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Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Court docs: FBI served Google a warrant with gag order for info on all users at two locations, a space of 45 hectares, amid robberies; Google didn't provide it   —  The FBI asked Google to provide information on its users who'd been at two of nine locations at certain times, as investigators tried to find leads in an armed robbery case.
Aug 15, 2018, 6:35 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Bumble announces Bumble Fund, a $1M+ fund aimed at startups founded and led by females with investments of $5,000-$250,000   —  Bumble Fund at work: Cleo Capital managing director and fund adviser Sarah Kunst, left, poses with Bumble COO Sarah Jones Simmer, right, and recently-backed entrepreneur Anasofia Gomez.
Aug 15, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Report finds 18 Android tracking apps have flaws allowing account access; Korean app Couple Vow left 1.7M users' plain text passwords and data exposed on server   —  Android “tracker” apps aimed at couples and concerned parents are being widely sold on Google Play, even though many contain serious vulnerabilties.
Aug 13, 2018, 4:45 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Domino Data, which helps companies make use of data science, raises $40M Series D from Coatue Management and Sequoia; source says firm now valued at $250M   —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  Domino Data Lab CEO Nick Elprin says he's building a system of record for data scientists.
Aug 8, 2018, 3:15 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Customer messaging unicorn Intercom debuts its app store with 100+ apps from partners including Google, Stripe, Salesforce, Atlassian, and Marketo   —  A look at Intercom's app store.  —  Ask Intercom CEO Eoghan McCabe about what he calls the “p word,” and he'll wince like he's describing an overripe fruit.
Jul 31, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Alex Fang / Forbes:
Chinese social commerce startup Pinduoduo closes at $26.70 on Nasdaq, up more than 40% on its first day of trading, after raising $1.63B in its IPO   —  Colin Huang, founder of Chinese e-commerce firm Pinduoduo, has joined the ranks of the world's billionaires following the company's debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.
Jul 26, 2018, 5:40 PMIn context
Jeff Kauflin / Forbes:
Boston-based Flywire, which helps universities, hospitals, and businesses accept payments made in foreign currencies, raises $100M Series D led by Temasek   —  Flywire CEO Mike Massaro has helped build a payments company that expects to reach $100 million in annualized revenue this year.
Jul 26, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Divvy, a Utah-based real-time expense tracking startup, raises $35M Series B after $10.5M Series A in May; source: Divvy valuation nearly tripled to $150M-$200M   —  Divvy CEO Blake Murray raised two funding rounds in three months without leaving his office in Utah.
Jul 24, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Alan Ohnsman / Forbes:
Autonomous truck startup Embark Trucks raises $30M Series B led by Sequoia Capital, bringing total funding to $47M, to expand its fleet from five to 100   —  Embark co-founders Alex Rodrigues, left, and Brandon Moak with their fleet of autonomous semi-trucks at the startup's operations center in Ontario, California.
Jul 19, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Forbes:
Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo lays off majority of staff in the US as insiders say it is scaling back its global operations to focus on China   —  Chris Taylor rides an Ofo bike in Seattle, the company's first city in the U.S. Taylor resigned from Ofo two weeks ago.
Jul 18, 2018, 11:10 PMIn context

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