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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Intel Capital announces investments totalling $60M in 15 big data startups, says it has invested a total of $566M in startups in 2017 overall   —  Intel Capital, the investment arm of the processor giant, is today announcing its latest tranche of investments, a total of nearly $60 million …
Oct 19, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Play rolls out “Try It Now” button for Android Instant Apps, updates Editor's Choice section and Play Console   —  Google today is announcing a number of changes to its Google Play app store, the most notable being a new way to try apps immediately without having to first install them on your mobile device.
Oct 19, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook begins letting developers monetize Messenger's Instant Games with in-app purchases and video ads   —  Facebook is finally giving developers a reason to build games for Messenger while also opening a new revenue stream for the chat app.  After launching HTML5 ‘Instant Games’ inside Messenger …
Oct 19, 2017, 1:18 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Swedish lock giant Assa Abloy, which owns Yale and other brands, acquires smart lock maker August Home, which had raised around $75M   —  Oct 19, 2017, 11:26 amOct 19, 2017, 3:48 pm  —  The smart home market continues to heat up, and the legacy giants do not want to get locked out: quite literally.
Oct 19, 2017, 8:10 AMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
MongoDB prices IPO above range at $24, may raise up to $220.8M at a valuation of about $1.2B   —  MongoDB has finished up what is essentially the final step in going public, pricing its IPO at $24and raising $192 million in the process.  —  The company will debut on the public markets tomorrow …
Oct 18, 2017, 8:30 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Blue Apron to lay off 6%, or more than 250 employees after going public earlier this year   —  As Blue Apron approaches its next earnings report in a couple of weeks, the company said Wednesday that it is laying off 6 percent of its staff as part of “a company-wide realignment of personnel to support its strategic priorities.”
Oct 18, 2017, 6:30 PMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
eBay narrowly beats Q3 estimates with $2.4B revenue, up 9% YoY, as GMV rises 8% YoY to $21.7B; StubHub revenue reaches $275M, up 5% YoY   —  eBay is not having a great afternoon after posting a pretty ho-hum third quarter that fit roughly in line with analyst estimates, but perhaps not seeing …
Oct 18, 2017, 4:44 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook officially starts rolling out its discovery-focused “Explore Feed” on desktop and mobile   —  Facebook's tests of an alternative News Feed dubbed the “Explore” feed have progressed to a full rollout, the company now confirms.  Previously available on mobile devices …
Oct 18, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google releases a beta version of its iOS Gmail app on TestFlight that lets users add non-Google accounts, like Outlook, Yahoo, Hotmail   —  Google wants to make Gmail the place where you check all your email accounts, not just your Google accounts.  The company announced this week it's testing …
Oct 18, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Michigan-based SaaS firm Duo Security raises $70M Series D at a valuation of $1.17B, led by Meritech Capital Partners and Lead Edge Capital   —  Duo Security today announced its Series D funding that puts the company in unicorn territory.  The company raised $70 million led by Meritech Capital Partners …
Oct 18, 2017, 8:40 AMIn context

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