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Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Samsung upgrades the S Pen to function as a remote for the Galaxy Note9 by using Bluetooth low energy and adds new colors   —  Samsung's new S-Pen isn't just a multi-colored stylus anymore.  —  With the upgrade to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the S-Pen gets its own reboot …
Aug 9, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Anchor announces Listener Support, a Patreon-style service that lets listeners pledge $0.99, $4.99, or $9.99 a month to podcasters   —  Anchor's been gaining a fair bit of steam lately with its dead simple mobile podcast editing app.  The New York startup has also been branching out in some interesting ways …
Aug 9, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku brings to the web The Roku Channel, its free ad-supported streaming video offering, and updates navigation on devices to add Featured Free section   —  Roku's homepage also expanded to include ‘Featured Free’ content  —  Roku is today bringing its free, streaming entertainment destination …
Aug 8, 2018, 5:15 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Beijing-based online video service infrastructure startup Moviebook raises $199M Series D led by AI startup SenseTime, following a $75M Series C in 2017   —  SenseTime may be best known as the world's highest-valued AI company — having raised $620 million at a valuation of over $4.5 billion — but it is also an investor, too.
Aug 8, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Patreon says it's acquiring white-labeled subscription service Memberful for an undisclosed sum, to be run as a separate business by its seven-person team   —  Patreon is forming a patronage empire.  Today it acquired white-labeled subscription membership platform Memberful …
Aug 8, 2018, 12:17 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LetGo, the second-hand shopping app, raises another $500M from Naspers, the South African e-commerce and media firm, source says at a $1.5B+ pre-money valuation   —  LetGo, the app-based marketplace for people to sell each other second-hand goods, has nabbed a great deal of its own.
Aug 8, 2018, 12:06 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches two AR games for Messenger video chat that can be played with up to six people   —  Facebook is diving deeper into in-house game development with the launch of its own version of Snapchat's multiplayer augmented reality video chat games.  Today, Facebook Messenger globally launches …
Aug 8, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat gets $250M investment from Saudi prince for 2.3%   —  Snap Inc got a fresh infusion of cash from the Saudi royal family to help it survive despite losing $353 million this quarter.  Prince Al-Waleed Talal tweeted a video of him and Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, noting that he's invested $250 million …
Aug 8, 2018, 12:10 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Sources: Slack is raising about $400M or more led by General Atlantic at a post-money valuation of at least $7B   —  Slack — the app that lets coworkers and others in professional circles chat with each other and call in data from hundreds of integrated apps in the name of getting more work done …
Aug 7, 2018, 11:15 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Scale, a managed marketplace for contractors who examine and categorize visual data to train AI systems, raises $18M Series B led by Index Ventures   —  The artificial intelligence revolution is underway in the world of technology, but as it turns out, some of the most faithful foot soldiers are still humans.
Aug 7, 2018, 5:45 PMIn context

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