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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Legal tech startup Atrium's business model incentivizes efficiency over milking billable hours, as most law firms do, giving it a leg up in automating busywork   —  Law firms have little incentive to build or buy software that will save their lawyers time since they often bill clients by the hour.
Jun 22, 2019, 12:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says user Libra transaction data will not be shared with Facebook and will not be used for ad targeting or ranking users' News Feed   —  The use cases, technology, and motive behind the new digital money  —  Facebook has finally revealed the details of its cryptocurrency Libra …
Jun 18, 2019, 5:25 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
IRL, a teen-focused social calendar that provides event recommendations and allows users to follow curators, headliners, and venues, raises $8M Series A   —  Instagram for RSVPs  —  Why is there no app where you can follow party animals, concert snobs, or conference butterflies for their curated suggestions of events?
Jun 16, 2019, 4:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
After shutting down its Research and Onavo programs, Facebook releases its similar Study From Facebook app for Android, saying it's more transparent than before   —  Facebook shut down its Research and Onavo programs after TechCrunch exposed how the company paid teenagers for root access …
Jun 11, 2019, 12:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
To better compete with TikTok, Instagram adds song lyrics for Stories using the Music sticker   —  Lip-syncing jumpstarted TikTok's to the center of teen culture, arguably displacing Instagram .  Now the Facebook-owned app is striking back with a new feature that lets you displays lyrics …
Jun 6, 2019, 4:00 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Facebook to release a white paper explaining its cryptocurrency's basics on June 18, ahead of a formal launch in 2020   —  Facebook is finally ready to reveal details about its cryptocurrency codenamed Libra.  It's currently scheduled for a June 18th release of a white paper explaining …
Jun 6, 2019, 1:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook introduces Avatars, its Bitmoji competitor, launching the look-alike stickers feature today in Australia for use in Messenger and News Feed comments   —  Stickers that look like you  —  Ditch those generic emoji.  Facebook's new Avatars feature lets you customize a virtual lookalike …
Jun 3, 2019, 11:55 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sofar Sounds, which charges users $15-$30 to attend concerts in people's living rooms while paying bands just $100 for a 25-minute set, raises $25M Series B   —  Tired of noisy music venues where you can hardly see the stage?  Sofar Sounds puts on concerts in people's living rooms …
May 25, 2019, 11:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
PlanetScale, a database-as-a-service startup based on Vitess, the tech that helped scale YouTube, raises $22M Series A led by a16z   —  PlanetScale's founders invented the technology called Vitess that scaled YouTube and Dropbox.  Now they're selling it to any enterprise that wants their data both secure and consistently accessible.
May 23, 2019, 12:45 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Future, a $150/month fitness app which assigns users a human trainer who builds personalized workouts and proactively checks progress, raises $8.5M Series A   —  Push button, get healthy  —  The only way to beat laziness is with guilt, so that's what Future sells.
May 23, 2019, 10:25 AMIn context

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