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Gregory Barber / Wired:
Coinbase acquires the five-person team behind Distributed Systems to help Coinbase find ways to integrate decentralized identity across its services   —  EARLIER THIS YEAR, the executors of #DeleteFacebook engaged in a form of decentralized group therapy.  Catharsis came in a zip file downloaded …
Aug 15, 2018, 2:12 PMIn context
Lara O'Reilly / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T confirms it will buy AppNexus, which operates one of the largest independent ad exchanges; sources last week said the price was expected to be around $1.6B   —  Following acquisitions of AppNexus and Time Warner, telecom giant wants to do more than capitalize on its own content
Jun 25, 2018, 3:50 PMIn context
Ilyse Liffreing / Digiday:
Direct-to-consumer brands lower their Facebook ad spend and turn to radio, print, and Instagram as competition for space has made Facebook ads too expensive   —  Four years ago, when Rich Fulop founded Brooklinen, the direct-to-consumer luxury bedding startup, the customer acquisition strategy …
Jun 11, 2018, 6:50 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Behind the long-running dispute between Facebook and WhatsApp's founders about monetizing WhatsApp with ads, which led them to leave with $1.3B on the table   —  After a long dispute over how to produce more revenue with ads and data, the messaging app's creators are walking away leaving about $1.3 billion on the table
Jun 5, 2018, 12:00 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's executive reshuffle might reduce the autonomy of Instagram and WhatsApp but could give the company the ability to execute a more coherent strategy   —  Facebook was a mess.  The independence it dangled to close acquisition deals with Instagram and WhatsApp turned the company into a tangle of overlapping products.
May 8, 2018, 11:30 PMIn context
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Eightfold.ai, an AI-based talent acquisition and management platform, raises $24M Series B from investors including Lightspeed and Foundation Capital   —  Two former product wizards from Facebook and Google are combining Silicon Valley's buzziest buzz words — search, artificial intelligence …
Apr 18, 2018, 8:20 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple acquires digital newsstand Texture, which gives its readers access to ~200 magazines for $10/month, as it doubles down on content “from trusted sources”   —  As the debate continues over fake news and the role that aggregators like Facebook have played in spreading it …
Mar 12, 2018, 11:42 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Canada-based Igloo Software, which makes a platform that integrates enterprise software, raises $47M Series C led by Frontier Capital   —  The market for social media and collaboration services for enterprises — made popular by the recent, rapid growth and emergence of platforms like Slack …
Jan 10, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts Did You Know questionnaires, so users can answer questions about themselves, reminiscent of tbh, which has tanked in App Store since acquisition   —  Facebook wants you to share a bit more about yourself on your profile, so today it's launching a new feature to web and mobile users called …
Dec 5, 2017, 3:29 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Onavo Protect, VPN app bought in '13, gave Facebook app usage data that affected decisions like WhatsApp acquisition, adding Stories to Instagram, more   —  Information from data-security app shows company what people do on their phones beyond suite of firm's apps
Aug 13, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context

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