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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says that between Sept. 13 and Sept. 25 a photo API bug gave user-approved apps access to photos that were uploaded but never shared by ~6.8M users   —  Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as a Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers …
Dec 14, 2018, 10:27 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter says global government demands for data about users or takedowns of posts increased by 80% in the first half of 2018, with ~87% from Turkey and Russia   —  Twitter says the number of government demands for data on its users has shot up in the past year.
Dec 14, 2018, 7:30 AMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Amsterdam-based e-scooter startup Dott, founded by former Ofo exec Maxim Romain, raises €20M led by EQT Ventures and Naspers   —  The funding extravaganza may be approaching its end for scooter “unicorns” Lime and Bird, but smaller startups in the micro-mobility space have continued …
Dec 14, 2018, 2:15 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Tumblr reappeared on the App Store this week, after being pulled in November over child pornography concerns and 10 days after announcing a ban on adult content   —  Tumblr is back.  Sort of.  The social blogging platform reappeared on Apple's App Store this week, some three weeks after being pulled over child pornography concerns.
Dec 13, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Juniper Square, which operates a platform for commercial real estate investment firms, raises $25M Series B led by Ribbit Capital   —  Juniper Square, a four-year-old startup at the intersection of enterprise software, real estate and financial technology, has brought in an additional $25 million …
Dec 13, 2018, 4:00 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
South African fintech startup Jumo, which specializes in microloans, savings, and insurance, adds $12.5M to $52M round from September as it expands into Asia   —  Months after a big round, African fintech startup Jumo has pulled in a fresh $12.5 million to add more fuel for its expansion into Asia Pacific.
Dec 13, 2018, 1:25 PMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Online design marketplace Minted, which sells stationery, art, and home decor, raises $208M Series E led by Permira, bringing total raised to $300M   —  Minted, a company we've been covering on this site for a decade-plus, plans to double down on its wholesale and licensing business …
Dec 13, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Robinhood launches checking and savings accounts in the US with a 3% interest rate and no minimum balance or fees for overdrafts or foreign transactions   —  Robinhood is undercutting the big banks by forgoing brick-and-mortar branches with its new zero-fee checking and savings account features.
Dec 13, 2018, 10:30 AMIn context
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Finalcad, a mobile platform that allows the construction industry to digitize its processes, raises $40M Series C led by London-based Draper Esprit   —  Finalcad, a mobile platform that enables the construction industry to digitize much of its processes, has closed $40 million in Series C funding.
Dec 13, 2018, 7:15 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Southeast Asian ride hailing service Grab raises $150M from Yamaha Motor as part of its ongoing Series H round, which is targeted at $3B   —  Grab, the Southeast Asia ride-hailing firm that bought out Uber's local business, has added another investor to its rolling cast of backers …
Dec 13, 2018, 4:15 AMIn context

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