Schroepfer to oversee AR/VR, AI, blockchain, more   —  WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook's core app are getting new leaders as part of a massive executive reorg.
May 8, 2018, 4:02 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Emails shine light on diversity policy for board hires at Amazon, an industry laggard that counts 0 people of color on board and ~74% of its execs as white men   —  “We don't need more effort, we need COURAGE.”  —  In 2018, Amazon is a model for business excellence in many ways.
May 8, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube quietly reached an agreement with Vevo last year to sell Vevo's clips directly to advertisers as part of Google Preferred   —  Good for YouTube and for the music labels.  What about for Vevo?  —  The world's biggest video site is also the world's biggest music video site.
May 7, 2018, 6:20 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Warner Music Group has sold 75% of its stake in Spotify for ~$400M; Sony said last week it sold about half of its Spotify shares for ~$750M   —  First Sony, now Warner Music Group.  —  As Spotify was getting its subscription music service off the ground, the world's biggest music labels took equity stakes in the company.
May 7, 2018, 10:55 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard has raised $30M+ over the last 18 months from a16z, pro sports teams, others for his new ticketing startup Rival   —  His startup, Rival, has raised more than $30 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Upfront Ventures and several pro sports teams.
May 4, 2018, 7:55 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Zynga founder Mark Pincus reducing his voting power in the social gaming firm from a 70% to 10% stake, will remain on board but as non-executive chairman   —  In an unusual move, Pincus doesn't want the final say anymore and wanted more freedom.  —  In an unusual move for a Silicon Valley company …
May 2, 2018, 4:22 PMIn context

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