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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
BlackBerry to acquire cybersecurity firm Cylance, which provides an AI-based advanced threat detection platform, for $1.4B in cash   —  The rumors, it seems, were true — BlackBerry is acquiring cybersecurity startup Cylance in an all-cash deal worth $1.4 billion.
Nov 16, 2018, 6:15 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Firefox debuts Price Wise, an experimental price-tracking plug-in that lets users add products from Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Walmart, Home Depot to a watch list   —  Mozilla is introducing a duo of new experimental Firefox features today as part of its Test Pilot program.
Nov 12, 2018, 3:50 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Framer, an Amsterdam-based UI prototyping platform, raises $24M Series B led by Atomico, with Accel and AngelList participating   —  Dutch design prototyping startup Framer has raised $24 million in a series B round of funding led by Atomico, with participation from Accel and AngelList.
Nov 12, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Xiaomi opens its first UK store in London and rolls out the flagship Mi 8 Pro, alongside other products, as it continues its push into Europe   —  Xiaomi marked its official entry into the U.K. today with the launch of the Mi 8 Pro, a smartphone with a 6.21-inch screen, alongside a range of other products …
Nov 8, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
RealtimeBoard, a whiteboarding platform that allows teams to collaborate remotely, raises $25M Series A led by Accel, with Altair Capital participating   —  RealtimeBoard, a whiteboarding platform that allows teams to collaborate remotely, has raised $25 million in a series A round of funding led by Accel …
Nov 8, 2018, 9:10 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google says it has invested $100M+ in YouTube's Content ID system, up from $60M two years ago, and has given $3B+ to rights-holders, up from $2B+ in 2016   —  As part of longstanding efforts to prove that it's serious about combating piracy, Google today revealed some updated numbers from across its various digital products.
Nov 7, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Instacart begins rolling out its pickup grocery service, Instacart Pickup, across the US   —  Instacart has announced that its launching its new pickup grocery service across the U.S.  —  The San Francisco-based company has been trialing a pickup service since at least June …
Nov 7, 2018, 11:00 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
PredictHQ, which uses big data to predict spikes in local demand for companies like Uber, Domino's, and Booking.com, raises $10M Series A   —  If you've ever tried to hail an Uber in the midst of a major sports event or during a torrential downpour, you may have noticed that the price you're quoted is higher than normal.
Nov 6, 2018, 9:05 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon expands free shipping to all US customers during the holiday season, waiving the $25 minimum spend amount   —  Amazon has announced its latest plan to coin in on the lucrative Christmas shopping extravaganza: free deliveries for all customers with no minimum spend required.
Nov 5, 2018, 5:25 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Uber launches Uber Eats for Business, integrated into Uber for Business and available today in US   —  In 2014, Uber launched two notable expansions to its core ride-hailing service: Uber for Business, which makes it easier for employees to bill their trips to their company; and UberFresh …
Nov 1, 2018, 12:50 PMIn context

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