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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Handshake, a LinkedIn for university students and diversity, raises $40M Series C on a $275M valuation after hitting 14M users in the US across 700 universities   —  LinkedIn has created and — with 562 million users — leads the market in social platforms for people who want to network …
Oct 31, 2018, 1:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google introduces “Emoji Minis” in Gboard for Android and iOS, which uses machine learning to create customizable emoji-sized stickers based on users' selfies   —  Last summer, Google introduced its own take on Bitmoji with the launch of “Mini” stickers in its keyboard app, Gboard …
Oct 31, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg has been summoned to appear before an “international grand committee” of Canadian and UK MPs to discuss fake news on November 27   —  Two separate parliamentary committees, in the UK and Canada, have issued an unprecedented international joint summons for Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before them.
Oct 31, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Audit finds a US Geological Survey network in South Dakota was infected with malware after an unnamed employee visited thousands of porn pages on his laptop   —  A U.S. government network was infected with malware thanks to one employee's “extensive history” of watching porn on his work computer, investigators have found.
Oct 31, 2018, 2:55 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg says sharing is shifting to private chat, where users send 100B messages per day on Facebook's apps, and Stories, used by 1B+ people per day   —  The News Feed won't sustain Facebook forever, and that's scaring investors.  Today on Facebook's earnings call …
Oct 30, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AppZen, which analyzes employee expenses to find non-compliance and fraud, raises $35M Series B, led by Lightspeed, at a ~$175M valuation   —  The march to add more artificial intelligence-powered tools into the enterprise stack continues apace, and today another startup has raised a growth round …
Oct 30, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook lost 1M DAUs in Europe and stayed flat in North America as scandals and low engagement with teens affected business; revenue also missed expectations   —  After last quarter's bloodbath earnings report that cut 20 percent from Facebook's share price, the social network stumbled in Q3 2018 …
Oct 30, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Waze adds an audio player to its app that supports Pandora, Stitcher, Deezer, iHeartRadio, NPR, Scribd, and TuneIn, for more seamless listening while driving   —  Drivers can now listen to their favorite tunes without having to leave the Waze navigation app.
Oct 30, 2018, 3:35 PMIn context
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Concord, which wants to make it easier for companies to manage contracts, raises $25M Series B led by Tenaya Capital   —  Concord is raising a new $25 million funding round led by Tenaya Capital, with existing investors CRV and Alven also participating.  The company is building a platform …
Oct 30, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sentieo, a startup with an investment research software suite, raises $19M Series A round, led by Centana, to be the AI-powered Bloomberg Terminal   —  To get an edge on the market, investors must look beyond traditional financial info like revenue and profits.
Oct 30, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context

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