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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
DroneBase, which connects drone users with commercial customers for specific jobs, raises $12M Series B co-led by Upfront Ventures and Union Square Ventures   —  If you have purchased a drone in the last year or two, there's a high likelihood that it only emerges from your gadget closet a few times per year, if that.
Feb 16, 2018, 5:50 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google releases Gmail Go, a scaled-down version that takes up less storage space, on Android, following YouTube Go, Assistant Go, and others   —  Google has added a notable addition to its line of “Go” edition apps - the lightweight apps designed primarily for emerging markets - with the launch of Gmail Go.
Feb 15, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Facebook partners with Lyft, Chase, Save the Children, and others to bolster its Community Help efforts by offering more information on food, transport, shelter   —  Facebook is amping up its Community Help efforts, now enabling companies like Lyft, Chase, International Medical Corps and Save …
Feb 15, 2018, 12:00 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Korean messaging platform Kakao's game business, Kakao Games, raises $130M from Tencent and others ahead of IPO   —  Korea's dominant messaging firm Kakao is back raising funds after its games business, a standalone unit that is headed for an IPO, pulled in $130 million (140 billion KRW) …
Feb 15, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
CommonSense Robotics, which develops AI and robotics tech to help online grocery retailers expedite delivery, raises $20M Series A led by Playground Global   —  CommonSense Robotics, an Israel-based startup developing AI and robotics tech to help online grocery retailers speed up fulfilment and delivery …
Feb 15, 2018, 8:00 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
JD.com raises ~$2.5B by selling stake in its logistics business to investors including Hillhouse Capital and Tencent at $13.5B valuation, will retain 81% stake   —  JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce giant that is Alibaba's closest rival, is raising giving its logistics business a huge boost …
Feb 14, 2018, 11:30 PMIn context
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Web bot threat detection startup Stealth Security raises $8M Series A from Shasta Ventures, bringing total raised to $12.5M   —  We live in world where bots are operating all over the internet.  Like Glinda in the Wizard of Oz asking Dorothy if she is a good witch or a bad witch …
Feb 14, 2018, 5:20 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Industrial AR headset maker RealWear raises $17M Series A led by Columbia Ventures, says it had $2M in 2017 revenue   —  As the augmented reality industry slowly matures and those within it look to realize the path to ubiquity they have been preaching, it turns out they're showing more appreciation …
Feb 14, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Vimeo rolls out tool to live stream on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Periscope simultaneously   —  Video platform Vimeo is today rolling out new features designed to simplify video distribution across social networks, including one tool that allows live video to be streamed to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Periscope at the same time.
Feb 14, 2018, 2:35 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook begins rolling out Messenger Kids to Android users in the US   —  Facebook's controversial app Messenger Kids, which lets parents control who kids can talk to, is today rolling out to Android devices in the U.S. with its launch on Google Play.  The app will also now include a variety …
Feb 14, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context

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