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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
In a leaked internal memo, Facebook's outgoing head of public policy, Elliot Schrage, takes responsibility for the hiring of PR firm Definers   —  TechCrunch has attained an internal memo published by Facebook's outgoing head of public policy Elliot Schrage in which he blames himself for hiring PR firm Definers.
Nov 20, 2018, 9:51 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber partners with MV Transportation, a paratransit service provider, to improve access to wheelchair-friendly rides in six North American markets   —  Uber has long received flack for its lack of widely available wheelchair accessible rides.  Today, Uber is taking steps to ensure riders …
Nov 20, 2018, 6:30 PMIn context
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
PlayVS, which brings esports infrastructure to high schools in the US, raises $30.5M Series B after raising a $15M Series A in June 2018   —  PlayVS, the company bringing esports infrastructure to high schools across the country, has today announced the close of a $30.5 million Series B financing.
Nov 20, 2018, 4:06 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn launches Student Voices, its take on Snapchat Stories, for US colleges, and says it plans Stories-like features aimed at other sets of users too   —  No app is safe from the Stories plague  —  The social media singularity continues with the arrival of Snapchat Stories-style slideshows …
Nov 20, 2018, 3:00 PMIn context
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Agora, which helps developers integrate voice and video into their apps via APIs, raises $70M Series C led by Coatue Management   —  Agora, a developer of cloud communication APIs, will create products for new markets and verticals after raising a $70 million Series C led by Coatue Management.
Nov 20, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
After announcing it four months ago, Facebook is rolling out its “how long do I spend on Facebook” dashboard, but its insights are not very specific   —  Fifteen weeks after Facebook announced its “Your Time on Facebook” tool that counts how many minutes you spend on the app …
Nov 20, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram says it will use machine learning to find and remove inauthentic likes, follows, and comments from accounts using third-party apps to boost popularity   —  Instagram is fighting back against automated apps people use to leave spammy comments or follow then unfollow others in hopes of growing their audience.
Nov 19, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Eight parliaments are now demanding Zuckerberg answer questions about fake news and more, as Brazil, Latvia, and Singapore join a UK-led grand committee   —  Facebook's founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question …
Nov 19, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Snap launches Lens Creative Partners, a certification program for AR lens makers to craft branded lenses, in US, UK, Canada, and Australia   —  Snap has announced a partner program intended to make it easer for brands to get on board with — and pay for — its augmented reality 'lenses …
Nov 19, 2018, 10:15 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
San Francisco-based travel marketing platform Sojern raises $120M Series D led by TCV at a valuation of $300M+, says it's been profitable for last 13 quarters   —  Travel continues to be one of the biggest verticals online, projected to be worth over $1 trillion by 2022 …
Nov 18, 2018, 10:10 PMIn context

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