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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel's former CEO Paul Otellini has passed away at the age of 66; he joined Intel in 1974 and became its fifth CEO in 2005   —  Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini has passed away at the age of 66.  —  Otellini was a lifelong Intel employee who had silicon in his blood.
Oct 3, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
European Twilio rival MessageBird raises $60M Series A led by Accel and says it has bootstrapped its way to profitability   —  MessageBird, a European Twilio rival that says it bootstrapped its way to profitabilty early on, has raised its first notable equity financing via a $60 million series …
Oct 3, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony PlayStation chief Andrew House, who drove the strategy and launch of the PS4, is leaving after 27 years; deputy president John Kodera is taking over   —  Andrew House, the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has resigned from his post, and current deputy president, Tsuyoshi …
Oct 3, 2017, 6:00 AMIn context
Evan Blass / VentureBeat:
Alleged renders of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL leak, showing dual front facing speakers, redesigned launcher with a Google search bar above navigation buttons   —  Unlike Apple, Google tends to hold just a single major hardware launch per year — and just like last year's event, this one will also be held on October 4.
Oct 2, 2017, 3:54 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
BuildingConnected, a bid procurement platform for the building industry, raises $22M Series B led by Lightspeed Venture Partners   —  BuildingConnected, a bid procurement platform for the building industry, has raised $22 million in a series B round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners …
Sep 29, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Podcast startup Anchor raises $10M Series A led by GV for its audio broadcasting app, which makes it easy for creators to record and distribute audio   —  A recent spate of investments in the podcast space continues today with news that Anchor has raised $10 million in a series A round of funding led by Google's venture capital arm, GV.
Sep 29, 2017, 8:20 AMIn context
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
EU regulators say tech giants are still not doing enough to voluntarily remove hate speech and terrorist content, will review rules in six months   —  European regulators are giving Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube six months to voluntarily get more aggressive about blocking …
Sep 28, 2017, 8:55 AMIn context
Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat:
Google acquires Bitium to boost its cloud identity management capabilities   —  Google today announced it is acquiring Bitium.  Financial details were not disclosed, but Bitium will be joining the Google Cloud team.  —  Founded in March 2012, Bitium provides identity and access management …
Sep 26, 2017, 4:00 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Firefox 57 beta, called Firefox Quantum, arrives with major visual overhaul and faster next-generation engine   —  Mozilla today updated the beta version and developer version of its browser to Firefox Quantum.  “Since the version number — 57 — can't really convey the magnitude of the changes we've made …
Sep 26, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Kik says it raised $98.8M in ICO sale from over 10,000 people, with $42M coming in the first 24 hours   —  Chat app Kik announced today that it has raised nearly $100 million from more than 10,000 people in its token distribution event.  In fact, $42 million of the $98.8 million was raised …
Sep 26, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context

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