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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited, a $2.99/month subscription service of curated content for kids, launches on iOS   —  Five and half years after it launched, one of the more popular apps for kids' reading and entertainment has finally arrived on the iOS.  Amazon FreeTime Unlimited …
Jun 22, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms that 3% of apps using Facebook Analytics had their weekly summary reports sent to their app's testers, who may have been outsiders   —  Set the “days without a Facebook's privacy problem” counter to zero.  This week, an alarmed developer contacted TechCrunch …
Jun 22, 2018, 1:33 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
After the acquisition, Twitter immediately shut down access to Smyte's API deserting its existing customers, who were using its anti-abuse and anti-fraud tools   —  Twitter today announced it was acquiring the “trust and safety as a service” startup Smyte to help it better address issues related …
Jun 22, 2018, 12:30 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
PayPal to buy Simility, a specialist in AI-based fraud and risk management, for $120M in cash; Simility had raised about $25M and was last valued at $52.75M   —  Payment provider PayPal continues apace with its acquisitions streak to bring more modern tools into its platform to serve its 237 million customers.
Jun 21, 2018, 5:35 PMIn context
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
A huge spreadsheet naming ICE employees gets yanked from GitHub and Medium   —  A massive database of current ICE employees scraped from public LinkedIn profiles has been removed from the tech platforms hosting the data.  The project was undertaken by Sam Lavigne, self-described artist …
Jun 21, 2018, 5:15 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber says its drivers have earned $600M+ in tips since it added tipping to its app a year ago; tipping grew 30% after introducing mid-trip tips in May   —  Since finally launching in-app tipping for drivers last year, Uber has facilitated more than $600 million worth of payments in tips to its drivers.
Jun 21, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
VIPKID, which links native English speakers with online learners, raises $500M Series D+ reportedly at a $3B+ valuation, says it has 40K teachers, 300K students   —  The online language school market is continuing to heat up, and a startup that connects English teachers with an audience …
Jun 21, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter acquires San Francisco-based Smyte, which offers tools to protect user accounts and stop online abuse, harassment, and spam   —  Twitter this morning announced it has agreed to buy San Francisco-based technology company Smyte, which describes itself as “trust and safety as a service.”
Jun 21, 2018, 9:10 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
German startup Silexica, which optimises how disparate applications work together on autonomous cars, raises $18M Series B led by EQT Ventures   —  As we inch closer to building increasingly autonomous cars, the complexities that these vehicles will present as programmable hardware are increasing …
Jun 21, 2018, 4:35 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Truepic, a San Diego-based image authentication startup used by Reddit to verify identities in AMAs, raises $8M Series A to tackle video deepfakes   —  How can you be sure an image wasn't Photoshopped?  Make sure it was shot with Truepic.  This startup makes a camera feature that shoots photos …
Jun 20, 2018, 6:45 PMIn context

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