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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Puls, a startup matching consumers with on-demand freelance technicians in 50+ US cities to fix common electronic devices, raises $50M Series C led by Temasek   —  Puls Technologies has raised $50 million to expand its business of providing on-the-go technicians to do tech support in your home.
Aug 28, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon opens its Prime Book Box service, which sends kids books on a regular basis for $23/box, to all Prime users in the US   —  Amazon has launched yet another Prime perk to all its members across the U.S.  —  The latest benefit isn't a free offering like many of the other perks that come as part of an annual Prime members.
Aug 28, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Anna Hensel / VentureBeat:
Bungalow, a San Francisco-based startup that vets and matches roommates looking for a place to rent, raises $14M Series A led by Khosla Ventures   —  If you're moving to a new city, finding a place to live is only half the battle.  There's also the challenge of finding roommates you click …
Aug 24, 2018, 12:50 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
New York-based 3D mapping startup Carmera, which uses delivery fleets to collect data, raises $20M Series B led by GV   —  Self-driving cars rely on a bevy of sensors — including cameras, lidar, and radars — to navigate their complex surroundings.  But sight is no substitute for maps …
Aug 23, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Nokia says its licensing fee for 5G standard essential patents will be a flat rate of €3 per device, lower than those announced by rivals Qualcomm and Ericsson   —  Trade wars generally aren't good for technology companies or consumers, and neither are patent battles …
Aug 22, 2018, 4:30 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Facebook says it will forego its 30% share of in-app revenue for Messenger's Instant Games on Android   —  Facebook has announced it is going to forego its 30 percent share of Instant Games in-app revenue on the Android platform.  —  Instant Games are casual titles that can be shared …
Aug 22, 2018, 8:10 AMIn context
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
HTC announces Vive Wireless Adapter, coming Sept. 24 for $300, allowing wireless usage of Vive and Vive Pro, though the Pro needs a $60 compatibility add-on   —  HTC's long-awaited Vive Wireless Adapter is almost ready to purchase, the company announced today, as the cutting-edge collaboration between …
Aug 21, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
Anna Hensel / VentureBeat:
Giphy refreshes its homepage to feature sets of GIFs around different trending topics, curated by an editorial team, called Stories   —  Giphy, the search engine for GIFs, is rolling out a redesigned homepage today to capitalize on GIFs' reputation for capturing memorable moments from live events.
Aug 20, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Karma, a food-ordering app for buying and selling surplus food from 1,500+ food outlets in London and Sweden, raises $12M Series A led by Kinnevik   —  Around one third of the food produced each year — 1.3 billion tons of it — is either lost or wasted, according to data from the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization.
Aug 20, 2018, 8:35 AMIn context
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
Tencent says PUBG Mobile, a scaled-down version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, crossed 100M downloads less than 4 months after its release on iOS and Android   —  PUBG Mobile has surpassed 100 million downloads on iOS and Android.  Publisher Tencent Games revealed that it has zipped past …
Aug 17, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context

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