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Anna Hensel / VentureBeat:
Walmart Labs CTO Jeremy King says it plans to hire 2,000 more “technologists” by the year's end to work on Walmart's tech, adding to its 6,000 current staff   —  As Walmart's continues to face stiff competition in the ecommerce space, most notably from Amazon …
Jun 20, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Stephanie Chan / VentureBeat:
Sensor Tower data: Epic Games' Fortnite has generated $100M revenue on iOS in its first 90 days on the platform   —  Epic Games' hit game Fortnite has hit yet another milestone on mobile.  Since its iOS launch in mid-March, it has generated $100 million in revenue on those devices in 90 days, according to market analyst Sensor Tower.
Jun 20, 2018, 11:55 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Meditation app Calm raises $27M Series A led by Insight Venture Partners at a pre-money valuation of $250M   —  Meditation startup Calm has raised $27 million in a series A round of funding led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from Ashton Kutcher's Sound Ventures and …
Jun 20, 2018, 8:55 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Adobe improves Adobe Scan for Android and iOS with its Sensei machine learning tech and introduces new PDF integrations with Microsoft Office 365   —  Adobe today announced a slew of updates and integrations across Adobe Document Cloud, its suite of cloud-based apps for converting and processing PDFs.
Jun 19, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Bancor to launch a new blockchain service in Kenya to foster the creation of community currencies that use tokens for local commerce and P2P payments   —  Cryptocurrency platform Bancor announced today that it will launch a new blockchain service in Kenya as part of a financial system designed to help alleviate poverty.
Jun 18, 2018, 6:30 PMIn context
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
UK-based enterprise email security startup Tessian raises $13M Series A led by Balderton Capital and Accel   —  Tessian of London announced today that it has raised $13 million in venture capital as the U.K.-based company seeks to automate the problem of enterprise email security.
Jun 18, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Paris-based Back Market, a marketplace for used and refurbished gadgets that operates in six countries including US, raises €41M Series B led by Groupe Arnault   —  Paris-based Back Market announced today that it has raised $48 million in venture capital as the market for used and refurbished gadgets continues to soar.
Jun 18, 2018, 4:55 AMIn context
Anna Hensel / VentureBeat:
Ohio-based Mezu, which enables P2P payments without sharing any personal info by employing one-time use codes, raises $10M Series A   —  For many peer-to-peer payment apps, the way to send money to other users is simple — enter the recipient's name or phone number and the amount of money and hit send.
Jun 17, 2018, 7:25 PMIn context
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Cellular standards organization 3GPP approves 5G standalone specifications, allowing for development of 5G products that don't depend on 4G   —  Working under the auspices of international standards organization 3GPP, the mobile industry today confirmed that it has achieved a critical milestone …
Jun 15, 2018, 3:35 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Helped by AI, Microsoft says the Windows 10 April 2018 Update is now on 250M devices, the fastest version of Windows 10 to reach the milestone   —  Like other tech giants, Microsoft wants everyone to know that the company is heavily investing in AI.  The latest example in this quest …
Jun 14, 2018, 1:25 PMIn context

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